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Jul 29, 2009

Most important tips to increase visitors to your blog

Blogging is becoming more and more popular. Internet users are always looking for information, and often visit blogs as a resource. Why not capitalize on that?

You can certainly have a website that is only a blog and do very well with it. Many bloggers make very good income just through signing up for services such as Google Adsense, or affiliate marketing. If you sell products or services online, a blog will help attract traffic, greatly increasing your chances for more sales. Each blog you post equals another entry in the search engines.

How do you get readers to visit your blog? Here are some strategies you can implement:

Comment on other blogs

Do more than just say "nice post". Give information which will be useful and/or interesting to other readers.

Share your blog on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter

If you post a bulletin on MySpace, come up with a title that grabs people's attention. In the body of your message, briefly describe how your article will help your readers. Follow a similar strategy on Facebook. Use a service such as TinyURL to shorten the length of your URL when you are using Twitter.

Join blog social networks

There are social networks specifically just for bloggers. One of these networks is Blog Catalog. Sign up with them, and actively participate in the discussions. You can learn many useful tips just from reading the forums. Post your own helpful tips, and you will greatly increase visitors to your blog.

Enter a blog carnival

A blog carnival is a collection of many different blogs, usually grouped by category. Having your blog in a blog carnival is an excellent way to increase traffic. Visit Blog Carnival, and check out the various categories available. If you have a good article that's relevant to the topic, submit it to them.

Post quality content

None of the previous strategies will work to your advantage if you don't have excellent material on your website. Pick a topic you are knowledgeable and passionate about. Think of common problems people have and offer solutions. When you write your blog, what information can you offer that no one else can?

Consider posting articles that will be relevant many years from now. Posting evergreen content will ensure that readers will visit your website for a long time to come.