Driving traffic to your blog to gain new readers should be included in the things you do on a regular basis as a blogger.
Here are some tips that will help you to grow your reader-base by getting high amounts of traffic to your blog:
- Share your blog posts on social bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon or any of the social bookmarking sites you frequent. Be sure when you submit to these sites you use appropriate tags so that people searching the site will find your submission. Sending the links to where you can Digg or Stumble to your friends will only increase the number of visitors you receive. Increase your group of friends on each site so that you can use these bloggers tools to their full postential.
- Post a link to your blog on the forums you visit. If it’s on topic with the forum, there’s no reason why you can’t market yourself and your blog there. Just do it in a tasteful way with a really great teaser in your post and watch the traffic come pouring in.
- Posting comments on others blogs in your niche will entice their traffic to see what you have to say on the subject if you post your comments wisely. You can link to your blog by entering the url of it on the submit a comment form. It will then become a hyperlink anchored to your name so there is no need to mention your actual blog url in the comment itself. These types of comments are normally viewed as spam and won’t be included in the list.
- Video comments is another way to get traffic that might not have found you otherwise. I know that most video sites will allow you to use html in the comments section, so why not put a link to your blog? Make a witty comment that will make people give you attention by visiting your blog, you would be surprised how well this works. A good video site to start at is VEOH. You can easily search for videos by keyword to minimize the time you spend on this task of commenting.
If you get a lot of traffic but they rarely return, consider changing your template so that you give readers a new layout to look at. You can find Free WordPress Themes right here on BlueVerse to give your blog the look it needs to retain readers. Download one today and see how your traffic reacts. Make a blog post about your new look to get some interaction with your visitors.
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