10 Blog Traffic Tips

In every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that’s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers.

These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called “traction”, which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.Top 10 Tips Master Mind is here!

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10. Write at least five major “pillar” articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good “how-to” lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn’t news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.

You don’t have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need an easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that’s the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you’ve done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger’s article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry – it’s sort of like your blog telling someone else’s blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.

This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important – it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at

3. Submit your blog to To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it’s so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it’s worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it’s worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have – your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your “Resource Box”. You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.

1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I’ve listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won’t stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link: Master Mind is here!

KPI Key Person of Influence Accelerator Program Starts!

Awesome! Key Person of Influence Accelerator Program starts this week!

This is going to be big! For more on this see and discover all about how you can boost your position within your industry. This course really hits all the hot buttons based around a 5 step structure. Pitch, Publish, Product, Profile and Partnership.

These five elements combine to energize and motivate, organize and focus the best of your energies and skills. Starting with the Pitch; this is all about how to develop the perfect pitch so your audience will get what you are about quickly and without looking at you ‘gone off’. If you are getting that polite but useless reply once you say what you do, then you know you need to work on your pitch, but how? Well Daniel Priestley has put it all together within his book called ‘Become a Key Person of Influence’ as well as a 30 week training course too!

I will be starting this course this week and I will update this blog page with my progress so you will get a good idea of the great benefits this course offers the budding entrepreneur or business person seeking to accelerate their success moving forward.

Let me know if you would like to know more, just leave your comment or questions here or on my FaceBook page.

Fabulous and Futuristic Technology the 1950s SCi-Fi Movie Genre.

Discover how you can own your choice of my High tech, Funky, Fresh and Unique art!

Hello, Scott here; All of the special art works I have designed and produced are now available to you to invest in. Electroentomorphics as I call these works, are part of an on going collection of Sci-Fi, Funky, Lighting Objects and Machine Creatures I designed and produce with a feel for all of the fabulous and futuristic technology the 1950s SCi-Fi Movie and the quality and finish of the best hand crafted lighting objects you will find. They also use efficient modern lighting components and electronics too.

You will need to contact me to select your favourite work from my current collection via email or phone; see the First Contact page for details. To be sure of securing your selection, please contact me and we can arrange your holding deposit and receive your shipping, packing and insurance details.

Thank you for your interest, Scott.

Science Fiction Machine examples

Science Fiction Machine examples

Electroentomorphics Now Available To The Art Investor

For Immediate Release!

Melbourne, June 24th, 2011

For the first time some of the unique 3D Lighting Objects designed and produced by the Melbourne based visual artist and Industrial Designer Scott Branden, are now offered to the private investor and art collector! Previously only a few works had been made available and sold to a major public gallery, Wollongong City Gallery in the state of New South Wales Australia.

Technically Savvy, an inventor from an early age, and a designer by qualification and experience, Scott has designed and produced some of the most interesting and unique lighting objects. He started his career in art as a child, moved into Industrial Design, and then re emerged later when he became resident artist at Wollongong City Gallery in New South Wales Australia in 2002.

Scott gained significant preeminence from several exhibitions including his Solo Exhibition in 2003 and from various media coverage such as TV news coverage, news papers and radio interviews, and he is now writing a book about his art.

Industry expert Ian Were, then editor at Object Magazine said ” The design of Scott Branden is fast and furious and full of fun — it’s also thought provoking and well crafted. Scott Branden is a vibrant and astute designer, artist. He’s part of a new breed of artists who are making objects that are bold, accessible and utilitarian. A designer with an artist’s flair and an artist with a background in industrial design and invention.”

Electroentomorphics Group

First Time released to the Private Collector!

First Time released to the Private Collector!

Electroentomorphics are now available for purchase!

For the first time some of my works will be offered to the private collector and to the public!

For more about how you can invest in my other works please make your inquiries soon via the First Contact page from the Electroentomorphics menu button.; inquire now to ask if your favourite can be yours.

You can supply an amount of 10% as an option fee toward placing a hold on any one or more of the works you may intend to invest in.

Update: We have had some inquiries already so please contact us soon to be sure you can secure your most desired work.

Secure yours now because time is limited. Your favourite may be about to sell so please act now!!! Call or email, you will find my contact information see the First Contact page from the Electroentomorphics menu button.


Works that have already been acquired are:

– LustMite production version number 0; this is the all Aluminium ( Aluminum ) version.

– LustMite Blue version number 1; owned by Wollongong City Gallery N.S.W. Australia

– Update! August 2011, Lustmite 3 of 9 colour Indigo has been purchased! Red and Green are available.

– Passion Droid; owned by Wollongong City Gallery N.S.W. Australia