5 Ways Of Increasing Your Organic Traffic You Probably Don’t Know Anything About

Organic traffic is free traffic – and it converts better than referral or social traffic (and the two combined). The reason for this is that search engine visitors are visitors that are already looking for something. They are potential buyers, subscribers or clients simply waiting for they perfect pitch before they’ll open their wallets/purses. In essence, search engine visitors are potential ATM machines for your website/blog.

The sad fact is that webmasters around the world still struggle with organic traffic. What could be the reason for this? More importantly, what is the way out? First, the reason is because most bloggers do not know what they need to do exactly to attract search traffic – free of charge. They keep following the sorry tales pro-bloggers like telling (while they themselves do something else – completely). Secondly, the way out is as simple as following these simple steps/procedures no one blogs about.

Shall we?

You’ve Got Your Meta Tags Missing (Or Wrong)

Meta tags are contained in a site’s header and are used to provide structured data about the content of a blog or website. This structured data, in practice, contains express instructions to search engines what exactly a site is all about. If you are blogging about pets – and dogs in particular, it would be a great idea to have your header section of your theme expressly reflect that. Sadly, most sites do not have any meta tags at all!

The way out?

Install the Add Meta Tags plugin. Once installed, configure it for the set of keywords (or keyword) you wish to rank for. Usually, you’ll begin to see positive improvements in terms of SEO within a month.

Too Many Broken Links Ruins Organic/Free Traffic

When search engines crawl your site, they expect to meet links that are active; links that point to other functional sites – not dead links. If by chance you have amassed quite a number of links that have ceased to point to any other site – and can be properly called dead, you’re in for a surprise: when search crawlers visit your site, you’d be surprised that instead of being ranked higher, you’ll sadly be ranked lower and this will ultimately hurt your organic traffic!

Why?

Search engines would assume that your site is abandoned. Or else, you do not have user’s interest at heart: either way, you’ll certainly lose a ton of organic traffic. The challenge of detecting broken links can be a challenge without help. But what if I told you that a simple (and light) plugin can monitor your blog and report to your mail once you have a broken link? That plugin is the Broken Link Checker.

Lest I forget…the first time I ran the plugin, I discovered that my overall site speed increased. In essence, broken links can also slow things down – certainly what you’ll not wish for your blog!

Non Implementation Of H – Tags Is A Bad Idea So Far As Organic Traffic Is Concerned

The h-tags (short for heading tags) are one of the most neglected elements of SEO. Unfortunately too, many bloggers and information marketers today do not know what the tags stand for, how they can be implemented or even the benefits in terms of organic traffic.

It’s sad – real sad.

H – tags typically run from 1 – 6. Thus, when properly implemented, it should read in this manner: H1, H2 etc. These tags, are like sub – headings indicating that your post is a one coherent whole. Thus, you must make sure that your topic as well as your heading tags contain your keywords – or at least a variation of your keyword. To insert these tags, simply highlight the text where you wish to insert them and click on the Text Format tab. Naturally, the font size decreases as you descend from H1. You could simply correct that that unifying the text size via the Text Size tab.

And viola – you’ll begin to notice a tremendous increase in your search traffic!

Ignorance Of Schema (Completely)

Schema makeup is a collective effort of Yahoo, Bing and Google to produce a markup that would be valid across board. Never have these search giants come together in this manner so you should be rest assured that if you’re not implementing the Schema markup, you are sure missing something big.

This amazing markup tells search engines exactly what your content is about: a person, product, news items, review and just about any post category you can imagine. Accordingly therefore, the search engines are better equipped to direct users to your site: all three major search providers!

Unfortunately, this markup can prove time consuming and extremely stressful especially for sites with thousands of entries. Don’t be intimidated though: you can simply download (and install) this plugin and take up things from there.

Did I mention that the click through rate also increases once you have properly marked up your site?

Writing About What No One Is Searching For Kills Organic Traffic Faster Than You Can Imagine!

The last bit about beefing up organic traffic to a site is making certain that you are writing what people are already searching for (or at least optimize your posts for popular keywords). It may surprise you that if you do the things mentioned here, you could easily rank for any keyword – at least with time. Why I’m I so certain?

…because, almost 99.9% of webmasters do not observe these simple rules!

Capping Up

Organic traffic is fun: not only is it free, it brings visitors to a site without any efforts from your end. Fortunately too, these visitors are always willing to pay, become subscibers and make you stinking rich in the process. Why should you say no?

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58 Comments

  1. Hello Emmanuel,

    Thanks for featuring me on your blog. It is indeed my sincere pleasure and I look forward to having a great time here interacting with your awesome audience.

    Be certain to make the day great!

    Always,
    Terungwa

  2. This is awesome brother
    Though have read it somewhere before that Meta Tag Description not really necessary for a blogger to implement it on its blog, but reading it here is really spurring me to go and build mine now

    Add meta tag plugin about to be downloaded fast

    1. Hello Lawrence,

      The folk that said you don’t need to specify meta tags for your blog wasn’t altogether honest – or there was something he was hiding. If you have no meta tags specified, you can only wonder the stress you give search engines!

      If you can, specify them as fast as possible.

      Make the day great!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  3. Hello Akaahan,
    Its really very great to see you on Emmanuel blog. You have highlighted all the mistakes in a very well manner, which are mostly ignored by most of the bloggers specially implementation Of H-tags which I think plays vital role for good SEO.

    Also I am agree with Bro Lawrence that for the last 2 years search engine leaves to give any importance to Meta tags.

    Over all its very helpful for getting more and more organic traffic. Thanks for sharing some nice tips.

    1. Hello Muhammad,

      I agree with you on all counts except that search engines do not take meta tags serious. They do – and most themes are incorporating the option unto themselves.

      Why not implement them and see the results after a month?

      Always,
      Terungwa

  4. Hi Terungwa,
    It’s a honor commenting on your post for the first time. Yeah, it’s a nice a strategy to follow in order to increase the organic traffic of any websites or personal blog. But you missed out one of the most effective practices of increasing organic traffic which is the “using of images”. Images plays a very vital role when it comes to driving organic and targeted traffic to a website. Anyways, thanks for sharing such an amazing post and do have a wonderful weeks ahead.

    1. Hello Victor,

      It’s an honor connecting with you…blogging has an interesting way of getting folks together. Images were however not include in this list because I was concerned about less known ways of increasing organic traffic, not already well known methods.

      Images are quite known – and 95% of bloggers are well aware of the immense SEO benefits they offer.

      Make the day great!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  5. Hello Terungwa,

    It’s really nice and fantastic to see you tear-down issues about SEO. I am aware that Kabenlah doesn’t give a hoot about SEO, and alot of bloggers out there share similar philosophy.

    I can’t help but say that this is a very informative piece and well researched.

    Let me start off by saying I prefer both. Traffic is never too much, so it would be idea to write for bots (organic traffic 😀 ) and humans (referral & direct traffic).

    Implementing these tips will obviously increase one’s traffic but it may not be sustainable over time. The reason of this is because, subsequent Google search update can bring down the traffic, and then you have confronted with the time and resources to fix the problems. Most times, you may never reclaim your sweet spot.

    I have seen Google practically make a big name site turn into rubble, because of change of policy. To avoid seeing your blog becoming a joke overnight, one has to be very wise when dealing with SEO.

    Furthermore, I don’t think it’s easier to sell your affiliate links to users via organic traffic. People require trust to use their wallet on a product, trust isn’t built overnight, it takes time and readership to achieve this. So, on this peculiar case, referral and direct traffic takes the day.

    Then, I love your analysis on Schema, and I am pretty sure the term is alien to alot of bloggers. Schema is really underrated, but the effect of its correct application works like a magic on blogs with the feature.

    Again, thanks for this great article and enjoy the rest of the day.

    Best Regards,
    Nosa

    1. Hello Nosa,

      You comment is pure genius – the work of someone who knows what he’s talking about.

      However, these tips have worked across updates from the various search engines. As a matter of fact, they have become something of the gold standard of SEO, the gold standard very few even know of it’s existence.

      Your analysis of earning via a blog and building trust is enlightening…I learnt something new myself!

      You deserve a great weekend, Nosa. Go, claim it!

      Always,
      Terungwa

          1. which of you should thank now!?. Some very informative stuff you both just dished out! Thanks Akaahan 🙂 and of course thanks Nosa 😉

  6. Hello Akaahan Terungwa,

    Its really good to see you here, you’ve listed really great tips and facts about seo and I must say lot of them are very important to gain more organic traffic since its like hell difficult to achieve that.

    Thanks

  7. Hi Terungwa,

    It’s wonderfully seeing you here on the great Kabenlah’s blog with one of the dreadful topic and “how to” guide for all blogger. Organic traffic is by no means the best traffic one could ever have to start living a dot com life like you said to me once upon a time and with this guide, there will surely be a tremendous change in traffic over time. I’m taking the bold step to add all what I needed to boost my organic traffic as suggested here

  8. Hello Akaahan,

    I am very happy that you write for this blog.
    Sir I really appreciate you for your work.
    I have off topic question Please help me I am so worry.

    Suddenly yesterday my all comment disappeared from my site and when ever someone comment on it. it give error. one thing more I am using popular post in sidebar. but this plugin is not showing my popular post. it shows another post that have not enough click.
    I just deactivate this widget from sidebar but it is still showing. Please help me. what’s a reason behind this.
    I were using w3 total Catche but now I deactivate this plugin. Please help me. is this host problem or another problem.
    Thansk in advance
    My site: http://newyeargreeting2014.com/

    I am waiting your reply.
    Thanks again.

    1. Areesha,

      I would be glad to help you – but this is neither my blog nor is your challenge related to the post in question. One of the ethics of being a good guest is never to offend your host…and I have no intention of offending my friend, Emmanuel.

      Contact me directly via my blog and I’ll be glad to help you investigate further. Since today is weekend, I have a simple wish for you: make it great!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  9. It’s really a sad moment for me because I’ve followed all these steps and yet, my site is still deep in the archive of Google search result pages.
    If anyone can help me with any other thing i should do, i’d greatly appreciate that.

    1. Hello Val,

      I’m sorry this is a sad moment for you. However, I must let you know that you’ve not really followed (all) the steps in the article…A quick look at your site shows that you’re not engaging in enough keyword research. In essence, you’re not writing what people are searching for!

      Second, you are serving a small niche market. Your results may not be as quick – and as bold as persons who serve a larger market – blogging or making money online generally, for instance.

      Any further questions?

      Enjoy the Sunday!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  10. Its really good to see you here, you’ve listed really great tips and facts about seo and I must say lot of them are very important to gain more organic traffic since its like hell difficult to achieve that.

  11. Very good insight on SEO and this post was well researched. However I have a question about Meta tags. What is the difference between the Yoast SEO plugin and the Add Meta Plugin. Don’t they perform the same function. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hello Ikechi,

      There’s a slight difference with the meta tag option the SEO plugin from Yoast offers and the dedicated Add Meta Tags Plugins. Primarily, the Yoast plugin focuses primarily on a post or page – not your site as a whole. Thus, the Yoast SEO plugin only adds a section to each page and post with one box labeled “Meta Description:”

      The Add Meta Tags plugin on the other hand adds those tags site-wide. Effectively therefore, it is safe to conclude that the Yoast plugin deals with posts and pages whereas the Add Mets Tags deals with the overall blog as a whole.

      Pardon my academic approach…I wonder if you got it?

      Nosa has made me Minister of wishing my audience happy weekends…by the powers conferred on my office, I wish you the best weekend of your life!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  12. Hello Akaahan, Nice & interesting Topic to know best & great tips to increase Organic Traffic ! I understand Creating a Blog is too easy but keep having high & Organic Traffic on a Blog is really hard work ! Most of people be Fail because they couldn’t understand right way to increase Organic Traffic! I’m really very happy to know this best trick to increase Organic Traffic !

  13. Hi
    thanks for sharing this nice information. After reading your post i was check my site and i am found a really bad thing my website meta tag is missing. I am correct it and now my site is better. So thanks for this helpful article for me.

  14. Agree with you completely, i was not using H1 tag in my blog but one week before i implemented it on my blog and i can see boost in my traffic.. Headings are the one of the best factor to boost organic traffic..

    1. Hello Rahul,

      That’s great news! But don’t stop on H1 tags alone! These tags flow from 1 to 6: exploit them maximally and you’ll see an instant increase in your organic traffic that all you’ll be able to do is say: “Wow”.

      You could always find time to thank me later. What do you think?

      Enjoy the day!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  15. Hi Emmanuel.
    One of the best ways of getting traffic is organic traffic – perhaps because it is free.
    Great tips you have shared.
    Regards
    Marcel

  16. Hi Akaahan and Emmanuel,

    Happy to see another guest post here.:)

    Emmanuel is giving chance to many bloggers for writing a guest post at his blog.

    Akaahan has listed some great points about getting organic traffic to your blog. We all know that traffic is for what we all do hard work.

    Bloggers shouldn’t avoid meta tags. I always think about schema but could come to know more about it.

    Great article.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good day.:)

    ~Ravi

    1. Hello Ravi,

      The opportunity here is really awesome! Emmanuel is a great blogger that is certain to crack you up anyday. Who doesn’t appreciate a smile?

      Schema is one great tool that if deployed successfully, can change the life of a blog for the better. Why not try it?

      Have a great day!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  17. Hi Terungwa,
    It’s a nice article you setup here concerning how to increase onrganic traffic of a blog, the five factors are sure nice once. You made mention of installing some plugins which certainly won’t work on blogger where my blog is being hosted as of now. Probably there are alternatives to doing that on blogger blogs anyway.
    I’m glad I could come across this article now, after I changed my template template to a new one I forgot to add a meta tag to my new template thanks as this post has searved as a remindal.
    Thanks once more..

    1. Hello Larry,

      Great to see you here.

      In my excitement, I completely forgot that some bloggers do not use WordPress. I’ll properly research and come up with a post specifically for bloggers who run on the Blogger platform.

      Do have a great day!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  18. Hi Akaahan,

    Great post, but I am still so oblivious to certain things about SEO. I am no SEO expert, for I only apply the basics to my website. I think the SEO tips you have given here is very helpful though. I recently inserted the meta tags, not I have to work on h-tags. Thanks for sharing!

    Regards,
    Lawrence

    1. Hello Lawrence,

      I’m glad you got something here of benefit. If you hit the rock while running any of the little experiments here, just shoot an email and I’ll sure attend to it – immediately.

      Do have a supercharged weekend.

      Always,
      Terungwa

  19. Hello Akaahan,

    My first time on yur blog I think – and I’m really glad I found it because the information about Schema was completely new to me – so I’m going to add that plugin and the Add Meta Tag one too. I already have the Broken Link Checker.

    But great to learn about these important new ways to get organic traffic.

    Enjoy your weekend, Joy

    1. Hello Joy,

      My sincere pleasure – but this isn’t my blog…here, I’m but an ordinary guest of the great Kabenlah.

      Once you work on Schema and properly insert your header tags, you’ll have less of a problem. Believe me, organic traffic is easy to acquire if you know exactly how.

      Do have a very great weekend!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  20. I already put meta tags but still i have a low traffic.. Although i will try this technique. Thanks a lot for this information.

    1. Hi Jethro,

      Organic traffic isn’t just about meta tags – it goes far beyond that. The tips shared here are the less know/ hardly discussed ones. Ok?

      To get more organic traffic, consider:

      1. Article length of 1500 or more words per post
      2. Proper image tagging
      3. Proper headings
      4. Proper permalink structure etc.

      Have you done these? If you have then, wait. In fact, relax. Guess what? It takes time – but you will certainly see the results in the future.

      Make the day great!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  21. Hello Akaahan,

    Great Insight! The great thing about organic traffic is that it is free. However, it’s actually tough to get ranked in Google unless you have deep pockets and time on your hands to wait for your website to become trusted. Meta tags are still a very important part of search engine optimization. Search engines sees meta tags as instructions on how to categories your web site content, what pages to index and not index, and what your web site content is all about.

  22. Thankyou for providing this great article for improving organic traffic to our blog. Meta tags and Header tags are very important as you said for gaining high SERP.

  23. Nice post, written on How to increase organic traffic.. The most painful thing among all of this is fixing internal links. Thanks to Semrush, which can easily tell anchor as well as page on which internal links are broken. Thanks to Semrush Audit. Nice post admin.

  24. Sir, I have one Question for this Point : “Ignorance Of Schema”.

    I am in Blogger platform. I think there would be some Plugin to install Schema in WordPress. What about Blogger? Is there any way I would use Schema in Blogger ?

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