Methods to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

Advertise the Good Stuff!
Make sure you include links to previous posts. This is sometimes called “cross posting”. For example, if you’re writing a post about a new trend in digital cameras, and you can recall a post you did a few months back that illustrates your point well, you can imbed a link within your post that references the previous post.
You can also include some links to previous posts at the end of each post. You can write, “If you liked this post, you may also enjoy: [Previous Post] and [Previous Post].
Including links in this way encourages your readers to check out more posts on your blog, and ups the chances they’ll find something they’ll like. It also raises the changes that each reader will find something they will want to pass on.
Write guest posts for bloggers who have similar or related audiences.
Yes, it takes some work, but you can develop relationships with A-List bloggers and get them to publish your stuff! Start building rapport by commenting on their posts, promoting them on your site, and connecting with them on social media. Then write a post that you think would be relevant for their audience and send it to them with a little introduction. It does work!
Advertise your blog’s feed.
Make sure you’ve got links for your readers to add your blog’s feed to their feedreader. For more information on RSS and feeds, check out the “What is RSS?” special report that came with this Toolkit.
Set up an email service to get your readers to subscribe. This will guarantee you get repeat readers. Feedburner is an excellent free tool that allows you to send out automatic updates to your readers. Aweber is a great (paid) service that allows you to do autoresponders and newsletters, too.
Make it Easy for People to Share Your Stuff.
Add a “ShareThis” button to the bottom of each of your posts so that your readers can share your post via social networking, social bookmarking or email. Get a super-quick, FREE account through ShareThis.com, then follow the instructions to add the little green button to your blog. http://www.Sharethis.com
Develop a Presence on a Social Networking Site.
Facebook is now the world’s biggest social networking site, with 120 million active users. Set up a profile, then make sure your blog’s address is on the profile! As you participate in the Facebook world, you’ll gain readers. http://www.facebook.com
Use Twitter.
You can advertise each new blog post to your “followers” in Twitter, a micro-blogging and social networking site. Start an account at Twitter.com, then post teeny little updates about what you’re up to, what you’re thinking about, or what you’re creating. As you gain followers, you’ll gain readers.
Advertise the Good Stuff!
Make sure you include links to previous posts. This is sometimes called “cross posting”. For example, if you’re writing a post about a new trend in digital cameras, and you can recall a post you did a few months back that illustrates your point well, you can imbed a link within your post that references the previous post.You can also include some links to previous posts at the end of each post. You can write, “If you liked this post, you may also enjoy: [Previous Post] and [Previous Post].Including links in this way encourages your readers to check out more posts on your blog, and ups the chances they’ll find something they’ll like. It also raises the changes that each reader will find something they will want to pass on.

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