I have a blog and the views have recently gone wayyy down. How can I raise the views up?

Question by Emma Tardrew: I have a blog and the views have recently gone wayyy down. How can I raise the views up?
I want to make my blog more popular and spread the word. Plus I need some tips on making it so people want to come PLZ HELP ME!!!

Best answer:

Answer by kee
Major traffic-generating methods involve RSS feeds, search engine optimization (SEO), social networks, partnerships and community building. Also, popularity is not just measured in total number of unique page hits or number of followers. You should look for ways to retain readership, beyond a one-time visit. Just visiting and commenting on other blogs helps (popular ones or not). Marketing your blog effectively will take time and effort. Also, it’s not clear what you’ve already done to generate traffic, so you can see these posts for some ideas:

“Why My Blog Gets No Comments”

Why My Blog Gets No Comments?

“Daily Blog Tips (Website Traffic Series – 20+ articles, see links at bottom of post)”

Website Traffic Series Part 1: Using Web Design and CSS Galleries

“How to Find Readers For Your Blog”
http://www.problogger.net/how-to-find-readers-for-your-blog/

“Kick Your RSS: Jumping on the Syndication Bandwagon”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/25/kick-your-rss-jumping-on-the-syndication-bandwagon/

“Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – SEO”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/08/15/search-engine-optimization-for-blogs/

“Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips for Bloggers”
http://www.problogger.net/search-engine-optimization-tips-for-bloggers/

“Using Social Media Sites to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic”
http://www.problogger.net/using-social-media-sites-to-grow-your-blogs-traffic/

“21 Ways to Make Your Blog or Website Sticky”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/07/18/21-ways-to-make-your-blog-or-website-sticky/

“9 Things to Do to Make Sure that Your Next Blog Post is Read By More Than Your Mom”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/09/03/9-things-to-do-to-make-sure-your-next-blog-post-is-read-by-more-than-your-mom/

“How Not to Promote Your Blog: Top 10 Broken Promotion Strategies”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/05/13/how-not-to-promote-your-blog-top-10-broken-blog-promotion-strategies/

“Three Simple Actions that Doubled My Website Traffic in 30 days”
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/12/30/three-simple-actions-that-doubled-my-website-traffic-in-30-days/

See these sites for general blogging tips:
Problogger: http://problogger.net
Daily Blog Tips: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/
Blogging Tips: http://www.bloggingtips.com/

NOTE: Some web sites or forums have guidelines (like Yahoo! Answers) regarding advertising and/or posting external links. Posting against site rules can get you classified as a spammer and/or banned. So, posting your blog link “everywhere” without restriction is not an effective strategy. Again, see the links above for more productive methods.

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