It is all very well and easy to start your own blog. You just need to have something to write about, right? I’m sure you have plenty to write about, too.
Anyway, now that you have a blog set up and it has some USEFUL, well written posts that are related to each other in some way or another. What do you do now?
Get Some Traffic!
That my friends is more often than not, a pretty difficult task for a beginner. You could tell everyone you know about your new blog (including family and friends) and ask them to stop by and take a look – maybe even write a few comments or drop a rating. The problem with doing this though is – friends and family may not be interested in the topics you are writing about and may only visit once.
Here is what I recommend you do =)
Write yourself a minimum of 10 new articles related to the theme of your blog. These articles are NOT for your blog, though. You are going to submit them to some article directories like ezine articles or articles base, and also web2.0 sites like hubpages, squidoo, and weebly.
Because they will provide you with some quality one way back links to your blog which will then give you a better chance of being found naturally in the search engines. Now, in case you don’t know what a back link is =) it is a link from another website that will direct the visitor to your website. The best kind of link is a text link that can be found within a sentence or paragraph of a related article. So, since you will be writing articles, that is the kind of back link you will be creating.
In order to create the best possible chance of your site being found when someone does a search for a particular keyword, it is best that you use the same keyword set for each and every article that you write.
Build a Link Wheel (see the diagram below)
As you can see =) Your site is the center of the wheel. The hub, so to speak and also the center of attention. So in order to create your link wheel please follow the steps below.
1. Choose a site (lets start with squidoo) write an article and link the article to YOUR SITE.
2. Go to weebly and create an account, then write your article WITH (this is important) ONE link going to YOUR SITE and ONE more link going to the article that you wrote at squidoo.
3. Work your way around the circle linking each and every article to the previous article and to your site.
POINT TO REMEMBER =) The last article in the link wheel needs to be linked to the first article so as to complete the cycle.
And there you have it.
Go and create some useful, quality back links for your site.