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virtualvpm 16th May 2009 10:26 PM

How To Get Traffic To Your Blog!
 
Everyone wants to know how to drive traffic to their blog. As odd as this may sound - you don't. Blogs are a tool, much like social networking sites are. They provide someone with minimal to no we programming skills to vocalize their thoughts, ideas and information to the internet community.

The more you write in your blog, the greater is your opportunity to draw visitors who have searched for keywords that your blog may contain. As ideal as this may sound, it only is if it is well executed. For example, writing a blog on a daily basis as a traffic source will eventually build d a decent traffic source for your website, however, the quality of your blog may not be so good. What's the point of driving traffic to your site if you're just going to diminish the credibility of your business and/or your products and services?

So, if you want to write a blog and use it to drive traffic to your site, then you may want to keep the following in mind:

1. Make sure your blog is focused and maintains a theme. For example, if your product is about door handles, make sure that your blog talks about door handles - how they're manufactured, materials they are made from, the proper way to maintain a door handle, whatever - as long as it follows the theme of your product, service or business.

2. Update your blog consistently, and not sporadically. Visitors to your site will not necessarily buy from you, or become your client on their first visit. In fact, visitors may come to your website several times before making their initial purchase with you. Why? They are looking for updates. And that's what you want - but you need to let your visitors know when you update and make sure you do it when you say you will.

For example, your blog about door handles may state somewhere in its header, "Updated Every Friday". This lets the visitor know when and how often they should revisit you site. This also allows you to proactively plan your topics and properly develop your blog entry with good articles and photographs. A well written blog, especially one that is intended to drive traffic and build credibility should never be created on half fast or at a moments notice. Make sure it is well planned and consistent.

3. ASK for visitor feedback and comments. Don't just expect it, ASK for it. This will provide your blog with two benefits. It will build relevant content that will be picked up by the search engines, and it will provide a great opportunity for you to learn more about your customer, about competitors that you may not be aware of, and even market trends.

Don't allow yourself to be afraid that customer may mention competitors or negative comments. Instead, be proactive about learning from these comments and turn it into your advantage to stay ahead of the game and more competitive.

christysmith 18th May 2009 06:00 AM

One great way is to write what people want to read.... don't blog about outdated on not so interesting topics.... good effort btw!

marysmith 21st May 2009 05:50 AM

Yes, I totally agree with you, you must write what visitors want to read.
Here are some types of posts that always attract visitors and bring traffic:

1. List of tips
2. Good advice
3. Arguing on popular point of view
4. Anything with a killer headline
5. Best-of lists

It's also important to write simple language, short sentences.

Of course, this is not the only way, but to me your content is the most important.

SEO Marketing 27th May 2009 04:44 PM

I still use seo techniques, do some keyword research for what people searching on search engine...

Tom Lindstrom 17th June 2009 06:20 AM

"How To" articles work very well.People are looking for ways to solve problems.

MRchamps 19th June 2009 06:41 AM

1)Post comments on blogs in your related niche
2)Submit your blog to as many blog and rss directories as you can.
3)Have an easy way for your readers to sign up for your RSS feed.
4)Use of links and trackbacks:
Linking helps to get you noticed by other bloggers
Blogs that allow trackbacks will include a link back to your blog in the comments section of the post that you originally linked to

LucyParker 6th July 2009 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Lindstrom (Post 96002)
"How To" articles work very well.People are looking for ways to solve problems.


great idea!! "how to,,,?" and "what is,,,,,?" are maybe the most searchable :fryingpan1:

Roddick 10th July 2009 05:07 AM

Commenting. Visit high traffic blogs and share your comments related to the new posts. But of course, avoid spamming the blog for it will only result to trashing your comments into the spam bin.

Participate in forums. Join any forums with thousands of members and are related to your blog. Participate on their discussion and make sure to include your signature with a link to your blog. Again, avoid spamming the forums.

Reprint article writing. Write article related to your blog and submit it to reprint article websites.

dks 12th July 2009 06:02 AM

Hi,

For increasing the traffic on your blog you have to do Post comments on good page rank blogs in your related niche and submit in rss directories as you can.

Marykate 12th October 2009 01:16 PM

Try using social networking sites, some are saying that they spell the end of blogs, I say it can be a great way to drive traffic and earn income too.


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