8 Blog Traffic Generators I Can't Live Without

Part of the Kenno's Blog series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, You Can Learn Series
January 23, 2008

My traffic this month has started spectacularly. I have set a goal this year to double the number of page views to my website. Last year I had 470,000 page views. This year I am shooting for (I place my little pinky next to the side of my mouth ala Dr.Evil from the Austin Power's movies ) 1 million page views. So far for the month of January my numbers are definitely up. They could be a little higher, but they are very strong.

What is the difference this year? I think it is a combination of these 8 traffic generators that I can't live without. These eight magic traffic dynamos are bringing a basket full of knowledge hungry readers to my website each day. Are you using all these sources to drive traffic to your website?


You need to optimize your website so the search engine spiders like to visit. You can find out more about optimizing your web pages for Google by reading my article the Secrets of SEO.

The search engines send me 64% of my traffic each month. The amount of traffic that I am getting from the search engines can be improved. There are still pages that could be better optimized. There are a number of pages and search terms and phrases that consistently are in the top 5 searches on the SERPs. (Search Engine Results Pages.)

As I try to average 83,000 page views a month, I need to create more pages and to optimize them for Google, Yahoo, Live and MSN. The other search engines have specific search engine optimization methods and techniques that I need to implement. From the 11 sources of search engine traffic I receive, Google commands 88% of the visitors.


The biggest find of 2007 and something that has totally re-engergized me and my website is Entrecard. The simple act of dropping virtual business cards has opened my vision to new possibilities. I have new visitors stopping by everyday. I have developed rss readers who wait anxiously for my newest article. But, I feel like I am becoming part of a community of active bloggers with a desire to share information and influence others with their thoughts and words.

Entrecard has been a great new traffic generator for me. I receive traffic from Entrecard users clicking on my card in the Entrecard dashboard. I have traffic coming from links created by Entrecard users on their own sites to my pages. I have my virtual business card driving traffic to my site when I advertise on other Entrecard web sites.

Entrecard became my number two source of traffic in less than a month. They have been bringing me readers, commentors and rss feed subscibers. Plus, they have led to the creation of my number 3 source of traffic ...


When I first added StumbleUpon to my website, I thought it would be cool and some strangers would just randomly find my pages. I expected to receive 2 to 5 new views everyday. Then I wrote an article titled Ten Things To Make Your Blog Successful in 2008. Little did I realize the traffic that would be generated by that article. It was amazing as I looked at the page traffic numbers the first day and saw 50 readers had seen the article. That was pretty high for one day. Then about 5 hours later that number had jumped to 300 readers in a single day.

To say I was jumping for joy and was ecstatic would be an understatement. I was thrilled, but unprepared for what was to occur over the next 72 hours. Within 3 days, over 2,800 people had read my article. That is the power of Stumbling an article. Like I said, StumbleUpon is now my 3rd highest traffic producer and I can't live without it. Go ahead take a moment and Stumble this article right now. But, only if you like it.

Because of the power of Stumbling, I have made it one of my goals for this year to Stumble 5 articles a day as I surf the web and read good articles. I especially do it for my Entrecard community. I may read 50 articles a day, but I truly only Stumble exceptional well written blog articles.


AdToll is an advertising firm that has developed an excellent core of advertisers and publishers. I was amazed when one of the first ads I placed on their interface returned over 60,000 page views in one day and I received over 60 qualified visitors. Their prices are low, their interface is easy to use and their advertisers and publishers deliver exceptional value for your advertising dollars.

Project Wonderful

I just started with this advertising firm in the last 10 days, but I see a lot of potential with these guys. Their interface is rather confusing, but they deliver a fine value and I am actually receiving some pretty good traffic. You can actually still get some advertising out their for free.


This is a traffic igniter that I still need to refine. This is really hard work, but it can produce big benefits. After you read an article take the time to write a short but relevant comment to the article. The author of the article will love you for it. Your comments could initiate a chain of comments between you, the author and other readers.

Many comments add value to the original article. Many blogs allow you to comment and add a link to your name. If you comment often on the same blogs then you may receive traffic to your web site. People are curious. They might say, "Who is this person that is always coming up with these insightful comments?" Then they click your link and are transported to your wonderful blog. Where hopefully they become active members of your community.


Forums are another form of commenting. You can initiate the article. You can take polls. You can provide information to other members of the forum community. This is like being at a big party. As you wander around the party you begin to strike up conversations with the people at the party. If you are a person of interest then others will gravitate to you. You will become a trusted member of the party and you will get people coming to your web site to find out more about you.

rssFeeds - FeedBurner

Once you get people to visit your web site or blog once, then ideally you can get them to come back again and again. You do that with pull technology and RSS feeds. This is software that lets previous visitors know when you have published a new article. This will become your direct traffic. Traffic that comes back to your site again and again with very little prompting on your part.

If they sign up for your rss feed, (it is real easy to sign up), then they liked something about your web site or blog. Was it your photo? Could it be your writing style? Or even the content in your articles? There is something that draws them to want to read more of your work. Once you get them to sign up you have to continue to do what ever it was that piqued their interest. Blog regularly, Blog often and Blog intelligently.

So there it is. The 8 traffic generators I can't live without. These are the core eight that will increase my page views to 1 million views in 2008. I have a long way to go. There were no months last year where I surpassed 83,000 page views. This year I need to average that amount. I have made a great start this year. Mid way through the month of January and I am already over 30,000 page views. I will double last year's views for January. As I follow these magic 8 traffic keys, then it will be a great year.

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