Increase Traffic to Blog, pt1

longexposureThis is part one in a three part series dedicated to increasing traffic to your blog in a number of different ways. Now that you have your blog set up and you are beginning to post useful information in its pages, the next step is to start attracting useful readers and commenters to your blog. Just like any other type of website, promotion is vitally important when it comes to bringing new people to your website. In the next three posts we are going to address over a dozen different things that you can do to get the traffic to blog flowing in the right direction.

1 – Bloglet –
Visit http://www.bloglet.com and set up a bloglet subscription form on the pages of your blog, inviting everyone that is in your blog network to come and subscribe including your family members, your friends, your colleagues and the people that you work with.

2 – MyYahoo –
Visit http://www.my.yahoo.com and set up a MyYahoo feed so that your website is regularly being spidered using the Yahoo search engine. Yahoo is a unique search engine because it is hand spidered, rather than spidered using complicated algorithms. If you want to increase traffic to blog, working with Yahoo on a consistent basis in this way is definitely going to be a good idea.

3 – Read and Comment – Find other blogs that exist within the same niche that you are targeting, and visit them regularly. Read the blog posts, get to know what the bloggers have to say, and leave worthwhile comments in your trail. Your comments should be useful and intelligent, and they should contain a link to your blog so that bloggers and readers can find you and read what else you have to say.

4 – Ping O Matic – Visit http://www.pingomatic.com and make use of Ping o’ Matic to ping blog directories every time you publish a blog post, making it more easy for everyone else on the internet to find your newly posted blog entries. Ping o Matic is a great way to let people know when you are posting new content, making it a great way for you to increase traffic to blog.

5 – Submit Fire – Visit http://www.submitfire.com and submit your blog through this service to reach the more traditional search engines including Google and MSN. The more search engine exposure that you get, the better off your blog will be in the grand scheme of things.

6 – Top 55 – Submit your blog to all of the top blog directories. You can find the most comprehensive list possible of directories by visiting http://www.masternewmedia.org/rss/top55 for an outstanding jumping off point in this process. Here is an extra tip: Create a form that you can use in order to track your submissions. Start a schedule that you can use to submit to a few directories every day until you have reached the end of the list.

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Originally posted 2009-08-17 05:20:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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7 comments ↓
#1 lutongpinoyrecipe on 08.26.09 at 10:10 am

nice tips! will definitely try it out.

#2 Serena Brown on 01.28.10 at 9:13 am

I always love and follow your tips, but I wanted to let you know that the submitfire address above is incorrect. It should be submitfire.info.

I was not able to find http://www.bloglet.com.

Please advise.

#3 do follow high pr blogs on 04.29.10 at 3:08 am

Install Alexa toolbar into your internet browser to increase your website’s traffic rank. Submit your website’s url to relevant search engine’s, directories, bookmarks, articles, blogs, etc.

#4 Increase Traffic on 05.02.10 at 11:49 am

These are great recommendations to help anyone increase traffic to a blog. Some can even be used to increase traffic to a website. Number 3 is very good especially if the other blogs have a high PR; and only comment by adding valuable information, or making courteous remarks. Do not spam and learn to respect the time and effort that others have put into their blogs.

#5 Article Writer for Hire on 05.02.10 at 11:58 am

These are great recommendations for helping increase traffic to a blog. Everytime I have a new post my husband helps me promote it by doing some of the things on the list you mentioned, the yahoo update, pinging the blog, etc. I also do a lot of the blog commenting. However, I have to say that too many people abuse the blog commenting. I have seen way too many comments that are totally irrelevant to the article or blog post, or are one liner spammy lines… :(

#6 FinancialBondage.org on 05.25.10 at 2:28 pm

not sure how to do the yahoo feed. don’t see anything on the url you listed. good tips though. thanks.

#7 Dan Herie on 12.14.10 at 6:54 pm

Great ways of getting lot’s of traffic good post well done again! The fact is that traffic exchanges DO work, and ARE an effective way of promoting your website. You just need to know how to use them correctly.

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