This is a guest post by Simon Rogers, a teenage blogger from the UK who blogs at Teenius.com. There’s currently a big contest going on over on his blog with over $800 of prizes. You can also sign up to his RSS feed.
I have been trying really hard to get quality traffic since the day I started Teenius.com. I tried many different methods such as paid advertisement and PPC campaigns. However, due to the shortage of cash, I had to stop paying money for the advertisements. Therefore, I start trying different methods to get traffic to my blog, without paying single penny.
So, I started to do the following instead of paying for advertisement.
I have around 4 guest posts published on different blogs. This might not seem a lot. However, I still get around 100 visitors a month from those guest posts. And I published the last one few weeks ago, and others around couple of months ago. So, at the moment, I am preparing more blog posts to publish on different blogs.
Having RSS Email Subscription Enabled
Before I only had RSS subscription enabled. I never thought having email subscription will give really good effect on traffic. As I made this feature available, I started to see more returning visits. Because, RSS Email subscription allows readers to receive blog posts to their emails, whenever, you publish a new blog post. But, you need to keep one thing in mind. They subscribe for the updates of your blog posts, nothing else.
ReTweeting other’s Post
When I see a good post, I can’t stop my fingers to press retweet button. As, a result I’ve seen positive reaction from the blog owners. They also retweet my posts and I started to get more traffic from Twitter.
Competition on my blog
As you all know, I have weekly contest here, which offers free advertisement to the top commentators. In fact even more prices now (Top Commentator competition). This competition brought lots of new visitors to my blog and still bringing more.
I was a bit skeptic about article marketing. However, last few weeks, I’ve been publishing around 10 articles per week in Ezine Articles. Although the traffic you receive dies out within few days, I start to get steady traffic, after the articles start to appear in the search engines. But you need to make sure to aim for correct and uncompetitive keywords, when you are writing your articles.
Related Posts Plug-in
Although this plug-in doesn’t help you to get direct traffic, it certainly helps you to increase your page loads. Very useful way to make your old blog posts visible.
I always try to comment on other blogs. However, last few weeks I haven’t been commenting as much as before. However, the comments I leave now, are longer and much better. Obviously this has major role to get more traffic from blog commenting. I would say, If can’t guest post; try to aim for leaving longer comments that relates to topic.
I know that it can be hard to get quality traffic. Especially, if you don’t have enough money to spare for advertisements. However, above methods would bring you as much traffic as you would get from advertisement. Maybe even more quality traffic. And, it will only cost you, your time.
Article: How To Bring Traffic To Your Blog, When You Are Short Of Cash?
Article Source: Internet How
Author: Simon Rogers