It’s funny how conversations in Skype rooms can give you a topic for a blog post and this one is going to surprise you on how to get traffic to your blog.
I was just in a Skype room and the conversation was that one site owner was not allowing blogs in their site. So it was asked why as a blogger I like to get people to my blogs to help people from not going through some of the things that I have learned the hard way.
The conversation went to that the reason they didn’t was because people were just adding their main page and to me I agree that is just as bad as adding the home page or main page of a TE (traffic exchange) and wonder why you are not getting any referrals.
The one thing that came out of this conversation was think of advertising in TE’s as a billboard along a highway. That ad on the billboard has to grab your attention going down the road at 65 mph. Online advertising is no different – you members are surfing at 6, 8 and 10 second timers – you have that time frame to grab their attention.
HOW DO YOU DO THAT? You have to get creative as an advertiser and put out splash pages or squeeze pages that are going to give them a REASON to click. Just like the billboards along the highways – give the driver a reason to take the next exit and visit their store.
I recently did a blog post on What Happened to Creativity? When is the last time you looked at ads in a magazine, newspaper, or even google ad examples? Study those ads and notice how they are set up and that there are only key points there so that you will go to the store, go to their website, etc.
Bottom line is if you are trying to get traffic to your blog then you need to give me a reason to click and go to your blog – put on your creativity hat and can’t wait to see your ads that you create. Below is one example of how you can get people to your blog.