“Don’t chase after traffic. Find out where the traffic is going and get in front of it.” This quote was in an article on Jeff Herring’s website. He’s one of the guys responsible for the 100 Articles 100 Days challenge that I have been doing the last several weeks. (Just for the record, there is still time to join. The challenge ends on July 1st).
I admit I’ve been chasing down blog traffic the last several months. My website needs to grow or at least I need my website to grow. It seems that I am succeeding with those sites where I am guest posting on other sites or where people are linking back to my articles.
I love the concept behind getting in front of the blog traffic. My problem is that I am not sure just how to go about doing that. Since I’ve already wasted most of the day I decided to spend a little time coming up with some more ways to get in front of the traffic and drive more traffic to my blog.
Ideas for Driving Blog Traffic to Your Site
1. Doshdosh always offers amazing advice. There was an article on the site that talked about getting blog traffic on the weekends and it had some interesting ideas that might help drive traffic at any time.
2. Blogbloke had 8 Killer blog tips that included submitting my best articles to sites like stumbleupon.
3. Sethgodin’s ideas just seem to go on and on. His list of 56 tips to get traffic for your blog included everything from being patient to not being boring.
4. Blogtrepenuer offers a great idea that I have thought about but not actually implemented and that is to have a regular blog post series (like top ten or how to) for certain days.
5. Grizzly offers a wealth of information on his site makemoneyforbeginners.blogspot.com including a whole series on make money blogging.
6. Shoemoney offered five simple tips to drive blog traffic to your site back in 2008. Email subscriptions is one that I am still trying to figure out.
7. Dr. Sandy has 75 tips to generate blog traffic. My favorite is to participate in webinars – something that I have only recently started doing myself but have never thought about using as a tool to increase traffic.
My personal thoughts on getting in front of the blog traffic is to find out what people are looking for on the internet and then write something to meet that need. Other than meeting that aspect of blog traffic it is best to keep consistent, quality posts filling up your site.