Wanted: Blog Traffic

by Martha Giffen

Who doesn’t want more blog traffic?

There are great ways of getting it, one of which is to ASK!

Did you put up your site so you could admire it daily?  To have web real estate you could call your own?

I hope not!

Fact is, you WANT people to visit your site so they will eventually get to know you, like you and buy your products.  One of the best ways of getting people to visit is to ask.

Whaaat?  Could it be that simple?

It could and it is.  Most people just don’t take the time to invite others to their site.  Here’s some great ideas that work for me:

  • When you are on Twitter, ask people to visit your site.  Something like “Have you seen my site lately?” will work.  You might even add,”I would really appreciate it!” (give the link of course)
  • Facebook – this is easy too!  Be sure you are connected with Networked Blogs.  Your blog will automatically feed to your FB wall for all your friends to see.  Also, occassionally you might want to put the link in your update!  And don’t forget to ask your friends to come see your site.  Sometimes, just a little nudging is all that’s needed.
  • When you are out in public, in the real world, do you ever say, “Hey, have you visited my website?”  If not, why?  Let them know what you’re up to.  Tell them you have something there they might find interesting!  Ask them to go there!
  • Make the rounds of the forums.  There are always new people floating in and out who don’t know or have never heard of your site.  Invite them to visit!
  • Do you leave comments on other blogs?  Yes, it takes time but can be a great traffic booster.  Again, you have to give a call to action.  Ask people to visit you.  If you have information on your site that is pertinent to the conversation, tell people to go there.

Are you starting to get the picture?

YOU have the ability to create traffic flow to your site.  By asking. By giving a call to action wherever you are.  Online or off.

You have to be pro-active. You need to be doing something to drive traffic to your site.  Remember, your online business has some of the same characteristics as an offline business.  Friendly, engaging, community participants are qualities found in successful biz owners.

Go out and be one!

Peace,

-Martha

 Wanted: Blog Traffic

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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