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trevorlawrence

Drive Traffic To Your Blog

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Hi All,

I found a pretty good list on how to drive traffic to your blog. Check it out:

1. Join MyBlogLog, add friends, and join communities.

2. Sign up for Technorati and ping it when your blog content changes.

3. Use a ping service like pingomatic to ping RSS aggregators.

4. Submit your blog to all of the directories on Robin Good’s list of RSS directories.

5. Use trackbacks.

6. Leave comments on blogs in related niches.

7. Tell your friends about your blog and specific posts.

8. Put your blog URL in your forum signatures.

9. Create link bait.

10. Tell Your newsletter subscribers about your blog.

11. Write press releases for your blog.

12. Link liberally to other blogs in your posts (many bloggers check who links to them).

13. Tag your posts using Technorati tags or a tag plug-in.

14. Submit your posts to multiple social bookmarking sites using OnlyWire.

15. Use Stumbleupon to stumble your posts.

16. Answer questions on Yahoo answers with the answers on your blog.

17. Answer questions on forums related to your niche with a link to one of your blog posts that answers the question.

18. Set up a feed on MyYahoo so that Yahoo keeps better track of your blog.

19. Make lists (My Top 5…, Ten Things…, etc.). Many of the most popular blog posts are lists like this one.

20. Use pictures. Most of the top trafficed blogs use pictures in their posts.

21. Use video on your blog.

22. Find out what people want to learn about in your blog’s niche and write about it.

23. Be the first to break a news story.

24. Use keyword research to find good keywords to use in your posts.

25. Write controversial posts.

26. Strongly Agree or strongly disagree with other bloggers and write about it with a link to their post.

27. Make it easy for your readers to sign up for your RSS feed.

28. Make it easy for your readers to Digg your posts.

29. Ask your readers to submit your posts to social bookmarking sites (Digg, Reddit, etc.).

30. Interview well known people in your industry (it’s working well for me).

31. Give credit to the blogs that inspire your posts.

32. Don’t be boring.

33. Write for beginners.

34. Participate in group writing projects.

35. Participate in blog memes.

36. Create a blog meme and tag your friends.

37. Participate in blog carnivals.

38. Post at different times of the day.

39. Submit your best posts to article directories.

40. Write Killer Content.

41. Start a group blog. These tend to get more traffic, because more people are creating conent and more people are promoting it.

42. Have guest posters.

43. Create a blog meme and tag an A-list blogger who you like.

44. Submit your blog to regular web directories (like DMOZ, etc.).

45. Join SpicyPage and promote your blog on it.

46. Join a blog webring.

47. Sign up for BlogWoods and promote your blog on it.

48. Join LinkAndBlog and do link and blog challenges.

49. Submit your best posts to Netscape.

50. Exchange Ads (not blogroll links) with complementary blogs.

51. Trade blog roll links with related blogs.

52. Sign up for Rojo. Subscribe to your feed and click “add mojo” on your better articles.

53. Add a plug-in to notify users of new comments (I REALLY need to do this).

54. Make it easy for your visitors to submit your post to ALL social bookmarking sites (not just Digg).

55. Add a tell-a-friend script or plug-in to your posts.

56. Make it easy for your visitors to bookmark your page in their browser.

57. Make it easy for people to link to your blog.

58. Use easy to read fonts.

59. Use a professional looking blog design.

60. Make your blog easy to navigate.

61. Highlight your most popular posts.

62. Write posts that ask provocative questions.

63. Use questions for the title of your blog posts (you knew that was coming).

64. Use good keywords in your post titles.

65. Reply to every question you get through email.

66. Reply to every question you get on your blog.

67. E-mail other bloggers about your really good post(s) (breaking news posts).

68. Offer free stuff related to your niche (tools, ebooks, etc).

69. Run a contest.

70. Publish videos on YouTube with the URL for your site at the beginning and end of the video.

71. Install a translation plug-in or use a translation service to translate your blog into foreign languages.

72. Put Your URL on everything that goes out of your house (business cards, stationary, mailing labels, etc.).

73. Go through listible.com’s list of web 2.0 sites and promote your blog on all web 2.0 sites that apply.

74. Search for Wikis related to your niche to submit your blog to. For example, for this blog the search phrase would be “make money online wiki” or “internet marketing wiki”.

75. Give regular polls (use a poll plug-in like democracy for this).

76. Add trivia quiz pages.

77. Add ecard pages.

78. Add a forum for your visitors to discuss more on your niche.

79. Add a wiki to your blog .

80. Join Hubpages and post links to your blog from articles you write.

81. Join Blink List and make a list of blogs with your blog in it.

82. Join 43 Things and write a list of 43 things you want to achieve (include your blog url in the list).

83. Join Blogger Party (and/or other free blog systems). Then write posts that link back to your blog.

84. Make a Squidoo lens (or more than one) with a link to your blog.

85. Provide Wikipedia articles with links to your blog where it makes sense.

86. Tell people you will link back to them if they review your blog (like John Chow).

87. Join Blog Catalog (kind of like MyBlogLog).

88. Create a MySpace Page. Put your blog on it, and get some friends.

89. Use SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

90. Use good grammar. People will be happy with your writing.

91. Submit your blog to directories in your niche.

92. Email or Instant message your friends to Digg, stumbelupon, etc. your post.

93. Link to your blog from other websites and blogs you own.

94. Write a post about the top x bloggers in your niche or state or country, etc. Then tell them about, so they will want to link back to you.

95. Promote your posts on related newsgroups.

96. Post frequently.

97. Submit your site to free website review sites like coolsiteoftheday.

98. Search for .edu sites with link pages, forums, directories, and wikis to submit your link to.

99. Give out blogging awards and tell the bloggers you are giving the awards to about it.

100. Pray. (That’s just always good advice)...

101. Make a 101 list.

I hope this would help!!

Thanks,

Trevor.

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This should be of great help to new Bloggers and some old ones too...

Thank you Trevor :)

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great points it will better for my blog

thanks to share this post

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Wow! I think the list is great and you have provided number of steps which are necessary to follow if someone needs to drive more traffic to his site / blog. But keep in mind that it is very much necessary that you must have a good substance blog if you want to get continuous traffic and further you must update your blog regularly in order to get a good ranking because this is the foremost way by which you can make your blog popular at an early stage.

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I guess these are also effective in generating traffic towards your site, but you can also do social bookmarking and blog posting in promoting your blog.

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I guess this tips could really help you get instant traffic with your blog and it is also important to consider that you should choose best and relevant keyword.

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I think you have provided a long list of wonderful ways of driving traffic to ones site or blog. It is very necessary that you should add some quality stuff to your site / blog if you want continuous traffic.

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Driving traffic to your blog is not an easy task, it requires a lot of hard work and investing time if you want to drive continuous traffic to your blog. There are of course some requirements which you must have to fulfill in order to achieve this goal. The most common ones are the design, substance and SEO. You have mentioned a detailed tips which are very informative in the end.

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Damn, that's a lot of tips there! Very nice stuff indeed, thank you so much for sharing. I can't stop praying enough to get my sites indexed faster, and hey, it seems to work pretty well! Thank you Jesus! :D

Cheers. B)

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That's many tips that you've given here. That was really great, thanks for your sharing but I am still confuse must we do them all?

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Is there any blog have did all of tips? Such as many tips indeed, I never imagine it is so hard to gain from blogging.

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@phoenix

Yes, it's hard for me to get some bucks from blogging. Although we have done all the tips, I don't think that we can get some bucks easily.

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96. Post frequently.

Sometimes this is the tricky part. To earn from a blog it needs to have a certain quality of post. Posting frequently may lessen the quality and for me I need inspiration to blog and make a good post. "Post frequently" two words that sounds easy but you'd find difficulty when your trying to type an article.

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Thanks! This is a great idea to increase more of the traffic. Thanks for sharing!

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I am sure if someone follows all the 101 tips, there would be a LOT of traffic coming towards his blog. I already follow many of the wonderful tips and benefits a lot.

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I have done a lot of blogging myself with blogger.com. I never worried about driving traffic to my site that much. I didn't have an effective money maker(advertising) at the time. I think the name of the game is to belong to social groups, forums, traffic exchanges and plain just get exposure with what your doing. People with like interests will take interest:). Lol...I saw praying listed as a step.

Thanks

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I have done a lot of blogging myself with blogger.com. I never worried about driving traffic to my site that much. I didn't have an effective money maker(advertising) at the time. I think the name of the game is to belong to social groups, forums, traffic exchanges and plain just get exposure with what your doing. People with like interests will take interest:). Lol...I saw praying listed as a step.

Thanks

You haven't tried SEO and Backlinks ? I will speak with Dennis the admin and I may distribute through Top gold forum a compressive ebook I am writing where I explain the importance of backlinks for SEO and traffic.

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earning the basics of SEO is important as a blogger.

One of the great things about blogs is how much the search engines love them.

While most blog platforms these days come fairly well optimized for Google there are always tweaks that can be made.

SEO really does make a difference and bloggers who learn the basics can see significant increases in traffic.

It is well worth investing time into learning it.

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Good post. The only advice that I would like to do to build up off of this is regulate your post amount. Don't post 2 articles a day because in a week or few months you will find it very hard to maintain that post rate. Instead, spend your time and set yourself a pace of for example one post every 3 days or 5 days. One high quality post. This will work a lot better. If you have lots of free time, than just market your site and work on getting that started up, or write a few extra posts to save incase something happens you don't have time to fisnish.

Good post. The only advice that I would like to do to build up off of this is regulate your post amount. Don't post 2 articles a day because in a week or few months you will find it very hard to maintain that post rate. Instead, spend your time and set yourself a pace of for example one post every 3 days or 5 days. One high quality post. This will work a lot better. If you have lots of free time, than just market your site and work on getting that started up, or write a few extra posts to save incase something happens you don't have time to fisnish.

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It is better to do less number of posts so that you are able to maintain the qiality of the posts as well as better interaction which maintain good traffic on the Blog :)

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