Nowadays many people give up food blogging after couples of months. Sometimes this duration is one year whereas sometimes it is just three months. The reason behind such decision is simple and you have already realized the pain of this phase. Okay, not everybody but some of you are definitely going through this phase when you are working hard, spending hours, burning oil in every night but nobody bothers about your hard work. Not getting me? Okay, I am talking about traffic what many newbie bloggers are not getting even after six – seven months of the beginning of their blogging journey. But don’t worry here I will share five most effective tips to get traffic to your food blog, more particularly traffic from social media platforms.
5 Effective Tips To Get Traffic to your food blog from Social Media
TIP No 1 – Know your performing & non-performing social media platforms 🙂
Your website will not be equally good for all social media sites, so try to get maximum benefit for those effective platforms and think the alternative method to promote your site on such non-performing platform (or social media). So never be disappointed or feel helpless for those non-performing social media, as it is part of the game.
TIP No 2 – Don’t beat only your own drum 😀
Be honest, friendly and interactive on each social media platform. Never speak only about yourself because it is very fishy and users can smell you and will start ignoring you very soon. So also share other blog owners work, share some trendy or interesting & related articles. Ask questions and share thoughts.
TIP No 3 – Try to survive with fewer followers 😉
Think out of the box and get decent traffic without having a good number of followers. If you can crack that formula for your blog then you are the WINNER. You have to accept that getting social media followers is not a simple task, it needs time. You can take any social media platform, the situation is same. So if you want to survive then you should have an alternative way to get traffic to your food blog with fewer followers. Now you are thinking that I am talking nonsense then let me explain this.
If you do not have enough Facebook page followers then join at-least 15-20 Facebook pages and groups and try to explore each page or group (share your post links, comment on others posts, ask questions).
If you do not have Google + brand page followers then join big communities and share your posts there.
If you do not have enough followers of your Pinterest boards then find some big boards and approach that board owner, and ask him to make you a contributor, join group boards to get traffic to your food blog.
you can find many methods to get traffic to your food blog. Pinterest and Google plus are very attractive platforms for food bloggers, particularly Pinterest as it is totally picture driven social media. Whereas Facebook nowadays becomes less attractive for food blogger unless you have well edited professionally designed food making videos.
You can even try other platforms and find alternative ways to drive traffic.
TIP No 4 – Take care of your more productive hens than others 😎
If a hen lays more eggs than others then it needs more feeding than others too. So spend more time where you are getting more traffic.
Not every social media is for every food blogger. Particularly if you are food blogger then you have certain platforms from where you can get more traffic. Even based on blog design and images & videos posted on the blog, some social media platforms may work excellent for you. So identify those and spend more time and more there.
TIP No 5 – Take small steps to reach bigger milestone 😀
Set a small target, share your posts, interact with your followers, users and achieve that goal, now set another goal, if you do not follow this rule then social media will no more a fun place, it will be more stressful. Stress will make you rude …….. you will no more remain social …….. RIGHT?
If you are a food blogger and share food recipes, food related content on your blog then above mentioned tips will definitely help you to get traffic to your food blog from social media platforms. Even if you are not a food blogger rather you own another niche blog then also you may find those tips effective. So if you are a blogger and going through this post then share your opinion and share your own experience as a blog owner. So leave your comment below and let other readers know your story.