How to get traffic to new blogs is common problem faced by many blogger who are new to blogging. Having a blog is useless if your not getting any visitors so this is a valid concern. It is important to understand that it hard for new blogs to get traffic. Don’t expect to write a few posts and get a flood of visitors. Thousands of blogs are created everyday so you need to give a reason for people to keep coming back to your blog. Below are few things you can do to get traffic to new blogs. [Read more…]
Below are some blog posts that appeared on my RSS feed , Twitter feed or FriendFeed during the week that I found interesting and useful. I’m sure you will find them useful too.
Brett Borders talks about How to build a strong reputation through blog commenting. This is a bit of a long post that discusses things you should consider when commenting on blogs , Tools and services you should have before hand so you can become an effective blog commentator and finally a challenge for all of you to take so can experience the power of blog commenting yourself. I have already implemented some of them and they sure do work 🙂 .
Jack Humprey has two great webinars for you , one webinar which is an hour long talks about the power of FriendFeed and how you can use it to generate traffic and back links to your blog. It also shows how you can automate some things like updating your Twitter account and other micro blogging servies. Although long it is full of great info so you definitely should check out the Power of FriendFeed.
Next one shows you how to combine your Twitter account with your FriendFeed account so you want piss off your followers by posting the same thing twice while still using FriendFeed to post all those great stuff automatically to your Twitter account. Learn how to Combine Twitter accounts with FriendFeed .
The next one is a bit old post but still I only read it last week. It has some great tips on link building so if you are looking to build links this A to Z guide on link building will come in handy 🙂
Hope you will find these posts useful and if you think you found a great article feel free to share them in the comment section , you might get featured next Sunday 🙂
Want lots of traffic ? Want to be an authority in your niche ? One of the best ways to do that is to leave good informative comments in popular blogs in your niche. A well placed comment in a popular article will bring you referral traffic for a long time. Adding a comment is one thing but if you are the 50’th person commenting about that post chances of your comment getting noticed is very low ( almost non existent ) . That’s why it is very important to be the first or at least to be in the first ten people to comment in a popular blog. Well you can keep your favorite blogs open in tabs and keep refreshing all day or you can use a free software like Comment Sniper.
What is Comment Sniper ?
Its a small software that resides in your task bar which you can configure to monitor your favorite blogs. Once you configure which blogs to track every time a new blog post is published in that blog you will be notified. The super cool thing about this is you can configure it to get SMS notifications as well. Once you get the notification all you have to do is visit the blog and leave a useful comment.
downloading and setting up is fairly easy and if you are having any problems you can use this How to use guide. If comment sniper is already running you have to stop the service in the Sniper Process tab to configure. Otherwise the tabs needed to do the configuration want appear. I guess its common sense but it took me a while to figure that out 🙁 .
How to Use the Traffic ?
To take advantage of this first of all you have to add some useful informative comments. And don’t expect heavy traffic immediately. But overall this is a great way to increase traffic and to become an authority in your niche. For this to be successful you need to have quality content in your blog as well. The people coming to your blog are coming there because they like your comments and want to learn more about the guy who left the comment. If they don’t like the post they are going to see don’t expect them to visit next time. Also this is where your About me page comes in handy as well, Be sure to have a good About Me page ready if you are using this strategy to increase traffic.
Commenting is a good way to increase your blogs popularity and to get some nice traffic to your blog posts.If you are already commenting on multiple blogs Comment Sniper can give you that very important first movers advantage. Since this is a free software you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So why don’t download Comment Sniper , get some traffic and be an authority in your niche.If you are already using it feel free comment about the advantages or disadvantages ( if there are any 🙂 )