Here's a Quick Way to Get Traffic to Your Blog

While I enjoy writing about organic living and organic gardening, it’s not so much fun when I look at my statistics and see that no one is reading my blog. I started this blog in August 2006 and I have slowly, very slowly, made my way up to 300 visitors per day. I had really hoped to be getting over 1000 visitors per day by now. Maybe that’s not realistic for my niche but that is what I had originally hoped for.

It took me a few months to realise that to get traffic to a blog you need links. There are lots of ways to get links to your blog but one of the easiest ways is to participate in a blog carnival. My biggest blogging mistake was not participating in this kind of event sooner. I had heard about blog carnivals but didn’t look into what they were about until a couple of months ago when I was read about them over at Pro Blogger.

All you have to do to participate in a carnival is write an original post, find a relevant carnival and let them know about your post. At the end of the week or month they will write a post on their blog with links to all participants. Depending on your niche you can easily get 20 links to your site per month using this technique.

Not only can you get links to your blog but you can get direct traffic as well. Plus you can find related blogs which are sure to be of interest. I definitely recommend participating in blog carnivals and I only wish I had started doing so earlier in my blogging ‘career’.

This is my submission for the blogging mistakes group writing project at Daily Blog Tips. You can participate too by writing about your own blogging mistakes.

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Andrea is the founder and author of Buy Organic. Follow her on Twitter and become a fan of Buy Organic on Facebook.

Comments

  1. Well no wonder no one is reading it! You didn’t start it til August 2007. ;)
    So you’re already a leg up on the game considering your articles are pre-dating that! WTG!

    Here’s a friendly critique: I adore the plum and light green. It’s crisp and clean; easy on the eyes… Feels warm and soothing. And no clutter. I love no clutter. One of my blogs is very cluttered. :\

    Content: Thanks for writing about Blog Carnivals. I am certainly going to look into them thanks to you. :)

    One thing: The form I am filling out. The text box is fine…I can see what I am writing. However, in the email and website text boxes…it’s a pale yellow and the font color is white so I cannot see what I typed. If you either could make the font a plum [like your background color] or the boxes the plum like the name box and this box, everything would be set. :)

    I just LOVE this design and color scheme.

    OH and you need readers and you’re site’s related to my Living Within Samsara site so I am adding you. I have a PageRank of 4 so it should help you.

  2. Blog carnivals are a good way to get links as well as group projects (such as the one you just joined). I’ve found that it’s also a mistake to let the links pour in without taking advantage of the potential relationships.

    Thanks for the insightful post.

  3. Samsara – Blogging mistake #2 – don’t proof read your articles!

    The reason the form box is yellow is because you have the Google toolbar installed and the Autofill function highlights it in yellow. I’ll have to change the text so it’s visible for those who do and don’t have the toolbar. It’s on my to do list!

    Your blog looks great, I’m heading over there now to check it out in more detail.

    Thanks for your comments.

  4. Ronald – I agree that group projects and carnivals should be more than just about links. Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

  5. I also started about six months ago and have been alternately enjoying and sometimes getting frustrated by the blog learning curve! I’d love more traffic but, aside from that, the friendships with other bloggers that I’ve already made have been really rewarding and I like that better than anything else. You just started too – keep it up. The traffic will come as you continue to share good content. I’m adding you to my RSS reader. Cheers!

  6. I’m really interested in the topic of your blog so I subscribed to your feed. I would have left a comment but you have to be logged in to comment and I don’t like having to do that. [Hint] ;)

    Good luck with your blog.

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