TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL BLOGGING: Pulling Traffic to your blog
You would agree with me that it is indeed not an easy thing to pull traffic to your site after writing a countless number of blog posts daily?
OR is it?
Uhm…………I really don’t think so
In this article you will find several techniques for pulling traffic to your blog with so much ease.
Whether you blog for fun or profit, the point of it is to be noticed … to get people reading what you have written. Given that there are hundreds, even thousands, of bloggers out there in the blogging Kingdom, how do you draw traffic to your own humble blog site? This is the goal of every blogger out there and it may seem like an insurmountable task. But if you understand the ins and outs of the Internet, you can succeed.
One thing you may want to consider is your platform, that is your blog’s theme or purpose. Many just blog to be blogging, and that’s okay. They view their blog as their personal journal. That’s especially fitting when you consider the origins of the term “blog” – web log, in other words a log of your thoughts recorded on your website. But if your purpose is to build followers or to use your blog as a marketing tool, it would be best to have an ongoing theme. That way you will be attracting people who have a common interest in that theme and will return again and again – and even refer others to your blog site.
Now lets begin….
Make good use of Social Media:
Even if you’re not an Internet marketer, there are strategies they use that would serve you well to draw in readers. One of these is to become an established and active poster on the various social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. After a while people will start noticing your comments – and even look forward them.If you leave a clear link to your blog site in your comments, pretty soon you will begin to notice the traffic picking up. People will become curious as to who you are, so when they see your link, they will click it hoping to learn more. Just make sure you give them something to see!
This cannot be over-emphasized…..
This brings up another important tip regarding drawing people to your blog: Be regular in your postings. Don’t let weeks or months pass by without adding a new blog post. That is the quickest way to lose an audience. If there’s never a new post, your readers will quickly tire of visiting your site. So, make it worth their while.
Use Good Tag Words:
Another suggestion is to use good tag words. If someone is just browsing or doing a search on a specific subject, they’ll only find you if you have tag words that will fall into their search parameters. Civil War buffs, for instance, might use such key search words as “re-enacting,” or “Confederacy,” or “Union troops,” or maybe if it fits, “abolition.” If you build a list of tags that are specific to your theme … you’ll pull alot of traffic.
Find related forums and communites:
Posting on non-blog discussion boards that relate to your blog’s subject matter is another way to draw in readers. Again, if your blog has a Civil War theme, look up discussion groups centered around American History, SEO, or list building. The point is to make your presence known to the right people – the people most likely to come, and read, and most importantly, to return. That’s TRAFFIC.
Get links with other sites in your niche.
Another way to get traffic for free is from other sites in your niche. Getting links with other sites in your niche is also good for SEO, especially if you manage to get links without the famous nofollow attribute. But even if the links are nofollow (i.e. they are useless for SEO), they still help to get traffic to your site. If you manage to put your link in a visible place on a site with high volumes of traffic, you can get thousands of hits from this link alone. If you need a list of sites within your niche where you could get backlinks from, check the Backlink Builder tool. However, be careful if you exchange links because linking to bad neighbors can do you a lot of harm.
Promote your site every chance you get.
Free promotion is always welcome, so don’t neglect it. There are many ways to promote your site for free and some of the most popular ones include free classified ads, submissions to directories, inclusion in various listings, etc. It is true that not all free ways to promote your site work well but if you select the right places to promote your site for free, this can also result in tons of traffic.
Build Your Email List
When I launched this blog, I had my newsletter set up on the main page. I invited people to get updates of my journey to 10K monthly visitors by opting in to receive my update reports.After 626 unique impressions (the number of times a page is viewed, not clicked), i got a huge number of emails subscribed to my newsletter. This number stood as steady traffic for my blog.
Adwords, Facebook and other social media platforms are good ways to advertise your blog. You could bid on your keywords and drive traffic to your site through Adwords. You could also reach a greater number of visitors on facebook and other social media platforms (thus pull more traffic) through their various number of advertising packages.
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