One of the first questions that new bloggers’ ask is “how do I increase my blog traffic?”. Increasing the number of visitors to a Web site or blog is not an issue only new blog owners worry about as many experienced bloggers are also constantly seeking new ways to increase the popularity of their site. This post, however, is for new blog owners especially those who are tired of hearing the P-word i.e. “Patience”.
While building quality blog traffic requires a lot of hardwork, time and patience, not many people would like to wait and observe traffic trickle to their sites. For those bloggers who belong to this category, there are many traffic generating Web sites, otherwise known as traffic exchange sites, out there that could come to your aid. Though many, there are a few that stand out and will guarantee instant traffic for your blog so that you can start to view your daily blog statistics with a smile on your face.
TargetRefs is a free traffic exchange Web site. It allows registered users to earn credits for viewing 468×60 banner ads from other members. These credits can then be used to add your own banners in order to promote and get visitors to your Web site or blog. Please note that TargetRefs does not accepts Web sites that contain adult, illegal or inappropriate content and framebreakers.
EasyHits4U is a top-class traffic exchange system with over 240,000 members. Users can get traffic exchanges at rates of 2:1 for 15secs or 1:1 for 20secs viewing while those who are willing to spend their money can get 1000 hits from $5.95. The site also accepts banners and text-ads as additional ways of generating traffic to your site. Free members can submit up to 15 active links which can include multiple copies of the same link.
In addition to being a blog community where people can find, read and review your blog, BlogExplosion is free and offers so many diverse ways to get visitors to your blog. Members can add more than one blog and promote their blog through banners, listing in BlogExplosion Blog Directory, games, contests and podcasts. Unfortunately, BlogExplosion is going through some problems at the moment due to lack of sufficient volunteer administrators. As a result, there is significant delay (sometimes up to 3 months) in manual approval of new blogs.
Although, using traffic exchange sites is not the best way of getting long-term and quality visitors to a blog, there are arguments for and against this practice. Future posts on free traffic exchange will examine some of the pros and cons of using traffic exchange sites.
Have you ever used traffic exchange Web sites? Please share your opinion and experiences on using traffic exchange sites with our readers.