Blogs are a great way for a person to put their ideas on the internet and also a cheap and easy way for businesses to advertise their business. In any given month there are over 50,000 blog searches. If you do not create a great blog you will not be in the search of a great website. There are certain things that you can do however to increase the traffic to your site.
1. Good content
Blogs need to be updated frequently and it is the information in your blog that keeps it going. The content of your blog is most important portion of getting visitors and changing those visitors into subscribers to your blog. You need to make sure that your content in your blog is relevant to your topic. It also should be valuable and informative. If you pay attention to your content the visitors will come.
Also you need to keep your content simple and easy to read. In addition keep your paragraphs simple and sweet and reach your point quickly.
2. Article marketing
When you are trying to increase your blog traffic write articles and submit them to various websites such as eZineArticles.com or ArticlesBase.com for example. Make sure that when you submit your article you include the link to your blog to attract the reader. These links are also great for SEO as it builds keywords for your blog. The better the article is the more traffic that you can generate to your blog so be creative and take your time. Do not just create a quick article and submit it, because if it is not relevant to your site, chances are the traffic will not follow to your blog.
You need to create a list of keywords that you want to use in your blog. This is especially for your title as it is the first thing that the search engine webcrawlers will attach themselves to. A good practice for any blog is about a 1% density or less factor. You can also do some research on some competition blogs to see what keywords they are using to promote their sites. Your goal is to be as high on the search engine you can go. The higher you are the more traffic you will get.
4. Social Sites
Advertise your blogs on social sites. This is a great way to generate traffic. When you think about how many social sites there are out there think about how much traffic that will mean to your blog. The top 2 that I would currently recommend are FaceBook.com and Twitter.com .
Blogs are great for both personal and business use, but knowing how to get the traffic is important. In following these simple guidelines you will be well on your way to a great blog. Remember the two most important parts though as you do these steps, keyword and content.