When you first start your blog and your intention is to make money online, you’ll realize that something is blocking you to increase your earning. In order to increase your earning, you need to drive more traffic to your blog on regular basis. There is nothing more you can do to make money online if there is no traffic to your blog.
I was asked by many blogger fellow about how to drive significant traffic to their blog, I believe that this is a popular question for all the blogger and webmaster as well. When I first started my blog, I tried many methods to drive traffic to my blog, of course not all methods worked. There are many ways that you can do to drive traffic to your blog, here are 10 ways that I tried myself and found it quite effectiveness, so I would like to share with you guys.
10 Effectiveness Way To Drive Significant Traffic
1) Blog Commenting
No doubt, this is the best way to drive traffic to your blog. Search for similar niche blog, read the articles and leave comment. No spammy comment like “Great Post”, you will just get pissed off by the blog owner. Most of the blog owner loves person who leaves comment on their blog, they will visit the commentator’s blog to see who is reading their blog. If they like the content your blog, they will return and read again. With that said, you’ve driven some traffic to your blog.
2) Word Of Mouth
When we build our blog, we want people to read our blog, we need traffic to make money online. I have many friends around me but not all of them are making money online with their blog, some of them even don’t have a blog. When they know I’m making money from my blog, they will come to ask “hey buddy, what is your blog URL?”, so I’ll give them my blog URL. In this way, I’m successfully driving another badge of traffic to my blog. Keep in mind, don’t be shy to share your blog with your friends even your blog is new and doesn’t generate any income, they wouldn’t know it.
3) Forum Posting
Forum posting will be another way to drive traffic to your blog, perhaps you’ll not be getting much traffic from forum since there are thousands or millions of forumer trying to promote themselves, the competition is strong. Recently I’m quite active in WarriorForum and DigitalPoint, I’ve received some referral traffic from there too. In order to drive traffic from forum posting, you need to be active and helpful in the forum, try to answer as much questions as you can. The last thing is, don’t forget to place a link on your signature.
Here is a list of 130 dofollow forums, I hope you find it useful.
4) Get Featured On Newspapper
This might be a difficult way to drive traffic I believe, but try to get featured on your local newspaper when you get a chance. This blog was featured on New Straight Times (Malaysia’s oldest and largest newspaper publisher) and I’ve got some traffic from there too. You must try to stand out from crowd in your country to get featured, as I’m Top #1 for the keyword “Make Money Online” in Google Malaysia. You must not need to rank #1 for the keyword “make money online” in your country, you can be active and stand out from the crowd in your field too.
5) Do Link Post
Link post is a post that link out to many articles that you find useful and interesting from fellow bloggers. They like their articles to be featured in somewhere else, it goes same to you, aren’t you? When you link to the article, you’ll probably get a trackback from the article, they will like to visit the blog that features their article. In return, they will like to link your article on their link post as well. This is what we call relationship or network, give before you get. I’ve written a link post “66 Professional Blogger You Should Follow” in the past and had good experience with that.
6) Stick To Relevant Content
Content is the factor that keeps your reader to return and read your blog again and again. Writing relevant content as what your blog title says is very important. A reader read your blog because of your blog title says something that attracts them to visit your blog, if you write something which is not relevant to your blog title, says your blog blog title is “How To Make Money Online“, but you write something about health, car, or technology, it doesn’t make sense, so your reader may quit your blog and not to come back anymore. Sometimes you can write about your personal rambling, but not too often.
7) Running A Blog Contest
Blog contest is another popular way to drive significant traffic to your blog, everyone likes free stuff and want to win something from the blog contest. There are various blog contest on the blogopshere, some requires you to subscribe newsletter, write a blog post, retweet the post, social bookmarking the post, you name it, the more points you’ve collected, the higher chance to win the contest.
There is another type of blog contest that the participants need to leave the most comments to win the contest. With that said, they will need to keep visiting the blog to see any new post, so that they can leave a comment or two. This kind of blog contest might bring you tons of traffic, but you need to take some times to approve and reject genuine or spammy comments. The main point is that you need to give out attractive prizes to attract more participants, you can either give out prizes yourself or look for sponsorship.
8 ) Guest Posting In Relevant Blog
I’ve been doing guest posting for quite some times and I love the result. I’ve been submitting some guest posts to the Top Make Money Online blog, MoneyMakerInfo.Blogspot.com. As you know this blog is at the Top 3 for the keyword “make money online” and many other relevant keywords, so the blog is generating thousands unique visitors everyday, so writing a guest post to the high traffic blog might bring you some traffic too. There are many high traffic blog out there, search for blog which has similar topic with your blog, write and submit an interesting guest post to them. You can get some traffic, as well as strong one way backlink.
9) Add Your Blog Link In Email Signature
You might have sent out some interesting forward emails to your friends and family. From there, add your blog URL in your email signature, whenever you send out an email, you have a blog link in your email signature, you will be getting some traffic from there. You send an email to 100 friends and 10 of them visit your blog, how about if you send 10 emails a day? I believe that you might have more than 100 friends in your mailing list, so you might be able to more traffic from there.
10) Add Your Blog Link In Social Networking Profile
Facebook is the largest social networking on the web now, I believe that you know what is Facebook and you would have an account and having some friends also right? Add your blog URL in your Facebook profile, when someone read your profile and they might be interested to visit your blog too. You can also post the link of your latest article on your wall. The function is similar to Twitter, so be sure you have signed up both of them.
Here are the top 10 ways that I found it quite useful and effectiveness to drive significant traffic to our blog, now the step you need to follow is action. Many people knows the way to drive traffic, but they don’t want to action due to laziness, that’s the biggest block and you need to avoid this.
Have you done any method that listed above? Or what method did you use to drive traffic to your blog?