increase your website traffic
increase your website traffic
increase your website traffic

There are several bloggers who have their own opinions on what are the best ways to drive traffic to your blog or website. Some say you need to write exquisite and unique articles, some believe in commenting and leaving backlinks to your blog, some would go about explaining SEO and techniques to put your blog on the top of any search engine result. I thought, why not list out all these awesome ideas in one place and let my readers add more to the list below so that it will help out everyone.

However, I would like to make it look simple and understandable without going too much into the technical stuff thus helping out every other blogger out there to adapt one or more of these strategies as needed. Here goes:

How To Increase website Traffic:

  1. Use lists.
  2. Be topical… write posts that need to be read right now.
  3. Learn enough to become the expert in your field.
  4. Break news.
  5. Be timeless… write posts that will be readable in a year.
  6. Be among the first with a great blog on your topic, then encourage others to blog on the same topic.
  7. Share your expertise generously so people recognize it and depend on you.
  8. Announce news.
  9. Write short, pithy posts.
  10. Encourage your readers to help you manipulate the technorati top blog list.
  11. Don’t write about your cat, your boyfriend or your kids.
  12. Write long, definitive posts.
  13. Write about your kids.
  14. Be snarky. Write nearly libelous things about fellow bloggers, daring them to respond (with links back to you) on their blog.
  15. Be sycophantic. Share linklove and expect some back.
  16. Include polls, meters and other eye candy.
  17. Tag your posts. Use
  18. Coin a term or two.
  19. Do email interviews with the well-known.
  20. Answer your email.
  21. Use photos.
  22. Be anonymous.
  23. Encourage your readers to digg your posts. (and to use furl and reddit).Do it with every post.
  24. Post your photos on flickr
  25. Encourage your readers to subscribe by RSS
  26. Start at the beginning and take your readers through a months-long education
  27. Include comments so your blog becomes a virtual water cooler that feeds itself
  28. Assume that every day is the beginning, because you always have new readers
  29. Highlight your best posts on your Squidoo lens
  30. Point to useful but little-known resources
  31. Write about stuff that appeals to the majority of current blog readers–like gadgets and web 2.0
  32. Write about Google
  33. Have relevant ads that are even better than your content
  34. Don’t include comments, people will cross post their responses
  35. Write posts that each include dozens of trackbacks to dozens of blog posts so that people will notice you
  36. Run no ads
  37. Keep tweaking your template to make it include every conceivable bell or whistle
  38. Write about blogging
  39. Digest the good ideas of other people, all day, every day
  40. Invent a whole new kind of art or interaction
  41. Post on weekdays, because there are more readers
  42. Write about a never-ending parade of different topics so you don’t bore your readers
  43. Post on weekends, because there are fewer new posts
  44. Don’t interrupt your writing with a lot of links
  45. Dress your blog (fonts and design) as well as you would dress yourself for a meeting with a stranger
  46. Edit yourself. Ruthlessly
  47. Don’t promote yourself and your business or your books or your projects at the expense of the reader’s attention
  48. Be patient
  49. Give credit to those that inspired, it makes your writing more useful
  50. Ping technorati. Or have someone smarter than me tell you how to do it automatically
  51. Write about only one thing, in ever-deepening detail, so you become definitive
  52. Write in English
  53. Better, write in Chinese
  54. Write about obscure stuff that appeals to an obsessed minority
  55. Don’t be boring
  56. Target your content to an audience likely to share
  57. Participate in forums where your audience already gathers
  58. Install Analytics and analyse the results
  59. Often refer to your posts and those of other bloggers
  60. Write stuff that people want to read and share
  61. Indulge in Q&A with your readers
  62. Connect your social profiles to your blog
  63. My favorite – Guest Blog and accept Guest articles from others.

Over To You:

So what do you do to promote your article and your website? Is there any specific tool or service that you opt to do the same? Any tool that allows you to submit your story across all those social networks? I am sure there are many other simple ways that I might have missed out during my search, please do share by leaving a comment below. I would love to hear from you and add to my list above.