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Definition of "blog:" A blog is a journal (online diary) made available on the Internet/web by any individual. Most blogs are maintained by people who know nothing about web site design or development.

Meaning of "blogger:" A "blogger" is a person who has and maintains a blog. Create your own FREE blog here.

Meaning of "blogging?" "Blogging" is the active updating of a blog by the person who maintains the postings (usually a non-professional).

Definition of "blog postings:" Information posted on a blog is usually in chronological order with the most recent additions featured first.

What is a "weblog?:" The original term, a WeBlog is just another name for a blog. The term "blog" evolved from "web log."

Define Phlog: A Phlog (also known as a photo log) is a collection of photographs, photos, pictures and/or images posted by the "blogger" to a blog for the world to see.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Traffic to Blog - 5 Fun and Fast Ways to Drive Traffic to a New Blog Within 24 Hours

Many blog owners struggle with getting traffic to their blog, especially when their blog is brand new. Generating visitor traffic to your blog takes a little effort on your part but thankfully modern technology is now making that task a lot easier.

The most common blogging platforms online are Blogger, Wordpress and installing your own WP blog on your domain. It's possible to get traffic to your blog on its first day of launch once you put these tips into practice.

I created a new blog in a health niche on 17 September 2008. Within 24 hours of creating that blog I generated enough traffic to this weblog to award me with a sale.

Let me give you an example of what I do when I start a new blog.

(1) RSS Feed Syndication

Every blog has an RSS feed. By submitting your RSS feeds to the most popular feed services online you can get very quick traffic to your site, particularly if you are focusing on keywords with lower competition in the search engines.

All that you need to do is submit your feed url to a range of services (these are free) as soon as your site is live.

The ones in particular that I highly recommend are:

  1. Feedage.com
  2. Feedagg.com
  3. Feedraider.com
  4. Feedfury.com
  5. Feedsubmitter.com
  6. Feedest.com
  7. Search4rss.com

Now when you submit your rss url to these services it's absolutely critical that you carefully select the right tags to include with the submission. It is these tags that will help drive traffic to y our website. The best tags to use are the ones that are you targeting your site about -- plus what you believe your search engine visitors will put in the search box in order to find out what you're offering.

(2) Social Bookmarking Your Blog

Social bookmarking involves bookmarking your blog, what it's about and what it has to offer at the most popular social bookmarking sites online.

It is important not to overuse this method or to spam these sites.

Simply do a short post explaining why you believe this site or product will interest other people on these sites.

Some of the most popular social bookmarking sites are:

  • Digg.com
  • YahooBuzz
  • Technorati.com
  • Del.icio.us
  • Propeller
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Mixx
  • Fark
  • MyBlogLog

(3) Social Networking

Social networking is slightly different. Probably the most popular social networking site is Facebook. When you create an account at Facebook or other social networking sites like Myspace you can connect with other people online and create friendships and networks with these people related to your niche.

It is through these networks and relationships that you can then promote your sites or products (although VERY subtly).

Some of the more popular social networking groups are:

  1. FaceBook
  2. MySpace
  3. Classmates Online
  4. MSN Groups
  5. Yahoo Groups
  6. Xanga

(4) Google AdWords

Paying for traffic from Google isn't for the faint hearted. Done incorrectly you could achieve no sales at the end of the week but a Google AdWords bill of hundreds of dollars. However, done correctly you can actually get in front of surfers within about 15 minutes of writing your ads.

(5) Video Marketing

Millions of videos are watched daily by surfers all over the world. Video marketing is really the next wave of internet marketing online. By creating video clips or short video articles and then linking to your url in the video and also in the description box of the video sites you can get high rankings very quickly and drive traffic to your blog fast, provided the quality of your content is good.

Here are some of the easier to use video sharing sites online:

  1. YouTube
  2. Blip
  3. VideoEgg
  4. DailyMotion
  5. GoogleVideo
  6. AOL
  7. Eyespot

Conclusion

Many people online choose to put in as little effort as possible into creating blogs and promoting them.

However, by incorporating some of these simple but more advanced traffic generating methods it is possible to drive targetted traffic to your site within 24 hours of its creation.

Whether you actually make sales after this point is entirely dependent on the feel of your blog, your site layout, the ease of navigation, the quality of the content and the kind of Plugins being used to entice your readers to stay on your blog longer.

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3 comments:

  1. Really good tips. It's nice to see how some of the aspects I take to increasing my site are listed here.

    www.nursejendoll.com
    -Nurse Jen Doll

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  2. I like your write ups here, I will try this:-) thanks

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  3. 2 out of the 5 are do able for most average webmasters. I for one concentrate on RSS submissions and bookmarks + other things.
    I find that social networks to be to much hard work and time consuming, and video to be pointless in promoting an average blog or site.

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