How To Drive Traffic To Your New Blog

For those of you who are new to blogging and trying to get traffic to your blog, consider heading over to Michael Martine’s blog Remarkablogger.

Michael is graciously allowing you to introduce your blog in the comments and everyone who does is encouraged to blog about it, subscribe to other bloggers or in some way share some blog love for the day by promoting others.  Who knows, you just might find a blog that will evolve into a long term relationship for you.   🙂

Here’s an interesting way to get indexed in Google as well.

I learned this from Chris Lang at  Chris commented in my article Google Reader and Google Alerts but I’ve reprinted the comment here for your convenience.  Let me know if you’re interested in doing this.

You can now add friends to your friends list, share feed items, bookmark single blog posts from blogs that you read on the web and here’s the kicker, there is now a blog recommendation engine that recommends blogs you do not read by what your friends list is subscribed to in their Google Readers.

Then, everything you share and bookmark in Google Reader of course comes up on your Google shared items page linked to by your Google profile.

What really blew me away was the recommendation engine. If you add as many of your email list subscribers as you can to your Google Reader you can get a real good idea of what other blogs your subscribers are reading.

The links in your shared items are all HTML and fully followed so every time one of your RSS subscribers shares a blog post it is creating incoming links to your site.

Better yet, it uses the exact blog post title you wrote so now your links use your keyword phrases and bookmarkers can’t change your title tag.

After talking to my SEO top dog contacts, they were all floored and assured me this is the new SEO tactic that no one knows about.

It is kind of hard to add friends, the easiest way is to send a chat invite from Gmail and then email your contact you want to friend and have them email you back. It seems Google wants a two way conversation before they will allow you to become mutual friends.

If you would like to friend me, add chrislang at to your Google Gmail chat and send me an email letting me know so I can return an email to you, thereby creating a two way connection in Google.

Google is quietly rolling this out behind the scenes but it is a full blown social bookmarking application and the blog recommendation engine is the new blog marketing strategy.


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