Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your blog seen? I know it sounds like a silly question, but it’s something that needs to be know from the start. You see, your focus shouldn’t be traffic just for the sake of traffic, especially if it’s the not the traffic that your blog is designed to attract. Let me explain.
If you are a dog trainer and you have produced one of the top videos for teaching a dog to learn basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, etc.), then you by all means don’t want TRAFFIC that is looking for weight loss. You get my drift? Some marketers can brag about how much traffic they get to their site on a monthly basis, but fail to actually see where the traffic is coming from, and whether or not it’s looking for their offer or information.
You may be asking how do I know this. Simple. In your blog admin area, one small indicator of TRASH TRAFFIC is the amount of spam comments you get. If you’ve got, in some cases, hundreds of random comments in your comment spam folder, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Most of the time, this is some type of bot software that some marketers have chosen to use to generate “automated comments” on niche blog sites in order to produce back links (more on that at a later time) in order to raise their rankings in the search engines.
So how do you get the right kind of traffic? Well, there are a number of ways to do that. One way is to do a search on google for your specific niche and find the places where those people hang out at. The most commonly known hangout is forums. Forums that deal with, let’s just say your niche is weight loss. Well, you find weight loss forums, register as a member. The majority of the time it’s free to register.
I must warn you that if you want respect while you’re in these forums, give respect. Don’t come into the group to take from it, but the opposite. Come in to give your knowledge, wisdom, and/or experiences that can help the group in general. If you come in blasting your website links and offers, your motives will be quickly known and you will lose your credibility in that forum.
Well how does this relate to getting traffic? Simple. In your profile area, you are given an opportunity to put a short bio of yourself, a link to your website and also in most cases a “signature line”. That signature line normally shows up at the bottom of the post that you make that can be made clickable. If you offer valuable advice to the personal posing the question or to the entire group, there is a slight possibility that they will want to learn more from you. When that happens, they will normally click on the link in your signature and pay a visit to your website.
Now that traffic is for sure TARGETED traffic in your niche. There is no second guessing whether or not these people are looking for in your case “weight loss” products or information. To increase the traffic, just find more niche sites in your market and just do the same. The key to standing out in these forums is to be consistent. You need to visit regular and allow your face be seen offering valuable advice and before long, the group will view you as an expert in your field and by default, begin to hunt you down. That’s how you’ll get the best traffic to your blog on a consistent daily basis.
One final note of interest. If you do have a blog up online by all means figure out a way to have analytics installed on your site either by yourself or someone who is knowledgeable of how to install this code. Once that is installed, it will give you insight as to where the highest amounts of traffic to your site is coming from. When you know this, that will give you pinpoint accuracy as to where you need to spend the majority of your time.