Sunday, July 6, 2008
Referral traffic is the traffic that drives towards your blog or website from other blogs and websites. Referral traffic for a blog or website is as important as search engine traffic. In this post, i will explain ten simple ways to get referral traffic to your blog.
Participate in Yahoo Answer. Yahoo Answer is a large community where people ask and respond to other's questions. It's a good platform to share your blog post by answering the related questions and putting your blog post link.
Linkedin Answer is the same as Yahoo Answer. Linkedin is a large community for professionals and it has millions of user's across the world. Very recently, it crossed 1 million mark in India.
Digg is a very popular social bookmarking sites which has millions of users. Digging your blog post will bring huge traffic to your blog or website.
Note: Digging self post if not a good practice.
StumbleUpon is a very popular website where you can rank a perticular website based on your interest and preference. Do a StumbleUpon on your blog post and it will return you huge traffic.
MyBlogLog is a Yahoo community service that let you register and share your blog and websites, create new community. You can add your blog or website RSS feed. When your blog will update, latest postes will be visible to the people in your MyBlogLog community.
Zimbio is a very popular service for publishing the articles. Zimbio has different wikizines. You can register your blog and then publish your blog post to related wikizine and if no related wikizine is available, you can create your own wikizine and then publish your post in it.
Technorati is a very big platform to showcase your blog. Technorati gives ranking to your blog or website based on the authority. More authorities you have, more your blog will be popular and rank high. Once you are registered with Technorati, you can ping it when you update your blog. You can get good traffic from here.
Blog commenting is still the most effective way to get referral traffic to your blog or website. You can leave your comments to other related blogs and people will flow to your blog if the comment is interesting and related.
Note: Do not SPAM, put related comments that makes sense
Forum Signatures and Posting:
You can register in a related forum and can create your signature. Signature will contain the link to your blog. More you will post, more you will receive backlinks and more chances to get good traffic to your blog as well as good Google PageRank if signature links are not no-follow.
Submit your article to artcile directories like ezinearticles or other article directories. Article submission will bring will bring good traffic to your blog or website.
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