Wednesday, February 22, 2006

How to Get Your Blog to 100,000 Visitors and Beyond Series by FMF

FMF over at Free Money Finance has a great series of posts about how to gain momentum for your blog and help it to grow. Since the Young Professionals Financial Blog is a fledgling, month old blog, I have been keeping a close eye on these articles to try to help us Young Professionals grow the blog.

Here are the articles:
  1. Pick the Right Topic
  2. Pick a Good Name
  3. Get a Compelling Tagline
  4. Create a Useable and Attractive Design
  5. Write Compelling Content
  6. Read Other Blogs in Your Subject Area
  7. Leave Comments and Trackbacks
  8. Trade Links with Like Blogs
  9. Put Blog URL on All Emails
  10. Email All Your Contacts
  11. Join a Network
  12. Find Unique Places/Ways to Promote Your Blog
  13. Participate in Carnivals
  14. Post Frequently
  15. Write Unusual Posts to Get Attention
  16. Experiment with Blog Traffic Exchanges
  17. Host Carnivals
  18. Get Online Media/Blog Coverage
  19. Get Offline Media Coverage
  20. Write Guest Articles for Other Bloggers
  21. Write Offline Articles
  22. Trade Links/Posts with Blogs Outside Your Topic Area (UPDATED)
I will be updating this post with each new post in the series. As usual, we are always open to input, anything we can do to make your stay here more enjoyable?
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4 Comments:

Anonymous BJK said...

Great stuff guys (albeit mostly RS)!! I think the content is great, just keep doing what you're doing.

I read the blog bottom-up to keep in time order. The one little suggestion I had early on (that you later brought up in a post) was going to be to have an article about paying taxes thru escrow accounts. When my wife and I took out our mortgage, I never even realized it was an option! I later on found out about how you can pay your taxes without-escrow. I think just little things like this are the key to saving more, investing more & having your $ compound more for you. Having said that, I too haven't switched our taxes over, but maybe I should look at doing that in 2006 as well. I'm just not sure if it's worth the effort since we plan to only be in our house for another 2.5 years. Let me know what you find out (you know how to find me).

RS, the wife and I are 3 months away from having no car loans (and only student loans & primary mortgage remaining)... so we're in a very similar boat. I'm very much on board and interested in every one of these discussions...

Lastly, props to "The Automatic Millionaire". That's the book that changed the way I thought about our finances.

1/05/2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger Sean Wilson said...

Hi,

Good article.
I'd like to also recommend the Problogger Blog eg http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/12/07/11-tips-to-increase-page-views-stats-on-your-blog/

It's absolutely full of good stuff

1/16/2006 4:58 PM  
Blogger RS said...

Thanks Sean. I do read Problogger and really enjoy their site, but I only just started reading it. I missed out on a lot of the old content, so thanks for the heads up on the article.

1/16/2006 5:56 PM  
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