The success of a Blog actually depends on many factors. One important factor without which a blog cannot succeed is its traffic. It’s very important for a blog owner to identify the significance of building a considerable traffic flow towards his blog and then maintaining it because it is the blog’s traffic that decides the future of your blogging career. I have seen that mostly newbie bloggers find their blog going nowhere. The reason behind this is that they actually don’t work hard and then spend 40% of their time in search of content, 20% on manipulating, 20% on graphics and blog layout, etc. then in the last only 20% of traffic.
In order to enhance the earnings from your blog, you need to follow the examples that pro bloggers have left for you.
- Outline Your Objectives
Just like any other business starts, you need to figure out what your actual target is and just not start blogging on anything or more than one niche (like I was doing before). Once you know what can be your goal and how to achieve it, you can then apply the remaining tips to increase your blog traffic and your earning!
- Not Just Content, Offer Quality Content
Don’t make your blog a content farm and don’t provide your readers and search engines with just content, offer quality content. Because the quality of your content reflects your entire blog, further attracting readers to keep your blog alive.
- SEO Optimize your Blog for Search Engines
The majority of newbie Bloggers find this the toughest part, but as it’s the most important one, you should also start focusing on it. Keep an eye on SEO posts published here at MBT because we share everything here that is needed to build a successful blog.
- Start Guest Posting
Guest posting is an old yet an effective way to get backlinks and traffic for your blog. While offering to guest post on blogs having huge traffic, you are actually telling the world that you also exist. If this trick used wisely can do wonders for a blog!
- “Top 10” Posts
Got a list of great written posts? Show the Top 10 Series. New or old, readers always look for them.
- “Top 50” Posts
Got too much quality material to make Top 50 Series? Go ahead and do it, this would bring more readers, generating more traffic.
- Share your Secrets- Earn More Secrets
Talk about the strategy/strategies that work best for you and your blog. Readers are always in the search of working tricks and there are many possibilities they get what they are looking for your blog.
- Create Your Mailing List
Use email marketing for the better promotion of your blog thus increasing traffic.
- Use Social Media
Start the promotion of your blog via social media such as facebook, twitter etc. This way you can generate huge amount traffic for your blog. Use social media also to advertise your blog. It does wonders.
Submit your blog to Technorati.
Write tutorials and Become Authentic
Writing tutorials for a tutorial site is again another great idea for generating traffic for your blog.
- Create a Bloggers’ Club
Help other so that they help you. Bloggers here share their posts and share traffic.
- Ping Your Blog
Always remember to your blog after updating it. This way the search engines will again crawl your blog and you will get traffic. Use this service if your PR is below 2.0.
Blog Carnivals is really a good platform to get traffic from for your blog. Its a Must to join the site.
- Your Site- Your Identity
Professional Bloggers always recommend to include your blog URL as a signature in your email. This way you will get a little traffic and it counts. For example,
- Advertise with Google Adwords
If you have a good budget then also don’t forget to advertise your blog using Google Adwords.
- Feed Directories
Submit your blog to the Feed Directories. They will also help in bringing traffic.
- Write on Social Media
No matter what your blog niche may be, always write on social media. This will bring more traffic towards your blog
- Do Video Posting
Entertain your readers by sharing videos inside your posts as Reading Big Articles sometimes becomes too boring.
- Use Images Wisely
Images that you use inside your blog posts and pages are equally important as the words that you write. So also choose them wisely.
- Use Google News
Try to get your blog listed in Google News.
- Add Social Media Buttons
One of the best ways to attract traffic to your blog is by adding the social sharing buttons. Through this way, hundreds of people will come to read your blog and if they like it, they will probably share your posts.
- Blog Directories
Blog Directories also work wonders for newly developing blogs and assist in directing a huge amount of traffic to them. But remember to choose wisely between them.
- Use Article Directories
A lot of people also get to know about your blog when you submit your posts to Article Directories. This can be also useful as you get a link back. I will write a brief post on this tomorrow.
- Try to Write on Controversial Topics
Writing on controversial topics always help in increasing the traffic flow towards your blog. Writing on famous controversies like Steve Jobs, Facebook Timeline, etc can be very effective for your blog’s traffic.
- Act like a Journalist
Always act like a journalist and quickly post what you hear and don’t wait for others to post it. Always try to stay updated with the latest stuff and share them quickly with your readers too.
- Use Yahoo Answers:
For your blogging career, it is very important to be proactive and reactive. If you have proven to your readers that you are reliable, your traffic won’t go anywhere and you will then enjoy loyal traffic permanently.
- Use Stumbleupon
Don’t ever forget to post your popular articles to Stumbleupon.
- Blogger Feedbacks on Questions
Search and then compile the various queries frequently asked by bloggers and then try to write all of them up in one post. That particular post would serve as an added bonus for your readers and would also increase traffic.
To make a successful blog, it requires hard work and consistently. It’s not just a matter of a day or a week. In fact, you actually need to work harder and harder each day to build a strong readership and a successful living out of your blog.