How To Get Traffic To Your Blog

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 | SEO, Tips with 18 Comments

This is my 100th article in this site and it was not easy to come up with a topic for this special post.  I really wanted to make this article special and helpful to my readers.  With this idea in mind, I decided to write my own experience on how I was able to get traffic in this website without spending money on advertisements and other promotional activities.

When I started this website, I thought it would be easy to earn money online.  But after reading so many articles and ebooks on how to make money online and ebooks on search engine optimization, I realized that making money online is not an easy task.  Writing articles is nothing, if no one is reading it.  Your site is non-existent if no one visits your site.  With no visitors, no one will click the ads and no money will be generated from the site.  So, after posting around ten articles, I started to apply the different techniques of driving traffic to my site.  I learned some of these tips of driving traffic to my blog from other successful bloggers, a lot of ebooks and printed books related to getting visitors to view my site.  One of my online mentors is Marhgil Macuha of Macuha.com.  Another website that I find very useful in my early blogging is Selaplana.com.  I owe a lot from these two guys.

I must admit that driving traffic to your blog will demand a great deal of patience, time, and effort.  But there is really no shortcut to it.  It really takes a lot of understanding, before you can get traffic to freely flow to your website.

8 Tips On How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

  1. Write interesting articles.  Write articles that are up to date, catches attention or even controversial.  A good title usually perks up the interest of readers to further read your article.  Interesting articles, with useful content, usually makes visitors return to your site and recommend it to other readers.
  2. Make popular search engines learn about your site by submitting your site here:
    • Google -> www.google.com/addurl/
    • Yahoo -> https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites
    • Bing -> http://www.bing.com/webmaster
  3. Exchange links with other bloggers.  Search for blogs that are related to your site.  Put the link of that site in your blog before requesting for a link with the owner of that blog.
  4. Submit your articles in the following sites:
    • www.digg.com
    • www.stumbleupon.com
    • www.reddit.com
    • www.ireport.com
    • www.technorati.com
  5. Announce your articles in Social Networking Sites to notify friends about your site and new articles posted:
    • Facebook
    • Friendster
    • MySpace
    • Twitter
  6. Register and participate to forums.  There are times that some forum members ask for sites that will be beneficial to them.  If your site meets their needs, then give them the link to your site.
  7. Visit other blogs and leave comments or share your views.  If your article is related to another blog’s post, then you may want to leave a link.  Watch out, because other sites do not allow inserting links to other sites.  You may want to ask permission first or check if the owner of the blog allows other visitors to leave comments with links.
  8. Email your friends and announce about your site and new articles posted in your blog.

Avoid spamming other blogs or you may be tagged as a spammer.  If this happens, bloggers may blacklist you in their site and tell their friends about your behavior in the web.  That would be embarrassing and will surely affect how you drive traffic to your blog.  Avoid getting in trouble with other bloggers, be friendly to them and they will be willing to help you.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Ashbee // February 28th, 2010 at 7:32 am

    This was very helpful! Thank you so much. I just recently started a fashion blog with a panel of writers, and was pondering how to drive traffic to my site. Your tips will certainly help!

    -Ashbee
    Chief Editor, Metropolitan
    http://cafecouture.co.cc/

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    Ashbee // February 28th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    This was very helpful! Thank you so much. I just recently started a fashion blog with a panel of writers, and was pondering how to drive traffic to my site. Your tips will certainly help!

  3. 3
    Joel Gray // May 31st, 2010 at 11:20 am

    This is really helpful. I will try forums for the next few days. I hope it can help improve my ranking. If you get the chance, feel free to visit my site.

  4. 4
    wisewomandre // June 4th, 2010 at 1:35 am

    This article was real helpful! Especially the part about joining forums:-)

  5. 5
    Health Blog // August 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Join Hubpages and post links to your blog from articles you write. Its very useful for Build your Blog.

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    OverACupofCoffee // August 22nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Your article is very helpful. I am just starting a new blog and I will submit it to directories to gain traffic. Thanks much!

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    luigi // August 23rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    nice. thnk you sir.

  8. 8
    Freebies // August 26th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Write about your website articles, & post various top articles directory. Its very useful for Build a traffic.

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    Dracz21 // September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 am

    thank you for the valuable info.

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    WiserBuddy // September 27th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks for this!!!

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    Web Blurbs // October 13th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips. I have started my own blog and those will surely help me get some visitors going into my site. Keep up the good work! :)

  12. 12
    Erdem // February 20th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    thanks for tricks.

  13. 13
    Heather // July 1st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the 8 Wonderful Tips..I gonna implement them on mah website rightaway and see how things would turn around. Will keep ya posted on it.

  14. 14
    chinchan // September 30th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    xlinks ,I was wndering Does it really help?

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    urot // October 2nd, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Yes. Xlinks really help especially start up blogs. Just be selective of the blogs to exchange with. Check the credibility and ranking of the blogs through alexa.com and other sites.

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    Pompeius smith // January 20th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    There are many ways to get a Traffic from Your Blog.
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    Mobile Broadband blogger // April 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    If you have blog site, you should give a time maybe a hour for posting 1 article per day. it is better to post a fresh, original and better keywords for SEO. social Media is a medium to drive people to your site. This will make your blog or even you a successful blogger.

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    fedhz // May 3rd, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Great tips on how to get traffic to my site. this is a good guide for new bloggers.

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