About Arfa Nazeer

This passionate girl is a blogging freak. I write persuasive and meaningful content to help new learners achieve their blogging goals. I help new & aspiring bloggers start their own blogs, and generate an income. My blog is more focused on blogging tips and latest strategies to grow online biz and blogs. To receive instant tweets and tips, follow me on Twitter . Let's Chat!

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  1. Ryan K Biddulph says

    #1 is so telling Arfa. Amazes me how bloggers blog off topic, or, cover issues readers do not care about. Makes no sense. I publish content ONLY if a reader or someone interested in my niche brings the problem to my attention. No other way. Super post!

  2. Arfa Nazeer says

    That’s exactly one of the main reason why blogs fail to build a regular audience, Ryan. It’s so important to write for your readers, and what do they want to hear. If you won’t write, someone else would and you lose the reader. As simple as that.

    Thanks Ryan.

  3. Enstine Muki says

    Hi Arfa,
    First, thanks for the mention and for taking time to come up with something really helpful. Traffic is the main reason people make/don’t make money online. Once you can drive targeted traffic, you can always do some tweaking and optimization and grow your income.

    Anyone who treats blogging like a business will definitely implement these strategies. Recently, as you know I started experimenting with Pinterest. About 4 days ago, I upgraded my Tailwind and that (for the past 3 days) has doubled my traffic from Pinterest.

    Though it was huge as I’m just a beginner on the platform, treating it like a business is what I feel will push my stats through the roof.

    Oh I’m so excited to see my good friends you’ve mentioned here. These are some of the people who make me blog with excitement and thanks for being on this list of awesome blogging friends.
    I’m going forward to sharing and pinning this post

    Happy week ahead

  4. Moss Clement says

    Hi Arfa,

    Thank you so much for the shoutout, I truly appreciate it. Yes, many bloggers are dealing with the points you outlined in your article, such as not having a focus, and not providing value to your readers. Personally, I will bounce if I’m not getting any value from your offerings. Writing out of focus is also a terrible problem. In fact, took me a whole day editing a guest post that was submitted to me. Why? Because the writer was not on point. Many, I must say are not taking advantage of Pinterest, I’m guilty of that, and in view of this, I will be reading more of your articles on Pinterest marketing/traffic.
    Thank you for bringing these to light.

  5. Hassaan Khan says

    Hello Arfa,

    I have been neglecting Pinterest for a long time, but ever since I read your guest post on StartedBlogging, I started paying attention to it. I can say that it has a lot of potential when it comes to blog traffic. Since I’m new to the platform so I have not been able to generate much traffic from Pinterest, but I can already see why people talk so much about Pinterest.

    Thanks so much for your help!

  6. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Enstine,

    It really took me few days to complete this post as I wanted to this to make it as helpful as possible. As you said, once you drive traffic you can always tweak and optimise to grow income.

    That’s wonderful, Enstine! It’s so good to know that tailwind is working for you and that is reason I recommend it to everyone who is on pinterest. Definitely, you will grow with the passage of time.

    I am so lucky to have all of you supporting and cheering up for each other.

    Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful and thoughtful comment. Totally appreciate.

  7. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Moss,

    This post was on my list for so long and finally published it. Having lack of focus is one big reason. Many bloggers still don’t know the direction of their blogs, and due to which they see a very slow growth.

    Yes, I can relate to what you’re talking about. It must be a pain to go through whole post again just to make sense, and make it more readable. Yes, pinterest is a big thing, and I totally suggest bloggers and marketers to make use of it the most. It can do wonders!

    Thanks so much for leaving comment, Moss.

  8. Abbie says

    This is actually really insightful. I implement the majority of these tactics but not all. Hopefully i I tweak my strategy I will see more growth on my blog!

  9. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Hassaan,

    The fact is, pinterest is a huge platform. There’s so much to do with Pinterest but of course, it requires full dedication to use pinterest for conversion, or traffic. I also think it takes time and consistency too. Yes, I have shared some great tips in the guest post for your blog, and I hope it helps your readers.

    Wish you best!

  10. Jen | A Cure for Monday says

    This is a great article Arfa! Thanks for sharing. As a new blogger I’m guilty of being impatient and wishing that more readers would find me sooner. Your article has given me some great ideas to implement to give myself the best chance of increasing traffic. Thanks!

  11. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Jen,

    That’s what made my think to write this detailed post! I’m happy to know that you found some new ideas to implement on your blog. Remember to be patient, and consistent with your blog. It takes time, and that’s how it goes.

  12. Enock bondzie says

    Hi Arfa
    Thank you for the information, Honestly, you have taught me a lot and I have started I have learned a lot, I must say your blog is like a reference guide for me and I spend hours hear since I found your blog thank you very much.
    Enock

  13. Mike says

    This is a fantastic post and I will be spending my next few days reading up on every article that has been linked to from here. There is so much I can learn from your experience and I can’t wait to dive right in!

    Thank you for this!

  14. Sahar says

    This is such a helpful post, Arfa! First time seeing your blog and as a new blogger I feel very inspired ❤️❤️

  15. Ankit Singla says

    Hi Arfa,

    Your new friend here.

    I totally enjoyed reading your post and one of the most powerful advice you’ve given here is publishing evergreen content.

    I have been focusing on keywords always. The problem with that content is; to win the RANKING battle, we need to keep updating them. But evergreen, content once published, is always ready to promote and can be used to funnel the traffic to our money pages.

    Thanks for your valuable tips, Arfa. 😉
    – Ankit

  16. Tricia says

    Thank you! This post really helps. I’ve been trying to think realistcally about the future of my blog (and whether there will be one) and this has given me a few more things to put some effort into before I decide to pull the plug and find a new topic. Have a great day. 🙂

  17. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Tricia,

    This made my day! I’m so glad that this post has been so much helpful for you to keep thinking of new ideas to grow your blog. I know that it’s not easy but with continuous efforts, remember that you can achieve and have a great future too 🙂

    Enjoy your day too.

  18. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Ankit,

    Welcome to my blog! It’s so great connecting people.

    Oh, I find evergreen content the best strategy to win! I was so curious for keywords too but recently, I have thought to not stress too much on keywords and just produce the best content.

    That’s so true with evergreen content. You can promote them anytime to any audience. There, you made a great point 😉 I like that!

    Thanks for visiting the blog, and adding your super valuable comment.

    Have a great time.

  19. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Melissa,

    I’m so glad you’ve found this helpful! As a new blogger, you may have to work on a lot of things but if you know what to do from the start, it becomes a painless process. I’m sure, you will grow your blog soon.

  20. Engin Soysal says

    I am guilty of all the points you just made.
    I know how to write but I can’t come up with good titles for my articles…
    I just recently found out that Pinterest is actually a thing…
    I need to bookmark this page to go over all the points 1 by 1…
    Thanks for the share.
    Cheers,
    Engin Soysal

  21. Miriam says

    Love, love, love, your post Arfa! I found it so insightful and written in such a clear manner. I knew that blogging takes a lot of work but only realised how much when I actually started. Phew. Kudos and thank you for this!

    From,
    Miriam of http://www.themimiodyssey.com

  22. Rebecca @ Boss Single Mama says

    Interesting read. I feel like I’m doing all the right things — as I went down your list, I couldn’t see where I was making any huge mistakes. I definitely think I offer value and I’m not shy about promoting. Maybe I just haven’t pinned down my audience yet, I don’t know. My page views overall are trending up but it feels like such slow going.

  23. Divya says

    Loved this post. You make so many valid points! I really do need to pay attention to all these things. It’s just so hard coz there’s so much to do all the time..lol. But like you said, patience and perseverance is the key. Maybe it works in the long run.

  24. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Divya!

    Thanks so much. But, yeah, there is so much to do all the time but all I say is pick one thing at a time, and stay consistent with that. It all takes time, and more hours so the key here is perseverance. All these things do work, but it takes time.

  25. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hi Rebecca,

    This is so good to read from you that you’re doing all the right things. IF your pageviews are trending up, this indicates you’re in the right direction. But, don’t forget that traffic takes time. Just keep doing the right things, and you’ll slowly see the growth.

  26. Summer | The Sunshine Suitcase says

    Thank you so much for this thoughtful and helpful blog post! I’ve been struggling with traffic myself on a blog that’s just 3 months old. And I read posts similar to yours everyday, about how to grow your traffic. Yours was different. I know now that I need to work on #5 the most. I’m terrible at commenting on other blogs and networking with other bloggers. So that is my new goal. Comment on more blogs and connect! Thank you!

  27. Aadarsh Roy says

    Hey Arfa Nazeer,

    Awesome post with helpful tips. I totally agreed with all your points, whereas your all the listed points are truly effective for getting more traffic to blogs. Creating engaging content and attractive topic is necessary to grab the attention of readers. Creating content on the topic that are interesting for readers will helps a lot and engages more readers, viewers and audience and will generate more traffic. Publishing timeless content and promoting the blog are also necessary for generating more traffic. I also like the crazy blog traffic ideas that you have mentioned and the list of five good blogging fellows listed by you are great, whereas following these great blogger will helps a lot and absolute provide good benefits. Making the blog optimized for seo is also necessary to generate more traffic. Making connections is the most important things and is a great key to generate more traffic.Creating unique and engaging headline is really important to engage more readers and to get more traffic. Your all the listed tips are great, whereas following these tips will provide good benefits.

    Really helpful post, as this post will helps many people to generate more traffic to their blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Paul says

    Hello my dear how are you? You know you’re right with all the points, it seems they need to absorb your advice but I think you miss some point here. Most of the time I witness is that most of the reason why new blogs do not succeed is because they quit to soon. We all want results but google is not our slave to make things what we expect. We need to take time for people and search engine to see our value. That’s it! I wish you could add that up to your points. Anyway great post. Love the article!

  29. Emily says

    Hi Arfa, I love your blog, the way you write and all your posts are extremely helpful to new bloggers! Keep up the wonderful work!

  30. Valentina says

    This is such a great and helpful post, thank you for sharing! I’m still new to blogging so I’m just trying everything to see what works and what doesn’t. I’m struggling with Pinterest a bit as I feel like I’m “doing everything right” but my pins aren’t being seen. That’s why I’m constantly trying out new strategies to find something that works (hopefully soon!) Anyways, I don’t want this to turn into a Pinterest rant (it kinda did already oops) I just wanted to tell you how much your posts have helped me and I’ve learnt so much! xx

  31. Shaheer Farooq says

    Patience is what matters the most. But it is easy for a blog like yours where content is mostly generic and readable for everyone.

    It becomes really hard when you write on some technical topics that only related people can understand, it really becomes tricky to find and connect with those people then. 🙂

  32. Nirodha Abayalath says

    Hey Arfa,
    This is really a fantastic read. So, first, thank you very much for sharing this. You have covered everything we wanna know and practice as bloggers to get traffic.

    Sometimes I feel very exhausted doing so much work at once because still, I can’t afford to hire people to handle some blog management and promotion jobs. So, what do you suggest? As a beginner, what are the major tasks that I wanna focus on?

    Another thing is, as you have mentioned above, yes, of course, I was also afraid to share my own content. Still, I have a little hesitation to share my blog with my friends and family.

    But, I’m trying really hard to overcome that fear too as I have overcome my fear of writing the first blog post.

  33. Jennifer says

    Thank you so much for this great list. I’m a new blogger and am struggling to get this all going. This list is a great reference to make sure I’m focusing on the right things. Thanks again!! I love reading all your post, they’re so informative!!

  34. Anand says

    Finally I got to know where I am lagging to grow my blog traffic. Promoting your blog to different social media platform can make a huge change to one’s blog.

    Thank you for the valuable post Arfa.

  35. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hey Anand,

    I’m super glad that this post helped you figure out where you want to pay more attention. Yes, it truly does! You should try and test to see where your audience is. Don’t give them a reason to not connect with you.

    All the best!

  36. Shawn Lim says

    This is the first time I visit your blog and I’m sold by your content.
    I understand that building a blog may take time, but the tips you shared here are so precise and helpful.
    Just one thing though, after going to all the 17 tips, I felt overwhelmed. Seems like there are so many things I need to do.
    And after going through your post here, I think I really need to improve on #5, which is networking and connect with other bloggers.
    I appreciate your time and effort in writing this blog post. It has helped a lot.

    Thank you very much,
    Shawn

  37. Ivana Kinsley says

    Hello, #ArfaNazeer, a few months ago I listed your site on my learning sources file. Today I will find it and gather lots of knowledge about site traffic. I think after study your content I find out my site traffic problem. The most important thing about my site valueless content. Yes, I marked some of my content really valueless and it cost lots of money. I hired two article writers but they can’t satisfy my site visitors also me. I have 1 question for you, Is the guest post a great marketing technique for new site traffic. Is it work, if yes then how can I try it or what will be my next step?

  38. Aiden says

    Thank u, Arfa. The list is very clear and helpful, shows the issues exactly. We always focus on building content but forget to fix the “tiny” problems that could harm the result.

  39. Samantha says

    This was actually so helpful, thank you!! I’m new to blogging and have been staying stagnant at a couple hundred views a week. I’ll be trying out some of your suggestions!!

  40. Arfa Nazeer says

    Thanks, Samantha! I’m happy that you have found something helpful. Well, that’s ok. Just keep following few of these blogging tips, and focus on your blog traffic.

  41. Niharika Verma says

    I have recently started giving attention the Pinterest and I can see the growth for sure 🙂 Now I need to make sure to direct that Pinterest Growth into my blog growth 🙂

  42. Arfa Nazeer says

    That’s SO amazing, Niharika!

    I’m super happy that you are seeing growth in Pinterest. Yes, for sure! You will also grow your blog with pinterest.

    I wish you the best of luck!

    Thanks for visiting my site.

  43. Tsopo says

    Thank you so much Arfa for such a great post! I will be implementing these strategies on my new blog. I like how lengthy and valuable your posts are, your work ethic inspires me all the time.

  44. Lidia says

    I’m pretty new to blogging and it looks like magic to me that big bloggers like you can manage to keep up with everything! How do you juggle all your tasks? And how do you keep track of everything? Do you have any tips on how to stay organised?
    Thank you so much for all your advice

  45. Arfa Nazeer says

    Hey Gabriela,

    I understand. We all have been there. It’s okay. Blogging is a long game where you need to be consistent, and creative. You should stick to your goals, and keep showing up. Some days are slow while some days are great! So, enjoy the process.

  46. Temi says

    Hi Arfa, this is such a wonderful piece. Very detailed and informative.
    I get all the things needed to be done but what I need is how to convert all the views to monetary value, this is what people don’t actually talk about.
    What happens after you have increased traffic to your blog, who pays the blogger. This is apart from the affiliate links
    Do I need to add my bank details.
    Thank you for all the information so far
    temisays.com

  47. Shawn says

    Such a great post. I read from the beginning to the end!
    Arfa, you hit me when you say that most people don’t promote their blog posts. All they do is write and publish blog posts, but they don’t really promote their content.
    And looking at myself, you’re right. I only share my blog posts on social media, and that’s all.
    I need to come up with new strategies. I need to promote and repurpose my content and promote them. Cheers 🙂

  48. Rex says

    Honestly, I didn’t to open the email to this post as I had so many emails on the same thing. But then, I decided to try it out as I have always loved your article and your facebook group. Sincerely, I’m glad I read this. Having 17 whole ideas to implement is super good! I’m really falling in love with the idea of Pinterest, and I’m definitely going for it.

    I only have one question: I’m a new blogger, and I know social media is imortant. But, I see lots of bloggers talk about using 1-2 social media channels. And, each channel has great potential for success. Now, I’m confused as to which one(s) to choose first. Do you have a suggestion, please?

  49. Arfa Nazeer says

    So glad to know that! I am really happy that you have found the email and this post super useful. Yes! Go for Pinterest.

    That’s a good question.

    For new bloggers, I definitely suggest picking up 2 platforms and be consistent on those platforms. As I don’t know your niche, so I’m not sure but I highly recommend starting with Facebook groups and Pinterest. You are going to see some engagement if you properly use these platforms.

    All the best!

  50. Emily says

    I really needed this. I’m in my second month of blogging and am trying to get more page views. I knew it is a slow ride. But I’m just not sure how some people get thousands of views their first and second month? I’m going to start creating even more pins on Pinterest and connecting with other bloggers.

  51. muhammed mkh says

    Hi Arafa ,

    Thank you so much for this thoughtful & helpful post! I’ve been struggling with traffic to my blog that’s created one year ago. And I read posts about how to grow your traffic. Yours was really different. I know now that I need to work on .
    Thanks alot .

  52. Rawson says

    Hello, I just stumbled on this from pinterest. Awesome tips, I think i need to really up my game now. Thank you so much

  53. Breona says

    I really enjoyed this post! So many great tips and one that i want to implement right away is collaborating with other bloggers. I started blogging in 2015 for fun but now i’m rebranding and really investing in making a profitable blog. I read others blogs everyday but i never comment or collab. There hasn’t been a good reason so i would like to change that today by simply commenting here! Thanks for these tips, they are really good for bloggers at any stage in the game.

  54. mariya says

    hey and salaam arfa, thanks so much for this. I really want to improve my blogging game. I have a parenting website for muslims and have got some really good views to some of my articles. I keep getting distracted with instagram etc and find it difficult to focus. Plus when i set out to write one bog post it ends up turning into 3 or one very long one. I cant wait to start reading more of your posts and would love to connect with you and your connections in the blogosphere! I’ve got a few tabs open from your blog and will continue reading and learning now.
    Much love,
    Mariya
    https://theyareourfuture.com

  55. Grace Charlie says

    Thanks for the great piece.

    Please how do I use Pinterest to drive traffic to my blog? You also said something about website design being poor, how do I know my website design is poor?

    I really need traffic to my blog(https://highfaculty.com/) and don’t even know what to do anymore

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