When building your own websites or blogs, one helpful tool that
can help your site succeed is to learn how to generate traffic
No matter how interesting your own website or blog may be, if no
one visits it you are guaranteed to make no income from ads or
Of course, keyword research is an essential part of any
successful blog, so you can rank high in Google when someone
types in the specific keywords you are trying to rank for.
Aside from SEO, however, you can get traffic to your site in many
other ways, and one of the best methods is by using Blogger.
Blogger, also referred to as blogspot, offers free blogs that can
be built in minutes and carry the benefit of ranking quite highly
in Google, unlike your new blog that stands on its own.
Though quite simplistic in features, you can make a very nice
looking blog and even monetize it with Adsense and other
affiliate programs, so it not only helps generate traffic, it can
be another successful revenue source.
With Blogger, the url you choose will have blogspot.com attached
to the end, but you do have the option to purchase a domain name,
to make blogspot. com disappear, giving it a more professional
Because Blogger ranks so quickly in Google, it can be used as a
tool to point traffic to your main website or blog, instead of
waiting for your site to mature on its own, which can take a long
Though people use Blogger in many ways, the key is to build
Blogger blogs in your niche, so that the visitors have reason to
click through links, which will send them to your main blog.
For example, if you have a main blog about auto parts, which you
are trying to generate traffic for, you can build a free Blogger
blog very quickly that is just about car batteries or floor mats,
then put in links to your main site.
One word of warning, however, is that Blogger does not like “pop
up” blogs that are all pointing to the same url, so be sure to
have links to other useful articles that you’ve written on other
sites, like Squidoo or Hubpages and other interesting, relevant
material on the web.
Blogger has been known to shut down blogs that they feel are
spammy and, because it is a free blog, they have every right to
do so, so be sure to produce quality when building a Blogger
blog, or you will be wasting your time!