There are ever so many ways in which we can get traffic to our blogs. Some of these methods are mind-blowingly simple, while others are somewhat more complex. In order to make money from your blogs, which (obviously) this blog is about, you need to first get traffic to your blog. Ill tell you 10 ways to do that in this article.
1. Post Comments on Blogs
If youd like your traffic to be targeted (which is valuable traffic, because your visitors will be interested in your content), you should comment on blogs that are relevant to your niche. The three most important and helpful tips that I can give you are:
- Comment on blogs that receive a lot of traffic, theres no point commenting on blogs that receive little traffic. This strategy is not effective enough for that.
- Be the first to comment, people reading the blog post are more likely to check the first comments, not the hundredth.
- Say something useful. This strategy is not effective when you submit fluff, non-contributive comments. As well as it ruining the efficiency of the strategy, it will ruin your blogs reputation in its niche.
2. Write Guest Posts
Writing guest posts is a really effective way to get traffic to your blog. Set yourself a target, such as 2 guest posts a week, and commit yourself to responding to the comments and engaging with the readers of the article. Ensure that the content you right is of a great quality, as submitting spam content will not help you. If a reader, however, sees you giving valuable information and advice, theyll visit your blog for more.
To do this, contact bloggers within your niche and see if theyd let you submit a blog post. Im currently accepting contributive content.
3. Insert Your URL Into Your Email Signature
If you frequently send emails, it may be a good idea to advertise your blog the signature of your email. Don’t bother with this if you’re sending emails to family and friends etc., but rather to fellow bloggers and such. Most email providers allow you to choose what to put in your signature. This is very effective because people you send emails to will trust your link and will be interested in what you’re doing.
4. Ask Other Bloggers to Promote You
Its surprising, I know, but the blogging experts of your niche are actually real people. If you send them an email, explaining who you are and that youd like them to help you by promoting some of your content or your blog. They will probably not do this if your content is not of a good standard, and even if it is you should still be prepared for a no; notwithstanding, you may win their support over and receive a tweet or a link to you.
5. Pay for an Advertisement
Although putting advertisements on your website may be a planned source of revenue, or a source of revenue, paid advertisements could still be an effective way of promoting your blog. Thats not guaranteed. Experiment with programs like Google AdWords and BuySellAds which work advertising wonders for thousands of businesses, but dont fork out too much cash.