Sunday, October 16, 2005

How to Generate Traffic for your Blog

I am not on the Blog A-List yet. At the same time, I can say that my Blog traffic is going up, and in the last six weeks it has gone up spectacularly. We started this blog in June and the first two months were slower, but if you stick with it you can start to develop a serious amount of traffic. Here are things you can do to get more traffic for your blog:
  • Post Every Day
  • Watch Technorati and use hot words in your blog
  • Have a clear theme that people will find valuable so you get readers that want to come back
  • Make Blog Friends. (Link to other people's blogs and they will probably link back to you.)
  • Don't be too bland. It is ok to ruffle some feathers sometimes
  • Do some search engine optimization on your blog.
  • Actively comment and use trackbacks on other blogs
  • Put your blog on your website and business card
  • Use specific names, brands and words. People search on these.
  • Quote good content on your blog from other blogs, be sure to reference it.

Feel free to add to this list in the comments area. What works for you?