Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Blogging Life: 2000 to 2007 and Beyond

This post was written by Linda Jo Martin for the "My Experience" series.

I've been blogging since 2000. I started blogging because I noticed the beginning of the online diary phenomena, and wanted to participate. I love web design, and at that time was experimenting with creating various types of sites. For over a year I didn't use blogging software; instead I updated a HTML page by hand. I didn't know anything about blog platforms but I wanted to record fragments of my family's life on the web. At that point, blogging was all about letting people know just a bit about who I was and what my goals in life were.

I started using Blogger.Com right after the 9/11 disaster in 2001 when I was dealing with all the emotions and trauma of that situation. I loved Blogger – so much that I started several blogs: one for my daily life, one for writing about war and justice, and yet another for writing about a popular radio program I listened to daily.

I started another blog to write about the homeschooling I was doing with my two youngest children. I believe that may have been the first homeschooling blog on the Internet; I don't know of any others that date from before then (late 2001).

Blogging has been part of my life for seven years now. At this point I've abandoned all my earliest blogs though I'm in the process of restoring some archives for SEO value. I've transferred all my current blogs to WordPress because again, I'm looking at SEO value. I like to write posts that do well in the search engines; most of my blog visitors come to me that way.

Though I started blogging as a way to write about my daily life, I no longer do that because I feel I've got more important things to write about. Now I like to keep my life more private and have transformed my blogs into services that will help others achieve their goals.

For example, my goal with my writing blog is to help and inspire other writers. Here's the link: Perspectives on Writing -

Why most beginners are not mistaken

You may have seen a post like “why most beginners are mistaken by selecting blogging niche” in many popular blogging blogs. They were hurting me as I was running a blogging blog. But now I say they are the ones who have mistaken. Many beginners start a blogging blog without much knowledge and fail. Selecting ‘blogging niche’ in the beginning is not at all a mistake. The mistake is trying to make it popular and failing. Let me say “every beginner blogs fail”, topic and content doesn’t mater. As I said in my last post, if you make your first blog a training, you can convert the failure to victory. Blogging is the best niche to start with as it let you learn more about blogging. It may fail and nothing is wrong about that. If you have just started blogging, I will encourage you to start a blogging and I will ensure you that you will win in your next blog.

Friday, September 28, 2007

What is your first blog for?

I haven’t heard about someone who earned lot in his first attempt of blogging. If there is one, he is so lucky. Just like that, being a beginner, your first attempt may not get much attention. Don’t worry, you can win next time.

Then, what is your first blog for? Consider your first blog has a learning course. In your first blog you learn and try each and every factor of blogging. Building more than one blog in the first attempt is not a good idea. You just need one blog and you concentrate on it to learn the maximum. If you have learned the maximum with your blog, be sure you will win next time. You learn how to blog perfectly from your first blog, then you use what you have learned to build your second one.

Just try to earn something you may need for your next blogs and don't spend much for your first blog.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Share your experiences of blogging

I have decided to give you an opportunity to share their experience with other readers. You just have to write your experiences of blogging and send it me via email. I will post it in this blog shortly after editing. You get an opportunity to know what other bloggers are doing, plus you can show them what you are doing and what you have done.

What do you get?
The readers would like to see your blog when your post is published here. You get some traffic and link from this blog and the best opportunity to know experiences of other readers. You will get good reviews from me and other readers.

How to write the post
The post must have at least 150 words. You should write about what you have done, what you are doing, what you felt, your mistakes and everything from your experiences. You can use your own style of writing. If you are not a beginner just write the experience when you started blogging.

How to submit the post
You can send it via my email Subject of the mail must be like this: “My experience-{here goes the post title}”

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

11 things readers want in a blog

1-Content-Everyone reads a blog for content!

2-Good look-Bloggers and readers like a good look

  • Color combination-A color combination that makes it hard for reading says "go back" to the readers.
  • Font-When selecting font, remember "it is for reading".

3-Links-What do you think about a webpage without links?

  • Links to their blogs (If they have)-Is there anyone who doesn’t like a link to his own blog?! (Don't worry about this)
  • Link to other useful blogs-People read blogs for content and you should show them where to find it.
  • Links to related posts-They can read more if they want.

4-Navigation tools-Reading a blog without anything for navigation is like being lost in a forest.

  • Archives-Without archives how can readers find old posts?
  • Search box-Help the readers to find what they want.
  • Categories/Labels-Categorized navigation for finding posts on interested categories.

5-Feed-Help readers subscribe and make loyal visitors!

  • Feed burned with Feedburner-Feedburner helps the readers to subscribe easily.
  • Link to Feed-If there is a feed, there is a feed URL. If there is a feed URL, there must be a link to it.
  • Feed chicklets-Give one click access to their readers.

6-‘Contact Me’ form/link/email-If anyone wants to contact you private.

7-Comment forms-All blogs have this. If anyone has hidden comment forms, show them for your readers.

8-About-They want to know what the blog is about.

  • About page-They may like to know more about your blog.
  • About the blogger-Yes, about you too, bloggers.

9-No NoFollow-I am a fan of DoFollow.

  • In comments-Extra value for commenting.
  • Anywhere in the blog-You are really selfish, if the whole blog is ‘protected’ with NoFollow. Remove NoFollow entirely from your blog.

10-Images-Beautiful images for beautiful blogs.

  • Inside posts-Readers can understand more easily through images.
  • Outside posts-Readers love to read beautiful blogs.

11-Money-Everyone wants money! If you can't spend any, just put a paid review button or something like that.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Increase RSS subscribers with ten steps

I always wanted to increase my feed subscription. When I started this blog, I didn’t have any readers and it was before a month. As readers increased in my blog I tried to increase RSS subscriptions. The tricks worked amazingly and doubled the feed subscribers. I would like to share them with you. They may not double your subscription but will do great.

  • Burn your feed with Feedburner-This will give a two click access to feed readers and work really well
  • chickletize your feed
  • Use full-feed
  • Make it easy for readers-Make it easy for the readers to subscribe in anyway. They don’t want to visit 4 or 5 pages for subscribing. Put links in appropriate places that peoples can catch it easily.
  • Mention the feed in a post
  • Ask people to subscribe-This can be done in your blog or by contacting readers privately.
  • Frequent posting
  • Fix the time of posting- A sudden change in the time of posting is like saying the subscribers “you can go”. I would like to give an example: a person reads his subscriptions everyday at 5pm. One day he found there is no post and unsubscribe. This can be happened if the blogger changed his posting time to after 5. So fix the time and call them back.
  • Don’t display small count-Publishing a count that is low, works negatively and the count will go down in no time. Display it only when you have 150 subscribers.
  • Show your feed before an audience- Communities like MyBlogLog and blogging forums allow you to show your last posts in them. You should use this feature to build subscribers.

Liked this post? What are you waiting for? subscribe to this blog!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Why quantity is important for blogs

If you ask an expert how to increase traffic for your blog, he will share some tips with you. Still if you find the tips not working, it may be because that the quantity of content is low, there may be other reasons. I’m not talking about anything else, but quantity.

The tricks used for better blogging like social networking, link exchanging etc; works better when you have lots of content. When I started this blog I used some but found them useless, but now I find many of them amazingly useful. There have been lots of changes to this blog since it started. Quantity also increased. I find the tricks more and more useful each time my quantity increases. Search engines consider the quantity also for the ranking and lots of content can increase your search engine rank.

Lots of content is a type of “giving readers what they want”. A person reads my blog because he wants to make his blogging better. So I have to give him the maximum I can that make one’s blogging better and that’s what I meant by increasing quantity. You have to post a lot before seeing those tricks working. Still you have to make it easy for the readers to find what they want.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Do better without NoFollow

Comment on this blog to get linkedNoFollow is an HTML attribute value used with links to instruct search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s search engine rank. It is used like this: rel=“nofollow”. In all blog platforms, links in comments are set to NoFollow by default. You can remove this by deleting rel=“nofollow” from the template code or by using DoFollow plug-in. Removing NoFollow is a favor for the commentators. This will encourage the readers to put comment as they can increase their search engine rank by just commenting. You can put a badge in your blog to inform the readers that you have removed NoFollow.

You may think “who want a link in an unpopular blog”. There are people who want. What you have to do is, remove nofollow, go to the link exchange part of the forum you participate and put a post like “exchange links for comments”. So if anyone wants to exchange links they will put a comment in your blog with a link to their blog.

This trick works in another way. You can increase your search engine rank by commenting in popular blogs without nofollow.

Blogs linking to you in posts will be linked back. Those links are called backlinks. You can disable backlinks. You can encourage linking to your blog by removing NoFollow from backlinks. This may not work with a newly established blogs.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Are you on the right track?

Let me quote a comment posted by Barbara from Blogging Without A Blog: “It can be disheartening when you work so hard at posting and the traffic doesn't show up. But, if you truly love blogging and sharing, in the long run it will pay off. Traffic is fickle, and the highs and lows at times may feel like a roller coaster ride, but if your traffic increases from month to month, you know you're on the right track.” Thanks to Barbara for the comment.

When you start a blog the traffic will be low. It may climb the Everest and fall from there and you shouldn’t have to worry about it. If your traffic is increasing month to month, you should be happy that you are on the right track. If it is not, there is a problem with your blog or blogging. It may be the topic, language, template or something else. It is you who can understand the problem and fix it.

My traffic usually increase day by day and I am happy about it. But when my traffic climbs the cliff, I may have to take a vacation for some reasons. Then my traffic, feed subscribers and everything goes down. The reason of the problem is that I don’t have anyone to blog for me. Do you know how to solve this problem? Are you ready to blog for me? If you do, put a comment here.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Top four ways to make money from blogs

As I can’t make money from ads, I found some other ways of making money. There are lots of ways and I have selected three suitable ones for beginners.

  • PayPerPost - PayPerPost is a website that provides opportunities to the bloggers for making money from writing posts on topics needed by advertisers. If someone want a post on a topic, he submit the topic in PayPerPost and a blogger write the post, he receives the money provided by the advertiser. You need to register in PayPerPost for using this facility. Your blog must have 19 posts and must be 3 months old.
  • Affiliate Programs-Some websites give money for blogging about them, linking etc. They will give a fixed percentage of their income to you.
  • Donations-You can ask for donations, some may give. Don’t get offended if no one donates.
  • Ads for search-Adsense offer ads for search to your blog. When someone search your blog using google and click on ads appeared in the result page, you get money. I use this because I don't have to spend time customizing ads

I have selected only the three as the others are not appropriate for beginners, even then I don’t guarantee that you can earn a lot.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

10 Top tricks to increase comments

People consider the comments in a blog as an indicator of quality; so increasing comments are essential for better blogging. I found some useful tricks that can be applied to your blogs.

  1. Remove NoFollow-NoFollow is an attribute used in links that prevent search engines from counting them. In all blog platforms links in comments are set to NoFollow by default. You can remove this by editing the template code. Removing NoFollow is a cup of juice for the commentators. This will encourage the readers to comment on your blog. Read this to learn more
  2. Invite comments- You may ask your readers, friends or relatives to post a comment.
  3. Give a question- Giving a question in the post will attract comments as the readers may like to answer them. This may not be applicable if your blog has a very low traffic
  4. Highlight top commentators- Most of the people like to be highlighted before the crowd. You can do this by putting a ‘Top Commentator Widget’ or something like that. You may link to the commentator in it.
  5. Ask for opinion-You may ask the reader’s opinion in a debate or discussion post. Readers will always tend to comment when their opinion is asked for.
  6. Display recent comments-This will remember the readers that there is a comment form there and a conversation is going on.
  7. Make it easy- People don’t like to waste their time. They don’t want to register an account for commenting. You should remove all barriers like login, registration, filling long forms etc. for commenting
  8. Provide links to the form-You can encourage your readers to put a comment by providing links to your comment form.
  9. Reply to the comments-Replying the comments increase interaction with the readers. if you are not replying, that is enough to decrease your traffic and comments
  10. Comment on other blogs-If you comment on a blog, then the blogger will tend to visit your blog and post a comment. This may be wrong if you are posting an irrelevant comment or in a blog with tons of them. But it is sure that this will increase the traffic

Do you have any more trick post it here. Don't be too shy to post a comment, I have also removed NoFollow.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Buttons for bookmark optimization

Sorry for not posting in the last 3 days. It was because of a problem of my computer.

Social bookmarking is a way of traffic to blogs. You can earn more traffic if you do better with them. I am now using some bookmark buttons to increase bookmarking by readers. I think it is working great. This will make it is easy for the readers to bookmark your blog. You can add buttons like mine to your footer. I know only the code for Blogger, you may find it if you are using Wordpress or else.

If you want to add buttons: Login to your blogger account→ click ‘Layout’→ Select ‘Edit HTML’ tab→ Check ‘Expand Widget Templates’→ put this code below <p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'/>→ click ‘Show preview’→If you liked it click ‘Save template’

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Go for a reader hunt

I was using this trick before and am sorry for not sharing it with you. This trick really makes good and loyal visitors and they will stick to you all the time. It is nothing but finding readers who need your blog. I didn’t get time to use this, but now I am sure it will work. It takes time, but is worth. You go for a reader hunt!

There are so many places where you can find readers for your blog. Let me show you how I did it. I went to the ‘show your blog’ part of the forum I participate, where I can find new bloggers who don’t know how to do better in the blogosphere. I put a reply for every post and the bloggers started reading my blog. If you are running a chess blog, you can find readers from a chess community. You can find readers to your chair blog from a furniture blog, but should contact the reader by emailing or putting comment in his blog. But before this you should make sure your blog contains what readers want. If it doesn’t, you should make it the only place they can find something they want by select a unique topic.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Make Your Blog Look Professional

You have a blog with tons of good and useful posts, you have done all traffic increasing tricks, and still you don’t get visitors. Why? Many popular blogs post useless and long posts still the posts don’t decrease their traffic. When someone sees your blog they should see your posts and find them useful, but before that they will evaluate your blog. I have seen many blogs with cool and useful posts and they don’t get much traffic. Even I am affected by this problem. I have to solve this problem and for that I have to list the things that are counted by readers and then fix the problems.

Domain-Unlike any other factors your domain name is evaluated before someone visit your blog. As I can’t buy my own one I am using a ‘blogspot’ sub-domain. I have to find a way to make money outside my blog.

Host-Yes, host counts. I don’t know why but Wordpress blogs have more traffic than blogger blogs. It may be because it looks more professional.

Template- When a visitor sees your blog it is the template which first come to his eyes. I have been trying to make my template cool. I added a favicon, some widgets, made a logo and selected a color combination for my blog. I am still trying to making it better.

Number of posts- Number of posts means how much big your blog is. Most people like to read bigger blogs rather than small ones. But blogs with fewer posts also get good traffic if the blogger is experienced and popular. To know why, you have to ask an expert. You should fill your blog with good

Number of comments- Number of comments is considered by readers as the indicator of traffic. You should do something to attract comments. Replying to the comment, giving link to comment form, thanking commentator etc. are the ways to attract comments. I you have any more ideas share it with us.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Chickletize your feed

After the comparison post I was in a search of widgets. I found some useful ones and you may have noticed that I have added 3 or 4 in two days. The widgets made my blog colorful and increased the pageviews. The most effective one among them was the feed chicklets which you can see in the sidebar. They increased feed subscriptions from 7 to 20 in just one day. They provide a one click access to feed readers and are very much useful.
Feedburner provides an inbuilt chicklet chooser with links to popular feed readers. You can use this to make your widget and is pretty much easy to use.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Submit your blog to search engines

Search engines are a source of traffic to websites. You should ensure that your blog is indexed in search engines. The only search engine that gives traffic to my blog is Google, but I have submitted my blog to other popular search engines like Yahoo, MSN etc. You should do so to ensure you are indexed in them. In most times blogs are automatically added to search engines, you can do it manually through the site submission pages of the search engines. I have given the links to some submission pages below. Find others and your blog to them.

  • Submit to Google
  • Submit to Yahoo!
  • Submit to MSN
  • Submit to Alexa

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    ProBlogger has a new debate on choosing feeds. Gina Trapani is arguing for short-feed and Rick Klau for full-feed. Reading the debate and comments, I think I should choose full-feed. I was using short-feed till now. I had written a post on RSS feed but haven’t said which one to choose. You may go to ProBlogger and read the debate. Choose your feed type!

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    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    Factors of quality content

    Quality content is the most important factor in the success of a blog. You may ask: “what is this quality”. Let me answer this. I have given the factors of quality content below.

    What readers get-people read your blog for something and you have to ensure they are getting it in your posts. They must get what they expect from your blog. You must give them description to everything in the post or link to it.

    Title-Title have to be attractive, it has to make people click in the links from social networks. People have to feel that the post contain something they needed. Title must give a description of what you are writing about. (Don’t give a title ‘Music’ to a post about blogging)

    Language-In any article you write, the language style is important. Good language can make people stick to your blog. If your language is bad try to make it good. You must use your own style in writing.

    Pictures-I have felt that people like pictures. You should try to add pictures in your posts which will make it more attractive and understanding

    Links-You should link to websites or blogs related to the content. Don’t mind linking to StumbleUpon when you write about it.

    Monday, September 10, 2007

    Compare and learn

    FoFComparison is a way of research. We are going to compare some blogs now, OK? Find most popular blogs on your niche, if it is yours then choose blogs from some other topics. You should compare them and learn. By doing this we get the answer to the question: “What changes should I make to my blog”.

    I’ll show you how I did it. I found two blogs that offer guide to beginner bloggers. I’ll show you them:- Preblogging and New2blog. First I have to compare them.let us have a look.

    The Preblogging is a Wordpress hosted blog, pretty good template than mine, is using ads, have got its sidebar full, cool widgets, the blogger really know to make the posts long, but it is not like mine and is talking about the tools.

    Now let us look at New2blog. It is too using Wordpress, is using a Wordpress inbuilt template, have got links to social media in post footer, have ads, got cool videos, is talking too much about tools and some posts are not at all related to blogging, wow- it was nominated for ‘best blogging blog award’.

    There are lots of differences between them and mine. The main one is that they are hosted in their own domain and Wordpress, but I can’t do so as I have no money to pay. The two blogs I mentioned here looks more professional than mine because of the template. the bloggers have made their blogs attractive by images and videos.

    What changes should I make?

    This is the question we have to answer now. Preblogging and New2blog has filled their sidebars with widgets, it seems pretty good and I should add some more useful widgets. I am going to add some pictures to make my blog to make it attractive, add bookmark buttons in the footer of every post and what ever it makes my blog look more professional.

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    Saturday, September 8, 2007

    Earn $25 for nothing

    Me too just didn't believe it first. You may have heard about Auctionads giving $25 for new users. This is really a good help for beginner bloggers who is not earning anything(like me). You should use this to make money. $25 for nothing is not a small thing. What you have to do go to Auctionads and sign up, you will see $25 in you account. The hard thing is making the rest $25.

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    Friday, September 7, 2007

    Overcoming challenges

    When you start you have lots of challenges, usually a beginner can’t do much with his blog and he doesn’t know how to become good. The essential factors are forgotten while describing tricks and tips.

    Make it the best
    What do you think about me saying to make the best blog, to beginners! I am not telling to make it good or better, to make the best. There are lots and lots of blogs in the blogosphere and people can’t read all of them. They read the best blogs on their favorite topic. So if one has to select your blog, it has to be the best. Yes, blogging is hard, but beginning is harder! If you start a blog about blogging, there are so many good blogging blogs and who will read yours if it is not the best. You may ask “Is this also important to experts too”. Yes, but it is more important to beginners because they have to get noticed.

    Make resources available to reader
    Readers come to your blog for something. If you consider my blog, people come here to know how to win in blogging and so I have to give them everything that will make them the best. You should link to other blogs that may help them and don’t think this will decrease your traffic.

    Be unique
    Most beginners have a temptation to copy everything like topic, template, posts etc. from popular blogs. Quoting from a blog or copying some part of the template is not a problem. But be unique! It’s your blog and it is you who have to lead it to success, not any other blogs or bloggers. People come to your blog for something different. if not, why they to your blog?

    Thursday, September 6, 2007

    Time of posting

    If you think your new post is really great then you should post in right time. What do you think if your readers don’t see that post? Post it in time which gives you maximum visitors, so when someone visits your blog he can read the post. You should always try to make the best post popular.

    To a beginner blog the traffic come mainly from social networking sites like Digg. By making it available to bigger audience you can earn more traffic. The link to your post will be there only for sometime. You should track the time you have more visitors and submit your post in that time. This will make your link available to a bigger audience and you can increase your traffic.

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    Study your best day

    If you think that you don't have any traffic and these tricks I publish here are not working, be patient. A blog with less than 50 posts can only attract a few visitors if it is a beginner's.

    Before telling you the tip I’ll tell you to use Analytics if you aren’t using any visit tracking software. If you get high traffic one day and low in another day, what would you do? You should compare the two days in three ways.

    • Posts- What you blogged on the days. If you consider mine, the best day of traffic was when I posted quotes from Problogger. I have written a post about copying from other blogs because of this. You should compare the style, language and every thing in your post.

    • Other tricks-you should submit your post to every popular social networking sites and compare if you have missed or added to a new one.

    • Template- templates can do changes to your traffic, so compare the templates

    This is what I call learning and it is a big process. You may call this a research, I will tell you that this is important. I always try to learn from each and every post and it help me a lot.

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    Wednesday, September 5, 2007

    Best way for a blog with 0 traffic to increase it

    You can see many posts on how to increase traffic to your blog. Most of these tips are not applicable to blogs with traffic less than 50. The best way for them is to increase post frequency. I got high traffic when I was posting three per day and got low when I posted 1 per day. If you write lot of posts then your visitors get a chance to read your blog many times. This will also give you more links in social networking sites. i found this tip very useful.

    NB:This is only applicable to beginners.

    Sunday, September 2, 2007

    When you get stuck!

    Most of the bloggers get stuck without knowing what to write for your blog. This happens to even experts. This may happen when your topic is a narrow one.

    How to prevent this

    Prevention is always better than cure, so try to prevent being stuck using these methods:

    • Don’t select a narrow topic. Selecting a wide topic will be hard for blogging, so just make the size of your topic medium.
    • schedule your post before two days. You should find the topic and resource for a post before two days.

    If you get stuck

    You may get stuck even when you use prevention methods. This is how you can get free:

    • Write about another blog of same niche. Write a review of a blog of same topic. If you think this will decrease the traffic, then you are wrong. This method even work as a traffic bait for beginners
    • Write about news on the topic. Go for a news search and write what you found.
    • Write about an older post. This is not recommended for beginners.
    • List some useful sites and resources which will help the readers

    Saturday, September 1, 2007

    What I did to increase my traffic

    I know you won’t like this. This is post which you can see in any blogs, but it’s my duty to share what I did with you. Before increasing traffic you should make your blog sticky. That is, to make your blog feel better to readers. You should prepare your blog (do what I said in previous blogs).
    1. Comment on other blogs-You should be a blog reader before being a blogger. Commenting on popular blogs is a way to be linked in them. This method is said to be the best thing you could do to increase traffic
    2. Use social bookmarking
    3. Use any SEO tips from any blogs
    4. Write a traffic bait- Use your full creativity for a post. You can increase traffic from social networking sites in this way
    5. Participate in a forum-I have found this way really useful. Actually it is from forums I get most of my visitors. Find a blogging forum on your topic and participate in it.
    6. Exchange links with other bloggers

    There any many other ways, but I have used the above methods only.

    Meta tags for SEO

    You may have heard that META tags can be used for increasing search engine rank. I have heard too, but it can’t be a good method. It can be used as a tool that will improve your rank in search engines which use it. It is not at all important than any other SEO trick. I haven’t felt any use from them.

    META tags have lots of other uses. Some search engines search for META keywords in a site (not Google). I will not recommend them and is not at all useful to beginners.

    If some one wants to use them here is the syntax:

    <meta content="keywords separated by commas" name="keywords">
    <meta content="description" name="Description">