Monday, July 23, 2012

Increase your blog traffic

Tags are very important , try to give commonly used tags which suits your blog post. This helps the visitors to find similar posts when they search for that word in any search engine or in your blog itself. Try putting as many tags as possible. Blogger although allows only 200 words including space. Tags (like links) are easily noticed by search engines. They're also key to helping readers find your blog when they perform searches on popular blog search engines such as Technorati. 
BLOG Communities on Facebook can also be very useful to increase traffic.  . It’s one place where I can meet other bloggers who share their blog posts too. If you are a part of such a community and you have a pool of bloggers , the best way to get your blog read is to read theirs. YES that works!!. Simply make sure you visit at least 10 new blog every day, read them sincerely and comment on their posts. Don’t forget to leave a link to your blog too and ask them to visit your blogs too , they would be more than happy to do that. But be specific when replying to their post and inviting them to your blog , mention “please do visit and comment on my post” , “ you can follow my blog too, here is the link” etc. I am a part of many communities and I do visit other blogs as an when I get time. 
Here are few blogging communities I know

Indiblogger (for Indian Bloggers)
Blog Farm
Blogger (on facebook, has around 53 million members) 

The category of your blog falls in might not be interesting to certain audience. For e.g. I like blogs which are photo blogs or technology related. So if your blog is a personal blog, recipe blog or a pet blog I might not be interested. So once you have categories on your blogs and its been put up on the right tab I will select the appropriate blog category which interests me and read out to myself. Also if you specialize in any particular category make sure you attract the right audience to your blog. As I previously mentioned about Blog communities go and make friends with bloggers who share your interests rather than those who might not interest you. Remember if they you are not interested on a Blog, that Blogger would not be interested in your blog either chose wisely 

Submitting to Search Engines :  This is very important, you have to make your blog searchable and the best way is to submit it to search engines. Although all major search engines like Google, Yahoo &  MSN include your sites automatically. CLICK HERE to add your site to some of the search engines people use commonly 
Pinging your website is the online equivalent of waving a flag and yelling, “Hey! Over here – check this out!” to search engines and directories whenever you add or make major updates to the content on your site. Using a Ping tool can speed up indexing because it essentially sends search portals and other services a message from your website telling them that there is new content and to come crawl it. Keep pinging every time you update your blog. 
Here are few pinging sites for you 

Auto Pinger
Ping My Blog
Ping Blog
Feed Shark