Traffic Generation Strategies

So now we’ve picked a profitable niche, we have our blog set up and optimized, and we’ve monetized our blog, we now have one thing left to do; get visitors to our blog!

Blog Commenting

A great way to get targeted visitors to your blog that will be interested in your content and products, is by leaving comments on other similar blogs in your niche with a link back to your blog in you comment or ‘signature’.

Do a search on Google for other blogs in your niche that are relevant to your own blog and try to find blogs that have a lot of traffic, a lot of activity, and are seen as somewhat as an authority in your niche.

Try to engage constructively in the conversations and threads and offer useful advice. Try to help people the best you can, the more you positively contribute to forums and blogs, the more clicks you will get on your link back to your blog and the more traffic you will get.

Don’t ever try to spam blogs by leaving comments of little value like leaving one liners like ‘great post’. This will never work and no one will even click on your link.

Try to actively participate in the community and build up a bit of a reputation for helping people and you will see a huge jump in your traffic!

Submitting To Directories

There are hundreds of directories out there that let you submit your blog to them for free (there are also some paid ones). This will not only help increase your traffic by people looking through the directories and finding your blog, but it will also help you to get backlinks to your blog. A lot of blog directories have a high page rank and this in turn will help you to rank in the search engines.

Doing this manually is very time consuming and a bit tedious, so I recommend using a software tool such as Brad Cullen’s free Directory Submitter http://directorysubmitter.imwishlist.com/ that will automatically do it for you.

Submitting RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds allow readers of your blog to automatically receive any updates for you blog as they happen. The great thing is, Wordpress automatically creates an RSS Fed for your blog.

Submitting your RSS Feed to RSS Feed sites will help give you more high PR backlinks which will help with your SEO and rankings.

Do a search for RSS Feed Feeder sites that you can submit your RSS Feed to.

Pinging Your Blog

Pinging your blog will notify the Search Engines of your blog’s content, since the search engines are always scanning the net trying to pick up any new content. By pinging your blog you will speed up the process of getting all the pages of your blog indexed.

There are also a lot of sites out there that publish any new content found on the web. By pinging your blog you will also notify these site’s of your new content. Here are a couple of free pinging sites to ping your blog on:

http://www.pingomatic.com
http://www.just-ping.com
http://www.pingthatblog.com

Social Bookmarking

If you social bookmark your blog you will not only get more high PR backlinks, you will also get more traffic by people finding your on social bookmarking sites and visiting your site. Make sure to bookmark every single post you make.

There are dozens of social bookmarking and web 2.0 sites out there that you can submit your blog posts to. Doing this can be very time consuming though so I suggest using some kind of software to automatically social bookmark your posts for you.

Here are a couple of popular ones that are also free:
http://www.onlywire.com
http://www.socialposter.com

Also remember, there’s the plugin we talked about earlier that can automatically do submissions with Onlywire.com every time you publish a new post:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-onlywire-auto-poster/

 

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