ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

8 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Updated on July 21, 2009

Photos from Freefoto.com

Social Bookmarking Sites

Social bookmarking has become a popular strategy of driving traffic to one's sites nowadays. The introduction of Digg, StumbleUpon, Technorati and other similar sites have led to the development of more social bookmarking sites. To date, there are already hundreds of them online. More are being developed everyday. They not only help us gain more friends in the web but also helps drive traffic to our sites. If you are not a member yet, register now in these bookmarking sites as you are missing out big time.

Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites have more interaction between members than social bookmarking sites. Through them,we gain more friends and in this way, we gain more traffic to our sites. We can add a link in our profiles about our other blogs,websites, affiliate programs and get to discuss about it in our blogs. We can also make a group out of the money making opportunities we are a member of. Other social networking sites also share revenue to its members.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is also an effective way of marketing your business online. If you have a blog, you can start sending recent contents of your blog to your friends and attach a backlink to your blogs. They will be curious of what are your activities recently. Make your article titles "catchy". However, just don't overdo it. Maybe at most 5 emails a week. Others send at least 5 everyday and others may find this annoying and too spammy. The technique is to write interesting and informative articles so they will keep on coming back to read your content and most probably will recommend it to their friends.

Forums

So far this is my most effective marketing tool in driving traffic to my blogs online. There is a live interaction between members and they always get curious of what you are up to. Most especially if you are an active member of the community.

Comments

Similar to forums, this is also an effective strategy. You can post comments to blog communities and social networking sites. Most of these sites allow you to attach comments to your posts and in the process,you get links back to your sites.

Article Marketing

Article marketing is a proven and effective method for marketing any site online. Free article sites allow us to submit as many articles as we can and information about us, the author, your work and links to your sites can be appended. They call it the resource box. Once a blog owner uses your article in his blog, you get traffic, most especially if you have interesting articles. Imagine how many blogs are being developed everyday. Just do the Math and surely you will be happy of the results. This can happen again and again. As more and more people visit the article directory and the site where it was republshed, you will gain more and more traffic.

Link Exchange

Since I started blogging, I have been using this marketing strategy already. Many blog owners want to exchange links with each other as this is one way to drive traffic to their sites. This will not only help us gain more friends in the blogging community but will aso increase visits to our sites. To do this, first you can inlude a link in your site to the blog you want to link exchange with. After that, you can write the blog owner or post a comment in one of his posts that you have added a link to his site in your blog. Then ask him to also do the same if he is willing to exchange links with you. If the blog owner is not interested, you have to delete the link to his site right away. On the other hand, if he gives you approval, then you will gain new friends and visitors.The list can usually be found at the right or left side of the blog.

Widget Box

The latest method I have used in marketing my blogs are Widget boxes. They are fun and easy to use as you are provided with a code that you can attach to your profiles in social netwroking sites and comments in blogging communities. The boxes are also attractive so they will surely increase the reader's curiosity about the posts listed. You can also choose colors which blends with the color of your blog. You can get a list by going to google and searching for "widget box"or "widget boxes".

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      SEO-Expert-India 

      9 years ago

      Among these marketing techniques, Social networking is really effective in generating more clicks on your website.

    • profile image

      jzerx 

      9 years ago

      Coming from an expert's tongue, I will do the same. Thanks for the tip. It keeps everyone informed.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)