Your blog’s set up, you’ve made some posts, and now you’re ready for readers. How quickly you get blog traffic and readers is up to you – you need to promote your blog. Once you do, you’ll see your traffic statistics gradually rising.
Let’s look at four ways which will help you to get an ever-increasing flow of traffic to your blog.
1. Write Articles And Post Them To Article Directories
Web site owners are always looking for content for their sites, and article directories exist to provide that content. Write several articles, and post them to article directories for others to use.
Vital: spend some time crafting an effective “Bio Box”. This encourages people to actually visit your blog. However, don’t use the space for a bio. The people reading your article need a reason to visit your blog, so rather than telling them about you, tell them what great information you have waiting for them on your blog – give them reasons to click your links.
2. Post To Your Blog Every Day – The More Content, The More Traffic
The more pages (blog posts) on your blog, the more opportunities you have to be found via the search engines, so don’t stint on creating interesting content for your blog. Try to post to your blog every day. If that’s not possible, post at least a couple of times a week.
3. Ping Religiously – Set Up A Ping List In Your Blog
“Pinging” sends a message to blogging servers that you’ve updated your blog, and most blogging platforms have lists of these servers built in. Check out your blog’s configuration (see the Help file) to check which services your blog is already pinging when you make a post.
There are lots of pinging services, do a search for them. You can beef up your own ping list in your blog, but don’t be excessive – you don’t want to be accused of spamming.
4. Link, Link, Link! The More You Link, The More Traffic You Get
Link to other blogs and Web sites as appropriate. Your aim is to become known in your particular niche, and when you link to others, they will often link to you, which brings you traffic.
4. Use Social Bookmarking Sites – But Don’t Overdo it
It seems as if there’s a new social bookmarking site being launched every day, and these sites can provide great back-links for your blog.
When you write a great post, bookmark it on several sites. These sites are very popular, and they help people to find your content.
So there you have it – four ways to get traffic to your blog fast. You’ll get fresh readers and subscribers almost instantly.
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