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Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Built a brand new blog? It's hard as hell to riase your blog traffic level past friends and family. You need to leverage a myriad of online tools such as metagtags, Google search optimization, registration on DIGG, Technorati and Delicious, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Alexa, etc. Let's review a few online web sites that will improve your blog's visibility.

The basics include providing comments with your blog's link by using linkbacks from existing high traffic blogs, registration at the popular social networking "hub" sites and fresh content. Remember that it's all about having a larger reader base, more exposure, bigger affiliate payouts, more money, more affliate advertising revenue and in some cases even free gadgets for reviews.

1. Register with Technorati. This is a sure fire way to increase your Technorati Authority, linkbacks, and traffic to your blog. The goal is to bring your blog up the ranks from 2,300,000 to the top one hundred. Reaching the top one hundred will increase your reader base, traffic significantly and add a significant air of importance to your blog.
2. Build your Alexa Rank. The importance of increasing your Alexa rank means more opportunities for you and your blog. Most advertisers and ad networks use Alexa rank to determine your popularity and the weight of links from your site to theirs. This is a sure way to increase your online income. Use the Alexa widget and enhance your Alexa ranking.
=After installing this widget some bloggers and site owners witnessed their Alexa ranking increase 30-40% within a few weeks. Another surefire way to increase your Alexa Ranking is to download the Alexa Toolbar Alexa uses this toolbar to collect browsing data from visitors who use the toolbar and uses this information to calculate your Alexa ranking.
3. Submit quality articles linking back to your blog via social network sites such as StumbleUpon, and Digg. Certain blog companies like blogger (used here) allow you to grab a "one and all" widget which contains the link icons from twenty or more of the world's largest bookmark web sites (digg, delicious, etc.)
4. Install the standard RSS widget as the tool it was designed to be: an easy way to create return visitors to your blog. I wanted to mention this method because it is simply an obvious way to get users back to your blog. When you own a blog, you want to not only be able to get loads of traffic, but you want your users to like your content enough to come back over and over again. This is the magic of RSS feeds. They allow your users to have an easy method to see when you are updating your content, and it gives them the opportunity to check out your latest articles any time you add a new RSS feed item to your blog. Use the nature of RSS to promote your blog and add some traffic by getting your users to subscribe and generate hits every day to your website!
EXTRA. Join interesting contests and get more involved in the blog communities. Try these methods to boost your blog traffic and see what results you get. Let me know how effective you find this information and or any methods that you have used that i can add to this post, you will get a linkback for your new additions.
JD Holzgrefe

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