Free ways to increase your blog traffic

Hey!

Traffic in our real life may cause shivers, but in an online industry traffic is heart and soul of any business existence. You might have created a very nice looking website or blog, with great content and great hard work. But, if you don't get traffic, then everything is a waste. So, I would share some deep dark secrets of all bloggers and webmasters who utilised these tips and tricks to build massive traffic, including me.

  • Search Engine
Search engine traffic is like lifeblood to any online business. Submit your blog to as many search engines as possible. Include big guns like Google, Msn and Yahoo but at the same time don't forget the small ones like Anoox, Ask, Altavista, Scrubtheweb, etc. Since, getting indexed in these small search engines won't bring much traffic, but the big guns like Google and Yahoo, will rank your site better in their search results because of this.
  • Blog Directories
You might already know the importance of blog directories. It brings Free traffic, gives your site a valuable backlink (blog directories are usually PR4 sites), increases your Pagerank too. Check my post on the list of top Blog Directories in my label "Blog and Website Tools".
  • Forums and Groups
Participate in forums and groups. Keep others informed of your blog. Ask and answer questions, clarify doubts, and leave a link to your blog. But DON'T SPAM.
  • Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is another important aspect of building traffic for your site or blog. It is a practise of saving your bookmarks and tagging the posts with keywords in a particular site. Social bookmarking sites like Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit, Furl rule the roost and would provide you with instant traffic. just register with them, save your blog posts as bookmarks and tag them  with keywords.
  • Submit Articles
Submitting articles is also a great way of building your traffic and getting backlinks as well. Simply, make a search of article directories, and you'll get a list of thousands of them. Submit your articles about your blog, your posts and see the traffic growth considerably.
  • Leave comments
Commenting on other relevant blogs is also a great way to boost your traffic. Leave your blog url along with your comment, but avoid spamming at any cost.

Hope these tips and tricks help you all!

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