Best referral traffic source for your next lifestyle blog post

SEO for Bloggers

Episode 2


What Is Referral Traffic?

When someone clicks on a hyperlink to go to a new page on a different website, Google Analytics tracks the click as a referral visit to the second site. And this is important factor to increase your blog posts Search Engine Results Page (SERP) ranking. Read our previous blog post on why its important to rank higher on SERP.

Why you should post your next blog post link on Facebook to get more traffic to your blog.

Here are few mind blowing facts about Facebook

  1. The Facebook platform has 1.28 billion daily active users on average for March 2017 and 1.94 billion monthly active users, on average.
  2. Facebook claims to have 1.57 billion mobile monthly active users and 1.03 million mobile daily active users, on average.
  3. According to this report on Facebook from people aged 18 and older, 44 percent of users identify as women.

Interested in more data about Facebook, follow this link and this link.

According to Lifestyle page referrals (Blogs belong to this category) are dominated by Facebook (87 percent).


So next time when you publish a new blog post, make a separate post on your Facebook account that links to it and give people a preview image and/or preview text.