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65 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Posted By Guest Blogger 16th of October 2011 Blog Promotion 0 Comments

This guest post is by Satrap of BlogStash.com.

What is the best way to drive traffic to my site? What’s the fastest way to generate traffic to my site? What’s…?

We all want to know the best way to drive the greatest amount of traffic to our sites. However, the truth is that there is no best or fastest way to drive traffic! What works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. Just because I manage to get 500 visitors a day from an article I submitted to article directories doesn’t mean you can get that much traffic doing the same thing.

Of course, there are some traffic generation methods that produce better results than others. But again, it all depends on you and your situation. Let’s take article marketing as an example. Article marketing is one of the oldest and best ways to generate traffic. But the success of your article marketing campaign depends on many different things, like the number of articles you write, the number of article directories you submit to, the quality of your articles, how many articles a day you submit, and more.

My advice would be to pick a few methods from the 65 I’ve listed below, and start implementing them. Test them for yourself. Depending on your skills, you might find a method that would work wonders for you.

Don’t just follow what everybody else says. I’m not saying, “Don’t listen to experienced people who are successful in generating traffic to their site.” By all means, listen to them and do take their advice—but experiment to find out for yourself which traffic generation methods work best for you and your situation.

With that said, here are 65 simple and (mostly) free ways to generate traffic to your site.

  1. Turn your articles and blog posts into PDFs using free PDF converters like OpenOffice. Then submit your PDFs to document sharing sites like Scribd and DocStoc.
  2. Write truly informative and useful articles related to your niche, and publish them on WikiPedia.
  3. Hold a contest and give prizes to your readers. Use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to let people know about the contest. A good contest with good prizes will attract a lot of people.
  4. Build a wiki page for your blog. To ensure your page doesn’t get deleted, create an article that is educational, informational, and not self-promoting.
  5. Write list posts like the one you are reading. Readers love posts like “10 ways to make money” or “6 ways to drive traffic to your blog”. List posts are amongst the most popular kinds of posts, and people tend to share list posts with others more often than other posts.
  6. Make flyers with a catchy title and a description of your blog, and post them on bulletin boards in the entrance to supermarkets and other community buildings.
  7. Post frequently, but don’t sacrifice quantity for quality. Both search engines and visitors like to see fresh, quality content. The more content you have, the more chances you have for ranking for variety of keywords, which will mean more organic traffic for your blog.
  8. Make a lens (or more) using Squidoo and in it, place a few links back to your blog.
  9. Submit your blog to directories relevant to your niche, like InsLink.com (an SEO/webmaster directory).
  10. Make it easy for non-technical readers to link to your blog or share your links with other people by making a “How to link to us” page. Here, give readers easy instructions on how to link to your blog with your keywords as anchor text.
  11. Submit your blog to search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Or simply use AdMe.com to submit your site to over 25 search engines for free.
  12. Use sites like Odiogo to turn your blog into a podcast, then submit your podcast to podcast websites.
  13. Answer questions related to your niche on YahooAnswers and other Q & A sites. Include a link to your blog in the resource box.
  14. Submit your blog to social bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon.
  15. Write and submit articles to article directories like EzineArticles and ArticleDashboard.
  16. Turn your articles to videos using free video creation services like Animoto, and submit them to video directories such as YouTube and DailyMotion.
  17. Build a Facebook fan page for your blog.
  18. Make use of plugins like Tell-a-Friend to let your readers quickly share your posts with their friends and family vie email.
  19. Use Hi5 to build a page for your blog and create a community around it.
  20. Don’t clutter your blog with too many pictures, ads, and so on. Keep it clean and easy to navigate. This will help both search engines and visitors to navigate around your blog easily and quickly.
  21. Join BlogEngage to submit your blog and create a community around it.
  22. Ping your blog posts using free ping services such as Pingler and Pingoat.
  23. Create a hub about your blog on HubPages.
  24. Register with few good niche-related forums and use your signature to place links pointing to your blog. Participate in discussions and contribute as much as you can.
  25. Make it easy for your readers to share your posts by installing social bookmarking plugins like SocialMarker and Digg Buttons.
  26. Readers like to read other people’s comments, especially those who responded to their comments. So, take advantage of that by using a plug-in like Comment Notifier to automatically let your readers know of new comments posted on your blog.
  27. Make your blog more search engine friendly by using SEO plug-ins such as Platinum SEO Pack.
  28. Target long-tail keywords with low competition and try to rank for them. Such keywords are easier to rank for in search engines and give you much more targeted traffic.
  29. Make a MySpace page for your blog.
  30. Make business cards with your blog info on them, hand them to friends and family, and ask them to pass them on. Mall parking lots are good place to pass your cards around. In some states you can even put your business card on windshields. You can get up to 250 free business cards using sites like VistaPrint (although you do have to pay $5 shipping).
  31. Submit your blog to the free directories like DMOZ (hard to get into, but well worth the effort!).
  32. Write a good press release, or hire a professional to do it for you (you can get a pretty decent press release written for you for $5 on Fiverr.com), and submit them to free press release distribution sites like PR.com.
  33. Write creative and attention-grabbing ads about your blog, and publish them on free classified ads sites such as CraigsList and UsFreeAds.
  34. Controversial posts attract visitors. Write a controversial post. Be creative and bold, but be careful not to cross the boundaries.
  35. Ask an expert or a trusted, well-known person in your niche for an interview. Then post the entire interview on your blog, either as a text post or as a video.
  36. Leave quality comments on blogs that are related to your niche. Make sure your comments add value to the blog. Don’t just spam-comment and hope for the best. It never works, and your links will get deleted. Worst of all, you might get blacklisted from the site. If you leave a useful comment, people will be more likely to visit your blog.
  37. Use free banner-making tools like BannerFans to make an interesting banner for your blog. Then find other bloggers in your niche and exchange banners with them.
  38. Exchange links with other blogs in your niche. Don’t go overboard with this technique, or exchange links with each and every blog you find—be selective and make sure the context for your link is appropriate. Most people use their main keyword as the anchor text for their link, that’s good for SEO. But, if you want to get more traffic from those links, instead use attention-grabbing text as your anchor text. Don’t use “Make Money Online” for your link text—people are used to seeing those links all over the web. Instead use something like “10 ways to make $10 in 10 minutes.”
  39. If you find interesting posts on other blogs, write a post about them and link to them. The other bloggers will notice and might do the same for you.
  40. Find good blogs in your niche that accept guest posts. You can either search manually or make it easy for yourself by registering for free with MyBlogGuest, which matches guest bloggers with blogs that accept guest posts. Write and submit your best articles to get the maximum exposure. Don’t just submit the article and leave. Make sure you follow up and respond to comments and questions that readers of those blogs ask.
  41. Submit your site to review sites that write reviews on other websites and blogs, like CoolSiteOfTheDay.
  42. Submit your blog to BlogCatalog.
  43. People love free stuff, so give out freebies that are related to your niche. If you are in “online money making” niche, a free ebook that teaches people who to make money on Twitter might make an appropriate freebie.
  44. Write a page on 43things.com about your blog and what you want to do with it.
  45. Use your keywords in the title of your posts. Having your keyword in the title makes it easier for you to rank for that keyword, thus bringing you more organic traffic.
  46. Use your blog’s name as your username on forums, social networking sites, and other places like YahooAnswers. People are curious by nature, so they may check out your blog out of curiosity and if you have good compelling content, they may become your loyal readers.
  47. Make a bumper sticker with your blog address on it, and place it on your car’s bumper. You can even ask your friends and family to do the same for you!
  48. Make a Twitter profile for your blog and tweet each and every post you publish on your blog.
  49. Register with EntreCard and start dropping your card on other blogs. You will be amazed how much traffic you can get from EntreCard.
  50. Register with ComLUV.com and download their plugin.Then use the Global CommentLuv Search to find blogs related to your niche and comment on them. It will return up to ten (recent) posts that will be sent back when you comment on a CommentLuv enabled site. Most are dofollow blogs, and you will get dofollow links back to your most recent posts. This is good for link building and getting some traffic.
  51. Make a free ebook with a link back to your site in it, and submit it to free ebook sites like GetFreeEbooks.com.
  52. Buy .info domains with long-tail keywords in them and use a redirect to send the traffic they receive to your main site.
  53. Rent a mailing list and send high-quality content with a link back to your site to all the subscribers. Take care with this technique so that you’re not blacklisted as a spammer, though. Find a reputable list broker—or, if in doubt, why not start your own?
  54. Post a classified ad on eBayClassified with a link to your site.
  55. When you eat out, leave a good tip along with a business card with your site info on it.
  56. Create a short report with resell rights and and include your links in the report. Give it to people for free: those people can sell the report to others as their own, so long as they don’t remove your links. The results of this technique will surprise you.
  57. Come up with a really crazy but buzz-worthy post and submit it to NowPublic.com (Previously known as Truemors). If it’s good enough, it might just go viral!
  58. Go to YouTube, find popular videos related to your niche and start commenting on those videos with a link back to your blog. Youtube videos get thousands of views, and since most people are sociable creatures, they will read the comments no matter how far down the list your comment is.
  59. Create a page (personal or business) at LookUpPage.com. You can add as many links to your blog as you like. Write a short “about” post about yourself or your blog, and make sure to link to your Twitter and other social networking sites as well. After creating the page, bookmark it using SocialMarker and ping it with Pingler (or any other tools you like).
  60. Register with Visible.me for free, and add links and information about your blog. Its a great way to build your brand and get a few backlinks from a high-PR (6) dofollow site.
  61. Submit your RSS feed to RSS aggregators. Here, I don’t mean just your blog’s RSS feed: grab the RSS url of every site you have a link on (example: if you submit articles to ezine.com, you will have your own “author RSS” URL), and go to RssMix.com. It will let you make a custom RSS feed. Take that and submit it to RSS directories and aggregators. This will put your RSS feed on steroids—and will give you many more backlinks.
  62. Make a few (yard) signs with your blog’s URL and a good title related to your niche, and place them on highway exit ramps, at busy intersections, and so on. Make sure you abide by the laws in your own state or country if you try this approach.
  63. Put an ad in your local newspaper. If you live in a small town, it may not be very expensive to have an ad on your local newspaper—or on TV or radio, for that matter.
  64. Order some T-shirts with your blog URL and title printed on them and give them away. People will check out your URL!
  65. This is just for fun, so enjoy it! Make a big and I mean big sandal (or flip flop) with your blog’s URL engraved on the bottom, go to a busy beach, and start walking all over the sand! Leave your mark for others to see.

These methods will keep you busy for a while. But perhaps the most important tip I can give you is to be patient. Getting traffic to a blog takes time and a lot of work. You cannot expect to have hundreds of visitors after a few weeks, or months of starting your blog. But, if you are a dedicated person who’s willing to put enough time and effort into it, you can’t help but attract more visitors to your blog over time.

Which of these ideas do you like? What has or hasn’t worked for you? Share your experiences with us in the comments.

Satrap writes at BlogStash.com about different work from home opportunities. Visit BlogStash to learn real ways to make money online.

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Comments
  1. I picked up several new ways to get traffic to my blog from this post, so thanks! I appreciate your great post.

    • You are very welcome. I am glad you find it useful. Best of luck and thanks for your comment.

    • me too.. this is amazing post.. not only for traffic but also for SEO. I got some good sites for sharing my link for SEo benefits. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful resource.

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. Some great ideas here, though personally I would never have the time to apply all of them!

    • Hi Nick,

      Thanks for the kind words. Sure, not every one of us can use all of these methods. The points is to give everyone a few different options since we all have our unique ways of doing things and like different styles of promotion.

      Thanks for your comment Nick.

    • Start with just one! I just told myself that I am going to focus on one technique at a time.

      I get around 30,000 unique visitors per month but am ready to triple this number and then triple that number.

      I’ll be back to this page dozens of times.

      I’ll be doing #1 first since that has been on my mind for a while… I’ll be getting right to it on Sunday morning!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!

      • Exactly! The best way is to start with one and get going from there.

        I am glad you find this post so useful that you are going to come back to it. Please feel free to share it with others as well. Thank you for taking time to comment.

  3. Good stuff to try, would like to hear what works best for people.

    • Thanks Richard.

      Well, that’s one of my main points in this post, what I may consider the best method and what may work for me the best, might not be the method that would work for you. It really depends on a lot of different things such as level of commitment, what method you are more familiar with and/or enjoy doing more of and so on.

      However, from my own personal experience, article marketing has worked best for me, because I really enjoy doing it and I do put a lot of efforts into it.

      Thanks for your question and comment Richard.

    • @Richard — I think different things would work best for different people. Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. Some are better at writing long articles, so would be better at writing for wikipedia for example. Someone else might be better at running a contest and should do that sort of thing, while someone else may not be good at that sort of thing — or his customers may not be interested in that sort of thing. It would all depend on his readers. It would also depend on each individual blogger’s niche also, I would think, wouldn’t you?

      @Nick and @Primal Toad — I don’t believe the idea is to try or do all of them! You would be spending all your time trying to get traffic and readers, working on SEO (which of course you would hope would convert into sales), and doing so in almost every possible social media. You wouldn’t be doing anything else. There wouldn’t be enough time in the day. Eventually, you would definitely hit burn out. The point of the long list, if I am not mistaken, is so that we have a lot to choose from, to figure out what will work best for each of us. Even if you only chose a few of these things, but worked those few very excellently, smartly and very hard, you as a blogger would be ahead of most bloggers who are attempting to attain traffic. It’s not always the volume of things we do that gives us the best ROI, sometimes it’s how smart we work. Just a thought. But yes, you’re correct — working very hard and having a lot of irons in the fire does help and definitely does up the anty. Don’t get me wrong, I agree with you on that. I know we must work hard also, and do a lot of work… Let’s just remember we must also work smart as well as hard!
      krissy knox :)
      Please follow on twitter:
      http://twitter.com/krissyknox

  4. I love your novel approaches: bumper stickers, yard signs, t-shirts, and flip flops…though I think I’ll give some of the others a shot first :-)

    Maybe this goes without saying because it’s been said so often, but as much as it is important to reach outward to get your blog in front of more people, it’s important to give those people who do come to your blog great reasons to stick around. A one-time visit from a guest post is useless, but a repeat visitor because you had a great blog with many reasons to keep coming back to it is what we’re really after.

    I’ll also add a few other ideas that I didn’t see in your list:
    – Add your blog as a Networked Blog on Facebook.
    – Use a service like HootSuite to automatically post your blog to Facebook and Twitter.
    – Have LinkedIn pull your Twitter feed, which will include your blog post updates.
    – If you take an online class or join a Facebook group, mention you have a blog! You don’t have to be pushy about it, but people don’t often think to hunt around to see if you have one. Simply mentioning it can help

    All of these things brought visitors to my site.

    Thanks for sharing so many ideas. I’m going to give a few of those a try.

    • Hi Jenny,

      Well, bumper sticker is always used for promotion and it seems it works some times and since it only takes a few dollars and a few seconds to get it going, why not give it a shot, right!

      Thank you for adding those few methods I missed. great job and thank you for taking time to leave such a great comment. I really appreciate it.

  5. There are several great ways listed in this post to drive more traffic to your blog, but MySpace? Seriously?

    I’d suggest you rather setup “lenses” on Blogger, WordPress.com, Posterous and Tumblr as they’ll drive way more traffic than MySpace ever will right now…

    • Hey Pedro,

      As I said, not all of these methods will work for everyone. But, you would be surprised how many loyal members MySpace still has and if you can tap into it, it can work for you great.

      Thanks for your comment.

    • I was going to post “MySpace, Seriously?” but you beat me to it! Perhaps some of this was copy/pasted from a list put together in 2003.

  6. This is not the first post I have read that lists information in regard to this topic, but it is different. There are some items I have never heard of like Entrecard and Odiogo so I will be checking them out. I also like the tshirt idea. Thanks.

    • Hi Traci,

      Yeah, most of this information is already out there, though there are a few unique ones. But, a lot of time, we tend to overlook things we already know and/or are in front of us, so a reminder can help sometimes.

      Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts Traci.

  7. I greatly disagree with the “post more often” standpoint that many people take.

    Instead of posting more often, make COMPLETE posts, cover everything you possible can in a single swoop on an individual topic, instead of spreading it out over multiple posts.

    That way people can link back to a single post rather than you spreading out a ton of content.

    It also helps build your brand: people will remember your epic posts, not your mediocre ones.

    • I agree with this too. It’s about quality, not quantity.

      I admit though, sometimes I’m guilty of posting something that I could have spent more time on.

    • Hi Gregory,

      Well, by posting more often I don’t mean publishing 10 posts about a topic that can be covered in one post. I mean the more you post good content, the more good content you will have and that means your repeat visitors will be visiting you more often and you will have more chance of ranking for more keywords which will mean more traffic!

      Also, lest not forget that most people don’t like very long posts. Internet readers tend to have a very short attention span!

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts Gregory.

  8. Great tips! Some of the tips eventhough look a bit silly but who knows…maybe they’ll work!

    • Hi Ekspresi,

      Yeah, some do look ad sound silly, but if they work, then they work, right!

      A few years ago if you would have said, twitter could bring you thousands of visitors, lots of people would probably say the same thing; “twitter and traffic, that’s silly!”

      Thank you for your comment.

  9. @Satrap, this is totally awesome. Great list with superb info, wondering how long it took you to research it. Thanks for this!

    Visited your site and saw some incredible nice articles there too. Have bookmarked it for future reference.

    • Hi Obinna,

      Thank you very much for the kind words. I am so glad you you liked the post.

      I always have a notebook with me, so whenever any idea comes to my mind, I write it down. And this list is been in the making for a long time.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and bookmarking it. I hope to see you around often.

      Thanks for the comment as well Obinna.

  10. Just the kind of list I needed, thanks. There are so many things here that never even occurred to me. I’ll be going through these one by one and adding those that suit me best to my to-do list.

    • Hi Chris,

      I am honored you find this list useful. I wish you the best. Thanks for commenting here.

  11. Nice! This is the first list I have seen with new ideas- I love it!!!

    • Thank you. Glad you love the post. That was my main reason, i wanted to create a post that everyone could get something useful out of. Thanks for commenting.

  12. Nice post. I especially like the last suggestion – to engrave your site name on the bottom of your flip-flops and walk around in a beach.

    This crazy enough that I just might try it.

    • Hey Fred,

      Thank you for the kind words.

      Yeah, the last one is a fun thing to try. Please do let me know of any responses you get if you do try it.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  13. Thank you! These are super helpful. I just opened every single link in this article so I can start taking your advice — I have some work cut out for me! Especially if I’m going to get a giant flip flop made. ;)

    • Hey Jenny,

      I am happy you find the post “super helpful’. That’s very nice of you.

      I wish you the best, especially with making your giant flip flop, lol. Thanks for your comment Jenny.

  14. All creative methods Satrap.

    #1 is powerful. I’ve done this a few times on Scribd. Intend to do it more in the future.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

    • Thanks Ryan. Yeah, number one has worked wonders for me. I basically turn all my articles into PDF and video and submit them to as many sites as I can. You have to get the most out of each and every artcile you write. Best of luck Ryan and thanks for stopping by.

  15. Really awesome post ! But I think 65 ways are just too many. I will try to implement as much of them as possible.

    • Hi Faizan,

      Well, of course you dont have to try all of these methods. Just pick a few that appeal to you and see how they work. That’s why I created such a long list since I know not every single method is going to work for every single person. This way, everyone has a few options.

      Good luck and thanks for stopping by Faizan.

  16. Thanks for all the good suggestions. It took a while till my blog grew to a steady 200+ a day blog. I can see I’ll be able to double that with your info in short order. Some of your info I’ve never heard about.
    Nice job, thanks again.
    Jay

    • Hi Jay,

      I know it does take a long time to get there, it took me over a year to go from zero to 3000 visitors a day. Its a lot of hard work for sure, but the rewards are great.

      Congrats on reaching that milestone of few hundred visitors a day. Once you get there, it gets a bit easier, since you have seen that it works.

      Good luck and thanks for your comment Jay.

  17. Wow, this is a complete list I feel, there are a number of ways here that many of us already use, but some of them are new to me, will surely give them a try.

    • Hi Praveen,

      Yeah, most of these are the usual methods. But there are a few that not many people use. I am glad there were a few like that for you as well. Thanks for commenting.

  18. This was a very helpful article! I can’t wait to start using these tips. Thanks again for the great post!

    • Thank you Boug, glad you liked it. I wish you success and please don’t give up, keep working at it and you will succeed. Thanks for your comment.

  19. Wow, I thought I’d found all the ways to try and get some traffic to my site, turns out I was wrong! Thanks for this

    • Hi Robert,

      That’s nice of you to say that. I am happy you were wrong! (of course I mean it a in a positive way, lol).
      Thanks for stopping by Robert.

  20. Wow… enough traffic tips. When I saw the title I felt like, 65 Ways? I just have to read it. Interesting points and I will implement few tips i find above. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Thank you SoJay, I am glad you did click on the link and did read this post. Best wishes and thank you for sharing your comment.

  21. Great post! Trying a few of the ideas even now. Thanks for sharing!

    Denise
    writemoneyinc.com

    • You are welcome Denise. Yeah, do give some of the try, I am sure you will find a few tat will work for you. Good luck and thanks for the comment.

  22. Some great suggestions here.

    Is google+ going to be a good way to drive traffic to your blog if it is included in future search engine rankings?

    • Hi Steven,’

      Great point! I do believe Google+ is going to be a major player in social media (if it already isn’t!) and I am sure like any other good social media outlet, if used properly, it could be a huge traffic generator.

      However, though I have heard about it too, I personally dont relive it will be a search engine ranking factor or if it gets to be, it will be a very very small factor. But, you never know, especially since its the brain child of Google and Google is the daddy of all search engines!

      Thanks for making such a great point Steven.

  23. Haha this was a fun one. It took me about an hour to read because I took action on at least 6 or 7 of those tips immediately. I especially liked the scribd.com site. I had never heard about it before.

    I made a profile and threw one of my 31 page free Ebooks up there packed full of links. What a great tool.

    Thanks for this one!

    • Hi Sean,

      I am happy you started implementing some of these tips immediately. That’s what it’s all about, taking action and doing what needs to be done. Best of luck to you and thanks for taking time to comment.

  24. You have a mind blowing list here. Of course, a serious blogger may have to concentrate on only a few to see a real increase in traffic as you point out. Thank you.

    • Hey Guy,

      Thank you. Of course, one person can’t concentrate on all of thee methods. I just tried to list as many possible ways as I could, so everybody can get something out of it depending on their unique situation and skills. Thanks for stopping by.

  25. Here I thought I was as old as blog dirt and had heard them all – I actually learned a few things with this post. Nice job :)

    • Hi Gayla,

      Well, I am truly honored you learned a few new things. Thanks for sharing your kind words Gayla.

  26. Thanks for sharing. This is really great information about getting traffic to website.

  27. This post is so many tips, I have been doing for the entire morning but still haven’t done. thank you for provided it.

    I picked so many ways to improve my blog hopefully, it work well.

    • I am glad you already started implementing these methods Felix. Remember though, don’t burn yourself out by doing too much at once. Pick a few and work with them. Once you master theme and have them set in place, start a few other ones. Good luck felix and thanks for the comment.

  28. Wow, thanks for all the new great ideas! Jenny Shih also highlights some useful online applications and ways to integrate blog material into other social media platforms. If you’re only using your blog, you’re missing out. Be sure to harness the power of other social media platforms; Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.

    • Hi Chris,

      You are welcome. Yeah, social media is the new big player that I believe soon will be the biggest player. So its good to get on the band wagon and start using social media to drive traffic to your site. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  29. Well, that’s my Sunday sorted then! Thanks for sharing, some really good (and like others have said, new to me) suggestions here. Will definitely be checking out your blog.

    • Glad I was able to have your “Sunday sorted” Emma. Thank you for the comment and thank you for checking my blog.

  30. Can`t say nothing but AMAZING. Actually before reading this article I thought I would find at least 30 similar tips but WOW….good job.

    • Well thank you Marwan. You made my day! I am glad you find these tips unique and amazing. Thank you for taking time to comment here.

  31. Fantastic list there, Satrap.

    It will take me some time to go through all your suggestions.

    I did just pop over to the Global Commentluv Search site, though it looks like that particular page is down at the moment.

    There are some really practical tips within your post, so I think I will go back over them again and try some things I have not tried out yet.

    • Hi Daniel,

      Yeah I think since Commentluv been updated recently they have taken the page down. However, you can Commentluv enabled blogs by doing a simple search on Google using:

      keyword & “title=”CommentLuv Enabled””

      or

      “intext:”CommentLuv Enabled” +keyword”

      Thank you for the heads up Daniel.

  32. Great information,Thankyou for sharing

  33. good list and I am trying to get to the next level followers of 300 and it seems a bit of a struggle! I am also finding with giveaways it is not generating as much as I would like. I have been having some great product giveaways from companies like Keurig, Deborah Lippmann however I think people are just joining for the giveaway and not the content of the blog. Once they win, I never see comments from them anymore so I am not sure what I can do to get followers interested in what I am writing. Thoughts?

    • Hi Rosemary,

      Sorry to hear you are having a hard time with generating more traffic and comment. The only thing i can tell you is to split test, keep creating truly useful content and try to diversify your traffic generation methods. It will take time to get results depending on your niche but you will get there if you are committed.
      I wish you all the success Rosemary and thank you for taking time to comment on my post.

  34. Awesome tips, glad I found this!

  35. Thanks for the information overload:)
    Wow!!

    • Sorry for the overload Mark, lol. I know, information over load can be a productivity killer. But i think this one will be a bit more positive for the long run. Thanks for the comment.

  36. Handy dandy! Thanks for the tips!

  37. Thank you so much for this list. Since I am of the older generation, much of what you proposed here is new to me. But, it won’t be for long.

    By the way, I think you meant to say “Post frequently, but don’t sacrifice quality for quantity” instead of “Post frequently, but don’t sacrifice quantity for quality”.

    • Hi Nancy,

      You are very welcome. I am glad you are catching up, the truth is in today’s competitive market, we all have to be on our toes.

      Oh yes, That’s what I meant. Sorry about the mistake and thank you for pointing that out.

  38. Thank you so much for putting this together. This was just the post I needed to read today. It is good to get an SEO refresher once in a while.

  39. Hey, its nice to see this seo post, i think its the best seo post of today for me !

    thanks!

  40. Awesome list, thanks for creating it! I’m not sure about Entrecard though, it seem to be dying.

  41. Entrecard is like a pyramid scheme for blog traffic. It’s mostly fake traffic, and by that I mean another blogger who is a member of entrecard visiting your blog for the sole purpose of dropping a card to earn credits. They have every reason to spend as little time as possible on your blog, because they need to visit tons of blogs to drop tons of cards in order to get their credits.

    Entrecard will surely give you a huge traffic boost. If you want a ton of people just clicking on your site and running to drive up your numbers, then by all means, use entrecard, or even easier just click your own site over and over because it’s pretty much the same thing. But if you want people to read your blog I would go another route.

    Another negative aspect of entrecard would be when you decide to start selling advertising and the company your making a sales pitch to notices you’re using entrecard. They may not want to advertise on a site that uses such incentives to visit instead of true targeted traffic.

    Anyways, just my thoughts on entrecard. There are a ton of other great ideas in this list, thanks for posting.

    • Hi Israel,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on entrecard. As i said, not every method is going to work for everyone. I have seen lots of people having success with enetrcard, but I myself didn’t have much success with it either.

  42. Thank you for this great article. I know some of them, but i really learn many things. I will use them especially pingler, digg, PR.com etc.

    • You are welcome Hakan. I am glad you learned a few things. That was one of my main goals for writing this list. Thanks for stopping by.

  43. Well written list some are funny, adding spice to life makes things easy. If anyone take out time to get even 30 of the points done they will surely see an increase in site traffic.

    I got some new tips which, I will be trying out.

    Thank you again

    • Hi Placida,

      Thank you, yeah I tried to incorporate a little fun into ti to make reading this long post a little easier.
      And you are right, if you do take time to implement even only a few of these methods, you will get good results. Its all about taking action and doing the work. Thanks for raising such an important point Placida.

  44. If all else fails, consider a Superbowl commercial for your blog.

    • Good one! Though, I don’t think any of us have that much capital to advertise like that, if we did, we wouldn’t be reading this post probably, lol. Thanks for the fun.

  45. Awesome list…thanks! I’ve used a few of the ones already mentioned but I also show a few that I can certainly look into and implement on my blog. I once used Odiogo but had no idea I could do podcast with it…live and learn right? ;)

    • Hi Sonia,

      Yeah, not many people knwo about Odiogo. It’s an awesome tool for attracting even more audience. Thanks for stopping by Sonia.

  46. These definitely are some awesome ways to promote content. I never even thought of many of these. For instance, I was not aware that I can make a wiki page for blog. I write on several sites and many niches so I guess RSS Mix should do me some good. Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Anamika,

      Yeah, wiki page is an excellent way of getting a few quality backlinks while providing useful info about your blog. And yes RSS mix is excellent as well. It’s an easy way to get lots backlinks fast. Thanks for taking time to comment Anamika.

  47. Some new ideas here. Thanks!

    FYI the “submit” link on InsLink is broken.

    • Thank you for the heads up Katrina. I will try to contact them and let them know about the problem. Thank you.

  48. Thanks for this excellent post. I was a bit stumped, and these ideas helped a lot.

    • You are so very welcome Marcie. I am glad these tips were helpful to you. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

  49. Some of the sites such as digg, entrecard and blogcatalog. worked well in the past but they seem now to be dying. I will check out visible.me. A PR 6 is just too good to pass.

    • Constantine, I respectfully disagree. I actually think these sites are gaining more grounds these days. its all about how you use them and how much effort you put into getting involved in the community. These sites works best if you are engaged with the community.

      Thanks for voicing your opinion Constantine.

  50. Very insightful post,Thanks for sharing.

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