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55 Easy Ways to get Traffic to a Brand New Blog

Is there anything worse than hitting Publish on a well-thought out, and well-written and borderline genius blog post…only to hear crickets? Don’t worry, you are not alone. All new bloggers experience the humbling moment of having zero traffic to their site. The good news is that there are lots of ways to drive traffic to your blog, even if it’s brand new!

If you’ve read this post than you know that I ascribe to the 80/20 rule which is to spend 20% of my time writing a blog post and 80% of my time promoting it. Below you will find 55 ways to promote your content and drive traffic to your website.

1. Tell your friends & family about your new blog in a status from your personal Facebook page
2. Add a link to your website from your personal Facebook profile
3. Set up a Facebook page for your Blog
4. Ask your friends & family to share your blog post on their FB page
5. Run Facebook Ads
6. Join a blog sharing FB group (Likes this one or this one)
7. Start a Facebook group for your niche & post your latest blog posts in the group


8. Tweet about your new blog
9. Ask your friends to RT your tweet
10. Run Twitter ads

11. Add a link to your blog in your LinkedIn Profile
12. Share your new blog posts as status updates on LinkedIn
13. Join relevant LinkedIn groups & post links to your content when appropriate

14. Pin your blog post on Pinterest
15. Join Group boards & Pin your blog posts on the group boards
16. Set up Pinterest Ads

17. Share your blog post on Instagram
18. Use hashtags on Instagram to find your ideal audience
19. Run Instagram Ads

20. Submit your blog to Google
21. Set up a Google+ page & link to your blog
22. Run Google Ads

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23. Put a link in your email signature
24. Send an email to your contact list announcing your new blog
25. Put a newsletter sign up on your blog & send latest blog posts to your subscribers

Other blogs:
26. Leave comments on similar blogs with a link to your website
27. Email bloggers who have written similar blog posts and ask them to share it with their audience
28. Participate in Link Carnivals and Linky Parties
29. Trade links with some of your blogger friends
30. Set up a BlogLovin account
31. Offer to write guest posts for other blogs and include a link to your blog in the author byline
32. Trade banner ads with other bloggers
33. Interview influencers in your niche & ask them to share the interview with their audience

Forums & Other Sites:
34. Post a link to your blog post in an appropriate sub-reddit
35. Answer a relevant question on Quora and link back to your blog post
36. Find relevant forums and set up a profile with a link to your blog
37. Answer questions & participate in the community leaving links to your blog posts when appropriate
38. Upload a video to YouTube announcing your new blog & include a link to the blog in your description
39. Stumble your blog on StumbleUpon
40. Ask your friends to Stumble your page on Stumbleupon
41. Use CoPromote to promote your blog post
42. Use Viral Content Buzz to get people to share your posts
43. Buy a Fiverr gig to drive traffic to your website
44. Share your posts on Triberr

Online Directories:
45. Submit your blog to DMOZ
46. Submit your blog to a relevant AllTop topic
47. List your blog in online blog directories

Offline Promotion:
48. Create business cards & add your URL to the business card
49. Attend Blogger conferences & pass out your business card
50. Attend local tweetups & business meetups

51. Submit a Press Release about your new blog and distribute it on Free press release sites
52. Sign up for HARO and submit your blog & expertise when relevant
53. Contact local tv news states and offer to be a content expert for your niche
54. Reach out to local newspaper reporters & offer to a resource in your niche

And lastly….
55. Link to this post from your blog & it will show up as a trackback in the comment section of this blog. Anyone who reads this post will see a link to your site in the comments section!


Chrystie is a mom of 3 kids and wife to one. She's sold 4 blogs in the last 10 years and now helps other women start their blogging empire. Her love for really bad reality TV is only trumped by her love for margaritas without salt. Her other addictions include spray painting everything gold and embarrassing her kids at the bus stop. #thatmom

This article has 85 comments

  1. Kari

    Thanks for sharing all of these tips! I was surprised to see some that I hadn’t heard of before!

  2. Kristin

    This is an awesome list! I’ve always stopped at the social media side this is a great list to go beyond that

  3. Cara

    These are some great tips! There a few I hadn’t heard of that I will have to try out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Rocio Chavez

    love it so much I’m also pinning this! you’ve shared some great resources that I want to check them out for my blog. Thanks!

  5. Leah

    These are great tips, and even though we aren’t new, I will be using some of these! Thanks!

  6. tina

    I’ve only been blogging for about 5 months and wish I’d had these tips right from the start. There are still many that I will use! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Kam Kay

    Some really great tips for a new blogger. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Jenny

    These are all great ideas.
    I didn’t know about a few of these so I will definitely be checking the out.

    xoxo, Jenny

  9. michelle

    There are a lot of great ideas on this list that I have not thought of. I will look into contacting my local new station

  10. Chelsie

    Lots of great ideas here! Promoting is so important!

  11. Anissa

    Thanks for the great tips. As a new blogger. I’m learning new things everyday.

  12. Taylor Layne

    I am so excited to try these. A lot of them I haven’t thought about before, so this will be a good learning experience for me 🙂

    Thanks girl!

  13. Becky @ Project Domestication

    I’d never thought of some of these. Good list.

  14. Tracy

    Great list! There are many on the list that I haven’t thought to use for my site

  15. Tish

    Wow this is a great comprehensive list. I would have never thought of some of these.

  16. Megan

    Loved it, great information!!

  17. Zainab

    Thank you for this detailed list. My blog is only a month old with little traffic so Im always looking for new venues bring attention to my blog.

  18. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    Great tips, even for well established blogs. I know there’s a few I’m going to start doing for that extra reach 😀

  19. Rhi

    Yes, this is great! Sharing.

  20. Jennifer

    Any specific tips on how to start up a YouTube channel?

  21. Organic Palace Queen

    These are great tips no matter how old your blog is. I read another one of your posts and I’m really impressed with the amount of traffic you’re getting. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.

  22. Valarie Leonard

    Great info!!!! Very very helpful and will be using a lot of it and will refer back to it!!!! Thanks girl you’re the best!!!
    Valarie Leonard

  23. Regina

    Goodness… For a new blogger there was a ton of stuff I just learned in this one post! I’m exhausted! LOL. But I thank you for compiling this list and I am definitely putting some of them to use.

  24. Brooke

    great tips!!! can’t wait to utilize these

  25. Brittany Orie

    Thank you so much! This was very helpful 🙂

  26. Shaunacey

    thanks so much for sharing!! LOVE these tips!
    Simply Shaunacey

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  28. Erin Dodd

    Love this list! Thanks for the info!

  29. Heather

    I just started my blog in january. All of these tips are great! I just ordered business cards and I plan on working on the rest. Thank you!

  30. Stacy

    This is such great information! I’m intrigued by #43, the Fiverr gig. I’ve only been blogging for a month, but definitely don’t have any real traffic yet. Wondering if this is something that’s worth doing right off the bat? Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive list!

  31. John

    Great article! definitely going to apply it at my blog

  32. alicia haddigan

    Thank you SO much. You compiled an enormous amount of USEFUL information and links!

  33. Sourav

    This list contains a lot of out-of-the-box ways to promote a blog/blog post. I had never thought about the offline modes of promotion. At the moment, FB groups, Twitter and Pinterest are working for me. Thinking of trying out Triberr and see how it works.

    You list gives me a lot of options to try out next.

  34. Rebeca Ipox

    Thank you so much for the info!
    I have already put some of your tips to use!

  35. Crystal

    Thank you for the great information. I am just starting out so this is all coming in handy. I just spent an hour updating and adding links to all my pages.

    • Chrystie

      Awesome Crystal! I’m gonna send you an invite to our Naptime Nation FB Group 🙂

  36. najla (@c4cooking)

    Hi Chrystie,
    Thanks for sharing this awesome information 🙂

    najla (@c4cooking)

  37. Sorayah

    So glad I’ve found you!

  38. Amy

    Thanks for the tips and for allowing us to share our blogs! You’re awesome!

  39. Alexie Flook

    Love this list! There are so many things that I haven’t seen on other lists! Glad to finally read something different!

  40. American Girl Ideas

    Thanks for the great tips! I also use YouTube and it drives a lot of traffic to my site. And vice versa. My site drives a lot of traffic to YouTube.

  41. Kelsea Sullivan

    Found your blog via Pinterest and love this ideas! So many ideasI haven’t saw on other posts like this, so I’ll definitely have to try out some of those on the list!


  42. Rai Zapata

    Great information I never even know about. I just started my mommy blog at the beginning got the year.

    IG: @ShesCataleyasMommy

  43. Rachyl

    This is a great list. I’ve only focused on the social media aspect, so I will be implementing some of the other ideas. Hopefully with great results!

  44. Jordan

    So many great ideas! I’m just starting a branding business so it’s great to find a compiled list with so many solid ideas.

  45. Poarche Clark

    Wow! Those are awesome ideas. No longer am I limited to just social media. Some of these I hadn’t heard of or thought of. Definitely appreciative of advice. Wow! I’m A Mama! will be for the better because of it! Now I really need to know how to get my almost 6 month old back to taking daytime naps so I can work.

  46. Diedre

    I’m doing some of these things, but not all of them. Thanks for the tips!

  47. Annekevh1

    Great tips! Can’t wait to get started!

  48. Amy Lu

    This article has so many wonderful tips and tricks! Thank you for sharing!

  49. Debbie

    Thanks for sharing these suggestions!

  50. Amanda

    What an amazing post! This list is just what I needed as I’m about to hit the publish button on my blog! Can’t wait to get it started now!!!

  51. Trish

    Thanks for the great info!! Really, really helpful.

  52. MacKenzie

    Thanks for the tips! Getting started is tricky.

  53. Denise (

    I never would’ve thought of half these ideas. Brilliant! Thanks for the info!

  54. Jessie K

    Found you through Pinterest. Wow, that is a comprehensive list! I do maybe 10 of those things. Obviously, I could do a few more!
    Thank you!

  55. Michele

    Thank you for the extensive list! Being newer, I feel like I’m not ready to show people I know yet but these other items will definitely give me other ways to get exposure for sure! I’ve pinned it to review often!

  56. Dawn

    Thank you for the great ideas. There were a lot on here that I hadn’t heard of before. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with other bloggers. 🙂

  57. Danielle

    Thank you for the help! As a new blogger, any help is greatly appreciated and I am soaking it all in. 🙂

  58. Lew

    Thanks for sharing. Great insight and I love it.

  59. Karina

    Thank you for this useful information. I just began blogging about Motherhood + Pregnancy + Lifestyle and I’ve been reading all over the internet for useful information to help me drive traffic to my site. This article sums it all up. Thanks so much!

    IG: @mommymornings

  60. Shafi Khan

    Thanks for Sharing. I love it and there are some ways I never thought could be used to bring traffic.

  61. Amanda

    Thank you for posting. These are great ideas!

  62. Amber Laswell

    Thank you. This is a great post! So many ideas!
    I have saved this to my favorites so that I can keep coming back to it for ideas.

  63. Erika Darwish

    I really enjoyed reading your post! Lots of great information and rather easy to accomplish, thank you for offering some of us newbies a back link which is very kind of you.

  64. Kelly

    Thanks so much for this great list of things to do Chrystie. I’m super new to blogging, as in I’m still editing my about page, lol, so this article is just what I need to know from the start!

  65. Vanni

    Thank you!! I love your tipps!!

  66. Brandi

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I will definitely try these!


  67. Jon

    The 80/20 rule is so true. Most of your time will spent promoting the wonderful ideas that you are imparting to the world! This is a good list which shows that so much valuable traffic can be got from free methods but it does require focus to carry out these tasks on a regular basis.

    Thanks, good list. I’m book marketing it.

  68. sakuku

    thanks for this useful information.

  69. biberette

    Thanks for sharing! So many ideas i haven’t thought of! My blog is about to turn one!!

  70. Stacey Lynn

    I love this post. It is far more in-depth than most posts that offer ideas for getting more traffic and more practical as well. I greatly appreciate that!

  71. Richard

    Thank you for the great information! I just started a soccer blog and hope to grow!

  72. Michelle

    A ton of great tips!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  73. Sam

    Generating traffic from free sources needs a lot of works and patience. Creating quality content is one of the very first steps of getting things started. Promote posts actively on Social Networking sites helps to get quality visitors. Guest Posting and blog commenting is one of my best ways to drive traffic to my blog. Thanks for this detailed post.

  74. Vidya | A Writer's Safari

    Hey! Love this post. I do not think you have missed out a single awesome option to drive blog traffic. Covered them all! I never even heard of the Press option before from anyone. Thank you! I cannot wait to start implementing these using your list as a checklist 🙂

  75. Ashna

    Thank you for this information! I just used several of them 🙂

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