Getting More Traffic to Your Blog
I know that the Internet and the Blog’o'sphere are filled with posts, articles, free reports and eBooks on this topics and I am sure I can’t share anything with you that haven’t been shared before by someone else. So why I am writing this post?
The main reason is that the point of getting traffic to your blog is vitally important for it to grow and prosper. If you have a static or even declining amount of traffic you’re not going anywhere and unless that is your goal (which I can’t imagine that it is) you on the wrong track.
Personally I like to read reminders of why it is that we need to keep our focus on attracting more traffic to our sites (be it blogs or any other site) and what tools and tricks we have available to obtain that traffic.
Surely you will see new sites and ways being invented but when it comes down to it, it is all about getting people’s attention and providing valuable information.
Basic Yet Effective Traffic Strategy
There are countless ways of getting more traffic to your blog but I’ll share with you a few of the tools that I use that are both effective and easy to do. The key is to be consistent about your efforts and to keep at it for a long time. Two things that might sound easy but I see all that time that these are the two major reasons that people aren’t successful in attracting the traffic and building the relationships that they want.
The first “trick” is to provide valuable comments on other blogs within your niche. If you’re an Internet Marketer or a SEO expert then be sure to visit 10, 15 or 20 blogs per day to leave your comment. I’m not talking about “comment spamming” because that would backfire instantly. What I’m talking about is becoming part of the conversation and to share the knowledge that you have with both the blog owner as well as the other readers.
You WANT to get the attention of the blog owner as that is the way relationships are build. You will time and time again hear stories of bloggers becoming friend and helping each other in their business because they got to know the other person through blogs and forums. It happens every day.
I can’t find the blog post right now, but recently one of the A-bloggers made a study showing how many clicks the commenter’s comments (link) had gotten and it was a significant amount. This means that every time you comment on another blog post you will have the potential of attracting 10, 50 or 100 visitors to your site form just that one comment.
This will not happen every time you post a comment somewhere but at times it will and that is why you need to do it over and over and over again. Consistent and long term!
The second trick is to use the services of MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog. I’m not going to go into detail about these services but if you don’t already know what they are be sure to check it out. Through these communities made up of other bloggers you have the perfect tool for finding other bloggers within your niche. Be sure to pay their blogs a visit and make a comment.
Even if you don’t leave a comment they will be able to see that you have come by their blog (through the little widget that is required to be part of the community) and they might come visit your blog because of that.
Personally I’ve used this to see who has visited my blog and paid them a visit. These little tools can provide you with tons of targeted traffic if you use them to their full extend. Use them to build up a network of likeminded bloggers and you’ll never have to look back. But remember the keys:
Be Consistent ““ Do It Long Term ““ Provide Value
Without these three keys you will not get the result that you’re seeking.