Blog Traffic Tips For Beginner Bloggers

In every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best mate about your new blog but that’s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers. Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who

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Write more pillar articles.

  Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I’ve listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won’t stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers. I hope you enjoyed my list of traffic tips. Everything listed above

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 Submit your articles to other sites.

  This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it’s worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have – your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles or another directory. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter. How you benefit is through what is called your “Resource Box”. You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you

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Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com.

  To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it’s so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it’s worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you

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Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival.

  A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival often enjoy a spike in new readers. This concept can be confusing so I suggest you take a look at the Carnival of the Cats for an example. You can also find a list of all the

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Encourage comments on your own blog.

  One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts.

  A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger’s article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry – it’s sort of like your blog telling someone else’s blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments. This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it

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Begin To Comment On Other Blogs

  Once you have your pillar articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the simplest ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog. Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific comment

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Use A Proper Domain Name

  If you are serious about blogging be series about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that’s the offline world, you remember that place right?). You need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct

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Write One New Pillar Post Per Week Minimum

  You need to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time, so they feel that if they come back they will find something new. This causes them to bookmark or subscribe to your blog. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming, but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down your publication schedule. The first few months are important because your blog starts off empty. The more content you can produce at this time the better.

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