Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How To Drive Free Traffic To Your Blog

By Michael Parker

Every online business needs traffic in order to survive, that much we already know.

Blogs are without a doubt, one of the best online publishing platforms so during the course of this article we'll be looking at four ways in which to use them to drive traffic to your site.

RSS Feeds

To some extent, RSS feeds can be compared to regular newsletter subscriptions, apart from the fact that they're free and also, they don't require subscribers to submit any personal details. While most blogging software includes a built in RSS feed, the majority of people don't realize that they need to submit their RSS URL to as many directories as possible. When you do this, the directories will display your latest posts because they've been syndicated to your RSS feed. If you want to get instantaneous exposure for all new content you post, then this is by far the easiest way to go about it.

Blog commenting

Posting comments on blogs belonging to others provides you with an opportunity to include a link back to your own site and this is a guaranteed means of securing targeted traffic together with quality backlinks. Of course, the owner of the blog will need to approve of your comments but as long as they useful and meaningful, most blog owners don't mind and as such, your link will then be active. Not only does this help your search engine ranking but it also helps to bring traffic to your site.

Blogging Visitors

Just as you can gain from posting comments on other people's blogs, so too can you gain when others post on your site. In addition to boosting your site's credibility, having others commenting in a positive manner with regards to the content on your site can in a sense, be compared to having a joint-venture. Furthermore, you can often strike up a deal to make an appearance on their blogs, thus gaining more opportunities to drive traffic back to your own site.


Essentially, a trackback allows a blogger to know when their material or content has been mentioned or referenced on another blog. In other words, if you for example posted an extremely good post, someone else could be impressed enough to write about you post and leave a trackback which then informs readers that they've been writing about your post. Of course, it's easy to see how this can result in your site receiving higher volumes of traffic but in addition to this, it creates yet another backlink to your blog. Admittedly, there are certain occasions which are more suitable for this approach than others, for example when you have some information which may be significantly helpful to the original blog.

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