Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rose DesRochers on Blogging - Gaining More Blog Readers

Throughout various blogging communities, a frequently asked question by all new bloggers is “how to I gain more traffic to my blog?”

1. Optimize your posts for search engines. Use your keywords in the title of your post.

2. Submit your blog to Dmoz, Yahoo Directory and blog directories.

3. Claim your blog at

4. Ping the search engines and directories after you have updated your blog. Be sure to bookmark pingomatic.com, so that you can ping a number of services at once.

5. Post often. Not only will your visitors return; you’ll draw the search engine robots and spiders right in.

6. Write and submit articles to various ezine directories on the net. Include your link in your author byline. Like my example below.

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.blogspot.com/


7. Use FeedBurner.com to publish your RSS.

8. Read and comment on other blogs - I spend a great amount of my time involving myself in the blogging community. I pop into a number of blogs and offer feedback and take time just getting to know my fellow bloggers. It’s both fun and rewarding. In doing so, I have managed to build a small readership and I’ve made some new wonderful friends.

9. Add a link to your blog in your email signature.

10. Add other bloggers links to your site. But, don’t beg other bloggers to link to you. If someone likes your content then they’ll link to you.

Have fun with your blog and don’t forget to use a counter to track your visitor stats. http://www.sitemeter.com/


Please feel free to add your own tips. I’m sure that there are many that I’ve missed.

Rose DesRochers

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great my friend and shows how to get more blog readers, and in by so doing making new friends along the way ((HUGS))

Steve

CaliforniaStyle said...

Great suggestions! Thank you!

fthd said...

it helps. thanks.

Esther said...

Great tips, Rose. I'll try some of them.

Ray said...

Thanks for the great ideas. I'll have to try these out. I'm guessing you'll have no problem with me linking to this post from my blog then...

Rose DesRochers said...

Ray, I have no problem with you linking to my post. I also wrote an article "Blogging - Developing A Readership" that you are free to reprint.

FTHD thank you for plugging me on your blog.


California and Esther, thank you!

Tracy said...

Very good suggestions and the lord knows I needed em!! I needed to get some things done to attract more site traffic. Thank you.