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21 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog

Posted by on 2nd Mar 2011 | 24 comments

Getting traffic to your blog is one of the most important things you need to do as a blogger but it is no surprise many bloggers still find it difficult to build blogs with high traffic even though they’ve read countless of articles on the subject. What matters most is not what you read but you do, the best part of getting traffic to a blog is taking action and this post will be giving you 21 simple ways to get traffic to your blog, all you need to do is take action and achieve success.

1.  Comment on other blogs

2. Write for other blogs

3. Market Your Blog Using Videos

4. Make use of social networking sites

5. Make use of social bookmarking sites

6. Collaborate with other blogs

7. Utilize the power of article marketing

8. Make use of online groups (e.g. Google and Yahoo Groups)

9. Make use of social blogmarking sites (like Blokube and Blogengage)

10. Write top posts

11. Participate in Forums

12. Utilize comment trackbacks

13. Don’t neglect SEO

14. Submit your blog to technorati and other blog directories

15. Utilize the power of blog contests

16. Submit your blog to blog carnivals

17. Write controversial blog posts

18. Make use of Yahoo Answers and other online Answering portals

19. Blog about celebrities (or write posts in your niche form a “celebrity angle”)

20. Interview top bloggers in your niche and ask them to share the interview

21. Build a Mailing List (there are months I get as much as a thousand visitors to my blog from my mailing list alone).


Onibalusi Bamidele is a young blogger and freelance writer. He teaches people how to write for traffic and money on his blog. Follow him on twitter - @youngprepro.

24 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by Frank McAllister on 3rd Mar 2011

    Excellent article Onibalusi! I find it amazing that at your age you are able to express your mind and knowledge on a subject that you enjoy!Keep up the good work,and also if you would be interested I would be willing to except you as a guest blogger on my Blog at http://www.blogging101s.com. Anyways I hope to here from you soon…P.S..if you would like we could exchange links to increase each others traffic ratings.

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  • Posted by Rob on 3rd Mar 2011

    Thanks OB,
    Great tips for me to try.
    What is meant by, 'Write top posts?'
    Thanks
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  • Posted by Hacking Park on 3rd Mar 2011

    That is such a great suggestion. I have just made a new Website and looking for Traffic. I hope your suggestion will get a good results for me.

  • Posted by Joel Repps on 3rd Mar 2011

    I think I've read this before… a few hundred times.

    C'mon guys, these same all tips are all over the net. Can't you think of something original? If you don't, then write about something else!

  • Posted by Andy on 3rd Mar 2011

    It's well and good saying "don't neglect SEO", but what would you recommend that bloggers actually do?
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  • Posted by Kader on 3rd Mar 2011

    Very useful topic thank you
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  • Posted by Sabrina on 3rd Mar 2011

    Commenting on different blogs daily has really helped me to build backlinks and bring traffic to my blog. I’ve been hearing a lot about Blogengage. I am definitely going to check it out.

  • Posted by Medical Assistant on 4th Mar 2011

    great tips..out of 21 many of them i heard first time…will be useful
    thanks

  • Posted by VNG on 4th Mar 2011

    Thank you for this topic and this list. Great tips!

  • Posted by Capt Vlad Nikolskiy on 5th Mar 2011

    Thanks, the tips are great.
    Even SEO is mentioned here, suppose will be nice to say directly, that increasing of Google PR is a great thing to get more comments.
    And not only blog directories, but also SEO-friendly blog catalogues can be used for it.

  • Posted by Karoline on 7th Mar 2011

    I think these ideas are more of icing on the cake, so to speak, as far as blog traffic is concerned. I agree that they can boost a blog's traffic, but I still believe that much much more important to the success of a blog is good writing. A lot of blogs abound, and to get ahead of competition, creativity, humor and honesty in writing makes readers return and read your other entries. Proper spelling and grammar don't hurt too. I can't count the number of times I've visited a blog only to be turned off at the very first paragraph because of atrocious grammar. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Posted by Xps on 9th Mar 2011

    Try to get a new backlink everyday but not at the expense of making a spam comment. Think to yourself, "Would I be making this comment if I weren't linking to my site?" If yes, then submit your comment. If no, then you end up contributing to a problem we all fight: spam. Of course, make your site's content your #1 daily goal. Daily backlinks is something to do afterward.

    @ Rob: I think what Mr. Bamidele was referring to is weekly (or monthly depending on your posting frequency) summaries of popular posts during that duration. How-To-Geek does this very well.

  • Posted by azmee on 9th Mar 2011

    thanks Onibalusi, I think they're not instant things to do. But the efforts are worth enough. Blogging is a process, right? I could say, it's like the process of life and the are things to do to make it go to the next leves. thanks
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  • Posted by SEO Hyderabad on 10th Mar 2011

    thanks a ton for sharing

  • Posted by Logo Design on 10th Mar 2011

    Thanks for that. I will be trying the competitions approach. It never even occurred to me

  • Posted by Kamal Todary on 18th Mar 2011

    excellent post also another point always social bookmarking your post every time , this will get you alot of back links

  • Posted by K. Michael on 18th Mar 2011

    good list also you need to social bookmarking every post you do on your blog
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  • Posted by K. Michael on 18th Mar 2011

    good list also you need to social bookmarking every post you do on your blog
    My recent post Boost Your Business By Starting A Blog!

  • Posted by K. Michael on 18th Mar 2011

    good list also you need to social bookmarking every post you do on your blog
    My recent post Boost Your Business By Starting A Blog!

  • Posted by K. Michael on 18th Mar 2011

    good list also you need to social bookmarking every post you do on your blog
    My recent post Boost Your Business By Starting A Blog!

  • Posted by Misty Raup on 20th Mar 2011

    What is SEO? I am new to the blog world and found your information helpful.

    My latest post: In the Midst: How do we go about ‘standing firm’ in our faith?

    • Posted by Xps on 25th Mar 2011

      SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and encompasses everything that aids in your site ranking higher on SERPs (Search engine result pages). As you read this blog, you'll find that not all SEO is good and search engines can penalize your blog's results if they feel your cheating their system.
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  • Posted by Mariela on 11th Apr 2011

    Nice tips for good traffic ! good job ,well u may want to see my post about very effective way to have massive traffic ! check it here http://www.blogger-dashboard.com/2009/07/increase
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  • Posted by Web Designer Lucknow on 4th May 2011

    Think to yourself, "Would I be making this comment if I weren't linking to my site?" If yes, then submit your comment. If no, then you end up contributing to a problem we all fight: spam. Of course, make your site's content your #1 daily goal. Daily backlinks is something to do afterward.