11 Simple Step To Drive Awesome Traffic To Your Blog
Blogging is not an easy thing as many people used to described it. To become a success story in blogosphere, you must know ways in which you can use to drive real and quality traffic to your website on daily basis, you must know how your blog worth, you must be able to cause stampede of readers to your website. If at all cost you really wants to succeed blogging, you have to make it as a point of duty in making your blog an attractive place for people to come to every time(readers friendly blog).
Search engines is known as the best means to get quality and highly targeted visitors to blogs and websites and that fact mustn’t be underestimated, you must use every skills you have drive always traffic to your blog because without this you cannot taste success while doing any forms of online business even apart from blogging alone. Everything online is all about traffic, websites are create because of people and those people that will come to such a website are known as traffic.
In this post, we shall be seeing the top awesome ways you can use to drive traffic to your website or blog in a good manner without getting yourself penalized by google or any other search engines.
1.Blog Commenting Rocks, but with caution….
Commenting on another blogs in your niche is one of the best and ideal way to get quality visitors and backlinks to your blogs. You can comment on as much blog as you like on daily basis but this has to be done in the right manner. You must not spam other blogs for the sake of looking for traffics, if you do that, you will loose more reputation as soon as possible and you can get banned from such sites as soon as the administrator of the site notice that you are not adding value to their website readers’s lives.
Being aggressive while commenting will not do you any good but bad, you can get traffic though this aggressive method in the first instance but you will loose them as fast as possible if you imbibe the habit of commenting on blogs for the main purpose of getting traffic to your blog only without trying to help other people to get something unique from you, for this reason, I will advice you that you muse let them (the website you are commenting on) see you as an authority when you’re commenting and not as a fool spammer who is doing this for the sake of getting traffic back.
You must always think of what to give (real value that you can offer for more traffic to your blog) to the readers of the website before you give any comment on the post as this will help you in winning the readers heart and then make them to visit your blog.
2. Good SEO Medium Keyword, Show Yourself to search engines
Let your blog known by google,yahoo, bing search engine, include good keyword in your post for good search engine ranking, let your content be found in the post your are writing on your blog –but don’t stuff your article with much keyword since this will cause you to be penalized by search engine like google for keyword stuffing. Another thing you should make sure to do is to make your blog post have a relevant keyword that relates to the content on the pages so that search engine crawler can be able to crawl your site and the keyword in it in no time.
3. Write Great Guest Post, this is the goldmine…
This sounds funny, why on earth would I write content for other blogs for them to get the benefits from search engines when I can post the same information on my blog? You might have been asking that type of silly question before, yes, it sounds silly you cannot get the best from others if you don’t give them “your all”-what I mean by “your all” is that you must know how to give all the possible best that you can give to others in order to get the very best that they’re ready to give back to you.
People cannot trust you or read your blog if you don’t add any value to their lives. So, try to add more value to other bloggers lives (like you in the same niche) and you will get what you want you to get from them which is mostly traffic and backlinks.
Your guest posts must not be something that you wrote for the sake of getting traffic to your bog either, it must focus on teaching people how to do things that they don’t know before, how to solve problems.
You must meet a need in your guest post and there must not be any link advertising one of your affiliate posts in the article and some other annoying things that can make you to lose the trust of most of the other bloggers in your niche.
Guest posting works great if you know how to go about it, you can read Onibalusi Bamidele post on guest blogging on his website to know how this can help you get more website visitors on daily basis.
4. Contests are great, create one…..
Give your readers something that worth more than money. Create contest on your blog by allowing them to win by inviting their friends on social media sites to participate in the offer, this will make your site more lively in their eyes because of the offer on ground and sooner or later you will begin to see large amount of traffics on your blog from every facet of the earth just because of the value you placed on the contest.
If you must succeed online, you have to keep your readers hooked to your website and make them feel at home whenever they are on your blog because this will make them have more trusts in you and your blog.
By doing this, your website traffic rate can quadruple since you are offering them quality service that is turning their lives around and making it more meaningful and they too will be doing something that will make you to keep on going higher.
If you are satisfying your website readers, they can help you get more traffic to your blog by inviting their friends to your blog because of the value that you are adding to their lives.
5. Use Social Networking Sites, but avoid the Knife…
Facebooking is sweet, tweeting is nice, this are the words that all bloggers need to take seriously. Your blog can’t succeed online easily if you don’t know how to get the right traffic to it on daily basis (remember that there’s different between right traffic and just any traffic).
Social media has proved over the years as the best way for bloggers to get more traffic to their respective blogs. This fact must not be taken for granted, you can engage your social media friends in a way that they will see your website as a “a place to be” for them everyday. You can create pages on Facebook and invite your friends to the fan page in order to get more readership to your blog.
The bottom line of this trick is that, you must keep them updated about you, let them know who you are and they will be willing to follow all what you are telling them to do and that’s the main reason why you should put more personality into your blogging business for better blogging career.
But, before I forget, make sure that you read all the terms and conditions of using some of the social media sites for your blog promotion so that you wouldn’t get your hand burnt after you have created a successful campaign. Facebook is very much popular with this menace, they can delete your Facebook fan page if you violate their terms in less than 30 minutes and one most popular out of their terms is sharing too much links on your wall without adding value to people’s lives. If you share too much links without good conversation between your page and the fans, they can swing on your fan page.
6. Use Social Bookmarking Sites
Social bookmarking sites are websites that allow your friends to bookmark your pages for future reference, the information on the website page can be accessed anywhere throughout the world.
This replaced the normal computer system based bookmarking style that enables your website visitors to save your website page on the internet and allow their friends to see this and many others. This can help you in getting more traffic to your blog in no time when compared to any other traffic generation techniques. Sites like digg, StumbleUpon and others are great example of social bookmarking sites that are working miracles for bloggers.
7. Forum Posting Works Wonders, but don’t abuse it…
This is another awesome way to get good and quality backlinks and traffic to your blog. As this strategy is effective in driving traffic to blogs, it can also make your blog loose authority sooner or later if you do it in wrong way. Don’t be aggressive when trying to post information into online forums, you must only add good and quality contents to the forum site so that you can earn more trusts from other users as this will make them to visit your blog to know what you are made up of, they will want to know who you are if you are using the forum consistently without spamming it.
To promote your blog using forum strategy, you must include your website links in the bio section of the forum (signature area) so that people can use this to come to your blog. You need to avoid any forms of spamming acts which most immature bloggers uses when trying to get traffic at all costs to their website, google and other search engines hate it.
8. Link Sharing Is Old, but it works too
Sharing your website links with other blogs in your niche is another best way to get quality backlinks to your blog and this will enable your site to have more visitors in no time but, it has it’s own disadvantages. This blogs also supports link exchanging on our links exchange page where you can be able to submit your blog link to us so that we can link back to your blog for more traffic and backlinks from this blog.
Though, Google hate this tricks,but you can still make use of this strategy to get high keyword targeted visitors to your blog by creating a special page for this purpose only. If you create special page for the purpose of exchanging links with others blogs that you know are good and have right information for your readers, Google will be very happy with your blog than to stuff your website with links of just anything that doesn’t even relate to your niche.
9. Focus On One Posting Styles, Jack of all trades won’t help you….
You must try to investigate what your readers loves to read on your blog whenever they came there and then try as much as possible to offer more of it to them for more returning traffic to your blog.
Learn to listen to your readers opinion about your blog and make sure to make to always stitch to the rule by providing them the contents that they need and by doing this you will be able to get more readers to your blog through “word of mouth”.
One niche is okay for you as a starter, don’t try to do so much things at once but instead focus only on one strategy that has a promising future and then focus your attention on being the best in that niche.
There are many peoples in the blogosphere world that has used this strategy before and they have recorded a successful online business presence over the years, then, why can’t you do just that?
Some great examples of them are Onibalusi Bamidele of youngrepro, Darren Rowse of Problogger.net, Steve Pavlina of StevePavlina.com and some other great successful bloggers that are making their living online just by offering one niche information to better other peoples live and they are now a success story as of today.
10. Avoid Site Dressing , this can’t help the situation….
Making changes to your blog or website often in the area of them outlook will make you to loose more traffic both from google and any other search engines.
You will not be able to attract more visitors to your blog if you are very much interested in changing your website outlook because most of your visitors are real human being like you and they don’t wants to be treated like an animal.
You as a human being too can’t visit a website today and went back there tomorrow to see that the site is wearing another look and few days later the same trends continues, you will get annoyed faster than you might ever think of. You will certainly click away from such site because of the inconsistency behavior that the owner put into the site management by neglecting the visitors opinion.
I too fell victim of this in the past when I started getting more traffic in the tune of thousands on daily basis and I started changing the site theme because of minor admin problems which I taught will be eradicated once I changed the theme and I later found out that my traffic is no more to be counted; my website traffic went back to the normal zero point and google stopped ranking my blog and I have to start over again before getting back to this level. So, my advice for you is to avoid this error and you will be able to see the good performance of your blog or website in terms of traffics.
11. Use Few Plugins For Fast Site Loading Speed
Your website must not take the visitor much time before they can be able to view the content on your blog, you must not stuff your blog with lots of plugins that will make your website loading speed to deteriorate. You must make sure that you use as less plugin as possible on your blog for faster website loading speed.
Plugins are applications that can be use to add more features to website performance. As there are good and light loading plugins on the internet, so also are slow and heavy internet loading plugins that can make your website takes more than 5 minutes before it can load and this will really annoy your website visitors from being able to read your blog post.
Most of this things are what I have done when I started blogging, I installed much plugins on the site with the aim that it will make it have more cool features and unknown to me then that it will even add more to the site troubles. Before I knew it, the websites has started to refuse HTTP requests and some other errors that can make visitors to run away from a site.
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