Practical top tips for blogging success
Posted by Jackie R. on January 24, 2007
After some research and exchanging tips with some more experienced internet marketers, I have listed a few pointers about how to attract more visitors to your blog. There are no right or wrong way really, it’s mostly lots of trials, experiments, reviews and repeat the process until you have reached the desired level. Here they are:
(A). Post as many fresh content posts as you can per day. Fill these posts with your specific keywords to target. But no keyword spammings please.
(B). Make full use of Yahoo! and Google Reader. Almost everyone with internet access on this planet has Yahoo and Google account I bet. When you have a content rich blog ready, submit its RSS feed to My Yahoo and Google Reader. It will be better if you can burn the feed first using feedburner as it allows you to monitor your feed popularity.Also it helps to get your blog indexed earlier by these 2 search engines.
(C). Also submit your blog to other relevant search engines like MSN, AOL, Altavista.
(D). Submit your content rich blog to the largest open directory online, dmoz.org for their approval.
(E). Submit your blog to as many RSS directories as possible. It is time consuming but you can make use of RSS submitter software to speed up the process.
(F). Leave relevant and appropriate comments at as many other related blogs as possible. I advise to focus more on high PR blogs but do not ignore those newer blogs with PR0 as you never know how high its PR will be in the future.
(G). Be more active in forums. There are forums about any topic. Try to post as many as you can and attach your posts with your blog signature as a relevant backlink. Be courteous in forums though so that others may not take you as a signature spam.
(H). Use social bookmarking sites like stumbleupon, del.icio.us, digg, furl, reddit, newsvine and so many others around. Search engines like Google spiders these sites very often as these are content paradise to them. Use tags to save your bookmarks here.
(I). Use track backs. If there is a blog that you refer to or quote and it is highly relevant to your subject, leave a track back. It increases your link popularity and may even score a few interested readers from the linked site.
(J). I nearly miss out blog directories. Submit your blog to as many blog directories as possible. Technorati is a must.
(K). Start your linking process. Contact relevant webmasters to trade reciprocal links. It will be even better if you can get one way links from other sites.
(L). Join networking sites like Ryze, LinkedIn or less formal ones like friendsters. You just need to sell your blog as much as you can if you are into serious blogging.
(M). Use your email signature that contains your blog URL.
(N). Word of mouth. Tell people your blog URL offline.
(K). Lastly, join traffic exchanges sites like TS25 and TrafficSwarm, profit sharing sites like CEP Coast and Coastin’88 and as many autosurfs as you can. You can earn good money from these and also allow your blog to gain more impressions. Remember one important thing, if your blog has adsense, DO NOT join what I mention in this tip as it is against Google terms.
That’s about all of the tricks I can think of now. Of course it is important too that you ping your blog everytime you have posted. You can use ping-o-matic for that. I understand it is quite impossible to do all, in fact, I have not yet done all too. If you can follow 80% of these here, I can assure you that your blog will receive decent amount of traffic daily. Remember this is not a fast process. You need to work on it gradually. Consistency and patience are the key here as is similar to many ventures around.
I wrote these very fast and I hope there aren’t many bad grammar mistakes. 😛