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Sunday, July 24, 2011

How to Make Your Blog More Visible Online

In order to make your blog more popular online you will first need to get traffic to your site! By doing so, provided what you offer is interesting and unique content, your site visitors will then refer others as well! Capitalizing off the 'bounce' this viral effect will offer, you can now more rapidly build your visibility and traffic! So it comes right down to attracting and/or directing people to your blogging platform.

Here are 4 ways in which you can get traffic to your site that also offers the benefit of an additional viral bounce as well!

Collaborating with other bloggers in your niche is a great way to quickly build momentum. Exchanging links is a great way to get traffic to your site. These contacts can be developed by leaving stimulating comments on their sites. You can also offer your services as a guest blogger or even accept requests left at your blog from people offering their own writing services! Online or off a network saves legwork and when you branch out within your own niche word travels quickly!

Article Submissions
Writing article and submitting them is another great way to attract site visitors back to your blog. By enticing them with articles of relevance to your theme and links back to your platform you have now captured their interest in your writing skills. By offering even more unique content to them on your blog you are well under way towards developing a loyal reader! Having your articles circulating around online will help to maintain your exposure thereby generating even more traffic.

Remember if you want people to visit your blogging platform with thoughts of returning you need to give them a reason to do so. Besides the more you update your site with content that is relevant the more search engines will help you by directing additional and targeted traffic your way as well!

Social Sites
By simply sharing links to your latest updates on any social sites you are involved in you can
encourage curious site members to come visit. Social sites are a great place to drop links or even place them in your profile for others to see and investigate! Although it is relatively easy to get traffic to your site using this approach be aware that visitors are not always highly focused on what you offer. In any event it is far too easy to do and therefore should not be overlooked especially since these sites tend to be more 'viral' in nature due to the social climate they promote!

It is important to make your blog as visible as possible since its success or failure is dependent upon whether you get traffic to your site or not. Ultimately the mark of a successful blogging platform is the loyalty it develops with the site visitors. However this loyalty will only be developed by having interesting and unique content for people to view. It all boils down to generating the flow of traffic needed to increase your exposure and 4 terrific ways to do so are discussed above. Once people arrive, as long as you have plenty of unique content to offer them, building loyalty will only be a matter of time!

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