How do you get traffic to your blog/site?

@coffeebreak (17820)
United States
March 9, 2008 10:36pm CST
Okay so everyone says you can make a ton of money online. But from what I have learned and figured, it all relies on two things... one is having something to sell that people want to buy or read about. And If knowing what the people want wasn't hard enough, the other necessary key is to have traffic to your site/blog...If the people don't go to your site/blog, they won't be buying from you so you won't be making the ton of money they claim you can. So...the million dollar question that "they" never answer...how do you get traffic to your site? I know about having the URL/link in my signature line. i know about joining groups and messages boards. I know about buying PTC ads. I know about link exchange. I know about networking with all my sites/blogs and linking to them. I know about networking other ways, like here at My Lot. I know about referrals. however, I have had so many sites/blogs etc in the past and so many of the same currently, and I have been religiously doing all these things (except the PTC and I just found out about that and am working on it) but still... not enough traffic to my sites/blogs to earn as much as to cover groceries for the month. So... how do you get traffic to your site/blog? How do you get traffic to anything you have "available" on line - whether it is a sales site or an article just to get paid for views/hits - how do you get the people there?
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
10 Mar 08
Actually, the most important question, is your blog content what people are looking for? The way I see, most people won't even bother with money earning blogs...which is what you have in your mylot profile....no offence intended.. You can try however hard to do all the things to help traffic, but if people are not interested, they just won't visit the sites... If you don't believe me, you can start your own personal blog...talk about life and stuff....and then promote it like you do for your money making blog...I dare say the traffic will be much higher for your personal blog than the money making one....provided you also update it very regularly..
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Mar 08
There are alot of different ways. One that I use is traffic exchanges. I use 2 in particular. www.trafficG.com . And then I use www.trafficspawn.com . I like the 2 one better. It uses a 10 second counter instead of 30 seconds.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Those are now on my list to investigate! Thanks for mentiong them.
• United States
10 Mar 08
Hi coffeebreak :-) I just went and took a quick glance at your blog. Very nice layout by the way. I'm afraid I can't help you with getting traffic to blogs. The only thing that I know that you did not mention were traffic exchanges. If you had your own website that would be a different matter. I highly recommend Site Build It. It's an all-in-one package deal. They have tools for researching niches, building a website, search engine optimization, and monetizing your site. Just go to http://www.sitesell.com for all the info.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Mine are blogs and articles (AC) and lenses (Squido). I will check out sitesell tho and see what I can learn. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the compliment on my blogs. I appreciate it!
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• United States
12 Mar 08
I went to visit your blog, and saw that you got some of the same programs I also promote - have you consideret getting involved with marketers affiliate programs - they are free to join and you will be able to also promote free sample offers, trials, coupons etc on your site - people LOVE free stuff. If you want I can email you referral links to the marketers programs I join. Just let me know. It is also a great idea to hand out business cards. Also I noticed you got a newsletter from bravenet set up on your blog - is that easy to do - I need some kind of newsletter on my blog.