Okay, so now you’ve a blog and you are regularly posting fresh content to it but what’s the use of blogging when you don’t get enough readers.
You need new readers and faithful ones that will keep coming back and spread the word. How do you get people to come to your blog in the first place? And, once you get them there how do you keep them?
Today, we will discuss some cool ways of traffic generation, and the best thing is that these are all organic ways of traffic generation. You need not to spend a penny for this. This is FREE Traffic Generation. However, there are many ways where you can generate paid targeted traffic, but first we will look at the Free ways.
It is a well known truth of the blogging world that neither paid nor free traffic alone could help you get your blog noticed but it’s a perfect combination of both Paid and Free traffic that will give your blog a required boost. Top rankings in the Search Engines. And Unique and Faithful visitors. Let’s quickly jump into Free Traffic Generation
Search Engine Traffic – Pay attention to keywords and phrases when you publish your blog posts and other pages. These will help your blog rank higher in the search engines and bring targeted visitors (those really interested in what you have to say) to you.
Word of Mouth – Reward your readers to tell others about your blog. You can offer contests and giveaways where the winner has to link to the contest or post a Tweet on Twitter about the contest, etc. We’ll talk more about these things in a bit.
Comment on Other Blogs – Find blogs related to your niche. For instance, if you’re a contemporary romance writer, find high traffic blogs of some of the bestselling authors, read what the author posts and make comments on their posts. When you make comments on other blogs you are normally given the opportunity to link to your site – use it!
Article Marketing – We talked about article directories earlier, but this time you’ll be the one submitting the articles for others to pick up and post on their websites and blogs. Be sure you link to your blog in the resource box so people who read the article can visit your site to learn more.
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Hold Contests & Giveaway Freebies – Contests and free items are hot! Everyone loves a nice freebie and the chance to win something. There are tons of things you can giveaway on your blog – from reports to physical products. You can even try something like weekly freebie (Freebie Friday) post. Don’t be afraid to create your own free content and give your readers the opportunity to pass those things on to others. Just don’t forget to include a link to your blog within the content so they’ll know where to find more of your great information.
Add a Product Review Section – Create a section on your blog just for recommending products that you think your readers would like to read about. For instance, if your blog is for those wanting to work from home, include reviews of work at home job sites, products that help make the work at home office more efficient and things of that nature. If you’re a romance writer, post reviews of some of the bestselling romance books in your genre.
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