Top 5 Traffic Generation Methods Guaranteed to Cause A Stampede Of Readers to Your Blog This Year

biG miNiaTURe wOrLdThis is a guest post by Stella.

We all hate traffic jams on the roads but not when it comes to our websites or blogs. Traffic is that one thing that any blog owner will never have enough of, or else what is the standard measure for maximum allowable traffic on any blog. Put in another way, when would you say that you’ve had enough traffic even if you get a thousand comments per post everyday?

I don’t know about you but I want more web traffic. In this post, you’ll discover the top 5 traffic generation methods sure to jam your blog with readers and commenters this year. Read on…

1. Hijack Traffic From Other Webmasters And Publishers

Write articles for only high traffic article directories, some popular article directories do not send as much traffic as some unpopular, silent ones – go check ezinearticles and see what the traffic over the past 3 months has been for average article writers (good contents, of course). While searching out article sites that can send high traffic, I tested Buzzle and got over 600 views in less than 3 days (now over 800 views for that same article); articlealley and articlebiz and a few others have also delivered great results for me – so I suggest you spend your time where you’ll get high volume of traffic, not a mere 30 views or the likes in 3 months.

If your articles are good, you may be lucky to have them picked up and published on the websites of other webmasters; so that you have an added exposure to the readers of the blogs where they are republished. I realized that my articles on Articlesbase.Com are the most picked up by other webmasters and are posted on their blogs with all my links in place.

When I first discovered that I was getting lots of trackbacks on my blog from places where the articles have been republished, I decided to make some article directories my lazy traffic generation machine. I then tweaked titles of my other articles to test how frequent they would be republished; I also added more blog post links or changed some depending on what the article directory allows. I tweaked and tested until I get desired increase in pingbacks (that is more republishing).

Write compelling titles that will sell your content, making other web publishers pick them up and happily send you click-traffic, from their readers who click your links within the article to come to your blog.

hamburger cupcakes2. Stock Your Home With Food For Content Choppers

Stock your blog full of relevant, quality contents for voracious readers. If you want to maximize your traffic generation ROI, always ensure that you’re getting the kind of traffic that will stick and return again.

Your goal should be to generate Traffic that is likely to stick (return again and again). If you are not able to make your one time visitors come back again and again, you will forever be looking for massive traffic. When was the last time Problogger or CopyBlogger was looking for new traffic? They have more than enough return traffic.

When you think traffic, think retention, think sustainable, return traffic – your goal is to bring them and keep them. Do not be in a hurry to be seen/noticed everywhere: Spend some time to put your house (blog) in order before inviting the whole blogosphere (public) to come reading. The kind of readers that are likely to come back again (and again) are looking for blogs that have more than a measly amount of contents – and I’m talking about QUALITY contents here.

Note that numbers (quantity of posts) is not equal to quality. Instead of writing 20 run-off posts, why not spend a bit of time to write 10 or 5 quality and useful posts that any reader can implement and see results. You’ll be glad you did because your results will speak – not just the usual ‘great post’ comments.

First build a foundation for your blog – up to 10 pillar posts would give any visitor a reason to come back again. It’s not about how fast you go out there and be all over the place. You can be all over too long and someone just coming to the public today will achieve success faster than you.

All of Us on the Salt Lake3. Join Relevant Forums And Play By The Rules

Many of your potential visitors are hanging in the niche-specific forums and groups, asking questions and looking for help. Find and join high activity forums that are related to your blog theme, and put yourself in front of them – answering their questions. That way you’ll gain exposure to your brand as an expert and also pick up traffic back to your blog.

High activity forums are those that have lots of participation and traffic daily. You’ll notice that from the number of replies to forum/group threads. Ensure to read the forum or group rules so you can play within the acceptable guide. Here are what you should do to get traffic from high activity forums and groups:

  • Find two high traffic and active forums in your market niche, then find (question-like) topics with sizable amount of activity (replies/posts) and then spend 30 minutes to 1 hour twice every week providing quality and complete responses. Be sure to leave a link to your blog in your forum profile and signature area as some readers who find your answers useful will be clicking to visit your blog.
  • Create new threads in the forums to share tips on what’s working for you. As more and more people read your tips and find it truly helps them, they’ll be drawn to click to visit your blog.
  • Post a video on YouTube and also post the same on a forum – this is a great way to bump up your YouTube views while getting more traffic from the Forums. Some forums do not allow videos but confirm from their Terms of Use, or check out other threads – if any has video, it’s a sign that it’s allowed.

*For this traffic strategy, be sure to check that a forum you’re interested in accepts signatures; be sure to check out the forum’s terms of use to ensure you know your boundaries. This allows you to get exposure to your link (likely traffic) every time you ask a question or make a helpful post in response to another member’s question.

Where to Find High Traffic Groups or Forums: You can find your niche related groups, to participate in, on Facebook, Google and Yahoo. Below are some high traffic forums for the general internet marketing niche:

  • Digital Point Forum (PR4, 200,000+ members)
  • Warrior Forum (PR5, 200,000+ members)
  • WAHM Forum (PR4, 60,000+ members)

Note: To get high number of targeted relevant traffic, join forums that are in your own niche. Most people make the mistake of flocking to the general ‘how to blog forums’, ‘MLM forums’ and ‘how to internet marketing forums’ – when they are not writing for that target audience. If those are not your market niche, you’ll not attract quality traffic because forums members go to specific forums and are looking for specific expert solutions.

Hey, smart bloggers have ultimate and end purpose behind their every traffic generation drive – to get traffic of blog visitors that will be interested in what they have to offer. So for example, if you’re in the golfing niche and blogging about golfing, find a golf lovers forum; if you blog about makeup, find a makeup lovers forum/ group.

Here’s how to use Google search to find a relevant Forum:

Go to Google.Com and enter in keywords using the following format: “’your keyword’+forums” or “’your keyword+discussion board”. Look through the search results to find the most relevant forum to start contributing to, in exchange for traffic.

3d puppet, holding big magnifier4. Seduce the Search Engines to Send You Traffic

This kind of traffic is hands-free but only requires one-time effort on your part in order to get streams of free, organic traffic to your blog daily.

If you want to get traffic all year round without going to look for it, you’ll have to spend a small time to ‘seduce the search engines’. Communicate in the only language they understand – keywords and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) magnetize search engines. That’s the only way they’ll know your blog or post exists.

If you give the search engines what they want, they’ll give you what you want (tons of traffic).

Pages in the first page of search engines get over 50% of traffic from searchers. The idea here is to get up there on the top Search Engine Results Page (SERP) so that your target readers can easily find your posts when they search.

Here are a few tips to magnetize the search engines with every post you write:

a. Learn and apply basic keyword research. Use Google Keyword Tool and/ or Wonder wheel to find the most related and least competitive long (-tail) keywords. Long tail keywords are 2, 3 word phrases related to your content).

  • Think keywords as synonyms when writing contents and strive to achieve at least a 1% keyword density in order to build a related theme around your contents – that’s how search engines understand what you are writing about. Find words that you can replace with your keyword, without altering the intended meaning of the sentence. A topic theme is made up of related KWs.
  • Ensure to place your main keywords in your post title, URL (permalink), body of post, headings (mainly h1, h2, h3); bold, underline and italicise your main keyword once in the body of your post.

b. Get Plenty of Backlinks so as to make the search engines see your blog as relevant on the WWW, and bless you with Google rankings necessary to push you up the SERPS. More Backlinks result in higher search engine rankings, which in turn results to increased visibility and clicks by searchers to your blog. Use these methods for backlinks: social bookmarking, RSS feed submission to RSS aggregators, article writing (with your post / blog links inside) and guest posting for other blogs.

If your content writing need an SEO makeover, head on here to learn how to SEO right: Basic SEO for bloggers.

Touched by the blessedness5. Listen To Your Traffic Analytics Dashboard

What’s your traffic analytics dashboard telling you (aside from the number of visitors per day)? What can you deduce from the numbers?

Those numbers hold the key to your blog’s traffic reserves, seriously. Within those numbers, you can find insights and golden keywords that’ll further jam your blog with human traffic.

Analyse your Google analytics traffic dashboard and find the most popular words that searchers used to find your blog from the search engines in the past 30 days – that’s likely an indication of what’s trending in your industry/ market. Below are steps to put to use your Google analytics monthly report:

  • Keyword Report: Identify the most recurring (popular) word combination in all the listed keywords and optimize your old and new contents for that keyword group, as follows:

-Write new posts using those group of responsive keywords; add some of those keywords into old related posts (meta tags and body). Write posts to address the top 10 search key phrases, ensuring to use the searchers keywords in your analytics, when writing the post. These kinds of posts have the potential to bring lots of traffic to your blog, from other searchers looking for answers/ related posts.

-Optimize your old posts for increased search engine traffic by finding the most popular searchers key phrases for each post, and then tweaking the post’s SEO using those popular searchers’ keywords.

  • Referring Sites: Get closer to the top 10 websites and blogs that sent you large volume of traffic; work your way to building an alliance with the bloggers or webmasters.

 

Next Steps…

Did you see how you can easily and drastically increase your web traffic almost overnight in 5 simple, yet powerful steps? I bet you’re looking forward to start implementing them on your blog.

Share it! I had fun writing these traffic tips for you and I hope you enjoyed reading, if so you can help a friend read this post by sharing with love. So use the easy share buttons below to tweet it, facebook it, digg it, stumble it,…

Comment – Before you go, let me know which of these tips you plan to start with back at your blog OR do you have any killer traffic shortcut that is bringing you lots of blog readers? I’d love to hear them.

See you at the comments side for a discussion.

Stella Anokam is passionate about using blogging as a medium to assist others with simplified internet marketing tips for starting or growing a home based business online. Stella does that by sharing what she knows, what is working for her and what she is learning. Download Stella’s popular profit from blogging eBook. Be sure to follow Stella’s marketing tips on Twitter.

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Stella Anokam is passionate about using blogging as a medium to assist others with simplified internet marketing tips for starting or growing a home based business online. Stella does that by sharing what she knows, what is working for her and what she is learning. Download Stella’s popular profit from blogging eBook. Be sure to follow Stella’s marketing tips on Twitter.
  • http://www.entrepreneurshipsecret.com Fisayo @ Secrets of Entrepreneurship

    Great article Stella. I’ve gained. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Strategic Business Blogging

    Hey Fisayo – thanks for reading, and most for commenting. I’m glad you gained from the post.

  • http://njmart.in Martin

    Hey Stella!
    Here you are AGAIN! This time with some great and timely advice! I am a member of a few relevant forums, TBF and YE both in my niche. Though I am not the most active in it, I do enjoy the company of like minded individuals with whom we can bounce ideas all around with. It isnt one of my best traffic stream and I guess this is mainly because of my low activity, but you can just do so much at a time. But it is definitely on my TO DO list per your advice!

    Martinsays: Thanks

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hey Martins, it’s always a pleasure to see you around. Thanks a bunch for reading and commenting. Love it!

      I’m glad you are on top of traffic strategy #3 (forums). Not sure what TBF and YE are but I hope you’ll experiment with the other 4 traffic generation methods mentioned here.

  • http://zeropassiveincome.com Zero Passive Income

    Nice article. Looks like I’ll have to learn a little more about keyword research in order to seduce the search engines =)

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for reading and also commenting.

      I love search traffic because they are hands-free, enabling you to spend more time on other stuff.

      Here’s a post from this blog on Keyword Research http://www.youngprepro.com/keyword-research-guide/

  • http://www.richerornot.com fazal mayar

    Good article stel, traffic is really important its the core of blogs and businesses. :)

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks Fazal for reading and for commenting too.

      Traffic is indeed the nerve center of a blog and any online business’ success.

  • http://www.azdnet.com azdnet

    Good article, Thanks for sharing the tips.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks azdnet. I’m glad you like the traffic generation tips.

  • http://www.netargument.com Ramesh

    Nice Tips! Key to increase traffic is retention and that is possible by making your website Sticky, both by content and layout design.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks Ramesh for that addition. You’re right about the look and feel of a blog as a factor that contributes to making it sticky. One example is Dele’s youngprepro blog’s cool new design:)

      Thanks for reading and I appreciate your comment.

  • http://internetmoneymap.com Mark

    Hey Stella

    Very nice. You just created some more work for me:)

    Mark

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hehehe Mark – this is good work. You know traffic is that insatiable ‘substance’ for us (bloggers).

      Thanks for reading and I wish you truck loads of traffic as you experiment with these traffic strategies:)

      Thanks a lot for readding and most for commenting:)

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    thanks for the information, it really helped

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      You are welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • http://wordpress-websitebuilder.com Mitz

    Hi Stella
    Wow what a fantastic post! I do believe you have not missed out on anything here!

    Totally agree with the article marketing as a great source of traffic… It is a big bonus when your article gets republished 50 times.

    Wish someone would write a guest like this for my website!!

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for coming aroun, Mitz. I’m glad you connected with the traffic generation methods shared.

      It sure is a huge bonus when your article gets republished by as much as 50 times – traffic from those website’s readers PLUS backlinks all on auto-pilot. 50 times seem like impossible but then if you look at it as this – your articles can endlessly have a chance to be picked up.

      I still get pingbacks from some of my articles – indicating they have been republished somewhere.

      *BTW, is that an offer to guest post? (wink wink)

      You know, your blog was one of my pre-blog startup ‘schools’. I even have a link to one of your posts on how to create an optin form on a blog:)

      Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you on that ‘you-know-what’.

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    yap, i agree with that. I prefer with get as many backlink as we can. It was good method for long time purpose.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      I’m happy that you get the point – article writing is great for long term traffic and backlinks.

      At least, you want to do less of manual traffic generation, at some point in your blogging journey, so you can focus on other areas.

      I just mentioned to Mitz in the comments that I still get pingbacks from my old articles republished on other blogs.

      Thanks for reading, and most for your contributions.

  • http://www.primeheal.com Pratap Reddy

    Hi Stella
    This post reveals much needed information for the bloggers who are in search of ways to get more traffic.I am using the tip of posting in Articlebase, inturn i am getting traffic from republishing of my posts on their blogs. I could manage with good key words also. Now i have to use the tip of joining in forums of my niche.Thanks for valuable information.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hey Pratap, you are right but every blogger never gets satisfied with any volume of traffic, so we are always looking to add more traffic generation tricks to our arsenal.

      I’m sure you love that your articles on ArticlesBase are getting republished by other bloggers – free auto-traffic, isn’t it? I love that too.

      I’m happy also that you are using good keywords and SEO to seduce those search engines. Great – you’re on top of your game:)

      Sure, adding forum traffic to your arsenal will be great. Good job man.

      Thanks for reading and I enjoyed your comment.

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    HI STELLA, I NEED YOUR PERSONAL HELP ON MY BLOG, ALL IS NOT WORKING OUT. PLEASE HELP ME CHECK ON IT, AND LET ME KNOW OF THE necessary things i need to do.thanks.
    itohow Williams
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    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hi Itohowo, just checking your blog out now.

      Nice design and cool newsy contents. What I can do for you is to ask you a few questions to help me better understand what your blogging objectives are and exact specific needs as per ‘what exactly you want but which is not working well’.

      Just via Facebook messages – to keep it simple so I can better make target suggestions to you, and where I do not know I will tell you.

      Search and add me on Fb, and message me so I can accept.

  • http://www.java-nature.com Java Nature

    nice article stella… thanks… its useful for me…

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m glad you found the traffic tips useful.

  • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

    Thanks for that contribution, Ramesh

  • http://www.speckygeek.com Pritam @ Specky Geek

    Hey Onaibalusi, Your site is again all-text. The same issue again.

    • http://www.youngprepro.com/about Onibalusi

      Hi Pritam,

      Once again thanks so much for bringing this to my notice. It is caused by the W3 total cache plugin and I will be fixing it right away :)

  • http://www.earningdiary.com Lakhyajyoti

    Very informative post.Forum and search engine is the best place to get organic traffic.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks, I’m glad you found forum and SEO as good sources of traffic. I think so too.

      Thanks for reading, and also for commenting.

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    Great article Stelsie! It will be helpfull for me. Thanks.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/super-affiliate-lynn-terry-interview-2097 Stella | Super Affiliate Interview

      I’m happy it helped:) Thanks for reading.

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    Terrific! Good post title with good content

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks Soji. I appreciate your comments.

      Thanks for reading.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/routers-wireless-n Anthony

    Very informative. I have tried some other article sites, but have not had much luck and will try some that you mention. From your experience do you know if it hurts to chage titles of blogs or articles? I have heard some say that it can harm you in search engines so I have refrained from doing it, what do you think?

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hey Anthony, thanks for dropping by and thanks again for leaving a comment.

      1.) ArticlesBase traffic comes that I mentioned here is an indirect one, and comes from not ArticlesBase directly but from other bloggers who like your post and re-post it complete (with your links) on their blogs.

      That means you have to write good, catchy headlines – when I first discovered one of my articles was getting republished several times, I reworked the titles of others and some bodies too so as to make them more catchy and it worked for me.

      So with this method, you have to keep reworking the title.

      2. I did a traffic experiment with some high PR article sites and blogged about it. I experimented because I did not like the kind of article views I was getting from popular article sites. So these are the ones that gave me good results:
      -Buzzle – I got over 600 views in about 3 days (the creeenshot is in that blog post)
      -Articlealley (about 50 views or so in less than or 2 days)
      -ArticlesBiz
      -GoArticles
      -Gather

      3. On your question about titles – I always change my titles to test and test until the new title is bringing me more Search engine traffic.

      What I do not touch is the permalink.

      This works extremely well for me. In fact I have been doing some makeovers on my SEO content since last week.

      Summary, do it but don’t touch the link else you will have to use redirect as the search engine would have registered the old link.

  • http://eleganceit.com/en DiNaRa

    Hi, Stella
    I should join the army of “thank you for your great post” commentators. I have been applying practically all points mentioned by you and they do work. But personally the most effective for me are the ones concerning keywords and relevant forum posting.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hahah DiNaRa, thank you too – for taking the time to read, and secondly for your comments. I appreciate it.

      I’m happy to learn that you have been implementing all the traffic generation methods shared in the posts and confirm that they truly work. Great!

      I also love the SEO traffic by using the right keywords – you know, I like some bloggers, used to get scared of SEO because it’s generally said that it’s hard and time consuming but I found that you only need to learn basis keyword research and basic SEO content writing – and they work because you do it only once but traffic keeps coming to that post.

      I also agree with you about Forum posting. Some smart bloggers are actually building their businesses profitably mainly from forum posting.

      Thanks DiNaRa, for your contributions:)

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    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      I’m glad you like those traffic generation methods, Lihle. Thanks for reading, and also commenting.

  • http://www.creditdonkey.com/ Lawrence@CreditDonkey

    A great food for thought there, the way you make you content and how you use your words is really impressive. Thank you so much for the great article that you provided us with. Kudos and I am looking forward to your next one. Cheers!

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks Lawrence, I’m glad you enjoyed reading.

  • http://www.opplol.com/twitter.html Opportunity LOL @ Twitter Traffic

    Good advice in general. However, I recommend against spending too much time on forums. They’re not bad for backlinks and low levels of traffic but it can be a big time sink too.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for your contribution. You’re right about that but that advice applies to every single blogging/ business activity, as well as every single traffic generation method – not exclusive to forums and also inclusive of blog commenting.

      I believe in apportioning a block of time daily for traffic generation and then dividing up that time among each type of traffic source. An example could be 1 hour daily for traffic and then 20 minutes each for one type of traffic generation method.

      Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Hy,Stelsie Tthanks for your post. I think analytic really help.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for that point – I love that analytic part. And you know it’s a lazy, targeted way to find keywords to write blog posts on.

      A lot of searchers land on our blogs for key phrases that we did not quite write a post on and why keeping going outside doing keyword research when you want to write a new post when you can simply get on your Google Analytics and look around – for golden keywords already handed to you for free.

      That’s one of the new strategies I discovered and started using to write my posts.

  • http://www.tonergreen.com/Brother-DR110CL-Drum-Unit-Remanufactured-p/bcldr110.htm Brother toner expert

    Social media and guest posting will be the hottest traffic generation methods this year. But don’t forget the search engines. You can’t live without them.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks for that ’2011 traffic prediction’.

      You’re right, social media is increasingly gaining awareness and acceptance among bloggers and internet marketers. Also it’s being fully integrated by some top search engines, as one of the ranking factors.

      Again, you’re right – search engines traffic still have a place up there.

      I enjoyed your contribution, brother. Thank for reading.

  • Chidi Okeoji

    A very informative article. I like your style of writing. Every point is well analyzed especially the forum and the search engine methods. They work perfectly for me.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Thanks Chidi, for reading, commenting and your compliments.

      I appreciate that you found like this presentation of this post, and testify to the efficacy of forums and search engine traffic generation methods.

      Thanks for reading and do enjoy your weekend:)

  • http://www.coolgizmotoys.com Jack

    Wow! This post is packed with great tips that I can’t wait to implement. Thanks for a winning article.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      :) Thanks Jack. I’m happy you like the traffic generation methods shared in this post so much that you’re looking forward to experimenting them.

      Keep us posted of your traffic results:)

      Enjoy your day!

  • http://www.spunkyjones.com/ Spunky Jones SEO

    I focus a lot on search engine traffic. It provides a steady stream of targeted traffic to my blog. Blog commenting is also important, it can deliver a fair amount of targeted traffic as well.

    I haven’t really used social media sites to the fullest, yet. This is something that I am learning, and hoping it will deliver targeted traffic.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      You’re right, search traffic is so hands-free that it only requires work only once – may take time at first but brings lots of daily traffic later.

      Blog commenting is also great, especially given that it’s easy – but then one can only get quality traffic from it when you leave quality, value adding comments.

      You should experiment with adding Social media to your traffic toolbox, at least the set-it-and-forget it social media traffic systems like Onlywire and Ping.FM – these, once you setup your accounts initially, it will just be post once and the tools auto-syndicate to the other social sites.

      Thanks for reading, i enjoyed reading your comment.

  • http://www.megabizflakes.com samuel

    This is really aweosome!I love your style of writing :) I so much love the #2 and #3 idea… It works fine. Thanks so much for sharing! Have fun :)

  • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

    Thanks Samuel. I’m glad you like the post style and traffic tips too.

    #2 is very important if you want to convert first time traffic to return traffic.

    #3 is one of the sure methods of getting large targeted traffic. One of my readers recently left me a comment, excited of the results she is getting from niche forum traffic (over 50 daily visitors from only one forum and most subscribing to her list).

    Thanks for reading, man.

    Enjoy the weekend:)

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    You did hit the nail on its head! I really like your post because indeed these are the attitude and techniques we must apply on our online businesses. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Glad you like it.

  • http://www.asseenontvlife.com/supplements-enhancers/procera-avh-memory-enhancer-review-complaint.html Brain Enhancer

    Hi Stella,

    Thanks for the great article. I found your post very informative. You are right, keyword tool and google wonder wheel is very helpful based on my experienced. I am using it to find related keyword for my niche.

  • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

    Thanks – I’m glad you like the post.

    I’m happy you use Google wonder wheel for your finding related long tail keywords. Great.

    Thanks for testifying that strategic placement of the right keywords in posts work.

    Thanks for your contribution.

    • http://www.asseenontvlife.com/supplements-enhancers/procera-avh-memory-enhancer-review-complaint.html Brain Enhancer

      No problem, and thanks for sharing those tips that’s very helpful to us.. Keep safe and looking forward to more of your post.. :)

  • http://Gettingtothapaper.com/about-2 William Tha Great

    Hey Stella,

    This is awesome stuff. I just recentally figured out how to write for search engines, and since then my search engine traffic has really boosted for certain keywords. I try to have around 3% density for the keywords is that too high?

    I have been a strong believer in joining forums and spending time participating. I believe in it so much that I even wrote about it in a article. ( :

    Lately I have been slacking in that area. I have been feeling too busy to spend time participating on forums I enjoy. I want to start back making time, because I was starting to recieve a nice bit of traffic from them, but it takes time. You have to first build your reputation on that forum.

    Thanks for the fantastic article! ( :

    God bless,
    William Veasley

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/profit-financially-from-blogging-steps-1581 Stella | Profit From Blogging

      Hey William, I loved reading your comments:)

      3% is fine, even up to 5% density – according to the SEO experts. But you know it’s even sometimes hard to get a 1% density especially for 2 to 3 word long tail keywords.

      So you’re doing great. I bet you’re raking in loads of traffic as a result (hands-free)?

      Forum traffic are great because you can get some neat targeted traffic – I encourage you to bounce back to it but schedule a time days and time to do that so you can spend time on other critical parts of your blogging business.

      I agree with you about building reputation first – it may take a bit of time but once you do, it’ll be easy to get lots of traffic. Even SEO takes a bit of time – every good thing does but it’s worth it if that Forum has a high user-base else find a bigger forum to add to that.

      I also have slacked in my Forum activities but it’s in my biz plan to get back soon.

      Be sure to create a neat little eBook and offer Free (no optin for a few months) to your Forum members – great way to get noticed fast, counts towards your reputation.

      *BTW, I like your blog; the first time I came across one of your post on your journaling method – great piece.

  • http://blog.cheaper-homeowners-insurance.com/ Alston Balkcom

    all of your suggested techniques are very good, nevertheless they may be very time consuming, since back linking, forums, creating useful content demands about work, but I endorse the techniques I as efficient and valid.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/super-affiliate-lynn-terry-interview-2097 Stella | Super Affiliate Interview

      Thanks – you’re right except commenting on blogs and social media sharing, every form of traffic generation method will require you to put in some time.

      However, long term traffic methods are those you do once only, face other business and continue to get traffic from that single one-time effort.

      It’s a matter of – do you want to be chasing traffic day by day or do you want to build a a kind of auto-traffic system once.

      Thanks, I’m glad you know they are efficient.

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    Thanks for the great tips. I appreciate the post and traffic. http://www.jumju.com

  • http://techreuters.com Dheeraj

    Really awesome article. I am sure this article will definitely help me to get high traffic on my website.
    Thanks

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/underground-blogging-secrets-mavis-nong-interview-2168 Stella | Top Blogger Interview

      Thanks Dheeraj, only if you implement the strategies in this post. They are effective, and most bring long term traffic.

  • http://www.whatlittlethings.com Samantha Bangayan

    This is such a thorough article, Stella! Thanks for taking the time to share your top tips! =) I’m so amazed at how powerful article databases can be. I’ve always been told that I should post some articles there, but I’ve been getting mixed feedback about traffic, especially after Google Panda.

    I liked learning about how you received 600 visits in 3 days from Buzzle. It sets a standard for me (because I was definitely one to think that ~30 visits was already awesome =P) and it just goes to show that I need to try out different venues.

    Loved this, Stella! Thanks for sharing this post with me! =)

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/top-9-productivity-killers-and-how-to-avoid-them-269 Stella | Top Productivity Killers

      Hey Sam, thank you so much for coming over here to read and comment. I appreciate greatly.

      You have nothing to fear with Google Panda, once you write good posts, not so short too (and you don’t). Now many article sites are requiring a minimum of about 400 words per article.

      You should experiment them, when you can – but start with those sites that can bring you good traffic, some don’t. Buzzle got me more than 5 article sites together. Lol – was a good surprise; they are strict with approval, though.

      Also, you know that you also get backlinks from those article sites.

      Thanks for reading, I appreciate it:)

      • http://www.whatlittlethings.com Samantha Bangayan

        No worries! =) I’m a faithful Stella supporter! =)

        Thanks for your feedback on my post length. I didn’t know that 400 words was a good average. I’ve written some very short posts before and should at least vary it to optimize SEO requirements.

        Thanks again, Stella! =)

  • http://csiortho.com Ragab @ spinal surgeon

    Good tips on article marketing, I was just trying to get links but did not realize that there was so much traffic.

  • http://www.stellaanokam.com/fiverr-outsourcing-guide-secrets-1874 Stella | Fiverr Outsourcing Guide

    Good to know you found the tips helpful, Ragab. You’ll get double – links + traffic, with article submissions:)

    Thanks for reading

  • http://www.openxcell.com Openxcell Inc

    I think you can get desired traffic following this points. Thanks for sharing Stella. I had started implementing on this point.

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/google-panda-update-meaning-for-bloggers-marketers-2238 Stella | Google Panda Impact

      Yay! Glad that you’ve started implementing the traffic tips. Look forward to knowing how they work for you over time:)

  • http://scorpiongodlair.blogspot.com Shyam @ScorpionGod Lair

    Yaa nice article.. I think forums, guest posting and SEO is the best 3

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/be-social-be-rich-martha-giffen-interview-review-2202 Stella | Social Networking Profits

      Hey Shyam, SEO rocks because it’s free and requires work only one time. Forums and guest blogging are also two of the best way to get real targeted audience.

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    Great article Stella…Got to learn many things from this awesome article !!

  • http://www.the-sports.co limon

    It’s a really nice post. I enjoyed it very much and will try to apply to my site.

    Thank you very very much.

  • http://blog.endis.com/endless-advantages-in-advertising-by-sms/ Brett Payne

    Yes, these are great tips, that’s why you find them all over the internet. But your post has more depth and I can see you did some research. Good job!

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/understanding-keyword-research-seo-blogging-beginners-2363 Stella | Simplifying Keyword Research

      Thanks Brett, I’m glad that you like the post but the post is based on the actual methods I use NOT research:)

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  • http://www.jamilaliahmed.blogspot.com Jamil Ali

    Excellent work Stella… This is a great article from you. Many people will gain from this. Thanks

    • http://www.stellaanokam.com/why-generating-traffic-not-enough-blogging-success-2423 Stella | Traffic Not Success Measure

      You’re welcome, Jamil. Sure, if they implement the tips not just reading and knowing what should be done:)

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    good tips for getting traffic, but retaining those traffic is what matter most.

    • http://www.ecamsecure.com Michel Blaze

      Retaining the traffic and that is to be converted into sales is much more important. So try to focus on converting that traffic.

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    You have some powerful traffic tips right here. It’s amazing how this added up can send a bunch of targeted audience to our blogs. Thanks for sharing Stella.

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    These are all fantastic ways to get traffic. Another method that I would recommend is just reaching out other websites via guest posting. You can easily find these sites by using particular search parameters such as “guest post + [keyword],” etc.

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    Oni whenever i am stick with any situation your blog always help me to come out of that.. I was dying to see some good article for generating traffic and my search stopped here. thnx a lot :)

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