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Top 21 Traffic Generation Techniques to Help You Get More Traffic to Your Blog

traffic - traffic - trafficThe number one challenge most bloggers face is getting traffic to their blog.

A lot of people can write great content, so many people have great plans to monetize their blog should they experience a traffic breakthrough and so many people already have a system in place to help them make money from their blog, but unfortunately, a major problem most of them face is with getting traffic to their blog. The traffic just doesn’t seem to be coming.

The fact is, it doesn’t matter how great your content is, how experienced you are about a subject, how you’re perceived in your niche and how effective your web copy is, the only thing that will make a difference in how much you make is the amount of traffic you get. The funny thing is nowadays you need far more than write great content to get traffic to your blog and this article will be listing 21 of the most common and most effective ways to generate quality traffic to your blog. Make use of them today and start experiencing a traffic breakthrough.

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1. Submit Your Blog to Blog Aggregators

While there are some general ways to get traffic to a website, there are some more specific techniques that can be used by bloggers alone and if properly used, this techniques will yield great results.

A great way to get more traffic to your blog is by submitting your blog to blog aggregators like These sites will be displaying a feed of your most recent blog posts in the right category on their website and if you have the right title you will be able to get a lot of people to visit your website.

2. Submit Your Blog to Blog Directories

I haven’t really been a fan of this until lately. Technorati is sending me an average of 10 visitors a day nowadays and I’m beginning to see how powerful this technique can be.

There are several top blog directories you can submit your blog to in order to start getting great traffic. These directories works in such a way that they index your latest blog posts and include it in their blog search engine so that whenever someone searches for a keyword related to your blog or latest post you will appear in the results and have the potential of getting more traffic. It is also very important to know that since these directories get a lot of submissions they rank the websites that will get the most results based on several criteria, so the top websites according to them will get the most traffic. Some of the major factors I have noticed that these websites use are the number of regular links to your blog, your pagerank, your alexa rank and your social media engagement. Of all these factors, the one that is most important and that you should focus on the most is getting quality links from other blogs.

If you want to learn more about link building, read this latest link building article of mine.

3. Write Guest Posts

guest-bloggingOf all the techniques in this article, this is one of the most powerful and most effective, if properly used. I was able to build a successful blog getting an average of 10,000 visitors monthly in just 8 months by making use of this technique and I have gotten as much as 1,000 visitors in less than a week from some of my best guest posts.

The more guest posts you write, the more traffic you can get so make sure you’re writing an average of at least 5 guest posts every single month.

It is also very important that you realize that not all blogs are equal so you should always do your best to get your guest post featured on the biggest blogs in your niche.

If you’re interested in learning more about guest blogging you can either download my guest blogging guide or read this recent article of mine on guest blogging.

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4. Forum Marketing

Another great tactic I have been using lately is being active on forums. I’m presently active on two major forums, the Viperchill Forum and the Warrior Forum and at the time of this writing both forum combined are sending me an average of 30 visitors a day (that’s 900 additional visitors in one month).

Forums should never be underestimated when it comes to generating traffic but it is even more important to be doing things right so as to get results. What I mean is that you shouldn’t just be spamming your links on forums or linking to your blog posts anyhow, you should rather focus on helping people and contributing valuable comments to discussions on your favorite forum while putting a description of yourself and link back to your blog in your signature. If you want to be getting an average of 50 visitors to your blog from forums everyday then you should be ready to start or reply to an average of 30 threads every day.

5. Article Marketing

article marketingArticle marketing can also be a great technique to generate both short term and long term traffic to your blog, the thing about it is that it isn’t as effective as guest blogging.

When trying to promote your blog by writing articles you should focus on two major things, which are to generate traffic to your blog and to build quality backlinks that will help your long-term SEO. This means you should always use your anchor texts in your article.

To get the best from article marketing you need to ensure your articles are properly researched and contain the right keywords. You should also ensure that the keywords you’re targeting are long-tail keywords and are less competitive as this will make it easy for your articles to easily get to the first page of the search engines and start bringing in results quickly.

One thing you have to understand also is that the 80/20 rule is very important when it comes to article marketing i.e. only 20% of the article sites you’re submitting to will bring 90% of the results so you should only look for a few top article directories in your niche and submit your articles to them.

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6. Accept Guest Posts

One funny thing about accepting guest posts is that they can also be very effective when it comes to increasing your blog traffic.

It is very important to first understand that guest posts are two faced. In most cases, 90% of the guest posts I have published on this blog bring about reduction in traffic – by this I mean if my posts average 400 views in one month most guest posts average 200 – but some very great guest posts I select carefully bring about great increase in traffic. In fact, I have once published a guest post that went viral on Stumbleupon, brought in 2,000 visitors in less than 2 hours and crashed my server. It’s all about publishing the right guest posts.

If you’re looking to get more people to contribute guest posts to your blog make sure you check MyBlogGuest. It is an awesome community run by Ann Smarty.

7. Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines

google search engineGoogle alone has sent this blog over 30,000 visitors in general and I get as much as 4500 visitors every month nowadays.

This kind of traffic is very unique and should never be underestimated because search engine visitors are always action takers – they are only searching because they want a quick solution to their problems and this means if you do it rightly it won’t be difficult for you to convert your traffic to subscribers and sales.

There are various aspects of search engine optimization you have to consider, some of which includes the on-page SEO, the off-page SEO and link building. If you want a thorough guide on getting more traffic from search engines you can read the wordpress seo guide by Glen Allsopp.

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8. Run Creative and Viral Contests

I recently ran a contest giving people free facebook ad coupons on this blog and you won’t believe the contest post has exceeded the average number of views for blog posts on this blog and has been viewed over a thousand times till date. It was only a contest post, I wasn’t giving any valuable tips in this blog post yet it brought in thousands of visitors. The funny thing was that through that blog posts alone I added over 50 additional fans to my Facebook page which has since led to more visitors for my blog.

It is also very important for you to know that not all contests will be successful so you have to be very smart and creative to run a successful contest. What this means is that every contest you run must have one main aim, to drive traffic back to your blog. It could be by telling your readers to tweet your post, stumble your post, share your post on Facebook or even create a Youtube video promoting your blog. It is even more important that you realize that the most important thing that will determine the success or failure of a contest is the gift, so make sure you give your readers attractive gifts in return for their participation.

9. Interview Influencers in Your Niche

People love to be praised and appreciated, and some people even love to be flattered. The problem nowadays is that a lot of top bloggers get people link to their blogs everyday – I’m still a growing blogger but the fact is that I now get an average of 3 people linking to my blog or one of my blog posts everyday and it is very difficult to acknowledge all of these people by sharing their posts – it becomes even worse for bloggers who get hundreds of links everyday and the best thing you can do in cases like this is to interview them. Once you have interviewed them you should then encourage them to spread the word about your post. Some of them will share your blog post on twitter, some will share it on Facebook and some of them will even go to the extent of blogging about it or emailing it to their list. The result of this is a win-win for both of you because you exposed the influencer to a new audience and he sends a flood of new visitors to your blog.

10. Double Your Blog Posting Rate

double your blog posting rateDo you know that research has shown that blogs with more blog posting rate get the most traffic to their blog?

Well, as funny as it sounds, it is true. What this means is that you should not only focus on delivering valuable content to your readers but you should focus on delivering it more often. There are many advantages to this, first if you publish two new unique blog posts a day more people will share both thus leading to more social traffic to your site and the other good thing about it is that Google will be crawling your blog more often and will be very friendly towards you while at the same time seeing you as a reputable authority site thereby leading to more long-term search engine traffic for you.

This shouldn’t be an excuse to post crap content because Google takes a lot of factors into consideration before ranking a page, and the funny thing is that social media is now a very huge part of that factor and since people don’t share crap posts it will only mean you can’t get more traffic to your posts.

Blog more often and write quality posts!

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11. Utilize Your Email Signature

This particular technique looks archaic but the fact is that it works wonders.

I used to have an email signature encouraging people to subscribe to my blog, do you believe that at least 5% of those who communicate with me via email tell me they have subscribed. I know that might not be much, but everything adds up. A single line of text with a link back to your blog can make a whole lot of difference in how many more people will visit your blog, especially if you attend to a lot of emails everyday.

12. Social Bookmarking

A lot of people argue against the result of going viral on Stumbleupon, Digg or Delicious. Many of them believe these sites only send you traffic that doesn’t last so they don’t even bother working on getting traffic from them.

Do you know that an article on the homepage of Delicious or Digg can catapult your blog post from nowhere to the top of the Google search engine rankings? The reason for this is that the top articles on some of the biggest social bookmarking sites gets linked to a lot and since links control the web search engines can’t but see these posts as an authority and then rank them for their desired keywords.

The more social media traffic you get, the more likely your blog is going to get a lot more traffic on the long run.

13. Social Networking

Do you know that Facebook now has over 700 million users?

Do you know that twitter is now having over 300 million users?

Those are huge numbers and are far more than the population of so many countries combined, but it is the truth!

If you’re yet to be making effective use of social networking for your business then you’re losing a lot of great traffic.

The best way to get more traffic to your blog is by being where your users congregate – for most tech blogs this is on Facebook, and for internet marketers this is on Twitter. It doesn’t really hurt to be on both and you should know that ignoring social media is dangerous and you should only do this at your own peril.

Make sure you have an account on the top social networking sites, make sure you make it easy for your readers to find and follow you on their favorite social networking sites and make sure it is easy for your readers to share your post on their favorite social networking sites – doing this alone can bring in thousands of additional visitors to your blog.

14. Press Releases

press releases - the pressIf you’ve been looking for ways to get featured in the media making use of press releases might be the solution you need. The reason for this is that a lot of press release sites have relationship with journalists, some of them are indexed in Google news and some of the top news search engines, and a lot of them rank for the keywords they’re targeting very easily.

In most cases, before they write their articles and reports, journalists make use of the search engines and various news/press release sites to find out what is the latest news in their field and to see if they can have enough fact to back up their statements, this is where your press release comes in. If your press release is professionally written then you shouldn’t have any problem getting featured in the media and on top blogs in your niche thus getting more traffic to your blog.

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15. Web 2.0 Sites

Aside making use of article marketing or guest blogging to get traffic to your blog, one great tactic that can be very effective is the use of web 2.0 sites such as Squidoo and Hubpages to get more traffic to your blog. Some of these sites are highly respected by Google and are ranked among the top 200 websites in the world; writing a great keyword rich article on them can make a whole lot of difference as it can easily be ranked in the search engines while at the same time being featured as one of the best posts in its category on the web 2.0 site. This will only lead to more traffic and increased search engine rankings for you on the long run.

16. Optimize Your Site for Mobile Users

mobile internetDo you know that over 500 million people access the internet using their mobile phones in 2010?

The funny thing is that that number is not decreasing but it is rather increasing more than  ever so you will be missing a lot not to lock yourself into the mobile market.

A lot of people will be visiting your blog via their mobile phones/PDAs and if they can’t access your website because it is incompatible you will end up losing them. You need to also focus on retaining the visitors you have instead of just trying to get more, and a great way to start is by optimizing your blog for mobile phones.

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17. Optimize Your Images for Search Engines

Another underutilized but smart way to significantly increase your blog traffic is by optimizing your images for search engines.

There is enough competition already for some of the major keywords/key phrases you’re targeting but has it ever occurred to you that very few people are targeting the images results for that particular keyword? So all you need to do is optimize your blog images by making sure your images are not too large, that you’re using the right combination of images description and alt text and that the image is not linking to an external site. So that you know how powerful this technique is, I have a friend who was able to rank #6 for a very popular keyword under Google Images – this particular friend of mine got 8,000 visitors to his new blog in only 5 days.

18. Blog About Top News

The same friend I was talking about was also able to get as much as 10,000 visitors to his new blog in only one week just by blogging about top news. He has a tech blog and he blogged about the Anthony Weiner news that was trending, he ended up getting 10,000 visitors from related keywords in only one week.

There are always top news, every single minute, hour, day or week and it’s all about being smart with what you blog about. Make sure you subscribe to CNN, Techcrunch, Yahoo News and some of the other top news sites to see which news is trending. There is more than enough traffic to circulate the blogosphere from these trending keywords, blog about it and you’ll be amazed at how much traffic you can get.

19. Optimize Your Website for Faster Loading

Do you know that your website speed can have a great impact on your search engine rankings?

Do you also know that the slower your website, the more visitors you’re likely to lose?

This is because people value their time and there is a lot they can do in a split second so if you really want to capture their attention and make them stick then you should work on improving the speed of your website. It is also important to improve your website speed because search engines now give fast websites preference over slow ones so making sure your website loads faster will help increase how much traffic you can get from the search engines.

20. Promote Your Popular Posts

One of my most popular posts on this blog every month is my list of dofollow blogs. That post has a lot of comments but wasn’t always my most popular post until I added a popular post widget to the sidebar. This popular posts widget ranks blog posts based on the number of comments it has and luckily this post was among the top posts so this led to a lot of new readers seeing it and linking to it. It was only a matter of months before it started ranking on page one for its keyword. That post now averages 50 views every single day, mostly from search engines.

21. Build an Email List

email marketing - build an email listI get thousands of visitors to my blog from my email list alone every month, even though I didn’t gain all my subscribers overnight the results I am getting still proves the importance of having an email list.

The best kind of traffic isn’t one time traffic but repeat traffic and one of the best ways to get visitors to keep on visiting your blog is by making them subscribe. The funny thing is that there are various ways readers can subscribe to your blog but email is the best because it makes it easy for you to showcase certain blog posts of yours whenever you want and how often you want. If done rightly, this will lead to you spreading the word about your blog post to hundreds or thousands of people on your email list and it can even bring about a viral traffic effect for your blog.

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It’s not about reading or knowing, it is about implementing. Don’t just sit down and smile because you have gained new knowledge, instead, get up and get something done right away!

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93 Comments on "Top 21 Traffic Generation Techniques to Help You Get More Traffic to Your Blog"

  1. Gautam A D says:

    gr8 post! seriously those points are perfectly true..thanx for this! 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m glad you loved it Gautam 🙂

      • jibran says:

        i agree with guatem that info is really useful.
        i come first time on your blog but now i ll surely check it out daily cause it is source of useful knowledge

  2. Amazing traffic generation techniques… Was unaware about the fact that blog aggregators can be used to draw traffic !! Anyways Thanks Oni for the great post. 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      Blog aggregators can be a great source of traffic to your blog if you could learn how to use them properly 🙂

  3. cristian says:

    This is a very comprehensive article. On the last paragraph of no. 5 method you meant “i.e. only 20% of the article sites you’re submitting to will bring 80% of the results “?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Yep. It means 80% of the articles you submit would hardly bring results – only the major 20% will make a difference.

      • Cristian says:

        Yeah, I got it, but I think you should correct your blog post “bring 80% of the results” instead of “bring 20% of the results”, right?

        • Onibalusi says:

          I never noticed that. Thanks a ton for bringing it to my notice, it is now fixed 🙂

      • Nathan Snyder (@truthaday) says:

        It’s called the Pareto Principle.

  4. David says:

    @Onibalusi What a great post. I joined MyBlogGuest and filled out all of the necessary fields. I also joined another guest post writing service the other day (can’t remember the name of it) that John Chow was bragging about. I am checking out AllTop now. I know Guy Kawasaki and Mashable are big players on that site. Keep up the hard work! Dave

    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m really glad to hear that. Let me know how everything goes.

  5. Keri says:

    You have a lot of really great tips here and I appreciate all the effort that went into writing this post =)

    I just wanted to ask your readers to please not abuse image alt tags for SEO purposes. The purpose of alt tags is to describe images for your readers with disabilities. If your image is related to your blog post, it should help with SEO anyway. But don’t just stuff your alt tags with keywords. It’s tacky, it’s disrespectful to your readers, and it’s ableist.

    • Onibalusi says:

      That’s a great point! Thanks so much for contributing to this post 🙂

  6. Share says:

    Probabaly after reading I want to make sure that I have implemented all the given recommendations. It will be ideal if you can make an e-book of complete post along with intrnal links material.


    • Onibalusi says:

      Can you please elaborate?

  7. Haru says:

    i think, maybe u miss one more commenting…

    keep comment on other blogs also will provide some traffic to ur blog 🙂

    anyway, this is a great list waiting for your other post 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      You’re right. Blog commenting can also be a great way to get traffic to your blog if used wisely 🙂

  8. Karan Batra says:

    thnx for the info. Onibalusi
    Just wanted to know that are these points in the order of relevance or random ?

    • Onibalusi says:


  9. Chukwuka Okwukwe Chukwuka says:

    Nice. You really grounded everything that would help a blogger succeed.

    I really loved the Trending News part 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks Chukwuka 🙂

      • Chukwuka Okwukwe Chukwuka says:

        You are welcome.

        Keep the flag flying.

  10. Nico Julius says:

    I have good results with Google. Another trick that works well is writing an article (tutorial in my case) that solves a problem. I posted the link to that tutorial on a couple of forum threads (not spam!!) and they sent my immediately 10 to 15 visitors a day (for 1 article).
    I wrote an article on Squidoo last week. Squidoo is actually fun to work with, but it didn’t sent me any visitors. I think I have to change my Squidoo tactics a bit :-).
    Great article!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Concerning Squidoo not working you need to realize that it takes time and the articles you write must be informative an keyword rich 😉

  11. Cleber Lusa says:

    Great article, very detailed. It’s sad but the most difficult part for a blogger is build consistent traffic.

    I’m experiencing this problem with my new website. It’s not everyday that we are willing to spend hours submiting our articles to all these sites that may generate traffic.

    No matter the quality of your website, with no decent traffic is impossible to make real money on it.

    • Onibalusi says:

      You have a great point – and that’s why it is important to focus on SEO for long-term traffic.

  12. fazal mayar says:

    good tips, i like guest blogging for traffic. good stuff oni once again

    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m glad you love it 🙂

  13. Ron says:

    This is absolutely great information and the best piece of advice…action and implementation!!!

    Question: Did you set up a schedule to implement these specific strategies?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Nope. Not at all.

      What I did was pick one or two strategies and focus on it. I think it is better to focus on one or two things that work instead of spreading yourself too thin working on all of them.

  14. Jane | Find All Answers says:

    Hi Oni,

    Thanks for the extensive list. Guest posting and social engagement seem to be my toppers 🙂


    • Onibalusi says:

      That’s really great to hear 🙂

  15. ragunath says:

    Expected some more unique points also from you oni!

    • Onibalusi says:


  16. Bill Achola says:

    This is a great and very informative post. Since i subscribe to your email i have been getting helpful content based on traffic generation and iam very happy. Keep on the good work.

    • Onibalusi says:

      I really appreciate getting feedback from readers about my content. Thanks so much!

  17. Roy C.C. says:

    A very powerful presentation,

    Looking @ it for the first time, I was thinking it was the same old stuff, but after going to through it, I got some new things on building traffic.

    Thank you so much.

    • Onibalusi says:

      There’s hardly any new stuff under the sun, what matters most is the approach and even though a lot of people scream some tactics have been overblogged very few of them really implement it.

  18. Eleazar says:

    Actively submitting guest post to authority sites with high Alexa rankings and engaging in social media like Facebook and Twitter are my best ways to attract lots of visitors to my site. But I will not forget to write good content to gain loyal subscribers and repeat visitors.

    • Onibalusi says:

      You’re right Eleazar. Good content should never be underestimated as there is no point in getting traffic that doesn’t stick.

  19. Hi Oni,

    All great tips.

    I’m digging your last one. Get up off your duff and move into action! You need to use the tips by acting on them, persistently, to see any appreciable results.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m really glad you love the post Ryan! Thanks a lot for the RT and Stumble 🙂

  20. Adesoji Adegbulu@MakeMoneyOnlineNigeria says:

    Great post Oni… I’m sure going to use this as a basis to write 21 different posts. That would also generate me more traffic… lol 🙂

    • Onibalusi says:

      I think that is a great idea. Let me know how everything goes.

  21. I have been a fan of you and your write ups ever since I joined it. I don’t know if all the articles are your’s or not, but they are hugely informative. I bet that I get to read everything new here.
    This post was great too, and this is just a formality of saying.

    • Onibalusi says:

      That means a lot to me! Thanks 🙂

  22. Alex says:

    Wow man, comprehensive list!!
    Great to see you still producing killer content with tangible tips for your readers. THAT is the underlying secret to it all is it not 😉

    One thing I want to say though is that I hardly think you are in a position to talk about method #3. You really do not have much experience in this area I dont think.


    Good to see you man, noticed you on the VCForum – which I just joined.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha, I really suck at #3, I probably should stop talking about it…lol.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks so much for the retweet 😉

  23. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Another great post Dele.By implementing these tips properly we can get lots of traffic to our blog.

    • Onibalusi says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading it 🙂

  24. Jake says:

    Great tips, I can tell you that I am enjoying the blogging process, even if it means writing for my own eyes to enjoy. How long did it take for you to start getting 100 hits a day on your site?

    • Onibalusi says:

      It took me around 4 months to achieve that 😉

      • Jake says:

        Did you hire a web designer from the beginning if not at what point in process?

        • Onibalusi says:

          Aha, considering the fact that the website was designed for over a thousand bucks I would NEVER have been able to afford hiring a designer from the start. I only hired a designer when I started to get results (which was early this year – around 10 months after starting this blog)

  25. Atish | SEO Tips says:

    all the points are clearly described… I will start following these tips. thanks Oni for sharing such a nice article.

  26. Brandon Yanofsky says:

    I keep reading about the power of press releases as a way to get your content out there. I was at the inbound marketing summit and one of the speakers talked a lot about this.

    I definitely need to jump on that and do it.

  27. ragunath says:

    oni if you will mention the name of the blog directories means it will be good, and i thought these 21 points basically every one knows it, but you describe it very well, apart from that is there any way to build traffic?

  28. Hi oni,

    Nice detailed post! I have also created a top 10 list to increase blog traffic on my blog.

    On what techniques you focus more? New thing learned, about email signature. Thanks!

    Ankush Raj.

  29. Oni – What a great list!

    Some of these, I’m already doing, but there are a few others that I could definitely stand to spend more time on.

    I’m going to bookmark this post to come back to in the future to measure my progress. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  30. Thiet ke logo says:

    I applied about 7 out of 21 on the way, ttooi noticed that my blog has a lot more trafic.
    Thanks nice post!

  31. Jarret says:

    Of your list, writing and accepting guest posts is certainly very effective. For guest posting, ideally you want to find a blog in your niche and take the opportunity to create a hypertext link to a blog post that you’re trying to optimize.

    My site is a source for Google news. It’s a decent source of traffic, but the trouble with blogging about popular news items (even with a Google News feed), is that there’s still an algo to rank for Google news. It’s impossible to get a top ranking news story that outranks the New York times, Web MD, etc, in my niche.

    Lastly, title tags are one of the last important SEO elements that haven’t been deprecated. Good old Google keywords tool with an exact match title tag is still gold.

    Other than that, lots of time, hard work, and plenty of patience.

  32. akki says:

    Learned many new pointers to work on from this list…thanks Oni 🙂

  33. Prasenjit @ Successful Article Writing Tips says:

    has anybody got any success with press releases? Oni, it would be great to have an article on press release submission and getting approved.


  34. CFA says:

    1st time here and pretty impressed. Thank you for this, I just joined Myblogguest

  35. Jojo Mathews @Around Social says:

    This is just great.. Thanks for the tips Onubalusi.. I’ll try to follow those….

  36. Vic @ Make Money Online With Vic Dorfman says:

    Hi Onibalusi!

    I’ve seen you posting on SPI a lot and I just read this post and it’s fantastic advice. Went ahead and joined the ViperChill blog too 😉

    Good Vibes~

  37. Thomas says:

    That is some great tips. I am glad to say that I already are using a lot of them, but there are still some of them I should implement in my strategy.

  38. Health Blog says:

    Thanks for the tips, especially the Alltop suggestion, I have had decent success with Blogengage, but was unaware of Alltop until now.

  39. sibin says:

    Thanks.Nice information.I like your blog.I read this post.Double the post?Is it work?Tell me more about “Email Signature”

  40. Glen Allsopp says:

    Thanks for the link buddy, appreciated!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha Glen, it’s always a pleasure to see you comment here. I so much appreciate it 🙂

  41. Glen Allsopp says:

    Of course, I always remember what it’s like to get started.

    Just don’t forget me when you’re famous 😉

    • Onibalusi says:

      Aha Glen,

      I really hope to be famous soon but you’re always my source of inspiration 🙂

  42. really nice post onibalusi

  43. Lauren says:

    This is indeed a great list Onibalusi. In my experience, forum engagements as well as commenting on other blogs seem to drive a lot of referred traffic, especially if you are contributing useful comments on those channels.

    Engaging people on social networks like Twitter and Facebook is also a good way, especially if you are drawing the right people to checking your blog, plus you also get the chance of having your content shared by these people.

  44. Amit says:

    These are really great traffic generation startegies ,article marketing is great..Thanks

  45. Paul Gunston says:

    What is a good software for building email lists?

  46. If you want to increase traffic for your site then you should post often to keep attracting your subscribers to come back and refer you to others in their networks; include links to other blogs, articles and websites in your posts

  47. I recently got involved in StumbleUpon. I use it everyday for a couple of hours. It’s done wonders for my sales (which use to die down on the weekends) and it’s also dramatically improved my alexa score. I think StumbleUpon is probably the biggest traffic source when it comes to social media. The only downside is that they are fast movers (they are on your site only for a few seconds and gone).

  48. if implemented well Thinks you mentioned will do wonders and no doubt one’s blog will top the lists for obvious reasons..

  49. Roz Bennetts says:

    Thanks Oni, I did submit my blog to a directory and when I last checked a lot of my traffic was coming via that route, I also comment on other people’s blogs a lot which drives up my traffic – and comments!

  50. Ajnabii says:

    Awesome post you shared with us, good writting skills, i love your blog and post, really i have learned many news things in this post about traffic generation. and all method you mentioned realls works.

    Thank you keep writting.

  51. Very good post. I think using forums is a really good suggestion as that has worked for me on a past website. I am also going to try doubling content creation!

    Thanks for the insight,

  52. Gaurang says:

    Awesome post…. Speechless.
    I can’t say anything more. You added one more person to your’s fan list.

  53. Amit Shaw says:


  54. Lakmal says:

    Very informative. These days i’m trying to make traffic to my green living tips blog.

  55. BOABOO says:

    The traffic just doesn’t seem to be coming <— yeaaahhh! that's a big big problem for my blog
    thanks for sharing

  56. Usama Ahmed says:

    Nice post about getting traffic about Blog. You have also mentioned using Bookmarking sites like Technorati. Whenever i write a post on my blog i also link it to bookmarking sites. For a day or two i get awesome traffic but then it comes to normal.

  57. Ajnabii says:

    Awesome post! Guest blogging is more powerful to get free targeted traffic.

  58. Lola Sosanya says:

    Great list, I need to work on doing more contest on my blog.

  59. love this post. guest blogging and do follow blog list are wonderful.
    i have not seen some of the topics in any other article about blogging


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