Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tips for Getting Traffic to your Blog

As a new blogger, my number one challenge has to been drive traffic to my blog. After all, what is you thinking if no one is going to read new blog which you just started? When you are starting off, you have no backlinks, no page rank, and no chance of showing up in the result of Google search. So how to get the readers?

There are the tips which I gained, so I think it can help you to get higher traffic, but it is not easy.. You better to try it out! :)


1. Social Networking
You can put your blog url in Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, MySpace and etc. So, your friends can visit your blog in your social networking on anytime. It is easy for your readers to bookmark your blog on the social bookmarking sites..But, it is not enough.. I suggest that you better to use Stumble Upon, Technorati, del.icoi.us, Reddit, Furl, Digg, Share This, and Propeller. You must register your own account, then submit your blogs to them. It is easy. StumbleUpon and Technorati are most popular site because they can get to know what is their rank and how many the visitors who read your blogs.

2. Comments and Blogrolls are your friends. Like a post on a popular blog, such as HongKiat and JohnChow. You can try to leave a comment on it. If your comment is nice, others might want to check out your blog. Blogrolls are simply a list of your favorite blogs that you put in your own blog. Just by doing this, some bloggers will notice that they are getting traffic from your blog and return the favor. You can also ask other bloggers to add your site to their blogroll. For example, I asked a blogger to add my blog when I added his blog in my blogrolls.

3. About Page Rank, you make sure your blog that the whole of your blog is indexed on the main Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN.. Then, you can put page rank, such as google page rank, alexa, technorati and etc.. :)

4. Join in the Online Communities or Discussion Groups. If you have forum or discussion groups, you can promote your blog.. As example, Allblogger Malaysia, Lowyat Forum, and Yahoo Groups.

5. Join the Traffic Exchange Program. For example, I just joined a site called BlogMad. I make new account...then, I submitted my blogs. It is good to promote your blogs. You can add the tags, and surfing other blog if you like to vote bad or good only..Then, I have received some decent traffic from it. .. Still, I have to put referrals links or ads for my blogs. It can make the readers curious about what it is and click on the ads to check it out!

6. RSS Feeds - The bloggers use to get RSS readers to actually surf to their blogs is to enable the ability to post html/links in their RSS. You can put RSS on your blog..I think that it can help you to work it..I’ve tried the FeedBurner because most bloggers used it..This make you know what is the number of visitors to your blog from RSS as well as the number of pages that they viewed. If the readers like your blog then subscribe to your blog via RSS.. :D

7. Affiliate Marketing Program - You can join in the affiliate marketing sites and help to promote their ads, like Google Adsense, Widgets, TextAds, ReviewMe, and etc.. For example, you promote the adverting and selling the products. This is a great way to gain more money when you can attract the readers to see it at your blog.

8. Join MyBlogLog to be able to make contact with other MyBlogLog users and develop relationships in your community. Then you can put a widget reader in your blog.

Do u know how to promote your blog? It can work out for your blog? Please share them with us by leaving a comment!

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6 comments:

  1. Hmm, well to each his own. I began my Blog for my own benefit, I never thought of attracting "traffic". 'Tell you the truth, Internet traffic is a little scary and if they never heard of me, that is fine.

    Lantana
    Lantana's Latitude

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  2. Three words - Content, Content, Content.

    "Ya gotta give the people what they want"

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  3. (Says a guy whose not trying, and doesn't, make money....)

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  4. You forgot no. 9: Controversy generates attention, meaning more traffic. You gotta have some good juicy red meats to bait your audience, but you gotta be careful with how you presents the information. ;)

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  5. Is there any "juicy red meats" (sic) left? I think everyone has pretty much made hash out of anything worth reading. These days it is even difficult to think up a new blog post!

    Blog traffic?? Ye Gods! Maybe I will make a new header, reading,"Stay Out". (OR): Enter at your own risk??

    Lantana

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  6. rob: Thank you for sharing it with us! ;)

    Lantana: oh, you are aware with blog traffic.. it is fine if you don't want to attract your readers :)

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