30 Nov 11 7:15 am
social media, blog commenting, guest posting, and social sharing/bookmarking is great for promoting a blog. however, it only works with really high quality content. your average affilaite site is too sales heavy and thin on the content to really get a good effect from these social sites. One thing to keep in mind from any kind of social traffic is that what others say about you and your site will always carry more weight than anything you say about yourself.
When going to these sites, don't focus on links, but on building relationships with the readers on those sites and the site owners. nurture those relationships, and you will profit from them long term. It takes some time. Starting out, most of your traffic will probably be the competition checking out your site, so it won't convert to a lot of sales. However, if you build a really good site, and produce high quality content, they will share your site with their following, and that is where you will really make a lot of money.
This is why some people work for months and then suddenly, seemingly overnight, they become a huge success.
One other thing to be careful of is when an opportunity arises, don't pass it up. I have had numerous opportunities that I didn't take advantage of, some of which probably could have exploded my business, if I had taken them when I had the chance.
I just found this list of over 500 blogs in various niches that accept guest posts:http://www.buzzblogger.com/500-places-t ... r-content/
this is a great way to kickstart guest posting on blogs to build traffic. these are generally open blogs that allow anyone to post. then, as you start building a reputation using them, you will begin getting invites from other bloggers to guest post on their blogs. This will bring a ton of direct traffic to your blog, and give you a huge boost to your SEO strategy.
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