Blog visitors usually see the recent posts of a blog. And new posts will have high page views and popularity when compared to older blog posts. In this I will give you some tips on how to give new life to your older blog posts. And this in turn will increase your blog traffic. If you are focusing on traffic from Specific location; then read Ultimate Guide to Get High Web Traffic from Specific Country.
5 Simple Steps to Get High Traffic from Older Post
There are many ways to get attention of blog visitors. But here I am going to focus only 5 simple ways, which not only increases page views but also reduces bounce rate. Let’s now see how to grab readers attention.
- Add Random Posts Widget.
- Show Related Posts under blog post.
- Add Popular post widget in blog.
- Display posts from particular category.
- Effectively Interlink to older posts.
1. Add Random Posts Widget
By displaying random post in blog you can show blog visitors all your old posts.This will increase page views and your old articles comes to light. For easy access to old articles display random posts in sidebar or in footer. Using more plugins in blog reduces the page speed. So, checkout these two tutorials.
2. Show Related Posts Under Blog Posts
Displaying related posts below every post is a very great way to help visitors stay long time on your blog. i.e. It reduces blog bounce rate. You can use a plugins to automatically display related posts, but you also can use tags and a custom code to show related posts.
Adding more and more WordPress plugins will drastically slow down your site speed. And Google doesn’t like slow loading sites. Obviously, it’s going to hammer your SEO. In order to overcome this, I use Jetpack plugin. Yes, a single plugin with Multi functionality like related post, automatic social shares, site stats and analytics.
Let’s see how to do it,
- Customize Jetpack Related Posts: Change Title,No of Related Posts & More
- Related Posts Widget for Blogger / Blogspot
- How to show related posts in wordpress without plugin
3. Add Popular Post Widget In Blog
See how to add a cool Popular post widget with thumbnail in blogger blog. Using the behaviour of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You can name it as “Top 10 Post of the Month” or “Popular Articles of the Year”. All these attractive title will surely grab readers attention.
4. Display Posts from particular category
Displaying posts from specific category is another best way to give life to older blog posts. By doing so readers will have a look at your older posts in specific category. Display the links in sidebar or under each post side by side to related posts. This will get attention of readers. 🙂
5. Effectively Interlink to Older Posts
When composing a new article, add hyperlinks to older articles with relevant keywords. Another best method is write Top 5 articles of a particular category as a Post. This is one of the effective way to increase the backlinks.
For live example check these articles to get clear cut idea,
I hope these tips will be highly useful for you 🙂 If you few more ideas please share it here.