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List Building For Bloggers – Part 4 – Traffic Generation

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 This video series has been created as part of a competition being organised by Barry Wells.

Part 1 shows you where to put the form, Part 2 tells you what you need to get their email address, Part 3 explains how to use the aweber plugin to get the form into your sidebar. 

So these first 3 parts tell you how to optimise your blog for listbuilding, but if you don’t have traffic then you still won’t build your list. I think the video may have missed one method (blame the good weather) but here’s 4 ways to get visitors to your blog.

#1 Write one good quality post a week, regular content encourages repeat visits.

#2 Include a link back to your blog at the niche forum which you visit regularly and give away free advice.

#3 Write brilliant comments on the other blogs in your niche. This builds relationships and shows you’re more than a random affiliate trying to push products.

#4 Guest Blogging. Do this over and above your own weekly posts and make sure you put lot’s of effort in. If you want to know more about guest blogging here’s a great article I read over at MenWithPens.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this series and that you’re list is growing daily.


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About the author: Andrew is a scientist who happens to know a lot about the technical aspects of blogging and listbuilding. If you have an issue with wordpress or your autoresponder and setting up squeezepages please get in touch via email / twitter or hire him on fiverr.

4 comments… add one
  • Sergio Felix March 26, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Hey Andrew,

    Beautiful country land scenery and great video again man.

    It certainly helps to shoot these in other locations so I hope you do this more often.

    Good luck on Barry’s contest and hope you keep doing more videos after it has ended.

    Take care and have a great start of week man!

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  • Patrick Griffin March 27, 2012, 5:33 am

    Hi Andrew,
    Sometimes marketers tend to gloss over the traffic generation aspect of list building but it is arguably the most important point.

    After all you could have the best blog in the world but if you don’t drive any traffic to it then what is the point?

    Great content, as you point out, is a key element here.

    Blog posts don’t have to be earth-shattering or extraordinary or ground-breaking but they must provide useful content for your readers.

    As long as bloggers are providing content their readers find useful or helpful or entertaining then they will keep coming back for more.

    Commenting on other blogs and guest blogging serve to bring in a wider audience.

    Good luck with the competition and let us know how you get on.

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  • Barry Wells March 27, 2012, 3:51 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for letting me have the link to the post i have now added it to the video blog challenge page on my blog.

    As you pointed out in your video having great content is key to getting people to like what you’re about so they can want more.

    Bringing traffic from forums is always a good idea, especially from the warrior forum as that is very highly targeted traffic.

    Thanks for taking part in the challenge Andrew, its been a blast mate.

    I’ll be announcing the winner in the traffic competition next week, best of luck mate.


  • Andrew March 27, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Thanks for the comments.

    Sergio, I will keep up the flip videos, it’s so much faster than having to type and allows for emotions to be shown.

    Patrick, as you say the content needs to be useful, and it needs to be related to the niche you want a list in. If you spend all your time at the warrior forum a blog about bricklaying isn’t going to be relevant.

    Barry, thanks for putting on this contest, it seems to have had the desired effect and got people doing new things. In some of the video’s I even figured out how to use some of the camtasia features to blur things out and add introductions.


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