how to draw traffic to my BLOG???

by jamezun 11 replies
1] i have a blog and want to draw more traffic...
since im a newbie...can you guys teach me steps what should i do to draw traffic in priorities?

2]do i really have to submit my blog content to each of the articles sites...? is there a faster way?

3]is socialmarker.com useful? anyone used before?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #blog #draw #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    There's no fixed answer to this - it all depends on your niche and your resources.

    NOTHING applies to everyone so all people can do is tell you what the options are and let you decide for yourself.

    You don't HAVE to do any one particular thing. Obviously PPC and other advertising on high traffic sites are the most effective way to get traffic immediately.

    But there are LOTs of other ways to get traffic.

    Like :

    USFreeads
    affiliates
    Slide sharing (Slideshare.com)
    Link Directories
    traffic exchanges
    List Brokers
    Popups/Unders/Overs etc..
    Software apps (facebook, toolbars, etc.)
    Software/scripts included in CPanel/Fantastico
    Pinging your pages and the pages on other sites which link to yours.
    Blogs
    XML sharing (PADs, Feeds, Sitemaps, RSS etc.)
    Wikis
    Article directories, and reprinted articles
    CPA
    PPV
    Tell-A-Friend scripts
    Twitter , myspace, youtube, facebook etc…
    PRs
    Sofware links (PAD)
    Datafeeds
    PPC
    Videos, audios
    RSS
    JVs - ezine, links, ty page, A/Rs
    offline (physical books, testimonials/forwards in other peoples books - word of mouth, seminars, networking, business cards, radio advertising, tradeshows, workshops, roadshows, mail, local sponserhips etc)
    Recommendations
    Viral Marketing (ezines, software, ebooks etc.)
    Ezine ads
    Testimonials
    REviews
    comments
    Knols
    webinar / teleseminar
    Online TV stations and radio stations
    Ebay
    Craigslist
    buying other websites with existing traffic and links
    buying expired domains with existing traffic
    Outsourcing sites - Elance etc.
    Traffic swaps
    Giveaways
    co-regs
    giving away templates
    Images (Flickr etc)
    service offline businesses
    Merhandise
    Banner Ads
    Craigslist and similar
    previous customers returning (emails, links in books, promotions etc.)
    forums
    message boards
    yahooanswers
    community sites
    google news - alerts
    Kunaki
    cafepress
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles E. White
      Andy gave you excellent suggestions.

      I personally write articles and use twitter and other social networks to get people to my blog as he has stated.
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  • Profile picture of the author fouzie
    Hi Andy, That's really great list for driving traffic, Awesome!
    Many of them I didn't know before
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  • Profile picture of the author RandyW32
    Videos and Article writing work the best hands down.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Williams
      Hi Jamezun,

      Andy is right in that there's no short answer to your question.

      In your situation I would probably start with doing some keyword research on the free version of SEO book, you should be able to find out how much people are searching for your chosen topic.

      Secondly you should check how many competitors there are on Google for your chosen keywords, how many of them you can eventually beat to the top will depend on your websites content, how your keywords and tags are organised on you blog and how many articles you have out there. If you see more than a million competitors for your chosen keywords definitely consider using others.

      After that you could see what you can do to optimise your site for the search engines. All in one SEO may be a plugin you find useful.

      If your not going to do pay per click or joint ventures then yes you've hit the nail on the head, you will have to regularly get articles out there on the article sites and social networking sites etc.

      I'm saying all this without knowing what you want to do with your traffic, if you want to make sales then the best way to get your visitors to buy when they visit you is to use keywords and tags in your blog content and articles that use product names.

      If your serious about that I think a good place to start would be to make sure you can get at least one or two articles out there on Ezinearticles and other article sites every week.

      Either write them yourself or use need an article dot net or someone else to write the content for you.

      Hope that helps, best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Traffic101
    Thank you, great tips. I'm already utilizing some of them, but others are new. So thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    There's no free traffic - either you're paying for it directly or busting your butt to get it.

    Who has time to do all that stuff?

    I'm about to launch a service that does all your keyword research, article writing, article submissions, video marketing, press releases, link building, Squidoo, HubPages, social bookmarking, blog marketing, forum marketing, authority wiki marketing, etc. All done by experienced professionals...
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    • Profile picture of the author granola
      Hi,

      It's true there's no one simple way to get traffic...

      But there staples that you should not overlook, regardless of whatever else you do.

      Article Marketing is one, and whether you submit your articles by hand or automated system, yes, you should submit them.

      Getting incoming links is the other.

      Charles

      BTW Ron, I look forward to seeing your new system/site in action, sounds great
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  • Profile picture of the author The G Man
    Great stuff here guys thanks for sharing. At the moment I am using Twitter / articles but am going to check out Socialiser right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    Traffic is why so many people fail in Internet Marketing.

    Anyone can set up a site or blog, but people find that when they start to drive traffic, it isn't that easy.

    It takes a lot of effort to get free traffic.

    After all, it is targeted traffic you need - not just any traffic.

    You could easily go to some of those pay for traffic websites and buy several hundred hits for a few dollars. But, this is likely to send you untargeted traffic - traffic that won't convert.

    To build good quality targeted traffic you need to work at it and this means participating in communities, forums, writing articles and participating in blogs.

    All these methods are like a 'sales pitch'. That is, interested people come and read your sales pitch and then go and visit your site.

    You need to make it very attractive for them to want to visit your site.
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