As an webmaster, or Blogger, especially an affiliate marketing program member who want to make money online from their Blogs, we all know that web site traffic are really important for us because the more readers that visiting your Blog, the chance for generating income become bigger. No matter what kind of online business do you have, you absolutly need traffic.

So,.. "How can we increase web traffic for our Blogs??". That's a common question for a new Blogger or webmaster, and i will try to give you an answer. But wait..! Before you thinking about the traffic, let's begin with your Blog first.

Of course you all know that the first thing you must do when building a Blog is creating a content. Without it, what you supposed to do with your Blog, right??. So creating a content is a basic rule. For that you have to create an original and valuable content. When someone visiting your Blog, they must be looking for something that they need. Your job is to make sure that they can found that information. If they like it and think that your content are very usefull for them, i'm sure they will come back again. Perhaps they gonna to promote your Blog to their friends. That's what we want, right?.

Make your visitors want to stay for a while. What you gonna to do when you visiting on a site with poor looks and can't found the navigation to explore the site? Are you gonna stay there and waste your precious time? Don't let that happen to your site. Use a good design that attract your visitors attention, because you only have a few second to do that. Otherwise they will leave immediatly before actually reading your content. Let's say you managed to make them read and finished your first article. What kind of action do you want for your visitors to do next? Beside good quality contents and your Blog appearance, navigation has a major role on your Blog. Without it, your visitor would be confuse to navigate your Blog and eventually leave after finish reading the articles. Mostly, you can put your navigation links at the top of the post title, sidebar, and below your contents. If you can, place a Table of Content of your Blog to make your visitors more easily find your articles.

Below are some tips from Yaro Starak, a professional Blogger and the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program that designed to teach Bloggers how to earn a full time income Blogging part time.

It helps if you work on this from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called "traction", what is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you on longer have to work to hard on finding new readers.

  • Write at least five major "pillar" articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice.
  • Write one new Blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your Blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post.
  • Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about Blogging, be serious about what you call your Blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your Blog, you need co easily rememberable domain name. Try to get yourdomain.com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember, then you've done a good job).
  • Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 enjoy a spike in new readers.
  • 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.
  • Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. 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. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.
  • 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.

2 comments
  1. crazyzoid 1/12/08 1:27 PM  

    great tip ...I will visit again...tnx

  2. Phoenix 1/12/08 4:33 PM  

    Thanks for the visit:).