There are many different factors that make blogs much better than other Web Pages, including the speed at which blogs are indexed, the ability to submit to blog directories & normal directories, pings and track backs. All these things help drive more traffic to blogs. Here are 15 popular techniques you can use to drive more traffic to your blog:
Publish short posts frequently
Using your main keywords, publish as much short posts as you can on a daily bases. Short posts don’t take much time to write, but they are very popular amongst blog readers. Publishing few short posts a day, will keep your blog within the radar of search engines for longer, giving your blog more visibility.
Submit to My Yahoo
When you submit your own RSS to My Yahoo it is automatically indexed by Yahoo.
Submit to Google’s reader
When you submit your own blog RSS to Google’s Reader the Google Blog Search will index your site for you.
Add a link directory to your blog and trade links like as often as possible. Although it may take a little more time than simply submitting to a search engine one time, this method is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site.
Ping your posts
Use ping sites like ping-o-matic. Ping your site each and every time you add a new post.
Comment on other blogs
Do not just leave short comments like “I agree.” Leave well thought out replies that will force readers to wonder who wrote that and take more interest in YOUR blog.
Submit to directories
Submit your blog to traditional directories such as DMOZ. Directories increase relevance with Google. DMOZ is very picky, but you have nothing to lose by trying.
Submit to as many RSS Directories and Search Engines as possible. This is an easy process that can give you a lot of visibility.
Submit to search engines
Submit your blog to traditional search engines such as AltaVista, and MSN.
Use track backs
If there is a blog that you refer to or quote and it is highly relevant to your subject, leave a track back. It increases your link popularity and you may even gain a few interested readers from the linked site.
Use newspaper ads, public bulletin boards, or business cards to let as many people as possible know that your blog exists.
Link from your email
Ad a link to your blog in your e-mail signature block.
Find a relevant group on Google groups, Yahoo groups, MSN groups or any of the thousands of other FREE group services and find like minded people and talk with them. Make sure your use your blog URL like it is your name.
Forums are one of the best places to go for advice. Go to forums and find problems to solve. Make sure you leave your blog name, but be tactful about it; some forums get annoyed with those who selfishly drop a few links to their own site and leave.
Tag your blog
Tagging is a new idea that has erupted across the web. Sites like Del.icio.us, Technorati and many others have a social feature that allows you to place your article under keywords or “tags” that everyone interested in that tag can see.
Although these are some of the most popular ways to drive traffic to your blog, do not limit yourself to tips and lists. Use your imagination and you will come up with many many more ways to drive traffic to your blog!
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