As a new blogger, you need to know that people are not watching everything you do. Some people don’t even care, and most aren’t aware of you or your business.
This is why so many new bloggers are struggling with traffic. Don’t live in a bubble; take action and change your situation.
A good way to start is to build traffic the right way. Follow these 10 Traffic Strategies and start driving traffic to your site today!
Traffic Strategy #1 Distribute Viral eBooks for New Bloggers
New Bloggers creating an eBook that you write and produce once can drive traffic to your site for a very long time. How, you ask? By putting your name, website address, and email or phone number on each page.
Pick a topic that your readers would happily pay for. Then write the eBook and then give it away for FREE! Yes, I said FREE! Have the topic relate to what you are doing, what your website is about. Tell people who get your eBook to share it with their friends, share it with everyone they know.
Remember all of your contact information is listed on each page of your eBook. This will bring traffic to your website. They will come to your site because they received this great eBook from you for FREE! People will want to see what else you have to share with them.
Traffic Strategy #2 Self Promotion for New Bloggers
New bloggers can do so many little things to help promote you that many can be overlooked. You can also use everything you can do to promote yourself to promote your website, which is better.
Keep in mind you may not be able to drive large amounts of traffic with these methods; you just never know what will happen with that handful of visitors.
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Add a link to your website in your email, share links to your posts, and of course, your business cards are just a few ways to self-promote you and your website.
Traffic Strategy #3 Quality Content for New Bloggers
Now, as a new blogger, you may think that quality content has nothing to do with getting traffic to your website. The impact of quality content can be very substantial.
Visitors come to your website to find out what you have to offer and read your information. If they like what you have, what they read, they will subscribe to your RSS feed, sign up for your newsletter, and, of course, tell their friends about your great website/blog.
Remember, content is king! Blogs are a fantastic tool for creating quality content regularly. Each time you add a post, you increase your blog content, which creates a smorgasbord of relevant content that Google and other search engines really love!
Traffic Strategy #4 Article Marketing for New Bloggers
As a new blogger, you may think, why do I need to write an article? I’ve been told article marketing no longer works! There are far too many articles out there; what could I possibly have to say that hasn’t already been said before?
I personally use article marketing to drive traffic to my website and increase visitors to my website/blog. Some of them (the visitors) will turn into customers/clients. The time spent writing and promoting the articles is time well spent.
New Bloggers article marketing will continue to work as long as people need information. Think…how you can, as a new blogger, fit in by contributing that information…into articles.
Article marketing is one of my favorite traffic strategies, which does not take months to see results. You can start to generate traffic within days. Write articles that are targeted to your market, your niche. Submit your articles to the top 5 to 10 article sites, including your name and website url.
Traffic Strategy #5 Social Networking for New Bloggers
Social Networking sites are popping up everywhere. You can join groups of like-minded people that are bloggers or entrepreneurs.
As new bloggers, don’t let all the social networking sites overwhelm you! A few of the top sites to join are Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and YouTube. Start with these first, and then add more later when you get comfortable.
As a new blogger, it is important to start with your profile, invite your friends and start connecting with like-minded people.
You have a website/blog, it is important to create a personal Facebook page; you also need a Fan Page for your business. Facebook Fan Pages are really starting to take off as a traffic generation method for your website/blog.
Keep in mind start with a couple of social networking sites…get to know them, how they work etc. Get really good with those networks before joining more. Quality time is more important than quantity. As new bloggers joining a ton of social networks and not participating will not generate traffic. You will feel overwhelmed and give up.
Social Networking only works if you participate regularly…Relationshipping with people. This is a relationship-building business.
Traffic Strategy #6 SEO and Keywords for New Bloggers
What you write, whether articles or content for our website/blog, you need to use relevant keywords. A keyword density of 3-8% is a good target for getting higher page rankings in Google and other search engines.
Research your keywords to find the most popular words used in the search engines for your target market, your niche. Use tags and keywords in your posts will help you move up in the search engines.
All photos and also add an alt tag using your keywords helps in the search engines.
As you write your posts, you want to optimize your pages for both your human readers and search engines. Some say that your website/blog will be a search engine magnet if you make it work and rank for your keywords.
Traffic Strategy #7 Social Bookmarking for New Bloggers
Being a new blogger, you may be wondering what Social Bookmarking is?
How do I use Social Bookmarking?
What do I Social Bookmark?
With Social Bookmarking, you submit your posts to the top social bookmarking sites. This allows others who are members of those sites to visit your website/blog. This time to submit your posts to social bookmarking is a simple way to boost traffic to your website/blog quickly.
Social Bookmarking is all about people sharing their posts or posts that interest them at your website/blog. In other words, if they like your posts, your visitors can also bookmark your posts…they can share with others through social bookmarking.
Put a plugin on your website/blog to the top social bookmarking sites; this will help your visitors bookmark your posts or pages quickly and easily.
WordPress has several different social bookmarking plugins to use…one favorite is Sexy Bookmarks. Sexy Bookmarks has several of the top sites to pick from. Add this plugin to your posts and pages and make it easy for your visitor to bookmark your website/blog.