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16 ways to drive traffic to your blog

October 6, 2005

We all want more traffic to our blog. John Piercy via an article by Denise Wakeman and her partner, Patsi Krakoff, posts 16 ways to drive traffic to your blog. Here’s the highlights and my comments.

  1. Set up a Bloglet email subscription form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe. (Others & I have found Bloglet to work poorly at best; LexBlog incorporates it’s own email update system to help customers. Also, Denise Wakeman now recommeds using Feedblitz instead of Bloglet due to the unreliability of Bloglet.)
  2. Set up a feed on so your site gets regularly spidered by the Yahoo search engine (see
  3. Read and intelligently comment on other blogs that are in your target niche.
  4. Use Ping-0-matic to ping blog directories.
  5. Submit your blog to traditional search engines: (The big three search engines, Google, Yahoo and MSN, are the only ones to care about and with the right links to your blog, you’ll be picked up by their spiders without registration.)
  6. Submit your blog to blog directories. The most comprehensive list of directories is on this site:
  7. Add a link to your blog in your email signature file.
  8. Put a link to your blog on every page of your website.
  9. If you publish a newsletter, make sure you have a link to your blog in every issue.
  10. Include a link to your blog as a standard part of all outgoing correspondence such as autoresponder sequences, sales letters, reports, white papers, etc.
  11. Print your blog URL on your business cards, brochures and flyers.
  12. Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe to.
  13. 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.
  14. Use Trackback links when you quote or refer to other blog posts. What is TrackBack? Essentially what this does is send a message from one server to another server letting it know you have posted a reference to their post. The beauty is that a link to your blog is now included on their site.
  15. Write articles to post around the web in article directories. Include a link to your blog in the author info box.
  16. Make a commitment to blog everyday. 10 minutes a day can help increase your traffic as new content attracts search engine spiders.

We do these things and more for our customers at LexBlog. And the list of things keeps changing all the time.

Source of post: Micro Persuasion

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