Everyone knows that getting people to visit your blog is key to getting people to read your blog which is key to getting people to keep reading your blog. Yes, of course one needs a blog with unique content, good writing and some visuals to make that last feat happen, but without the first element in that series, you will achieve nothing. Unless of course, you want to have no readers.
I've been blogging for several years now and throughout that time I've seen a lot of programs to help drive traffic to your site come and go. And I mean that in two ways; both me letting go of them and also them just closing down. As we all know, the internet market is an ever evolving thing.
My favorite traffic generators in history have been the manual surf programs, but I'm quite fond of the Blog specific ones. Sites like BlogExplosion or BlogMad are among my tops, not that there are a lot to choose from any more. The only other two that I'm still a member of is BlogAdvance and BlogSoldiers (both of which do not deliver that much traffic no matter how much I serve. I assume the membership is inactive. In actual fact, BlogMad is the same in that regard; very little return traffic. It's kinda sad really. BlogMad once was my favorite of them all, but now that favortism belongs to BlogExplosion. Their membership is somewhat more active than BlogMad world. It is no where near what the BlogExplosion community used to be, but I guess it was always a larger collective and it may be just taking a little longer for their climb down the interest latter to unfold. I'm in for the long haul though. I love the program, the blogs that I surf to and the traffic I recieve in return. I would not was a second recommending BlogExplosion to anyone.
You should know that, if you're interested in more traffic there are other types of these surf exchange programs out there; ones like EasyHits4u, TrafficG, or TrafficEchoes. I'm use them myself, but I'm not as fond of the above mentioned blog specific ones. Most of the sites found in these surfs are just ads for other programs and money making schemes. They do return traffic however and I as I mentioned at the start of this whole thing; that is key.
And then, there's EntreCard; A whole new twist on generating blog traffic... but I'll save that for another. The site and idea is so incredible that it deserves it's own post anyway. So that's what I'll do.
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