July 16, 2011

How to Drive Traffic to a New Blog

Every one wishes to drive high traffic to their blogs. If you search on net about "How to get traffic?", major answers would be about concentrating on Search Engine Optimization. But there are a huge number of ways to drive traffic to blog, which has nothing to worry about Search Engine Optimization.

Follow the steps below to drive traffic to a New Blog.

Provide good and meaningful content to your readers:

I know, you are tired of hearing this, but it is right. If you don't provide your readers with meaningful content, then lots of traffic also cannot help you. You may get quality content by many ways, such as writing your own posts, recording your own videos or using another person's YouTube videos. You may also get quality content from EzineArticles or from other Article Directories. Just don't use any illegal method, which may destroy your blog to a large extent. Traffic is useless without good content.

Make your site friendlier to users:

There are a lot of methods and plugins which will make your site user friendly. Some of them are:

* Feedburner Email Subscription Widget:

Give your biggest fans another way to keep up with your content feed by placing a Feedburner email subscription widget on your site. This widget will follow your theme stylesheet.
To install this plugin, go to Dashboard -> Plugins and search for "Feedburner Email Subscription Widget".

* Search Bar:

Some themes will have pre-enabled Search Bar. If you don't have one, install it immediately as it makes searching posts easier for users.

* Loading Time:

Try to maintain your site's load time. The more time the site takes to load, the quicker the visitor leaves your site. You may reduce your site's load time by removing unnecessary widgets and plugins and shrinking some of the images.

Comment on other blog's of your niche.

You may search for blog's relevant to your niche and leave meaningful comments on their blogs. And if someone asked a question via the comment, then try to help him/her by replying to the comment. By this, they will come to know that your blog has more information about the particular topic.

Submit Guest Posts on blog's of your niche.

Guest posting is another great way to drive traffic to your blog. For example, you leave a guest post on blogs of your niche and your post gets approved by the admin, then you will be provided with a free backlink. If the readers of that blog like your post, then they are sure to visit your site.

Getting Traffic from forums of your niche.

You need to be active on forums to get some traffic. Here is how you can get traffic.

* Register on a forum of your niche
* Be active by posting new threads and replying to other's threads.
* Add a signature link.

Get Traffic from Social Networking sites.

Submit your site to major Social Networking sites like Digg, Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn etc. and get more traffic.

Adding a signature link to your email.

Do you know any more effective tips for generating traffic to a new blog? If yes, then please let me know via comments and I will include your tips with your name in this post.

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