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Is it easier to gain traffic for a blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by zmoker, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. zmoker

    zmoker Junior Member

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    I've been reading about blogs and autoblogs here, and I saw some guys stating that they manage to get 100-1000 uniques aday with no promotion. How can that be possible? I have a website that i promote a lot and I still have not reached 100 uniques daily yet.

    So is it easier to get traffic for a blog? maybe because the content gets indexed faster by SE?

    i don't know, or are they lying?
     
  2. blackhaze

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    YES, WAYYYYYYYY easier.

    There are plugins like pingcrawl which go out and getting in-links, furthermore the difference is that blogs/autoblogs ping and tag, they get the search engines to you...while with an "normal" site you have to do this all by hand.

    Still..i do promote w/ articles/squidoo also.
     
  3. darklegion

    darklegion Regular Member

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    It all depends on your SEO, niche, etc. Target a crap niche and expect crap in return.
     
  4. MrsE

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    It's really easy to get traffic to a blog, because it's really easy to get quick content, and very simple to build a massive Blog in a matter of 2 weeks....

    If you put 8 hrs a day for 2 weeks straight into NOTHING BUT articles for a blog, all keyword intense.... you're gonna get on G1st in that short time... "more than likely"...
     
  5. zmoker

    zmoker Junior Member

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    So it is true then!?! all you have to do is submit content.... fuk i should ave tried this a long time agoooo :/:/
     
  6. darksorrow

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    I am all for autoblogs....that being said I don't think it is easier. The only benefit of an autoblog is the changing of content.

    Frequently changing content and unique content is always a big bonus though :p
     
  7. scb335

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    Blogs have some advantages over static HTML sites. First, its pretty easy to find a blog theme (or template) that is SEO optimized for the search engine bots.

    But more (maybe most) important is that blogs come with an RSS feed that gets updated with each new posting, and the blog itself can Ping that RSS feed out to tons of directories with each new posting as well.

    I'm assuming you aren't familiar with pinging since you've asked this question, forgive me if I'm wrong about that. But basically, pinging is just a built-in feature of the blog software that goes out and tells directories when there is new content on your blog site to index.

    This leads to directories and search engines finding your content almost instantly, which leads to fast indexing... and ultimately can lead to fast growing organic search traffic.

    There are also additional ways to automate things like social bookmarking with blogs that are easy to set up and act like traffic magnets as well.

    In a nutshell I'd say it's easier to get a blog up and running with decent traffic than it is a static HTML site, but that doesn't mean its always better.

    The problem with starting a blog is that once you get it going you have to keep it going with fresh and new content all the time. If you suddenly stop posting to it you'll usually see your traffic numbers take a sharp nose dive.

    So if you're building a site that only needs a few pages, or even a few dozen pages, I still think its better to go straight HTML and spend your time on link building to get traffic and sustained search rankings.

    But, if your site is on a topic that you can keep creating plenty of fresh content for, then a blog certainly has advantages over static HTML.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. HustlinHard

    HustlinHard Regular Member

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    the advantage in blogs (autoblogs in particular) is the massive amount of content you can get very quickly. Traditionally the main goal of blogfarms is to gain a large network of sites with many pages indexed, and use them to power your other sites (either via 303 redirect, or link power).

    Another reason splogs get massive amounts of traffic is trackbacks. If you have hundreds or thousands of posts on the blog, there is a hell of a lot of trackbacks, which indefinitely send you massive traffic. added to the fact that it's very easy to set these things up, its a sweet method.

    It can be either short or long term, depending on your goals and methods. sometimes (especially if you have a dedicated server), it's better to set these things up so they post hundreds of posts/day and simply shut them down after a few weeks and setup a new batch on new domains. So lets say you create a few hundred of these (very easy if you have a system) every few weeks, as you cycle out the old ones. If you are doing it properly, and making them post a few hundred posts a day, they should easily pay for their own domains, plus extra within those 2-4 weeks. Plus they should be getting a nice (or very nice) amount of traffic, mainly from trackbacks (if you're using RSS feeds). When you shut them down, you can post up any simple page with your keywords, and some ads, but delete the blog. The traffic can continue coming in for a long time.

    Doing this, you quickly amass a large amount of free aged domains on a multitude of different niches. So if at some point in the future you decide to create a "dog training" site, you just grab all the dog, and dog training related splogs, and 303 redirect them, or link out, to the money site. Or better yet, have some intermediate "gray-hate" site, so that your BH splogs aren't directly linking to your WH or money making site.

    And continue building a fucking money machine :D


    I'm sure some of you recognize this method from Eli's amazing blog (Bluehatseo.com) from which I've learned a lot, and recommend to everyone. But for anyone who doesn't read it, I hope this helped a bit.