Five Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

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Five Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

1. Promote on Social Networks

Sure, you can gain a lot of followers by following as many people as you can find but those followers are also following the thousands other spammers just like you. You have to figure out how to add value to your followers.

Follow this simple rule: Promote your content only 25% of the time. The other75% of the time that you are posting promotions, promote other’s work. This accomplishes two things: First, it shows your followers that you are promoting things for their benefit and not yours. Second, it grows your influence and relationships with the ones you are helping to promote.

Remember to engage and converse. Don’t just post thousands of article links. You are to focus on building relationships not follower numbers. Help people solve their problems and watch the number of other people with problems ask for your advice.

Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIN, Social

2. Submit Your Site to Directories

Directories are old hat when it comes to promoting a website or blog. They’ve been around for a long time. The cool thing is, they still work. A lot of website directories have high Google Page Rank (PR) and give you all that link juice by showing Google that you are important enough to link to.

Most of the good ones are human verified. That means your submission will be reviewed for a few days before they add it to their directory.

The most popular is Open Directory. It’s a little more difficult to get your website listed in this directory so make sure your site looks professional and has all the privacy policies and terms of use pages added.

3. Submit Your Articles to Social Bookmarking Sites

Some of these sites can provide quite a bit of traffic. You will want to provide sharing links on your blog so others can also add them as bookmarks increasing their visibility. I try to add every post to a bookmarking site which helps Google to index the page faster, …

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