7.14.2010

Driving Traffic to your Website or Blog

I've been reading up on how to drive more traffic to your website and/or blog. One obvious first step is to submit your site or blog's URL to Google. Makes sense, right? I mean if Google's search engine hasn't indexed you yet, then let's give Google a heads-up that we exist! If that's the way you'd like to go then Google itself tells you how to do it through their post Share your place on the net with us. But as I kept searching, I stumbled upon an article that talked of an even better way of getting your site or blog indexed by Google.

The article in question comes from TheKeywordAcademy.com and is titled, Do NOT Submit Your Website To Google!The title sure got my attention because it is counter-intuitive, isn't it? But after reading it, the article did make sense. With a simple 1,2,3-step approach, the folks at TheKeywordAcademy.com share with us what they call "the proper way to submit a website to Google." I've followed their lead and have already submitted one articles to eZineArticles.com. Within days of doing that my Google Alerts mentioned both links. :-)

There's so much information online on how to drive traffic to your site. What have you tried? Has it worked? How do you know? Do you want to give the article submission a try? Kenji Sakamoto has an article on how to do just that.

How about if you write one such article, maybe following the steps that Sakamoto suggests we follow when writing an effective article in order to market it online? Go ahead and submit it to either eZineArticles.com, GoArticle.com, ArticleAlley.com or another site you know about? Think it's worth a try? If you do so, send me the URL to your posted article so we can all go visit you there and from there link back to the URL you listed for yourself in your byline.

7 comments:

  1. Hi, Olgy,
    Have you checked out this blog about platforms?
    http://www.writingfordollars.com/ArticlesDB_Display.cfm?a=407

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  2. Thanks, Kaa! The URL you sent me led me to search for "platform building" and I landed on the article I think you're talking about, "Five Ways to Start Building a Platform (and a Bigger Bank Account). I subscribe to Writing for Dollars. Great articles/newsletter. But I'd not seen the article you sent me on platform building so thanks for the link. :-)

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  3. Google: Ping O Matic

    Use it to submit your blog.

    @SecretDiary <== Twitter

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  4. Thanks, ₪, for the info. I've gone ahead and registered with Ping O Matic. But after I did that, a page came up saying to "bookmark this page and come back to it later to automatically re-ping."

    A question I have is that since Ping-O-Matic is not integrated with Blogger as it is with WordPress, do I then have to ping my blog every time I write a new one? I would much rather have this done automatically. Is there a way to set this up so it happens automatically?

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  5. Interesting. I've been a blogger for a long time but I never really thought about the benefits of readership, until now. Thanks for the info.

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  6. Thanks for this. Am rather new to blogging, but it is fascinating. The tips are needed, for the obvious and especially for some of us "newbies." http://timdesmondblog.wordpress.com

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  7. ima gonna email this to myself

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