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Old 2nd December 2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Building an audience and traffic for your blog takes consistency and hard work. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up the process of gaining new readers and ranking well in the search engines.

Submit to Respected Directories
Donīt just submit to any old directory. Identify 5 general directories and 5 niche directories, some may require a payment so watch for that, not everything that is free is necessarily good! Should you have to pay it wonīt be loads and will gain you extra exposure.

Yahoo Directory
Best Of The Web
Open Directory
Blog Flux
Eatonweb

See the post on this forum about where to submit your blog.

Comment at Popular Blogs
Become part of a community, this is the best way to gain an audience. Search for other blogs writing about similar topics as you and participate in the comments sections. If you have good stuff to say then you will see people coming over to read your blog.

The fastest and easiest way to do get results is to buy text links. They have tens of thousands of sites from which to pick from. Just find similarly themed sites with good prices and you're all set, although I am not 100% convinced about Text Link Ads, does Google see them as a link farm?

Google AdWords
If you have not used this system before then you may wish to get a professional to help you, otherwise you may find yourself bidding on terms that are not always good for you and spending all your money! However, Adwords can and will bring highly targeted new visitors if you run it correctly. Consider doing keyword research before picking your keywords.

Social Bookmarking Sites
Link building through social bookmarkers, social networks and social news can be a very effective in promoting one's blog. You would need to know how to prepare attention grabbing headlines.

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Old 3rd December 2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Great Info about blog promotion.

I been doing a lot of things to get my blog traffic boosted.

Here is my little action plan that i implement daily.

First I will create a blog post around a certain keyword I will be targeting. After I post it, I will take that post and turn it into an article. I will than post that article to a bunch of article directories with software. The article will have links pointing to my original blog post.

Than i will turn that article into a powerpoint video and blast that off to video directories sites and have a link pointed back to my blog post.

The next step is i will use social bookmarking and book mark my original blog post and im done.

Works like magic. In my first week I got 22 leads, and this is with a brand new website....i expect it to increase 2000%.

It takes time but after 90 days straight you'll be laughing to the bank.

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Old 3rd December 2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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That's great advice, thanks! I've been working on building my blog for a few weeks and one thing I found is that you have to have regular posts. Whether it's once a week, twice a week, whatever. I missed a couple of weeks of posts near the start of November and went right back to square one. D'OH!

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Hey Thanks Nutty, for sharing this information...
I will also start posting in these directories as mentioned here...

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Hey Thanks Nutty, for sharing this information...
I will also start posting in these directories as mentioned here...
Very good information on blog promotion Nutty!

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Thanks for the info. On directories, everyone talks about DMOZ. I have heard they are not as good as they used to be. Do blogs get listed there and are they losing their influence.

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I face a very common problem with my blog comments & that is most of it does not get approved.

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Good read there. Also if you get your article or bookmark on the front page of the top social bookmarking websites, you could receive significant traffic. If someone likes your site, you want to be sure that you've made it easy and convenient for your visitors to share it across various bookmarking sites. Simply put, simple viral widgets (tellafriend.socialtwist.com) can help you drive traffic from your existing visitors.

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Yeah Blog promotion really help. Making more traffic so that you can have back link on your site. In blogging promotion, the most important thing, your blog content really attract readers.

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I'm glad that I use most of what you metionated! I'm not using google adwords... Is that a must? How is google adwords helps? Isn't it for advertising??

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