Use Creativity to Drive Traffic

1. Use graphics that are pleasant to the eye

How often have you visited a blog where the graphics are so bad that it makes you want to leave the site as soon as the page loads? Oftentimes I have found that blogs often use poor quality graphics, that have been stolen from other sites. I would recommend that if you are going to use graphics from other sites, that you take the time to edit them in a graphics editing program to make them look presentable.

2. Write about controversial topics

Writing about a controversial topics can bring a good amount of traffic to your site because people love to give their opinions. The more engaged people are the more traffic to your site. A good example is when using Facebook. I have found that writing about controversial topics on Facebook it causes many people that want to give their 2 cents to the discussions. Some tips to remember.

  • Always be respectful
  • Whenever possible add a little bit of humor
  • Never publish content when your angry.
  • Never use a public platform to discuss personal matters such as husband wife relationship.

3. Answer people's questions

Oftentimes you will find that people have questions and problems that need to be answered. Going to other people's blogs and forums and answering questions will help bring traffic to your site. People appreciate feedback from others in the blogging community.

4. Ask questions that involve participation

When you post articles, make the title in the form of a question. By nature, I have found that people like to feel like they provide value to the question being asked. This could also drive traffic because of the differences of opinion. Maybe run some kind of contents for the person that provides the best answer to a question that you posed in the article.

Well that is it for now and as always, follow me for updated information on how to obtain more traffic to your website!

Driving Twitter Traffic to Your Blog

1. Increase followers by following others

This has been a tactic that has been used for some time. It has been commonplace for those that you follow, will follow you in return. I would recommend that you don't stop there. You should follow up with a personal email to each person that you are following, letting them know about your blog and how you can help them. Remember that you are trying to convince the reader that you provide quality content that will be useful to them.

2. Add your blog to all email signatures

Whenever you send out emails, make sure that you include your contact information in your email signature. This should always include a link to your website, and as always make sure the website url is clickable.

3. Tweet all new blog posts

Every time you publish a new article on your blog, you will want to ensure that you tweet about it as well. This will help drive targeted traffic to your site. Additionally the tweet should always have a link that will direct users back to the most recent blog article.

4. Add a Twitter widget to your blog

By adding the Twitter widget to your blog, the users will be reminded that they can check out your most recent posts from Twitter.

5. Provide Contests and Giveaways Often

This is by far the easiest way to obtain traffic and followers because lets face it, People like free stuff. A good example might be to create a contest where you giveaway a prize to the follower that refers the most people to your site!

And as always, follow me for updated information on how to obtain more traffic to your website!