Monday, March 26, 2007

Getting Traffic To Your Blog

There are tonnes of techniques driving traffic to your blogs. Just google the keyword "increase traffic", or "traffic tips", or others, you name it, you'll get hundreds of blogs and websites teaching you techniques to increase traffic. Some of them give out free tips, free e-books, free newsletters, and others. Most of the time, there are too much to read and digest (if you don't have all the time in the world). Even if you are given 24 hours a day without sleeping, there are still too much of informations to learn and absorb, and our fatigue eyes could not stand staring the monitor.

Hence, I include some of the vital strategies/tips to increase traffic to your blog which I borrowed the some of the original content from Seth's Godin blog. Well, those are just 25 basic stuffs not to be missed out for bloggers.
  1. Learn enough to become the expert in your field.
  2. Break and announce news.
  3. Be timeless... write posts that will be readable in a year.
  4. Be among the first with a great blog on your topic, then encourage others to blog on the same topic.
  5. Share your expertise generously so people recognize it and depend on you.
  6. Encourage your readers to help you manipulate the technorati top blog list.
  7. Be snarky. Write nearly libelous things about fellow bloggers, daring them to respond (with links back to you) on their blog.
  8. Share linklove and expect some back.
  9. Include polls, meters and other eye candy.
  10. Tag your posts. Use
  11. Do email interviews with the well-known.
  12. Answer your email.
  13. Use photos. Salacious ones are best.
  14. Encourage your readers to digg your posts. (and to use furl and reddit).
  15. Post your photos on flickr.
  16. Encourage your readers to subscribe by RSS or to email.
  17. Include comments so your blog becomes a virtual water cooler that feeds itself.
  18. Highlight your best posts on your Squidoo lens.
  19. Point to useful but little-known resources.
  20. Write about stuff that appeals to the majority of current blog readers (eg. blogging/gadget).
  21. Have relevant ads that are even better than your content.
  22. Write posts that each include dozens of track backs to dozens of blog posts so that people will notice you.
  23. Utilize forum. It's a great package to maintain your readers.
  24. Give credit to those that inspired, it makes your writing more useful.
  25. Ping Technorati. Or have someone smarter than me tell you how to do it automatically.
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Paula Neal Mooney said...

Yes, Zaki, these are excellent tips -- maybe not the one about being mean!

But I love reading stuff about how to get more blog readers.

I'm soaking it up!

Zaki said...

Thanks Paula.
Really glad you like it even though I adopted it from other blog.

By the way, when are you going back home. You are now in Chicago right?

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