How I grew My Blog in Six Months (One of the blog visitors asked me)

I am writing this post because one of the visitors of my blog emailed me. He had many questions about the Blogging, and I didn’t have much time to answer him personally through Facebook or Skype. So, I asked him to email me all his questions and queries he had, so that I can share it with all my blog visitors too.

He is a new blogger and runs his Blog www.trends.ieenews.com and wanted to know that how I Grow my blog traffic in such a less time.

Here is the email with all his questions that he has sent me.

Myself Navjot, hope you did remember our chat on FB yesterday…!!!

The thing is that I’m very new to the blogging and wants to make my living with full-time blogging. But as a beginner I have a lot of queries, I hope you can answer them.

Some of them are as follows:-

How I grew my blog traffic

1) Is it worthy to go for blogging as a full-time profession(to some extent I know it is good like there are many bloggers out there who started with bit and now are ruling blogosphere like (Jaspal Singh Ji)……but still would like to know it from your personal experience..??

2) How you got so many views and visitors on your website within six months and with just 40 posts (indeed, your content is informative and attractive) but still I’d saw plenty of people out there who post nearly 10 article each day still doing poorly with visitors. So if it is good with you then can you please tell me how you do it.

3) And I did observe most of the people who commented on your post are by themselves professional bloggers what’s the idea behind that (how and why you did so.)

4) Does opening a subdomain (for example gadget360) out of the primary domain (ndtv), anyway going to affect main domain (as in terms of traffic, ranking, earnings, etc.)

5) Lastly, a personal question if you don’t mind answering that, from your page views and Alexa ranking I can make out you must be earning a really good amount through your website. If you wouldn’t mind sharing how much you are earning and from which all sources. (This is not the curiosity to know someone’s income but just wanted to have a realistic view that if I’ll apply some of your strategies how much I can expect by the end of year)

And still, there are a lot of other queries which if you can solve it would be a great help. But it’s going be time-consuming if we use emails for that..

I know I am not that expert like Neil Patel or Brain Dean but I just have an experience in SEO for about almost four years and just started my Blog on 5th of October 2015 (more than Six Months ago). If we talk about Neil Patel and Brian Dean, they have years of struggle and experience and are almost ruling with their blogs and services on the Top with the SEO Niche.

In one of my post, I have already shared all the techniques that have worked for me to get more traffic to my blog. But my friend Navjot have some questions which he has emailed me. And I will be trying to answer them all with best of my Knowledge. And I am sharing this with all because there may be many newbie bloggers who would be having the same queries or problems. So.

Question 1: Is it worthy to become a Full-Time Blogger?

Answer: My answer to this issue will always be yes, if you can depend on your parents or have other sources of income then I recommend you go with full time blogging because earning through blogging is a long process and sometimes one has to wait years to make money. And if you are thinking of becoming a full-time blogger then I suggest you have some patience, especially if you don’t have any knowledge about SEO. But if you don’t have the patience or finically not well then you should run your blog as a part blogger till you get a healthy Earning from it.

Even, me For the first two months of my blogging I was doing the job along with it and when I felt that I don’t need a job, gave it up to become a full-time blogger.

There were Many Bloggers who begin their career as part time blogger but now have become a full-time blogger. I have many friends who have their blogs, but there are two of my friends who earn online. My Friend Prince Ramgharia runs a blog named Being Tricky and is a full-time blogger and makes his living through it. And another friend Rajesh Arora runs two blogs called tecvarsity and Aboutme.asia. When I was a beginner in SEO, he was my mentor and even helps me whenever I have any queries about SEO, and his primary source of income is search engine optimization.

Question 2: How I Got so many Visitors to my Blog?

Answer: I have almost 40 posts and publish a post once a week, but still I get many visitors to my blog. The only reason for more traffic is a content promotion with proper techniques. Writing only good content doesn’t work these days, but we have to do many other things to get more traffic. Here are all the techniques which I have been using to get more traffic to my blog namely the Brian Dean’s Skyscraper technique, Use of perfect LSI Keywords, Long Tail Keywords, Guest Posting, Doing Social Bookmarking, Social Media Optimization, Commenting on others blogs, Slide Sharing and Answering questions on sites like Quora.

The Above techniques will help you to get more links and will also help you to get more organic traffic to your blog.

And I must tell you that posting multiple posts a day will reach nowhere until you have more good promotion strategy or techniques. Like, Build communities on social media and other community forums. There are sites like triberr.com, indiblogger.In, Inbound.org and some more which can help you to grow your Blog traffic.

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Question 3: How I get Comments from professional Bloggers?

Answer: The only reason I get comments on my blog from Professional Bloggers is that I am an active commenter. I usually comment on many blogs each day, may be from 40 to 50 comments a day. I have subscribed to many blogs with high domain authority with the same niche of mine. And continuously comment on the others blogs, many of the bloggers return the favor by commenting back on my blog. Another thing that you can do is write the guest post for the others blog and also accept a guest post from others too.

And one of the best ways to get comments is to write a round-up post including many bloggers. I have taken part in many roundup blog post and seen that the host of the roundup post gets tons of comments, you can do the same to get lots of comments.

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Question 4: Do a Subdomain effect a main Domain?

Answer: I don’t think that the subdomain has any effect on the primary domain. I had seen a case when my main domain was penalized by Google, but the subdomain was appearing on the Google’s SERP with all the proper results.

The reason for this was negative ranking, and all the penalties may be applied by Google on page levels, root level domain or a subdomain level. If you are trying to rank your subdomain, it is somehow good and will appear on the results. Because the reason for that is Google counts many factors for the ranking like links, Proper On-Page SEO and some of the other aspects. I have also used many subdomains to create blogs or websites and have seen no effects to my main domain but sometimes a better linking through the subdomain and the root domain. But root domain is much better than the subdomains regarding better ranking and earning.

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Question 5: How Much I earn?

Answer: Well that’s a tricky little question. As it has been just six months that I am running this blog and got Google AdSense approved Four months before. I mean in these four months I have earned enough that I need not ask any money from my parents for my expenditure. In these four months, I have received different amounts; there is no fixed payment.

My primary source from my Blog is Google AdSense, but except that I also do Web development and SEO, if I get any Clients.

And if any of you have any questions or queries about Blogging or SEO I will be happy to help.

Robin Khokhar

I do web development and SEO. But when I get time, I do write and share tips and tricks about marketing and technology.

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61 thoughts on “How I grew My Blog in Six Months (One of the blog visitors asked me)

  1. Hi Robin,

    What a great way you have crafted this blog post. I like the question of how come you get pro-bloggers on your blog. Well, you work hard to go to other blogs from new to pro bloggers and this is why they reciprocate. Pretty easy but surprisingly not too many people do it.

    -Donna

  2. worth of reading and your experience and knowledge are really helpful for many new bloggers like me.. blogging is serious career and work with passion, patience and knowledge thanks for sharing your experience mate !

  3. Hi Robin,
    nice to see your honest answer 🙂 You are right if somebody has a source of income
    or is still at home with the parents ,it is easier to start. It needs patient and hard work,
    but I saw, when the first earnings come in ,it is a great inspiration and the hard work
    becomes more pleasant. It needs also a lot of learning and commenting on other blogs.
    You did answer the question really the way it is and it will help others to be more confident.
    Thank you
    Erika

  4. Hi Robin,

    Thank you for writing down the basics about growing a new blog. I believe it really depends on the niche and what you are talking about. If you bring controversial topics on the table, then you might get lots of attention or none.

    I really appreciate your time to reply to the mail and all these questions. Now I have a lot to think about. Thank you!

    Zaria
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  5. Hi Robin
    Nice techniques and hope if someone use these methods then they will get good results.
    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Arpit

  6. Really well written and smartly answered.
    I would say that starting shall always be as a part time blogger and when you are able enough to fetch a full time income, you can accept blogging as your full time work and profession.
    Yeah. You have told me something new. I have some more to work on now. Have a great day bro..:)
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    1. Hi Vashishtha,
      yes, you are right if you don’t have much money for your living then you should startup as a part time blogger.
      And also thanks for kind words and visit to my blog.

  7. Hi Robin,
    I have read this article. Well written.

    I want to ask two question:
    1) I am new blogger and i have purchased domain in .in domain extension and then i use to make good traffic on it. Now i have 400+ visitors directly comes from google. But there is not any visitors comes from bing or yahoo.
    Actually i have verified with bing and yahoo webmaster but not getting traffics from bing or Yahooo.

    Please tell me how to get traffics from bing and Yahooo…!!

    2) There is only Indian visitors. Please tell me how to bring visitors from outside of india..

    1. Hi Sakshi,
      I think it is hard to get traffic from Bing or yahoo because there may be very fewer people using those search engines as compared to the Google.
      And secondly Yahoo and Bing have little different search algorithms and you might be optimizing your site according to google rules only. Although Bing has very fewer algorithms as compared to google but There have to be something you missing.
      I will give you an additional tip: Get some search related queries from Bing according to your niche and try to place those keywords in your post’s content and meta descriptions. It might help you to get some traffic from Bing. For better understanding read my Latest post about Niche. It may be helpful to you.
      And answering your second Question. You have got a domain that is .in which meant to get traffic for you in India only. But although you can make some changes in Google webmaster tools to get some international traffic. Hope this answer helps you.
      Regards,
      Robin

  8. Hi Robin
    It was a enjoying experience throughout the post.
    From starting only I was curious to know the answer of questions. Even I can answers all those questions very well but I was looking what your answer will. You answered in a great way.

  9. Nice post man!

    I couldn’t have said it any better.

    I remember when I was actively blogging in 2013, I succeeded in only publishing just 20 posts but I got over 2700 comments and very huge traffic.

    And like Navjot, someone asked me some questions about how I get loads of traffic and comments to my blog.

    I did reply with a guest post I published on Charmin Patel’s blog that won me $30 – that post was titled “Do you make these blogging mistakes? See Smart Ways to Fix Them”.

    I am currently rewriting that in a FREE book I will be publishing soon and it’s now been elevated to “101 Common Blogging Mistakes” and it will answer every worries of newbie/average/pro bloggers.

    Robin, you did a very nice job with this post. Well done!

    Sam

    1. I see you promotes many affiliate product. How do you keep track all of it? Do you do manually or automation? Any tips or tools that you recommend?

  10. Often visit your blog mate! You are doing best with blogging, Few tips i learned from your posts on how the blog works and kind of traffic need to generate income through a blog. Well, sharing your real-time experience is worth for many new bloggers. The first question is every valuable. Years back blogging was a hobby, and now it’s a hottest home based business with low investment. Of course need good amount knowledge on chosen niche as well as the right way to promote the blog.

  11. Hi Robin,
    The post is inspiring. I have been blogging since 2012 and all what you have mentioned/advised are right on point.
    For the newbiew and enthusiastic bloggers, one thing they forget to understand is that blogging is serious work.
    To be successful, one needs to be dedicated, committed, and be involved in lots of promotional activities.
    From my own personal experience, blog commenting was what boosted my own blog to limelight.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. This Was the post i was Searching For…There was some confusion in my mind which has been cleared by this Post. I praise the author for his writing skill and creativity. Thanks for sharing the post and helping bloggers like us…

  13. Really inspirational. After about 2 years of useless blogging, I can say to the beginners, maintaining the post quality is important, but don’t be overzealous about quality and perfection.
    And perfectly said by Robin, “Writing only good content doesn’t work these days”

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