Get traffic to your blog

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A blog, like any other website, can offer a great deal of information and a lot of helpful tips, but if no one sees them, whats the point? Getting indexed or found by a search engine or directory can make good financial sense for you. It's a great way to be able to add some advertising and to make a little extra money. You can increase your own take home, as well as to improve your standing online and get yourself branded in a big way.

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Getting traffic to your blog is the key for these opportunities.

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Start Getting Traffic to Your Blog

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    After you have created your blog and put the content on to be seen it is helpful to set up a subscription form on your site.
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    When you have set up this subscription option, start inviting friends, family members and acquaintances to your blog and encourage reading.
    This simple favor they do for you will start generating traffic to your blog. You can start with people you know and by word of mouth, this gets spread.
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    Start your network within people you know.
    Let your family and friends get indulged into your blog site. Ask them the favor of posting comments and promoting them on their pages in all social network sites they use.
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    Join forum communities or post comments to other sites.
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    Interaction with other blog site community forum can be of your advantage. When you have to leave comments you may want to include your URL. The more popular the blog site is, the bigger your chances of getting traffic into your own blog site. Just a tip though: when you have to write comments, don't just write one-liners. Create a good review/comment and creatively insert your link. the site admin has all the right to delete your comment if it is found offending or plain advertisement. This is a great tactic to use to generate some page views but ensure that you are keeping your blog up to date also for this can mean connecting people to your blog and keeping them connected through fresh and good content.
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    A good source of getting free traffic to your site is using a traffic-creating website like pingomatic.com which can help you ping your blog all over the internet.
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    This will send your blog to different site directories so that your blog can be noticed by other people. You can ping as often as you want but the best time to do it is when you add new content to your blog site. So again, adding fresh and trending write-ups should be a rule of the thumb for blog site owners. One of the reasons why pingomatic.com is preferred by a lot is that it is free yet effective.
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    Using the popular search engines to promote your site is an amazing way to generate traffic also for your blog.
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    The major search engines commonly used are Yahoo, Google and Bing. You can find a lot other minor search engines but why go for the smaller ones if you can do it with the giants. But, this should not stop you anyways from using the lesser popular search tools. Make use of all the resources made available to you.
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    Make use of blog directories.
    A blog directory is a site where blogs get listed. With practically millions of blogs all around the world, surfers or readers find it easier new blogs and those which interests them because blog directories sort the topics. There are free and paid blog directory services so have your own search and see which one works better for you.
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    Include your site link on your email signature.
    This way, there is a bigger chance that it gets clicked on every time you send an email. Intentionally clicked on or not, this becomes your advantage.
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    If you use a social networking site, you can make use of this to get more traffic to your blog.
    Just paste the blog link and every time it gets opened, you get more views thus creates traffic towards your write-up. Take advantage of the power of social media.
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    Add an RSS feed feature.
    RSS feeds show your blog on different sites and updates as you also make an update on your content. While your RSS feed is on a website it will continually show your information over and over again for people to read. You can actually connect your RSS feeds to your social media networks and as people visit your page they will also see your RSS feeds display about your site.
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    A backward link is another link that goes to your website from another site.
    This is one of the essential aspects in getting traffic or SEO optimization but this can only be effective if the links are of good quality.
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    Be dedicated.
    Readers want to see something new every now and then so be sure that you dedicate some time to update your blog site. Write trending topics that could improve your readership.
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How to Add Social Media Buttons on your blogs

Social Media is on the hype right now. Its has become trend and most traffic comes from here such as Facebook, Twitter, Google + and even Tumblr. Now if you are a blogger or writer you may want to add some buttons for your blogs so people who love or like what they read can share your articles on their Dashboard(others might call this wall)

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Here are the steps on how to Add a Social Media Buttons on your Blogs

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    Design an icon button.
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    If you do not have the artistic side of you, you may want others to design it for you or maybe you can purchase one online. Just a reminder, check on the copyright so you won't get into trouble.
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    Once you have decided on the icon, go ahead and upload it into your site.
    You too can make use of third party website like photobucket or tinyurl.com
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    Get your button start working.
    Link your button to your Twitter, Facebook and all the other social network sites that you use.
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    Make use of this code for your button:
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Why is the +1 button important to your blogs?

The +1 button is an essential way to find out if the search is or will be helpful for you. They kind of tell you how helpful it was to other people who did a similar search to yours. Now if you are a blogger and you are posting some helpful information, then you may want to add a +1 button for your blog so other people can tag your blog as helpful and people might be more interested in visiting your blog. The +1 button serves as a gauge of trust from your readership. +1 button is usually located on the footer of the article since write-ups need to be read first before a 'vote' is casted. This is the only time they could determine whether your article was interesting and informative.

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How to add the +1 button

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    Open your blog editor.
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    Switch to HTML view.
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    Go to the location where you want to put the +1 button.(As per recommendation on the bottom)
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    Now you can paste the source code:
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    Once done save your work and now you have the +1 button and people can start pressing it and from there you can get more traffic for sure.
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Warnings

Make sure that your website is well put together before submitting your site for review. Read several times, edit, revise until it gets polished. Bad write-ups can't be indexed and that could hurt your site.

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Do not get discouraged if your site does not pick up yet or if you don't get sponsored yet. It only means you are not working hard. So keep trying until you finally get it.

How to use social signals to generate search engine based blog page views

Now that you have your own website, and you are hoping to get more traffic to it, you may want to consider using social signals to boost up traffic. But what is a social signal anyway? In case you don't know, social signal means linking social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flicker, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites to your website. The internet is one big network where one article can circulate all around the world. When one reads something interesting, he re-tweets, repost or share it however social sites call it.

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Through a social signal, you can get more traffic to your website, because people from all corners in the world will probably like, share, or re-tweet some contents on your page. This is what we call social signals. You will get a social signal if one of your audience members likes and shares your post from your website to his or her social networking site.

Basics of Social Signal

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    Familiarize yourself with the different social network sites.
    You have facebook, Pinterest, Google and Tumblr.
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    Be active in the social network site of your choice.
    But it will be better if you are active with all .
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    Write high quality contents in your website.
    When one finds something interesting with your writing, he or she may likely keep coming back and even give some recommendations. Always come up with well-written contents. The more quality content you have on your side, the greater your chances of getting a good Google page rank.
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    Use backlinks.
    ( This had been discussed earlier )
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    Integrate social media widgets to add to your website.
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    Social media widgets play an important role in generating traffic to your website. For example, if someone visits your webpage and likes one of your high quality contents, he or she may share it to his or her Facebook page via clicking the Facebook icon in your social media widget.
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What do you get from using social signals

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    Generate probable traffic to your website.
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    A gaggle of visitors from all corners in the world coming in and out your webpage per day.
    Or some of them may subscribe to your website or follow you. This way can make a steady website's pageview every month.
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    Earn revenues through pageviews.
    If your website is ranked in the top five of the Search Engine Results Page or SERP of Google, you can make much more money per day.
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    Be ranked at the very top of Google Search Engine Results Page.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Start your network among family members and friends until your readership gets wider.
  • Pingomatic.com is a great website to use in order to bring some page views to your blog for free, but ensure to only ping your blog after you have added new content to your site.
  • Get indexed by popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. These are the most popular search engines and they can bring a lot of traffic to your blog easily with just being signed up with one of them.
  • Remember that new content will bring about new viewers and more page views daily.
  • Utilize different blog directories and remember that every directory is important and can be useful.
  • Social networks can be very useful to promote your blog as a URL to gain clicks and page views through social media.
  • Use backlinks to build a partnership with another blogger in order to promote them and yourself at the same time.
  • Utilize RSS Feeds to get your blogs feed on your personal pages and others to increase traffic.
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