27 responses to “Top 10 strategies to drive traffic to your blog”

  1. leahingram

    How do you label photos?

  2. Michelle Rafter

    Leah: I’m pretty sure your blog is on WordPress.com too, so here’s a link to the WordPress Support instructions for uploading New Media, which includes screen captures that show where to insert a title, caption and description for a photo. Does that help?

    http://support.wordpress.com/media/media-add-new/

    Michelle R.

  3. leahingram

    Yes, I’m on WordPress, too. Thanks for the link. I’m going to go check it out.

    Leah

  4. atlwebstudio

    I’ve spent the last three months focusing on what I need to do to drive traffic to my website. I added a blog and just recently added Twitter to my “tools”. However you are the first person to give me an ideal on how to really utilize twitter. I’m no SEO expert but it’s having a good affect on my site. I’ve written several blogs on the subject and my success so far at http://www.atlwebstudio.wordpress.com. Thanks for the info.

  5. Dr. Tom Bibey

    Blog and they will come.

    drtombibey.wordpress.com

  6. Sara

    This is the best list about this I’ve seen yet, Michelle. Well done.

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  8. Nancy Juetten

    Hi Michelle,

    I started blogging about do-it-yourself publicity on Sept. 1, 2007. Now, my blog is enjoying consistent and escalating readership because I follow many of the tips you suggest and also follow the advice of http://www.problogger.net‘s Darren Rouse. His site is among the most popular on the internet today for monetizing the blog.

    I gave a talk a week ago about what blogging has done for my business. I cover how I overcame the fear to get started, how often I post, a few fun ways I’ve found to grow traffic quickly. You and your readers can listen in for free by visiting this link:

    http://www.mainstreetmediasavvy.com/if-you-missed-my-talk-about-blogging-here-is-the-free-audio-file-offering-nitty-gritty-details-including-metrics-and-dollars

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  11. Sarah E. Ludwig

    Michelle,

    This is great info! Thanks for posting it. I bookmarked it and will definitely be referring to it as needed, particularly during this blogathon.

  12. Kerry Dexter

    Michelle,
    once you have great content, thinking about parallel interests those who red that content might have is one way to grow traffic. For example, I write about Irish music, Scottish music, folk/Americana music, and the creative practice of being a musician. Connections with websites, agregators, and bloggers in areas of travel, history, religion, and business as well as regional sites connected to specific artists have all proved good sources for traffic over time.

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  16. simplesinglemom

    This is great advice! Thanks.

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  19. shirley

    thanks for the tips – this helps me a lot being a new blogger.

    I find the consistency part is something to put on my forehead, i know and have not been doing that well

    another 3 sites i find good blogging information are
    1. http://www.johnchow.com
    2. http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/
    3. http://www.dailyblogtips.com

    thanks again!

  20. Elandre Potgieter

    Indeed these are all great things to do to get more traffic to your blog. I have recently started my blog and have learnt a lot over the last couple of months. There is so much more to learn still. Thanks for the info.

  21. a man to trust

    These are some excellent tips. Some are ones I knew and some I didn’t.
    http://amanandablog.com

  22. aman

    This is an awesome post. I will use a few of these tips and then come back and comment on my results. Thanks.

  23. Igor Mateskii

    Great list. I’ve started traffic building just a few months ago and I see great results on my blog. Most of what helped was backlinks from niche forums. Of course I offered valuable info and even saw others build links to my posts, which was very nice to see.
    I’d add using Google Analytics which helps a lot in figuring out where the traffic is coming from and what searches in Google are bringing you traffic. I have a dozen Blogspot blogs and use Analytics on all of them, it’s fairly easy to integrate. WordPress has its own analytics tool at the Dasboard, in my view not as powerful as Google Analytics, but it gets the job done.

  24. DailyTechPost

    Great info, certainly a treasure for a newbie..thanks for sharing this :)

  25. Y.Blake

    Thank you immensely for these tips. I am going to try out some if not all ;). I found the additional hyper-links very useful and I now see what you mean by directing & re-directing traffic.

  26. Michelle Rafter

    Thanks so much Sara, glad you found it useful.

    Michelle R.

  27. Michelle Rafter

    Nancy, thanks for introducing yourself – I’ll definitely click over and check out the podcast.

    MVR

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