How To Get More Followers On Your Blog For Free

When I started out I had no idea how to get more traffic or followers and it was kind of a tough learning process. I actually almost gave up on my blog and if it hadn’t been for those two followers I had I may have actually given up on blogging altogether which is a scary thought! But thankfully I kept blogging and I eventually started gaining followers and got more traffic. Here are some of the ways I did that:

Reach Out- If you want other bloggers to view your posts and leave you likes, comments and follows you should be doing the same! Especially if you’re just starting out it’s a good idea to check out other peoples blogs- not only will you learn new things from them you’ll also start getting your own name out there. It helps to leave comments because then they’ll notice you and most likely check out your blog as well. However, make sure you don’t just like posts for the sake of it and you don’t just follow random people for follow backs because it’s important to be authentic and get real followers who will engage.

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Be Regular- It’s so important to post regularly because your traffic and number of followers will drop as soon as you stop posting regularly. And if you post regularly you’ll notice a rise in likes and followers. I learnt that the hard way because I spent a long time posting randomly and not getting a lot of follows/likes but as soon as I started posting regularly I was like “OMG”.

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Tags Are Important- Make sure to Google before you post to see what the most viewed tags on WordPress and most Goggled words are so you can add some of the relevant ones to the tags on your post. But don’t add random irrelevant tags because honestly that’s just annoying.

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What’s your niche?- Make sure to like and follow bloggers who write about the same or similar topic/topics because they are way more likely to follow you back. Also search some relevant tags on your reader to find similar blogs!

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Keep It Real- Keep your writing honest because people can tell when you’re being fake or lying and no one really wants to read a blog like that. People will appreciate your writing more if it’s honest and you’re not afraid to express your opinions and they’ll be more likely to give you a follow!

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Have Fun With It!- Honestly, don’t stress out too much about followers and likes because at the end of the day you should enjoy what you do and if you write just for the likes/follows it will kind of suck the fun out of blogging.

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111 thoughts on “How To Get More Followers On Your Blog For Free

    1. Oh my gosh , thank you so much for this. I just switched my blog over to wordpress from Kinja and I was honestly getting ready to throw in the towel. It feels like if you don’t pay for a blog, you’ll never make it. I (think) I have some decent content. How often do you recommend posting so it isn’t annoying to your subscribers? Like, three times a week?

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      1. You’re welcome I’m so glad it helped!
        I don’t pay for my blog but I still get a few sponsors and stuff so you just have to stick with it and wait for your followers and traffic to increase.
        The important thing is to use really popular tags to increase traffic. I post 5 times a week and I think the more you post the more traffic/followers you’ll get. I would recommend not posting more than once a day because otherwise it’ll just spam your followers.

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      2. Thanks for sharing your ideas on blogging. This is very helpful to me. Thank you too for visiting my three-month old site. Newbies like me needs the help of the more experienced bloggers.

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  1. I like this 🙂 especially the part about leaving real comments on blogs you are interested in…

    I hate comments that say “hey follow my blog” with no actual feedback on my post or minimal feedback. I always answer comments like that and ask people what they are playing at!!

    Being genuinely interested will always get me to go look at someones blog!

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    1. Yeah I hate it when people do that too because I feel like it’s a super rude thing to do I mean if you want me to be active on your blog you should do more than just leave a comment asking me to follow you. I almost always check out the blogs of people who post a comment on my blog anyway whether they ask me to or not.
      Glad you enjoyed the post!

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      1. Yeah it’s sad but a lot of people are like that- they’re just in it for the likes and follows. I have some people who keep commenting on my blog and once I follow them they stop altogether. Or people who follow you and then when you follow them back they unfollow you. Those are the worst.

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  2. I’m still constantly learning and slowly getting there. I didn’t know to check Google search words to see if there are common tags I could add. Your article has so many tips I’m going to share it as one of my Monday featured bloggers posts – I hope you don’t mind. Word Press will notify you when the article linking to your post goes live 🙂 x

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  3. This is honestly so helpful having just started myself and just slacking too finally starting to take things a little more seriously, surprisingly enough today was the first day I actually saw growth in my blog from likes and views the only thing left to take off is people actually commenting now, thanks for the tips, cheers to greater things ahead 😘

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    1. Thank you so much and in my experience it’s easier to talk to others through blogging than in person because it gives me less anxiety. Hope to get to know you through blogging!!

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  4. The niche thing has been killing me so that’s why I just rolled with it. My friend told me that THAT IS what makes me fun to talk to, you never know what I am going to say next.

    So I agree with the genuine bit. For me, I used to write for the money but I hated that. It really does suck the fun out of it.

    Also, PoojaG, thanks. You’re one of the only people, so far, to read more than one blog post and I REALLY do appreciate that. ❤️

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    1. Yeah when you do something for money it’s different from when you do it for fun and I think your readers will be able to tell the difference too. I think most people prefer to read something honest and genuine.

      You’re very welcome I love your blog!

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  5. This is what I needed. I have been feeling so stuck lately and I stopped blogging for a while because I was feeling like I was going nowhere with my blog. This post has really helped me 🙂 Thanks a lot for the tips 🙂

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  6. I struggle the most with tags and finding other blogs like mine. I’m more of a lifestyle/blogging to get things out there just because. I think half the trouble is really sitting down and learning all the ins and outs of WordPress. I know the basics and the surface but haven’t gone deeper at all.

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    1. Yeah it takes a while to get the hang of things. Maybe you’re using too many or too few tags? If you use too many WordPress doesn’t show it on their tag option and if you use too few it doesn’t get to as many readers.

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  7. Hi, some very interesting points in this blog… as a newbee to this I found this post very useful… many thanks.. what would you say is the correct amount of tags? I think I am averaging about eight….

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  8. Great read! I feel like I’m doing all these things, but need to up my involvement in areas. “Having Fun with It” is where I get a lot of motivation because I keep blogging from my heart even though my following number remains low. Thanks for your tips.

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  9. Reblogged this on patricschrn and commented:
    Thank you for visiting my WordPress blog, “Lifelines” at https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/84083874, and thank you for this great article. I advertise my books on my page but many of my posts are about life, family, and inspirational thoughts. I can only hope to become as prolific as you are, but I’m going to try! I will check out some of your other posts as well. Than you for sharing yourself!

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  10. Thank you for this great article. I’m not a newbie, really, but new to actively pursuing a presence.I advertise my books on my page but many of my posts are about life, family, and inspirational thoughts. I can only hope to become as prolific as you are, but I’m going to try! I will check out some of your other posts as well. Thank you, also, for visiting my WordPress blog, “Lifelines” at https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/84083874. Please feel free to check out my other articles as well.

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