7 Ways To Drive Massive Traffic To Your Blog

March 31, 2007

As mentioned in my last post, traffic remains one of the biggest problems of many internet marketers. Truth is, many of the traffic generation techniques are already made known. But people are just not taking action to put those techniques into good use. So instead of complaining that there’s no traffic to your blog, stop and reflect if you have been doing enough to consistently drive traffic .

Nonetheless, I’ve compiled some of the traffic techniques which have worked for me. Hope it will benefit you!

7 Ways To Drive Massive Traffic To Your Blog

1. Submit your blog to blog directories – There are two main benefits of joining blog directories. Firstly, the more listings you have for your blog, the more exposure your blog has. Hence, naturally it acts as a form of traffic. Secondly, you generate backlinks for your blog which will help to raise your page rank in the long run. Some of the blog directories you should submit your blog to include Blog Explosion, Blog Elites, Blog Catalog and BloggerSG (for singaporean’s blogs). There are tons of blog directories around and you just need to do a google search for it. Dedicate a portion of your time to submit your blog to at least twenty of the most popular directories, and traffic will come your way in due time.

2. Visit other blogs and leave comments – Now you should never shut yourself out from the rest of the blogosphere. You need to visit other blogs related to your interests and leave genuine comments. I’m not encouraging you to spam others with your comments for the purpose of getting traffic back. It’s easy to spot such comments and most people simply ignore them or even delete them. Hence, strive to engage in discussions going around in others’ blogs and give your honest opinions. Make friends in the blogosphere. And this will help improve your traffic tremendously.

3. Create an account with Technorati – Technorati is a must join for all bloggers. Basically, it’s like a search engine and massive directory for all blogging related activities. If you use it well, it can help to build a superb linking campaign and increase your traffic substantially. Head on down to http://technorati.com and claim your blog. Thereafter, install the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin and include tags inside your blog posts. Hence, when people search for tags on Technorati, your blog will be listed for the tags you’ve inserted inside your posts. To find out more about the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin and other essential plugins you ought to install for your blog, check out this previous post of mine.

4. Create an account with Feedburner – This is another must join as it helps to burn your feeds and optimize your RSS feeds subscription. And you’re able to track how many subscribers you have for your feeds. I’ve explained the importance of RSS feeds to a blog in one of my previous posts. So read it here.

5. Use social bookmarking sites – For this, you can install the socialble plugin mentioned in my ’10 Essential WordPress Plugins’ post. When people bookmark your blog on social bookmarking sites, your blog gets exposed to millions of visitors. The most popular of all is Digg where it gets 4 million unique visitors every single day. I do get quite a lot of traffic from Stumble Upon too. You may also want to submit your posts to these sites yourself.

6. Interact with your readers – Having an interactive blog that invites the involvement of readers is one of the best way of getting repeat visitors. Nobody likes to visit blogs with zero comments and no interaction going on. Initially, you might find it difficult to get your readers to leave comments. One way is to write controversial posts that will encourage readers to state their opinions. Or you can ask your friends to visit and leave their comments as well. Most importantly, you should always reply to your readers’ comments. Many times, people don’t bother replying. Chances are, people will stop leaving comments on such blogs. Nonetheless, it still subjective. Just look at Adam Khoo’s blog. He never replies but look at the number of comments. Talk about the advantages of being famous eh…

7. Build up the content – This is the last but the MOST important. And perhaps this is one aspect hugely neglected by many. Now the above 6 ways to drive traffic to your blog will come to no use if your blog does not have solid and sticky content. You may be generate a decent amount of traffic to your blog using the above methods. But it’s pointless if your readers see no value in your blog and decides never to visit again. So focus on creating value and providing useful content. Continue doing that and you will be able to generate a decent stream of repeated and continuous traffic.

So there you have it! The 7 Ways To Drive Massive Traffic To Your Blog!

I’m sure there are many other ways to drive traffic to your blog that you can possibly think of. I shan’t mention all of them here. To be frank, I haven’t been doing much to drive traffic myself. But will be definitely doing so once exams are over! And adding much more value to this blog for sure.

Still, if you would like to find out more about driving traffic and building a list, look out for my next post as I’ve managed to get hold of an interview done with Michael Cheney, the traffic expert. Be sure to look out for his Michael’s Traffic Videos which is due to launch in 3 days time.
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Comments

2 Responses to “7 Ways To Drive Massive Traffic To Your Blog”

  1. Alex on April 6th, 2007 3:13 pm

    Hi Calvin,

    Thanks for your tips!
    I have submitted my blog to several directories!

    Alex

  2. Calvin on April 7th, 2007 10:25 pm

    Hi Alex,

    glad you found it useful! ;)

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