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How do you, as a blogger, get your message out to the people who need it the most? How do you reach people with the message of the Gospel if no one knows your post is there? Blogging for Jesus is not much different than any other blog when it comes to needing to get your site in front of people! There are still things a faith blogger needs to think of in order to reach their audience!
So how do you build that audience and drive traffic to your site?
Blogging for Jesus – Increasing Blog Traffic
When you are blogging for Jesus and have a writing ministry, you spend a great amount of time studying the Word, praying, researching and writing your posts! You want to help encourage others and share your personal experiences with them so that they know they are not alone in the struggles of life.
You write these beautifully crafted posts and then you realize, it is not getting in front of people.
I am going to share with you ways you can increase your traffic TODAY and get your message in front of the people who are looking for it!
I see this more times than you would expect. In fact it just happened today! I wanted to share a post and there was not a share button in sight!
Many blogs have no way for others to share their content. For a blog to get traffic apart from organic searches, people have to share it!
If you do not provide share buttons on your post, you are robbing yourself of a lot of traffic.
Shareaholic or Social Warfare are great (and free) ways to get these sharing buttons on your site. You don’t even have to have accounts with the social media sites to use them!
In fact, that is a big mistake people make; they only use share buttons for the platforms that they have accounts for. It is not about YOUR account, it is what accounts your reader might have!
Click to Tweet or other versions available on Shareaholic are a great way to get your blog out on Twitter. You just find a great line from your post that you think would make an awesome tweet and click on the Click to Tweet icon and add it! It’s that simple!
I always look for click to tweet buttons first when I visit a site I enjoy! I often don’t find them!
People will generally not go out of their way trying to find a way to share your post so make it easy for them to do it! Your traffic will go up!
Increasing Blog Traffic – Make Use of Pinterest
Many people do not understand Pinterest so they do not use it effectively.
Pinterest is not a social media platform. It is a visual search engine. It is where people go when they are looking for something in particular.
If you have ever used Pinterest to look for home decor or a new hairstyle, you will understand this!
It is similar to Google except instead of links to a page that has content you are looking for, Pinterest provides images and a way to save those images to look at later AND to share with others!
In fact sharing is the cornerstone of Pinterest! People love to repin content they find that they believe would benefit others.
When you are blogging for Jesus you have the opportunity to reach a VERY large audience! Let’s face it, people go through a LOT in their day to day life and they are searching for ways to draw closer to God and to increase their faith!
Your pins could be one of the most effective ways to bring traffic to your site!
To this day, it is still my number one source of traffic!
One way to maximize your use of Pinterest is to use Tailwind!
Tailwind has amazing scheduling tools, as well as a Smart Loop feature and Tribes that will help you connect with others in your niche so you can share each other’s content! It has been a HUGE help in boosting my traffic and you can try it out before spending a penny!
I have another post about Pinterest that you can check out for more info.
If you want to find some great training on Pinterest visit my sister site at Faithful CEOs. We have some courses coming up on Pinterest, as well as some blog post to help you with your blogging journey!
As I learned how to promote my site on Pinterest, it greatly increased the number of users that visit my blog.
You have a message and a story people want to hear! They just need to know you are out there!
Increasing Blog Traffic – SEO
One of the ways you can increase traffic to your site is to make sure you post is formatted for SEO!
This is a tough one for those of us blogging for Jesus because we tend to write what God puts on our heart and not specifically for SEO! We find it difficult to reach that happy medium between creativity and actually getting it in front of people!
Most people tend to think they can select a keyword and that’s all that is needed! But there is much more that goes into SEO than just keywords.
Faithful CEOs will be offering a Basic SEO and Advanced SEO course specifically for Christian blogs and businesses beginning in January of 2020!
In the meantime, you can visit our post on Yoast SEO Plugin vs Rank Math!
Blogging for Jesus – Blogging for One
We who are in the Christian blogging world often say we write for an audience of one! That is very true!
However, we ARE in ministry! The more people we can help, encourage, uplift, and reach for Christ the better!
It should not be a comparison game between us and other bloggers but there is nothing wrong with wanting to help as many people as you can reach! There is no shame in wanting your message and your story to get in front of as many people as it can! We are doing it for the Kingdom, not for ourselves!
So maximizing your traffic is a great way to reach the world (and here on the internet, we DO have a global reach) with the Gospel!
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