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100,080 Ways To Increase Blog Traffic

11 August 2012
Honest to Zeus, if I hear about or Google up one more "how to get traffic to your blog" article, I'm gonna jump offa roof!

I thought a little more, then decided to release my own comprehensive list!

1. Make sure your blog is free of ANNOYING POP-UPS, especially the "pop-up dominantion" variety and anything that overlays and covers the screen. You want your blog seen. You don't want people bouncing the second they see that stupid overlay!

2. Make Effective Use of High Traffic Days - if a post you've written suddenly attracts hundreds or thousands of visits, you need to put your best feet forward! Follow up on a high traffic time period with 2-3 high quality posts that show off your skills as a writer, your depth of understanding and let visitors know that this is content they should be sticking around to see more of. Nothing kills the “bump” faster than a blog whose content doesn’t update for 48 hours after they’ve received a huge influx of visitors.

3. Build a Brand - get a couple of unique logos or gravatars, a signature colour scheme - a style all your own! One of the most important aspects of all in blogging is brand-building.

2. Hook up with Twitter, Tumblr, Digg, Facebook, etc. etc. etc.

3. Take care to tag and catalog each article appropriately.

4. Give your images original "keyword" names that are search-engine friendly. Use of an image of a "hot babe" seems to get surefire results.

5. Use Keywords Often. Try this: Upload an Adobe File with keywords throughout.

6. Upload an E-Book. Make sure people can download it for FREE. These reports (e-Books) must be distributed to free online e-Book forums and sites to ensure your report is being marketed well. Asking other blogger friends to share the e-Book is also not a bad idea.

7. Make good use of aggregated content, the way Huffington Post does.

8. Leave Comments on other blogs. Plenty of them

9. Start Conversations on other Sites.

10. Invite guest bloggers. Become a guest blogger.

11. Follow and subscribe to blogs you enjoy. Make true connections with blogs that are similar to yours.

12. Provide an opportunity for followers to subscribe to your blog.

13. Do Collaborative Blogging - In collaboration with several online bloggers who write similar or relevant posts as you do is also quite effective. This does not necessarily mean only guest posting, but also co-authoring articles and then promoting on the social web sites.

14. Add your blog address to your e-mail signature.

15. Write about someone and mail them a link.

16. Send a newsletter with a link to your blog.

17. Give Away Something in Exchange for links and comments.

Bloggers, I would love to hear your thoughts about increasing traffic to YOUR blog!