Am I wrong in saying that everyone loves success? I don’t think many differ but how many of us do succeed in what we do? not many I suppose. Success in blogging is also not like picking sand from the ground, but it is also not as hard to find water in a desert. The best companion for a blog is always search engine and if you want to make your blog popular you have to be friendly with him.
Search Engine Optimization commonly referred to as SEO can bring in tons and tons of traffic but for that your site needs to be SEO friendly. Now coming back to our article of building up links and yeah, backlinks play a major role in SERP as well as bringing in new visitors to your site. We will discuss some tips here.
1. Guest Articles
Writing guest article has to be awarded as the best way to get links and traffic. Almost many big and high quality blogs offer a place to write guest articles and a link back as well. By doing this you not only get diverted traffic from their blog to yours but also a better response from search engines. HellBound Bloggers (HBB) allows guest blogging and you can see the benefits here. You can also check the best PR 6 blogs to write guest posts.
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2. Forum Discussions
Forums are great place to start putting up your links. For that you need to look up for forums in your niche of blogging. Many forums do not allow links till you have put a minimum number of threads and posts, so first try to solve problems by giving precise answers.
If you are really good in tutorials or have a good sense of posting videos then you can certainly try it on YouTube. Not only can you advertise your link in the video but even place a link on your video page. It will be like the one below.
Similarly you can also boost your blog’s traffic by creating viral YouTube videos.
4. Comment regularly
One of the easiest ways to get a link to your blog/site is to comment on others blog regularly. The more regularly you comment more are the chances that you will new visits from the blog you commented. This can be really beneficiary because visitors like those can be come your regular readers if you have the quality and articles to interest them. Commenting on do-follow blogs can help you in SEO as well. Brand your comments to drive traffic to your blog.
5. Develop themes/plugins
If you are good in PHP and CSS then you can probably develop your own themes/plugins. The benefit of doing so is that you can place your links while coding it up. Promoting it might not be a problem as in blogging community, mostly all of them are kind and sensible enough to post about it.
This article is written by Sandeep Singh. He blogs at Technoleash a blogging portal for tech enthusiasts.