How to Get Blog Traffic in Five Steps

bloggingEvery blogger is looking to achieve the exact same thing: They are hoping to be read. There are millions of bloggers that give the idea a shot but then eventually give up because they feel like nobody is reading them. They feel like if they are unable to get blog traffic, then why should they even try?

If you feel like you are currently in this position, try not to give up. It is easy to get blog traffic and to gain loyal readers if you are willing to keep blogging. Here are five methods that you can use to get blog traffic where previously you were struggling to gain readership.

1 – Maximize your use of RSS.

Your blog will come with built in RSS capabilities, and you should make sure to be taking advantage of these. The easier it is for people to subscribe to your blog, the easier it will be for you to get blog traffic when you need it.

2 – Build links from other websites.

Search engine spiders use links to navigate the web and index the websites that they find. What this means is, the easier that you make it for the search engines to find you, the easier it will be for you to get blog traffic through search engine results pages. It really is this simple.

3 – Write and syndicate content articles.


Websites and blogs alike are both hungry for content, so if you are willing to deliver this content, then you really cannot go wrong. You will earn new traffic every day, and this flood of traffic will begin as soon as your first article has been posted.

4 – Comment in other related blogs.

Blogs are designed to act as conversations. If you have insights to add to a conversation, or a comment that you want to make, by all means, make it. Leave your e-mail address and a link back to your website, and you will actually be able to get blog traffic simply by participating in online conversations elsewhere on the internet. This is a quick, easy and interactive way to get blog traffic when you are looking for more visitors to your website.

5 – Keep blogging!

The more content that you have, the more visitors you will have, because blog readers love content and are constantly looking for fresh and new information and content. If you provide it, they will find it, and if you continue to provide it, they will continue to return time and time again to read it. It really is this simple. Content is one of the most vital aspects of the blogging process. If you are not posting content, your visitors will never find you or have a reason to stick around once they do.

Bonus Tip

WordPress blogs can make use of Related Websites plugin. Sign up for Blog Traffic Exchange to leverage your content and readership for even more blog traffic. Get quality links to and from your site with other Blog Traffic Exchange members. It’s simple, easy, and indispensable, but don’t just take my word for it. Try it! Learn more about the Related Websites plugin, what it is, how it works, who is eligible and how to get it.

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Originally posted 2009-07-15 05:02:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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16 comments ↓
#1 Write and Earn a Living on 07.15.09 at 11:23 am

These are excellent insights. Probably the best advice so that a blog gains traction is to stick with it. Some bloggers give up far too early in the game.

Making a blog look attractive is also another thing that is sometimes overlooked. For example, I just added another blog to follow. What made the difference? An attractive eye-grabbing header. I was so impressed, I contacted the blogger to relate how delighted I was by her innovative header.

Another comment: I love the way your blog looks, clean and easy to navigate. Well done!

#2 Thomas Bartke on 08.31.09 at 11:08 pm

Great insights! I like how you connect the motivation to keep blogging to the feeling that nobody looks at it. I had never thought of it this way.

It’s really important to keep in mind that creating the content ON your blog is only half the effort. The other part is creating content and/or sociable activities OFF your blog to attract and engage an audience to your blog.

Cheers,
Thomas

#3 John Paul Aguiar on 03.15.10 at 9:24 am

Great tips, like always. I need to max my RSS feed better.

#4 Peter F. on 04.06.10 at 7:33 am

Great article. You can help max your RSS by adding your link to your networking efforts, and every time you send an email. Successful blogging always includes a bit of marketing. Oh yeah, and be sure to write about topics other people are passionate about!

#5 Dave on 05.12.10 at 9:19 am

I think we should also add, pingoat and ping-o-matic, these are free services. Ping and let all the sites know you made an update to your blog. The other tool I use is feedburner. This is all free to use. Don’t forget to keep adding great content to your blog.

#6 Penny on 06.09.10 at 10:33 pm

Thanks a lot for the related websites plugin mention! I think that addition will be quite helpful to me. : )

#7 Josephine on 07.20.10 at 11:35 pm

Very good view, I have been considering how to increase blog traffic, Thank you very much!It’s really important to keep in mind that creating the content ON your blog is only half the effort. The other part is creating content and/or sociable activities OFF your blog to attract and engage an audience to your blog.

#8 Zane Claes on 07.24.10 at 11:09 am

With regards to the “Keep Blogging” tip – having a schedule for your posts is very important. If readers know that they can expect new information on a regular interval they are much more likely to check up on your blog and even subscribe to the RSS.

I have about 10-20 “anytime articles” that I have “scheduled” in my blog. Should I get busy, have writers block, or just decide to disappear for the weekend the show will go on without me. But when I come up with a new blog post I’d like to write about immediately, I can always reschedule the “anytime” posts to a later date.

#9 Jimmy @ Run, Jimmy, Run on 08.01.10 at 10:43 am

Great post, although, like the other commenters have said, I think that tip #5 is so crucial that it should be at the top of the list.

It’s so easy to get discouraged with blogging but it’s vital that you go into it knowing full well that it’s going to take many months before you see any kind of return on investment.

Best of luck to all the other bloggers out there!

-Jimmy

#10 Vinayak G on 08.06.10 at 1:25 am

Bookmarking the articles in bookmarking sites is also a good idea.It can give some targeted traffic.

#11 lee stevenson on 09.17.10 at 7:02 pm

I have been blogging for a few months now but dont seem to be getting a lot of traffic 34 i think to date, is there any way to get more people interested is it to do with content or the more content you publish. Or is it the same people coming back to read the new articles i write any help would be great thankyou

#12 Aron on 12.07.10 at 4:48 pm

These tips are really useful, personally I’m using these tips on my own blog. It’s a lot of work to keep posting, specially because there’s a limited amount of topics you can write about, but the biggest tip is to never give up.

#13 Brett on 12.28.10 at 4:10 pm

Just completed my first post on my first blog. I feel very inadequate, but I’m determined to make this blog successful. I found your post very helpful and I’ve already added an RSS feed to my blog as a result plus I plan to adhere to your other suggestions as well. Good luck with your blog and keep up the good work! I appreciate it!

#14 riaz on 01.06.11 at 10:15 pm

Thanks, it is good and informative and having good work………………. Once again thanks World Pictures

#15 Yanto on 10.09.11 at 1:02 am

Use the social networking like Facebook, Google+, Friendster, etc.

#16 Cody M. on 02.08.12 at 8:35 pm

Twitter is also a great way to get traffic! Good Article.

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