How To Build More Traffic to Your Blog

  1. Run around cyberspace and insult everyone you come in contact with on their blogs.
  2. Come back to your blog and insult them some more in the hope that they will come and visit.
  3. Post banner ads promoting your site as a resource for free sex, viagra and penis enlargement.
  4. Hire an African Elephant to march through Manhattan with a sign promoting your blog.
  5. Tell people that if they sign a petition on your Blog Bush will be recalled.
  6. Tell people that if they sign a petition on your Blog gay marriage will be abolished.
  7. Send press releases to major media groups announcing your new reality TV show about a person and their blog.
  8. Create a virus that forces computers to make your blog their homepage. Not legal, but it could be very effective.
  9. Hire DovBear to create a P.R. campaign for your blog.
  10. Ignore dumb and idiotic lists like this one.
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  1. Bright Spot May 27, 2006 at 5:19 am

    I’m getting desperate, I think I might try a few of these….lol!

  2. Irina Tsukerman December 2, 2004 at 6:52 pm

    Another way is to comment persistently on people’s blogs until they are intrigued enough to visit your own. Hasn’t worked for me yet, but maybe I just don’t annoy people enough… But I’m optimistic! ; )

  3. mquest December 2, 2004 at 3:17 am

    I read about a blog where the owner posts about famous people, events and things– Using common misspellings. His search engine trafic is high.

  4. Anonymous December 2, 2004 at 12:48 am

    How about “Adding your blog to”?

    (Shameless selfserving plug)
    — aryeh

  5. PsychoToddler December 2, 2004 at 12:40 am

    Darn, I thought Jason was a regular reader!

  6. supern0va December 1, 2004 at 9:01 pm

    Hmmm…you forgot to mention Jason Mulgrew’s technique. Rather than abuse the “next blog” button and leave insults, he strokes your ego by saying:


    And then he signs off as “internet quasi-celebrity.”

    Perhaps you have already been a victim.

  7. DovBear December 1, 2004 at 8:46 pm

    Ok, buddy, I suck at HTML but even I know how to make a link in a post, so how about showing us you do, too, and light up the word “dovbear” in your post above?

    Thanks for acknowledging my PR brilliance. Unfortunatly, I am not accepting new clients.

  8. Jack's Shack December 1, 2004 at 8:37 pm

    It is a question of content. If you produce interesting and dynamic content you will gain a following. If you don’t it won’t matter how many gimmicks you employ because they are all short term solutions.

  9. Carmi December 1, 2004 at 8:20 pm

    Great list! You raise an intersting point: I’ve been seeing a lot of this kind of activity on blogs lately: kitschy posts designed to generate lots of online activity and boost visits to your site – and others, presumably. They’re all very much like the contests radio stations design to maximize listership. You feel silly participating, but you’ll be happy if you win the t-shirt.

    At the end of the day, I’m an idealist: I’d like to think that people will log in in increasing numebrs because they love what I write. If they stop visiting my site because I don’t play traffic-boosting games, then perhaps they weren’t the right readers for me in the first place.

    Guess that makes me a serious elitist!

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