Speedlinking – How To Increase Traffic To Your Site

by derek on February 18, 2008 · 9 comments

With only one week left in my contest to win free money, I thought that this edition of Speedlinking should focus on a few methods that you can use to increase traffic to your site.
1. Michael Kwan recently posted about a video from the New York Post that is mocking the New England Patriots. If you’re one of the first blogs to share a funny video before it blows up on the Interweb, you can see a nice stream of traffic hit your site.
2. Continuing the video theme, Stephen Fung has recently started his own how-to video series named the Dot Com Kitchen. Last week I had created my first ever video tutorial that has brought a little boost in traffic. There are quite a few people that learn better by seeing something done as opposed to reading about it and will appreciate the effort of a how-to video.
3. Skellie from AnyWired recently shared a post at ProBlogger covering one of the greatest resources for driving traffic to your blog when she shared how to write posts that set StumbleUpon on fire. I’ve mentioned it here before how SU has been the most consistent source of traffic for this blog in terms of the social media sites. Following Skellie’s advice, I’m thinking that I need to make these Speedlinking posts have more of a weekly theme – such as how to increase traffic to your site. 🙂
4. Alan Johnson has clearly been working to increase his traffic as he has been guest posting on very prominent blogs, as well as following up his last series on exposing popular myths with a new series covering the 7 habits of highly effective online entrepreneurs. Not only will you learn valuable tips by reading the series but you should think about how you can create your own series to draw in additional traffic.
5. Providing a post that has useful information for a large audience can certainly bring in traffic and that is exactly what Noupe has done with a post on WordPress security tips and hacks. When you think of all the blogs across the Interweb running WordPress, there is a very large audience to tap into if you have something useful to provide.
There you have a variety of methods that you can use to increase traffic to your own blog: sharing viral videos, creating your own how-to video, learning how to leverage social media properly, writing a quality series, and capturing the attention of a large audience with something useful.
Go forth and try one or more of these methods to see if you can boost the traffic to your site!

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Stephen February 18, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Videos definitely add a different dimension to your blogs and explanations of things. I’m totally looking forward to doing more “Stupid Videos” 😀


Cesar February 19, 2008 at 1:05 am

I really like the article of Skellie about how to write posts that set StumbleUpon on fire. I am now learning how to create a nice article that can generate more visitors to my website.


Eva White February 19, 2008 at 3:09 am

Thanks for your post. I too will think about guest post for my blog too.


Nicole Price February 19, 2008 at 7:26 am

The SU article was a great help. Thanks for the link.


Stephen Green February 19, 2008 at 7:30 am

I agree that videos can be a big source of traffic but the problem I find is that I can upload it to somewhere like youtube or metacafe but someone else will simply copy the video somehow and repost it under their own account. They seem to fake the initial traffic which gets the ball rolling and gets huge visits to the vids. Any methods of stopping people doing this?


Brewster February 19, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Thanks for sharing – there’s alot to be learned from those articles. I especially liked the SU article.


david deangelo February 20, 2008 at 11:23 am

Thanks for the advice. There is so many ways to get traffic its just impossible to implement them all. I guess its best to stick with the few that has worked for you in the past.


Soo on green rings February 20, 2008 at 11:13 pm

I am very grateful to have read the post on ‘How to Write Posts That Set StumbleUpon on Fire’ by Skellie.
Most of what I have read about StumbleUpon traffic is that it is large but fickle, untargeted and useless. So the article is a real eye-opener for me.
I certainly want to follow all the guidelines and see if StumbleUpon can bring more targeted traffic through writing within the confines of my niche.


Alicia March 3, 2008 at 3:19 am

I want to thank you for the post and the links as with many new blogs I challenge myself to increase traffic, more targeted posts are probably needed, I’ll try to follow the guidelines.


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