Sunday, June 12, 2011

5 Great Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Blog



Increase website trafficThere are several ways to get traffic to a blog and some of the common ones are blog commenting and guest posting which most bloggers are already doing. This post will be talking about 4 important and effective ways you can get free quality traffic to your blog that most bloggers ignore.
1. Forum Posting
Depending on your niche, there are many forums you can use when trying to build traffic to your blog. If you are in the blogging or make money online niche then the Warrior Forum or the Digital Point Forums is a must.
There are several ways to get traffic from posting on forums but the most effective way is to make sure you provide value when trying to contribute to the forums.
It is very important not to just spam the forums because this will lead to you being banned. it is also very important to make use of your forum signature and include a link or two back to your blog.
2. Video Marketing
Another great way to get traffic to your blog is by making and uploading great, high quality videos to video sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
This method is not properly utilized by bloggers but it can help you generate a lot of traffic to your blog.
When trying to get traffic to your blog through video marketing it is always important to link to your blog in your videos and in your description because this will make sure visitors have many options to visit your blog. Another great thing you can do is to give those watching your videos a freebie and tell them to visit your blog to get it, most of them will visit.
3. Website Groups
Another great way to get free, targeted quality traffic to your blog is by making use of website groups like Google groups. There was a time I wrote a great post on my blog and one of the highest traffic source was LinkedIn group, the group sent over 100 visitors to that single post.
You can also make effective use of Google Groups and Yahoo Groups. One great way to get the best of traffic from website groups is by joining established groups with lots of members and by providing value in the group, if you do this anytime you post a link to your blog post people will be very happy to visit and promote your blog post.
4. Article Marketing
Another great way to get more traffic to your blog is by promoting your blog through article directories. One great way to get the best from promoting your blog through article marketing is by making sure you use your keywords properly in your articles, this will help your articles rank quickly and it will also lead to more traffic for your blog.
Another great way to get more results from your article marketing efforts is by making sure your link back to your blog with an SEO’d anchor text in your articles.
5. Blogging Contests
Another great way to get more traffic to your blog is by is by organizing blogging contests.
Blogging contests can be great way to increase traffic to your blog if done wisely. One great way to use blogging contests to your best advantage is by making it a requirement for people to link to your blog before they can join the contest.
Over To You!
The above are 5 great, effective and underrated ways to get traffic to your blog. have you utilized any of them? How has the results been? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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