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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Read: SEO Checklist
This a killer. 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.