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7 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic Starting Yesterday

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We’ve always been hearing such words like Internet Business, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, blogging and Profit but, to fully integrate all of these words into a successful merging you will need another word which is Traffic. Today, every blog post you will find about building a successful site would always include the importance of generating traffic, true or false? So, how do you increase your blog traffic?

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However, we’re all very much aware that traffic is the most essential thing to a successful internet based business. Apart from making sure that you have a great product/services to offer, you cannot successfully run the business if you don’t first of all learn how to increase your blog traffic therefore, it would be time to get to the nitty gritty of things…… generating traffic.

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Moreover, if you already own a site and you’re not getting the traffic that you’re supposed to be getting in order to move things forward then, it’s time to reconsider your strategies. If you are contending in this very competitive business, you should always be a step ahead of your competition; increasing your blog traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.

Timing is of utmost important, that’s an old adage known to everyone and when it comes to generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone. Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for making your site traffic laden, it should always have been yesterday.

Therefore to help you out in generating more traffic for your site, below are some proven methods to increase your blog, note that these are the same methods I’m using and it’s really working wonders for me.

 

7 Surefire ways to Increase your Blog Traffic

1. Make use of Viral Marketing

We’ve often heard the phrase viral marketing and I’m sure we all knows what it means, but in case you don’t know, it allows you to spread the word about your products, services or anything without any costs or if at all, low costs only. This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article, a gossip or buzz.

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With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many people making it to go viral. You must agree with me that viral marketing can increase your blog traffic more than you ever expected.

2. Exchange or Trade Links with other sites

When it comes to exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the exercise. When one site features another sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The efforts are doubly beneficial because it would seem like both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected. But, you must make sure that you’re doing it with a non spammy site else, it will bring you more harm than good.

3. Use proper keywords on your blog posts

Search engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking high in search engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.

Just make sure you’re doing it well and not flooding your posts with irrelevant keywords.

4. Write Interesting articles that can lead traffic to your site

Its not all about getting people to your site. In my opinion, the main thing is getting them to come back after their first visit and one of the ways to do that is to ensure you write compelling contents that they will enjoy and also learn something from.

Also, write guest posts for sites that would contain the same subject that your site deals in. When the site owner’s visitor finish reading your guest post and found it interesting, he will go over to your author bio and from there, he will likely visit your site in order to know more about you.

5. Join forums and online social communities

This has been a very effective method that I’m using to increase my blog traffic. There are so many so many social communities out there that if you join, they will help to spread the word about you and your site. What most of them do is to share, comment, and vote for your blog posts on content syndication sites.

Just capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you found a good foundation for your site, people will trust you and your site and will pass on to many people their trust. Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.

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6. Offer newsletters           

This is also a good traffic generation method that can really increase your blog traffic tremendously. Many people forgets most of the sites they visited the first time but, if you have a way of reminding them about your site, they will definitely come back.

One way to do this is to have a newsletter subscription form on your blog so that they can easily give you their email address for updates. Whenever you publish a new post, they will automatically be notified about it and they will come back to read it.

7. Make use of Content Syndication

If you really want to increase your blog traffic, you must not neglect the presence of content syndication. Since I was introduced to this traffic generation method, it has being a huge source of traffic for me. The ones I’m using at the moment are……. Bizsugar, Blokube, Tagza and Inbound.

Recommended ReadingContent Syndication – How it can improve your blog’s traffic

There you have it all. This post is already above 1000 words so I will have to end it here. But the main thing is that if many people know what you are about and your existence is shared with many others, you will find a loyal traffic that can provide you with more traffic by recommendation. If you arouse the curiosity of your customers they would be pushed to help you with your traffic.  Just follow the above methods to increase your blog traffic now and you’ll see that things will not remain the same again for you and your site.

Now, is there any other method of generating traffic that has been working for you which I didn’t write about here? Please, let us know in the comment section below, your comments are always valued.

Please, help spread the news by tweeting and sharing this post with your friends too. Thanks

 

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Theodore Nwangene
 

Theodore Nwangene is a full time Blogger and Freelance writer. He is the founder of many businesses among which is Top Blogging Coach where he teaches young and would be Entrepreneurs how to create a lasting Internet Business and quit their daily work. Visit his blog and learn many ways you can improve your blogging experience. Connect with him on Twitter and on Facebook.

REKHILESH ADIYERI - May 6, 2013

I just missed 5 of them, let me try to include them.Thank you for a such a great traffic source information.

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Dhaval - May 6, 2013

well written bro! i think viral marketing is the best method to increase our blog traffic. isn’t so?

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    You’re right Dhaval and i agree with you. Thanks for coming and have a great week:)

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    Emily - May 7, 2013

    Hi Theodore,
    I agree with Dhaval that viral marketing is the best method to increase a blog’s traffic. Also, I also would like to add that holding enticing contests or giveaways on your blog will definitely increase your traffic dramatically.
    But overall, I think that implementing all the 7 ways you mentioned here are all contributing factors to increasing one’s traffic. Sure, one way may be effective for a certain blog, but a collaboration of many different methods to increase blog traffic (starting with the simplest – write content meant for readers, not search engines) will certainly keep your blog floating in popularity amongst readers for a long time!

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      Theodore Nwangene - May 7, 2013

      Hi Emily,
      You’ve really said it all and i don’t have much to say. I do agree with all you said though especially the giveaway stuff, it really works wonders. Thanks for coming.

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Ambika Choudhary Mahajan - May 6, 2013

Yea Dhaval, Viral marketing is great!
But it is so difficult to come up with viral content & videos. It is not easy to get people to press the SHARE button.
I do some basic KW research, create interesting content & am a part f some active online communities.
Unfortunately, Bizsugar & Blokube did not work out for me.

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Hi Amibika,
    Its quite unfortunate. Bizsugar is my top referral traffic source. There are some facebook groups that votes for their members posts of those content syndication sites. You might have to search for them.

    I agree with you that Viral marketing is not easy to come by but. if you happen to be lucky, you will use it to make a difference, Thanks for coming Ambika and do have a nice day.

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Tim Bonner - May 6, 2013

Hey Theodore

I haven’t really heard of the content syndication sources you mention such as Inbound so I’m going to check them out today.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Thanks a lot for stopping by Tim,
    Just check them out and see what they can do for your blog. Do let me know when you create an account with them, there are some facebook groups i will suggest for you in order to get maximum result from them.

    Thanks for the visit man and extend my regards to your family.

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Harleena Singh - May 6, 2013

Hi Theodore,

Firstly, I like whatever you are doing with your blog as the new look is much better than the earlier one – so keep up the good work 🙂

Coming to the post, you mentioned some wonderful ways to increase blog traffic that most bloggers should keep in mind. I guess you missed out on commenting! Or perhaps that already an old method that I follow, and it surely does work for me. building relationships, whether old or new really does work. I can say that because that’s what I do on my blog. Other than that I’m not really doing anything much.

Yes, the newsletters are important but a lot depends what you send in those newsletters and whether people will open them at all. I’ve never tried guest posts as yet, nor viral marketing or exchanging links as that can be dicey and you never know who the person on the other side of the screen really is. Nor have I ever had the time to join forums or communities, other than a few Facebook groups. Yes, content syndication is said to work, though I rarely use any myself other than BizSugar.

What really works for me are the comments at other people’s blogs, using keywords, and most importantly writing good content, which should be what should actually drive traffic to our blogs – isn’t it? If that happens, I don’t think you’d need to do any of these things much – isn’t it?

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Well said Harleena,
    I never forgot the benefits of blog commenting and in fact, that has also being one of my top traffic source and that was how i got to know about most people i know today. The only reason why i didn’t include it is because a lot has already being said about it. But, it really works indeed:).

    Bizsugar is also very effective and there is a group i will add you to on facebook if you don’t mind. What they do is to votes for members posts on Bizsugar and other related content syndication sites to increase your reach.

    The main thing about traffic is just to follow those ones that are working for you. But, i think you have to create some time and try guest posting too.

    Thanks a lot for stopping Leena, i really enjoy reading your long comments:).

    BTW: I just read your interview on Bashir’s blog, so amazing:).

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Temilola Globalwalyy - May 6, 2013

Hello Theo, You are right, but One fact is most top bloggers will not exchange link with you except your blog make value to them, which is the fact you need to build your blog well before requesting for link exchange…

Thanks for the great Info

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    I agree with you Tami,
    But you don’t really have to start going for the big boys when you’re just starting, you have to start with people that are on the same level with you first.

    Thanks a lot for stopping by man.

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Evan - May 6, 2013

Thank you for this post!! It doesn’t matter how many times I can/have to read these kind of posts – it’s always interesting to read other perspectives!! really, there are lot os Hot-to-increase-traffic articles. and every author try to add something new and fresh to this topic, it is like a snowball… This post in particular was super easy to read and very clear!!

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Thanks a lot Evan,
    I’m so glad you like the post:). Hope you’ll start applying what you’ve learnt. Thanks a lot for coming and have a wonderful week.

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Enstine Muki - May 6, 2013

Hey bro,
I completely endorse your points. I think point #4 is the most important. If your write engaging contents, certainly, your readers will share and pull more traffic. What I try to do is not to sound like others. I want to be unique 😉

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Very well my man,
    Writing good content is really a must if you want to bring more traffic to your site because that’s the only thing that will be bringing your visitors back.

    But when your content sucks, they will never come back again :).

    Thanks for coming my man and have a wonderful day.

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Kimsea - May 6, 2013

That great! thanks for sharing, I love the forum and syndicate content because it more easier. haaa, but to make when syndicated and will not duplicated contents.

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Thanks a bunch for this wonderful comment of yours Kimsea,
    Just try the forum and content syndication methods to see what it can do for your blog.

    Thanks for coming.

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Oluwayomi - May 6, 2013

Writing good contents that is well optimized for organic traffic with the right keywords is the best way to generate lasting traffic on autopilot.
Although, I get good traffic from Stumble Upon but I always have to stumble other websites to get traffic to my own blog.
I also know some bloggers who use their Facebook page to generate a lot of traffic to their blogs.
Thanks for sharing this helpful post and you have a good looking and tidy blog.
HYIP Blog

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    welcome to my blog Oluwayomi,
    I’m very pleased to have you here:). I’ve not really tried stumbleupon though, I have an account with them but have not being active there.

    I will have to check them out too. I’m happy you like post and, thanks for the compliment about my blog :).

    Hope to see you here again.

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      Oluwayomi - May 6, 2013

      You are really doing a great job here replying all comments.
      I am definitely always going to come back because you have good followers, I just points to the fact that you know how to build relationship.

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        Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

        Haha my man,
        I’m flattered. Thanks for the kind words, i have to reply to comments because i care and value my commenters a lot. Why don’t you create a gravater image? Or don’t you know how to do it? I can help you out.

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Lawrence - May 6, 2013

Thanh you Theodore for this great post i enjoyed reading it and will not only implement them on my blog but will also tell my friends about them.

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Hi Lawrence,
    Thanks a lot for visiting TBC, I will also appreciate your telling your friends about the post :).

    Thanks for the compliment too and hope you’ll visit again.

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Oluwaseun Babajide - May 6, 2013

Sup Theodore,
What a great list! I have tried everything on the list. Number 4 – Write Interesting articles that can lead traffic to your site. This works very fine for me. Content is still the king. That is the only way you can get into people’s heart. Provide something sensible and go beyond their imagination.
Forum works like magic too. I registered on http://warriorforum.com/ and been seeing good resluts. The problem with warriorforum are you have to pay to register, you have to participate in discussion, you have to ask questions and you even have to pay to you have signature on nay questions asked.
Thanks for bro

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Hi my man,
    I understood all you said and I really agree with you. Having interesting content on your blog alone can really boost your traffic and authority.

    I’ve used W.F before and I also saw some great outcome. Thanks a lot for stopping by my man.

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Ammar Ali - May 6, 2013

Hey Theodore,

The new design of this blog is really cool!

Good job.

You’ve done writing some good ways to getting traffic to our blog. I’d like to share how I am getting traffic to my blog.

Most of the traffic comes to my blog from Search engines, I do optimize my blog properly for SEO. We can’t ignore it! Can we? 😉

I’m active more on my facebook fan page. I do ask questions, I share some interesting stuff to engage users. Sharing links daily on social network is really helping me to increase traffic to my blog.

Do you know, I also started giveaway on my blog and can’t believe sudden spike in traffic.

Regards,
Ammar

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    Thanks a lot for stopping over at my blog Ammar,
    I really appreciate your visit and, thanks for the compliment too. SEO is something we cannot avoid because, its a very reasonable way of getting targeted traffic to a blog. Its something most bloggers to don’t know about though.

    Yea, i read about the giveaway and I’ve also entered. Hoping to be among the lucky winners:).

    Thanks a lot for the visit my man.

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Babanature - May 6, 2013

This is one nice and interesting article bro. i really did love how you place the article. let me add one more traffic source e-book publishing and Q-A sites, they can really bring some serious traffic to any sites.

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 6, 2013

    You’re right Baba,
    I’ve heard a lot about ebook publishing and the Q&A model, but I’ve not really given them enough time.

    That’s another thing I will try. Thanks for coming.

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Nwosu Desmond - May 6, 2013

Nice article, i can’t imagine a better 7 ways of increasing blog traffic more than the ones you listed here. Content syndication works magic for me, so i recommend it to any webmaster who isn’t already taking it seriously. Thanks for the mention though.

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Quinn - May 6, 2013

Loving #6 Theodore! This is one that I am focusing on lately. Apart from just additional traffic its also the best way to build a relationship and there is nothing like word-of-mouth marketing. Keep up the great work! Quinn

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 8, 2013

    Thanks a lot Quinn for stopping over at my blog,
    I also love the 6th number too and i agree with all you said. How is your family and also your blog? Hope all is moving wee. Thanks for coming my man.

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Amy Hagerup - May 7, 2013

I would love to make use of viral marketing. I’ll have to check out the link you put under number one to see if I can get some tips for doing viral marketing with videos. I’m starting to use more videos now so that is good. Thanks, Amy

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 8, 2013

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks a lot for visiting TBC and leaving your awesome opinion, i really appreciate that. Go ahead and read the post, i’m sure you’ll learn from it.

    Thanks for coming, hope you’ll come again.

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Anshdeep Verma - May 8, 2013

Hi Theodore, interesting and very informative article dude. Definitely this tips will help us to increase traffic to our website.

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Jordan Singh - May 8, 2013

Hello Theodore Nwangene,

Well all the mentioned tips are really helpful and i must say it is very essential for all the bloggers to increase traffic from search results. And the first thing we must consider is keyword research or targeting the correct keyword so that it could bring the right and quality amount of visitors from search engines.

Apart from this, forum posting or joining forums, writing quality articles and etc is also important.

thanks

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 9, 2013

    Hi Jordan,
    Thanks a lot for the visit to my blog, i really appreciate that. Yea, K.W research is really important if you want to get fast traffic, but the issue is that most people don’t really understand how to go about it for an effective impact.

    Thanks for coming man, hope to see you again :).

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Beth Hewitt - May 8, 2013

Hi Theodore,

It’s my first time on your site and I found you via biz sugar which I just joined. I have been blogging for 3 years, most of my traffic comes from my keyword research and natural SEO, social media, content syndication, blog commenting, newsletters and forums.

I would be interested in knowing what the facebook group is you mentioned?

Beth 🙂

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Akhil kumar - May 9, 2013

well written article bro. very helpful one !

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Sergio Felix - May 9, 2013

Hey Theodore, really interesting information man.

Did you know I have never used any content syndication network before?

I am aware of them and even recognized a few you mentioned but I have never done it myself, maybe I need to start dabbling around with those so thanks for the recommendations! 😉

Sergio

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 10, 2013

    Thanks Sergio,
    I think you’ll have to give them a shot, I’m sure it will really boost your traffic beyond your imagination. I’m glad to have reminded of this my man, thanks for coming and have a wonderful weekend.

    BTW: How is your fiancee? Hope she is also doing great like you :), kind regards.

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Dima Al Mahsiri - May 10, 2013

Hi,
Thank you for the informative post. I have a question pls: Are Content Syndication is only limited to SEO related articles? Are there another sites for other niches’ articles?
Thanks.

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Theodore Nwangene - May 10, 2013

Welcome to my blog Dima,
I really appreciate your coming here now, regards your question. Content syndication is to limited to SEO articles alone in fact, you can submit articles on any niche provided its not an abusive, pornographic or any other bad type of article.

Just visit bizsugar.com and submit your articles. But you also have to create an account with them first. Thanks for coming and don’t forget to let me know if you have any other questions.

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    Dima Al Mahsiri - May 11, 2013

    Thanks Theodore for visiting my blog 🙂

    I like reading about SEO, I was notified about your post through Bizsugar Newsletter. I have few SEO guest posts, and I did submit my posts, including my ” Art of Pinteresting” post at Bizsugar. You know I have a beauty blog, but I love SEO and reading about it helped me a lot in modifying my blog.
    Promoting SEO posts is much easier than beauty related posts. Most high PR blogs in beauty niche have their own comment system, in addition, they hardly accept guest posts from small bloggers, and that’s a big problem for newbie bloggers like me.
    Since you visited my blog, do you think my beauty tips posts are welcomed in Bizsugar ?

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      Theodore Nwangene - May 12, 2013

      Of cause Dima,
      Do you have an account on Bizsugar? Have you tried to submit your post there before? If not, then you have to go there and create a free account and then start submitting your posts.

      I’ve seen some posts that are related to yours there before. Thanks

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Michael Lu - May 11, 2013

Great post, thanks for sharing, i’ll follow as step by step to increase traffic to my blogs, thanks again.
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Prince Ramgarhia - May 12, 2013

i just need to follow this post to get more traffic in my blog nothing else thanx for nice share mate bookmarked blog

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Dan Black - May 12, 2013

Great points and tips! I have found guest posting on other (bigger blogs) is a great way to gain more traffic. The important thing about that is finding and connecting with people in your same niche area and then writing superb content for them.

Can you recommend a site that helps a writer/blogger find key words?

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    Theodore Nwangene - May 14, 2013

    Thanks for your wonderful contribution Dan,
    Guest posting is really a very effective way to drive traffic. Yea, there must be a site, let me check and then get back to you. Thanks my man for visiting.

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Adeniyi - May 21, 2013

Thanks for Sharing, Theodore. Very informative post indeed.

I just would like to add that keyword stuffing has proven to be less effective these days, as Google frowns on excessive use of keywords in content. We all should write compelling content and optimize less for the search engines. If the content is compelling enough, readers will share it with their network and give you viral traffic for your hardwork. .. . Florida SEO tips

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Theodore, if I may ask – Do you seriously believe exchanging links is a good practice? I would love to hear more from you regarding that topic. And after that, I shall add my own story (experience) when I practiced the same.

Waiting for your response.

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M. G. Rabbi - March 4, 2016

I know forum helps to get traffic but they give us too much condition to submit url. How to put our website url to forum easily?

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    Theodore Nwangene - March 13, 2016

    I agree with you Rabbi,
    But if you must be allowed to submit your URL to forums then, you must first of all provide lots of value to the group and also make sure the link you’re submitting is very relevant to the thread.

    Thanks for coming.

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