The belief that once you build a blog, traffic will flow to your pages and make mountains of cash for you is a myth which has long been broken. In truth however,like anything else, building a blog and generating money from its traffic takes some work and some dedication. Simply put, the more traffic you get, the more money you can make out of it because Traffic Leads to Income. It is for this reason that getting traffic to your blog or website is really essential.
Through research and other methods you can discover the various ways to get traffic to your site. However let me share with you four of the “secrets” to get some visitors to your site without heavy advertising costs.
1/ Make Offline/Online Contacts:
One of the easiest ways to get some visitors to your site is to talk about it! Your family members, your friends need to know what you are doing and at which site. It is strongly believed that once they know about your site, they will probably visit it, and they can extend this knowledge to whoever is interested in the subject of your website or blog. This word of mouth can go far. It is a very interesting and simple way to get things going for your site. Telling your friends and getting them interested in your website or blog, may set a chain reaction because they may also tell their other friends who will then tell their other friends… And the viral effect is unstoppable.
A forum is an online site where people can exchange information and
explanations on various subjects. It is easy to find forums of interest to you or forums connected with the subject of your own site. To find such forums, do a search on Google for: “forum [your_subject]”. Having found one, take a look around to see how things work in that particular forum.You will find that Forums are a great way to drive traffic to your website and to achieve the results you want, there are several ways you can do so.
The first great thing you will learn about forums is that they are
“user-generated” and that simply means that anyone can post information there. To be able to do so, you must first sign-up for a free account. It is advisable that having found the forums related to the subject of your website or blog, you should go ahead and create accounts for 2 or 3 of them. After creating your account, start being active and provide answers to the other people’s messages and questions. Your mission should be to try to be as helpful as possible, and always be relevant to the subject of the person’s post. Posting unrelated answers is a sure way to get on the nerves of the other users very fast and this can go far in marking you as an irrelevant person in the forum community. In your answers or comments, do not blatantly promote your website. Your idea should just be to help people. You build up your reputation in the process thereby.
After sometime of giving helpful information to the people on the
forums, you become regarded as an authority in that field. To further stamp your authority as an expert you can write an article about your subject. This article will generate an open discussion with other forum members. If people appreciate the article you have posted on the most active forum you are a member of, they will get excited and will be gingered to read more from you. They will then click on the link in your forum signature to come to your site to learn more from you!
3/ Blog Comments:
This is similar to the forum commenting earlier discussed. Only in this case you deal with blogs. what you do is to find blogs related to your subject. Google is your usual friend in this search. When you type something like “blog [your_subject]” into the search box of Google, blogs of your subject pop up. when you find these blogs, you can comment on their posts. Your comments should be constructive.
Make sure you add some new quality information. Your readers will be
wondering who is this person who seems to know the subject so well,
and before you are aware they are at your site to learn more.
With all these going on well for you, you start making a name for
yourself. what follows next is also in your favour because people will even talk about your website without you doing anything more. You are now free to update your site in anticipation of the numerous visitors who will be trouping to your site, because you will be recognized as a source of authoritative and valuable information.
4/ Social Media
The use of Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook or MySpace are
are also great to connect with people who are interested in the same
subject as you are. Apart from that, it also helps you in a great way to stay up-to-date by getting news from people in the same field. Here, the idea is not to sell them your website. All you have to do is just connect with them by entering into a conversation about whatever they are talking about. As usual, you should remember to be
constructive; and if people find you interesting they may likely visit your site address if it is displayed on your Social Media site
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