Five Easy Ways To Get Traffic To Your Blog

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There are some blogs that create excellent content but only attract a few readers. Building traffic to your blog is just as important as writing quality material; because a blog without readers is pretty much useless. In order to build traffic you need to put together a traffic building plan.

Here are the five of the most popular and effective techniques to building traffic.

1. Get Social

Use a twitter account to send out tweets sharing your once they have been published. Update your Facebook status with a link that leads to your blog. In order to reap the full benefits of social networking you must interact with the people who follow or friend you. When you visit their sites and comment on their updates they just may return the favor.  Also, you can submit your articles to sites such as Digg.com, Reddit.com or Stumbleupon.com. Remember social networking and blogging go hand and hand.

2. Get noticed

Start following the posts of other bloggers that are in your niche. Read the blogs and leave thoughtful and insightful comments that will contribute to the information. In doing this the owner of the blog and other readers will take notice to this and feel compelled to visit your blog to see what other   information you have to offer in that niche. Do not overwhelm yourself with posting comments on everything. If you comment on a few posts related to your niche per week that is sufficient.

3. Get good use out of your RSS feed

RSS feeds are a way to syndicate your blog’s content so that it is sent to many different people in their own blog readers or email. Most blogging systems have RSS feeds automatically included; however you can add a lot more functionality to your feed by using a free service like FeedBurner.com. With FeedBurner you can add things like sharing the feed via e-mail to your feed so it will pull in new readers and encourage previous visitors to come back to the blog again.

4. Get articles in directories

You can take some of your most popular blog posts, tweak them a bit and submit them to the articles directories. There are several different article directories that you can submit these posts as articles to and remember to include a link that is directed to your site. This not only provides you with a backlink but the article could be used by ezine owners.

5. Get backlinking

Search engines are resourceful tools to attract traffic if you are within the first group of results according to your keywords. This can be accomplished by creating backlinks to your blog which will increase your chances of ranking in that first group of results. You should work on building backlinks to your blog in as many different ways possible.

These steps can be used as many times as it takes to build traffic and increase your readers.

LaTara

LaTara is the Chief Blogger and trainer at Get Online Basics, providing the work at home entrepreneur and small business owner with practical and viable solutions for building their online presence. Start your training to better online marketing with the Get Online Basics Training Center. Just click the website link and you will be redirected.

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