A routine for traffic building will improve your visit numbers quickly
Traffic building to your new blog or new facebook page is something that all bloggers and website owners are always wanting and hoping for. By establishing a traffic building routine you will definitely see an improvement in your page views and unique visitors every month. [attention]Short of writing a smash hit that thousands of people stumble or digg or vote for on readit, your quickest way of building traffic to your blog quickly might just be through taking some of my suggestions.[/attention]
A traffic building routine based on the good old fashioned way of creating original content and sharing it with your social networks and bookmarking sites will always be king. It certainly dosen’t hurt to take other measures to try to expose your work to as many people in as many ways as you can. By creating a daily blogging routine and blocking out some time in your schedule each day to do your traffic building routine using traffic building sites will only see your Brand being shared around the web in wider and wider circles and far less time. The following services have all been tried by me and all were safe for me to deal with.
Enter traffic building sites
What are traffic building sites? These are sites that you register for by giving them your name, email, and website address or twitter name or Facebook page URL. The information is dependant upon what the site offers and which area you are trying to build traffic for. Once you’ve entered your information and are logged in the general way it works is that you are given x no of points each time you visit a website or like a facebook page or what ever the action is that you are wanting in return, for visiting that site.
How do you do that?
As an example lets say each time I like a page, which is served up to me from the site, I am given 9 points. I Like 10 Face book pages I now have 90 points. My page is also on the site being served up for others to like. Each time someone likes my page I give them 9 points so I like 10 pages and I end up with 10 likes on my page. Some of these sites work differently in that you can tell them how many points you’ll pay out for likes and how many points you want for liking. The site I used paid out from 9 to 1 points. You could also choose categories of Facebook pages. You might only want to give people 5 points for each time they like your page. You could even only want to give them 1 point. It’s up to you and whether anyone would bother liking your page for only 1 point.
Argument against traffic building sites
The main problem I hear about traffic building sites is that people will unfollow you or un like you as soon as they next return to their social media platform and so what’s the point? The other problem is that the visitors aren’t organic, meaning they didn’t look for your site through keywords or interests in categories that they had previously indicated to a site that they were interested in. Instead the traffic you get from these traffic building sites are mostly random and could even in actual fact hate the niche that they have just clicked on the like button for.
In my experience
I have so far only tried out a handful of these sites and so far I have not had any of the before mentioned problems. The likes that I have had on my facebook page have all continued to like my page. The website traffic that I have had from the traffic generator, have in a lot of instances returned and some have even stayed on whilst clicking through to check out an extra page whilst there. My twitter followers have continued to grow and I have had no unfollows. Here is the list and links of the sites that I have been using for my traffic building routine.
To get a short url for your Facebook page you have to have twenty five likes and that’s not easy at all when you are starting a new page for a new site. The solution is youlikehits.com. You like hits is a traffic exchange type programme. Its really easy to work and gains you likes, follows, stumbles, which ever social media platform your trying to build traffic for. You like hits aren’t spammy you are just checking out others for points and they are checking you out for points. All very mutual and fair. The other great thing is any people I have gathered from this site have stayed and I have also seen an automatic increase in my friends and followers since joining and spending all up only 1and a half hours total on this site. I guess it’s something like no one in the store, next thing everyone is in the store. Busy grows busy.
Traffic G TrafficG for Traffic Generation
This site is much the same as the youlikehits in that you visit and they visit for points except that TrafficG.com focus’s on driving traffic to your website or blog. They serve up a page to you. You have to stay on the page for 30seconds. A clock counts it down from the second you arrive on the page. Once the timer is up it will say ok, you then need to choose which word corresponds to the word they have chosen. I’ll show you an example of this it sounds a bit confusing.
In the top left corner you’ll see the word ohias in the white box over the squares. Beside that is three words, cetyl,ohias,quims, as soon as the little counter changes to ok, at present you’ll see it next to the bottom word quims, it says 9. In 9 seconds it will change to ok then you choose the word with your mouse, in this case the middle one ohias. The next page will load up and the counter will start at 30 again. I haven’t found this site spammy they have just done as they have promised.
Tweepi (not owned by twitter) is a twitter service that is free. It let’s you manage your twitter account from your dashboard at tweepi, as far as following people who have followed you, letting you know how many people you are following that are not following you back and overall keeping you up to date in an easy to see and manage kind of way.
This is the tweepi dashboard. As you see from the pic it tells me there are 56 tweeps that are following me that I haven’t followed back. Tweeps are twitter users not just people that use tweepi. I like to follow back those who follow me and so I’ll hit the reciprocate button and then:
This screen comes up allowing me to tick the box down the page until I have pressed follow all 56 times. The screen also contains a @ at the end of the 5 icon box’s next to the image of the twitter user I am about to follow. Pressing the @ allows me to send that person a direct message that does show up in the stream also, allowing me to thank them for following me and telling them I have followed them back and that I look forward to getting to know them and following their tweets. The one other category I use occasionally from tweepi is the tool to bring up all the followers of another twitter user and if i want i’m able to follow all of or some of them and also send them a message. From that very same screen I can see how many followers and how many people that person follows and the last time that they used twitter. All helpful in building up your list of organic type followers as once you’ve followed a particular person you hope that they will reciprocate.
So i’ve shown you the three main sites that I have been using to help with my blogging routine: traffic building routine. There are tons more out there however they all take time to subscribe to and to get the hang of using. If only we had more hours in our day! I like hits and Traffic G are the links for you again. I’ve found the best way to use these tools is to set a time limit for yourself say one hour and my traffic building routine is to open up the like hits site and in another window the traffic site and go back and forth between the two. It’s an exercise that I have just incorporated into my weekly blogging routine. I use Tweepi on as part of my daily blogging routine. It takes only a couple of minutes to reciprocate with my new twitter followers and providing I don’t have to send 56 new messages to those followers, as I will have to today, usually only takes a few extra minutes as the @routinehabit, for example is already in the message box and I only have to add my message.
Are you using any traffic building routine or number building sites for your blog or social networks that are free and really cool? If so what are they called. Please leave a comment below with the link if possible.
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Blog Challenge Day 77
This is our blog challenge day 77. For more on the blogging while angels sleep challenge, just click the link. For our blog challenge today, subscribe to Ilikehits.com and trafficg.com. That is unless you have enough traffic to your site and enough likes, or followers. Some people think these methods are black hat, but I don’t believe so. You are not paying for these, you are in fact doing the work yourself, and one by one getting your site in front of more faces. There are no penalties for using these type of sites, as there is no duplicate content, or joining hundreds of directories at one time, submitting hundreds of re spun, rubbish articles.
Using these sites is a little labor intensive, however, you get to see lot’s of different sites and Facebook pages, which you would do anyway, if you were simply surfing the web. Make sure to set a time limit for yourself and stick to it. You may find yourself using the sites, for a couple of weeks, seeing the benefit and having a break, then going back again at a later time, when your wanting to get your numbers up higher again.
You may notice an influx of articles, currently. I’m trying hard to finish this challenge off by the end of the month. I already have a large number of articles half written, so we’ll see how I go. 90 posts, are far more than I ever realised. I don’t know why, but it’s a lot of articles, especially when most are from 1500 to 2000 words as mine are. This one has 2038, so as you can see, our challenge will probably go into the end of the first week of October, and then I can get back to the Organizing posts, which are strongly calling to me. It’s funny isn’t it, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Make sure to call back to check out the last twenty, odd posts in our challenge. They will be focusing heavily on making money blogging, affiliate marketing, traffic building and blog promotion. I have some really unique idea’s to share with you when it comes to blog promotion especially. Can’t wait, for you all to hear them, and let me know what you think.
Well as always, thanks for reading,