So your blog is now live on the internet, full of affiliate links and adverts. However, the only problem is letting people know that it is out there. So how do you do this? There are actually many different ways to generate traffic to a website, either free or paid for, but how do you know which ones will work for you? Hopefully this will give you a better idea of how to better generate traffic yo your blog so you can get your name out there and start making the first steps towards an online income.
Firstly, SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is extremely important when it comes to traffic generation. This will help people ‘surfing’ the web find your website easier when using search engines such as Google or Yahoo etc. They way to do this is to make sure that your blog posts contain enough keywords related to the topic or niche your blog is in. On the other hand, you do not want to simply post pages of keywords as search engines have already picked up on this little trick and if you get caught they will simply put your site at the bottom of the pile. Would you sit and trawl through all of the results you get for your search term? I didn’t think so. So make sure your keywords are spaced out enough to not be seen as ‘stuffed’.
Secondly, you could visit other peoples blogs in your own niche and get involved in discussions, simply go to a search engine and type in any keywords relating to your niche, then visit the top ranking blogs and read their posts and leave a comment. Traffic generation doesn’t get much simpler, once people start to see that you have became involved in these discussions they will naturally grow curious of who you are, the next thing they will do is either google your name or look for you blog. Either way they will end up visiting your blog. However, this needs to be done carefully as if you post constantly and don’t think about what you are posting you will be seen as a spammer and your comments will not even make the main page before they are deleted.
Thirdly and finally, write articles. Articles are the best way to get yourself noticed online and generating traffic to your chosen blog or website, you’re reading this aren’t you? The best thing about articles is that they take literally no time at all to write when you are writing about a subject you are either passionate about or have knowledge of. As long as your articles contain enough content to supply value to the reader but not too much that they feel they have learnt enough already they will be begging to learn more. This is where you hit them with a link to your blog or a special offer. Granted this isn’t an overnight way of generating traffic but once your article is out there it will be generating traffic till the end of the internet. If you had 10 of these articles, 20, 100. The amount of traffic which can be generated this way is endless.
Blogs are an important part of creating an online business/income but if there is no traffic they are useless. Traffic generation can be done for free with just a few simple tips and the right know how and now you know how. So get out there and try these 3 methods and I assure you there will be traffic flooding to your blog in no time at all.
John Thornhill is a full time Internet Marketer and has sold thousands of Dollars worth of products online. Find out more about John and his no nonsense marketing approach at his blog: http://www.planetsmsblog.com/