Blogs are very popular ways of promoting your product or service. They are easy to install, easy to administer, and easy to update. Search engines love them, too! But what is a blog without traffic? Exactly. Here are five quick ways to increase traffic to your blog and start seeing those big sales as a result…
1. Build a list of blog services to ping
There are a lot of blog services you can ping. You notify the service that you’ve updated your blog, they list your new posts, and you get the traffic from them. I’ve made a list of 10+ ping blog services. These lists are also available if you search Google or any other search engine for them. This in itself should be enough to give an initial boost to your traffic.
2. Add buttons to popular news readers
What does this mean? Well, there are sites like Yahoo, Google, Bloglines, etc which have a members area where you can select sites with RSS feeds to fetch the latest updates from different blogs. That way readers have the latest updates from all their favorite blogs listed on one page. Make sure your blog has the necessary buttons to get on these lists.
3. Update your content regularly
Search engines and blog services love regular updates. It’s very likely that you will get targeted traffic from search engines if you post regularly. That means you should make a new post to your blog at least once per day. But be careful. Too many updates per day can harm your search engine position and hits. What’s too many? 10 or more.
4. Post in forums
Post in forums, but don’t spam them. Post something fresh and interesting and put a link to your blog in your signature. Don’t post in just any forum. For example, if you’re selling makeup, post in forums that are about beauty and makeup. Don’t post in car forums if you’re not selling cars. By posting in forums, you will get one-way links which are good for search engine position in engines like Google or Yahoo.
5. Submit to blog search engines
There are masses of search engines available that list only blogs. Just do a Google search for ‘blog search engines’ and you will find at least 20 of them. These blog search engines will help you with targeted traffic. Be sure to write a good title and a good description to your blog, so that people can easily find it and will click on your link.
Follow these 5 steps and you will start seeing lots of traffic to your blog and the long awaited sales will start coming in! And don’t forget to update your blog with fresh unused content that you write yourself…
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