Build a better blog, Part 5 Traffic Building

This series will explore all the effective ways in which you can turn your blog into the hottest thing on the Web…unless it is already. Ready for more?

- Run Contests and Giveaways

This method works out two fold for anyone who’s willing to put forth the effort. Sponsoring contests is a great way to get readers engaged in your blog, website or product by establishing  incentive systems.

It is a tried-and-true method to inspire people to act and no matter what age they are it’s super effective. Aside from bringing traffic to your website, hosting a contest will serve as a means of broadcasting your product or service to a potentially untapped audience that will definitely help you out in the long run. If you choose to run giveaways for products or services other than your own, say for a company donating the product or service, you will need to follow proper disclosure guidelines and plan shipping agreements in advance.

- Debunk Common Myths in Your Industry

When it comes to the world of blogging, there’s a great deal of misinformation that tends to float around that others pick up and take as the Gospel.

A great way to solidify your blog’s credibility is by taking some time and putting out on the table a few myths and falsehoods about your specific industry. This will help remove that initial shroud of mystery and give readers a better sense of what you and your blog are trying to provide.

- Create a Poll and Make an Infographic From the Results

We all know that infographics are in right now. There’s not a reputable news source out there how that hasn’t utilized the power of the infographic within the past month. You could use this trend to your advantage by creating one based on the demographics of your audience.

A great video infographic depicting some of the things money is spent on and who’s spending it.

Not only will this give your blog or website some fresh content, but you’ll also be able to show your audience how and where they fit into the grand scheme of things.


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