Blog traffic the ever elusive Holy Grail of the Internet.
What if I told you getting way more blog traffic is not as hard as you think!
When it comes to keywords I'm a fanatic. I research keywords just for fun!
If you are good at locating keywords and knowing how to use them you're in for a treat. Not only do they bring your blog consistent traffic over time, if you're good, start a keyword generating service as a part of your blogging business package. Yes keyword research is included in my business blogging packages.
Have a Social Blog
What I mean by a 'social blog' is writing about the social media sources you use the most. Give tips, tricks and ideas how to use social media to the readers advantage.
This is a great way for creating lists that people like to save and pass around. Solve your readers problems by providing answers to their social networking issues and you will see a decent amount of blog traffic in the end.
Some tools in my social networking list are: Stumble, Twitter, Entrecard, Mixx, Technorati, and Reddit. Recently I joined a nice little network: Social News Central.
Answer questions or start conversations on your own posts and give and receive feedback regularly.
The area of blog submission doesn't end with directories.
Sites like Ezine Articles, Craigslist and eHow are basically ways to submit your blog for traffic and a proper form of link baiting.
Others forms of blog submission:
- Comments - You are submitting your opinion and URL in a comments area and if people like what you have to say (even better if they disagree actually) they may want to see literally where you are coming from. Comments on both blogs and forums are great for link building too which gets you even more blog traffic. Don't stop at personal blogs and forums. Online newspapers can be really great for your comments if they allow a back link. Some do!
- Traffic Swapping - Otherwise known as guest posting. You don't guest post because you are afraid. Get over that fear because that is where the traffic is at! The most you will hear is no reply at all just move on to the next blog. Even when you host a blog submission from elsewhere, it is common courtesy for the guest to post on their blog they are featured on your site.
- Internal Links - What better place to submit your blog than your own site. Whenever I get the opportunity I'm always link-baiting to myself. A combination of internal URL's, keywords and live links will do wonders for your search engine ranking.
Use the power of others who have already been there and done that to build your blog traffic so you can do the same for others in the future!
By the way these are not things you do once you should be doing a combination of them everyday. Don't just read about it...do it!