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Thursday, April 30, 2009

5 Ways of Increasing Blog Traffic

Blogging started out as something fun that people did to keep each other informed about their day to day lives, but this is turning into big business for Internet marketers who have learned how to do it correctly.

If you want to make good money blogging you need to have regular targeted traffic.

Here are 5 Ways of Increasing Blog Traffic.

1. Do your Keyword research and target keyword phrases in your title and in the blog post itself. This can serve as search engine bait and help rank you high on a search engine for those specific keywords. The traffic that you can get from a properly targeted keyword phrase on a search engine such as Google can be astronomical.

2. Post to your blog regularly and consistently. You want to try and make people come back to your blog on a regular basis, adding content regularly is one way to do that.

3. Use social bookmarking to help with increasing your blog traffic and getting some backlinks to help your search engine ranking. At the minimum you should bookmark your blog posts into Stumbleupon, Digg and Technorati. You can also use Onlywire or Socialmarker to bookmark your post to lots of social bookmarking sites with one click of the mouse.

Bookmarking a blog article can give you traffic when you post the article bookmark, and it can give you a backlink that leads to additional traffic in the future.

4. Put your RSS subscriber feed button right up where people can find it at the top of your page. The more RSS subscribers you have the more potential traffic you can receive every time you update your blog.

Another thing you can do is make it possible for people to subscribe to your RSS feed via email so they can be notified instantly that you have made a blog update.

5. An alternative way of increaing blog traffic is viral marketing. If you make your blog exciting by adding things such as video, audio, graphics, and so on, people will tell each other about it. This can lead to an additional increase in traffic and more subscribers to your blog feed too.