I’m surprised to see how many people really don’t know how to make the most out of blogging. Most will simply put up a blog, make a few entries and that’s it. They do no promotion and nothing else besides. Well, this article is going to give you just a few simple tips to turn your blog into a traffic generation machine. It won’t cost you any money to do any of these things and the time that you will spend will be minimal. So get out your pen and paper (or Word Doc) and take notes.
The first thing to do is get into the habit of updating your blog regularly. You don’t have to do this everyday, though it will certainly help if you do, but at least update your blog a couple of times a week. I personally have many blogs so it’s hard for me to do this, but I try to update each blog at least once a week. If all you have is one blog, this should be no trouble at all. The more you update, the more content you have, the higher up the search engine results you’ll go.
The second thing to do is to get into the habit of pinging your blog to the various directories each time you make an update. I use two services to do this. One is Pingomatic and the other is King Ping. The reason I use two is because every once in a while, one of them is down. There are many other services, but I find these two to be the most reliable and get the best results.
The next thing you need to do is actually go out and promote your blog. Don’t have any money? No problem. Just write some articles and submit them to article directories like Ezine Articles and put a link to your blog in the resource box. Make sure the article is related to the subject matter on your blog. Otherwise, readers are going to be a bit annoyed that they went to a blog that had nothing to do with the subject of the article.
Finally, go visit other blogs that are related to yours. Make posts to them in reply to some of the posts already made. Don’t forget to include in your signature a link to your own blog. You may not get many people to actually visit your blog from there, but the more of these backlinks you have at other blogs, the higher up the search rankings you’ll go.
These few simple tips can take your blog from a relative unknown to a force to be reckoned with.
To YOUR Success,