In this third part I would like to share some other ways to generate traffic and build links. A great turning point in our online money making experience is when we were encouraged to…
1) …Join Entrecard.
We went to entrecard.com and registered our existing blogs. This site is a sort of an advertising venue where blogger members use entrecard credits instead of cash to pay for the advertising. Entrecard credits are earned when you visit other blogs that have an entrecard widget and you ‘drop your entrecard’ on their site (click the Drop button on their site). You also earn credits when other blogger members advertise in your blog.
I have learned (through my wife) that when you drop the maximum number entrecards in a day, which is 300 per blog, and use entrecards popular section as your droplist, you will get about 70-80% of them to drop back on your site. So if you dropped 300 entrecards on 300 sites from entrecard’s popular list then you can expect at least 210-240 visitors on that same day. This may not instantly be seen but try doing it a few days consistently and when the popular entrecard bloggers/droppers recognize you they will drop back at you (guaranteed).
Another thing I did as I tried to increase my site’s stats to make money online faster was to…
2)…Visit other blogs and comment or leave a message at their chat/shoutbox.
I personally prefer commenting and leaving my blog’s URL on other people’s posts over just leaving a message on their chatbox (but usually do otherwise when in a hurry) because I am able to create a back link to my site even though the link is not site wide. This also usually guarantees a visit by the owner of the blog you left a message on.
Aside from leaving a comment or message, what I did also was…
3) …Exchange links with blogs related to my blogs niche.
Getting permanent, one-way links is still the best, of course, but this guarantees links for your blog. And I have learned that once you’ve exchanged links, visiting your friends’ blogs (those you’ve exchanged links with) regularly, validates the authenticity of your linking to each other, at least in Google’s eyes.
The last two steps are the heart and soul of blogging, helping bloggers like us in link building and traffic generating. And they can guarantee traffic and link popularity.
Next on this series will be about the tools to check your blog’s statistics, to help you see how your blog is doing and can give you a signal on how you can start making money online as you are encouraged to submit your blog to various paid to blog services.