Monday, July 14, 2008

Top Tips to attract traffic to your blog/website

It’s always an aim of any blogger to increase his blog traffic day by day. I started my blog about 18 months back and have followed some great tips to try and make it known in the internet world. Follow some of the tips mentioned below to anticipate an increase in traffic which I am using or have used..

1. Visualize yourself to be the audience of your blog/site and anticipate what readers would get from spending time on your site. Is it useful enough for them? Will you be able to provide the right information the readers are looking for?

2. Include many references, links in the article to make it more robust and ensure that the article is not too verbose – People nowadays don’t like to spend more time on a single site. They want information quick and in an assorted manner

3. Include links for ‘Related posts’ for the article on your blog to ensure some people who would like to read more about that topic navigate to your other posts – thus increasing retention

4. After you have created the post you think will ‘rock’ spread the word. Participate in forums related to the article with including a link to your blog. Submit your articles to popular article databases like ezinearticles.com, articledashboard.com etc.

5. Answer questions in popular sites like answers.com related to your topic and of course include your URL, submit your URL to popular aggregators like bloglines.com etc

6. Submit your site to the mother of all search engines – Google – Many surfers would have their way through Google, and your site being found there is always an advantage – If your site is popular then Google will automatically index the site, but if not visit the URL à http://www.google.com/addurl/

7. Create custom and attractive feeds for those who subscribe your feed with the help of sites like feedburner.com

8. Place labels of other content on your blog for allowing people to know about the other content, place comment boxes & polls on your blog to get feedback from your readers

9. Enable swift registration of your subscribers by placing subscribe boxes on your blog

10. Register for Statistics at any site providing those services for your blog. I would personally recommend Google Analytics to constantly monitor the traffic and preferences of the audience. Judge which is the ‘hot’ topic is and try to improve the topic to ensure reader retention!!

11. Earn Online by installing advertisements on your site to monetize your site – to which I would recommend Google Adsense – the audience generally lands your page in search of information and if they don’t find it, they would rather navigate to another page by clicking on a prominent ad on your page ensuring some money earned for yourself

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alexa Internet, is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is best known for operating a website that provides information on the web traffic to other websites.
Alexa collects information from users who have installed an “Alexa Toolbar,” allowing them to provide statistics on web site traffic, as well as lists of related links. It uses these data to form Alexa ranking. There is some controversy over how representative Alexa’s user base is of typical Internet behavior. If Alexa’s user base is a fair statistical sample of the internet user population, Alexa’s ranking should be quite accurate. A known source of bias is the self-selecting, opt-in nature of Alexa traffic tracking software installation, but the significance of this bias on rankings is not reported. Alexa ranking measures traffic ranking collected from Alexa toolbar users. High alexa ranking has no relationship with high google ranking, yahoo ranking, and etc.
Ranking in Alexa is significant as it can significantly increase your bargaining power when it comes to selling advertising on your site. If advertisers see that your site has a higher ranking, they are likely to think that they can sell more of their products and services by having a link on your site. This means that you can charge them higher fees for that link.

Brij Mohan Kajaria said...

great blog to follow