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Building a blog is somewhat simple, writing great and high quality posts is far more simple (at least to me), but getting your post read by people is not easy.
By implementing some of the things listed below, you will be able to get your content read by many people and also be able to get quality traffic to your blog.
1. Blog Commenting.
What insane tactic are you mentioning here you ask?
Do not underestimate the power of blog commenting, many people got their first and many other loyal readers from blog comments, I got a loyal reader of mine who also subscribed to my RSS feed (and confirmed) the same day through a comment I made on a particular post at dailyblogtips.
Blog commenting is a great method of getting traffic to your blog, this method is mostly effective for beginners but might no longer be that effective for established blogs. It is very important to be commenting regularly on related blogs in your niche because this helps you create more brand awareness for your blog and also helps you get traffic to your blog.
It is also very important to use an avatar associated with the email address you use to comments on other blogs because this helps people easily remember you when they see the avatar on any blog. You can get a free avatar at gravatar.com
2. Blogging Communities.
Blogging communities such as blog engage and mmo social network are blogging communities consisting of other bloggers. It is very important to participate in these communities so as to increase the number of people reading your posts. Using communities like this also make it easier for your post to spread across the web (if it is good enough) because the community mostly consists of other bloggers who might in turn link to your post/blog when writing a related post on their blogs.
3. Social bookmarks.
Social bookmarking sites are also another easy method to let many people know about your blog and post. Using the right social bookmarking sites the right way will give you better results.
When using social bookmarking sites, it is very important that you are not selfish but you should also try to promote other people’s posts. It is also very important to add other people as friends because some social networking sites like Digg have the functionality of letting your friends know about your submission/activities.
Social bookmarking sites are also frequently crawled by search engines thereby increasing the crawl rate of your site. If you want your new blog posts to get indexed quickly by search engines, it will be a good idea to bookmark your blog posts on some of the major social bookmarking sites.
It is important to network with other bloggers in your niche.
When I had my first blog, I networked with other bloggers and I seriously promoted the site (to an alexa rank of 100,000), later on, I decided to change the blog and create a new blog because the domain name of the first blog will not be that beneficial in the future.
I created a new blog and I can tell you that promoting has never been this easy, I got the blog to an alexa rank of 300,000 in less than 15 days and I was also able to tap from the traffic of other bloggers I networked with then by writing guest posts for them.
My new blog is now getting over 300 visitors a day (close to 400 in less than 15 days).
Try to network with other bloggers in your niche by commenting on their blog and by helping them out in some ways and I can assure you, you will like yourself for it.
5. Guest Posts.
Are you lagging behind?
Guest posting is the new generation method of getting traffic to your blog, all you need to do is write a quality guest post and in no time you will be tapping from the traffic of established bloggers.
When writing guest posts, some people decide to write “rubbish” since the post is not for their blog. They are only wasting their time because they will not get the right result: the blogger will not publish their “junk” and even if published the readers will not visit their blogs.
Write guest posts as if you are writing for your blog (I will even advise you to make it better quality), after all, the readers will soon be yours.
Try to get the best out of your guest post and you will like yourself for it.
The above are 5 “great” tactics that worked for me, I am still using them and I will still be using them because they are the golden key to getting more eyeballs to your blog.
Onibalusi Bamidele is a young entrepreneur, he shares tips on blogging and make money online on his blog. You can get his free ebook “7 keys to build a better website” at http://www.youngprepro.com/successebook