Mistakes to Avoid in Blog Carnivals when you Want More Blog Traffic

linksBlog carnivals are gaining a lot of popularity right now as they are one of the best and most influential ways to earn more blog traffic. Unfortunately, too many people are jumping into this arena without knowing what they are doing. As a result, they are finding themselves overwhelmed, left out, or without the traffic numbers that they expected. Blog carnivals are an excellent way to garner more blog traffic, however, especially by building extremely valuable back links for your blog website.

Here are some of the mistakes that you need to mistake when participating in blog carnivals, if garnering more blog traffic is your intention.

#1 – People are submitting to irrelevant blog carnivals, which will not bring them any more blog traffic. People are mass submitting their blog posts to every carnival that they can find, regardless of the category. Unfortunately, they are developing a bad reputation in the process, and they will never see any more blog traffic as a result. It is vital that you make sure that your posts are actually related to the subject of the blog carnival rather than just on some random and unrelated topic.

#2 – People are not reading the rules associated with each blog carnival. This is actually related to the last mistake mentioned above. Every blog carnival is going to have rules posted for each individual issue, and you need to read them to make sure that you are posting the right things at the right time. Unfortunately, too many people submit their posts hoping for more blog traffic without reading the rules, and this unfortunately results in them not being approved for the carnival.

#3 – People also are not posting consistently enough to gain more blog traffic. Many people submit once, or only a few times, and they only garner a single backlink or two without ever gaining the traffic that they are looking for. People who want to get more blog traffic out of blog carnivals absolutely must be willing to make this a weekly process rather than simply an occasional one. The real power behind the process of blog carnivals is that you should be consistently submitting your best posts over a period of time. This may mean making thoughtful or meaningful blog posts intentionally to participate in blog carnivals on a regular basis. The more regular you are about contributing to blog carnivals, the more blog traffic you will end up with.

Learning how to avoid these three common mistakes relating to gaining more blog traffic from blog carnivals is absolutely vital. This is the best way to contribute to the blog carnival community without stepping on any toes or overstaying your welcome. Blog carnivals are all about being a part of a community, so take advantage of what this unique blogging opportunity has to offer, and you will find yourself with more blog traffic as a result.

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Originally posted 2009-07-24 05:07:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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#1 The Marketing Professional on 07.25.09 at 12:01 pm

Found this post about blog carnivals quite valuable – many thanks for the continued great content.

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#2 Jennifer Roland on 09.08.09 at 9:07 am

I host a blog carnival on my pop culture blog (Pop Culture Curmudgeon), and at least 50% of the submissions I get are spam. It is very frustrating to waste so much time vetting every submission.

#3 Keira on 09.08.09 at 10:15 am

It is frustrating. I had to close one carnival down. When a carnival host offers categories every submitter should use them. It shows me you’re not spam! I delete all the ones without a category selection. It saves time, but not much.

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