9 things I learnt about getting blog traffic

A while back Scoble wrote some tips for getting our blog into the A-list.

This blog had been around for (coming to) 2 months – a very short time in blogodom. There is no deny that I’m looking to get into the A-list and earn revenue from online activities like blogging.

This blog is not getting traffic. My two other blogs are.

I surf alot for blog to list on the Best Blog on WordPress. I also looked at blogs that frequently get onto the Fastest Growing blogs and Top Posts.

Here’s what I learn about what gets traffics and what not.

1. Have a Theme

Not the WordPress template theme but as in a topic.
Musing blog is fine, everyone need one. But if you want traffic, start a blog with a theme. It could be baseball, learning english or cartoons.

Theme works. Proven.

2. Write an About

Tell people about you and the blog. Why you care to blog? Why people should care about the blog?

Surely I’m not the only to click on about when I visit a new blog. I consider a blog not ready for Best Blog if the author does not even bother about About. 

3. Fill up those Blogrolls

Blogroll tells visitor who you read, what topic you like. It also gives a hint on who you know, who are your friends. It is a glimpse of the topics likely to appear on your blog.

You are who you read or at least make people think so.

I confess this is an area I badly need impovement.

4. Write good content

Content was and still is king.

If you are a programmer, take a look at this post. Would you visit this blog again?

5. KISS your post

There are exceptions. But in most cases Keep It (your post) Short and Simple. Most popular post are.

6. Pictures

Ice ice

7. Movies

This blog gets tons of traffic. Why?

8. Trackback or comment on popular Blog

Ever wonder why so many people like to throw in a cent or 2 on Scobleizer‘s post?
Hint: How much would traffic worth?

This post get more traffic in a day from Google’s blog than anywhere else. All because of a trackback.

Actually this is the prime reason why there are so many announcement of announcement. There is some value in this. But refer to point 4 above.

9. Process information, Present it

Bloggers love information overload, or do we?

Digest your information and things your learnt. Present it to people, preferrable make it a list.

I am betting this post will get lots of hit tomorrow!

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29 Comments »

  1. LcF said

    nice list. :)

  2. azim said

    yep.. this post is getting hits! :D

  3. arun said

    This has best blogging practices (for a huge traffic) in a nutshell :)
    nice post !!

  4. akila said

    For a newbie in blogging, this was surely helpful…

  5. michpics said

    It is indeed a good list. You cover the bases.

    One thing you dance around saying above, but that you are certainly doing is REACHING OUT.

    That is a key. Whatever you do, connect with others who are interested in the topic. To my mind, that is what has made my Michigan in Pictures blog successfu … and what makes every blog successful.

  6. jon said

    i have a software development oriented blog that i am looking to popularize more… any tips?

  7. 59ideas said

    Jon,

    Your blog looks great.

    An idea is to write a few post that is very specific about the project/job you are working on. In this way your blog can be a reference or authority for that topic.

  8. Clarion said

    Great list and thank’s for the tips. A person can never be too old to learn

  9. 59ideas said

    Thanks for all the comments. This blog is continuing at Seeking Revenue.

    I hope to bring you more good information.

  10. aboutmakingmoney said

    great blog. Found it on the google under getting traffic to blog. Thanks for the tips. trying different way to get traffic to my blog and site. Please check it out. Its a bit messy but any comments on improving it will be great. :)

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    Thanks for the advice!
    I’ll try it on my new blog.
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