Blogging is a great way to obtain traffic to your site. It can also be a way of obtaining free traffic if you choose one of the sites that offer free blogs. By maintaining a blog, you can increase your exposure on the internet. One method of bringing traffic to your blog is by writing high quality articles. These articles should have unique content and should relate to the product that your are promoting.
Another method would be to post other people's articles but be aware that then you run the risk of having duplicate content on your blog. By writing your own articles, you do not have to worry about the risk of duplicate content, because you will have content unique to your site. You will rank higher in the search engines by having high quality unique content on your blog. You also should submit your articles to the article directories to give your blog increased exposure for the search engines. Be sure to put a resource box at the end of your articles.
The resource box should include your name and your website or blog URL. By adding the resource box to your article, when your article is used it increases your exposure and thereby increases traffic to your site or blog. You can also write a review of the affiliate product, ebook or program that your are promoting. The review should include the primary features of the product, the benefits of the product, and any problems or glitches in the product. When you report any problems with the product, you are showing your that you are reliable and honest.
This increases your credibility and shows that you have knowledge of the product, and that you can be depended on. People are more inclined to buy from a person that they trust and respect. Blogs that are updated regularly with new and fresh content can show a higher ranking in the search engines because the search engines absolutely love new content and sites that are updated frequently. Make sure the content is pertinent to your site and has quality content. Each time you add new content to your site or blog, it will be crawled by the search engines. Another method of getting traffic is by getting inbound links to your blog.
Writing and submitting articles to the article directories is a good way to start the links because your resource box is in each article. Another way is to visit other blogs and post comments and insert your blog or website URL in your signature file. If you have other blogs, you can place links in those to each of those as well. Just post the link to your blog or website to as many locations as possible and that exposure will bring traffic to your site. By keeping your content updated and new, creating links back to your blog or website, getting good ratings with the search engines, and building and maintaining a good relationship with your customers, you will have traffic coming to your blog or website.
If you use a free blog account, all this will cost you is a little time and effort on your part. This means free traffic for you.
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