Driving Traffic Promoting Your Blog
I thought I would blog about this subject as I have been trying to do the same myself and thought I would pass on what i have discovered. I didn’t want to spend any money promoting my blog but was willing to be flexible in what I would do. I think my blog is a good way of getting users onto the commercial side of my site. Its the easiest way I can think to create new content which also is great for my seo.
Depending on what you are writing about friends and family may drive traffic. As my blog centers around marketing, this wasn’t really a goer for me. Twitter on the other hand has shown to drive a small amount of traffic. I would put this down to the more techy audience that use twitter might find more value in it.
There are a number of sites that you can submit your blog too. Digg and Stumble Upon are good examples of these. you submit your blog or post. People who like your post will ‘digg’ it. If you make your post useful, informative or even funny this can be a good way of generating traffic. DO NOT TRY AND ARTIFICIALLY PROMOTE A STORY ON DIGG. What i mean is don’t set up multiple accounts to try and raise the popularity of your post. Digg will know and you will be banned…..forever!
There are lots of blog directories you can submit too. Some ask you to add a button ad on your site as a mutual appreciation but I am happy to do it if its worth it.
Anyway, hope this helps.