Surefire Ways to Get Traffic To New Blog Posts
Writing a good, informative blog post can feel very rewarding, especially if you’re like me and take your writing and your blogging seriously. Once you post it though, you can’t stop there. Even if you already have a steady stream of visitors, you can always have more traffic to your blog, it all depends on what you do when marketing your blog post.
I’ve been talking a lot about Twitter in the last few weeks, but that’s because I really see it as a valuable tool. There’s now over 6 million users on Twitter, it’s growing almost exponentially, and the potential for profit is huge. Whenever you write a new blog post, you absolutely need to be tweeting it. It helps if you have a lot of followers of course, but you can read this girl’s blog post to find out more about how to do that.
I wrote a long post about blog carnivals here, but in a nutshell they are an excellent way to both build relevant traffic and build relationships with other similar bloggers. Your posts are listed along with other related blogs, and viewers can head from one blog to the other reading the posts. I can’t say enough about blog carnivals.
Build Relationships With Other Bloggers
Blog carnivals aren’t the only ways to build blogger-to-blogger relationships and get more traffic to your blog; the first thing you can do is go to Google Blogs search and find blogs that deal with the same subject matter as yours, and then don’t just copy/paste some “nice post” drivel that proves that you either a) didn’t read the post or b) have absolutely no personality and no interesting opinion on anything.
Rather, take time to read through the posts, and if one interests you or, better yet, if you can disagree with something, post a reply there. Find a few good blogs and just lurk every single day. Become an active member.
Use Bookmarking Sites
There’s a lot of good bookmarking sites out there, hundreds in fact. StumbleUpon, delicious, and digg to name a few, but there’s oh-so-many more. I’ve been submitting links to my posts manually, but just recently I decided to look for a bookmarking tool that would submit to all of my accounts at once. I found OnlyWire, which allows you to have a free account. Just started using it so I’m not sure how useful it’s going to be in the end.
All of these methods work, and with the right tools you don’t have to actually spend a lot of time promoting your blog posts to see real results and to get a lot more traffic to your blog. I still typically spend about an hour promoting each post.
What methods do you use?