One thing that your blog can’t have too much of is free targeted traffic. In order for your blog to become successful then it has to be getting traffic to it.

Most blogs and especially new bloggers crave for traffic, this is because incoming traffic to a blog is like a lifeline. Without traffic then a blog will be lonely and cold. The articles that are published on that blog might only get a few readers and that’s just about it.

If you want to make money from your blog as well then traffic is essential for this to happen. A lot of bloggers find it very hard to get traffic to their blog. But the truth is, getting traffic to your blog is very easy.

Want to know how I drive traffic to this blog? No problem, here are my 3 major ways of driving traffic to my blog and I am sure these methods will work for you as well.


From Other Sites In Your Niche


When getting targeted traffic to your blog other sites in your niche can make it easy on your part. These 3 tips will help you to get traffic from other sites in your niche.

1. Blog Commenting

Making blog comments on blogs in your niche is very easy to do. Why? This is because your blog and this blog that you are going to comment on share the same niche, so no doubt the articles on that blog will be of some interest to you.

When you have read an article and gain some knowledge then more than likely you won’t leave that blog without commenting.

When leaving a comment on a blog we know that we have to fill out the necessary fields in the comment section, such as your name, email address and most importantly your blog URL/link. Providing a link back to your blog while commenting is the only way your link will be made available after making a comment so that others can click on it to visit your blog. So it is very important to always insert your blog link.

Also when leaving a blog comment be sure to leave a detailed comment which shows that you have read the blog post and understand the information inside the article. You can also add a few points where necessary, this would give the other readers more reason to check out your blog.

2. Guest Posting

Another great way to get free targeted traffic to your blog is by participating is guest posting.

Guest posting is a term used when a blogger goes to another blog to write an article for that blog.

In order to benefit from your guest post is to write high quality guest posts. Even though this isn’t your blog and you may want to keep all the high quality posts for your blog it wouldn’t be wise for you to submit crappy posts.

For one thing the blog owner might not publish it. Even if it gets published then the readers will realize that your post isn’t good enough for them to visit your blog.

Writing high quality guest posts and leaving a link or two back to your blog will do the trick into getting free targeted traffic, especially if that blog is in your niche.

3. Forum Posting

Forum posting is also another free means of getting traffic. This is because tons of people are normally found on forums taking part in discussions on a particular topic or subject.

The only way that you can get traffic to your blog from forums is if you jump in the discussions as well. Most of the time the forum members are looking for answers to their questions or solutions to their problems. If you are a member of the forum that is very helpful then your blog traffic can only get higher with your participation in the forum.

Most forums allows you to add your site link in your signature, so members of the forum can get to check your site out and find out more about you.

So each time that you make a forum post your link will be shown below the reply or post that you have made. Be sure to use catchy headlines so that you can have a high percentage of people clicking on your link.

Be sure not to spam forums and only leave links on posts where applicable.

Traffic From Social Sites


Social media and social networking sites are always loaded with people online. This can result in tons of traffic to your blog. Here are some great tips on how you can get traffic to your blog from social media and networking sites.

1. Getting Traffic From Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook and are often online most of the time. This is because Facebook can be used from many different devices, including smartphones and tablets.

In order to get traffic from Facebook to your blog then you can share links on your profile and then your friends can visit your blog through the link that you have shared.

One of my most effective way of getting traffic from Facebook to my blog is to join groups which are related to my blog niche. Normally hundreds or even thousands of people are in one Facebook group at one time. So imagine if you share your blog post link in these groups, this can result in lots of traffic for you.

You can also create a Facebook fan page for your blog. This way the blog visitors who are truly interested in your blog can easily become a fan by liking your page. You can share new blog post links with them on the page and this too results in traffic back to your blog.

2. Blog Traffic From Twitter

Twitter is another great social media site where you can get tons of traffic to your blog. Not just any traffic but targeted traffic which can make your blog successful.

Twitter allows you to broadcast messages to people who follow you in the form like a short text message. You get only 160 characters to get your message across to your followers. So this is why it is important to use eye-catching headlines when writing blog posts.

You can also join sites like where you can get tons of retweets on your blog post. This site is a tool in which you can use to get retweets. Many bloggers use this site and once you get tons of bloggers to retweet your link then this can result in tons of targeted traffic to your blog.

Never underestimate Twitter, it can help to get tons of traffic to your blog causing it to go viral.

3. Other Social Networks

There are tons of other social networks that you can join to get more exposure for your blog post.

Why should you join these sites?

Well for one thing a lot of bloggers are normally on these type of site. Once you start submitting posts and remember to use eye-catching headlines then you can benefit greatly by receiving lots of traffic to your blog.

  • is one of the sites that I love to use to get traffic to this blog. Lots of people use this blog to search for articles of interest to them and to also submit their articles as well.
  • is a new upcoming social network site for bloggers that can get you tons of traffic. Tons of bloggers use this site and you are guaranteed to get a comment once you submit your article.
  • has been around for many years and if you are not a member of this wonderful blogging community then you are losing out a lot on blog traffic.

All these three social network sites mentioned above are all great for driving traffic to your blog. Once you become a member try your best as possible to remain active and also create an avenue for communication with other members. This way you can get votes on your articles when submitted.

Optimize For Search Engine Traffic


Search engines can deliver the best free targeted traffic ever. Many bloggers have been having success getting traffic from search engines and other bloggers say that they make more money from their blog from traffic that comes from search engines.

Here are some amazing tips on how you can optimize your blog for search engine traffic.

1. Use Keywords In Article

When people use Google to find what they are looking for they normally type in the search box and hit enter or click search. Whatever is typed into the search box can be classed as keywords. Whether it’s a phrase, single word or a few words then keyword is the description given to these.

While writing blog posts then it is very important to use keywords which goes hand-in-hand with your article or which can be used to describe your article.

Why use keywords in your article? This is because search engines crawls your blog post and knows what keywords you are using to describe your blog. So when a person searches for that keyword then there is a chance of your article showing up in the search results.

Using keywords in the meta tags is a must because search engines pay keen attention to this part of the blog article. Also use the keyword or keywords in the title of the post and also in the blog post link. Keywords should also be used in sub-headings of the blog in the H tags.

Sprinkle keywords every now and then in your blog article while writing, but be cautious not to over do it because search engines can penalize your blog for trying to spam the article with keywords.

2. Submit Sitemap To Search Engines

A sitemap is a list containing all the post and pages that are on your blog. Each time you publish a new post then the sitemap is automatically updated.

When you submit your sitemap to search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo, each page on your blog will be indexed by the search engine. So anytime you publish a new post the search engine will get pinged to crawl your blog so that it can index your newly published article.

To create a sitemap for your WordPress blog you can use this plugin called Google XML Sitemaps to do so.

So that is why it is important to submit your sitemap to search engines.

3. Interlink With Other Blog Posts

Another great way to optimize your blog for great search engine results so that you can get free targeted traffic is to link to articles that you have already written.

Why is this important?

It is a great form of link building. This is because you are linking back to your very own article on your blog. Linking back to your article helps search engine to crawl those pages as well.

Not only is it beneficial for SEO purposes but it helps to keep blog visitors on your site a bit longer.

You notice what I did there in the previous sentence? Yes I linked one of my article to to the words, “keep blog visitors on your site a bit longer” because I have an article which gives tips on how to keep your blog visitors on your blog, so linking to that post would help to build up targeted traffic for my blog.

Interlinking helps to lower bounce rates. This is because it helps to keep your blog readers moving from post to post after reading. So don’t be afraid to link your blog posts it will work out great for you, just don’t over do it.

 In Conclusion

1. In order to get traffic from other sites in your niche, guest posting, blog commenting and forum posting are great ways to do so. Be sure to do it on a regular basis. You can’t expect to make one comment and get tons of traffic, you have to be a regular contributor and then you will benefit greatly.

2. Getting traffic from social media or networking sites as well require that you be active. You have to make whatever you are sharing very appealing so that you can get people to notice your shared link and click through to visit your blog.

3. Good search engine optimization for your blog and it’s articles can bring you massive traffic. Get plugins for your WordPress blog to help make optimization easier for you. Search engine traffic is very targeted so always do proper optimization for each article.


  1. Reply

    I must say these are really very useful ways to increase your website traffic. Many people perform SEO activities on their websites also do PPC to increase web traffic, these are also good way but are time consuming process. I think Social Media is a quick one.

  2. ilan ver


    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. These article is very helpful for me.

  3. Stephine Lisa


    These all points are good to consider for getting a good targeted traffic on blog. From last few months, i tried to focus on blog commenting to get targeted blog traffic and i really see the desired results in blog traffic because of it.

    • Reply

      Hello Stephanie,

      Blog commenting is great for getting traffic to your blog. The best way tp make this work for you is if you do it on a regular basis. You have to be consistent on it.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  4. Sudipto


    Hey Kharim,
    Nice post and Yes, blog commenting and guest posting really helps in driving more traffic to our blog and also helps in promoting our blog. Social media also helps in driving traffic like Facebook, twitter, Pinterest etc. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  5. Reply

    Thanks for sharing,I got your point and in my point of view another success terms to getting targeted traffic is content creation and I double sure without it you should not achieved targeted traffic goal, that’s for sure.promotion of contents are also the best way to drive traffic.

  6. Reply

    Hiii KHARIM,

    you truly shared a very helpful post for all the bloggers. All the bloggers wish to get some free targeted blog traffic and these ways are great for that. Blog Commenting and guest posting is one of the most effective ways of getting good traffic, because i have experienced.

    You shared so many information in this article that is mind-blowing. thanks for sharing this awesome post. keep sharing 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Amit,

      Yes you are right pal. Tons of bloggers use blog commenting along with guest posting to get traffic to their blog.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  7. Bishal Biswas


    Great contribution again yet, Kharim Tomlinson. Though there are 80% of blogger who lack of Organic traffic in their blog and looses their confidence for blogging but still, social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter have done a great contribution to almost every blogger’s traffic system. For those who doesn’t get enough organic traffic can be directly/indirectly be depended upon Social Media and yet, its a bullet proof tactics to improve traffic.

    Well, again thanks for the great contribution, have a great weekend.
    – Bishal Biswas

  8. Reply

    Nice article once again Kharim Tomlinson. Some times may be it’s hard to get backlink same niche sites. Because they are my competitor and they don’t want to allow me to get backlink from their site. May be I am wrong but I found such kind of hypocrites.

  9. Andrew Maclen


    These all ways can be a great to implement for getting free targeted blog traffic. Linking on website niche blogs and use of social sites can be great and easy way for free targeted traffic.

      • Andrew Maclen


        @Kharim, I got your point and in my point of view another success terms to getting targeted traffic is content creation and I double sure without it you should not achieved targeted traffic goal, that’s for sure…..

        Thanks Kharim for your reply.

  10. Reply

    Thanks for the great post again Kharim.

    The good thing about blog commenting is that you get targeted traffic and work on your SEO. I never tried guest blogging do you have an option for this on your blogs?

  11. Reply

    Very informative article
    I think social media is always a good strategy for us to generate traffic. Guest Blogging is really effective also but i heard that Google have some plans to eliminate it.
    Thanks for your sharing and looking forward to you new post.


    • Reply

      Hello Stephan,

      Most of my referral traffic is from social media sites. Facebook being my number one because I am active in groups. Well guest blogging can help to give you referral traffic but as for guest blogging to build backlinks Google has been clamping down on it.

      Thanks for the comment.

  12. Reply

    Social media and other bookmarking sites seems to be the easiest way of getting free targeted traffic to your blog. Social media is more like an open platform where you can share your posts and your friends and fans can easily see them and follow them.

    But that may not be as effective as it used to be since Facebook has tweaked its timeline algorithm to limit the number of people that sees a post with links.

    I have also used most of the sites you shared here especially BlogEngage, Kingged and BizSugar and a lot of other sites. Thanks for sharing such an amazing article on where i saw it, i also left a comment on it.

    • Reply

      Hello Desmond,

      Yep so right. Bookmarking sites does the trick pretty well.

      I also like those social sharing sites because lots of other bloggers use those sites so when your link is on those sites you can get traffic from other bloggers who want to check out your article.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  13. Reply

    These are all great ways to generate traffic. I find doing these things consistently (not always sexy) pay off in the long run. I like linking to another article or 2 and then emailing that person. Let them know you linked to them and you’d appreciate if they’d share the article. Sometimes it works, and if they have a big following — it pays off!

    • Reply

      Hi Adam,

      You are so right. Doing these blog promotion things everyday can be quite challenging at times and this is where most bloggers fail. But the benefits can be great if we do.

      Yes linking to other links can help us to more shares on our article.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  14. jatin


    you have a very nice article and I liked it very much. I would like to visit your site again and want to see more articles like this.

  15. Anchit Shethia


    StumbleUpon has really helped me a lot in getting targetted visiters. 17% of my traffic comes from StumbleUpon, followed by Facebook and organic traffic.
    Helpful tutorial mate 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Anchit,

      Yes I totally agree with you that Stumble Upon can bring you tons of traffic to a blog. That’s awesome that you get lots of traffic from them.

      Thanks for the comment.

  16. Reply

    Now a day Guest posting is not effective anymore.
    May be you will get some traffic but in long term Google may penalize your site.

    • Reply

      Hey Sadek,

      Whatever Google want’s to do they can’t kill guest posting. Guest blogging can still get you lots of referral traffic.

      So don’t be afraid to guest blog. Thanks for the comment.

      • Reply

        No you are wrong, Google can kill guest posting by imposing restrictions to the publishing site. In this way no one will accept guest posts (even I stopped accepting as one of my site got penalized due to that).
        Google is considering guest post links as sold links.

  17. Frank Joseph


    Getting traffic is very do-able if only we will not dwell on google alone, there are lots of ways to get referral traffic and you have have just shared it.
    *Am already implementing some of this tips and it is working marvelously for me.

    • Reply

      Hey Frank,

      You are so right about that. If you depend on Google alone to bring traffic to your blog and Google decides to use some animal updates then our blog can get slapped.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  18. Akaahan Terungwa


    Hello Kharim,

    It’s great that you’ve mentioned ‘targeted traffic’. Traffic that is not targeted hardly converts. Now, what is the use of traffic that does not bother itself with conversion?

    I’ve used all the methods you mentioned in this post…believe me, they have been pretty much responsible for the success of my blog – they actually work!

    Please, do have a great day!


    • Reply

      Hey Akaahan,

      You are so right about that. Un-targeted traffic I think is useless. Getting targeted traffic to a blog is what will help it to succeed. So happy that you are using the methods mentioned in this post.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  19. Hisham Elsayad


    sure this is the best free ways to get targeted traffic to your website
    im add
    not to comment more than 50 comment at day or google will index your website as spam and block it

    • Reply

      Hey Hisham,

      Making 50 comments a day will get you blocked by Google? This is the first that I am hearing this. I must look further into it.

      Thanks for the comment.

  20. mvenkat K


    nice article you go to and drop a comment, used face book its now become pwoerful platform to all blogger, joined fb groups, share your latest post, then you will get huge traffic, joined G+ groups, share your latest post, but in G+ Indian bloggers share not go viral, because other nations are not intrested to view Indian blogger, same thing going on in YouTube, so used Face Book, it’s give the best traffic to your sites

  21. Sukhen Tanchangya


    Impressive article shared you in this post, I always check my email inbox for subscribing newsletter from your site. I hope next amazing from your skills. Thank you

  22. Reply

    Nice very very interesting Article. I love to read it. I also getting a lot of traffic from Facebook and other social Networking site. but can you please tell me?
    I share all my post on Biz-sugar but no one is published. then I create new account. then I also share my new post then biz-sugar team not published my post. what’s a reason behind this.can you please help me?

    • Reply

      Hey Muhammad,

      When you use BizSugar are you you just sharing your articles or are you voting for other members articles and comment on them as well? You can try that.

      Remember you have to be an active member of any community if you want to benefit fully from it.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

      • Reply

        Yes Dear I only share my latest post, not to comment and vote for other. but you tell me good thing now I will follow you and then tell you result after couple of days.
        thanks dear for helping me. really you great dear. thumb up to you.
        I solute to you.

  23. Qasim


    Hi Kharim,

    Awesome tips my friend, it’s always important to know the different ways to bring traffic to our blogs, blog commenting and guest posts are one of the traffic sources that are sure to work regardless of your niche, of course you need to do it on blogs that are in your niche but I mean it works every time with every type of blog. Not like social media that depends on your niche, your number of followers and the engagement that you have, you need to test which social media network bring the best traffic to your website and focus on it.

    There is other ways that becoming more popular today like Video promotion and podcasts. Those could bring massive traffic.

    Thank you so much for sharing your tips.

    • Reply

      Hi Qasim,

      So true my friend. Blog commenting and guest posting best works when you do it on blogs in your niche. As for social media it doesn’t have to be niche related.

      Yes video blogging or promotion and poscasts works well.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  24. Chef William


    There is a lot of good information here, some of which I have not been using but will make every effort to add to the things I do to drive traffic. Thanks for the list of Social Networks. None of them were on my list but they will be in a few minutes

    • Reply

      Hey Chef,

      So happy that you found my blog post interesting. You can apply the other tips that you haven’t been using as yet and see how well it works for you.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  25. Reply

    Nice post to drive huge traffic to a blog.

    I feel good that am following most of the ways which you’ve listed here and am greatly missing forum participation. I do take part in social networks and blogging communities to drive traffic to my blog.

    Thanks for sharing this useful post with us 🙂

    • Reply

      Hello Nirmala,

      Forums are great way to drive traffic to your blog and very easy to do as well. Just find a high traffic forum in your niche and become a regular contributor. You will be amazed what it can do for you.

      Thanks for the comment.

  26. Gautham Nekkanti


    Guest Posting is a great way for exposure, but i’ve recently read that Matt Cutts killed it for getting dofollow backlinks. What are your views on this?

  27. Kostas Chiotis


    There are a tone of ways to get free traffic to your blog however we need to be creative and spend time to get the results we want…

  28. Enstine Muki


    So many newbie bloggers keep asking questions on how to drive traffic to their blogs. this is definitely an interesting article to recommend
    Thanks for putting together these resources bro

  29. Swapnil


    First of all I want to say thanks for sharing this informative article.
    Yes quality backlink and SEO are two important factors for driving traffic and high rankings of blog. But the content should be unique and worthy and no one can not ignore the power of social media in the blogosphere.

  30. Reply

    Great article and every point is explained in depth. But some of the techniques have become tough these days, like guest blogging and using keyword. Keywords factor has changed after hummingbird. Although I use mostly blogging community to get traffic and my favorite is blogengage.

    • Reply

      Hey Pramod,

      Yes that is true that some methods in this article might be challenging to do, but they aren’t impossible. You just have to know how to approach it. Know what works from what doesn’t.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  31. Sumit Malik


    It is a great post and today I learned some thing because of you thanks for being so helpful towards others. I am using blog commenting to get free traffic…

  32. Reply

    Great post. I have been using guest posting and commenting to get traffic. Further, your post guided more about lots of other things. Backlinks are goodway of increasing traffic.

    • Reply

      Hi Monu,

      Great to know that guest posting and blog commenting is working well for you. Well try out the other methods for driving traffic and see how well it works for you.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  33. I. C. Daniel


    Backlinks on well known forums from same niche seems to drive more traffic than blog commenting from my experience. I like to recommend it!

  34. Nikhil


    Hi Kharim,

    Great Post, All ways mention by you for getting free traffics are amazing, I am already using some of this tactics mention by you and try to follow other methods also.
    Than you for you post………… 🙂

  35. prashanth


    Nice and a lengthy informative article.The other thing I want to mention here is UNIQUENESS and Freshness of the article.To increase traffic to the blog, the article should be very much unique and should be distinguished when compared to the other hundred’s of articles that are existing on internet of the same topic. 🙂

    • Reply

      Hi Prashanth,

      Yes your point is awesome. When you are unique in blogging this will help your blog to be one of a kind and people can be attracted to it. Content has to be unique and have great value.

      Thanks for the comment.

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