Traffic Building – Strategies to Increase Blog Traffic

The blogosphere has emerged as a huge and potent virtual world with an ever expanding number of blogs. According to recent statistics the numbers have exceeded 100 million. There are some fundamental rules that can be easily implemented to increase blog traffic.

These tips are helpful even for starters and also for experienced pros. Firstly, the topic should be something which is interesting and off-beat. It should be regularly updated and modified. Ensure that the content is relevant and written in a compact manner.

Many times we have questions in our minds for which we struggle to find proper satisfactory answers. Writing blogs on such topics after doing proper research is really worth the effort and can immensely help to increase blog traffic.

Secondly, you have to get properly noticed and get in the good books of the popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, etc. Submit the URL of your blog to these engines to enable the search spiders to crawl over your content. Mere submission does not ensure that you will come in Google’s top ranking, but sustained effort and following Google-friendly strategies will pay in the long run.

Thirdly, linking and reciprocal linking is a very important strategy to increase blog traffic. Be generous about providing outward links and also provide trackbacks as they help you to get in touch with other bloggers in your domain of knowledge. Readers from other blog sites also come to your link. The search engines also consider this strategy to be very positive.

Finally, give opportunity for others to post comments on your blog and also respond to them. Place comments on other people’s blogs and also provide your link in that comment which would act as a link back to your own blog site. Try to make that comment as genuine and insightful as possible. People would click on your link out of curiosity if your comments show resourcefulness and are interesting.