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Traffic! who doesn’t want to get a lot of f traffic to his blog or website. Traffic can help you reach your business goals by getting more customers, more blog readers and more money. It’s important that you have more than one traffic source.
Below is a list of the different ways you can get traffic to your blog or business website:
Advertising can help you spread the word about your blog or business website on other places your website couldn’t reach. Use different PPC programs, display advertising or advertising at other blogs in your niche.
2- Affiliate Marketing:
Most of you know affiliate marketing, most probably because you are subscribed to many affiliate programs in an effort to make money online. And this is the same reason why affiliate marketing can help you get a lot of traffic by offering people a commission for promoting your products and services just like how BlogEngage is offering Affiliate program for promoting their Syndication services. While people promote their services for a commission this helps BlogEngage grows in Traffic and members.
3- Article marketing:
Article marketing is the process of writing an article to promote your blog or business on other high authority websites. Write articles about your blog on websites like Hubpages, Squidoo, etc.
4- Blog Commenting
Comment on high authority blogs in your niche will not only help you get more traffic and get free backlinks. But will help you also get more exposure on that blog, it’s like being featured on a TV show.
Make sure that you write quality comments that add value and make the readers interested enough to click on your link to know more about you. If you run a WordPress website; make sure that you have Commentluv plugin installed to manage your comments.
5- Blogging communities
Blogging communities is a great place to get free traffic, backlinks, more engagement at your blog and create awareness about your blog. Some of the top blogging communities to join is BlogEngage, Blokube, BizSugar, Kingged, Klinkk and Dosplash.
6- Build your blog on Quality Content and provide unique Information:
By writing quality content and by providing unique information that nobody has people would want to read your blog. If your visitors don’t find interesting information in your blog they will leave it and never come back. Always try to improve your post quality and Make your blog scannable so that it’s easier to read. Follow those 5 steps on how to become a mindblowing blogger to Save your blog from becoming boaring.
7- Classified Listing or Ads
Classified Listing or Classified ads websites are normally used for physical products. But it can be used for online services as Classified website started to include categories for such services. If your blog or business provide physical products then you should join OLX Classified Ads website which offers it services in more than 106 Countries.
8- Directory Submission:
There is hundreds of website directories available online both Paid and free that you can use to submit your website to and get free backlink. Some of these directories have high authority within Google Search Engine and can tell the search engine if your website worth indexing like Dmoz.org. You can use this List of Popular website Directories.
Ebooks can be a great way to increase your blog traffic or build your email list. Write and publish your ebook including a link to your blog or to posts that worth mentioning. You can giveaway your Ebooks to get higher traffic.
10- Email Subscribtion
Email is still the top form of communication. Build your Email List from the first day you start your blog so that you can share your latest posts with your subscribers. Make sure to effectively write your email to maximize your Email Click through. Use the top Email marketing providers like MailChimp, Aweber or any of it’s alternatives.
11- Facebook Groups
Facebook groups can be a huge source of traffic if done effectively. You need to engage with the group members so that they interact more with your posts. Here is a list of over 500 Facebook Groups to join in different niches.
12- Forum promotion
Forum posting can be good for your business and can bring a lot of traffic to your blog. Join Forums in your niche, read Forum rules before you start posting. Make sure to add valuable posts that help other people to solve their problems.
13- Giveaways and contest:
Giveaways can drive massive traffic to your blog and increase your social media engagement. As per this infographic 35% of all Facebook Fanpage likes are coming as an entry to Giveaway. This show us how important giveaways could be to your business. But make sure to organize your giveaway and plan for it probably so that your giveaways doesn’t fail.
14- Google+ Communities:
Like Facebook groups. Google+ Communities can help you get free traffic, here is a list of 200 Google+ Communities to join in different niches.
15- Guest Posting:
Guest posting is one of the best ways not only to increase your website traffic but also to create awareness about your blog. This method is used by the most successful bloggers in the blogsphere.
Although some bloggers are claiming that Matt Cutts through his latest post at his blog said that Google put an end for guest posting for SEO. But they misunderstood the message. Google has put an end to SPAM guest posting and Spam blog farms.
I was myself practicing guest posting wrong by accepting many guest posts on my blog due to the lack of time to write more posts. You can read my article on how this hurt my blog. Zac Johnson supports my claim that Google is fighting spam guest posting practices and not guest posting itself in his article.
Sharing Infographics at your blog is easy and can drive massive traffic to your blog. You can share popular infographics in your niche writing your own description of what you have learned from this infographic. Or you can build your own infographic in less than an hour using many of the free Infographic generation tools.
17- Organic Traffic
Organic traffic is the traffic you get from Search engine. Make sure your blog is SEO optimized by performing Keyword research using Keyword tools such as Google Adwords Keyword planner tool. Optimize your meta description and Bulding Backlinks to Get ranked higher on search engine. Make sure as well that your blog is optimized for Local Search.
18- Press Release:
Press Release can increase your exposure and reach more potential readers. It keeps you readers updated with your blog or website latest features. The traffic Press Releases drive to your blog is targeted traffic. Here is an article at Problogger on reasons why you should use Press Release.
Podcasts are becoming more popular today. You can start your own podcast series and include a link to your blog. Here is a complete guide at ABCDblogging on how to start podcasting at your blog.
Or you can transform your blog posts to audio podcast for greater accessibility to your articles using many free text to speech softwares. And then publish it at podcast websites like iTunes. This would bring massive traffic specially if you have a series of blog posts about the same topic. Here is an article at mashable on Converting your blog post to podcast.
20- Questions & Answers sites:
Join Q/A websites. You can help people find answers to their problems by presenting them with a solution from one of your blog posts. You can also get ideas for new blog posts from questions asked. Some popular website to join: Yahoo answers, Answers.com, Qoura, etc. Read this article on how to Milk 1000′s of free laser targeted traffic.
People love to read reviews before buying a product or registering at a website. Write useful reviews at your blog to get huge traffic. Read Justin Germino guest post at basicblogtips on how to write better product reviews.
22- RSS feed subscription:
Provide a way for people to subscribe to your RSS feeds, RSS feeds are easy to setup, you set it once and it will automatically work for you. It’s an excellent method to drive traffic to your website if you have a lot of subscribers. Also make sure to submit your RSS feeds to free or Paid RSS syndication websites. You can also join blogengage RSS syndication services.
Presentations is one of the ways to show your expertise in your niche. Slideshare is one of the top websites where people look for presentations.
If you have any presentation to share or if you can convert you blog posts to presentation and then upload it to Slideshare, then you can generate a massive traffic from Slideshare. Optimize your uploaded presentation file for search engine and setback waiting for the massive traffic. Read Ann Hoffman article on how to Generate traffic to your blog using Slideshare.
24- Social bookmarking websites
Social bookmarking websites like Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc. Can bring you a lot of traffic. But don’t waste your time on the wrong social bookmarking website. Make sure it’s popular, it brings traffic and it’s targeted to your niche.
Read how I was able to generate 45K visits to single post using StumbleUpon. Check out those 11 StumpleUpon similar websites to find out the most popular and best relative social bookmarking websites.
25- Social media exchange websites
Social media exchange websites can help you build your social media presence by getting more social media account followers and more social media traffic for free. Signup for free at my own social media exchange website or read more about it here.
26- Social media websites:
Social media website can help you get more traffic and build awareness about your brand if you establish yourself as in influncer in your niche. You can even make money with your social media accounts. You should always use social media for your blog post promotion. You can generate a lot of traffic using social media websites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
You need to make sure that you write interesting posts to maximize your click through. Check out Harleena Singh guest post at Probloggingsuccess for some revealed Blog promotion secrets.
27- Tell Stories:
People love to read stories as they feel it has more credibility, they love to learn from other people experience. Write an interesting story that people would love to read and then would love to share.
28- Top Lists posts
Like Stories, People love to read top lists as they are simple, easy to read and straight to the point. Top lists posts have a catchy tittles which maximize click through when shared on social media websites or appeared as a search results.
29- Twitter Exchange website:
Twitter exchange websites can help you grow your twitter accounts followers and get a lot free retweets. Join JustRetweet for free. Make sure to write interesting tweets that people would love to share.
30- Video promotion
Video marketing is one of the viral traffic sources these days, websites like Youtube, Vimeo, etc. Can generate quality traffic to your website. You don’t need to be an expert in Video production, you can create a short promotional video by yourself for free. Checkout Ileane Smith article on how to Get more Youtube views. Her blog Basicblogtips include a lot of resources on Video marketing.
There is a lot of ways to generate traffic to your blog. But not all would work for your niche or your blog. You don’t have the time to use them all with each post; so you need to test out these ways and focus on the ones that brings the highest traffic.
At the end, I hope those tips can help grow your website traffic and reach your goals. I will keep updating this list with more useful resources for traffic generation so bookmark this post. if you have any tip that worth mentioning; please let me know in your comment.
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