If you are involved in affiliate marketing, MLM or any business for yourself, having a blog is essential. But having a blog doesn't do you any good unless you can drive traffic to it. Here are some great ways to get more traffic to your blog: 1) Create at least four keyword posts per day. Use a service like RSS 2 Blog and create several posts at once and have them served up one at a time. 2) Submit your RSS feed to My Yahoo and Google's Reader. This will get them indexed.
3) Add relevant links to your blog and trade them with others. 4) Use ping sites like ping-o-matic. Ping your site every time you add a new post. If you are using WordPress, this is done for you automatically. 5) Submit your blog to traditional search engines such as AltaVista, and MSN.
6) Make a useful video and post it on Google Video. With webcams and digital video so cheap now, there is no excuse not to be using video. 7) Post a profile on social networking sites like Ryze and My Space and link back to your blog. These sites generate huge traffic and the search engines will find them and pick you up. It also gets you a nice backlink with a high page rank. 8) Submit your blog to traditional directories such as DMOZ.
Directories (particularly DMOZ) increase relevance with Google. DMOZ is very picky, but what do you have to lose by trying? 9) Use software such as RSS Announcer to get your feed listed. RSS Announcer is a resale rights product, so it's very easy to find cheaply as a bonus item or en Ebay. 10) Comment on other blogs and use track backs. If there is a blog that you refer to or quote and it is highly relevant to your subject, leave a track back.
It increases your link popularity and may even score a few interested readers from the linked site. 11) Go offline. Use newspaper ads, public bulletin boards, business cards, even stickers to let as many people as possible know your blog exists. 12) Add a link to your blog in your e-mail signature block.
13) Use Groups (Usenet). Find a relevant group on Google groups, Yahoo groups, MSN groups or any of the thousands of other FREE group services and find like minded people and talk with them. Make sure your use your blog URL like it is your name. 14) Use Forums.
Forums are one of the best places to go for advice. Go to forums and find problems to solve. Make sure you leave your blog name, but be tactful about it; some forums get annoyed with those who selfishly drop a few links to their own site and leave. 15) Tag your blog. Tagging is a new idea that has erupted across the web.
Sites like Del.icio.us, Technorati and many others have a social feature that allows you to place your article under keywords or "tags" that everyone interested in that tag can see. Although these are some of the most popular ways to drive traffic to your blog, do not limit your self to tips and lists. Use your imagination and you will come up with thousands of ways to drive traffic to your blog!.
Carlos Scarpero is a blogger who writes about internet marketing and MLM. Visit his blog at www.itsaboutresults.com and discover new and innovative ways to promote yourself online.