Indeed, there are hundreds of ways a blogger or writer online can bring in more web traffic to his or her own blog. However, to drive in huge amounts of website traffic, you’ll have to come up with long-term strategies that will not only bring, but also ensure that your traffic is consistent. There are over time considered top three ways to make this happen:
In the 21st Century, social networking with the integration of both the “social media” as well as the “social bookmarking sites.” One can effectively benefit from the social media; it’s wise to have accounts dedicated to your blog within the top social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks sites. The reason why this is so important is that, you can easily share your blog posts on these social media accounts and if your followers like the content, they too will end up sharing and recommending them to their friends and followers. The same applies to the social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
Online Forums – In addition to this, you could take part in discussion forums, respond to all of your readers’ comments, forum threads and also including your blog URL link to assigned forum signature, this is also applicable adding same on your email signature.
High Quality Content – Content Is King:
Content is king and everything. The main reason why people visit your blog is to read the content. How then can you make it captivating enough such that they keep on reading and coming back for more? To start with, you ought to come up with catchy headlines followed by quality content, and content that correlates with the heading. Also, make sure that the content is easy to read, up to date and is posted regularly.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is good, yes, if the content is great, then there’s no use focusing on keywords and key-phrases. And, if including pictures, do name them accordingly to core blog post keywords, when one is searching for images, yours can appear on top as crawled by search engines… Lastly and very interesting, every once in a while, create controversial content that’s likely to draw in a lot of debate and contributors.
Going Offline Promotions:
The last strategy that is guaranteed to drive huge amounts of traffic to your blog would be through offline advertising. Basically, this would involve including a URL link on your business cards, include your website url on your business or organization letter headed paper, sign posts, bill board, telling your friends, family and colleagues about it, taking part in blogging conferences and other special and networking events. Despite being a little old-fashioned, buzz, or rather, word of mouth, still has a lot of influence.
Executing these four simple strategies will therefore see you having not just a huge amount of traffic, but a lot of prominence and authority on the blogosphere.