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Ways to Get More Traffic To Your Content

By Edited Aug 4, 2016 23 48

Tips To Get More Traffic

Crazy Traffic Lights
This article is intended to be used in conjunction with InfoBarrel, however these ideas could easily be applied and used on your blog or on a full fledged web site.

While just having your articles on Infobarrel will yield some traffic, you aren't maximizing your potential by just hoping other people find it and see what you have to say. By being proactive you can ensure others find it and potentially increase your earning potential.

I will outline some things you can do to increase your articles exposure below:


Email Signature

Most people write at least a few emails a day, why not put a link to your Infobarrel.com profile in your signature so that your friends, family and associates have an easy way to access your latest content?

Forum Signatures

Do you post on any online forums? People click on links in other's signatures all the time; I know because I do it myself! If you post on any forums, create a signature linking back to your latest Infobarrel article, or directly to your profile page. The more you post the more opportunities people have to see your stuff. One thing though; make sure that the forum allows links in your signature before placing them there, as some have strict rules against it.

Social Bookmark Sites

Social bookmark sites allow you to create your own personal list of content that you think is great. This is a fantastic way to build more links directly to your articles which helps search engines find them more easily.

Some of my favorites are:
http://www.Digg.com
http://www.Reddit.com
http://Buzz.yahoo.com
http://Del.icio.us
http://www.Mixx.com
http://www.Folkd.com
http://www.Shoutwire.com
http://www.Mister-Wong.com

You will need to sign-up and create a free account at each of these sites. Once you are all signed up, you can easily submit your latest articles to each of the sites to help the search engines locate your new articles quicker. This will also help with where your articles rank when you search for them. You will also find your content will get a nice burst of traffic after submitting, a great way to make a few extra bucks.


Post on Facebook.com

Most people these days have a Facebook.com account which is connected to all of your friends. We have a very convenient button located in the toolbox (to the right of your article) that will allow you to post a link to your article directly onto your Facebook.com profile. I personally post a lot of my content to Facebook.com; if your article is interesting you'd be surprised how quickly people will pass it around. This is a great way to get a few extra visitors a day.

Blog about Your Content

If you happen to have a blog, you can casually mention your latest articles in a post (with a link to it of course), or place your Infobarrel.com profile as a link in your blogroll. If you don't have a blog and would like to get one, checkout http://www.blogspot.com, it is run by Google and is nice and safe.

Comments

Feb 7, 2009 4:49pm
JennyWrites
Twitter can bring an amazing source too.
Feb 7, 2009 5:05pm
Ryan
Good point! If you have a solid twitter following you can quite a bit of traffic!
May 4, 2009 10:29pm
lissie
I like to see what search terms my visitors are using to find my content, that way I can tailor my writing for them but I dont see either any inbuilt stats on infobarrel or a way to add my infobarrel articles to Google Analytics or statcounter. Are there plans to move in this direction for the site?
May 5, 2009 12:51pm
admin
Google has just recently opened up their analytics API code to the public and we are in the process of looking at it to see if we can use it to give you your search data, demographics and other useful information.

We will keep you posted on the development.
May 8, 2009 7:38am
Alana
I would also like to see analytics intergrated, also I may have missed it, but where can members find information on increasing their achievement score (and what it means) and how an article can be featured on the home page?

Thanks
May 26, 2009 4:13pm
hospitalera
Another thumbs up for using google analytics here ;-) SY
Jun 22, 2009 1:48pm
Rudra
The thing with social networking sites are that they make the articles rank well in search engines but traffic can be of poor quality. Meaning they land on a site and quicky dissapear to the next.
Jul 2, 2009 8:52pm
PeterFalcon
Another vote for Google Analytics or Stat Counter support please!
Jul 4, 2009 7:48pm
deedavis
Thanks for the information, it was very helpful.
Jul 9, 2009 5:30am
Bristolboy
I would definately like to see Analytics integration. This is the thing which has stopped me publishing as much as I may have otherwise.
Aug 3, 2009 4:18pm
Educated_Caveman
I would love to see statcounter made available to our content here, however, is it possible that the infobarrel template's html feature already allows for statcounter monitoring?
Aug 12, 2009 12:06am
charliexx24
yea that would be good to know whether you can use statcounter.
Oct 16, 2009 4:45am
meRancidTaste
For me twitter is the great source of traffic.
Nov 10, 2009 9:48am
Momtrying2makeit
Thanks now I am off to learn all I can about this site and see where it leads me in my journey of writing online. :)
Nov 15, 2009 2:40pm
ljbinkop
There is also a free site out there called Traffic Swarm, and I had very good luck with it on my eHow articles. I'll send you the link if you want it!
Nov 21, 2009 10:17am
ReviewLady
Great tips thanks, I'm new to Info Barrel but I enjoy writing for this format.
Dec 2, 2009 4:00pm
hospitalera
Any news on the Google Analytics front? SY
Dec 9, 2009 5:54am
handmadejewelry
Info Barrel has been very helpful for us. Article submissions also another way to generate traffic. We learn something new everyday
Dec 23, 2009 2:10pm
paramount799
Very valuable information that is very useful that will help be to direct more traffic to my article or website. Thanks!
Jan 4, 2010 4:10pm
drspaniel
hey nice information! Isn't YouTube a healthy resource to use? Log on, post a bullitin to all of your friends? YouTube has worked very well for me but your tactics will probably work better! Thank you!
Jan 13, 2010 2:18pm
admin
The more sources you use to promote your article the better. So if YouTube is working, then keep going with it!
Jan 12, 2010 5:16pm
projectmaster
Yes can I use google analytica?
Jan 13, 2010 2:17pm
admin
Hi Projectmaster,

Once you hit 10 articles published you can add your analytics ID to Infobarrel.
Jan 13, 2010 9:08pm
viryabo
Can i add 'infobarrel.com' to my google adsense channels?
Jan 14, 2010 1:25pm
admin
Hi Viryabo,

Yes, in order to track the number of ads you are showing on your articles at Infobarrel you will need to add a channel for www.infobarrel.com.
Jan 16, 2010 2:52pm
viryabo
Thanks admin. Just did that.
Feb 10, 2010 3:55pm
cabsolutions
The funny thing is, I know where this photo was taken. It's in Canary Wharf in London. Those traffic lights are on a roundabout. Luckily, they don't (somehow!) confuse the heck out of people! :D
May 19, 2010 5:00pm
RemarkableWrite
For me twitter is the great source of traffic.
Jun 1, 2010 6:23pm
Lynsuz
Ok..learned something new again. Thanks. You are very helpful.
Jun 23, 2010 6:16pm
HealthFitnessTips
Very good article. I'm ready to start increasing traffic!
Jul 14, 2010 12:33pm
pjesse
Thanks for the information on getting more traffic. And all of the informative comments.
Jul 30, 2010 1:38pm
Honeyberdy
Most of these sites have policies that prevent you from self-promotion and posting to your own work. How does everyone get away with backlinking when such site rules are in place?
Aug 16, 2010 5:44am
bereila
It is noted here in how to get more traffic to your articles that you can post your articles to social bookmarking sites.How can this happen when your article cannot be a duplicate elsewhere?
Aug 23, 2010 7:48pm
chutemedia
Well you probably will want to re-write, or add some information to make it unique.
Aug 25, 2010 8:00am
Twincapes
I think what the article says is post a summary and link to the article in a blog or on Facebook, not a complete rewrite of the article.
Sep 5, 2010 9:55pm
Deborah-Diane
This is a very helpful article. If possible, I would love to see the information on income, etc., posted directly on our Infobarrel content page, so that we do not have to check Google Analytics to see how our articles are doing.
Oct 16, 2010 10:38pm
EV38
If you click on my profile and review the dates and views of my articles you'll notice I might know a thing or two about how to get my article out. Without giving away too many of my secrets, when you write you have to think what is interesting to read AND marketable. If you have significant "brand power" in your online name in some kind of field on the internet, use it (google EV38 and see what comes up as an example). If you don't, create that brand power in your field of expertise. Its the difference between having people click on your links, possibly check out the ads that make you money and then thank you for your advice vs calling you out on spam.
Oct 19, 2010 3:39pm
sterrycoleman
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Oct 25, 2010 3:10pm
jaquirogers
Going to be doing all of this to help generate some traffic to my articles and other websites and pages throughout the web.
Nov 19, 2010 9:33pm
JadeDragon
I've had good success adding a link to my author profile on my blog. It brings some traffic and some link juice since the blog is PR2. More link juice to the profile spills over to the articles.
Jan 9, 2011 7:47pm
Wesman_Todd_Shaw
I keep getting black balled by Reddit. On Hubpages. . . .reddit is almost my number one source of traffic, so I do well there, then they decide; "oh, he just spams us with his own stuff."

*sigh*

I'll create another account there sooner or later, and do it all again!
Jan 15, 2011 6:06pm
Gene_patterson
some great tips!!! thanks
Jan 19, 2011 9:53pm
benjones
Don't forget about StumbleUpon. I think it's the best social bookmarking site for driving article traffic.
Jan 21, 2011 6:44pm
glemoh
don't forget blog comments its one of the effective ways to get traffic
Oct 14, 2011 4:58pm
pastorkayte
Thank you much I enjoyed this article very much and was extremely helpful as well.
Oct 3, 2012 9:48pm
Januarius
Admin.,Very informative article. Certainly,I will use all the 6 traffic ways to get the best exposure.
Oct 26, 2012 6:42am
Scaparici
great tips! It's useful especially for those who are knew and don't know how to start getting traffic :)
Mar 21, 2013 9:48am
trufflehunter
Great tips, especially the email signature one. Kudos to you!
May 1, 2013 9:50am
xscottbx
Also, don't forget to always check your profile when you signup for different social sites etc. They usually have a place where you can enter your home page. It helps to get an additional link.
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