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Another 7 Steps for How to Get Traffic to Your Blog

trafficIf you are trying to learn how to get traffic to your blog, then you will benefit from the tips in this series, which are designed to show you the necessary steps for how to get traffic to your blog. When you have the right tips, tricks and resources in your arsenal, then that is when you can truly be successful in gaining traffic to your blog. There are twenty tips in all that you need to keep in mind when it comes to learning how to increase blog traffic. In the first post of this series we touched on the first seven, followed by an additional six in the next post, and here are the final seven tips.

1 – Create a blog roll on the side bar or at the bottom of your blog site so that you can publicize links for your favorite blog sites online. Let the bloggers know you put them in your blog roll and you may just get a little bit of reciprocation in return.

2 – Post links to relevant blogs and blog posts in your posts when you are creating blog content. Creating links and references to other blog entries and blog websites will actually increase traffic to your blog just as well as to the blogs you’re linking. This is especially useful when track backs are used because it lets the blog owner and their readers know that you mentioned them.

3 – Learn how to write blog entries that are short without compromising value and that are interesting, even in a small space. This will allow you to improve your ability to blog more frequently for an increase in blog traffic. Don’t be afraid to continue offering comprehensive studies and lists as well, occasionally.

4 – Put effort into the promotion of your most popular blog postings when you are blogging. Write a post that details your top 10 or 10 most popular blogs of the best. Refer to your best blogs in newer entries when the subjects are relevant, or reference old posts while updating the information they contained.

5 – Create a newsletter that operates separately from your blog, and invite your blog readers to become subscribers. Now you have a new way of advertising your blog, as you can link back to your blog in every newsletter that you send.

6 – Utilize offline methods for promoting your blog just as often as online methods. Make sure that your auto signature, your business card and any other marketing or print materials that you have are adorned with your blog address so that people can find you online more easily.

7 – Pay close attention to your blogging traffic reports. Learn from the statistics that you receive and use that information to update the keywords that you use accordingly. The more that you are able to fine tune your writing to your blog traffic reports, the better the results will be.

Photo Credits: Martino’s doodles

Originally posted 2009-09-11 03:39:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

6 More Steps for How to Get Blog Traffic

foottraffic2If you are trying to learn how to get blog traffic, the following tips will definitely come in handy for you. Access to the right tips and tools will help you build up your blog traffic earning arsenal. There are twenty tips in all that you need to keep in mind when it comes to learning how to increase blog traffic. We have already touched on the first seven, and here we are going to touch on the next six in the series.

1 – Treat your blog as if it were your biggest and most important marketing tool. Make sure that the look, the message and the language of your blog are properly crated in order to establish the desired amount of brand identity and to reach out to the appropriate readers and audience.

2 – Collaborate with other writers in order to create group writing projects that will establish authority for your blog and help you participate in the blogging community as well. Blog carnivals are an example of a group writing project that you can participate in because they allow you to show your authority and expertise while allowing you to collaborate with other well known bloggers in your community.

3 – Find relevant blogs within the blog community and offer to write as a guest blogger for the blog. Don’t be discouraged if a certain blogger does not want to work with you, but know that most likely will. Make sure that you have a good sampling of your writing capabilities as well as a good idea for a blog post when you approach the owner of another blog in your network.

4 – Write a blog entry on a subject that is controversial in nature… but only as long as it can be done in such a manner that it can still maintain consistency with the positioning of your unique brand.

5 – Introduce yourself to other bloggers that are writing on subjects that are similar to what you are writing on. Comment in their blogs or drop them an e-mail to let them know that you are in the same basic blogging community as them. There may be some potential for building friendships with other bloggers in your network, and this can be good for building traffic to your blog.

6 – Write about key topics, covering them in a series form so all of the articles that fall into the series are linked to one another. This is a great way to get people reading deeper into your blog to see what you have to offer. Readers may eventually come upon a blog article in the middle of or at the end of a series, which will give them inspiration to read through the entire series to see what you have to say.

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Originally posted 2009-09-09 03:36:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

6 + 1 Steps for How to Increase Blog Traffic

foottrafficHaving access to the right tips and hints for how to increase blog traffic can really come in handy. The more tips and tools that you have in your arsenal for learning how to increase blog traffic; the better off you will be when it comes to building up a steady readership. There are twenty tips in all that you need to keep in mind when it comes to learning how to increase blog traffic. Here we are going to touch on the first seven.

1 – Use keyword rich text based links in your blog entries and articles in order to link to other blog entries and articles. Creating more links to your content increases your exposure. If you are posting article content elsewhere on the internet, make sure that you are including links back to your blog posts because links from high page rank websites will benefit your blog significantly.

2 – Mix your blogging endeavor with social networking. Use websites like LinkedIn and Facebook with blog widgets. Post highlights of your favorite blog articles on websites like StumbleUpon, Digg and Delicious. Answer questions on websites like LinkedIn, Yahoo Answers, in newsgroups and in forums by linking to blog posts that you have written.

3 – Treat your blog as if it were a publication. You should be writing titles that are compelling, as well as introductions and conclusions that are compelling. You should be offering useful content, and you should make sure to check spelling and grammar in everything that you write.

4 – Keep track of relevant information and news that relates to your profession or industry so that you can report on it as it becomes newsworthy. You can achieve this by subscribing to RSS feeds, Google news alerts and other similar services to gain access to key sources of news that relate to the industry that you are writing about in your blog.

5 – Participate in the blog community. Visit blogs that follow a similar nature as your own and offer useful information in the comments. You should be talking about relevant subjects and topics, and you should always provide a link back to your blog, especially if you have something relevant posted in your own blog that you can share with other bloggers and readers.

6 – Submit your blog and your blog posts to as many blog directories, blog carnivals and blog aggregators as you can. The more time that you take to submit your blog to different places online, the more exposure you will create for your blog over time.

+1 – Now, it’s your turn! What other steps can you think of to do for your blog to increase traffic? Share them in the comments below!

Photo Credits: UnholyKnight

Originally posted 2009-09-07 03:29:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Increasing Blog Site Traffic

piggybackIs attracting blog site traffic really a difficult proposition? Are there any really, incredibly simple ways that a new person to blogging can increase their blog site traffic? Here are some of the ways that you can attract new blog site traffic to your website without difficult, as well as some truly wonderful ways to turbo charge the effort that you make. Traffic generation for blog site traffic does not have to be tough, and it does not have to be expensive. What it does require is some diligence on your part and a willingness to work hard for the much needed results.

Does a site need to age in order to attract blog site traffic?

It can be true that a website needs to age well in order for it to attract good blog site traffic numbers, but some of the best strategies for blog site traffic generation have to do with piggybacking approaches that leverage existing trust for the site, allowing your site to gain traffic from more established websites, borrowing visitors from these websites by driving them to your own website.

So what is an example of this approach?

If you have a brand new blog and you are not getting the type of blog site traffic that you want, what you can do is sign up for an article syndication website like EzineArticles and post content there to build up a reputation and links to your own website. This website is a PR 6 on Google, meaning that it is a trusted, reputable and popular website that Google indexes regularly. When you put your content on this site, it will be indexed, along with the bio section and the links back to your blog that you create in your articles. Instantly you have reputable links to your blog, and a built up authority.

Now start posting in your blog and people will come to see what else you have to say. It is by writing for your own blog and these article syndication sites that you can build up additional blog site traffic, attracting traffic to your blog. These people did not go to the other site looking for you, but they will be pleasantly surprised when they find you and the content that you have to offer, as long as you are making an effort to provide important, useful and informative content in all of your blog posts. This is not difficult at all as long as you have something to say.

Keep writing in your blog every day, and keep posting content on article syndication websites like Go Articles and Ezine Articles, and in no time at all you will have the level of blog site traffic that you are looking for. It takes time and work, but piggybacking off the page rank of these large sites is largely what they are for.

Photo Credits: Stephenie Smith

Originally posted 2009-09-04 03:22:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Advertising on Facebook

facebookIf you are not already making use of Facebook as a method of marketing your business or niche, then you are absolutely missing out on a great opportunity to reach out to hundreds of millions of active users. Today, Facebook has become one of the most popular online social networking websites, making it a veritable untapped network for traffic and business. People spend a great amount of time online on the Facebook website looking to make new friends, interact with people, play games and interact within interest groups. When you make it possible for your advertising message to travel to these people through Facebook, you will absolutely see a spike in the amount of website traffic that you attract, and you will also see more members, more subscriptions, more sales and more inquiries as well.

One of the biggest questions that people ask is how it could be possible for a business to leverage Facebook for the purpose of marketing a product or a service. Here are three of the possible ways for you to advertise your business, product or service through Facebook social networking.

1 – Social Ads on Facebook –

This is one of the most straight forward ways that you can promote yourself on Facebook. You can use social ads to target people based on a number of different functions including age group, gender and interest for example. By targeting your ads in this manner, you can increase your CTR, which is your click through rate. This will give you more visitors to your site and also an increase in the number of customers that you are able to attract. Make sure to throw a picture up in your ads because ads with images capture more attention and tend to attract more clicks as well.

2 – Groups and Pages on Facebook –

You can create groups and pages for your business, company or website on Facebook, and then you can get people to become a fan of your page or to join your group. Use the invite function for groups to get all of your friends to join, or tell your friends about your page so that they can become a fan. Both pages and groups are two excellent channels that you can use to gather more potential customers as well as to build more brand awareness on Facebook.

3 – Facebook Word of Mouth –

Selling to a friend is always going to be easier than selling the same thing to a stranger. You should try to get to know more friends simply because there are so many active users on the Facebook site. Join groups with some kind of relation to your product or your business and socialize with the members of those groups to make new friends and acquaintances. When people get to know your business and begin to really trust it, they will be much more likely to buy from you.

Photo Credits: mandiberg

Originally posted 2009-05-01 05:16:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Google SEO for WordPress Blogging

googlesearchIf you have been in the internet marketing scene at all, even just for a short time, then you are already probably aware of the fact that blogs that are search engine optimized properly tend to achieve greater and faster rankings in search engines like Google than other websites and blogs. The question remains, though, how can your blog best be optimized for Google?

The best blogging platform that is out there right now is called WordPress. It is completely free to use, simple to install, and Google tends to really love it. Here are some of the things that you can do to optimize your WordPress blog in order to achieve high rankings in Google.

1 – First and foremost, do your keyword research.

If you are not doing proper keyword research, then you are going to stand a very small chance of ever ranking high in any search engine, let alone Google. Developing a working list full of viable keywords is absolutely a must. The best tool that you can use to optimize your keywords for your WordPress blog is the free keyword tool that Google offers. While conducting your keyword research, there are some things that you need to consider including the number of monthly searches, the number of optimized websites that are already using that keyword, and how much competition you will be facing.

2 – Next what you are going to want to do is to customize your WordPress blog specifically for search engine optimization in Google.

You can log in to your dashboard, for example, and change the default permalink structure to something that Google much prefers to see. Click on the radio button for “custom”, and type in /%postname%/ — What this will do is change the default structure for the addresses for your posts so that the name of the post will be in the URL rather than the post date or post number. This allows you to optimize your blog posts by putting keywords in your titles, and having those keywords appear in your URLs, which Google pays attention to when determining how to rank you. This structure is definitely much better when it comes to SEO purposes, so if you are not following this permalink structure already, then you need to change it as soon as possible.

3 – The next thing that you need to do is to download and install the “All in One SEO Pack”, which can be found on Google and uploaded to your Plugins folder in your blog.

Activate it from the dashboard, and you will begin to see new ways to improve your rank in Google. This is a neat plugin that can really help out your SEO endeavor if you are willing to download and install it. Make sure that you go to your Settings area and update the ping list under Writing so that every time a new blog entry is posted, the blogging services will be automatically notified.

Photo Credits: jeffmcneill

Originally posted 2009-05-04 05:24:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Technorati Tracks Blog Traffic Exchange Effect

technoratiTechnorati is a online website community that is focused specifically on weblogs, and it can be extremely beneficial to register your blog with Technorati. Knowing how you can benefit from everything that Technorati has to offer is an important first step in getting the most out of your web presence. Importantly for my purposes, tracking the Blog Traffic Exchange effect is extremely easy with Technorati authority and blog reactions. (As an example, here is the Blog Traffic Exchange Technorati authority page.)

Once you have been blogging for a little while, it will be beneficial for you to register your blog, or as Technorati would call it, claim your blog. This will maximize the amount of exposure that you are getting out of having a weblog.

Here are some of the benefits that come from registering your blog with Technorati, and how you can use Technorati to leverage your authority to gain more traffic for your blog -

Claiming your blog on the Technorati website is going to list your blog website within the Technorati directory while giving you an opportunity to begin building authority for your blog. Authority is a vitally important concept when it comes to blogging, because it lets your readers know that your blog is factual, informative and well worth reading.

Your blog authority will be determined by how many inbound links your blog has managed to receive in the past six months. Your blog authority on Technorati is a great way to show other bloggers and internet users how much authority your blog has within the blogosphere, helping you to build traffic for your blog in the process.

Technorati makes it possible for you to find blogs that are similar in nature to your own. You can use Technorati to find blogs with high authority ranks, and participating in these high authority blogs can help to improve your traffic as well.

Technorati allows you to create a profile for your blog or your network of blogs, which creates another medium by which you can communicate with other bloggers and promote your own blog as well. Your Technorati profile allows you to use an image and a blog description to tell other people about your blog, and the tools on Technorati allow you to generate authority for your blog while building links.

Technorati makes it possible for you to tract the reactions that people have to your blog by way of over blogs. These Technorati reactions are a really easy way for you to see that your blog traffic exchange endeavors truly are working.

You can make use of a Technorati Watch list to keep track of all of the tags that you care about as well as all of the blogs that are in your blog roll, according to a blog post by Steve Rubel at http://www.micropersuasion.com.

Technorati is an outstanding resource for bloggers to help build authority online. Registering your blog or your network of blogs on Technorati is vitally important if you want to build increased traffic and readership for your blog.

Originally posted 2009-08-30 19:59:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Gaining Easy Blog Traffic

easytrafficDo you want to spend every day smashing the previous day’s traffic record? There is no reason why you cannot achieve this, but it is going to take some work.

Write and publish a new post every day.

New content is vitally important. It makes search engines come to your blog to check you out, and it helps human visitors find you more easily. If you want to increase your traffic by gaining easy blog traffic, you need to be posting every day. The more relevant, informative and keyword-oriented content that you write, the more traffic you will build, hands down.

Join the Community.

You need to integrate yourself into the community surrounding whatever topic you are blogging about. You need to be regularly taking part in other conversations and with other bloggers. Share your two cents and make sure that what you are saying is meaningful. Make sure that you are also posting links back to your own blog, especially if you have posts that reflect the same subject as the conversation. You are also going to want to get those bloggers to create links back to your blog in their blog rolls and in their posts.

Get Syndicated.

If you maintain a presence on any social networking websites such as FaceBook or MySpace, then you should be publishing your new blog posts here as well. There is an integrated application on FaceBook for example, called Networked Blogs that allows your FaceBook friends to follow your blogs in an interface that is clean and easy to use. It would also benefit you to become a member of EzineArticles.com and other article websites where you can post your most informative content so that visitors browsing the content can find you.

Set Up Feeds.

Use websites like LinkedIn and BrightFuse that have plugins that automatically grab RSS feeds an update your profile. These can serve double duties by building traffic and helping to build your portfolio on websites like these. Once the plugin is set up, your networking profile pages will keep updated with new blog posts on a 24/7 basis, and you do not have to do anything to make it happen.

Ping Blog Aggregators

Aggregator websites are automated sites that scan websites looking for new content and syndicate the new content to the world as soon as they find it. The traffic that you receive from a brute force system such as this may be less valuable, but it is still a great way to build traffic to your blog because building traffic by any means necessary is always a good way to go if you are looking to build better traffic numbers.

Do all of these things once every day and you will improve upon your traffic every single day.

Photo Credits: Ed Yourdon

Originally posted 2009-08-28 05:58:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Tweets

tweetUsing your blog as the seed, find quality content from the Blog Traffic Exchange and tweet it automatically. Provide your followers with interesting and relevant content within the niche of your blog. Supplement your twitter account with quality content related to your blogging niche using the our powerful content search engine.

There are setting to control the frequency and regularity of the posts. Other than that simply run the plugin and tweets will begin. I am now running this plugin and pointing it at the Blog Traffic Exchange twitter feed.

How does it work? After setting your Twitter username, password, tweet frequency, and tweet regularity the plugin will run on a schedule. Each time the plugin executes it will select a public blog post from your blog at random. Then it will use the post as the search seed of the Blog Content Exchange repository. The content repository will return a tweet containing the most relevant website, famous quote, or other content in the repository.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Adjust Options to Style as desired

Download the Related Tweets Plugin


Change Log

  • 10/31/10 – 1.6 – Updated for Twitter oAuth.
  • 09/21/09 – 1.5 – Added Befriend code from GeekLad.
  • 09/03/09 – 1.4 – Added RT code from GeekLad.
  • 08/31/09 – 1.3 – Added more options for interval and randomness.
  • 08/12/09 – 1.2 – Added #RTW adn #quote Hashtag to tweet.
  • 08/04/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-08-04 13:15:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Increase Traffic To Your Blog, pt3

postoftenHere is Part 3 in our series on increasing traffic to your blog. We hope you enjoyed the series, and that you can take these tips and use them to increase your readership beginning today.

13 – Post Often – Now you should be posting as often as you possibly can so that you are constantly attracting new readers and subscribers to your website. As you get new subscribers to your blog and its RSS feed, you are going to want to continue providing them with high quality content on a regular schedule so that they know that it is a good idea for them to keep returning to your website. Make sure to include links to other articles, other websites and other blogs in your posts in order to gain the largest amount of authority possible.

14 – Track Back – Make use of trackback links any time you quote another blog post or refer to another blog post. Essentially what a trackback is a mechanism that sends a message from one server to another to let it know that you referenced that blog’s post. The beauty to the trackback system is that now a link to your blog has automatically appeared on the other blogger’s website as a result of the trackback. Not only will this let people know when you are talking about them, but it will also help you increase traffic to your blog.

15 – Write Elsewhere – Now you should spend some time focusing on writing articles that can be posted elsewhere on the internet including article directories and as guest spots in other blogs. Make sure that you are always providing a link to your blog when you have a chance to in the author or resource box of the article. Make sure that you are not sacrificing any time that should be spent writing on your own blog as well though, as filling your own blog with content is just as important as creating links to it elsewhere on the internet.

16 – Make a Commitment – Perhaps most important of all, you need to make a commitment to write in your blog every single day. If you spend just 10 minutes per day writing in your blog, you will be able to increase your blog traffic exponentially, not only from human readers but also search engine spiders as well. Search engine spiders love new and fresh content, and they will return time and time again to check you out if they anticipate new content. Make sure that blogging is on your to-do list every day, and consider blogging around the same time every day. This is one of the best and easiest ways for you to increase traffic to your blog, and there is no excuse to pass this opportunity up.

Photo Credits: Cyprien

Originally posted 2009-08-21 05:12:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter