6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website or Blog

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6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website or Blog

As bloggers we know that there are massive amounts of ways to drive traffic to your blog.  In my opinion, the most important is relevant content that's both personal and creative.  Personal allows your potential clients to get to know the real you while creative offers solutions to their everyday challenges or concerns.

However, there does come a time when we're looking to expand our blog reach and need to dive into additional options.  While the six I've outlined below may be something you've tried already, my hope is to plant a few new seeds that could grow into long term traffic solutions for your blog.

1.  Comment on Blogs

The goal is not to drop by, plug your business and move on.  The goal is to build relationships and forge connections with other bloggers by offering insightful and educational comments.  Just think about the possibilities.  If you offer advice that a potential client finds useful, it's likely they will visit your site to learn more about you and your business.

2.  Use Social Bookmarking

Submit your articles (rss feeds) to various social bookmarking sites.  Here are just a few:

You also need to add a social bookmarking plugin to your blog.  There are several popular options for Wordpress including:

My bookmark plugin of choice is Add to Any.

3.  Submit your site to Directories

4.  Submit your blog to Search Engines

  • RSS feed to Yahoo! - Add your RSS feed to Yahoo! This will include it into their feed directory as well as your ‘My Yahoo!' account.
  • MSN Live Blog Search
  • Google Blog Search - Make sure that Google Blog search knows about your blog by adding it here. Very quick,easy and beneficial.
  • Bloglines - Add all of your RSS feeds to Bloglines.

5.  Use Feedburner -

Once you've completed the steps above, ping your blog to Technorati and allow your visitors to subscribe to your feed through Feedburner.  To "ping" is a way of sending an alert to a website(s) and notifying them that you have updated the content on your site/blog.  This process can be quite tedious if you're submitting from one site to the next.  Quickly send updates to multiple sites with Ping-O-Matic.

6.  Write better articles and more often!  Content, content, content

Writing superior content can be one of the easiest ways to drive traffic to your blog and build a loyal following.  Compiling a list of great content not only substantiates you as an authority in your field, but also in your local market.

However, it's not just about quality.  It's also about quantity.  You will quickly lose subscribers if you're not posting on a consistent basis and adding fresh content several times per week.

Put you (your heart and soul) into each post and the traffic will come.  Being anonymous can be convenient at times, but to generate loyal blog followers they will need to connect with your voice by hearing what's important to you. Find your voice and you'll find loyal and raving fans willing to share the love of your blog with others.

 

6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website or Blog was written by Rebekah Radice.

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John Woodward
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Such a lot to know...I'm bookmarking this for future use. Thanks!

May 13, 2011 10:49 AM #148
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Thank you for getting me off the dead center of my chair. Bookmarked this because I need to read it five more times and then go to each one of those sites. To be honest, I've never heard of any of them.

May 13, 2011 08:50 PM #149
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Akili Nebiu
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Wow! I'll have to let my brain heal for awhile after reading this,then try.

 

Thank You

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Wow!   I have never seen so much in one post that I am unfamiliar with.    Lots to learn here -  turning us all into total newbies!!!

May 17, 2011 11:31 PM #151
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Nicole Needham
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Like learning Chinese. Lots to digest and not screw up. Thanks for the tips.

May 29, 2011 09:50 PM #152
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Dana Casey
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Great post Rebekah!!  Bookmarked and added as associate - looking forward to reading more from you!

Dana

May 30, 2011 01:56 AM #153
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Great great great post Rebekah!   Bookmarked.  Very worthy feature.  Brian

Jun 26, 2011 03:44 PM #154
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EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD
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Rebekah great tips!! I am bookmarking this. Thank you!!

Jul 02, 2011 04:08 AM #155
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Jessica Romero
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I totally needed this article to help me since i'm a newbie to ActiveRain, Blogging, social media, etc. Thanks.

Jul 08, 2011 03:06 PM #156
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Nunya Bizness
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Thanks Rebekah!

I love your blogs; I'm new to this, and they're instructive, and written to my level

Thanks again!
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Jul 11, 2011 03:20 PM #157
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Kaera Mims
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These are some great tips - thank you so much for sharing. I have changed my website focus to blogging as a top priority so this information is very helpful! 

Aug 27, 2011 09:04 PM #158
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Karen Richards
Keller Williams North Collin County - McKinney, TX

excellent post! thanks for sharing

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Rosa Almond
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. - Freeland, MD
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Rebekah!  Thanks for the great advice and info!!! So helpful!!!!

Sep 09, 2011 11:48 PM #160
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Dear Rebekah ~ I came by this from Ron's re-blog...thankfully :).  I was trying to figure out, "how did I miss this one?"  It was before my time here on AR....so glad he just posted!!  You are always amazing us...well I guess I can speak for myself, but I feel it from the group as well.  Thanks!

Sep 24, 2011 04:40 PM #161
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Deb Jones, Realtor, SRES, CDPE
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Great information that is useful to so many.  I would have thought you were an IT person and not a mortgage originator.  I am subscribed to your blog so that I may continue to learn from you.  I am just starting out blogging, so need all the knowledge possible, in order to make it beneficial.  Thank you again Rebekah!

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Pacita Dimacali
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Rebekah

Thanks for your tireless contribution to Active Rain and others who seek to increase and improve their business presence on the internet and other places. This is certainly one to bookmark

Oct 09, 2011 09:57 PM #163
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Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
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Wow...  Lots of good information and very detailed too.   The information one post on AR is priceless.  Thanks for your post.  I appreciate it.

Nov 14, 2011 10:32 PM #164
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Ron Climer
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners - Tryon, NC

Rebekah   Thank you, thank you thank you for the excellent tips.  I teach and blog for rookie real estate agents.  Learning this SEO blogging stuff has given me a new understanding of how they feel.   It seems like the more you learn, the more you realize you don't know enough.  Your article was excellent. 

Also Thanks for sponsoring the elevator speech contest.

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Yvonne Schnee
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Another great post to bookmark. Thanks again for all of the great info!

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Thank you so much for sharing. I have changed my website focus to blogging as a top priority so this information is very helpful.

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