RSS

4 Tools to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

December 20, 2011

By Carol Amato

Once you have a blog up and running, it’s important that you drive traffic to it.  Today, I’m going to give you 4 tools to drive traffic to your blog.  I’m going to start by showing you how to index your blog, and then, I’ll show you how to index your posts.  Both of these methods will help you get more exposure online.

Submit Express

Submit Express is a free website submission program.  You can use the program to submit your site to all of the major search engines.  Once your site is submitted, the search engines will crawl and index it.  Then, people will be able to find your site via the search engines.

4 Tools to Drive Traffic to Your Blog imageAlong with the submission service, Submit Express offers a free Meta Tags Generator.  This will help you get the right tags for your site.  Be sure to use the generator at http://www.submitexpress.com/meta-tags-generator.html before you submit your site.  Then, go to http://www.submitexpress.com/free-submission.html and submit your blog.

OnlyWire

OnlyWire auto submits content to over fifty social networks.  Basically, you’ll write and upload a blog post, and then submit it to OnlyWire.  Then, the service will do the rest.  The process is easy if you have a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.  That’s because you can use the OnlyWire for WordPress plug-in.  Then, you can submit your content to OnlyWire with just a click of a button.  You can get the OnlyWire for WordPress plug-in at WordPress.org under plug ins.

You would have to set up accounts with each of the social networks and enter your log in information to use this plug in, but once that work is done, each and every submission to over 50 services is done with the click of a mouse!

OnlyWire has several plans, with the cheapest at $10 a month.  That plan gives users up to 1,000 submissions per month.  Additionally, the service offers a free trial.  If you want to sign up for the trial, go to Only Wire and fill out the form.  Then, give OnlyWire a test drive.  You won’t be disappointed. 

Pingler

Pingler can ping search engines every time you post a blog.  If you write a blog post and fail to ping it, it might take months for it to get indexed.  However, if you use this service, it will get indexed much faster, which means people will be able to find your post via the search engines.

4 Tools to Drive Traffic to Your Blog image graphicsWith a premium account, you can store 25 Links (URLs) in your account.  These links will be automatically pinged every three days.  If you need to submit more URLs each month, you can sign up for one of the other packages.  I use the FREE package and that is plenty for me to use, so really – just use the free service until you need more.

You can also give Pingler a try by pinging one of your URLs for free.  If you want to test Pingler out, go to http://pingler.com/.

Ping-O-Matic

Ping-o-Matic is a free service that’s similar to Pingler.  You can fill in information about your latest blog post, and then Ping-O-Matic will ping the search engines.  Then your blog will get indexed quickly.

While Pingler and Ping-O-Matic are similar services, I recommend using both so your posts can get indexed as quickly (and in as many places) as possible.  If you want to give Ping-O-Matic a try, go to http://pingomatic.com/.

Use all of these tools for your blog.  Then, you’ll be able to get lots of traffic.  Also, let me know if there are other services that you use for your blog posts.

Take Care,
Carol





, , , , , , , ,
  • Lori

    I will have to bookmark this one! I definitely need more traffic.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Lori,

      Great! – So glad I can help with your traffic needs…I really benefit from these services.
      Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • Don

    Another very helpful post. Thanks Carol.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hello Don,

      So glad I can help! Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • James

    Carol Thanks I did use pingomatic when I put my first site up. per Antony on the GS2 video, it is ranking. I will try these to make it even better. Thanks again, BTW You are awesome. Merry Christmas James

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi James,
      You’re welcome, glad to give the info to help others.
      Have a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
      – Carol

  • Dennis

    Carol Thanks for sending me this. I hope you have a Blessed Day also.

    Dennis

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hello Dennis!
      You’re welcome, and hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
      – Carol

  • http://mustprofit.getdeals.us Caroline Rexti

    This is a wonderful gift package. Thanks again and again. I want to understand and benefit from it all so that I also help newbies in the future.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS CAROL!!!!

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Caroline!
      You’re welcome, I certainly enjoy the work I do…
      Have a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year! :)
      – Carol

  • http://financialmoneysolutions.com tom des jardins

    Enyoy your Christmas, Thank you for your service to all who ask for it… May you and your family have a wounderful and healthy new year…. Carol blessed it be to you!!!!!!!

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Tom!
      You’re welcome, I really enjoy my work and find it very rewarding! :)
      Thanks for your wishes, and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!
      – Carol

  • Andrea

    Hi Carol- thanks alot for this information. I’m very new to all this so I have a quick question. Right now I’m using a website not a blog- does it matter if I’m submitting a website and not a blog? I don’t think it should matter but just wanted your insight on it. Thanks again!
    Andrea

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Andrea,

      As long as you use the URL, it doesn’t matter. Use the complete website address like: http://www.CarolAmato.com/

      Hope to help and thanks for stopping by.
      – Carol

      • Andrea

        That’s what I did. That’s what I thought- was just checking. Thanks again!
        Andrea

        • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

          Hi Andrea,

          Oh, so glad! Great and You’re welcome! :)
          – Carol

  • Ned

    Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would
    really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design.
    With thanks

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Ned,

      Yes, it is a custom premium theme, called Fresh News.
      Hope to help. Have a good evening.
      – Carol

Copyright © 2014 · www.CarolAmato.com · All rights reserved · Legal · Google+ · Who built this site · Leave a Voice Message · Sitemap ·  

x

Over 40 & Need Help Getting Started?

"Techie Carol" Will Send You: