Thursday, October 1, 2009

Simple Strategies for Increasing Your Blog's Traffic

In answer to newbies who are asking: How to increase traffic on your blog?
by Janis Brett Elspas
The Mommy Blog Expert
Follow me on Twitter @MommyBlogExpert

In two words: Hard work and persistence.

Some of the most important things to do are to carve out a niche that is not being served by someone else. Stay focused and confine yourself to your specialized area--become an expert in it, don't give up, be positive and only aim to build bridges (not burn them). Know what kind of readers you are trying to attract. Write often about subjects your audience wants and needs. I have learned so much from the top bloggers and professionals out there.

Also, follow as many people who are where you want to be and subscribe to their blogs. The blogging community, in my own experience, has been so giving and willing to share. In fact, I try and tweet and blog about resources for bloggers that I read about in the PR and advertising trades I still read even though I'm transitioning from former public relations executive (corporate and agency) and journalist to full-time Mommy Blogger.

Above all, keep posting great questions like the one you've asked here while you are learning. Then, be ready to give back to the newbies who will soon be following you! Good luck and know that YOU CAN DO IT!

The Mommy Blog Expert

1 comment:

  1. Lois, Please do post your strategy questions here, and I'll be happy to give you my answers for them. There will never be one-size-fits-all answer and each expert you ask will tell you something different, so definitely ask other their opinions on this as well.

    Looking forward to hearing more comments on this topic which is one that is of interest to any business or blogger seeking to build a quality, not quantity, following.