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How do you get traffic to your blog?

The major challenge all bloggers face is traffic. Yeah traffic and traffic and traffic. Have a lot of it and an end has come to your suffering.

I want to compile a list of “The Ultimate” traffic generation strategies, I want to deal with everything from a-z and I want to give you the info for free on this blog, but, I need your help. I need you to tell me how you get traffic to your blog, how  you think you can get traffic. All you have to do is reply to this comment with your idea, I have lots of strategies which I will like to share.

After I have gotten enough response, I will Write a detailed post on how to get traffic to your blog, and I believe even the laziest blogger will be able to get lots of traffic to his or her blog.

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66 Comments on "How do you get traffic to your blog?"

  1. Samuel says:

    Umm….SEO, participating in forum activities, social networks and comment on blogs lol wot do u think?

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Bro,

      I have added it to my list.

      Thanks,
      -Onibalusi

  2. I get traffic by optimizing each of my article using basic SEO technique.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Convert digital image into a pencil sketch instantly using Instant Photo Sketch =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Arafat,

      I have added it to my list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibausi

  3. For me it’s commenting, social networking sites, Digitalpoint/forum and seo.

    Thanks,
    Dev

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Dev,

      I have added it to my list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  4. samuel says:

    off topic…! hey bro are you online now let chat i will to hv some words with you this my facebook id skizzy5naira@yahoo.com or yahoo messenger is skizzy911@yahoo.com add me lets chat!

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Bro,

      It is funny I don’t use facebook or yahoo messenger, can we use email.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  5. Bob S. says:

    Fresh and interesting content is the most important factor, evenutally after a lot of posts they will end up in google and magic happens… Patience tough..

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Yeah! Bob.

      You are absolutely right. Webmasters like me are impatient and we want massive results fast.
      I already added your input to the list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  6. Kharim says:

    I get traffic from search engines, social media sites, blog commenting, guest posting, forum commenting.
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..Blogging Your Way To Success =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Kharim,

      That is great, I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  7. Murlu says:

    Video is increasingly becoming a major way to send traffic to your blog – and it’s simple too!

    You can go out and buy a great HD camera for under $100 now on Amazon or at a retail store, record a video and upload it within minutes.

    I suggest to everyone, try out turning your posts into a video. Simply get on camera and cover the same subjects, touch on those key points and ask questions to get people involved.

    Be sure to include a link within your description, add a call to action such as subscribing to your channel and then cross post it on your posts as well.

    Many people learn different ways. Some like to read, others love to listen and many like to watch – if you can be on the same level with all of these formats, you’re gold.
    .-= Murlu´s last blog ..How To Make Money Online With ArticleMe =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Murlu,

      You so much know the power of video marketing, the problem I have over here is with my internet connectivity. Will you like to write an article on this for my blog?

      I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  8. Your Pet Store Blog says:

    Great idea! I post an fyi on message boards I am members of and tweet and facebook it. Being a member of blogengage.com helps too!
    .-= Your Pet Store Blog´s last blog ..Trust Me! =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      This is good to hear, I have added you to my list.

      Thanks for commenting,
      -Onibalusi

  9. Jonathan Beebe says:

    There are numerous ways to get traffic to your blog, but the most that I use are:

    ==> Guest blogging on other established blogs in my niche.
    ==> Posting helpful replies to threads in relevant, high traffic forums in my niche.
    ==> Article marketing to establish myself as an “expert” in my field and to drive traffic to my squeeze page.

    I think if you participate in those three on a regular basis, your traffic will continue to rise, but you have to stick with it!

    Looking forward to your upcoming article! I’ll post the article you requested I write about on my blog soon…
    .-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..Making Products That Make a Difference =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      Those are great tips, I have added them to my list.

      Concerning the article, I will be expecting it. I so much love your blog articles (Maybe because of my love for internet marketing :))

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  10. Justin Matthews says:

    most of my traffic comes from commenting and twitter. I ahve started with Digg and Stumble upon and have seen a decent increase
    .-= Justin Matthews´s last blog ..Behold the Barbie Graveyard… =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Justin,

      That is great, I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot for commenting.
      -Onibalusi

  11. SEO-only speaking I have heavily modified my blog template and lightened it to maximize its speed and optimise its indexation. I’m getting my fair part of traffic from search engines through this.

    On the other side I try to throw in some unique content which is completely reader-oriented. This ensures some “coming back” from different readers.
    .-= Sachin @ Web Design Mauritius´s last blog ..Automatic inclusion of Google Adsense ads in WordPress content. =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Sachin,

      That is great, I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  12. Tinh says:

    Great to hear that you have released your ebook. It is a great start that I have not done. I think I would do my own ebook very soon
    .-= Tinh´s last blog ..FREE .COM Domain for One Year from 1and1 =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Tinh,

      That will be great. Sorry for your comment not appearing, my spam filter mistakenly caught it as spam (I don’t know why).

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  13. David says:

    One ‘trick’ I do, besides normal actions of ‘blog comment’, signatures at forums, and, of course, linking your blog to your friends, is youtube.

    I updated related videos to my youtube account, and at description I write a link to my blog. Also, my youtube profile has another link.

    Doing this (you can upload a video while you’re blogging), you can assure more visitors doing almost nothing at all.

    Creating a group at facebook and inviting friends, is a easy way too
    .-= David´s last blog ..Economy Lesson: The Assault on Saving, by Henry Hazlitt =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi David,

      Glad to have you here and many thanks for expressing your opinions, I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  14. Bimal Roy says:

    There are many tips to say. But I will mention 3 of it here.
    1. Try experimenting on your articles till you find out what is good for your blog.
    2. Also backlinks are an important factor that greatly influences your ranking in searches. So try to increase backlinks.
    3. Article promotion is also very important. Many bloggers just put posts and be idle without promoting the article. This attitude should change.
    .-= Bimal Roy´s last blog ..Jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS 3.1.3 Firmware Using Spirit =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Bimal,

      You are absolutely right with your point of view, articles don’t promote themselves.

      I have added your input to my list.

      BTW: Will you like to write a guest post for this blog?

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  15. Noah Rainey says:

    SEO, Social Networks, Blog Commenting, Forums, Direct.
    .-= Noah Rainey´s last blog ..Guest Posting – 3 Traffic Tips =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Noah,

      I have added your input to the list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  16. Ileane @ Ms. Ileane Speaks says:

    I think I read every comment so far, maybe someone else forgot to say this.

    Being an active member of Blog Engage, MMOSocialNetwork and FAQPAL has helped me gain a lot of traffic and meet many new friends. I also submit articles to Blogger’s Den and Bloggers.

    Commenting on DoFollow, CommentLuv and KeywordLuv blogs is great but sometimes commenting on an important or high trafficked NoFollow blog helps out too. I always get traffic when I comment on Lisa Irby’s 2createawebsite blog.

    I can’t wait to see this list when you put all of these tips together. Great idea!
    @Ileane
    .-= Ileane @ Ms. Ileane Speaks´s last blog ..SEO Site Tools Finds Google Page Rank =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Ileane,

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment.

      As you said, Blogengage and mmo social network are one of the top referals to my blog, I will try faqpal. Also, commenting on high traffic nofollow blog also helps, traffic is more important than pagerank.

      I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  17. lawmacs says:

    Participating in forums ,guest posting and using social networking sites or some ways of generating traffic and also blog walking and posting comments on other blogs
    .-= lawmacs´s last blog ..Blogging Tips – How to manage negative comments on your blog =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Lawmacs,

      I have added your input to the list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  18. Bimal Roy says:

    I am happy to be writing in your site friend.
    .-= Bimal Roy´s last blog ..Sachin Tendulkar is on Twitter Now! =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Bimal,

      You can send your article on how to get traffic to your blog using my contact page.

      Thanks a lot, I really appreciate you.
      -Onibalusi

  19. Cody Dukeman says:

    Social networks, comments on blogs, SEO.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Cody,

      Thanks a lot for commenting, I have added your input to the list.

      -Onibalusi

  20. I think is very important to make your visitors leave their emails when they visit your site because usually people come and go. So getting their email and make them return is very important.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Exactly!

      I have added your input to the list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  21. Keith Davis says:

    Hi Onibalusi
    Just adding my comment so that you can count it in your number of responses and then write your big post on traffic.
    I’m always trying to find ways to increase traffic and comments but at the moment it is hard work.
    Looking forward to your post.
    .-= Keith Davis´s last blog ..Flying in formation =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Keith,

      Yeah, Hard work. You are absolutely right and I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  22. I personally think that you should leave writing an article on how to get traffic to your blog, until you start actually start getting a decent amount of traffic yourself.
    .-= William K Wallace´s last blog .. =-.

  23. Kharim says:

    I get traffic to my blog by commenting on other blogs like I am doing just now, forum posting, guest blogging, search engine, social media.
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..5 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Kharim,

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment, I have added your input to the list,
      -Onibalusi

  24. ron says:

    Great post I will check out you ebook . Keep up the good work .

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Ron.

      That will be great.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  25. Real Blogging Advice says:

    Of all the information about “traffic generation” stated above, I noticed that no one shared about offline campaign.

    In my part, I think this thing is pretty unique and important because there are only few who have applied this way of campaigning.

    When my internet connection slows down I got frustrated to my internet connection because I can’t even open my email account.

    So what I did is do some photoshop editing and create some banner posters like traffic sign or no-smoking sign and stick it in some crowded place.

    The best place is in gasoline station where travelers used to fuel – up their fancy cars. I also pasted some of my stickers in some buses with permission from the operator.

    You know, there are still a lot more ways to drive more traffic to your site, rather than gathering traffic online. There are still many people who are not expose on internet businesses and I think, this offline campaign would help them get motivated to create their own online businesses or blogs.

    Of course because you are the one who posted those banner, you are likely to be the source of their research. They are your unique and loyal readers in the future.

    I hope this help… Good luck and God Bless…

    – Felix Albutra
    .-= Real Blogging Advice´s last blog ..What to do When Your Internet Connection Slows Down =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Wow! Felix, GRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

      Thanks a lot, I have added your input to my list,
      -Onibalusi

  26. Blog Commenting and Social Networking is the key for me. I would also add proper maintenance of your blog is a must. You need to have good quality information added to your blog on regular basis. Offer useful advices to your readers.
    .-= Isabel Rodrigues – Pro Blogger Journey´s last blog ..How To Use Checklists To Make Wonderful Blogs =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Isabel,

      That is really great! I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  27. I think hosting contests is one of the most effective way of inviting readers to go and visit your blog more often. Of course nothing beats good content and excellent interaction with readers.
    .-= manila freelancer´s last blog ..Samsung NX10 – The Next Generation Camera =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      You are absolutely right. I have added your input to my list.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  28. I follow these ten ways:
    1. Article Marketing

    2. Forum participation

    3. Google, Yahoo, and AOL Group

    4. Viral Marketing – Giveaways & Bonuses

    5. Ping your post to ping sites such as ping-o-matic.

    6. Social Bookmaking sites

    7. Social media sites

    8. Comment on other Blogs

    9. Viral Videos at Youtube.com

    10. Press Releases

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Great! Great! Great!

      I have added your input to the list,
      -Onibalusi

  29. Stefan says:

    I have read a lot of popular blogs, but yours is the only one I have come across that gives a actual guide to get more traffic.

    I appreciate it.
    Thanks
    .-= Stefan´s last blog ..How to change your PayPal Password =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Stefan,

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  30. Stefan says:

    Nice. I think many will also appreciate it if you can put in a short action plan which we could follow
    .-= Stefan´s last blog ..How to change your PayPal Password =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Stefan,

      I will be writing a great post on traffic very soon.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  31. i agree. Its really hard to get traffic todays. I need to learn more.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  32. Homes to buy says:

    I need to this for my network marketing business and online business and my work at home business can yoo tell me please what is the best way to get traffic?

  33. Homes to buy says:

    You know, there are still a lot more ways to drive more traffic to your site, rather than gathering traffic online. There are still many people who are not expose on internet businesses and I think, this offline campaign would help them get motivated to create their own online businesses or blogs….

  34. Get traffic says:

    Article directories generate huge number of readers. Posting articles about your website and other related stuff can easily attract them to your website increasing your web traffic in significant amount. You can hire professional writers to do this job as catchy content is to be published which presents your website very enticing and useful to readers. The more you publish about your website, the more people get to read about it

  35. Cheap flights for military says:

    I normally post comment on other blog, share my post on social media. and post on forum.
    Thanks

  36. komal says:

    i mostly used seo and smo tips for targeting traffic and optimize articles and make it catchy titles so anyone attract it and share with their friends.

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