12 Sure-fire Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog

Many blogs have great content, a clean design and everything a good blog should have, but the problem most bloggers face is getting traffic to their blogs.

This post will assume you already have a great design and good content. And will share 12 sure-fire ways to get quality traffic to your blog.

Ways to Get Traffic on Blog

Blog Commenting:

This is one of the best and most used ways to get traffic to your blog, it also takes little effort from you. Making effective use of blog commenting is very important when trying to get traffic to your blog through blog commenting, it is very important to make valuable well-thought-out comments on the blogs you are commenting on.

Another great thing to consider when trying to get traffic through blog commenting is to be the first person to comment, Some blogs have sent me more traffic than some of my guest posts because I was the first to comment.

It is also very important to use gravatar when commenting on blogs because this makes it easier for the blog readers to recognize you thereby leading to more traffic.


Video Marketing

This is another great marketing strategy that most bloggers fail to utilize. Video marketing is another great way to get traffic to your blog and if done properly it can send thousands of visitors to your blog. It is also important to upload your videos to high traffic video sites such as Youtube and Vimeo.

Social Bookmarking

Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by submitting your blog posts to social bookmarking sites like digg and stumbleupon.

If done properly, social bookmarking sites can send you great traffic that will help you skyrocket your blog to another level of success.

It is also very important not to share only your own content on social bookmarking sites but make sure you share more of other people’s content before sharing yours.

Forum Marketing

Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by promoting it through forums. Forums are a huge place to get traffic to your blog and they also have an established audience. While I have got success from forum marketing I have also been banned on hundreds of forums.

When marketing your blog through forums, it is very important not to spam the forums with links to your blog but only make helpful comments and people will visit your blog through the link in your signature.

Blogging Contests

Another great way to build your blog is by organizing contests on your blog. If done properly, contests can be a great way to get traffic to a blog. Someone who has used this to great effect is Hesham Zebida from Famous Bloggers. You can get sponsors for your contest by manually contacting companies and big blogs in your niche, they will be willing to sponsor if you have a good offer.

Press Releases

Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by making use of press releases. This method can do wonders if you have a newsworthy story. It is very important not to just write press releases for any sites but to track the ones which works for you – by doing this you will get even better results. Here is a list of dofollow press release sites for you to get started.

Social Networking

This is another great way to get traffic to your blog if properly utilized. The internet is now going social and the better you can be at it the more results you will get.

Making effective use of twitter and facebook can help you get more traffic to your blog, all you need to do is share your content with your friends and tell them to help you promote it.

Writing Top Posts

Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by writing top posts, it can be a list of the top 20/20/30 influencers in your niche, it can also be a list of the top ugly designed websites in your niche. This method is very effective because people love to read top lists and if done properly your top list can go viral which means more traffic for you.

It is very important to make your top list accurate because if you just write any top list people might eventually come and abuse you in your comments section.

Update Your Blog Regularly

If you have been reading shoutmeloud’s traffic report you will notice that one thing Harsh will tell you over and over again is to make sure you are updating your blog regularly. Updating your blog regularly will help you in so many ways, it will help you gain more search engine traffic and respect, it will also make your readers love and always want to visit your blog.

There is no fixed rate for updating your blog but it all depends on you, you might decide to update your blog twice a day or maybe three times a week, it all depends on you.

Search Engine Optimization

Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by making effective use of search engine traffic. Many bloggers fail to optimize their blogs for search engines with excuses like I don’t know it e.t.c. Search engine traffic is very good and it is over 70 percent of shoutmeloud’s traffic, I also get thousands of visitors from search engine traffic to my blog every month so this type of traffic should not be underestimated.

Guest Posting

This a killer. If you take a look at my three months old blog, you will notice it has an alexa ranking of 40 thousand and I also get thousands of visitors to my blog every week. The main method I use to promote my blog is guest posting.

Guest posting is very effective if done properly, I have had a guest post send me thousands of visitors in one day and I have written guest posts that only sent me 4 visitors so it is very important to choose wisely when trying to promote your blog through traffic.


There are many other ways to get traffic to your blog and if I should continue I will not leave this place.

One of the characteristics of a lazy man is procrastination and it will not be good if you read this post without doing anything. Get started, begin something and take your website to a new level of traffic.

Subscribe on Youtube

Onibalusi Bamidele is a young entrepreneur living the internet lifestyle. Visit his young entrepreneur blog for more great tips like this and get his free ULTIMATE TRAFFIC FORMULA ebook. He also writes about the best wordpress themes at wpkube.com


COMMENTs ( 35 )

  1. MINHAJ UDDIN says

    Hi Onibalusi,

    Definitely a very informative article you shared with us for getting more traffic to our blog.

    Yes, it is very important to create high quality content and share with your targeted audience.

    I got awesome results creating a 1500+ word article which was targeted for beginners blogger on how to start a blog free and make $$$ from blog, BOOM! I got good response from them!

    Anyway, very informative article for bloggers.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I’m just starting out with a new blog but I couldn’t really say it has a good design, it’s kind of boring right now! The methods talked about here to drive traffic to my blog is just awesome, but there’s a question I’d like to ask…how long do you spend on each method? Can you outsource, or would you recommend doing all on your own?
    I think I’ll need to do more research on each method mentioned in more detail. I really need the traffic to start seeing results.
    Thanks for sharing these awesome methods for traffic generation :)

  3. Jigar Doshi says

    great post!
    such step-by-step explanation of all the steps to increase traffic to one’s blog..
    thank you!
    would be of great help but since I don’t have a single niche, it is difficult for me to do most of the things mentioned here.
    also, to get sponsors for give-aways because I don’t have great traffic as yet.

  4. DNMuzic says

    Thank you for the tips and appreciate your time in providing quality information that can empower us to have a high quality traffic..More power!

  5. Rahul says

    Hi Harsh

    I also want to start Adsense Revenue Sharing on my site. I have tried to start but I am facing some problems.
    It would be great if you can guide me with a detail post on how to setup Adsense Revenue Sharing .

  6. Samuel says

    Wow.. This is really information and am sure gonna work on this. Please what are the best technology blogs to submit a post as guest? Really waiting to hear from u..Thanks.


  7. suraj says

    Hi Onibalusi, so impressed with your long but interesting post. Great to know the various methods you explained for getting traffic. I know Search engine traffic is always better than any other traffic, but I want to say one thing that social bookmarking and networking sites are also good to send traffic to your blog.
    I know many friends whose traffic is more from bookmarking and networking sites that SE. I am also getting good results.
    Over all SE as well as Social bookmarking both are helpful but we must know how to use them. ;)
    Thanks again!

  8. Rajesh Chaukwale says

    Well, I always reside on SEO and hence Google is my major traffic source for most of my blogs. Also, commenting and social media help in serving the purpose.

  9. Rahul says

    I did only some content generation for my blog. I get 1000 visitors per month in auto-pilot mode.
    1) Content optimization for selected keywords
    2) commenting
    3) updating blog in 15 days.

  10. Comrade Jackson says

    thanks for the advice. I’ll definitely have to try implementing some of these tactics. It’s hard, my blog’s content is not “contemporary” and “current” but insofar as I participate more in the community, maybe that’ll help it along. And help me imprison more peasants.

  11. sidduz says

    Great exploration. I think its tym for me to Start Video Marketing.
    Thnx a lot Onibalusi for the great share :)

  12. vijay says

    I earned my 1st page rank (when i was in blogging)by putting my comments in reliable sites and participating online forums and answers.This is really awesome share and thanking you Onibalusi for a wonderful article…

  13. Atle Iversen says

    Great list !

    I’m following your first advice, and add a comment here :-)

    I must admit I didn’t press releases were of any use, but your list of 25 dofollow press-release sites is interesting and may make it useful after all ?

    I’ll also join Vikash and ask about more information about video marketing – maybe a future article ?

    Now, back to my own blog to update it again (long overdue)….

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says

      Hi Atle,

      Yeah! Glad you loved the post :)

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  14. Nabeel | Create Your First Website says

    Great tips Onibalusi.

    All the traffic methods that you mentioned work really great, but you actually have to implement it, to get any kind of results.

    I use Forum Marketing, Blog Commenting, and recently started Video Marketing.


    • Onibalusi Bamidele says

      Exactly Nabeel,

      You have really gone far and you are doing a great work on your website.

      Keep it up!

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  15. Tinh says

    I have no more to add, a comprehensive list but I do not think I can do all things at the same time. Your post reminds me of good planning and keeping on track of these factors. Happy to see you here Bami :-)

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says

      Great Tinh,

      I am very happy to help :)

      Thanks a lot, I really appreciate you,

  16. problogger says

    i think SEO its important you can make your site known by people around the world with this SEO just optimize your site :)

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says


      You are absolutely right.

      SEO is very important :)

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  17. Anup@Hack Tutors says

    Amazing tips! Now a day I am writing for engine articles, hope I will get simple traffic from it :)

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says

      Hi Anup,

      That is really great :)

      Let’s see how everything goes :)

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  18. Vikash says

    Very comprehensive. I would like to know in more detail about Video Marketing of blogs, What kind of videos should we create to get the Video marketing correct?

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says

      Hi Vikash,

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment.

      Concerning video marketing, you will create a great and perfect video, you will include a link to your blog in the middle and in the description tags, you will then upload it to many video sites as you want.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

    • Kamal Hasa says

      For me updating blog regularly (everyday) with more than 2 posts plus writing useful posts gets me real good traffic from Google and elsewhere ;)