First off. I'm very sorry the spelling of paid in title is wrong. It was a typo and I cannot reverse it now.
Hello DANIWEB! I'm new to the forum and joined because it looks like a place where I can possibly get some answers. My first post asks the question, how do I get more traffic to my site/blog. I'm hoping some of you here can enlighten me with some methods I may not be aware of.
To begin with, I'm fairly new to website design/blogging/and traffic generation. However, I am pretty computer savvy and know alot of people who are, shall we say (web inclined)
My blog is a about 9 months old give or take a month. I worked on it pretty hard the first month and customized a template, ect. You know, set up the overall look and got it off the ground.
I indexed the blog with as many search engines as I could. Google, Yahoo, Bing, and more.
I created content. Right now I have over 150 articles. Some come from other sources but most are original articles with cited sources.
I use social bookmarking such as digg, reddit, ect. I never break the barrier on these sites though, I may get around 30 diggs on a post and then it stops. I also actively digg and take part in discussion ect. I also use stumble upon and actively stumble but my posts never make it big there either. My most looked at post only has about 130 stumbles.
I am a member of several forums which discuss the same topic as my blog. I use signatures and post and interact regularly. This is where I get a good amount of my traffic but still not that much. One time an article I posted on a big forum went viral and I received over 3000 views from it in 2 days but this only happened once.
I submit articles to news sites and am an expert author on ezine.
I use google webmaster tools and work on my keywords. I try to use them in all post tiles and throughout my articles. I also make them bold and italic. I only get a small amount of search engine traffic though. Under 20%
I have an RSS feed ect, I only have about 50 subscribers though.
I made my blog a do-follow blog.
I post content regularily.
I use meta tags.
I have over 200 backlinks coming in to my site.
I'm ranked in alexa under 2 million and in technorati under 25,000
Have about 20 google followers.
Ok, I'm sure there's more but these are the main things I can think of at the moment.
My traffic has been better recently since I had an article go viral but I want to make it bigger. I enjoy the blog and work hard at it. I think the most I have made in a day off adsense is about 17$. I would say it averages around 1$ to 8$ a day and on average 100-700 visitors a day depending on how much I'm posting. It just recently started averaging this much in the last month or
two. I have a small dedicated reader base but I'd like to keep getting huge amounts of unique visits, backlinks, ect. Iv'e tried link exchanges and usually only irrelevant sites send requests so I stopped looking at the requests. I have set up linking with some other nice sites in my genre but results are only decent.
Any responses or tips would be greatly appreciated. :-/