WordPress.com is simply an amazing platform to blog and one of my favorite web 2.0 blogging platform. Hats off to all those developers at WordPress.com for creating such a marvelous online blogging software with the magic of PHP. It’s truly amazing and I wish that everyone in the world must at-least have one WordPress.com blog.
Now once you make a blog it’s important to popularize your blog so that more and more people all around the country visit your blog. The amount to incoming and outgoing connections that are formed due to visiting your blog is called “TRAFFIC”. Thus the more TRAFFIC you have on your blog stats, the more are your chances to get popular around the world. Here are some of the simple tricks that has always worked for me.
- Goto this support page and add your blog to the biggest search engines like Google and Bing so that people searching for relevant topics can easily find you on the Internet.
- Once you have added and verified your WordPress blog. Login into both of your accounts and search for the place where it says “add sitemap”. WordPress.com has in build site map and the address to your site map is “http://yourblogname.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml“. And now your blog becomes SEO or Search Engine Optimized ready.
- Use websites like Yahoo Answers or Answers.com and put your blog posts in relevant sections. Warning ! Please study the questions, problems or the sections carefully before you put your link to the post.
- There are various forums available over the internet. Use relevant forum to post your WordPress blog post on those forum.
- Please do not post your blog’s address anywhere randomly to popularize it. It puts in negative effect over the Internet community and your blog’s rank might be marked down as because of SPAMMING. Spamming is illegal, so don’t be a part of that !
- Goto your blog’s Dashboard -> Sharing -> Connect your Social Networking Websites and take advantage of “Publicize” feature to share your WordPress blog post with your friends and ask them to share too if they liked it.
- Try to follow those people who likes your blog’s post.
- Think about the topic and the words carefully that you will be using within the post. Try to check the popularity of the keywords that you are going to use in your post using Google Tends.Google Trends shows you what the current hot keywords that have been searched by the people most often on that day and will also show the trend of the keywords that you intent to see using a beautiful graphical format.
- Please try to post quality articles that will always inspire people to read more and more your blogs.
- Try to blog everyday with proper tags otherwise if the activity is low, the web crawlers or spiders might not visit your blog. As a result you might lose your Page Rank with the Search Engines.
These are some of the useful SEO or Search Engine Optimization Techniques that might help you popularize your blog. You can also check out the WordPress Support Page or this official article to know more about building Traffic to get your website more popularized.
Best of Luck and Happy Blogging !