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Get Traffic To Your Blog

The simple truth is that a blog without readers is pretty much useless. If you’ve been blogging for a while and have only been getting a trickle of viewers to your posts, you need to put a traffic building plan into action.

Building traffic is just as an important skill to bloggers as writing quality posts is. Most bloggers are terrific at creating content but don’t know a thing about building traffic. Here is a quick guide to the five most popular (and most effective) traffic building techniques.

– Get social!

Social networking and blogging go hand in hand. Your blog posts can be distributed across social networking channels in many different ways. Sign up for Twitter and tweet about your posts as soon as they are added to you blog. Update your Facebook status with a link to you new blog posts. Submit your stories to Digg.com, Reddit.com and StumbleUpon.com. Remember that in order for social networking to be effective, you need to participate with other people on your list. If you visit their links and respond to their updates, they’ll be likely to do the same for you.

– Get noticed!

Find blogs in your niche and start following their posts. Make sure to add insightful and interesting comments on their posts. Not only will the blog owner take notice and visit your blog, other commenters will visit your blog to get more of your great insight into the topic. Don’t spread yourself too thin with blog commenting, but make it a point to comment on a few related blogs each week.

– Get good use out of your RSS feed!

RSS feeds are a way to syndicate your blog’s content so that it is sent to many different people in their own blog readers or on their own sites. Most blogging systems have RSS feeds automatically included but you can add a lot more functionality to your feed by using a free service like FeedBurner.com. With FeedBurner you can add things like sharing the feed via e-mail to your feed so it will pull in new readers and encourage previous visitors to come back to the blog again.

– Get articles in directories!

You may think that by being a blogger you can ignore article marketing. However, you can get a lot of traffic to your blog by tweaking some of your popular blog posts and adding them to article directories. You can post your popular posts as articles with a link back to your blog in many different article directories. Not only will you get a valuable backlink but your article may also be used by ezine owners which will bring you more traffic.

– Get backlinking!

Speaking of backlinks, you should work to build backlinks to your blog through several different means. By creating backlinks to your blog, you’ll improve your blog’s ranking in search engine results. You can get lots of traffic from search engines if you are within the first group of search results for your keywords.

These simple ways of building traffic can be used over and over again to help build traffic to your blog and increase your readership.

Daniel Hall

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What is Social Bookmarking?

Social BookmarkingThe internet has offered us so many options from shopping, games, recreation, business  and emails to simply browsing the World Wide Web.  It is a great place to meet people and promote businesses. Some services make these fun tasks easier than others. One of the theses services offered on the web is social bookmarking.

Places such as Twitter, Facebook, My Space etc are all social networks, and social bookmarking takes place on these websites millions of times daily. Read more about Social Bookmarking below in terms of SEO and website traffic.

What is Social Bookmarking?

You may think the phrase social bookmarking is completely new to you; however, there’s a change you’ve already used social bookmarking and just didn’t realize that’s what you were doing. Have you ever been on a website that was so interesting, you just had to send the link to it to a friend or family member? If so, you were doing social bookmarking.

Any time you “tag” a website and save it for later (bookmark it), you’re participating in social bookmarking. A tag is a keyword used to describe a website or specific article. Rather than saving the link in your browser (like with internet history), you’re saving it on the web where it can be shared with others.

How Social Bookmarking Can Help You

Social bookmarking sites offer you so many possibilities on the web and are described in so many ways, but the way I most like to refer to them is intelligent search engines. If you’re looking for something on a social bookmarking site, all you have to do is type what you’re looking for in the searching tool and tags or links will pop up for you.

Whether you’re on the internet for work or just browsing for fun, you’re going to find a lot of websites that are interesting and worth sharing with friends and family members. You could always call them up and very slowly read the entire web address to them (and hope they get each letter correctly), but that would take forever.

You could always send the link to their email address. However, if your friend is not someone that checks their email regularly, they’re not going to get your link as soon as you’d like. However, many people use social bookmarking sites. By posting your link on any one of many social bookmarking sites, it can be easily shared by your friends, family members or anyone on the web.

Social bookmarking is a great way to get in some real advertising as well. Few things are more difficult than getting traffic to a new website. However, with the right tags, millions of people can see your link, whether it’s for pleasure or business.

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Daniel Hall

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