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Ensuring Your Content Joins The League Of Popular Blogs

Ensuring Your Content Joins The League Of Popular Blogs

To be considered as being part of the popular blogs in your niche, you need to have a fan base. On this blog we have gone into depth sharing with you some of the best ways to generate blog traffic. But there are other aspects about traffic generation that we need to also discuss.

Normally, this are not the tactics that you will read or hear people talking about often, yet they are crucial in helping your blog share the same platform with other popular blogs.

Some of the blog traffic generation you read about every day includes guest blogging, forum marketing, social media marketing, video marketing, article marketing and many others. These strategies are critical in traffic generation but for you to join the league of popular blogs you need to up your game some more.

By taking your online marketing campaign a notch higher you will sure grow your blog faster. This is because very few people actually use these strategies that we are about to discuss.

Here are simple but very effective tactics to implement so as to grow your blog and be considered as being among the popular blogs in your niche.





1. Write reviews: Content creation is the main driving force of the internet. If you give the internet content then the reward you get is traffic. I hope you all know and are tapping into the power of article marketing and guest blogging. These are surely among the most powerful online marketing arsenals I know of.

But did you know that integrating your content with products can be a great way for channeling traffic to your blog? Yes it is!

Ideally, some of the products in your niche are popular and thus get a lot of traffic. This can be a chance for you to create content for such products. This strategy is also known as content integration promotion.

To share the platform with other popular blogs using this tactic, you need to tap into other people’s traffic. This can be achieved through guest blogging, creating content on membership sites and writing product reviews.

Two of these strategies are not being utilized and yet they are so powerful, these are writing product reviews and writing for membership sites.

Did you know that membership sites have too much in their hands; this means that they have little time to create unique content? For a membership site to remain relevant, content is KEY and this is where you come in.

Since traffic on membership sites is targeted, it can be an opportunity for you to join the popular blogs in your niche by writing for such sites. If your content is valuable you will get exposure thereby attract high volume of targeted blog traffic.

The other strategy is writing content for a popular product in your area of business. The idea is to come up with high quality content that product owners can offer to their customers as bonus. This will ensure you funnel online sales leads that are ready to spend to your blog.

2. Turn your blog content to eBooks: Did you know you can turn your content to eBooks for free and still post them on other sites for free? Yes you can!

Some of the sites you can go to and convert your blog content to eBooks include You Convertit and PDF Online. Once you have your eBooks ready you can submit them for free on sites like www.myebook.com or www.free –ebooks.net. These two sites are among the best eBook submission directories sites.

You can also post your eBooks on document sharing sites like Yudu.com, Issuu.com, Scribd.com, eSnips.com just to mention a few.

It is amazing how by just turning your articles and blog content to eBooks can make your blog join the league of popular blogs by increasing your traffic 5 times or more.

The secret about eBooks is that you get to add backlinks pointing to your homepage or to particular pages within your blog. This means increasing your blog SEO value thus organic traffic. You can also consider turning your content to videos, podcast or posts on internet forums in your niche.

popular blogs3. Value content: This is the one thing that you cannot run away from if you want your blog to be considered to be among popular blogs. Blog writing is about planning and adding value both to readers and search engines.

Studies have shown that you can attract all the traffic on the internet, but without rich content you will never retain visitors on your blog. Bloggers who seek to constantly publish valuable content are the ones that appear on the podium of popular blogs.

You will never go wrong if you regularly submit content that is educative to your target audience. There are issues that face people in your niche thus if you step in to offer workable solutions then your blog will be popular.

4. Form your own online community: Anywhere that online marketing is mentioned, social media can never be left out. The sad part is that webmasters have not yet known how to make full use of social networking sites.

The best way to popularize your blog through social media sites is through building your own fan base or community. The secret is to link your blog to your social networking account. Then make sure that you respond to every comment that is shared about your post.

A simple but effective tactic of increasing your blog traffic is responding to every twitter conversation in your niche. In addition, respond to all your emails promptly (within 24 hours), join chat forums and make sure you add value to every person you converse with.

You need to be able to create a buzz from every blog post shared if you want your blog to be popular. Engaging your fans on sites like facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Reddit, Delicious, Digg, Technocrati and instant messaging platforms like Google talk will guarantee your blog joins the league of top popular blogs in no time.

Note: For you to cause a buzz using your content you need to observe point number 3

5. Create traffic on demand: Creating a mailing list is one of the best techniques of generating blog traffic. If you center your efforts on increasing your email subscriber base, you can be rest assured that you will make money online.

The best way to direct traffic to specific places within your blog is through email marketing. That is why email marketing is referred to as an online ATM machine since you generate traffic on demand.

Just the other day you saw how many bad and popular blogs where hit with the Google panda updates. With a mailing list you can continue generating traffic on demand no matter the change in the search engines algorithms.

It even gets better, with just a subscriber base of about 500 people; you can use these same subscribers to invite others to join your email list. You can also link up with other people in your niche who have their own mailing list to promote each others’ products and content.

Some sites you can go to and promote your content on other people’s email list include List Swapper, Warrior Joint Ventures and Ads Swap Finder.

Summary: Content is KING

Online Marketing Ideas Excellent For Blog Traffic Generation

Online Marketing Ideas Excellent For Blog Traffic Generation

Am sure you have met people who claim to be experts in online marketing. It is only after you have had sessions with them that you will discover they don’t really know how the internet operates.

Creating a blog is one thing but directing traffic is a different ball game all together. There are fundamentals you need to know when it comes to online marketing. On this post we shall share some of them to make sure you get the right knowledge and tools of marketing on the web.

With these online marketing strategies, anyone in any niche can implement them and thus generate blog traffic. Whether you have an established blog or a starting up home business blog you need to read this post to the end.

You don’t have to use all of them but you can pick at least 5 online marketing techniques and implement them on your blog.

Rule 1: Know where your audiences visit: The reason some companies have become household names is because of the many surveys they conduct. Knowing where your target audience spends most of their time and the language they use will always give you an upper hand.





Research is a crucial element to online marketing. It helps you in generating content and furthermore discovering exactly where your potential customers frequent.

The internet is so automated and it is quite easy to find out where your audiences spend most of their time. Am sure you already have a rough idea of the online communities, blogs, social sites that your target readers go to.

A simple way to get the sites in your niche is to do a Google search. From the results you can start participating in order to build relationships. With time you will gain online presence which will ensure you generate blog traffic.

Some people make the mistake of joining online forums and right away post content and links. That is a wrong approach, take time to study the do’s and don’t’s of any forum you enroll in. Once you are sure of the rules of the house you can begin participating in conversations.

Online marketing is about active participation and following the laid down guidelines. This way you will be rewarded with online credibility thus quality and targeted traffic.

Rule 2: Publish content that is sharable: If you observe rule number 1 then without a doubt people will share your content. But note that people will only share content that is of high quality.

While doing business on the web, connecting with the right audience, having a unique writing style and sharing topics that add value is the secret to online marketing. In addition, you have to be consistent in doing these things that have just been mentioned.

For instance, writing articles that seeks to challenge the norm will set you apart thus ensure your content goes viral.

Ideally, in any given niche there are those people that visit just to read while a percentage on them will share your content. There is also another group of loyal fans that follow your blog with keen interest.

Of the three groups of people, the one that you should seek to increase are the loyal fans. These are the people who will be quick to share your blog posts hence assist you reach a wider audience.

Rule 3: Link your blog to top social networking sites: Since you are interested in online marketing, am sure you have accounts on social sites like facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google +1, YouTube and so on.

It is imperative that you link all your accounts to your blog. Make sure that your user profiles on these sites are completely filled. It is also advisable to use the same screen name and image in all social network accounts you set up.

In all your profiles, it is recommended you include a link to your blog. Also, seek to link up with people in your niche. This way you will increase the chances of people clicking on your links thus generating targeted blog traffic.

internet marketingTo succeed on social media marketing you need to be active. Avoid sharing content that does not add value to your fans. How does telling people what you had for diner going to help you in marketing your business online?

Therefore, publish content that is insightful and you will win the trust of your fans. Besides, any content you generate on the web should be related to your blog. If you have to share a video online, it should contain relevant content and a link pointing back to your blog.

On your web pages you should also include author protocol. Google now has launched an online program where bloggers can use the rel=author code to build an online brand.

With this code, your image will appear next to your article in Google search results. To get more info about adding the rel=author function read this article How To Implement Rel=Authors.

Rule 4: Add share buttons on your blog: The traffic you can generate online through social sites is enormous. Below are the numbers of subscribers top social networking site have recorded so far.

Facebook tops with over 850 million active members

Twitter follows with over 450 million subscribers

LinkedIn comes in third with 130 million users

Google Plus, the new kid in the block with over 100 million active subscribers so far.

This is to show that you cannot do online marketing without incorporating social media marketing. It is therefore recommended to add social sharing icons on your site. Add a call to action message within your posts telling your readers to share your content.

In fact, you can use the social button appearing on the left of this blog to share this article with your friends.

Rule 5: Get involved in social sharing: Apart from the four social networking sites mentioned on rule number 4, other sites to participate in are social bookmarking sites.

Examples of these sites include Digg, Stumple Upon, Reddit, Delicious and so on. A site like Reddit records about 2 Billion visits each month. If you can funnel some of this traffic to your site, you will be in a good position to make money online with ease.

Note: Each of these sites also has rules and guidelines that you need to adhere to. Make sure you read and understand the guidelines so as to add value and hence gain credibility. Posting your links and walking away is NOT the best online marketing strategy when it comes social bookmarking.

Social bookmarking sites can be a great source for generating content. Reading other peoples posts will help you gather inform on what to discuss on your blog.

Rule 6: Use Email marketing: Many are the times when you send emails to your contacts. Have you ever stopped to think that you can use you email for online marketing?

The best thing to do is adding a signature that contains your blog URL and links to your social networking accounts. This will help you in creating awareness about your blog and you never know, your emails may go viral.

online marketingRule 7: Optimize your content for SEO ranking: The other day I read an article that stated that on google alone, there are over 3 billion searchers done every day and the number is growing.

As someone seeking to market online you simply cannot ignore this figure. Most people find SEO difficult but that is far from the truth. All you need to know when marketing online through SEO is to write for both human beings and search engines.

When your content is SEO friendly, search engines will send targeted traffic your way and with that you are sure to make money working online.

When you are starting out, it may be difficult to write content that caters for both your readers and search engines, but the more you keep writing the better you will learn the art.

The secret to online marketing through SEO is creating your blog on platforms like wordpress. WordPress comes with great plugins and tools to help you market on the internet. Click here to read more on how to generate traffic with wordpress plugins.

Rule 8: Refer to other bloggers in your niche: If you are a church goer you definitely have heard your priest say “Do unto others what you would want them do unto you”. The same principle applies to online marketing.

The best way to get back links is to link to other blogs within your niche. Webmasters and bloggers like it and in most cases will feel obliged to return the favor when you link to their content.

Search engines and visitors to your blog also like seeing and clicking on links within your content. As you link to other pages within your blog also add links pointing to external webpages.

You might say that is funneling your traffic to other people. But remember that these same people will see traffic coming from your blog and they will be interested in what you have to offer. Besides, they may end up been your devoted fans thus help you in viral marketing through sharing.

Rule 9: Comment marketing: One of the best strategies of online marketing is posting comments on related blogs. The secret is to post comments that are fascinating, relevant and adding value.

With time people will note your contribution and seek to learn more about you by visiting your site. It is advisable to use one username as a way of branding yourself online. Rather than using keywords, use your name when posting comments.

The use of keywords can sometime be viewed as spamming thus may hurt your online marketing ambitions.

Rule 10: Add RSS feeds to your blog: I have noted that the people who end up becoming return visitors are the ones who have subscribed to my RSS feed.

Everyday there are people who will find your blog educative and will want to come back again. To make it easy for these kinds of visitor, incorporate RSS feed marketing in your array on online marketing arsenals.

The recommend site to set up free RSS feeds is Feedburner. Make sure you display your RSS feed at strategic positions within your blog. For example you can place your feeds at the top or within the sidebar of your blog.

You can also use your Feedburner account to capture your visitors email addresses. Remember to tell your readers to subscribe to your RSS feed for more updates.

Rule 11: Join sites with Q & A: Some of the sites you can visit and participate in asking and answering questions are Yahoo Answers, Quora and Answers.com. Here you can also get ideas on what people in your niche want discussed thus generate quality content.

There are times while conversing with people in your niche you will get the opportunity to say what you do. This is the right time to share you blog URL. If you discover there is a question people are asking frequently, try and come up with a blog post.

This will mean that next time some else asks you the same question you will provide them with the link to the page that answers them. In so doing, you will handle readers’ queries and at the same time market your business online.

Do not make the mistake of answering a question before conducting thorough research. In addition, respond to questions that are related to your industry and on subjects that you are an expert in.

As you give quality answers you will increase your online reputation and presence thus succeed in online marketing.

Conclusion: I have one advice to bloggers and webmasters and that is “Never give up”. It does not matter how long it takes, for as long as you are using the right online marketing strategies you will succeed in blogging.

Most people give up when they are just about to make the big break. If you follow top bloggers, you will discover they all have two things in common, persistence and patience.

Therefore, do not throw in the towel, you will make some mistakes along the way but that is how you learn. Within no time, you will start publishing content that is compelling and worth sharing.

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How To Generate Blog Traffic Through SEO Strategies

How To Generate Blog Traffic Through SEO Strategies

When it comes to generating blog traffic, it is recommenced you go the SEO way. Research show that 90% of traffic generated on the internet is from search engines. 2/3’s of that traffic is commanded by Google.

It is for this reason that aspiring small time work from home online bloggers will always seek to rank high on Google than on any other search engine. But that does not mean you cannot get decent traffic from other search engines like Yahoo and Bing.

On this publication we shall see how you can become a better blogger and stay ahead of your competitors. You will learn some of the best SEO blog traffic generation strategies that top rated marketers use. Its time you took your blogging to the next level.

If you have something more to add relating to this topic, feel free to post it in the comment section below this article.

Write content that is readable: As long as we live on planet earth, human beings are the ones who you should target to read your content and buy your products. There is no single day that search engines will become customers and purchase of your products.





Therefore, as you work hard to optimize your content avoid at all cost publishing a post that is awkward to read. What is the point of attracting lots of blog traffic that does not convert? That will happen if you focus more on optimization and fail to address the needs and preferences of your target audience.

It is true you need to include keywords within your content, but you have to make sure the keywords blend well with your sentences. Do not force a keyword where it does not apply, otherwise you will appear unprofessional.

After all, you want to build a community and a good relationship with your visitors that will last. Hence your main agenda should be to first form a good first impression by writing well for your blog visitors.

Furthermore, good content should be devoid of spelling and grammatical mistakes. With a software from white smoke, you can be sure of quality and professional content. Quality s what you should offer your blog traffic or audience all the time.

Come up with catchy titles: Am sure you have bought a newspaper several times just because of the headlines. The funny thing is that after reading the story you discover it was all hype.

Now, you should up the game some more by creating captivating titles and backing it up with even better content. This is how you will cut a niche for yourself and gain online credibility and presence.

Ideally, a title acts as an advertising tool and you really need to take advantage. The more appealing your headlines are, the higher your blog traffic will be. Try to come up with titles that demonstrate how relevant your articles are to what your target audience are looking for.

Apart from making your titles captivating, you should strategically include your targeted keywords. This will help in making sure search engines know what your article is all about. And as you know, the better search engines position your articles the more blog traffic you will generate.

Consider using recommended keyword density in the body of your articles: Once you are done with creating a catchy title, the next step is to work on the body of your article.

The body of your article should have meat, by this I mean quality content that offers insightful and educative information. You should also integrate within your articles your target keyword phrases.

Here is where you need to be tactful and ensure you do over stuff or under stuff your content with keywords. With the right keyword density, you will kill two birds with one stone.

First, you will help search engines know what your content is about thus index and rank you accordingly. In the process you will generate organic blog traffic. Secondly, your readers will understand the message you are trying to pass to them.

Though the topic of how many times you should repeat keywords with your content raises hot debates, an article with a keyword density of between 1% and 2% is good enough.  Nowadays, search engines have become intelligent enough to tell keywords that vary but meaning the same.

blog trafficFor example, if you are targeting for a keyword like work online, you can vary it by also using working online. With this strategy of using keywords, readers will not tell that there is a word you are repeating.

Build quality backlinks: There are two ways of building your link profile thus boosting your link popularity. That is working on your on-site and off-site link building.

On site link building is where your link posts within your blog. As you create webpages within your blog, link them with other related posts. In addition, you should also link your webpages to your homepage.

Make sure that you use different keyword phrases in your anchor text as you link to your homepage. With time when you have lots of contextual links pointing to your homepage, you will rank for more keywords which will translate to more targeted blog traffic.

As for off-site link building; it is where other blogs point back at your site. For this to be more effective, the blogs and sites that link back to you should be related to your content and rank higher than your site.

Some of the best strategies of building backlinks include article marketing, forum marketing, video marketing, social bookmarking, social marketing and the best of them all is guest blogging. The more backlinks you have out there the better your blog will rank and the more blog traffic you will generate.

I highly recommended buying backlinks at LinkVana. This is because they have a network of highly rated blogs and websites that have rich and educative content. Besides, some of their blogs are over six years old.

Note: Avoid building back links from link farms

Patience pays: Online marketing especially SEO is not a one day affair. You have to be ready to invest your time and effort so as to reap the required results. Do not get impatient and begin applying black hat tactics to rank high.

These underhand strategies may work for a while but in the long run search engines will catch up with you. Are you a new blogger? My advice is that you show patience and some day you will get to the top and it will be worth your while.

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