I say that writing this blog is all about sharing my brain, and promoting my personal brand, but at the same time it’s a bit of an ego trip. I like to know that you’re all out there listening to me rant.
So how do I ensure do I ensure there is more and more of you coming to my site on a regular basis? I decided to test a couple of hypotheses and from there to see how to leverage.
Comment on other relevant blog posts, and link back to your own post.
This is the one that really worked well for me. I used my post on iphone marketing (which I humbly think was pretty good), did a couple of searches and commented on the posts and presentations (on slideshare)with a link to my blog post. This brought me a huge amount of traffic (proportionally) as it went on a few blogs and they sent traffic back to me. I will continue to use this in the future, I think it was so effective because there isn’t a lot written about this niche, and I found the right people to seed it with, however this is a consistent method of getting
Use twitter to promote it
Its Ok. I do get traffic from twitter, and I announce some posts from Twitter. But (through my own choice) I don’t reciprocate/mutual friend everyone, and I don’t actively try and recruit people. So compared to the 50 odd people I have following me it’s a decent conversion.
Syndicate your content and try to get profile (and traffic) through that
OK-ish. I posted an article/recycled a blog post for the Tech Leader board. It was read by 514 people, and I got 9 visits from it. I was expecting more frankly.
Use your family to blog-roll you
Better than expected. Its consistent and bubbles under, even though people are coming from different genres (creative writing/literary tourism/crafts). I’ll try and ensure a higher profile or get more of my family to start blogging
Put your blog everywhere in your profile (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, signature etc)
Ho-hum. I was expecting more from these too, but it seems that my profile is not looked at as often as I would have expected.
So, number one is the one that works (at a scale of at least 10x the combined others) in terms of driving decent traffic to your site. Any other options you can recommend?
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