Having a good well designed blog is not everything; it must have visitors so as to be effective. And if you have the goal of making money from the blog then you should really work on making it alive on the internet. Many bloggers do not understand the need but it is very important to be easily found in the internet. Achieving this is not as difficult as many would have you believe. Some of the ways to have lots of traffic are as listed below.
Use RSS capabilities
This is an inbuilt feature that is a standard of every blog. It is one way to maximize the potential of the blog and make it easy to subscribe to. People will subscribe so as to get the feeds as you post new articles and get comments along the way. The use of Feedburner is very beneficial since it will help maximize traffic and track the RSS activity of the blog.
Have back links from other sites to your blog
There are several ways of achieving this, this natural link happens when someone adds your site to their own. This will increase your chances of the site being found in search results. Consider leaving a link in the signature of posts in your blogs and forums so as to lead people back to your site.
Submit great articles
This will build your name and make the blog likeable. Write very good, informative and updated articles for the blog and to blog directories. In the resource box one can give adequate information that will direct visitors back to the main site hence driving up your traffic. Good articles will automatically be picked by webmasters who use them in their websites hence building your traffic. Their own visitors and members will get to know about your blog and visit it. This will work as long as they keep intact the links you have in place.
Regularly comments on other blogs
The moment you show interest in other blogs they will also get interested in yours. This also allows you to leave a link leading back to your blog. Ensure that the comments you make are relevant and not just spam as this will have a negative effect. An irrelevant comment will get your comment rejected.
Make many articles
This will have a multiple effect on the internet. The new posts will keep regular visitors impressed and attract new ones. The more they share the articles the more people know about your bog hence more traffic for you. Good content and numerous posts will ensure your blog is bookmarked more and more. Feeds are correctly set, all will go well and the content will be indexed daily. The most important points however is to have quality articles that will be seen to be professional and informative. Amateurish writing does not impress and will only make the blog less liked hence low traffic for you. A monetized blog will therefore be of no profit.