One of the biggest problems and struggles with blogging, is the ability to keep growing in size and getting people to actually find your blog. One way that entertainment and news based blogs are bringing in a lot of new and free traffic, is through traffic exchange networks. The ways these networks work is that you place a line of code on your web site, select what categories are relevant to your blog, then start serving their links and images on your web site or blog. Nearly all of the traffic exchange networks listed below will send you a 100-300% increase in traffic that you send them.
You can see some stats from the past few months of the type of free traffic you can receive from using traffic exchange networks. The stats below are from a small entertainment web site that I run, but you can clearly see all of the incoming new traffic that is a result of using these trade networks. As you can see from the stats, I’ve had the best success with Wahoha by far.
The majority of these networks drive nearly all of their traffic from entertainment based web sites. Entertainment based blogs will perform best, but I have also seen many tech/news/photography based blogs do extremely well with the traffic exchange networks listed below. Keep in mind, the results for your blog traffic will vary depending on it’s niche, but the use of attractive images and headlines will also play a big part in getting users to click on your links.
All of the networks are free to join, and offer paid advertising services if you are looking for even more traffic.
There are plenty of other traffic exchange networks out there, as there seems to be a never ending supply of web sites and traffic to go around. I have personally been using the ones listed above, and they are also the major players in the traffic trade space.