Rose Desrochers’s 7 Tips: How Do You Generate Traffic To Your

Ahh yes, the question that is on everyone’s mind is ‘How do you
generate traffic to your website or blog?’ Many first-time
bloggers assume that you make a few posts, submit your blog to
the search engines and traffic will come naturally. It's not
that simple and it takes a little more work than just that.

Here are seven tips to generate traffic to your website or

1. The primary way of promoting any website is by creating
valuable content. It is important to have something of value to
offer to your readership. Adding quality content to your Web
site or blog is the best way to keep visitors returning. Not
only will it keep them coming back, but it will encourage them
to create links to your website or blog. Make sure that you
update your content regularly. Once people realize that you add
fresh content regularly, then they will constantly check back to
see what is new. The purpose of having a website or blog is to
attract regular visitors.

2. You've worked really hard on your Blog, but no one is
reading it. Read and comment on other blogs, but make sure that
you comment on the topic at hand. Don’t ask them to come and
visit your blog. Write valuable comments and leave a link to
your blog.

3. Technorati currently tracks 35.3 Million weblogs. It is one
of the best traffic providers for bloggers. If you don’t
already have a Technorati account, you can create one at
http://technorati.com. Once you sign up you’ll be required to
claim your blog. Technorati will give you two codes. You’ll
need to put one of these in your blog for Technorati to verify
that your blog exists. Technorati also offers tagging. When you
use the tagging system of Technorati, you’re drawing attention
to your keywords. Tags tell the search engines which category
your posts are under. Many of Technorati tagged pages rank high
in search engines. Once you’ve added tags to your post be sure
to ping it.

4. Use http://pingoat.com to ping more than 50 directories each
time you republish to your blog. What does pinging do? Pinging
lets the weblog tracking sites know
that your site has just been updated with fresh new content.

5. Write articles and submit them to article directories.
Writing and submitting articles is a free and easy way to drive
traffic back to your website. Article directories are a huge
hype with new ones sprouting up all over. When a webmaster or
blogger uses one of your articles it increases your web
exposure though backlinks to your blog or website.

6. If you want to drive traffic to your website or blog and
keep visitors returning then why not consider giving something
of valuable away. Giving items away for free is a great way to
increase traffic. Some of the things that you can give away are
free downloads, free e-books or a free audio. If you
administrate a community, you might suggest that your members
donate something to give away as a way of supporting their
community. Also holding a contest is a great way to boost

7. Make a commit to yourself to blog regularly. All it takes is
ten minutes everyday to increase your traffic. Ask any SEO
expert and they will tell you that search engines love content.
However don’t blog for the sake of blogging. Make sure that what
you’re blogging about is of interest to your readership.

There you have it, Rose DesRochers seven important ways to
increase traffic to your blog or website. I hope that these
suggestions will help you.

About The Author: Rose DesRochers is a published poet and
freelance writer. Rose has been writing poetry for more than 20
years. She is also the founder of http://www.todays-woman.net, a
supportive online writing community for men and women over 18.
She is also the Assistant Administrator of
http://www.invision-graphics.com. Rose DesRochers's blog :
http://rosedesrochers.todays-woman.net This work is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5


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