Drive traffic to your blog

All blog owners at some point spend more time trying to figure out on how to drive traffic to their blogs, than blogging itself. This is even truer when you first start blogging. You are new to the world of blogging and may require a little more finesse to create masterpieces. Generating interest and traffic will take an effort on your part and with modern technology thankfully that isn’t as hard as it used to be. WordPress and Blogger are by far the most popular blogging platforms and both have hosted blog solutions but the advantage with WordPress is you have an open source solution where you can install WordPress onto your own domain name. Listed below are a few tips with which you can rely on attracting steady traffic to your blog. 1. All blog includes an RSS feed. It is imperative you submit your RSS feed to the most accepted online feed services enabling you to polarize traffic. In the case of blog content try and focus your content on specific keywords which have relatively lower use and thus reducing competition on search engines. Once you submit your URL to a feed site you will have access to a range of free services these sites provide. 2. Create bookmarks for your blogs through social Social Bookmarking also allows you to display relevant information about your blog hubs and what it is likely to offer. However a note of caution here, as you need to use these social bookmarking responsibly instead of spamming which could see site and targeted audiences blocking you out. A short note or post describing your product and why it would interest users should suffice. 3. The difference in social networking – Creating an account or profile on a social networking website enables you to connect with all users and profiles within the network. It is a powerful medium to build effective partnerships which could eventually lead to a fan following of some sort. Through these new found relationships you can facilitate your relationships by promoting your products and websites. The nature of promotion in social media websites is of a more personal nature where you need to balance promotions subtly as you do not want to invade the privacy of your targeted audience. You could just as easily attract bad publicity on these social networking sites completely ruining your prospects. On the other...

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