Guest post by Anil Gupta
Just like any website promotion, your blogs needs promotion too to attract visitors to increase traffic of your blog. The blog industry is a big and busy industry with a vast ocean of blogs which seems ever-growing.
You set up a blog and start posting useful information that can benefit you and others as well. But no one comment and your traffic statistics are barely registering. All your exercise seems like a waste to you. But you can increase traffic to your blog by using few very simple steps.
Below are 10 simple tips that can help you increase traffic to your blog:
1. Post Frequency
Update your blog frequently and post useful content on it to keep traffic moving on your blog. This is the most important step in building up permanent visitors on your blog. The content you write should have something meaningful to offer and write often to maintain their interest and keep them loyal. Also, frequent posts will make you noticed by search engines like Google, Yahoo etc.
2. Submit to Search Engines
Submit your blog to Search Engines. Get yourself on the radar screen of the popular search engines such as Yahoo, Google etc. This can be done simply by submitting to them your blog’s URL. Many search engines provide a ‘Submit’ link to notify the search engine of your new blog so that your blog can be included with them. It’s not necessary that your blog pages will appear at the top of the search results screen after your submission of blogs, but at least your blog will be included and will have the chance of being picked up by a search engine.
3. Adding other blogs in your blogroll
Adding links to websites you like in your blogroll will benefit you in many ways. The owners of those blogs will find your blog and will be likely to reciprocate by adding your link in their blog rolls. This is an easy way to get the link to your blog in front of many readers on other blogs. The hope is that some of those readers will click on the link to your blog on the other blogs’ blog rolls and find your content interesting and enjoyable turning them into loyal readers.
4. Blog commenting
Commenting is a very powerful and essential way to increase your blog’s traffic. Value your reader’s comments by responding to their comments. This will build up readers loyalty. Another way is to leave comments on the blogs of other people to get new traffic moving to your blog. Make sure you leave your blog’s URL in your comment, so you create a link back to your own blog. They are likely to click on the link to visit the commenter’s website.
5. RSS Feed option
Associate your Blog’s content with an RSS feed. This not only makes your loyal readers read your posts but also allows them to know when you publish your fresh content on your blog via RSS Readers or Email notification.
6. Guest Blogging
Find a list of blogs that accept guest post and submit your best content there. Contributing quality content on top blogs in your niche will help you gets lots of quality links, traffic and branding for your blog.
7. Use Tagging
Tagging your posts also helps generating traffic to your blog as these get you noticed by search engines and help your readers find your blog when they search on popular search engines.
8. Use Social Bookmarking websites
Submit your posts to social Bookmarking sites such as Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon and more. But make sure you submit only quality posts on these networks.
9. Optimize your blog posts
Make sure that you remember to optimize your pages for search engines to find them. Include relevant keywords and links in your posts but don’t make them messy by adding irrelevant items. Doing so can be considered spamming and could have negative results such as your blog being removed from Google’s search entirely.
10. Use images
Add pictures or images in your blogs as they will help readers locate you in search engines. Ina addition they make your blog more interesting and appealing. Many People use the image search option offered by search engines to perform their search. Thus, images can boost traffic to your blog.
What methods you use to drive traffic to your blog, share in the comments section below.