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Blog Marketing Techniques That Still Work Today

by Adrian Hargray

posted in Internet and Businesses Online : Blogging

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Blog marketing is a topic that alot of people search on but don't know how to do. The bottom line is that if you want to have a successful blog, you have to learn how to drive visitors to it. Once you have this traffic, it's then your job to get them to subscribe to your newsletter or take another kind of action. but you can't do anything until you've got alot of traffic coming to your blog.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the ways that you can get free traffic to your blog. All of these things are techniques that I use myself so you can lay rest assured that they will work for you also. Also, all of these techniques are free methods of getting traffic, so you don't have to bet the farm on any one technique. Here's the first way of getting traffic that still works today.

1) Podcasting

You can create short audio podcasts and submit them to the major podcasting directories. Itunes is one of the major ones that you will want to submit your podcasts to. A podcast is simply an audio recording about you speaking on a particular subject. You can use Feedburner.com to host your podcast's RSS feed and this will make it easier for people to link to you and get traffic to your blog. Here's another way to get traffic to your blog.

2) Video marketing

Video marketing is a social media tactic and if you're not using it today you're missing out on a ton of potential visitors. When you implement video marketing, all you're doing is creating 2-4 minute long videos and uploading them to video sites such as You tube or Metacafe. If you don't have a camcorder to record your videos on, you can use a webcam or even free internet software to create your videos.

There's a free tool called Camstudio (camstudio.org) that you can use to create your videos. It allows you to create on-screen demonstrations about whatever it is that you're making your videos on. It will be in your best interest to include your website URL at the bottom of the video so that people can visit your URL to find out more about you. Here's another great way to get free traffic to your blog.

3) Blog and ping technique

Blogging and pinging is a technique that is very underutilized in today's blog marketing climate. When you blog and ping, you notify the blog search engines that you have new content available on your blog. These blog services will come and index your pages very quickly, thereby giving you the opportunity to earn alot of money from your blog.

If you're using Wordpress as your blog host, then blogging and pinging is automatic with each blog post. You just have to specify which services to ping one time and it will be stored there forever. If you're using Blogger.com to host your blog, you will have to use a popular pinging service to ping the search engines. Here are a few that I use:

- pingmyblog.com
- pingomatic.com
- autopinger.com

All of these services will help you to get the free traffic that you desire to your blog.

Take these tips and use them to have success with your blog today.

Good luck with getting traffic to your blog.

About the Author:

Learn blogging and pinging techniques you can use to get more traffic to your blog for free. To learn more, visit the following website for more details: http://www.instant-downloadz.com/blogpingmaster.html

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