WordPress.com: How do I get more views and traffic?


This is pretty self-serving, but could be useful to you if you’re a blogger as well:

How do I get more views and traffic?

If you feel like you’re not getting the amount of traffic to your blog that you’d like, there are a few things you can do to try bring a few more folks to your blog. Here’s a quick summary.

Bug your real-life friends

Almost everybody has 10-20 friends and family members they can coerce into reading their blog. Send them reminder emails when you update, talk to them about it when you meet in person, just generally encourage it as a new form of communication between you guys. Often having a really small audience of people you care about is better than having a million visitors and not knowing any of them.

Read and comment on other blogs

Use a search engine like Sphere to find the people who care about the same stuff you do. Then subscribe to their blog using a RSS reader like Bloglines and get to know them a bit. When you see an article that interests you click through to their site and leave a comment with your thoughts.

Link to other blogs

Just like you love getting links, so do other folks. (Remember, blogging is all about people.) When you link to another blogger or blog entry they’ll often find your blog through their stats, Technorati, or a pingback and come to see what you had to say. If you’re interesting, they may even subscribe to you and leave comments just like we suggested you do above.

(continued at http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/15/more-traffic/)

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3 comments on “WordPress.com: How do I get more views and traffic?
  1. Thanks That was a big help. My blog is at http://www.chrisvarghese.co.nz

  2. Loren Forney says:

    great post, thanks

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