5 Great Methods To Get Even More Blog Traffic

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Article by Wendy McCance

If you are looking for some tricks, tips and places to get more blog traffic, this article should give you a lot of information you can use.

It’s been quite some time since I wrote an article like this.  For awhile now, I felt like I had shared all I could to help you get better acquainted with social media and look more relevant on the web.  Now I am happy to have some additional things to share with you.

5 Great Methods To Get Even More Blog Exposure

1. Viral Content Buzz

Let’s start with the best piece of information I have run across.  A few weeks ago I read about a site called Viral Content Buzz.  This site is incredible and I highly recommend using it.  Viral Content Buzz allows you to submit a link to one of your articles.  Once approved (which generally takes a day) the link is put up on a board with other links under the same topic.  People then take your link and tweet it, pin it, post it on Facebook or StumbleUpon.  By doing this you get a lot of additional exposure and blog traffic to your site.  In return, you can find articles you would like to share and do the same for other Viral Content members.

Each time you share content, you are given points. When you reach a certain number of points, you can share a link again.  Viral Content Buzz thoroughly checks your social media profiles to make sure that the profiles submitted are real profiles with real followers and plenty of activity.

Generally I can share two articles and then get another opportunity to share one of my links.  I have been sharing my own links several times a week and not only has my Klout score gone up, I have amassed at least 50 new worthy followers on Twitter that I want to connect to.  The system is easy, the content you share is of good quality and the attention your articles get is completely worth the five minutes it takes to share other content.

2. HARO

Use HARO to get your name out there.  HARO stands for Help a Reporter Out.  If you sign up as a source, you will get emails with a list of people who are looking to interview individuals based on what they are writing about.  Each interviewer will give a summary of what they are looking for in their interviewee.  There is an address to send your response and many times the reporter will also let you know who they are writing their article for.

I highly recommend signing up for HARO.  This is how I got an interview that led to a story being written up in AARP about becoming a writer.  You can read about my experience with a link to the story here:
http://www.searchingforthehappiness.com/like-see-life-story-magazine/

3. Link To Other Websites

I’ve mentioned this before, and it really does work.  When you find an article full of valuable information, link to that article.  The site you link to will see blog traffic that came from your site and if there is enough of it, they will get curious and check out your site. I have received offers to guest post or have had links from my site shared on the site I mentioned because of sharing a link.

4. Flood Social Media Sites With Your Information

Put a profile on as many relevant social media sites as possible.  The more your name or website is listed, the more it pops up in search results.  The more search results you have, the more relevant you become in other people’s eyes.  You end up looking like an expert in your field, especially if you have a lot of good website content to back up all of the links.

5. Don’t Forget Your Email Signature

Make sure that your email account has an email signature.  Your signature should include your title, phone number and a link to your website at the very least.  Think about all of the emails you send out.  Having an email signature will get you more traffic to your website and also the possibility of more work.  Not everyone knows that I am a writer, but when I send out an email, whoever receives my message learns of my occupation.  I also get more blog traffic by including a link to my website.  It’s a great way to promote your business and it’s FREE!

I hope you have found some valuable advice you would like to implement.  If there is something you do that is getting you more blog traffic that hasn’t been mentioned, I’d love if you could share it by leaving a comment.  If you have had success with any of the options I have listed, please let us know.

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

To contact Wendy McCance about a writing or social media assignment, interview or speaking engagement, please email her at: mccance.wendy@gmail.com

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6 thoughts on “5 Great Methods To Get Even More Blog Traffic

  1. Hi Wendy,

    Such a simple but useful article you wrote here !
    I never heard about the first two viz Viral Content Buzz and HARO. I really need to experiment on it. Thanks for making me (as well as readers) aware of that. Although I would like you to add some more details to this article

    1. Using Triberr.com is really a great way of getting connections and hence driving traffic
    2. Youtube videos
    3. Guest blogging etc

    Thank you again for this article 🙂

    -Bhanu

  2. Hi. I’ve had some interesting results using Zemanta to “dress up” my blog posts a bit (I use the browser addon). One of their options is to post related articles from external sources. The cool thing is that once you start doing that, your site goes into the same queue so others can post related articles from you.

    I’ve noticed an uptick in traffic each time someone else adds one of my related articles to their post. It’s pretty cool.

    Thanks for the post. Wally was here.

    • Thanks Wally for sharing your experience. I was using Zemanta but didn’t see a big difference in traffic. I ended up getting rid of it when I got some articles stolen. Found out because my articles ended up under another Zemanta user and came up as a similar story to use. Zemanta didn’t address the issue when I wrote to them so I got rid of the plugin.

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