How to Attract Traffic and Get Some Activity Going In Your Blog
Posted on 21st May, 2007
I recently received an email from a reader asking me how to attract traffic and get some activity going in his blog.
This type of email actually gives me an idea about new posts I should write, so thank you for asking 🙂
However, instead of writing another entirely new post to answer this question, let just point you the answers to the first part of the question I’ve written earlier
There are also several plugin to help you improve you search engine ranking. I’ve written about them here:
Now if you want to learn more about search engine optimization strategies, check out the following post. While the article discusses SEO title strategies in general, they’re also applicable to blogs.
Here’s another article that addresses how Google rank your blog.
As for the second part, I am not sure what type of activity you are looking for but if you want to get more comments, the following posts may help
In addition to installing those plugins, I suggest you impart extra tips or points in the comment section. Leave some room in your post to allow your readers to pick up the conversation in the comment section. Also, encourage your readers to leave a comment. Make it known that comments are indeed welcome.
Here’s another post that should be helpful is this
In addition, you can increase your traffic by running a contest in your blog. It’s a great way to get your blog noticed, but done incorrectly you could lose money ore worse your credibility. Here’s a post from ProBlogger.net to help you do so.
Now I should mention that the reader is planning to start a blog where he could showcase his music demo as well as his other creative works.
Regardless of what the niche your blog is in, you can always apply and adapt the tips above to suit your needs.
Lastly, there are three things you need to focus on to ensure your blog’s long term success
- Good quality with regularly updated content
- Traffic and more targeted traffic
- Good blog usability
To learn more about good blog usability, check out the following article from Jakob Nielsen, one of the most respected usability gurus