How to get visitors to your blog

The most frequently asked question on various forum is how to get someone to read your blog. Of course there can be various answer to that question. For example the common answers to that question is :

  • Get other site to link to your blog
  • Submit your site to search engine and various free directories
  • Join blogging communities, or social networking site
  • Join various forum to promote your blog
  • Leave comment on other blog

Okay i think that’s cover it all because that is the common answers to that kind of question .. but which method do you think will perform best ? well i think it’s best for me to describe all the answers .. so you can decide by yourself which method is best for you :)

Get other site to link to your blog :

This is the hardest way, especially if you don’t have friends on the internet or your name / nickname isn’t popular on the internet. So i think this step can be done later instead of trying to use this step first

Submit your site to search engine and various free directories :

Submitting your site into various search engine is easy, but getting your site listed on the top of the search result is hard especially if you’re not using SEO Friendly theme for your blog. And as for submitting your site to various free directories  … it is useless .. because you’re not going to get visitor to your blog that way. But this method will make your blog become more visible to search engine

Join blogging communities, or social networking site :

This is the easy way to do it, and i think you’ve already join some of social networking site like MySpace, Friendster, etc. And if you’re famous there … you can be sure you can get visitors this way .. but if you’re not famous there .. forget about this

Join various forum to promote your blog :

Forum can be useful especially if it’s showing your homepage link everywhere below your signature not just in your profile. Because there’s a chance someone will click on it and go to your page .. and if they found your blog interesting, they’ll become your regular visitor. Basically this is the same like joining blogging communities method, with the exception, you have to make lots of post in order to be recognized there

Leave comment on other blog :

This is easy, because if you leave your blog address on every comment you put on someone else blog, they’ll visit your blog without a doubt … except that they’re a famous blogger, there’s no chance they’ll visit your blog. But don’t your ever think if you leave comment like “hey i like your site” you’re going to get attention from them because they’ll think you’re trying to spam them .. so make sure to leave useful comment

Although there can be various method to promote your blog, but if you’re not creating something spectacular that’ll make your site get listed on frontpage of popular site like Slashdot, Digg, Fark, etc .. the only method you can use is just like the above example. And now … you can decide by yourself which method is going to work best for you and your blog.

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