Friday, October 15, 2010

Easy and Effective Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

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The number one secret to make money fast online is to driving tons of traffic which is a problem so many people who are trying to make money online are facing. Here’s a list of techniques to drive traffic that can be recommended to anyone wanting to make money fast.
1) Forum Signatures – This is one of the easiest ones to do. Just find a forum that you are interested in and leave forum signatures after posting a reply to an existing post or when you are starting a new post. But do not use it as a spam technique and build 1000’s of links fast since you will get banned from the forum.  Visit Big Board Forums to find 1000’s of forums. 


2) Directory Submissions – An obvious method to do great link building but some people do not use it thinking it’s a waste of time but it certainly isn’t. If the site/blog is submitted to the proper web directories. Here’s a list of some great FREE web directories that can certainly improve your rankings. Most of them have a page rank of over 5.
 

3) Submit to Technorati – Create an account for free at Technorati and submit your site/blog to Technorati. After you have claimed your blog and Technorati add some keyword tags to your blog or site using the Keotag Tag Generator. Just type the keywords with each one separated by a comma, then paste code in the blog. These tags helps Technorati crawl your blog. So its important to make use of this. Read more about this at Technorati Blog Claim
4) Bookmarking  - Bookmark your site/blog in all major bookmark sites. Even though the bookmark sites like Delicious use nofollow attribute its still recommended way of link building that is used by man webmasters. Some of the most popular bookmark sites are

5) Reply to other blogs – Post meaningful replies to other blogposts but do not leave links as it can get deleted. Don’t use it as a spam technique either and post 100’s of short meaningless replies but write a proper reply then it will increase the chances of a visitor to that blogpost clicking on your profile and having a look at your blog post too.
6) Facebook Fan Page Create a Facebook, a fan page related to what you are promoting and to the content of your blog and provide a link to your blog. This is a great way to drive quality traffic to any blog or site. I currently own a Facebook fanpage related to tattoos and has got a little over 6000 members in 5 months. So I constantly receive a certain amount of traffic from that to my site Tattoo World
7) Connect Twitter & Facebook Fan Page – After you make your Facebook fan page connect it with your Twitter account. So every time you make an update on your Fan Page your Twitter followers will also know about that since your status will automatically get updated with a link to your new update at Facebook. It’s an automatic way to increase the no of followers at Twitter. Twitter is a must if you want to drive traffic. Some people get over 1000 visitors just from Twitter everyday.  Click the below link to learn more about


 
8) Squidoo and Hupages – Create a lens at Squidoo and Hubpages.  Creating a lens is a must if you want to drive traffic, creating a lens is the first step to take to earn money from home.  Always focus on the keywords you are targeting and maintain a keyword density of around 1% - 3%, also include your targeted keyword in the Squidoo URL. Click Keyword Density to read more about it. Here are some popular keyword density checkers
9) Youtube Videos – Create some youtube videos. If it becomes a hit you can get tons of traffic. There are some meaningless youtube videos out there that has got massive amounts of traffic like over 1 million within a few months. Create the video and leave your site or blog link in the description. 
10) Valuable Content – Without a doubt the best way to drive traffic to any blog or site is to add valuable content to it. Then people will automatically link to your blog/site and it will also increase your rank. As so many webmasters say content is king, but one thing you have to avoid is duplicate content, adding duplicate content is one reason for your site/blog to get banned by Google. Read my post about Actions That Will Ban Your Website In Google to learn more.
11) Google Adsense – Again another obvious one. If your site is brand new but you want to drive tons of targeted traffic immediately then Google Adsense is the answer. But you need to have a good budget for that. Google Adsense is an ideal way to make money fast. Read my post Make Money Fast With Google Adsense to learn more about it.
12) Update Content – Update your content often around 2 times a week since Google loves content that gets updated often.
13) Blog Stat Counter – If you have a blog then add a Blog stat counter. Since it shows you how many visitors you are getting everyday, its important to know whether the hits per day is increasing to your blog. It’s a good indication on how successful you are at driving traffic. Blogpatrol is a great free hit counter.
 
14) Flickr Album – If your blog/site has a lot of pictures, if its about a topic like tattoos, fashion, nature or any other subject where people search for pictures then Flickr can be used. Create an album related to your topic, fill it with some interesting pictures and in the description section leave a link to your blog/site. And name each picture carefully adding the targeted keywords (also as tags for each image). 1000’s of people use Google Images as well as Flickr Image search to search for pictures and if your image can rank high for a certain term then you can drive a lot of traffic thorough that as well. Join Flickr groups or create your own Flickr group and invite people with similar interest. I currently have a Flcikr Album related to tattoos and I have linked every picture to my site, that brings a certain amount fo traffic to my site. Heres a sample Flickr Group

15) Twitter Hash Tags –  Using hash tags in your twitter status allows people who are also tweeting about similar topics to find you easily. What The Trend is a site that shows the most common hash tags that people are tweeting about. Adding a hash tag is very simple “#affiliate” just type the # before the word you want to tag.Of course its not all that simple to explain has tags. Another tool you can use to find people with similar interests is the Twitter Search.
I would certainly recommend you to use Twitter Search and What The Trend  , for example if you are promoting weight loss products you can use these tools to find people who are tweeting related to that, then follow them and they will follow you back in return if they find your tweets are useful. Twitter is a great way to drive quality targeted traffic. Watch the following video to learn more about Hash Tags in detail.




16) Wiki Answers – Post good meaningful replies to the questions at wikianswers, and in the “Sources and related links” section leave a link to your site/blog. But do not use it as a spam technique and leave 100’s of links to your site/blog or post a link that is totally unrelated to the question. Doing this will get your IP addressed banned and you will not be able to reply to questions again. This is a great method to build incoming (since wikianswers does not use the “nofollow” attribute for these links) and also to drive traffic. Here’s an example of a reply to a question that also has a link.
Just see the “Sources and related Links” section, there is a link to a site called tattoojoy.com. Wiki Answers is a great way to build links. 
 
17) Link Exchange – Incoming links is without a doubt a great way to boost your search engine rankings. But how do you do it ? Visit forums like Digital Point and Warrior Forum there are 100’s of internet marketers wanting to exchange links with you. So join these forums and build incoming links to your site/blog. Always check their Google Page Rank before exchanging links. And ask them to link a keyword to your site instead of linking to a picture. Example – If your targeted keyword is “make money quick” then as them to link to that instead o linking to a picture. And always record the websites that you have exchange links with and monitor them often to see the link still exists (there are some webmasters and bloggers who will just remove your link after a few months thinking you’ve forgotten about the link exchange). 

18) Document Sharing - Document Sharing is another effective way of driving some quick traffic. There are several free sites that allow you to do document sharing like edocr.com, docshare.com, scribd.com and more. 

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