One of the easiest ways to drive quick traffic to your blog is to write something which appears in the Google Hot Trends. Andrew Wise offers some insights about this technique, I tested it and worked very well and as anticipated.
The type of traffic is very short-lived, but the visitors can be converted to returning visitors.
The revenue impact is very low.
2. Text Search engines
People use search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Live to find information on the web. Every blogger should submit his blog to the major search engines to get the most precious type of visitors. The traffic will be long-lived and the revenue impact high enough to support the hosting costs.
3. Natural linking
Post a lot of quality content and people will link to you naturally. The traffic will increase exponentially as more bloggers and websites link to your pages. Since the links on the remote websites will remain in place, the traffic is long-lived. The referred visitors don’t seem to like to support your website, thus the revenue impact is low.
4. Social bookmarking
Submit your own posts and offer the opportunity to your visitors to submit your posts in social bookmarking service like Digg and del.isio.us. While the traffic will be short-lived compared to the traffic referred by search engines, the revenue impact can be quite pleasing if the website is optimized for AdSense.
5. Online feed aggregators
I know that many would rather consider Technorati a search engine than a feed aggregator, but I think it is, since it’s working based on submitted feeds. Anyway, be sure you submit your blog in feed aggregators like Technorati or BlogBurst. Blogburst will display your posts on websites like CNN or The Times if you’re lucky.
While the traffic is extremely short-lived, it’s good for building a community. The referred visitors don’t tend to click ads.
Google recently removed this suggestion from its guidelines but links back to your site is always good as your visibility is increased. Submit your site to as many free directories as you can but Never pay for submission. If your site doesn’t appear in a directory where you submitted your blog, don’t get annoyed and don’t try again, it’s normal.
Visitors and revenue impact will be similar to search engine referred visitors.
7. Ad Networks
Advertise your blog either contextually or by placement. You can always advertise your blog with Google AdWords and your contextual ad can appear in the search results or your banner even on YouTube.
The traffic will depend on you budget and how much do you wish to pay per click or per thousand impressions. The earnings from adverts on your own blog will be incredibly high as the users who clicked one ad, will click one more with pleasure.
8. Commenting and signatures
If you visit a fellow blogger’s blog, always leave a useful comment. Under ‘useful’ I mean something other than “Great blog” or “nice post”. Always specify your website URL in the comment form and if you can include in the comment a link back to your site, even better. But never spam others blogs.
Also, if you participate in discussions on forums, always include in you signature your blog’s URL. The same applies to e-mail signatures. We write dozens of e-mails daily, sometimes for people who we do not know. Why not let them know about your blog?
The traffic impact can be high, depending how many users visit the page where you left a comment or posted a reply. These visitors doesn’t help you at all earning a penny.
9. Give Away
Gifts are awesome things and everybody likes them. If you offer something for your visitors, an e-book, a mug, a T-shirt or even a pen, let’s say for every 100 visitor, the news will spread rapidly on the net and people will come to your blog to get a gift.
These visitors are likely to click ads, but the traffic will end just after you stop giving things away.
10. Social gadgets
Every humans have to be part of a community, period. Blogs are not the most community focused web sites, in order to change this, bloggers can install gadgets like the from MyBlogLog in order to form a community around the blog.
To understand how does this affect your traffic: John Doe tells about a brand new community he just signed up to to all of his friends. The next day, Jane Doe who is John’s friend will visit this community.
The traffic grows exponentially if you can maintain the interest of your community. The revenue impact is mid ranged from new members and after they familiarize with your site’s structure, the impact is almost null.
When you write about a subject you know another blogger already wrote about or you even took his content as source, be good and link back to the original post. This will make the blog software’s engine to place a so called trackback URL on the blog post you linked to. People will click that URL and arrive on your website.
The traffic depends on how popular the source post is. The revenue impact varies between mid and high.
Why wouldn’t you compose an e-book including your best 20 posts and which you can then merchandise either as a give away for those who sign up top your blog or by making as torrent publishing it on a public bitTorrent tracker, for example? Just be sure you include links in the text many times.
You will get direct visits which is usually has very good impact on your earnings. The traffic lifetime will vary widely. If people will like your book, they will share with their friends or seed the torrent more, thus the lifetime will be longer.
Worth a try.
13. Get social
Create as many free profiles on as many different social networks as you can. Start with MySpace, end with Twitter, but be sure to not miss any. In your profile add a link back to your blog and you’re set. If you want higher traffic, make friends.
The traffic can be incredibly high if you manage to build a great social network. The revenue impact will not be too impressive.
14. Guest Writing
Ask other bloggers to write on your blog and if you’re counter invited, accept it. You will be let to place a link back to your blog in the body of your post on the remote blog. While you lost one hour of your life writing the post, you earned a link. The more links, the more traffic.
The traffic will depend on how many links did you place on the remote blogs and how popular those posts got.
Revenue impact can be quite attractive.
15. Interact with users
If your user ask you something or just comments something, never forget to give a friendly answer. While this has no direct relation with your traffic, if you are friendly, your users will invite others to your blog and this can be very precious, both your earning and your traffic can be boosted easily.
Write an interview with somebody who has greater reputation on the internet than you. Is that Queen Elisabeth or John Doe from the Elm Street’s 6th corner, it doesn’t matter. People like to read interviews. If you hit a good subject, people will flow to your blog.
17. Article directories
Write articles about something interesting and you have knowledge about, then submit it to article directories, for example EZArticles. You are allowed to place a link back to your blog. When people finished reading your article will search for something to click. Yeah, nowadays when people finish reading wants to click something. And that will be the link back to your blog you just placed in the article.
The traffic will be constant and depending on the quality and popularity of the article, can be extremely high. Revenue impact will be also high.
Yeah. Misspell words, but be sure to not more than 2 per post. Incredibly high number of people misspell words when searching on Google, incredible but true. That’s why Google invented the “Did you mean…” thing. If you misspell the correct words, you will get some nice traffic.
Example: Instead of Obama you write Obaam
Ask other bloggers to write a review about your site then offer the same for them. A well written review can have extreme impact on your traffic, if the review appeared on a high traffic site.
20. Offline media promotion
If you have a car, place a sticker on its back advertising your blog. Wear T-shirts which promotes your blog. You’ll be amazed how nicely these can increase your traffic.
If you have a lot of local traffic, host an event where you promote your blog. If you see that another blog hosts such an event and you have the opportunity, grab your girlfriend and get to the event. Don’t forget to talk with many people, always mention your blog, give everyone a business-card and wear a T-shirt which promotes your blog.
The traffic will be incredible.
22. Image search engines
Many doesn’t know, but image search engines can send huge amount of traffic to your blog. To get the images in the search engines, you will have to use some attributes properly. For example every image should have alt and title attribute set. For example:
When the image search engines will find your image and someone will search for the term “some image”, your image will be amongst the results.
You will get same amount of traffic and the revenue impact will also be the same like in the search engine’s case.
If you buy a product, if you sign up for a service and you like, ask the merchant to let you write a testimonial on their website. Both of you win. Just be sure you include a link back to your blog too.
Sounds stupid, I know. Write an ad and somehow include a link to your blog. Just be sure the editors will not consider the link spam.
If the readers click the link, you won. The experience is that this can confer you nice amount of traffic and users who will click on ads.
25. Video marketingIf you have the talent create videos and upload them to YouTube. People adore watching videos, and if you place either in the description or in the video a link back to your site, you won.
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