There are many reasons why your website or blog may not be getting enough traffic. Things like the age of the domain, the reputation of the author, number and type of references (incoming links), content, backlink, Search Engine Optimization(SEO), Marketing, Social Media strategy and content freshness play their role.
1. Just Started as Blogger
This is where patience and persistence come in. You will not have thousands of people turning
up the next day to read your blog if you have only just started blogging. It is a journey of
many steps and this where your character will be tested as you build traffic one step at a
time one blog at a time.
2. You are not posting frequently enough
Do you just write an article when the mood suits you? If you want people to become regular
readers of your blog then you need to be consistent. Have you noticed that Magazines come out
every week or every month. Newspapers come out every day, hail, snow or shine. Post regularly
and consistently and you will build a loyal readership.
3. Poor content
You are writing posts that people are finding boring or irrelevant. It is not hard to change
that if you are listening to your audience and helping solve their problems and maybe even
4. Not engaging with others
Comment on other peoples blogs go out an interview top bloggers or successful people either
online or in person. Ask to be a guest blogger. Take advantage of the other people’s networks.
5. Your Blog Isn’t Mobile-Responsive.
Your website should be responsive. If your website is not mobile optimized, it won’t be
featured in mobile search results. Use this tool to see if Google views you as mobile-
6. poor search engine optimization
Google will send readers your way if you have optimized your blog for search engines You need
to learn the importance of the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
7. Lack of Guest Posts
It’s a personal peeve of mine to read through struggling blogs that refuse to utilize other writers for guest posts. Guest posting serves the struggling blogger well; it allows you to open the blog to other opinions and benefit potential audience that could follow the guest writer. Guest posting also shows your readers that you’re open to dialog among your audience. When you post a piece from a guest writer, you’re effectively telling your readers, “This is one writer’s take on what we talk about here. What do you think?” Additionally, guest posters are most likely to share and promote their posts on your blog through social media and their own sites which means added traffic.
8 . You Don’t Practice Deep Linking On Your Blog.
Posting quality and relevant links are particularly useful from an SEO perspective. The more popular and relevant links you include on your blog, the higher your blog is likely to rank on Google when people search for topics related to those covered in your posts. But don’t clog your homepage with dozens of links—only post topical links to sites that offer compelling content that directly contributes to your blog’s conversation. Linking to good content also increases the chances that newcomers will stumble across your blog.
9. Keyword Placement
Most people are at least aware of keywords, and title tags, and have at least a vague idea of
how it all works together. Keyword optimization is one such shortcoming. From the list of
keywords, you can develop a list of articles. Using the list of articles, you can create your
10. Focusing on Multiple Niche
If you are writing for everyone and posting stories that are about everything you need to get
focused. Write articles that are specifically about one industry, topic or niche. Know your
market and stick to it. Don’t go off topic.
11. No Sharing After Publishing
One of the strengths of social media is its power and leverage to get your content out to
other platforms and channels where your audience is hanging out. So put your videos on
YouTube, post your articles to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and don’t forget others like
Technorati and Digg. Use you blog as a homebase and distribute and leverage your content to
your social media outposts.
Promote your content as:
Add sharing buttons to your blog article.
Share content at the peak times for your audience’s social activity.
Share your article on Twitter with images.
Share content multiple times on every social site.
Keep up with your content as it circulates on social, and be sure to participate in the
Encourage blog authors, contributors, and team members to use their existing social networks
to share the article.
Here are some areas you can share:
LinkedIn (also groups)
12. Website is slow
We know for sure that page speed is a ranking factor and various studies have shown that users are more likely to make repeated visits to websites that load fast.
The opposite is also true: users are more likely to exit a website if it does not load in 4-5 seconds.
So, your website may be ranking and getting traffic from search engines or referrals from social media but as soon as the users land on a slow loading page, they leave without entering.
13. hit by Panda or Penguin
The average webmaster or blogger may not be aware about Panda or Penguin and how these algorithmic changes affect the ranking position and traffic a website may be getting from Google.
14. No Supporting Videos
Most people learn by being able to watch and physically see how something is being done, which is one reason why blogs without supporting videos will not receive much traffic at all these days. Although it is not necessary to include a video with every single blog post, it is recommended that you make use of this form of media – especially when writing more detailed posts, as this will help boost blog traffic substantially.
15. No Images, Links or Other User Experience Efforts
The days of expecting anyone to read long paragraphs of boring text are long gone. As a result, a blog visitor who finds themselves on a site that does not break text into smaller paragraphs and supply a few explanatory images or graphs will normally leave faster than they arrived. It is also essential for readers to be able to see user experience efforts from others, as this will serve to encourage them that the advice does in fact work.