How to Increase Blog Traffic
1. Create lists.
2. Write a tutorial.
3. Give away your very best content for free!
4. Be current – write about tomorrow today.
5. Be timeless – write a post that will remain current for years.
7. Write with “everybody is entitled to my opinion” attitude.
8. Write about other bloggers’ best posts.
10. Make your own TOP TEN list.
11. Become an expert in your niche.
12. Do interviews with the “cream of the crop”.
13. Use polls, giveaways, and other eye candy.
14. Answer your comments.
15. Answer your email.
16. Write on a controversial topic and close comments.
17. Make readers depend on you by sharing your expertise generously.
18. Write about blogging.
19. Take an alternate position.
20. Write a post for beginners.
21. Ask experts to make comments on your best posts.
22. Write an advanced post.
23. Encourage your readers to digg, tweet, like, and plus your posts.
24. Write about Google.
25. Write about Twitter.
26. Bookmark all your posts.
27. Research a topic and post your findings.
28. Run relevant ads that are even better than your content.
29. Write exclusively about a certain theme for a week.
30. Ask a question everyone else is afraid of asking.
31. Use your skills to help a non-profit – pro bono.
32. Update an old post with new ideas.
33. Crowdsource your next post idea to your readers.
34. Use an outrageous photo.
35. Make it easy to share what you are doing.
36. Encourage visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed.
37. Give visitors a good reason to opt in to your list.
38. Pioneer a great topic and then encourage others to blog about the same thing.
39. Don’t overwhelm visitors with too many options.
40. Write a list of 101 people, blogs, topics in your niche.
41. Make a post that solves a problem.
42. Make a post that inspires.
43. Encourage your followers to help you dominate top blog lists.
44. Do a 100-day challenge.
45. Write a long comment.
46. Share your blog statistics with your readers.
47. Pick a topic by reading business book titles.
48. Pick a headline by reading top Dugg stories.
49. Start a discussion in your blog comments.
50. Answer your readers questions in a post.
51. Challenge your fellow bloggers by writing something nearly borderline about them and close comments.
52. Share link love and expect some back.
53. Add to the list started by another blogger.
54. Be complimentary.
55. Do your market research on Amazon.com.
56. Write about stuff that most people want to read about, like Web 2.0.
57. Disprove a myth.
58. Write a post about something merely good, but not great.
59. Constantly read other blogs, leave comments, look for ideas.
60. Create cornerstone content.
61. Skip introductions and get to the meat of the posts – your readers do.
62. Point out something ironic or contradictory.
63. Write a series of posts.
64. Come up with a more efficient way of doing something.
65. Create a widget or plugin.
66. Make your content unmissable.
67. Be everywhere, all at once.
68. Take in other people’s ideas, learn from them constantly.
69. Tell a story through pictures.
70. Focus on unmonetized, but high-trafficked searches.
71. Combine some of your best older posts into a new series.
72. Treat every day as a new beginning, because you’ll always have new readers.
73. Be patient.
74. Post on the weekdays because more people will read it.
75. Change up your posting style every once in a while, like do reviews, etc.
76. Showcase some of your best posts on Squidoo lens.
77. Post on the weekends because there are less posts.
78. Leverage April Fool’s day with an outrageous truth.
79. Write about how things have changed in your niche.
80. Invite your readers to do guest posting for you.
81. Answer your readers questions with more questions.
82. Aggregate ideas, tips, etc from numerous places/blogs into a blog post.
83. Attend a live event and broadcast about it.
84. Write a post about a scam.
85. Write about everything under the sun so that you don’t bore your readers.
86. Alternative to link exchange: get a group of bloggers together and write reviews for each other’s blogs.
87. Connect with your blogging peers and share ideas.
88. Create a guide for your niche.
89. Write posts that includes tons of trackbacks to other blogs so that other blogger will notice you.
90. Make a post simplifying a complex problem.
91. Create a huge list of your best posts.
92. Give credit to those who inspired your post.
93. Respond to criticism in a post (i.e. criticism of you, your company, of the way you squint your eyes, etc).
94. Tell a great story.
95. Put some thought into post formatting – increases readability.
96. Check out your competitors’ archives to see if some of their old posts can be turned into an updated version on your blog.
97. Write a post that uses the words “futile” and “desperate”.
98. Write something to inspire and motivate your readers, especially if you don’t do it on a regular basis.
99. Review your analytics to see what keywords are brining in traffic and make more posts on those.
100. Contrast two or more positions in your post.
101. Invite a couple of bloggers with opposing opinions for a duel on your blog.
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