Nowadays competition is NetWork Posting stiff in almost any niche! If you’re a new blogger you really can’t expect to become world famous quickly or just because you blog regularly.
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. People will want to see what else you have to share with them. They will come to your site because they received this great eBook from you for FREE!
Traffic Strategy #2 Self Promotion for New Bloggers
There are so many little things that new bloggers can do to help promote you that many can be overlooked. Everything you can do to promote you, you can also use 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 those handful of visitors.
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, the 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 on a regular basis. Each time your add a post you increase your blog content which is turns is creating 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 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, to increase the 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, LinkedIn and YouTube. Start with these first and then add more later when you get comfortable.
As a new blogger it is important to remember is start with your profile, invite your friends and start connecting with likeminded people.
You have a website/blog it is important to not only 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 method of traffic generation for your website/blog.
Keep in mind start with a couple 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 just 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 you 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 as well as search engines. Some say that if you make it work and rank for your keywords that your website/blog will be a search engine magnet.
You can write naturally and the search engines will notice if you know which keywords to target. Search engines do need time to work so don’t expect instant results.
Traffic Strategy #7 Social Bookmarking for New Bloggers
Being a new blogger you may be wondering what is Social Bookmarking?
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. Taking this time to submit your posts to social bookmarking is a simple way to quickly boost traffic to your website/blog.
Social Bookmarking is all about people sharing their posts or posts that interest them at your website/blog. In other words your visitors if they like your posts they 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 to 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 site to pick from. Add this plugin to your posts and pages and make it easy for your visitor to bookmark your website/blog.
Traffic Strategy #8 Document Sharing for New Bloggers
New Bloggers every document, article, post that you write is by my definition a marketing document. These documents present an image of your business, your website/blog.
It’s important to reuse your articles and posts…turn them into PDF’s and upload them to the top 10 to 15 document sharing sites. Why you may ask?
The reason is the top document sharing sites have thousands of people visiting daily, looking and reading and finding your articles and will in turn visit your website/blog for more information.
Each article needs to have your contact information, your name, your website/blog url. Set up your profile at each of the document sharing site with your website/blog url as well.
What you are doing is creating backlinks to your website/blog and generating traffic.
Sharing information is what they internet is all about. Document sharing sites are a boom and a great way to generate FREE traffic to your website/blog. Be creative add pictures, increase the font size of your header and add color to your articles before you turn them into PDF’s.
Traffic Strategy #9 Video Marketing for New Bloggers
Listen up new bloggers Google and other search engines love videos! Video on your website is becoming more and more an effective method to help continue to grow your business, your online presence.
Here’s some trivia. A school of business stated a well-produced video increases information retention by 50% and it also speeds up buying decisions by 72% over a printed brochure.
Video marketing is quickly becoming the medium for branding and online communications. This is an important traffic strategy that you need to incorporate into your business put on your website/blog.
The most popular video marketing websites is YouTube which is owned by Google! See why Google loves videos?
Produce your quality videos; upload to YouTube plus at least 10 to 15 other top video marketing sharing sites and of course your website/blog. Always making sure your website/blog url is listed in your video. You want to send people back to your website/blog. This is also creating quality backlinks to your website/blog and this is generating free traffic.
Traffic Strategy #10 Syndicate Your Blog for New Bloggers
Setting up an RSS feed and putting a button on your website/blog makes it easy for you visitors to read your blog each time you publish new content.
As a new blogger it’s important to give your visitors ways to know you’ve added new content. You don’t want to rely on people’s memory, to remember where your website/blog is located. To remember to come back now to your website/blog; then to visit and see if you have add new content or not, everyone is busy so give them a way to remember!
For new bloggers and all bloggers who are growing a business online, making money by selling products or services, visitors are important and returning visitor the lifeline of your business.
Setting up an RSS feed for you website/blog is very quick and easy and another avenue for generating FREE traffic to you website/blog.
Conclusion to Traffic Strategies for New Bloggers
I want you as new bloggers to know that there are several more ways to promote your website/blog, to generate more traffic than what was mentioned in this article. It is just a matter of creativity and diligence.
Some traffic strategy methods work better than others. Some traffic strategies sources will send and generate more traffic for you website/blog.
Remember all traffic strategies take time don’t expect overnight riches or millions of visitors. Consistency is important, don’t just do each of these traffic strategies once or partially and expect tons of traffic. You will see traffic and it will continue to increase as long as you continue to follow the traffic strategies you put into place.
Regular traffic to your website/blog will continue and will increase if you as new bloggers continue adding new quality content to your website/blog and if you consistently continue these and other traffic strategies. I know I said that before but it is worth repeating.
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