The main reason we write an article or a blog or develop a website is for people to view it, read it and appreciate it. We always want more and more people to look at the work we do. There are certain techniques that if employed correctly will surely help your article reach a lot more people than it would without actually using these techniques. The quantity in which the readers visit your page or read your articles is called as the traffic that your article or web page generates.
Once we write an article and publish it on our blog, it is not wise to just let that article float on the internet. You will never be able to pull many readers to these articles as they will not be aware of such an article actually existing on the web. You will thus lose a lot of readers who might even have liked your articles. It is very difficult to get your article to the first page of search engines even if the article contains good keywords.
There are however some techniques that would not only help your blog attract traffic but also put it on the first page of search results on a number of search engines.
You can star off by submitting your article to one of the free publishing websites. One can easily find such sites on the internet. These websites will publish your article but unless you are very lucky they will not make it to the first few pages of a good search engine. This will however get you more traffic than you would get without the use of a publishing website.
Once your article is published you will have to put in a lot of efforts to promote it. You can make use of the social networking websites. These are a great source of publicity and the audience you can reach by sharing the link to your blog is huge. You can use the related webpages to promote your article. In case you also have a webpage you can work mutually with other web page owners and promote your blog or article.
The other technique is to get back links from other blogs or articles. There are many tools available on the internet, some of them are free, which can be used to generate back links to your article. The task of promotion of the blog or article is a continuous process if you want the blog to stay in the top few results on popular search engines.
Gust articles by popular writers are also an excellent technique by which one can draw traffic to one’s content. One can then involve more people to write articles for a certain fee so that they can then concentrate on expanding the blog and its advertising as such.