Driving Traffic To Your Blog

I don’t have a lot of time for this and only work this once a month or two, but here’s my experience with Blog Traffic Exchanges:

#1. Not a lot of seo or affiliate marketing blogs involved
#2. Not the nightmare that other regular traffic exchanges are (no popups, downloads, crap like that)
#3. The blogs rotated are not afraid of giving link love at all – lots of blog resources and info listed in sidebars
#4. Realize how inadequate your blog design is – some of these are *WOW*
#5. Good crack at what the ‘word’ is on the street and what people are interested in talking about (outside of seo/marketing circles).

I do have some regulars and bookmark traffic come from the blog traffic exchanges, but the ratio isn’t that high. Mind you I hardly work them so maybe with more effort? I’ve also added several to my feed reader just from what I found there. What I do find useful about using these traffic exchanges are the reasons above. I don’t have a prob surfing through them for one or two hours every month or every other month to see what’s goin on out there.

Here are a few I’ve tried if you’d like to give it a shot:

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6 thoughts to “Driving Traffic To Your Blog”

  1. Hi. I was wondering if you could sign up for BlogAdvance.com and try it out for a while. Post a review… good or bad, either way… don’t really care. All i know is that i been getting some good visitors from it, and maybe you’d like it.

    Jeff

  2. Hi Jeff, I haven’t been spending any time with blog traffic exchanges the last few months, but I’ll leave your note there if anyone is interested.

    sidenote to spammers: don’t get any bright ideas. I’ll toast the posts.

  3. No I haven’t tried blog carnivals, is that a blog exchange or? I used to do a bit of blog traffic exchanges at the beginning of the year, but haven’t done any of that for several months now. No time! ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. Carnivals are held by seperate blogs. A host will post a carnival subject such as Humor or a political debate. Bloggers can then send their own related articles to the host for inclusion. On a specific date the host blog will post all the submmissions as a “carnival”.

    This works as a viral mechanism. Each blogger that participates in the carnival will announce to their reader base. This action in-turn drives traffic to the carnival host blog.

    It’s like writing a report with other peoples post as the content. Plus the contributor gets a highly relevent inbound link.

    http://www.blogcarnival.com is the site I use to post and participate in carnivals.

    P.S Blog exchanges work best when you promote your referral url and rack up free traffic without surfing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I had no idea this kind of thing existed intheloop – thanks for posting that info.

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