This is a common question for newbies who have just started blogging – how to get traffic to their website. Though you can get traffic by using black hat techniques but those cannot bring quality traffic and are not good for SEO in the long run. So you should focus on quality traffic who can be loyal readers and customers both.
How to Get Traffic for Your Website
You can build website traffic in several ways:
Start with Good content
Traffic is meaningless without quality content. If you do not provide any value to the readers, you are likely to loose your visitors in the long run. You might have heard the proverb “Quality is King”. So concentrate on this from the very first day and get traffic to blog who turn out into loyal readers.
Leave Comments on other Blogs
Leaving constructive comments on other blogs not only help to make good relation with the blog owner but also help to get traffic free. Once people find your comment useful, they might be interested in you and your site.
Posting on high PR forums
Posting on forums help the same way like blog commenting. Use your site link in your signature and when you write good posts, solve other people’s problems and give quality suggestions- people will consider you as a pro and will visit your site through your signature link. But do not use your site link into threads and posts.
Build an Email List
This is one of the secured and best way to get traffic to your website. Those who are experienced internet marketers will obviously advise you to start building email list from day 1. Generally when people like your blog or posts they subscribe to your list. Which on the other hand means that you are getting loyal readers who in turns can be a potential customer when you offer them any product through email.
Get Traffic from Twitter and Stumbleupon
Twitter is a good source to get website traffic with every tweet you make. Start building your followers on twitter and once you have a good amount of followers, you are most likely to have good visitors with every tweet you make. But do not be so aggressive in building followers and making tweets, as you might get ban. Stumbleupon is also a very good source to get traffic from every stumble. In fact it is currently my 2nd highest traffic source to get more free traffic and also heard positive news from others for receiving traffic from Stumbleupon.
So what do you think is the best way to get traffic? How did you get traffic when you first start your blog? Please share your experience with us.