Many blog owners spend much time thinking of how to generate traffic. This is true especially for brand new blogs which are not yet rich in effective and meaningful content. Generating traffic to your blog will take some effort on your part. Fortunately, due to modern technology, it is now much easier to attract people to your blog. When you apply the appropriate technology, you can begin attracting blog within the first day of creating your blog.
The most common open source blogging platforms are Blogger and WordPress. Both platforms have hosted blog solutions. However, WordPress also has a solution which allows you to install the WordPress platform to your own domain name.
Within hours of creating your blog, you can start generating traffic. If your blog has been designed to sell products or services, you can start making sales just as fast. The following are some tips that can help you generate that much needed traffic to your blog.
Make use of your RSS feed
An RSS feed is a feature which comes with most blogs. To attract traffic quickly to your blog, you need to submit your RSS feed to the leading online feed services. This is especially necessary when your blog content is focused on specific keywords which have little competition in search engines. To promote your blog, all you need to do is submit your feed’s URL to several different free services.
This involves creating bookmarks to display information on what your blog is about and what it offers. However, social bookmarking should be used responsibly, not for spamming other websites. Just write a brief post which explains in detail why your product or site will interest the people who would want to visit it. You can choose from a wide range of social bookmarking sites, including Technorati.com, Digg.com, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Propeller, Fark, Reddit, Mixx, or MyBlogLog.
Social networking sites allow you to create an account as well as a profile. This enables you to connect with people and to create powerful partnerships. Such relationships and networks will create an environment where you can promote your site or your products. Some of the most recognized social networking sites include MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo Groups, Classmates Online, MSN Groups and Xanga.
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