Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Drive Traffic To Your Blog or Website

Drive Traffic To Your Blog or Website

The quest of all webmasters and bloggers is to drive more traffic to their website or blog. There seems to be some big secret behind it. Really there is no secret at all, the thing that drives more traffic is google ranking and the key to google ranking is backlinks. There are other things that play a part in the google ranking process, but one of the key ingredients is backlinks.

Backlinks are a link from a website to your website. Google likes it when another website links to you. This makes them think that you are very important. The more backlinks your website or blog has, the higher the google ranking and therefore more traffic.

Many of the top 5 websites or blogs on google have 400-500 backlinks. Now you may think, great, I will just go and get myself as many backlinks as possible. Well, that is a good attitude to take, but it is not so easy to get backlinks.

There are many places that will swap links with you. You place their link on your website or blog and they will place you on their website. Now this does work, however they are not high quality website backlinks unless they are in the same category as your website. It is better to get a solid backlink in your industry or niche, than to have 100 backlinks in other categories.

You can always ask for backlinks. After all it never hurts to ask. Go to websites that are in the same industry that you are in or with the same topics and ask if they will link to your website.

You can also write articles for sites such as goarticles, associated content and ehow. Place a link back to your blog or website at the end of your article. Make sure your article is on the same topic as your blog or website niche.

You can also list your blog or website in directories.

All backlinks will help, but of course, the closer to your niche or market, the better. Google gives priority to websites with backlinks that are within their industry. The faster that you can add backlinks to your blog or website the faster you will move up in the google rankings.


  1. Great info. Now all I have to do is get my 500 back links.

  2. It can happen faster than you think, there are many places that you can post your website address, just get started asap.

  3. Looks like I will be pouring over your site for info

  4. Many backlinks are created when you are not even aware of it.