The benefit of building traffic is very obvious to us all. I am not going to preach to you about why you need traffic. You should know already.
The Basic Principle Of Building Traffic
Go to where your target readers are, do something unique then create a link to your blog or website.
That is just what guides me as I do whatever I do to get traffic online.
With that said, let me reveal the ways build traffic to my blog.
By the way my blog is not does not have 1 000 000 hits a day, but what I share are the things that will steadily grow my traffic to a great level.
Ways to build traffic to your blog or website
What I am about to share here is not revolutionary. It is a new magic technique I discovered. These methods are the rudimentary methods of traffic building shared all over the Internet. They are all based on the single principle I just shared above.
Basically, It is just looking for where lots of the people I am targeting are congregating. When I get there, I do something that will link then from that spot to my page, website or blog.
1. Blog commenting
Although I do not make comments on other blogs for the sole purpose of building traffic, it does help in getting traffic. Blog commenting has many other benefits. You get seo benefits. Build a relationship with blog owner etc.
Blog commenting works best when you have something to say in the comments or show you are resourceful or helpful.
The link from the comment brings traffic to your blog or website.
2. Guest posting
This is my main way of building traffic to my blog. I have guest posted on many blogs on the Internet to build traffic to www.mkakan.com . I have guest posted many times on strictlyonlinebiz.com, a make money online from Nigeria blog owned by Chuks because it is where my target readers are.
The good thing about guest posting is that it helps to build friendship and rapport with the owner of the blog.
Don’t forget to link to your blog or website on the guest post using your target keyword.
3. Article Marketing
This is a recent link building and traffic building strategy that I have started practicing seriously. It basically involves writing an article and submitting it to article directories. At the end of the article, you can link to your blog or website using any specific anchor text or keyword of your choice.
I usually submit my articles to 2 major article directories.
There are many more article directories. If you Google up article directories, you will find more. I stick to this two because they amongst the top two.
When you write and submit articles, don’t forget to link back to your blog or website using your desired keyword.
4. Social bookmarking
This is simply the use of online book marking services to bookmark links and share with friends and other people all over the world.
Popular bookmarking services that I use and you can use are:
There are so many of them and you can use semi automated services like
www.ping.fm to make the work easier.
5. Content websites
There are several content websites that allow you to post articles and other forms of media like video, images etc on their websites. These sites also allow you to make some money as you use them.
You can also build links and traffic to my blog using these websites.
There are many other content website you can use. Don’t forget to link back to your blog and website.
6. Social Website And Networks
Social networks also send some amount of traffic to my blog and websites. What I basically do is post and tweet my post link after publishing them on my blog. If you have a facebook and twitter account, there are WordPress plugin that can help your post a link to your blog or websites after the post goes live.
The 2 popular one I am talking about here is
Depending on the number of friends and followers on these networks, you can build traffic to your website by sharing your links here.
7. Video Marketing
This is a traffic building strategy that I have not yet seriously gone into but is something I will be doing in the future. It is simply the use of videos to build traffic to your blog. What you basically do is make a video and post on videos sites like YouTube. Under the video or in your profile you link back to your blog or website. My YouTube channel is in need of more videos and my future plans are to turn most of my articles into video to be posted on YouTube. I will just record myself reading out some of my posts.
There are other video sharing website but YouTube is the biggest.
This strategy involves the use of free software downloads to get traffic to your blog or website. It is a strategy I have not tried yet. it might be a bit too techie and costly but if you can successfully submit free software people can download on a site like www.download.com or other free shareware website ,you will have loads of traffic to your blog or website.
Some people recommend using www.conduit.com to build simple shareware. You can try this strategy and see how it works for you.
9. Free E-Book Directories
This is the most recent traffic building that I have read up .It involves submitting free e-books people can download on free e-book directories.
To get traffic with this strategy you either have links to your blog or website in the e-book or you link the readers to download the book on your blog or website.
This is a very workable strategy. Don’t be afraid because it involves e-books. If you can write a blog post, you can write an e-book. I could even convert this blog post into an eBook and submit on these free e–book directories. If you are looking for free e-book directories you can use, just Google “free e-book directories”.
There are hundreds of ways to build traffic to a website or blog .I have only mentioned 9 that I am doing and will eventually do. This is by no means all the methods you can use but you can surely start with these ones.
Which ever way you choose, the basic principle still remains -going to where you can find readers, people or traffic congregate online then you do something that will bring part of that traffic to your blog or website.
This traffic building principle works for any kind of blog or website .
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