Top 5 Best and Easiest Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
Having traffic is every blogger’s dream and a lot of them are getting stuck on this part, because they simply don’t know what to do. Unfortunately, a lot of them are spamming everywhere they can and they finally quit, because spam is no good way of getting traffic.
I’ve tested virtually every possible method of getting traffic, except a few really bad ones, like automated forum or blog comment spamming, because I don’t want to get involved in those kind of activities.
I won’t tell you what worked best for me in the past, because times are changing very fast and so is the internet marketing, but I will tell you what works best for me now.
You should also know I’ve written this post because you’ve requested me to write about traffic driving and this is the first post about it. More are going to come with more details included.
Currently I’m not getting very much traffic from Google, but it’s still the main source of traffic to my blog, so I definitely have to talk about it. You don’t have to be a SEO expert to get traffic from Google. It’s enough to make some basic on-site optimization and a bit of link building, at least for the start.
Focus on your site structure and try not to place tons of links on your pages. In my opinion, 10 external and 50 internal links are a maximum on every page, so don’t make a huge blogroll even if you have a lot of favorite bloggers. A better way of thanking them for they great posts would be writing a post for this, like I did.
You should also think about your titles and keywords in your articles, but don’t try too hard on this one, because you need to write the posts for your readers, not Google. So, if you can use a better keyword in the title, do it, but make sure it’s still interesting for your readers. Always link to your older posts when writing a post, because this will help you with SEO and also increase page views, because they may be interested in that old posts.
You should definitely have a Facebook account and even a Facebook page for your blog and get your friends to like it, of course, only if they are interested in the things you write about. You could also ask your friends to invite their own friends, so you will get a better start.
After that, it’s pretty easy and the easiest way of promoting your blog and your Facebook page is writing about Facebook. You could write Facebook How To’s, Top 10 things on Facebook and so on. This will definitely get you tons of Likes and Shares.
With Twitter is a bit harder than with Facebook, because you can’t add friends like with Facebook. You need to make them follow you, though you can do the same and get retweets, which also bring followers. I haven’t been struggling with Twitter very much, but I’ve written some Twitter-related posts and I also tweet about things that people like and this way I got to nearly 10,000 followers, which is quite a good traffic source.
The most important thing you should know about Twitter and especially Twitter users is they hate it when they see a user only posts links to the same site and especially his. So tweet about everything you find interesting related to your account. For example, I tweet about internet marketing, business and technology. Sometimes I tweet funny stuff, because everyone enjoys it.
Doing guest posts on another blogs can prove to be a great source of targeted traffic and is also a link building method to help you with the SEO. You just have to write a killer post, so the other blog’s readers will be curious to see who wrote it, but make sure to only write on blogs related to yours, because only targeted traffic matters. If you write on a blog that doesn’t have anything to do with your niche, then nobody will be interested in your blog and they will neither visit yours, or visit it and leave immediately and this can prove to be a real time waster.
Commenting on other blogs can also be a good source of traffic and it also helps with networking and link building. Some blogs have do follow links on comments and others have do follow links on top commentators, so you can make profit of that. Also networking can be really useful, because you may trigger either the blogger’s or the commentators attention and they could share your posts ( retweets, Facebook share ) or even link to them.
Just like with guest posts, you need to make useful comments and don’t spam, because they might mark you as spam and your comments will not appear on any blog anymore. So be careful, use your own name and not a keyword instead, and don’t spam at all. If you feel lazy to make many comments, then make less and better ones. Comments like “Good Post,” “Great,” don’t get any attention and they won’t help you at all.
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