5 Easy Ways to Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Blog

If you are new to online business you are probably thinking that you need more traffic to succeed, but the fact is that in order to succeed, you need targeted traffic. Targeted traffic and targeted visitors are more likely to buy something, subscribe to your newsletter or opt in for any type of service you offer as they already expressed their interest in your niche.

If you are doing the promotion and marketing yourself then you have a lot of work cut out for you, if you have some budget you can speed it up a bit and get more targeted traffic to your blog or website. So let’s talk about few easy ways to get targeted traffic to your blog that will increase the conversion rates and lead to more sales.

targeted traffic- The first thing you must do is research your market, you have to know your niche and the needs of your customers in order to successfully get them interested in what you have to offer. That means you need to have a targeted campaign that offers something your potential customers would want. To start you need targeted keywords for your keyword marketing, no matter what type of advertising you had in mind, research a few targeted keywords that will most likely attract your potential customers and go for article marketing or Google Adwords or any other form of keyword advertising. The bottom line is you need to have well placed and well targeted keywords in your advertising methods.

- Although submitting to search engine directories is nowhere near as effective as it used to be, if you have a niche website it is wise to submit your website or blog to niche directories and local directory listings. Many people actually look for products and services through these listings, maybe it won’t boost your rank, but it will surely get you some traffic.

- One of the methods I like to use is to advertise my blog on related forums. Forums are a great place to advertise a product and at the same time get to know your customers and people interested in your niche, great place to accumulate ideas and also a great place to make yourself known as expert in your niche so that people would visit your blog more often. Also, having a URL anchor text signature with your keyword won’t hurt you one bit.

- You also have the most typical way, article marketing. Write articles focused on a certain keyword with well balanced LSI keywords and submit them to various article directories, you will get traffic, a backlink or possibly more backlinks if your content is good and people syndicate it.

- Networking is probably the greatest way to get targeted traffic to your blog or website. Find related blogs to your niche and interact with the users by leaving insightful and related comments. After just a few comments on each blog you will see people taking interest in you and your own blog, this is the best way to help your blog and help others at the same time, don’t be afraid of some competition. In online business competition means that there is money to be made in a certain niche.

These are just 5 short examples of how you can drive targeted traffic to your blog. The only way to succeed is by having targeted traffic, and these are some of the easiest ways to increase your conversion rates and increase your sales. Don’t be fooled, these are just 5 ways, there are other ways, some free, some require money, but none of them is difficult if you are motivated and get your game face on. Remember, if you want to succeed and make money from your blog, you need targeted traffic.

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15 Response to 5 Easy Ways to Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Blog

  1. lawmacs on October 2, 2010

    Five easy ways Zarko they are not just easy ways the some important and free ways to gain targeted visitors to any website or blog. networking is another brilliant and worthwhile method , and last but not least forums always play a big part in website promotion and it seems to be just as important as it was before.

  2. Zarko on October 2, 2010

    Yup, forums are thought to be forgotten, but that is far from the truth, they are one of the best ways to promote anything you had in mind regarding an online business.

  3. Fran Aslam@kw Luv on October 2, 2010

    Good morning Zarko:

    Saturday morning and 9.30 a.m. I hopped to your blog at the prime time of the week.
    I found a new post to comment on. The topic is important. Targeted traffic. Everyone wants targeted traffic to their blog. You are right it is lot of work to promote your site by yourself. You have talked about targeted key words and targeted campaign , submitting to the SEO directories,article marketing and net working. Very useful for optimal traffic to your blog. You are applying all that is required to get traffic.
    Great job.

    Fran Aslam

  4. Zarko on October 2, 2010

    Thanks Fran, I just hope that newcomers will listen to what I have to say, as this will save them a lot of time and money they could waste on so called experts and useless free SEO software that might end up hurting their efforts.

  5. Steve@Lifestyle Design on October 3, 2010

    I really need to get hot on marketing more once I get back to the States. Have a hard time getting i9t all in while traveling, but your methods are all tried and true and quite excellent.

    Forumns do seem to be falling a little out of vogue currently, but are really one of the very best ways. Particularly if you post enough to get some sort of an “expert” status within the forum.

  6. Zarko on October 3, 2010

    Exactly, that is the whole point. if you just make a post on two or forums you won’t get anything, what you need to do is post often and set yourself as an expert in your niche. Once people notice you the traffic will start flowing. I personally love forums and they give me plenty of traffic in return!

  7. marlon @ productivity bits on October 8, 2010


    For newbies and relatively new to problogging like me, Networking is the quickest way to get targeted traffic – and you correctly pointed us to that. Up to this point, my network is where I am getting majority of my traffic. It’s not substantial just yet but I am hoping that the connections I am getting from these networks and blog commenting (Plus SEO) will get me the ideal traffic that I want!

    Great post!

  8. Zarko on October 8, 2010

    Thanks Marlon, and yes, the quickest way for new bloggers to get some solid traffic going is by networking. Of course this is not a short term plan to get some quick traffic, this is great for any long term pan as by joining a network and engaging with other bloggers you are building your reputation and your authority, so this is a must for every blogger that wants to succeed.

    With your productivity methods and some dedication you will probably succeed faster than most :)

  9. Internet Marketing firm on October 20, 2010

    Very effective ways you have mention to get target traffic to your website which may increase your site ranking,sales,leads and conversion rate against your business and make your business successful.

  10. Zarko on October 20, 2010

    Yeah, the thing is most people focus only on one or two ways and their SEO campaign ends up short….

  11. richard@traffic grab on February 10, 2011

    Nice article very informative traffic is the life line of the online website business. Traffic represent people who visited our website when they buy our product or services we generate profits. So it’s very important , thanks for sharing those 5 ideas of yours.

    traffic grab

  12. DJ Trinity on May 7, 2011


    There are a lot of factors to follow and rules to respect. stand out from the crowd, it is one of the best ways to increase traffic, think of it like this: why would anyone visit my website upon a competitor of mine on the same niche ? What’s so special and unique about my website ? Why should I deserve more traffic upon one of my competitors ? Those are great questions that you must answer yourself being sincerely, answer the questions then start working harder and better, try to focus more on your work and don’t think non-stop about the money, keep the passion for your work on. Thank you very much for sharing this excellent article, keep up the good work !

    Best regards,

  13. George@Hifu on May 8, 2011

    Driving traffic to our sites needs lots of devotion and hard work so its not easy but you’ve made things sound so much easier through your motivating article. Bloggers these days are trying new methods to increase traffic and one such technique I came across is guest posting, the way it works looks amazing to me. The world of blogging is really very interesting to explore, good blogs never disappoints the readers.

  14. Affiliate Resources on May 20, 2011

    Loved the fact that you included networking as a way to improve traffic. Most SEO guys overlook this, and face the consequences later. I cannot emphasize more on how improtant it is to have an affiliate marketing network ready and running by your conventional SEO campaign. Kudos! Hat-tip, mate!

  15. Greg on December 29, 2011

    Thanks for a good post’
    I have fiound article marketing a favourable solution for my blog
    Though saying that blog commenting and posting in forums on topic is great,though really needs to be a well tafficked forum

    Good tips

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