Douglas A Karr provides two great examples of how to build traffic to your blog.
In this post, he explains how he was able to generate a lot of traffic to his blog by simply engaging other bloggers in conversation. I’ve said before that commenting on other blogs is a great way to build awareness and traffic, now Douglas offers hard proof of that.
26.13% of visits to my site are through connections Iâ€™ve made through other sites! In addition, the number of page views of those visits is 1.86 pages versus 1.61 page views of those that find my site through search and other means. Wow! I hate to throw out the term flippantly, but this is the â€œLong Tailâ€ of commenting, isnâ€™t it?
Oh, and that second example? It’s not quite as obvious, but Douglas linked out to every blogger that sent traffic from the comments section. It got my attention – I made the Top 10 of his list of referrers – and I am sure others will either visit or link to his post.