Blogs – A Great Way To Get Traffic To Your Products

Mike Paetzold back for day 2 of my stop here as part of The Old Bald Guy’s Blog Tour. Today the topic will be using blogs for traffic. If you are looking for more ways to get traffic check out Doug’s Top Traffic Tips.

Google loves blogs and with a blog you stand a better chance to get ranked in the search engines. Part of this is the blog structure itself and the other is fresher content.

Because a blog is easy to update (if you can use Word or any other word processor you can create a blog post) it is easy to keep your content fresh. Others can easily interact with your blog adding even more fresh content to your blog.

Now with all content marketing and this would include all of the topics I will be covering this week you need to do proper keyword research. Finding the long tail keywords that draw traffic and are easy to compete with is key. You can find out more about keyword research at EZ Keyword Research.

Here are 3 ways you can use a blog to drive traffic to your product or affiliate offers.

1. Write a review of a product. Go through and explain exactly what you liked and what you didn’t like about a specific product. Add in a section to explain who this would work for and who it wouldn’t. Be objective.

Allow others to comment and leave their feedback and link to the product at the end of the review.

Note: With the new rules make sure you have disclosed that you get paid if they buy through the link. Links in this post may be affiliate links for which either Doug or I get paid if you purchase.

2. Use your blog for your email promotions. Because of the various spam filters quite often you can not use the words you would want to use in your email without triggering the spam filters.

Words like make money, free, and many more can keep your email from being delivered. Put up your full promotion on your blog and just send an email to your list with a blurb to make them curious enough to click through and read the full story on your blog.

A side benefit is that quite often the search engines will rank you for that topic and you will get people finding your content that way that are not on your list.

3. Educate your readers and link to appropriate resources (with your links of course) that will help your reader. Use your blog to tell them what to do and your product recommendations to show them how to do it.

You will see this tactic used through out this particular post.

Finally I know that I said 3 ways but one of the things that is missing here on this blog and you should make sure that you use on your own blog is a chance to opt in to one of your mailing lists.

It can be as simple as keep up dated on the latest posts and information on this blog. If you use Aweber you can even automate it where each time you post or whatever time frame that you set your subscriber will be automatically mailed a reminder to come read your latest post.

Hope this helps and if you have other ways you use a blog feel free to leave a comment. Be back tomorrow to discuss using articles to generate traffic.

About the author

align=left Mike Paetzold has been online since 2000 and runs numerous blogs and you can find out what he is up to at Mike Paetzold Recommends.

You can also find out and keep current with WordPress at his blog WordPress Made Easy.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Earl Netwal
    Twitter: EarlNetwal
    on December 15th, 2009

    I like the product review idea. Of course you need to buy and use the product before you can give a good review. That keeps the number of reviews down on my posts when I am in the “Don’t buy anything mode”
    .-= Earl Netwal´s last blog ..Selecting a Niche: Some Starting Points =-.

  2. Joel Osborne
    Twitter: JoelOsborne
    on December 15th, 2009

    Good advice once again Mike. I like the idea of using your blog for your email promotions. For two reasons, like you said it helps with the “spam” issues, but also your blog has a lot more monetization potential than a simple email does (like Google Adsense and multiple banner ads).
    .-= Joel Osborne´s last blog ..4 Steps To Christmas Cash =-.

  3. Lonnie Minton
    Twitter: AffiliateBus
    on December 15th, 2009

    Mike, you have outline three excellent ways to get traffic to you blog. I have used a limited product review before but I have never really done a full product revied. I need to look into that. I like your email promotion idea as well.
    .-= Lonnie Minton´s last blog ..Adding Integration Into Your Affiliate Marketing =-.

  4. Bhavesh on December 16th, 2009

    Hello Mike,
    Thanks for a great post.Really got something great information .


  5. Fred Lotgering on December 16th, 2009

    Great Tips Mike on how to use your Blog and email to generate more traffic.

    Blogs are also great to expand or respond quickly on keywords. Blogs post are indexed much faster then web pages.

  6. Brett McEllhiney
    Twitter: bmcellhiney
    on December 18th, 2009

    I’m with Joel and like the idea of using the blog for your content and then driving your autoresponder subscribers to the page with a quick email.

    I have tried this a few times and you get a much better interaction with your list as they can post comments and questions right there on the page and you have the ability to respond back quickly and easily.

    Will be using this method much more in the future.
    .-= Brett McEllhiney´s last blog ..Creating a Paypal Button for Your Niche Site Sales Page =-.




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