So I am currently doing a kind of experiment where I am trying to find the best way to generate traffic and views for my blog.
I am doing this a number of ways but the one I wanted to talk about today is by linking my blog to a bunch of other sites and hoping that by combining all of my different audiences on the other sites, they are all led back here to my blog!
I would like to say up front that this method of generating traffic can be quite confusing.
You need to keep track of all the sites you’re using to promote your blog on and your usernames and passwords for all of them as well.
I recommend using your bookmarks toolbar and bookmarking them all to a specific folder.
In addition to this you should have the device remember your passwords if you can so you don’t need to keep all of your passwords and information written down somewhere.
For this I am using the mainstream sites such as Facebook and Twitter but also some lesser known ones like All Poetry so that I can generate as much as a varied audience as possible.
Another important note is that while I am including the link to my blog on all of the sites, I’m not including links to each site and linking them all together.
There are two main reasons why I’m not linking them all together.
- It would take way too long and be difficult to go through each time I make a new site or post and add it to all the other ones I am on and vice versa.
- I am promoting my blog and not the other sites so it doesn’t make sense spending all the time and effort to link to all the other sites when my blog is the only one I need people to be able to link back to.
I am expecting most of my views to come from following new people on WordPress but I am hoping by going through and looking at different options I might be able to gain a more varied and bigger following on here.
I would also like to add that even if you’re using this method to try to gain traffic for your blog you should also use the other methods such as keeping your blog up to date and using your tags wisely to get your blog looked at more.
In the past I have found that reading and following blogs that interest you and relate to what you’re writing about is a very effective way to gain followers.
I would also note that while these tips can be used in any blogging, I am using them specifically for the WordPress blogging site.
To make a long story short, I am hoping that having my blog on as many places in the internet as I can, it’s more likely that it will get viewed by more people and generate a steady stream of views and followers.
Thank you all and I will let you know what happens with this experiment including the pros and cons of such!