Traffic!!! Traffic!!! Traffic!!!
If you are in Online Business or want to stand at the peak of this business then your blog must have good traffic to get fruitful result in your business. Before discussion on the topic, let me explain- traffic in our real life as you know I believe in Physics so I’ll correlate with real life.
When does traffic occurs in our way or what leads to traffic in our way? Answer to this question is very simple; Firstly, traffic near you occurs when you are public figure, it is called gathering to see your face- this can be correlated with internet marketing as you get more traffic when your stuff has some quality and you get traffic to your blog automatically. Secondly, Traffic in your way occurs when few people do something that does not suits in the way like protest against government; this can be correlated with internet marketing as traffic driving to your blog via Search Engine Optimization. Thirdly, Traffic occurs when you are social friendly person as sales man with good products and you want to sell your product by advertising your product in society by using mic or loudspeaker; this can be correlated with internet marketing as promoting your stuff via social sites. Thus we conclude from above real life phenomena as traffic generation can be divided into three ways, which is as follows:
- Quality Content
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Social Sites (Social Networking + Social Bookmarking)
Above three ways are the basic building blocks to generate traffic to your blog and number of tips can be extracted from these basic ways.
I have collected following 13 Best Practices to Drive Traffic as per my past experiences; let’s discuss each point in brief:
1.Your Content-Your Lifeline
Quality content is the very first point on our discussion to drive traffic to blog. Net surfer can be divided into two types, One who surf internet just for fun and other who surf internet to get some helpful information so you should write content by keeping in mind about both kind of visitors. Write Quality and researched content with some humor that would be suitable for both kinds of internet visitors. If you have good stuff then someday you’ll get worthy traffic.
Social sites contain Social Networking sites as well as Social Bookmarking sites. Social Sites play important role to drive traffic to your blog. You must be aware of every corner of social sites.
Firstly, Make fan page of your blog on each social networking sites like Facebook, Google + and Twitter. Share your awesome stuff to all social networking sites; it comes in category of promotion of your stuff.
Social Bookmarking also comes under social sites but it works differently. It works similar to our internet browser as we bookmark informative web pages to our internet browser to visit it later or to take help from it at specific time. In Social bookmarking sites, you bookmark or submit your web page or blog (or website) at World Wide Web and you can drive huge amount of traffic from there because these sites are the place for all kind of people like student, researcher, musician or all kind of interested people. Some of the top social bookmarking sites are: StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Reditt, etc.
3.Comment on other blogs
It is the best and easiest way to drive traffic to your blog. Comment on those blogs which is relevant to your niche, Remember-your comment should be quality comment; it should be at least 100 words.
4.Give Links to other blogs
Remember- The whole world works on “Give and Take” principle. You love to get links, in the same manner you should also give links to other blogs relevant to your content (or niche); don’t forget, Newton’s third law of motion- “To each action, there is equal and opposite reaction”.
If you give links to other then they know your given link by stats or pingback and may be they can also give you link that would be beneficial to drive traffic to your blog.
5.Make your stuff visible
Everyone wants their stuff indexed by search engine like Google, Bing and AltaVista. Just change your blog privacy setting to make your blog indexed by search engine. It will help you to get traffic through search engine when visitors search by putting some keywords.
Join those forums which are relevant to your niche and participate in healthy discussion there. Also ask some questions there and put your blog’s link there to get answers. If possible, also share your content there to promote your blog.
You can add your blog to Technorati, it is the best place to get links and search engine visibility that leads to drive traffic to your blog.
It comes in the category of link building. Do guest posts on higher Google Page rank as well good Alexa traffic rank blogs. It will help you to get worthy traffic with good backlinks to your blog.
9.Social Sharing Plugins
Put social sharing plugin favorable to the visitor so that visitor can share your content to social networking site easily to tell the world that your stuff is awesome.
10.Register with visible.me
It is do follow PR 6 blog, it will help you get worthy traffic with good backlinks by putting your blog’s information there.
11.Encourage your family and friends
You can’t ignore your family and friends, they are your own. Ask them to visit your blog also to like its fan page on social networking site along with promotion among their circle.
12.Submit to nowpublic.com
Write some quality content that make people crazy and confident about the topic and submit it to nowpublic.com, definitely you’ll get worthy traffic to your blog.
13.Submit to Directories
Submit your content to directories like DMOZ, here you can get quality backlinks with good traffic.
Meet Traffic Master and My Good Friend:
Amit Shaw- He has driven good traffic in 6 months of his blogging journey, now he stands at 18,815 of Global Traffic Rank. See his traffic graph.
Hope!!! You enjoyed above points. If I missed something then please share your experience as comment below.