I’ve been asked a lot of my readers and followers that how i have gained a decent amount of traffic in just 6 months. It is not so difficult to do so.
And in this post i will give you 6 tips to get traffic to your blog.
1. Twitter as a Blog Marketing Tool:
In my opinion twitter is a really good platform to showcase your blog posts, mainly because of it’s popularity and also because many other fellow bloggers and potential readers are using it on a large scale to share links and information.
This doesn’t mean that you just keep on tweeting about your blog posts because that is considered as spamming.
Twitter is about sharing good stuff, so make sure you tweet about of other good articles and posts. This not only makes you a good tweep (Acronym for a person using Twitter), but also helps in gaining a good reputation among your followers and thus helps you get more retweets.
I think Entrecard is a boon for new and upcoming bloggers.
The core idea behind Entrecard is that, the more active you are, the more traffic you can get to your website. It is not dependent on how old your blog is but how actively you drop on other websites. I must say that it helps in boosting your traffic if you become a really active member.
3. Social Bookmarking sites:
I think social bookmarking websites other than twitter, like Digg, Stumbleupon, Delicious and Blogengage work on a similar principle. You don’t have to spam by voting only your website, but you have to vote articles that are good and worth a read by your friends.
It is also important to befriend new people and make a good relationship with them which helps in promotion of your blog content.
4. Power Commenting:
Yes, Commenting can get you decent amount of traffic.
By commenting, I don’t mean words like “great post”, “Thanks”, “Good Job”. One liners are never considered good comments. Comments should be such that you engage with the author and talk about the post or you add some additional information related to the post. If you write valuable comments, you will get quality traffic and it is most likely to increase your blog subscribers.
If you comment on Dofollow Blogs you will also get a linkback to your website.
5. Submitting Articles:
Submission of articles at popular article sites like Ezine and Squidoo, is an old way to get traffic but it still works. These websites are quite popular and easily get a higher rank at search engines. They can prove to be good traffic sources to your blog, if you submit good quality and resourceful articles to these sites.
6. Guest Posts:
Guest Posting is a really good technique to gain a decent readership and traffic for your blog. When you become a guest poster at a popular blog, you get a link back to your website and you also get exposure to new traffic. If you write something useful, then a lot of readers from the site will be directed towards your website.
If one follows these tips on a regular basis, one can easily reach the top in no time.
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