Having helped hundreds of clients with their blogs in the last few years, the most common thing I hear from bloggers is that their blog isn’t getting any traffic.  I firmly believe that blogging is an excellent way to create a platform for yourself, build a network, share your views and ideas with the world, and even make a living. If I didn’t believe that, then I wouldn’t have started this Affiliate Phoenix blog along with many of my other niche blogs.

So let’s discuss why your blog may not be getting any traffic. If none of these reasons explain why your blog isn’t doing well, reach out for an audit.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Getting Any Traffic and Dying a Lonely Death 🙁

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Blogging isn’t only about creating quality content.  To make a blog successful, there are many other thing you need to do and do them well. Following are 7 most common reasons I find that a lot of blogs aren’t getting any traffic:

#1. Targeting Competitive Keywords

Targeting Competitive Keywords

If you want your blog to be found by people in the search engines, then you need to target the right type of keywords.  A lot of new bloggers and niche site owners tend to target what’s known as highly competitive keywords.

If you have limited experience with keywords, it’s understandable that this may be something that new bloggers struggle with.  Choose keywords that don’t receive a high number of searches; choosing keywords that are long-tail and lower in competition is the key to your success.  In fact, that’s the first thing I teach in the Affiliate Phoenix Academy Course.  If you target competitive keywords, your article won’t show up in the top of Google and people won’t find their way to your blog.

If all of this sounds foreign to you, you’ll want to start with what are keyphrases and short-tail vs long-tail keywords.  The second article details why long-tail keywords are essential to target for a new blog.

#2. Unattractive or Bad Content

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If your blog is full of long paragraphs with little or no breaks, your readers might lose interest quickly. Think about it.  Today’s blog readers needs easy to process information in bite-size chunks.

Ensure your blog has an attractive and informative layout with clear headings, subheadings, and bullet points. Make use of images, videos, or infographics to break up texts and give your readers a visually appealing experience.

You wouldn’t believe how many people pack text into an article without breaking it up without images and other helpful resources that can very much help keep the readers’ attention.

#3. Lack of Promotion on Social Media

Lack of Promotion on Social Media

Your blog’s content might be fantastic but when you have a new blog, you need to do whatever you can to bring traffic to it.  Search engine optimization can take weeks or a few months to pay off so what you can do in the meantime is promote your content on social media. Consider using social media to advertise your blog, find new followers for your niche, and post relevant updates regularly.

A lot of people shy away from social media or think that creating one post a week is enough. Having done this for a while, I can tell you that when you create a post on social media, it’s hardly seen by a few of your followers. For that reason, it’s important to post daily and find a balance that produces results in the form of traffic for your site.

#4. Wrong Target Audience

targeting the wrong target audience

Writing content without a specific target audience will make it difficult for you to drive traffic. You need to know exactly who you write for and tailor your content to their needs, interests, and preferences. Doing so will attract the right readers who will appreciate your content and share it with others.

Writing for the wrong target audience is something that a fair amount of new bloggers do but once you nail this, everything else becomes easy.

#5. Infrequent Posting

Infrequent Posting

You’ve heard that content is king and it’s true. Posting irregularly can hurt your traffic and your readers will lose interest if there’s nothing new to check out. It will also hurt your SEO efforts to not publish content frequently.

Set up a regular posting schedule, stick to it, and provide quality content that’s relevant and informative. This way, when you share your new blog posts every week, you’ll slowly condition your visitors to come check out your new content on a weekly basis.

#6. Poor User Experience

poor user experience

A bad user experience on your blog with slow loading pages, broken internal links, and incorrect formatting can quickly turn readers away. Any of these experiences makes me turn away from a blog pretty fast. Optimize your blog for user experience by ensuring fast load speed, correctly formatted content, and fixing broken links.  Check for grammar and spelling errors in your content to build trust with your readers.

#7. Lack of On-Page SEO

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For every page or post you want to do well in Google and other search engines, you’ll want to apply on-page SEO to it.  On-page SEO is what six-figure blogs are made of.  From your meta title, to H1-H4, to the URL, you’ll want to make sure that your content is properly optimized.

If you want to learn what works in 2023, then check out the AP Essential On-Site Search Engine Optimization Guide for Bloggers.

How Long Does it Take for a Blog to Get Traffic?

How Long Does it Take for a Blog to Get Traffic

The amount of time it takes for a blog to get traffic depends on a few factors such as your promotion strategy, the quality of your content, your keyword strategy, how well-optimized your blog is, and so much more.

However, if we are talking about seeing traffic from search engines in the general sense, then I’d say that 3-6 months is a normal time frame to see some traffic coming in; of course, this is assuming you’ve been publishing a few articles a week consistently and the content is being crawled and indexed.

Consistency in posting quality content and using the right promotional strategies will help you get more traffic over time.

How Many Blog Posts Do You Need to Get Traffic?

When it comes to blog posts, quality should always come before quantity.

You don’t need hundreds of blog posts; you need posts that are unique, high-quality, and SEO-friendly. It’s better to focus on creating content that adds value for your readers rather than churning out tons of low-quality posts. However, the more content you create, the more chances you’ll have to attract readers and get traffic.

How Long Does it Take to Make $100 Blogging?

It can take anywhere from 6-12 months to earn your first $100 in blogging income and this depends on your skill level, if you’ve been able to publish unique and optimized content consistently, and a dash of luck from Google.

It’s important to be patient and consistent in creating quality content in order to build an audience, monetize your blog, and make a living from your blog!

Can I Make $2000 Dollars a Month Blogging?

Can I Make $2000 Dollars a Month Blogging

Yes, you can make $2,000 a month blogging if you commit to the process. With patience and persistence, there’s no limit to how much money you can earn from blogging! Make sure to be consistent which is something a lot of bloggers struggle with especially when they don’t see results within a few months.

In Summary

If you’ve never done it before, driving traffic to your blog can seem hard, but it’s very doable once you understand how social promotions and search engine optimization work.

By addressing the above seven points, you’ll be on the right track to improving your traffic and growing your blog. Remember, quality content, target audience, and optimized SEO will help your blog rank high and attract new readers. Always give your readers an enjoyable experience to make them stick around longer.  If you are serious about growing your blog, join other bloggers in the Affiliate Phoenix FB Community or check out the AP Content Audit package.