Getting Traffic to your Blog

TRAFFIC. When you’re stuck in it on the highway, it sucks. When you have a blog, traffic is EVERYTHING. So how do you get traffic? There’s not a simple answer.

There is nothing more frustrating than putting a lot of time and energy into creating a blog and having NO ONE even LOOK at it. The blogging “gurus” out there who are making six figures a year with their blogs are more than eager to tell you how to do it, just don’t expect to get to their level overnight. The folks who are making that kind of dough have been doing it for years and they do it full time. Can YOU get there? The answer is probably, eventually.

The real question is HOW?

In this and subsequent posts, I will outline ways I have driven traffic to my sites. I have been at it for three and a half years and I am still ALWAYS looking to drive traffic to my sites. Every day I Google “how to increase blog traffic” and try to find a new tip. There are so many different ways, it’s impossible to try them all.

When you first start out, ask your friends and family to take a look at your site. Give them something interesting/entertaining/informative to read! Announce your blog on your Facebook page (if you don’t have one, get one). Send a link to your email list and include your blog address in your email signature. These seem like simple steps, but every little bit helps.

Comment on other blogs that you read-MAKE INTERESTING COMMENTS, NOT SPAMMY ONES. I don’t publish spammy comments on any of my sites and many others don’t either.

Join Blog Catalogue .

Read these articles:

How To Increase Traffic to Your Blog

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic

16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog (This is also a good example of Article Marketing).

44 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

and there are many, many more!

One site I found very helpful when I was starting out is Problogger. Go there, read everything you can and implement as much of Darren’s advice as humanly possible! For the beginning blogger, Problogger is the single most informative resource out there-think of it as your bible.

Remember, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. I always try to do my best to do what the best are doing-you should too!

Free Traffic Wiz

Free Traffic Wiz is a video course authored by one of my internet buddies, Vinay Patankar. Vinay is a 25 year old computer genius who is currently traveling the world while he earns money from his various e-commerce sites. He was a Cisco Certified Software Engineer at age 16 and after working on SEO for Fortune 500 companies for a few years, he decided to use his knowledge to build his own businesses.

He’s able to do this because he knows how to drive FREE TRAFFIC to his sites.

We all know eyeballs=traffic=$$$. The problem most people have is driving that traffic to their websites. Vinay can show you how to do it with Free Traffic Wiz.

Lots of people will want to know if Free Traffic Wiz is a scam. I will tell you this: I have been using the strategies I learned in Free Traffic Wiz for a little over four months and I can honestly say, Free Traffic Wiz WORKS!

This isn’t one of those hokey “make eight gazillion dollars with two clicks of a mouse in 5 minutes a day” type of deals. Free Traffic Wiz is like a college course on driving traffic to your website(s). I saw traffic to the sites I used the strategies for TRIPLE in less than a month.

I have put together a video review of Free Traffic Wiz. Check it out.

Link Love

Do you want more visitors to your site? Then you need TRAFFIC. Let’s face it, without traffic, nobody is reading what you have to say. On the internet, as you know, LINKS =TRAFFIC. Links are an essential thing for any website, blog or otherwise, to get noticed by the search engines. People sell links, buy links and exchange links in order to get to the top of the Google page. There are many good programs that explain ways to get more traffic, this one is the best (I have been implementing these strategies on several of my websites).

A few years ago, I started a group on Blog Catalog Called Link Love. At the time, I had the best of intentions and I even highlighted some of my members’ sites on my Hot Dog Truck site in the Link Love tab. It was an effective way to help promote fellow bloggers and to get some visitors to my own site. It worked very well. New readers were introduced to the Hot Dog Truck and I found many new, interesting and useful blogs as well as a host of like minded bloggers. As the focus for that site evolved, I got away from doing those types of posts and, unfortunately, did not promote the Link Love Group the way it should be promoted. PLEASE FORGIVE ME! (forgiveness is an essential component to Love, Link Love or otherwise).

I have decided to resurrect the Link Love community and try to make it what I wanted it to be before I went in other directions. I have linked EVERY MEMBER of the group here and on the Hot Dog Truck.

I have a few simple Rules for Link Love:

Must have an Active BlogCatalog account
Must be a Member of the Link Love Community on BlogCatalog
Must actually have a blog/website-I won’t link to profiles
Any sites that get a “Malware warning” don’t get linked
No hateful, mean, hard core pornographic or overly spammy sites allowed

There is no need to reciprocate with a link if you don’t want to, but it is appreciated! As the Beatles said: “The love you take is equal to the love you make.” That includes Link Love!

You can copy and paste the link list to your site-in a post or elsewhere- or you can announce your Link Love affiliation by downloading the Badge. Simply copy the HTML in the box below and put it on your site!







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