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Want free traffic to your blog – here’s how

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Traffic is so important to blogs. In actual fact traffic is the lifeblood of the blog. Without it, the blog dies. But what is free traffic? Is there such a  thing. If there is. how can you and I take advantage of it.

Well it's not just link that you can buy. You can actually buy traffic. That is pay someone directly or indirectly to visit your site. There are a lot of so called traffic generation sites out there. But they do not produce natural organic traffic. The end result is that all you get is spam and a lot of wasted money.

Natural organic traffic

What is natural organic traffic? Well it is almost self explanatory. It is traffic that reaches your site via natural means. Natural,meaning via search engines, or links, or direct browsing.

It's a free web traffic that can be achieved by way of naturally promoting your website. It is web traffic that has been solicited without paying for it. Whether that be via paid ads or other forms of paid traffic.

Natural organic traffic is the one that really counts. It is what eventually builds your readership and community. Because as a result of people coming to your blog via natural traffic, they will most likely return.

Natural traffic therefore creates loyal returning readers.

Tips to get organic traffic

Here are some tips to get organic traffic the right way

  1. Quality content – Really this should go without saying. No one wants to read rubbish. Writing good quality content will naturally attract visitors.
  2. SEO – Contrary to what some people thing, it is important to manage the SEO of your blog. Using well crafted keyword phrases that people will find via the search engine. It is important that you must take good care of Titles, Tags, URL, Descriptions, broken links etc.
  3. Guest Blogging – Not only does guest blogging get valuable back links. But it also introduces you to a wider audience. Many people who would never have come to your blog, would now read your guest post, and in turn visit your blog.
  4. Comment Blogging – Find blogs in your niche to respond to and offer valuable comments. Don’t spam. A good comment will often attract visitors to your blog. Most of the time there will be a place to add your blog URL in the signature.
  5. Answering Questions – A good trick to get natural traffic to your blog is to answer questions in places like Yahoo Answers and LinkedIn. Then directing people to your blog where you can answer the question in more detail.
  6. Social media postings – Yes, Twitter and Facebook still draw a lot of natural organic traffic.
  7. Blogging community – Join and participate in a blogging community like MyBlogLog or Blogengage.
  8. Maintain a blog frequencyGoogle loves new traffic, and people love consistency.
  9. Link to other blogs – Link liberally to other blogs in your blog posts. Linking to other blogs as a natural way of coming back to you. If you show link love to others they will in turn return the favour
  10. Give away free stuff – You will be amazed as to how much traffic free offerings can generate. Not everything has to be monetised. It is often better to give than receive.

I’m sure there are more tips out there. This is just a start. Perhaps you have some more ideas of your own. Why not share them with us. Please.

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