Are you feeling the effects of the recent Google algorithm updates? Have you been seeing a gradual decline in the level of traffic to your blog over the recent months? You’re not alone, I’m personally not looking forward to publishing my blog traffic report at the end of this month because I can tell you for a fact right now that it’s going to be a bitterly disappointing report, yep I’ve been bee-atch slapped by Google’s damn Panda too!
Ok in today’s post we’re going to take a look at how you can get one back at Google, with our top 20 effective ways in which you can generate traffic to your blog, without the use of SEO; so quit fiddling about with SEO plugins, bullsh@t keywords and start implementing these tactics into your blog traffic building strategy today.
Get on StumbleUpon
SU is an awesome social bookmarking tool that is well underrated. It allows you to post and review topical websites, web pages, blog posts and articles with your followers on the web.
Use Su.Pr Url Shortening Tool
A powerful and effective way to shorten your URL’s and share content via other social sites such as Twitter & Facebook across the web. Get more views on StumbleUpon and attract more followers too using this powerful tool.
OK, I don’t literally mean sit there and tweet content and links to your blog posts every 10 minutes or so, but tweet more regularly at peak times of traffic definitely. If you have a smartphone then consider downloading the latest Twitter app for your iPhone or whatever you have, and get tweeting more regularly whilst on the move.
Digg is a great way to get your content going viral and building a mass of followers (potentially). I’ve started to use Digg a lot more these recent months, and I find Digg just as useful and a great social bookmarking tool for sharing all kinds of related content on the web.
Attract more Facebook Fans
Getting more Facebook fans is challenging I’ll admit that much, but worth every effort. Check out our post on 56 ways to get more Facebook fans.
Comment on more Blogs that use CommentLuv
Find as many other blogs within your niche that uses the CommentLuv plugin and create a bookmarking file for them. Start posting informative and topic related comments to give your blog some extra authority, backlinks (although we’re not really on the topic of SEO link building) and to attract referral traffic.
Post your WordPress blog feed to LinkedIn
Join Online Forums
Online forums are a great place for mingling with others and stamping your authority, which will in effect drive traffic back to your own blog.
Post a Series of Videos on YouTube or Vimeo
Create a series of ‘how to’ tutorial or ‘video blog reviews’ and create a YouTube or Vimeo channel to promote them with. You can also attract and build subscribers to your YouTube channel which you can then use to channel back to your blog.
Build a list
Ah, the list building principal and the number one most effective strategy of online marketing; Building a list takes immense time and patience, but it might be worth checking out our email marketing ideas and suggestions on how to effectively build a list fast and effortless.
Build more RSS subscribers
RSS readers are your blog’s lifeblood in the words of John Chow himself. Ensure that you display your RSS icon and feed subscription form prominently in your blog, your website, Facebook landing page and anywhere else that deems appropriate to get more subscribers.
Get on Bloggers.com
Bloggers.com is a popular social networking site for bloggers. Get on there now and start making friends with like minded bloggers from around the globe. Get voted and interact with the people you follow online. This is a great way to promote your blog and attract followers and of course drive targeted traffic to your blog.
Get on SWOM
SWOM is a social networking site for internet marketers and business marketing gurus. You can even make money online using SWOM, though their monthly premium might be enough to send you scatty.
Get some Business Cards Printed
Business cards are still a powerful blog traffic and marketing weapon to have in your wallet. They’re not just for the tie wearing, sales driven freak shows, but for the modest bloggers looking to promote themselves offline too.
Create an iPhone App
Check out our course review on teaching you how to create an iPhone app and making money from them. Get bucket loads of traffic to your website as a result too.
Design your own Facebook App
If you have some knowledge in app building for Facebook then this is another great way to build and attract targeted and respectful traffic to your blog.
Create your own WordPress themes
Again if you’re hot on programming, editing codes and building websites then consider creating your own WordPress themes. Make them freely downloadable from your blog and see the traffic come roaring in!
Create a Viral Email Marketing Campaign
Make your next email marketing newsletter viral by adding social bookmarking and sharing tools, add a ‘send to a friend’ link feature and offer an incentive for recommending someone to signup.
Organise and hold a Webinar
Got something worth ranting about and educating others with? Consider holding a live webinar and inviting loads of others to listen in and interact with you on your webinar. A great way to market and promote your blog without a doubt.
Guest write on other Blogs
Finally get on blogs that allow for guest writers. Guest writing on other blogs is one of the best ways to build recognition in your field of expertise and drive targeted referral traffic back to your blog.
Well who needs SEO? Hope this is enough to entice you to build traffic behind Google’s back, enjoy. Oh and if you want more tips on getting traffic to your blog download our free eBook ’170 Blog Traffic Tips’…
If you have any suggestions or tips please feel free to share them with us below in the comments section as always.