Simple Stratergies to Increase Blog Traffic

by Sushant Risodkar · 24 comments

There are numerous strategies through which you can increase your blog traffic, with the goal of creating the maximum exposure possible for each post. You want to use all the features available for that. So, that when you initially write a post, you will want to follow these steps: 1. Identify a topic of major interest to your readers.(very Important)

2. Choose appropriate keywords for SEO or use plug-in.

3. Write it up and tag it with relevant tags.

4. Categorize it to make it easy to find in your blog.

5. Add interesting and helpful content.

6. Publish it.

7. Bookmark it like on technorati.

8. Submit it to news sites like digg, yahoo buzz.

9. Respond to all comments to generate a discussion.

10. Go to other blogs or forums with similar topics and post comment and backlink. You also want to research which posts were the most successful and steer your future blog articles in that direction. That’s pretty easy to tell because your administrative panel (your blog tracker site) will show the number of people who found your post and probably read it. It should also indicate which are the top posts of all, and that can also be valuable information.

If you happen to get a trackback from another blogger, this is really great news! A trackback is a reference back to your post from another blogger with a similar post. This can generate instant traffic for your post and you may be wondering where it’s coming from, until you see the trackback.

So, make sure trackbacks are enabled on your site. One of the ways search engines determine how to rate your content is by the number of backlinks. So, when you work with a number of other bloggers, you can raise each other’s post values by linking back to posts or using trackbacks.

Lastly, if you are still having trouble raising interest, try to ride on the coat-tails of other popular blogs like shoemoney or johnchow or mashable that have made the front page of some tagging or news site. You simply put a comment in their blog with a link back to your post. Or, you can try to respond to an interesting article online with your own commentary and offer a link back to their blog. Then, add a comment showing your own controversial view of the topic to get extra readers by sharing your link.

I hope following such easy strategies will surely help you in increasing your blog traffic.

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Start Blogging January 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the tips! Stirring controversy is one way to attract attention.

George Serradinho January 29, 2009 at 3:58 am

Hey, nice tips to follow.

I always do my best to reply to comments and even visit their site too.

Trackbacks are cool 🙂

Dhyaraga January 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

Good tips about my blog

Buy Annuity January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Yup, all of those are golden. Social bookmarking works very well and I also recommend making Squidoo lenses.

beauty salon equipment February 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Yes, I also agree about this tips. And @Buy Annuity, you are right about this rules. They are golden, really. But I have never try this Squidoo lenses. I will listen to your advice.

azwan February 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

i always evaluate my stat and then further fine tune the post based on the traffic that came.

Justin Brooke February 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for sharing these blogging tips. These tips work not just for bloggers but also for those site owners who may want to take advantage of blogs.

Senthil Ramesh December 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Blogs are loved by search engines and many site owners are now with blogs to take its advantage.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..How To Use Facebook Effectively =-.

sbunting108 June 17, 2009 at 12:36 am

Also post comments on do-follow blogs with PR to get a higher Page Rank so you will rank higher for keywords.
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Senthil Ramesh December 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Agreed. This passes link juice too along with traffic.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Interview with S.Pradeep Kumar of HellBoundBloggers =-.

akira07 December 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Not only do-follow blog but do-follow forum, right :).
Well, from what i feel, link from blog or forum is not affected too much. But it’s still contribute some point on PR measurement.

The bad thing is, PR measurement formula is a secret.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I can see much of the forums are do follow. But not in case of blogs. But people now start to respect commentators and providing do follow links
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Google Introduces Real Time Search In SERP =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm

One of the important things I wish to share with blog commenting is the use of Comment luv plugin. Since it shows the recent post in my blog, people can know whats new and can come to the blog if the title attracts them. This increases the traffic.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Interview with S.Pradeep Kumar of HellBoundBloggers =-.

akira07 December 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

It’s benefical for 2 side : blogger and reader.
For blogger, it’s get new comment, and for reader it’s get a exposure.

Well but i think posting on SB is have more benefit. Look :
– Url on id name
– Commentluv
– High PR
– Do follow
– Twitter id exposure
– Contest
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm

It also counts as link for internal page for our blog and it increases the link for all the pages consistentally.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Google Introduces Real Time Search In SERP =-.

Deepika December 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm

@akira07 definitely commenting on smartbloggerz is worthy. typhoon has good commentating system in this blog.
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akira07 December 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I’m agree about it. That’s why, i wonder if my PR increased in the next update. If it’s increased, i’m sure the contribution mostly come because i’m commenting here.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Deepika December 14, 2009 at 11:58 am


yeah definitely….let’s wait and see that.
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Senthil Ramesh December 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Sure, but I don’t thing these comments can get us PR but may be traffic. So if ur alexa rank increases, then that might be because of this 🙂
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Senthil Ramesh December 17, 2009 at 10:04 am

@Akira But I am wondering when they update the PR again. I should increase the link building strategies and process until then.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..7 Questions You Should Answer Before Blogging =-.

akira07 December 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Apply the do-follow commenting system in our blog is increase traffic too. But please be patient, since the spam will also increasing. This blog do great strategy by using do follow and combine it with contest + high PR.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Agreed!! But there are some powerful plugins that effectively fights these spam.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Google Introduces Real Time Search In SERP =-.

akira07 December 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Do you mean by askimet? I hear so many positive testimonial about it.
Ok, since there is a lot of spam-prevention plug-in, activate do-follow startegy to attract traffic and comment is a good technique.

Using top commentator plugin is also help to get traffic because it will attract people to come, commenting, and get listed on list.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Akismet is cool and strong dude. I had a recent blog started and I dint activate Akismet. In 2 hours 4 comments are queue and all of them are spam. If akismet is there, it would have been filtered.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..How To Use Facebook Effectively =-.

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