How to drive traffic on my blog?

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Hi people. Recently (10 days ago), I started building my first blog. I really like designing stuff, so I pick a WordPress, instal new Twenty Thirteen theme and do a nice design. I have no problems about designing, and I never had one. I have problems with driving traffic to my blog. I know it is still early to talk about bigger traffic because I start working on my blog 10 days ago, but I'm receiving only about 15-30 visitors a day. In the next two months I would like to have arround 500-1000 visitors to my website in one day. Is that possible? I know everything depends how much I work but still I don't know how to do that.

I start promoting my blog on Twitter (I have about 2000 twitter followers), but I'm getting low traffic. Two days ago I start using Facebook also, but since I only receive few likes, I guess I can't expect some big traffic from this network. I'm trying to expand my social profiles using JustRetweet and EmpireAvenue. I found them very useful.
I'm writting my own articles (I guess that is better for SEO), I'm using best wordpress plugins (for SEO and other), so should I expect some organic traffic from Search Engines soon?
From Social Bookmarking sites I use Reddit and Digg, I also start Forum Marketing (Warrior Forum, SitePoint, Wicked Fire, and Digital Point from today). I bookmark few best blogs in my niche and start doing blog commenting on them.

That is well everything I'm doing to get traffic
What should I expect? What should I start using that I didn't? Why? How to use it? If anyone have some good tips, I would appreciate help.
#blog #drive #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Ironically, as I was reading your post, I also had a separate browser window up with THIS article:

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging | Copyblogger

    (I'm not saying you are committing any of those sins, but, they are something to be cautious of nonetheless....besides, 10 days in? I wouldn't say you are doing too badly....)
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    continue writing articles and building back links
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    When you get 500-1000 visitors as you say, start building a list its important. You could guest blog which will give you good Pr links and some promotion as a blogger.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dain
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      When you get 500-1000 visitors as you say, start building a list its important.
      You should be building your list right away.

      Do what I have dubbed a: 'content loop:'

      1. Capture emails and start listbuilding through adswaps, etc.

      2. Add content... DAILY.

      3. Email your subscribers with a link to your post.

      4. Do social media duties: sharing content, and adding followers.

      5. Repeat the content loop.

      If you have any more detailed questions, please send me a PM and I can give you more details.
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  • Profile picture of the author wickedgarden
    Hey mate, just joined up today and was drawn to your post. I ran into this same problem when I started my blog (which I've since abandoned) and I remember a few that were helpful then. Pinterest(or any social media with visuals), Youtube (create a video to help spread the word) and Join up on lots of message boards or Help sites(like Yahoo! Answers or Answers.com) and post when you see you can help.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
    Originally Posted by VukasinI View Post

    I start promoting my blog on Twitter (I have about 2000 twitter followers), but I'm getting low traffic.
    You'll find some good info on how to use Twitter for traffic here:
    How Twitter Traffic Generation Became My Largest Source of Traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Clark Pearson
    I'm assuming you want people to come to your blog for reasons other than vanity. ;-)

    So you have something to sell? Do you know your numbers? What percent of visitors buy? What is their lifetime value, etc.

    If you know that, you can profitably buy traffic to your blog. Solo ads, PPC, FB display ads, POF... there are tons of sources.

    /Clark

    PS. There is no such thing as free traffic. It's all either paid for with money or time.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    If I could indulge you in another blog post here, Derek Halpern, over at Social Triggers, released a post fairly recently about just this...

    The 80/20 Rule for Building a Blog Audience

    You (or anyone) may be able to benefit from it...
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  • Profile picture of the author summerdayz
    It's quite modest. Keyword targeting is the key. What kind of articles are you writing?
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  • Profile picture of the author djneill
    People like videos, if you have a you tube video embed it on your blog and get your SEO ranking and key word density up there to build organic traffic. Put a web form on your blog so people can opt in to your list for updates on new blogs, free gifts, resources, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I would use paid traffic and press releases, find out all you can about this, and you will see some insane results in any niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonwebb
    most won't suggest this but...

    Take an ad out in a trade magazine that is in your niche.

    Good luck

    - Jon
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    It’s just two days you’ve started off and look at your dedication! Too good!
    Although I would say you are doing great and need to continue with this for sometime to see results, you can try with the following:

    • Blog commenting on niche related blogs
    • Guest blogging on high traffic blogs
    • Make your blog interactive (encourage people to comment on the blog and allow guest posting)
    • Integrate videos on the blog and promoting those videos on different video distribution sites
    • You can also consider PPC if you are not on tight budget..
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  • Profile picture of the author paydayloan
    To drive traffic on your blog, you have to focus on your blog incoming links and content. If your blog or site have more quality back links and good content, it will automatically attract more online visitors. So, keep focus on your blog back links and build more back links using with the different link building methods likes blog commenting, forums posting, directory submission etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author andy1234
    Hey, this is becoming an interesting tread

    If I was you I would find keywords in your niche that are easy to rank for on page one in Google - I call this SERP loopholes. This method has been working great for me for years...let me know if you want to know more.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    You have lot of work to with your blog. First off all you have to continue posting interesting articles on your blog around your niche, so that people come back to read your articles again and again. This is also important in order to gain new readers as well.

    Next you should concentrate improving your existing social media reach. That will again help you to get traffic.

    Also you need to concentrate on SEO and link building part as well, so that your blog gets traffic from search engines like Google and others.

    Additionally blog comment, forum post, yahoo answers can also provide decent traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    You should visit Problogger and read their tips. Leave comments at this blog because they get a lot of traffic.

    You should also become a member of Triberr – it’s a bloggers’ community. I'm getting many new RSS feed readers since I became a member.

    Home of Influencers An Influencer Marketing Platform - Triberr






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  • Profile picture of the author spyindia
    Hi, you should add some video on your post and do SMO of your blog to generate quick traffic on your blog.
    And here I have an issue with my wordpress account. It has been suspended by the admin and now I can't do any changes in my blog. So how can I reactivate it again.
    Let me know if you have any information about that.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohsinmallik
    Originally Posted by VukasinI View Post

    Hi people. Recently (10 days ago), I started building my first blog. I really like designing stuff, so I pick a WordPress, instal new Twenty Thirteen theme and do a nice design. I have no problems about designing, and I never had one. I have problems with driving traffic to my blog. I know it is still early to talk about bigger traffic because I start working on my blog 10 days ago, but I'm receiving only about 15-30 visitors a day. In the next two months I would like to have arround 500-1000 visitors to my website in one day. Is that possible? I know everything depends how much I work but still I don't know how to do that.

    I start promoting my blog on Twitter (I have about 2000 twitter followers), but I'm getting low traffic. Two days ago I start using Facebook also, but since I only receive few likes, I guess I can't expect some big traffic from this network. I'm trying to expand my social profiles using JustRetweet and EmpireAvenue. I found them very useful.
    I'm writting my own articles (I guess that is better for SEO), I'm using best wordpress plugins (for SEO and other), so should I expect some organic traffic from Search Engines soon?
    From Social Bookmarking sites I use Reddit and Digg, I also start Forum Marketing (Warrior Forum, SitePoint, Wicked Fire, and Digital Point from today). I bookmark few best blogs in my niche and start doing blog commenting on them.

    That is well everything I'm doing to get traffic
    What should I expect? What should I start using that I didn't? Why? How to use it? If anyone have some good tips, I would appreciate help.
    Chill my friend. It's only 10 days. You are doing well so far. Continue in that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate96
    Focus more on social media, post links, share your content on it. Invite people to your blog, join it. Also post in groups in Social media platforms. Post signatures in forums. Give replies in your relevant category in Yahoo & Google Groups. You will definitely see increase in traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author MobiDev
    Here is the list of effective ways to promote your blog:

    social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +),
    get traffic from bookmarking sites (StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delicious, Technorati)
    try e-mail marketing (RSS feed)
    use other blogs (comment, submit guest posts, join blogging communities)
    use syndication (allows you to spread content across many networks)
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  • Profile picture of the author windowindia
    Post unique article and press PR and build more backlink.
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