21 Sep 11 6:29 am
I had been getting decent traffic at my site for about a month (Okay... Looking back on it, it was decent for the amount of effort I was putting in), but it suddenly just dried up just before my site "aged". so I thought maybe it was just a temporary thing. A couple of months later, it still hadn't gone back up.
Over the last month, I converted it from a static to a blog site, making a consistent effort to post to it at least 3 times a week. In the last couple of weeks, I have been on a planned course of doing so many links a day. In the last few days, I've started getting 3x the traffic I was getting before, which was very SE heavy.
The key here is CONSISTENT effort. Prior to the last month, I was making maybe 5 to 10 comments on other blogs a week, not really putting much effort into it. In the last two weeks, I've been doing 2 to 4 times that a day
, as well as starting to engage people on twitter, google+, and other areas. By putting in consistent work, I've driven more traffic in the last two weeks than I got in the previous 2 months combined
I can't say how much of an impact switching from "static" to "blog" has made, but about 99% of the new traffic is a DIRECT RESULT of the CONSISTENT link building efforts, mainly through blog commenting.
Oh, and I just checked today... 3 or 4 of the sites I've started getting a lot of traffic from are OUTRANKING the visits I get from searches.
I've been following Jame's tips, for the most part, when it comes to traffic. Most of my traffic so far are people checking out my site, but as I keep pushing, I know I'm going to start finding people to buy through me... Once I get one or two more pieces into place ;)
I'm not necessarily recommending switching your site to a blog. But I am recommending taking consistent action on whatever strategy you choose for building links. It's the consistency of effort that will help in the long run.