There are thousand of blog are created everyday with same or unique contents, and how I can
attract traffics and readers to my blog since its newly created. How to ‘compete’ with other blogger that had same writing interest and content as me. That was my first problem when I created this blog month ago. But as I continue reading and search for the answer I found what I need to do and best off all its free. What you have to do is put some effort and passion on it. Below some of the best tactics that I practice:
Tactics 1 – Use Trackback as a weapon.
What is trackback?
Trackback helps you to notify another author that you wrote something related to what he had written on his blog, even if you don’t have an explicit link to his article. This improves the chances of the other author sitting up and noticing that you gave him credit for something, or that you improved upon something he wrote, or something similar. With pingback and trackback, blogs are interconnected. Think of them as the equivalents of acknowledgments and references at the end of an academic paper, or a chapter in a textbook.
How to use trackback as a weapon, the answer is quite simple. First of all you must hunt high traffics blog that the same interest with your blog content or had hot topic content. If I commented on a post on another site I would make sure that I set up the appropriate trackback for it. Copy your blog URL post and place the trackback URL in the original blog. Because trackback are pinged, the owner of the site you just wrote the review for will be alerted of the ping and will view it, hopefully returning the favour for you. Also the other readers also will notice your trackback that can redirect traffics back to you.
Sometime trackback can be the one way traffics linkback to your blog. But, I do the trackback tactics if I found really nice post and should share it with my blog readers.
Tactics 2 – Comments to the top.
Maybe some of us know that comment other blog can attract free traffics back to our blog. Yes if you leave a comment in a big blog, surely other reader will give a visit back to us. Why comment other blog. With the advanced of new created widget and plugin normally in WordPress, each comment basically will contain your name, your e-mail and most important your URL. With the URL it will be the link back channel to your blog. Easy enough right.
But its not easy as we read here, comment and other will visit you. You must do much more than that to attract readers. The way that I will give here is the best practices if your read other post like this. Ok…first of all make sure you know the topic well before place your comment, make sure you had knowledge on that topic. Secondly, write a useful comment, give your opinion are your idea that related to that topic but not mention by the author. Thirdly, put a value in that comment, a VALUE that can attract other readers. If you do this surely you can attract more traffics with a comment you make.
If you dare enough you can give a negative and bad comment to other blog. Yes negative comment also can attract reader back to you blog. The high traffic blogs will not ignore your negative comment, actually there will publish your comment. Why publish a negative comment – actually negative comment will create a discussion and discussion will create a traffics and interest to readers. This not only will drive traffics to your blog but also will leave a great impact to the original blog. Negative comment sometime can increase traffics to both sides. Here you go a “win-win situation” happen here.
Tactics 3 – Social Community and Networks.
I’m sure that lots of blogger are joining social community like MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog or BumpZee or other social community that I not mention here. These social medium is the great ways to promote your site and attract some readers. If you actively join a discussion on that site – huge traffics stream will be generated back.
BlogCatalog as an example, here you can create a discussion or join any new discussion that created by other. Give you best and humble opinion, share your knowledge and put the best effort in what you’re writing. Surely other will see you as a good commentator. Traffics explosion can be generated here.
Digg, Reddit, Stumble! also a good way to attract traffics to your blog, but to make it happen you must write a “backbone” or “pillar” article before other can DiggIt or Stumble! the post. Just 1-3 post with thousand of Digg in front page can make your blog popular enough and by the way attract some traffics. Yes quality content will attract all the traffics, without quality content our blog will be same as other.
Tactics 4 – Join a Forum.
Use Forum a same ways as commenting other blog post. Usually if we join any new forum there are thread that created for new user that can introduce yourself and your blog. Maximize the use of that features, put your signature with your FeedBurner signature or other related stuff that can attract reader. But the ‘mother milk’ good forumers that is create your credibility there. Credibility will create an authority among other readers. This authority can help you generated traffics and attract more readers.
Tactics 5 – Make a Review for linkback.
This is some of the shameless tactics can be practice. Just kidding on that shameless tactics. Nowadays there are lot of high traffics blog and Page rank that offer a reviewme for linkback. Use this offer as a way to attract traffics, like what I do because I know that my new created blog started without a reader and traffics – but after I started to make some review, the positive impact happen. Why not try because it free and can attract traffics. Worth trying without sit back and do nothing. You should also try ReviewBack program, the backbone between blogger to change a review without any cost.