Got a blog created and began publishing concise, useful information that your niche market would benefit from and enjoy. Days go by, to keep posting, but no one comments and your traffic statistics are just the record. What to do? Like any website of your property, you must do some blog promotion to start driving traffic to your site. Here are 16 steps in any order of importance, they can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog. 1.

Establish a Bloglet subscription form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe: family, friends, colleagues, customers, partners. / / 2. Set up a feed on your site MyYahoo.com to receive regularly indexed by the Yahoo search engine (see tutorial 3. Read and comment on it is their duty station. Do not write things like “nice blog” or “big post “. Write intelligent, useful comments with a link to your blog. 4.

Use Ping-0-Matic to ping directories blogs. Do this each time you publish. 5. Submit your blog to traditional search engines: 6. Submit your blog to blog directories. The most comprehensive list of directories is on this site: Tip: Create a form to track their shipments, which may take several hours to start programming for an hour a day for submitting or hire a VA to do it for you. 7. Add a link to your blog in your signature. 8. Put a link to your blog on each page of your website. 9. If you publish a newsletter, make sure you have a link to your blog on the topic. 10. To include a link to your blog as a normal part of all outgoing correspondence such as autoresponder sequences, sales letters, reports, white papers, etc 11. Print your blog URL on business cards, brochures and flyers. 12. Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe. The acronym RSS means Rich Site Summary, or some may consider its meaning as Really Simple Syndication. It is a kind of That document lists updates of websites or blogs available for distribution. These RSS documents (also known as ‘feeds’) can be read using aggregators (news readers).

Can display RSS headlines only or both headlines and summaries. To learn how news aggregators or RSS readers work, see this site: 13. Post often to keep attracting your subscribers to come back and refer to others in their networks, including links to articles and Web sites in their messages 14. Use Trackback links when you quote or refer to other blog entries. What is TrackBack? In essence, what it does is send a message from one server to another server to let you know you have posted a reference to his post. The beauty is that a link to your blog is now included on your site. 15. Write articles to post around the web article directories. Include a link to your blog in the author info box (see example in our signature below). 16. Make a commitment to blog all days. 10 minutes a day can help increase your traffic as new content attracts search engines. Put it in your calendar as a daily task at the same time. Tip: Use a coup against track your visitor statistics: how many unique visitors as many page views, average length of visit. You can get a free hit counter Denise Wakeman of Next Level Partnership, and Patsi Krakoff of Customized Newsletter Services, have teamed up to create blogging classes and marketing services for independent professionals. You can read and subscribe to their blogs and.