Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ten Tips to Get High Traffic to Your Blogs

If you look at the professional blogs, you will notice that most of them thrived in their first months merely due to high quality content. Ordinarily, this high quality content draws high amount of organic traffic to these blogs, and will pave way to several quality backlinks. The effect of these backlinks is twofold: organic search engine traffic, and indirect referral traffic.

Most of the traffic building methods used by high traffic blogs are still secretive. The amount of traffic through normal methods, such as directory submissions, writing quality posts, social media submissions, etc., may not be substantial. And due to high competition in the Web, it may take several years to build a really high traffic blog.

Here, we will see some tricks you can use to get high traffic to your blogs within a few days.

1. Post a Related News Story

The effect of news stories on blogs can be very powerful. Particularly on blogs, which have a Google PageRank of 4 or above, any post written gets indexed within a few hours. News stories, getting indexed early on search engines can detonate traffic overnight, since quite a lot of folks search for them. By publishing one such news story, you can take your traffic to a handful hundred visits up.

You can even include news stories outside of the generalized topic of your blog. The drawback of these visitors is that they may not be interested in the additional posts on the blog. Therefore, they may not revisit.

2. Commenting on Professional Blogs With a Strict Comment Policy

There are scores of highly popular blogs on the Internet, including TechCrunch, LifeHacker, ReadWriteWeb, etc. These blogs get more than one or two million pageviews each month. Among these blogs, ReadWriteWeb has a specialty. Its comment policy is stricter and hence, it doesn’t get too many comments to its posts. If you post a highly valuable comment there, it will be extremely conspicuous. Links placed on conspicuous comments will be clicked countless times.

3. High Traffic Forums

High traffic forums like Digital Point Forums have at least a thousand visitors online at any time. If you manage to post any interesting entries on these forums, it will be highly commendable in terms of organic SEO as well as traffic. Any new thread in Digital Point gets great attention, and several people can visit your blog, if your thread becomes popular.

4. Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo Answers can fetch you a great amount of traffic. The questions and answers posted in the site are indexed by search engines and showed on search result pages. You can include any number of relevant links to your site on your answers. Usually every query and its answers can get several hundreds of natural visits daily through search.

Anyone visiting the Answers page is most likely to click on your link, if your answer clears the problem well and the link is highly relevant. It has also additional perks like RSS subscriptions to your blog, more friends and votes through Yahoo Answers, etc.

5. Facebook Marketplace

Facebook is the largest social network in the world with over 90 million active users.

Have you ever posted a link to the Facebook Marketplace and seen its effect? For this, you have to find the most appropriate marketplace to list your link.

For instance, imagine your company sells the most affordable health insurance services in say, New York, but your website is rather new and has less reach than your competitors. If you post a link to the New York network’s marketplace, several New Yorkers will see it and visit your site. And it can give you a horde of brand new customers.

6. Social Media Submissions

Social media submission is another great way to attract traffic to your blog and get backlinks. If your posts are very useful, they can go up to the front page of social media sites like Digg, and give you loads of traffic. However, the main reason that you submit is natural SEO. The blog should slowly build many incoming backlinks to get organic search traffic.

Submitting all your articles to social media sites will get you a great number of incoming links. Also, these submissions are ranked high in search results. Hence, they can provide some indirect traffic to your blog too.

7. Press Release Submissions

Press releases are also highly useful in building backlinks to the blog, just as social media submissions. Several press release sites out there allow you to submit your press release and have a backlink from it.

The press releases you submit to certain sites like PRLog.org, are ranked very high in organic search results. These submissions, hence, can give great indirect traffic.

8. EntreCard Advertising

These days, EntreCard advertising is very popular among bloggers. However, many bloggers don’t tap its full power. They pile up a few credits and advertise on low traffic blogs. These ads won’t bring any benefit to the blogger.

The way to really manipulate EntreCard to get high traffic to your site is advertising on popular, professional blogs. Usually these blogs take thousands of credits to advertise for a day. You should build credits by selling ads and dropping EntreCards for a few days, and then with all those credits, advertise on a professional blog that gets tens of thousands of visits daily. This way, you can instantly get hundreds of visits to your blog.

When selecting the blog to advertise on, check out the daily pageviews of the blog, its Alexa traffic rank, number of RSS subscribers, the time for which the site has been active, etc.

9. Craiglist Classifieds

Craiglist is the most visited classifieds advertisement site. Millions of people from around the world visit Craiglist on a daily basis. Placing a classified advertisement here is effortless. An ad can give you hundreds of highly targeted audience to your blog. Place images and attractive description on your ads and you can maximize the effect.

10. Mass Emailing

Don’t you frequently receive forwarded emails from your friends, with some cool photographs, videos, text, etc? Most of us just pass on these mails to our friends thus participating in the thread. Next time, when you get such a forwarded email, without just forwarding it to your friends, add some of your relevant links or photographs to it, and then forward it. These emails have a viral persona. Several people, on receiving them, forward them to their friends. This way, you can reach many people you don’t really know, and your link will travel with the email.

Conclusion

These tips can build exceptional amount of traffic to your blog within days. However, only the content and usefulness of the blog will make the visitors come back for more. So, give importance in building quality content.

2 comments:

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Vinitha said...

You can increase number of visitors to your blog by pinging search engines. Say to ping yahoo, you need to type the following url.

http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml

I have found a very interesting article on how it works and how you can automate all these process using tools.

http://www.bobsindia.com/bobyweb/articles/adverticeyourblogs_pinging/I have used the tool mentioned there and it is cool and easy to use. Check it out, it is worth spending few minutes.