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Have you ever looked at your blog’s analytics and wondered when the hordes of visitors are going to start showing up?

You’re publishing great content and have something to say, but try as you might, those traffic numbers just don’t seem to be climbing as much as they should be.

The truth is – you can get way more traffic to your blog and in this post I’ll show you how.

6 “must do” tactics to accelerate your blog/Website traffic

There are many tactics that you can pursue but some have more value than others. If there were six that should be on your “must do” do list then here they are.

1. Build an email list

Do this from day one by offering a free ebook or premium content that readers can only get by entering their name and email.

Resource: 5 Email marketing Tools to Help You Grow Your Business

2. Grow a targeted Twitter following

Twitter is the best platform to build a focused list of followers. It’s simplicity and unfiltered stream ensures your tweets with your content linked and embedded will provide visible attention.

Resource: How to Get 1m Followers on Twitter

3. Increase your Facebook likes

Facebook cannot be ignored and ensuring you have a large group that have liked your page can be one of your top two social networks that will drive significant traffic.

Resource: 20 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Likes and Engagement

4. Build your blog and content for search engines

Search engines are the biggest traffic source for my blog. This will not happen from day one as it will take time to get Google’s attention. Don’t ignore doing this from day one as it requires persistence and will take time.

Start today.

Resource: 6 Simple Tips to Rank High in Google’s Search Engine

5. Create and publish awesome content

This may not be obvious to some but if you create contagious content that solves people problems and adds value to their lives you will collect fanatical fans. They will link to your blog and they will share it.

Write, create and publish the best liquid content you can. This will then flow across the web and build brand awareness.

6. Include prominent social media sharing buttons

You have written, produced and published content that rocks. But if you make it hard for people to share on the social web then it will still be great but invisible.

Make it prominent and easy to share with a couple of clicks.

What about you?

What tactics have you used to increase your blog traffic? Are there any tips that you have discovered in this post that you could implement today?

What is the one best tip that you have discovered that worked for you recently?

Look forward to hearing your stories and insights in the comments below.

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