50+ Ways to Get What Bloggers term as TRAFFIC

Getting a lot of traffic is what most bloggers desire-( as if I’m not part of it). So what are the possible ways and easy-(did I just used easy ways, putting in a lot of effort can’t simply be a easy way) ways of getting traffic.

As you verily well know, KABENLAH DOT COM looks at the world through the eyes of others. And today is of no exception than for us to look at how to get a lot of traffic through the eyes of one popular blogger you might have probably known or maybe you’re just hearing about him. He is of on other person than Satrap of Blogstash.com

So what is the best way to drive traffic to my site? What’s the fastest way to generate traffic to my site? What’s…?

We all want to know the best way to drive the greatest amount of traffic to our sites. However, the truth is what there is no best or fastest way to drive traffic! What works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. Just because I manage to get 500 visitors a day from an article I submitted to article directories doesn’t mean you can get that much traffic doing the same thing.

Of course, there are some traffic generation methods that produce better results than others. But again, it all depends on you and your situation.

Don’t just follow what everybody else says. I’m not saying, “Don’t listen to experienced people who are successful in generating traffic to their site.” By all means, listen to them and do take their advice—but experiment to find out for yourself which traffic generation methods work best for you and your situation.

With that said, here are 59 simple and (mostly) free ways to generate traffic to your site.

  1. Turn your articles and blog posts into PDFs using free PDF converters like OpenOffice. Then submit your PDFs to document sharing sites like Scribd and DocStoc.
  2. Write truly informative and useful articles related to your niche, and publish them on WikiPedia.
  3. Hold a contest and give prizes to your readers. Use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to let people know about the contest. A good contest with good prizes will attract a lot of people.
  4. Build a wiki page for your blog. To ensure your page doesn’t get deleted, create an article that is educational, informational, and not self-promoting.
  5. Write list posts like the one you are reading. Readers love posts like “10 ways to make money” or “6 ways to drive traffic to your blog”. List posts are amongst the most popular kinds of posts, and people tend to share list posts with others more often than other posts.
  6. Make flyers with a catchy title and a description of your blog, and post them on bulletin boards in the entrance to supermarkets and other community buildings.
  7. Post frequently, but don’t sacrifice quantity for quality. Both search engines and visitors like to see fresh, quality content. The more content you have, the more chances you have for ranking for variety of keywords, which will mean more organic traffic for your blog.
  8. Make a lens (or more) using Squidoo and in it, place a few links back to your blog.
  9. Submit your blog to directories relevant to your niche, like InsLink.com (an SEO/webmaster directory).
  10. Make it easy for non-technical readers to link to your blog or share your links with other people by making a “How to link to us” page. Here, give readers easy instructions on how to link to your blog with your keywords as anchor text.
  11. Submit your blog to search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Or simply use AdMe.com to submit your site to over 25 search engines for free.
  12. Use sites like Odiogo to turn your blog into a podcast, then submit your podcast to podcast websites.
  13. Answer questions related to your niche on YahooAnswers and other Q & A sites. Include a link to your blog in the resource box.
  14. Submit your blog to social bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon.
  15. Write and submit articles to article directories like EzineArticles and ArticleDashboard.
  16. Turn your articles to videos using free video creation services like Animoto, and submit them to video directories such as YouTube and DailyMotion.
  17. Build a Facebook fan page for your blog.
  18. Make use of plugins like Tell-a-Friend to let your readers quickly share your posts with their friends and family vie email.
  19. Use Hi5 to build a page for your blog and create a community around it.
  20. Don’t clutter your blog with too many pictures, ads, and so on. Keep it clean and easy to navigate. This will help both search engines and visitors to navigate around your blog easily and quickly.
  21. Join BlogEngage to submit your blog and create a community around it.
  22. Ping your blog posts using free ping services such as Pingler and Pingoat.
  23. Create a hub about your blog on HubPages.
  24. Register with few good niche-related forums and use your signature to place links pointing to your blog. Participate in discussions and contribute as much as you can.
  25. Make it easy for your readers to share your posts by installing social bookmarking plugins like SocialMarker and Digg Buttons.
  26. Readers like to read other people’s comments, especially those who responded to their comments. So, take advantage of that by using a plug-in like Comment Notifier to automatically let your readers know of new comments posted on your blog.
  27. Make your blog more search engine friendly by using SEO plug-ins such as Platinum SEO Pack.
  28. Target long-tail keywords with low competition and try to rank for them. Such keywords are easier to rank for in search engines and give you much more targeted traffic.
  29. Make a MySpace page for your blog.
  30. Make business cards with your blog info on them, hand them to friends and family, and ask them to pass them on. Mall parking lots are good place to pass your cards around. In some states you can even put your business card on windshields. You can get up to 250 free business cards using sites like VistaPrint (although you do have to pay $5 shipping).
  31. Submit your blog to the free directories like DMOZ (hard to get into, but well worth the effort!).
  32. Write a good press release, or hire a professional to do it for you (you can get a pretty decent press release written for you for $5 on Fiverr.com), and submit them to free press release distribution sites like PR.com.
  33. Write creative and attention-grabbing ads about your blog, and publish them on free classified ads sites such as CraigsList and UsFreeAds.
  34. Controversial posts attract visitors. Write a controversial post. Be creative and bold, but be careful not to cross the boundaries.
  35. Ask an expert or a trusted, well-known person in your niche for an interview. Then post the entire interview on your blog, either as a text post or as a video.
  36. Leave quality comments on blogs that are related to your niche. Make sure your comments add value to the blog. Don’t just spam-comment and hope for the best. It never works, and your links will get deleted. Worst of all, you might get blacklisted from the site. If you leave a useful comment, people will be more likely to visit your blog.
  37. Use free banner-making tools like BannerFans to make an interesting banner for your blog. Then find other bloggers in your niche and exchange banners with them.
  38. Exchange links with other blogs in your niche. Don’t go overboard with this technique, or exchange links with each and every blog you find—be selective and make sure the context for your link is appropriate. Most people use their main keyword as the anchor text for their link, that’s good for SEO. But, if you want to get more traffic from those links, instead use attention-grabbing text as your anchor text. Don’t use “Make Money Online” for your link text—people are used to seeing those links all over the web. Instead use something like “10 ways to make $10 in 10 minutes.”
  39. If you find interesting posts on other blogs, write a post about them and link to them. The other bloggers will notice and might do the same for you.
  40. Find good blogs in your niche that accept guest posts. You can either search manually or make it easy for yourself by registering for free with MyBlogGuest, which matches guest bloggers with blogs that accept guest posts. Write and submit your best articles to get the maximum exposure. Don’t just submit the article and leave. Make sure you follow up and respond to comments and questions that readers of those blogs ask.
  41. Submit your site to review sites that write reviews on other websites and blogs, like CoolSiteOfTheDay.
  42. Submit your blog to BlogCatalog.
  43. People love free stuff, so give out freebies that are related to your niche. If you are in “online money making” niche, a free ebook that teaches people who to make money on Twitter might make an appropriate freebie.
  44. Write a page on 43things.com about your blog and what you want to do with it.
  45. Use your keywords in the title of your posts. Having your keyword in the title makes it easier for you to rank for that keyword, thus bringing you more organic traffic.
  46. Use your blog’s name as your username on forums, social networking sites, and other places like YahooAnswers. People are curious by nature, so they may check out your blog out of curiosity and if you have good compelling content, they may become your loyal readers.
  47. Make a bumper sticker with your blog address on it, and place it on your car’s bumper. You can even ask your friends and family to do the same for you!
  48. Make a Twitter profile for your blog and tweet each and every post you publish on your blog.
  49. Register with EntreCard and start dropping your card on other blogs. You will be amazed how much traffic you can get from EntreCard.
  50. Register with ComLUV.com and download their plugin.Then use the Global CommentLuv Search to find blogs related to your niche and comment on them. It will return up to ten (recent) posts that will be sent back when you comment on a CommentLuv enabled site. Most are dofollow blogs, and you will get dofollow links back to your most recent posts. This is good for link building and getting some traffic.
  51. Make a free ebook with a link back to your site in it, and submit it to free ebook sites like GetFreeEbooks.com.
  52. Buy .info domains with long-tail keywords in them and use a redirect to send the traffic they receive to your main site.
  53. Rent a mailing list and send high-quality content with a link back to your site to all the subscribers. Take care with this technique so that you’re not blacklisted as a spammer, though. Find a reputable list broker—or, if in doubt, why not start your own?
  54. Post a classified ad on eBayClassified with a link to your site.
  55. When you eat out, leave a good tip along with a business card with your site info on it.
  56. Create a short report with resell rights and and include your links in the report. Give it to people for free: those people can sell the report to others as their own, so long as they don’t remove your links. The results of this technique will surprise you.
  57. Come up with a really crazy but buzz-worthy post and submit it to NowPublic.com (Previously known as Truemors). If it’s good enough, it might just go viral!
  58. Go to YouTube, find popular videos related to your niche and start commenting on those videos with a link back to your blog. Youtube videos get thousands of views, and since most people are sociable creatures, they will read the comments no matter how far down the list your comment is.

These are 50+ Ways to Get What Bloggers term as TRAFFIC.

Now have your say. Let’s listen what you have to say by commenting below.

95 Replies to “50+ Ways to Get What Bloggers term as TRAFFIC”

  1. Great Post! I am a huge fan of using YouTube as one of my main sources of traffic. Its like having subscribers on your mailing list when you submit a new video. Subscribers instantly know about it and will likely visit your website if you give them the incentive too.

    1. Hi Willie,
      I really agree with you. Building an online subscribers with Youtube comes in more handy.
      Thanks for your comment as well and I do hope to see you back here again.

  2. Interesting list bro and very useful resources mentioned. I appreciate the amount of time you put in to develop this list

    Traffic is the life line of our blogs. No blog succeeds without it

  3. hi there cudjoe. thanks for the tips. i am indeed considering wikipedia but not yet a wikipage 🙂

    unfortunately, my account in yahoo answers got suspended 🙁 even though my answers are helpful they do not like placing my links all the time even though it is relevant..

    perhaps posting three to five times in Yahoo answers with our website links will do but not more than that unless your posts in yahoo answers does not link to your sites but to other sites..

    1. Hi Cada,
      Welcome back with your comment oo. Cudjoe is appreciative of them.

      Oh sorry, it’s quite unfortunate you’ve being suspended from yahoo answers.

      There are obviously other options out. And wait,I’d be looking forward to reading a wikipage from the great blogger, Cada.

        1. Hi Cada,
          I read your wikihow post was really impressed. It had a lot of insights with some lovely references.
          Keep up with your good job.

  4. Hi Emmanual,

    You’ve really summarized a big eBook about traffic here. It’s a great piece to bookmark for future reference.

    I’m following quite a lot of methods as you’ve mentioned and recently started to use YouTube. I hope it will help to improve traffic to my blog.

  5. Hi,

    Its really a great list for traffic generation scheme.
    You have put all possible trick in one place. I would suggest that you should put it into a PDF and provide as a handy e-book for download.

    1. Hi Kumar,
      Thanks for your comment. And as for suggestion of turning this post into e-book, I guess it’s worth considering it.
      Thanks again.

  6. I would like to add a point to it: Creating rumours about popular products on your site is one way you can get lot of traffic. this list has been nicely compiled.

  7. I like your first point Cudjoe. I had a plan to turn out my blog posts into PDF and submitting to PDF directories.For this, I also purchased Document Marketing Robot software but unfortunately couldn’t find enough time to work with this still.
    Will try it soon for sure.

  8. Kabeniah What a perfect list. Thank you for coming to my site and for your words of encouragement. There are many new thing in your list. I have immediately made a best use of AddMe. I’ll be coming back again and again. Bookmarking it and sharing all my friends. 🙂
    Would be a proud subscriber of MyCudJoe.
    Regards

    1. Hi Koj,
      It is also a pleasure seeing you here. I’m very much really grateful and thanks for being a subscriber.

      Remember I’m always here for you.

  9. This was a really helpful article. I’m pinning it on Pinterest to refer back to. And looking into the options you listed like Scribd, etc. Thank you for compiling this list!

  10. Hi Cudjoe,

    Great tips my friend. It must of took you some time to put this list together.
    I actually never thought of turning my posts into PDF’s and submitting them to document sites. I gonna try this and see how it goes.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, cheers.

    ~Philip

  11. Great post you have managed to capture the important steps very well providing necessary facts. This is really useful article. Thanks for creating such a wonderful list.

  12. I have to say these are the best 50+ tips I have read to far as far generating traffic is concerned. I am already doing a few but need to do some more and I think you have some very unique ideas. I like the idea of converting your blog posts into podcasts, that’s a cool idea and has potential. I also need to try the post to pdf and then submission. Thanks for these cool traffic generation tips.

  13. I can suggest creating infographics and distributing them. This is a great way to gain traffic and natural backlinks because everyone loves pictures.

  14. Hey I am glad I came across these 50 ways to get traffic. I was not aware of converting blog posts into pod casts. I am planning to try those too. Lets see where these wonderful tips take my blog!!

  15. pretty good ideas, but I dont think making flyers and putting them in the real world could help me (but I bet there are businesses out there that do it)
    best regrads

    1. Hi Siegfried,
      I quite agree with you but at least it is worth trying it out. With current rage pf technology, people easily access the internet through mobiles.

  16. Hi,
    Thanks for your share.Deriving traffic is the most important in order to rank high.Among all your shared techniques I prefer social media very much.

  17. Hi,
    Thanks for your share.Deriving traffic is the most important in order to rank high.So all your shared tips will help a lot.

  18. I have heard that squidoo is a great way to gain some traffic by creating lenses. I rally need to go and do a test of my own to see if it will work for my site.

  19. I have heard that squidoo is a great way to gain some traffic by creating lenses. I rally need to go and do a test of my own to see if it will work for my site. thanks for the other many great tips.

  20. Hi,

    Great post and really helpful tips for newbee like me. I am really struggling to get some traffic to my blog . I hope your ideas will help me..

    Thanks & Regards
    Shan

  21. Hey, thanks for the post. Lots of hard work had done in this post. I appreciate you work and quite useful list for traffic improvements..

  22. Hello! EXCELLENT post!
    I thought I know a lot about building traffic, but this completely destroyed me 😉 I got tons of new ideas – THANKS!

  23. I am really amazed by the number of tips in the list. You have really researched and worked hard while writing this article. Great share. I am personally in love with SEs, Social media and blog commenting. Will try out other ways too.
    Thanks for the great share. Bookmarked!

  24. Inclusive list. It’ll take the rest of the year for me to cover all those points. Tell me, have you seen a lot of results from sending articles to directories? Thank you for the tips.

  25. Wow, you really shared complete blogging tutorials, I really appreciate what you shared by commenting this article. I get the conclusion from this article is all about creating backlinks, isn’t it.

  26. Hey Emmanuel,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing these important tips for increasing traffic with us. Yes, for increasing traffic we have to update our blog regularly and have to write guest post. Organizing contest, images and videos also drives traffic to our blog.

  27. Man when they said overwhelming with value you definitely did it here. I also understand exactly what you mean when you said that what works for one may not work for another one! After all of these different tips that you just provided a person can just pick out some of them, apply it daily & still get an overflow of traffic consistently:) I’m certainly bookmarking this one my friend!

  28. hi Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe
    Really nice post and thanks for sharing these important tips with us.For increasing traffic we have to update our blog regularly and have to write guest post for more backlinks.

  29. Oh damn cool post
    Wasn’t knowing that there can be these much of ways we can attract traffic
    SO, now i got what you were trying to say me 🙂
    Really Thanks, keep sharing!!!

  30. I also understand exactly what you mean when you said that what works for one may not work for another one! here are obviously other options out. And wait,I’d be looking forward to reading a wikipage from the great blogger, Cada.

  31. Hi Emmanuel,

    You are very true, list posts are one of the most popular type of blog posts and they are always worthy to bookmark and linking as resources. They definitely drive you more traffic.

    Like this post has 50+ ways and I can’t go through each points but I understand it is a worthy page so has to bookmark it.

  32. Great article,
    Although I don’t think that renting a mailing list would be a good idea; starting a new one can be very useful not only for traffic but also for generating money. You can offer free Ebook for people to subscribe to your mailing list. Thanks again for sharing your tips.

  33. Good day very cool web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
    I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also?

    I am happy to seek out numerous helpful info right here within the submit,
    we need develop more techniques in this regard, thanks
    for sharing. . . . . .

  34. Can I simply just sayy what a relief to find a person that
    actually understands what they’re discussing online.
    You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it
    important. More people ought to check this out and understand this side of your story.
    I was surprised that you’re not more popular given that you definitely have
    the gift.

  35. Hi Immanuel,
    Good to be here again.
    Wonderful and great tips here
    This blog post is mentioned in my latest post,
    Under the title A Re-post with…..

    Thanks

  36. Wow what a list. Thanks for making such a useful article. Since I am new to blogging, I am struggling to get traffic. I’ve been searching for methods to get TRAFFIC but all methods looked good but when it comes to applying them, they were hard.

    Your list is very wide and I will try to apply all those methods and hope to get a huge chunk of traffic

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  38. The amount of energy and resource put into the post completely blew me away. This is a gigantic list with so much resources.. Thanks for sharing buddy.. 🙂

  39. Hi!

    Your website is way too good. I enjoy the valuable data you deliver to your posts. I will save your blog page and look all over again in this article routinely.
    Also i hope your post will help me improve my website.

  40. Hi Emmanuel,

    Thanks for this wonderful post. This works as a cheat sheet for all the bloggers out there.

    Most of the bloggers (including me) want nothing else than getting traffic. They would wake till 12 o’ clock only for bringing in huge amount of traffic.

    Though most of us know that SEO and Social Media Marketing, still we don’t know much ways to bring traffic.

    Thanks for this awesome list of bringing traffic!

  41. Really awesome article i have read ever. This is the All In One SEO tutorial for Bloggers and newbies also.
    You deserve a salute man.

  42. Wonderful article. it will really help to all blogger who want to get more traffic to there blog. i am going to try these tips. thanks admin!

  43. Wonderful post. I have visited this blog for the first time and have found the content useful. I learnt few things which were completely new for me.

    I have few questions from the post, if you could address.
    1. you mentioned promotion of blog post in stumbleupon – It gets me nothing less than 100% bounce rate and users spend just fraction of second not more on the site. Any strategy which you follow.

    2. Submit url to search engines like Google and Bing – Earlier days it was a point under off page seo, but will it really help now. My question is How will this benefit.

    Well i already use PDF submissions, gets me good quality traffic. To convert the file i use web2pdfcovert.com , it is a good tool, no need to download it.

    Look forward to see your views/suggestions on above 2 points.

  44. WOW, this resource is huge!!

    This is definitely going to useful for newbie bloggers who are struggling to get traffic to their site. 🙂

  45. This is one of the best traffic tips i have ever read, so detailed and correctly arranged. in short, i have to implementing it.

  46. Hello,

    Wonderful tips, I guess I have checked this post really late but all the listed tips seems really fresh and I’m try them for my new blog.

    Thanks

  47. Great article. People forget how important social media is. If you produce the right content, your information will be spread across all platforms. Key is to make sure everyone sees it.

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