When you register your first website, you will soon find that lots of search engine optimization companies have “discovered” you and are eager to email you SEO quotes. At first, it might seem like a good idea to get someone else to promote your blog – and if you have lots of money to spare, there’s certainly no harm in paying for professional help. However, bloggers need not retain seo experts to drive traffic to their sites.
You don’t have to be a pro to make use of all the great techniques the pros use for website promotion. In fact, you can do for yourself most of the things an SEO could do for you. Here are a few tips for getting started:
- Think about your blog in relation to your audience. Ask yourself what people might be searching for when they find you. Consider the topics your blog covers and how people might come to read about them. These thoughts can help you assemble a list of keywords to target when generating traffic.
- Reach out to other bloggers. Surely you aren’t the only person writing about your topic (or maybe you are – that’d be neat!) Find people who write about similar things and ask if you can trade links with them. Follow their blogs, especially if they are more popular than yours, so that you can see what they’re doing to attract so much traffic.
- Sign up for blog directories so that people who are looking for blogs can find yours. Also, the more links you can get back to your site, the better.
Remember, many advertisers will want to know that you have a good following before they choose to advertise on your blog. The more traffic that comes to your site, the more money you can make as a blogger.