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How To Convert Daily Blog Traffic Into Loyal Readers

By Mohnish On March 13, 2009 Under Blogging, Guides and Tuts, Tips and Tricks

So you’re a blogger, eh? Who are you actually blogging for? Readers or yourself? Well.. If you don’t have any readers, do you think it is worth ‘investing’ your time on blogging? Blogging is an ‘investment’. The time, content, money you spend on writing your blog pays off later on when you grow big. The traffic you get from Social Media sites is more of one-time visit traffic. Those visitors won’t visit you’re blog again unless you have something interesting to offer. I have got over 200k visitors from Stumble Upon but only about 8k have bothered to come back. Well.. I don’t blame them! Its entirely my fault. I never made an attempt to make use of that 200k traffic which I got from Stumble. I could have used it, seriously!

What to do when you are getting huge traffic from StumbleUpon?
1) Don’t panic!
The first thing I was afraid of was getting suspended by my WebHost. Which never happened, I quickly opened a support ticket as soon as I got the huge traffic of frekkin’ 1300 users online!!! This was the craziest thing that ever happened in my virtual life and I hope I have more crazy moments like these in the future 😉

2) Setup a quick comment contest and link it to your post
This traffic won’t last longer than a week or two and after that the effect will die off slowly. Setup a small 1 GB iPod Shuffle contest or something which is between $20-100 and attractive to the Social Bookmarking kind of traffic. When your done, link it back at the bottom of the post which is getting thousands of visitors. Your done! Atleast 1 from 10 quality visitors from Social Networking traffic will check it out. You also need to keep in mind to reply to the comments you get. You have your loyal readers list building up 😉 Also add a message at the bottom of your Stumbled Post asking youre visitors to leave an comment 🙂 This is gonna build your reader database too. Read on to know how…

The Traffic And Contest Are Over – What do I do next?
So you have got about 100 comments? 200? 500? Lets just leave counting and go ahead with out next step! 😉 Download the WordPress Plugin – Thank Me Later, Install it and activate it. Not many people are yet aware about this plugin as I hardly see only 4,000 plugin downloads – all time. This plugin emails the people who have left comments on your blog a “Thank you for commenting on my blog” email. You can modify the email format as you like. Add your subscribe URL, your furture updates and whats new with your blog. The best feature is that this plugin makes your 1-time commentators into a mailing list/loyal readers. Thats right! You can send them an email every X weeks/days or you can also send them a custom email. How cool is that?

This is one awesome way to make your one time readers into daily blog traffic. No, this is not an evil way. A more evil way is yet to come 😀 Muwahaha..

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Piyush
    March 13, 2009
    1:32 am #comment-1

    Hey dats really a handfull of tips.. thanx for sharing it wid ur readers.. didnt knew about some thing you mentioned in your post like the “Thank me later” plugin..
    newaz keep posting you have a really big crowd listening to you..

  2. vivek khandelwal
    March 13, 2009
    1:37 am #comment-2

    Hey..
    great tips .
    I never knew bout this Thank you pluggin
    U can get a reader after u send him a thank you mail.
    Looking forward to more posts !!

  3. Monty
    March 13, 2009
    1:47 am #comment-3

    Thanks for reading my blog Piyush and Vivek 🙂 I guess I’ve got 2 more readers.. yaay! Do subscribe to my RSS feeds 🙂

  4. clickktdotcom
    March 13, 2009
    4:14 am #comment-4

    Setup a quick comment contest and link it to your post

    I agree with you.
    Thanks for interesting post.

  5. Best CSS Gallery
    March 13, 2009
    1:43 pm #comment-5

    Great, interesting tips!

  6. Farrhad A
    March 14, 2009
    6:08 am #comment-6

    Great post buddy!
    I use Thank me later, it rocks!

  7. Luca Di Nicola
    March 14, 2009
    4:46 pm #comment-7

    Great post. I think I’ll thanks you NOW
    Thanks

  8. Altis Lo (Beaulife)
    April 2, 2009
    1:45 am #comment-8

    The Thank-me-later plugin is totally auto-pilot and most useful. In fact, I have been searching for this plugin for some time, thousand thanks to you. Hope to see more great sharing posts here. Cheers!

  9. Monty
    April 2, 2009
    11:03 pm #comment-9

    Thanks for the comments guys!
    @Altis Lo – Glad I could help 🙂

  10. bloggeronline.net
    April 12, 2009
    10:37 pm #comment-10

    nice tips

    Installed on my blog

    thanks!!! I love your tips

  11. Reviewer Kings
    June 9, 2009
    1:12 am #comment-11

    thanks good stuff i am a new fan of thank me later

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