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.
3. 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