Blog Traffic For Beginners
Traffic is one of the reasons that keeps bloggers motivated. Traffic is so valuable that it could mean your blog’s failure without it. For those who have just started blogging, building traffic is the second priority next to building great contents. But how exactly can a beginner generate traffic to his or her blog?
There are three possible sources of traffic for any blogs namely; search engines, referrals from other websites/blogs and or paid traffic. For beginners, which among the possible blog traffic sources is ideal? To answer this question, let’s first have an overview of each traffic sources.
Traffic From Search Engines
Most of the traffic in the blogosphere is generated by search engines. Search engines like Google, Windows Live, Ask etc. are widely used by the netizens to search for specific information. Search engines when used refers websites or blogs that potentially contain the information being searched. Because of the significant roles of search engines in building traffic to a blog or website, search engine optimization became an important element in successful blogging.
Unfortunately, for those who have just started blogging, traffic from search engines will increase as soon as necessary search engine optimizations are implemented. Search engine optimization is a long process and it continues to evolve depending on the changes made by the search engines themselves. Search engine optimization will be thoroughly discussed in the succeeding posts.
For those who have the finance, paid traffic is a good and easy way to increase your blog’s traffic. However, since it’s paid, the cost increases depending on your traffic requirement. Adwords and Text Link Ads are some examples of companies that provides paid traffic services.
As beginners in blogging, I don’t encourage you to jump into buying traffic yet. Since your blog is relatively new, I assume that your blog has few content. I suggest that you build content for your blog first before you avail of any paid traffic services. This will ensure that your visitors will have sufficient articles to read when they visit your blog.
Traffic From Referrals
As I’ve said it before on my previous post, traffic referral from other blogs or websites is your best shot if you have just started blogging.
In order to increase blog traffic from referrals, links to your blog from other blogs or website should be made available. There are several ways to do this. Here are some of my previous articles you can read that provides you with good information on building traffic to your blog.