For the past two weeks, i was able to double the traffic and stats for bloggernoob dot com. I was stuck at around 300 visits a day but for the past 2 weeks, i’ve consistently hit the 500 plus mark. A few months ago, i would have been happy with getting 300 visits a day and i think that made me complacent. I was starting to make money and i didn’t really want to invest the time to take my blog to the next level. But, about 2 weeks ago, i started thinking up way to get to the next plateau. I would continue to write the no bullshit type of posts, but i wanted to boost the level of promotions for this blog. And guess what, it worked.
The interviews i did and will continue to do will help me in the search rankings. People who are looking for certain interviews will find my blog via google as long i continue doing interesting interview. It’s also a good way for my regular readers to learn about different type of web ventures.
Contests are a great way to promote your blog. You have you promote your promotion tho. You can’t set up a contest and just post about it on your blog. You gotta get out and announce the contest if you want more exposure. Do a search for contest blogs, and you’ll find a plethora of blogs you can submit your contest to. Hit the web forums and announce the contest. Tell your blogging buddies to help you get the word out.
When setting up your contest, make sure you have a prize that is of value. Don’t give out useless stuff. Give out cash. Give out tech gadgets. Give out something that would make you want to enter a contest. All of these entrecard credit contests are lame. Giving out free ads and reviews are ok, but if you really want attention, flash some greenbacks.
Make sure the contests are easy to enter. I see so many bloggers make the mistake of making it hard to enter the damn contest. If i have to solve a calculus equation to enter your contest, i’ll pass. I don’t want to enter all this code or subscribe to your feed. Just let me leave a comment or email you or post a link. That way it’s easy to enter. If you make the contest easy to enter, more people will enter. More entrants equals more traffic and in turn yields more money made with your blog.
Do something unique and new with your contest. It gets hard to distinguish your contest from the million other contests. You have to be creative. I cannot help you with this part. Just try to think up a contest that you haven’t seen before. My domain tournament idea came out cause i’ve always been a fan of tournaments. Poker tournaments and college basketball tournaments are so exciting and fun. The people who enter will keep checking back on the contest. It’ll encourage dialogue amongst your readers and it’s FUN!
The past two weeks, i was able to double my traffic and stats. I was looming at around 300 visits a day.
The promotions and contests i ran helped my blog traffic jump up to 500 plus.
My technorati and alexa is also getting a boost. Here is an interesting note. My alexa rank is now better then this blog that i used to read before i started my blog(tylercruz.com)