Yesterday I was discussing with a friend about blogging and she asked me one interesting question which is “How to drive traffic to a new blog”. I also did remember seeing that same question at yahoo answer sometime back, so I decide to make that interesting question my today’s post. I decide to write on the topic because I know that it will help a lot of new and upcoming bloggers, don’t you think so?
When I created my blog newly, I could still remember that the first thing I did was – shared my blog to over 250 social bookmarking sites. If you ask me why I submitted my site to those bookmarking sites, I’ll simply say – to get backlinks and as well as quality traffic because Google love blogs that has quality backlinks :).
Was adding my blog manually to all 250 social bookmarking sites a waste? Nah!!! After adding my blog to those bookmarking sites, my traffic increased by 60 percent. For a 2weeks blog, I started receiving 300 unique visits per day which to me I feel is a good thing (as at that time) :). If you are a new blogger and you want all search engines to index your site 3x faster than usual, I’d suggest you read this post on: 250 SOCIAL BOOKMARKING SITES THAT CAN DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG
Now let’s move on to the main show, shall we?
3 Best Ways On How To Drive Quality Traffic To A New Blog
I am going to be discussing the 3 easiest way of getting traffic to a new blog which I know will be effective and even more fun to do. Hey! I am not talking about SEO on this post, I am talking about working smartly and getting connections in the process so do pay some good attention…
The first on my list should be…
1. Good writing skill with exceptional title:
The first thing any blogger should think of doing to his blog after doing security check and impressive design, is to have good and attractive titles when writing his blog posts.
When people search online or you comment on commentluv enable blogs, what attracts these kinds of people to your blog is not because of you, it is because of your eye catchy title. So as a new blogger (even the old bloggers), it is best to always spend time on your title because that title can take your blog to places you’ll never imagine :).
2. Social Networks:
Social network should not be taken lightly for it is one of the most powerful ways of getting traffic and at the same time building connections with top bloggers. But many new bloggers, who have been trying to get traffic from social networks, still can’t get over 50 visits per day :). Why is that so? They are not doing what they should be doing to get traffic from such places…
How to truly get traffic from places like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+
Getting traffic for free from the above mentioned social networking sites might look hard for a new comer but for people who’ve been constantly using them, it’s not.
Hey! My way of using these social networks might be different from the other bloggers but my style will definitely work for you if you put it to practice.
Best tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google +
How to get traffic from Facebook: Before you became a blogger, all your Facebook friends are just regular people right? If you’re in the blogging tips niche, those Facebook friends will likely not click your links because your topics are not their interest. Don’t get me wrong, when you post your links on your Facebook timeline, some few friends will click it out of love but with time, they will stop the clicking (fact).
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- Now as a new blogger, try as much to add new friends to your friend list that have the same interest as you.
- Add and connect with bloggers that are in your niche
- do not always drop links! Links!! Links!!! Try to be interactive with your friends
Join some Facebook communities that are in your niche: For every link you submit to these communities, try to as much;
- Add excerpt to the link: Make sure you give a little insight to what you are sharing. Doing this will make you exceptional and the community members will want to check out your link. Some will even wants to connect with you…
- Try to use harsh tags once in a while because it helps
- Show appreciation to people who like and comment on your link by telling them “Thank You”
How to get traffic from Twitter: The thing is, Even if you don’t have many followers, you can still get your blog post across to as many people as possible. But how can I make other bloggers retweet my tweets when i don’t have much followers? With sites like Justretweet and triberr, you can get your content to as many readers as possible. In case you have not registered with those 2 communities, I will advise you to do so.
- Learn how to use harsh tags because it is needed
- Register with Justretweet and triberr. And start sharing other members contents and they will share yours too
How to get traffic from Google+: Google plus is one cool place to get quality traffic from. If you want your blog posts to get faster indexing, you should consider using G+.
I have written some cool post on Google+ and how to get traffic from them; you can check the post links below
3. Social Bookmarking Sites:
Do you know that social bookmarking sites can drive great amount of traffic to your blog? Well, I guess you already know that but what you don’t know is many bloggers are too lazy to submit their blogs to social bookmarking sites. And for those who do, they use automated way (which I feel is bad).
Now if you are a new blogger and you are lazy to submit your site to 250 and more social bookmarking sites, then I will list out just 4 social booking sites where you can get tones and tones of traffic from. So should I list?
Do you know why I mentioned the above four? They are easy to understand and almost any reasonable post you submit can drive traffic to your blog.
My advice to you guys is to check out the above four and learn how to use them wisely.
Relax and don’t stress yourself:
Getting traffic to your blog can be time consuming, so my advice is – make sure you always schedule your time for generating traffic to your blog because if you don’t, you might just spend the whole day trying to drive traffic to your blog. And also remember that getting traffic is like an addiction, once your traffic starts increasing, you will always want more. Trying to make money online can be dangerous to your health so relax and don’t stress yourself :).
I am 100% sure that following the above steps will give any new blog traffic – no matter the niche :).
Over to you
It looks like I have talked so much about so much on this post, now will be the perfect time to make the post more interactive :D.
When you started blogging, how did you drive traffic to your blog? What other method can a new blogger drive traffic to his or her blog? Please do drop your answer using the comment box below. Remember that your comments, answers, questions and thoughts are highly welcome and appreciated :).
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