12 ways to get traffic to your blog

traffic_to_blogWriting great content for your blog is often not enough to attract many visitors, you also have to actively generate traffic. Today I want to show you 12 ways to get free traffic to your blog.

If you want to run a successful blog, you have to publish great content on a daily basis or at least once a week. This alone will help you to get more traffic to your blog, once you give it a little push. Visitors will link and like your content and this will produce viral traffic. Still, you need to build up traffic yourself as well, especially if you are just getting your blog started.


Here are the 12 ways to get free traffic to your blog:

1.) Create a Facebook fanpage and post the first 2 or 3 sentences of your blog posts on your fanpage with a link to each blog post to read more.

2.) Bookmark each of your blog posts with some social bookmarking services.

3.) Use a social sharing plugin that shows up under each of your blog posts, so that your readers can bookmark and like your articles.

4.) Create Videos and place them on YouTube with a link in the description or in the video itself, linking to your blog.

5.) Add your RSS feed to Feedburner and then let Feedburner automatically post to your Twitter account.

6.) Add your RSS feed to several RSS Directories.

7.) Add your blog to several blog directories.

8.) Have an optin form on your blog and redirect visitors back to your blog through follow up emails.

9.) Put your blog url on your business cards.

10.) Write articles and submit them to article directories. Link to your blog articles that fit the topic of the article that you submit to the directories.

11.) Write articles and use them to build up Web 2.0 properties like Squeedo, Blogger, WordPress etc..

12.) Create lists like this one, they often rank well in search engines and people like these type of lists, so they often give you a backlink or at least a like.

OK, now that you hopefully discovered at least one new technique to get free traffic to your blog, go and use this new technique instantly. To get a lot of traffic to your blog, you need to combine multiple ways to generate free traffic.

Make sure that you are always building your own email list with an opt-in form on your blog. Your own email list is the most valuable tool, next to your own blog, that you can use for internet marketing. If you are not building up your own email list yet, then go and do this right now. You need an autoresponder for this purpose. I recommend Pure Leverage as you also get several other tools that you can use for internet marketing.

To your success,

Guido Nussbaum