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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

INCREASE YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC

I’m a part of a group in Facebook called Get your Blog Followers where during our daily discussion what we have come to a conclusion is that that secret to blog traffic is still a secret,
So here I’m I have jotted down few tips and tricks to help you to increase blog traffic which I use personally, I thought of sharing this knowledge with all my fellow bloggers too.
Tags are very important , try to give commonly used tags which suits your blog post. This helps the visitors to find similar posts when they search for that word in any search engine or in your blog itself. Try putting as many tags as possible. Blogger although allows only 200 words including space. Tags (like links) are easily noticed by search engines. They're also key to helping readers find your blog when they perform searches on popular blog search engines such as Technorati.
BLOG Communities on Facebook can also be very useful to increase traffic. As I mentioned earlier I am a member o f a group called “GET YOUR BLOG FOLLOWERS” . It’s one place where I can meet other bloggers who share their blog posts too. If you are a part of such a community and you have a pool of bloggers , the best way to get your blog read is to read theirs. YES that works!!. Simply make sure you visit at least 10 new blog every day, read them sincerely and comment on their posts. Don’t forget to leave a link to your blog too and ask them to visit your blogs too , they would be more than happy to do that. But be specific when replying to their post and inviting them to your blog , mention “please do visit and comment on my post” , “ you can follow my blog too, here is the link” etc. I am a part of many communities and I do visit other blogs as an when I get time.
Here are few blogging communities I know
  1. Indiblogger (for Indian Bloggers)
  2. Blog Farm
  3. Blogger (on facebook, has around 53 million members)
  4. Xanga

The category of your blog falls in might not be interesting to certain audience. For e.g. I like blogs which are photo blogs or technology related. So if your blog is a personal blog, recipe blog or a pet blog I might not be interested. So once you have categories on your blogs and its been put up on the right tab I will select the appropriate blog category which interests me and read out to myself. Also if you specialize in any particular category make sure you attract the right audience to your blog. As I previously mentioned about Blog communities go and make friends with bloggers who share your interests rather than those who might not interest you. Remember if they you are not interested on a Blog, that Blogger would not be interested in your blog either chose wisely
Submitting to Search Engines :  This is very important, you have to make your blog searchable and the best way is to submit it to search engines. Although all major search engines like Google, Yahoo &  MSN include your sites automatically. CLICK HERE to add your site to some of the search engines people use commonly
Pinging your website is the online equivalent of waving a flag and yelling, “Hey! Over here – check this out!” to search engines and directories whenever you add or make major updates to the content on your site. Using a Ping tool can speed up indexing because it essentially sends search portals and other services a message from your website telling them that there is new content and to come crawl it. Keep pinging every time you update your blog.
Here are few pinging sites for you
  1. Ping-o-matic
  2. Auto Pinger
  3. Ping My Blog
  4. Ping Blog
  5. Feed Shark
  6. Ping
  7. Pingler
  8. Pingates
  9. Feed Ping
Blogroll : Blogging would have surely earned you few good friends. Blogger.com has an option of addition Blogroll. Blogroll can be your favorite blog links, so you can notify the blog owner that you have included their blog in your blogroll and ask them to include a link to your blog too in their blog. Exchanging links can surely earn more traffic or what’s called Cross Traffic beneficial for all
 
Thats all for this week folks, Hoping that these points were of some use to you. 
 
I have covered only few points here, I will be posting more in my next post which will happen soon. If you have any questions do let me know below

12 comments:

  1. Hey Bhavna the pinging list was nice.Thanks for the info. :D

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  2. Thanks Abhishek happy to know that you found the info useful

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  3. Hey i want to include someone in my blogroll but i don't know how to .. help me out .

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  4. @Misbah ...Happy to help you

    KINDLY FOLLOW THESE STEPS

    DASHBOARD -> PAGE ELEBMENTS -> ADD A GADGET-BASICS -> BLOG LISTS -> ENTER THE BLOG ADDRESS -> SAVE

    Let me know if it worked well for you

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  5. Bhavna thanks for the information..
    It's very useful for me..
    thanks again..

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  6. yahan pe thanks giving badh gaye... this was an excellent one though

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  7. you are a god send!!
    i saw ur link on "get your blog followers" to which i had signed in jus yst (thank u Jidhu who mademe sign up). thot wud read ur posts n share my thots on it.
    but yahan pe toh kuch aur hi hogaya. i m d kind who writes a post, n ...n shuts up. no networking coz didnt know how to do it!

    i really learnt many things from dis post. this was very helpful, easy to understand and easy to do.

    thanx a ton!

    oh btw, m def following u from now on! who knows, aur kya seekhne ko miley :))

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  8. Hi Bhavna, thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a nice list here. As for my coffee blog. I have moved it to a better template and new blog name. The new blog is The Coffee Lovers Corner You are welcome to follow me there. Also, I will post an article on some paid sponsors soon on Bronzi Home Based Business Tips

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  9. Very helpful tips I think. If any one go through details blog-traffic will definite increase.

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  10. This was the best post I have read...lots of information on blogging... I registered my URL in all web engines :) :)

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