Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How Do I Get People To View My Blog?



This is going to depend on a lot of things!

First of all you should give your blog a chance (and some time) to start to build a reputation and a following.

If your blog is new then you can go to the Blogger.com's The Coffee Shop and announce your blog (and provide a link to it) to the world!

Another way that people find your blog is through the search engines.

Basically how this works is that people will use a search engine to find information. The search engine will return a list of sites that have information relating to the search terms that people have typed into the search engine. What YOU want YOUR site to do is show up on the list of search engine results when people are looking for information that is related to the information that is on your own blog.

The higher up your site is in the search engine results, the more traffic / visitors you are more likely to get.

I should warn you though that search engine optimization is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of people clamoring to get those high-ranking search engine listings and they have found quite a number of different (and illegitimate) ways of doing it!

You should also install a counter and one of the free statistic tracking services so that you can see how much (or how little) traffic your site gets so that you will have more information as you work to increase your traffic numbers.

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