Driving Traffic to Your Blog

ladderMany blog owners spend a good portion of their time trying to figure out how to generate traffic to their blog. This is especially true when it comes to a brand new blog that is not yet really rich in meaningful and effective content. Generating visitor traffic to your blog is an endeavor that is going to take some basic effort on your part. Thankfully due to modern technology, the task of attracting interested people to your blog is a lot easier now than in the past.

The most common online blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger. Both have hosted blog solutions, but WordPress also has an open source solution for installing the WordPress platform onto your own domain name. If you put the following tips into practice, it is more than possible for you to begin attracting traffic to your blog as early as on the first day. Within 24 hours of creating a blog you can begin to generate traffic, and if the purpose of your blog is to sell a product, you could be making sales just as quickly.

1 – Every blog has an RSS feed.

By submitting your RSS feed to the most popular online feed services, you will be able to attract website traffic very quickly, especially if you are focusing your blog content on specific keywords that have lower competition in search engine ranks. All that you need to be able to do is to submit the URL for your feed to a wide range of different free services as soon as you actually have a live site to promote. Some of the most widely recognized feed sites are:

- Feedage.com
- Feedagg.com
- Feedraider.com
- Feedfury.com
- Feedsubmitter.com
- Feedest.com
- Search4rss.com

2 – Social bookmarking involves creating bookmarks for your blog.

Additionally social bookmarking is meant for displaying information about what your blog centers on and what it has to offer. It is important that you use social bookmarking responsibly rather than spamming these websites. Simply write a short post that explains in a little bit of detail why your site or product will interest the people that you want to visit it. There are a myriad of different social bookmarking websites out there, including but not limited to:

- Digg.com
- YahooBuzz
- Technorati.com
- Del.icio.us
- Propeller
- StumbleUpon
- Reddit
- Mixx
- Fark
- MyBlogLog

3 – Social networking, on the other hand, is a little different.

When you create an account on a social networking website, you put together a profile that allows you to connect with other people, creating powerful partnerships and even a fan following in the right circumstances. These networks and relationships will facilitate the capability for you to promote your sites and protects, although much more subtlety than through other sources. Here are a few of the most popular social networking websites:

- FaceBook
- MySpace
- Classmates Online
- MSN Groups
- Yahoo Groups
- Xanga

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Originally posted 2009-02-04 18:25:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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14 comments ↓
#1 Mark Antony on 12.28.08 at 7:48 am

Dependent on what your blog subject is, you can also use youtube as a referer. I have a site which gets quite a bit of traffic from there. Also, Blog Catalog is great for social bookmarking.

Nice site, well done.

#2 david Hansen on 03.16.09 at 12:35 pm

While I’m just getting into social blogging, I use traffic exchanges for the major part of my sign ups now.

#3 freddokresna on 07.11.09 at 12:32 pm

that’s great idea , thanks…

#4 Sue2Sue on 08.03.09 at 3:39 am

I gotta admit I got distracted by the cats on the ladder, I’ll have to read again later, gonna go buy my cats a ladder.

#5 Nevin on 08.15.09 at 11:43 pm

I think if the content you offered is important or interested enough, people will be willing to spend time on the surveys that they have to answer ahead.
For example, if you are offering online video clips people are keen to watch online or download, it will make better motivation.

#6 Arfan Rashid on 11.15.09 at 12:07 am

submit to blogcatlog, include URL with your email signature.

#7 Jane Glindo on 01.19.10 at 7:36 pm

What I do to drive traffic is I use materials that most of the people that go online are interested in. We cannot deny that there are millions of people go online to play, that’s why I put games on my site to drive traffic to it and what’s nice about it is I also earn revenues for doing it, and it drives loyal visitors who also refer friends to visit it. I use games from YourKidsClub because they got wide variety of games that can help promote my niche.

#8 Work Wasters on 02.25.10 at 10:14 pm

Quality content will often trump quantity. You could post a million meaningless posts and get a million views or just post 1. Become the authority on the topic and the traffic will follow. Some markets have bigger demographics but if you own the majority of the market share and have good position in search engine results almost any blog will get good traffic. Sometimes the most oddball niche topics get all the traffic…probably because nobody is blogging about those topics but plenty of people are searching for them.

#9 Ronald Redito on 03.21.10 at 7:03 pm

Social bookmarking and Social networking drives free traffic to my site. However, one should control using to much of this because your account might get banned.

#10 Article Writer on 04.28.10 at 1:36 am

I have 2-3 blog, where i post on regular basis. I think facebook, twitter and emailing to friends is best way to drive traffic, i use twitterfeed to reduce my work… It automatically post link for blogpost at facebook, twitter, pingfm and digg… It cool tool to work with… you can also find some more tips at my blog

#11 Andy on 06.04.10 at 8:14 am

@Sue2Sue lol..that’s very funny . I got distracted myself but I really pushed through with the reading. There are actually valuable information here. One of the strategies I do to increase traffic to my site is by joining social networking sites. I agree,create powerful partnerships and build a huge fan base and eventually you’ll have potential clients or buyers and your business is back on track. Nice post!

#12 Greg on 06.24.10 at 7:42 am

Excellent post. I’m always looking to drive traffic, especially to my new blogs. One tip I’d like to leave is to go to niche related forums and let them know you have a blog you want them to check out, and while there they can pick up a free gift (newsletter, report, video etc.) But nothing trumps Social Networking these days.

#13 Andy on 06.30.10 at 7:58 am

Driving traffic to a new website can really put your SEO skills to the test. But here’s what I really love, there are tons of effective marketing tools out there and you will never run out of options. These are great tips to boost traffic to blog. And if I may add, be unique in your blog content to keep readers craving for more. Great post!

#14 Ben on 01.26.12 at 1:20 pm

Really good info! The list of social bookmarking and RSS feed sites was really helpful.

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