One of the sites I’ve found recently on my trip around the Blogosphere is Technorati. It’s a site for Bloggers and can bring you in some serious web traffic. Understand how Technorati works and sit back and watch the traffic come in.
I’m currently playing around with a blog which, for obvious reasons, I won’t name. I started off by just blogging and hoping someone would pick up on the site. I’m using Blogger because it’s part of Google and, let’s face it, we all want a good Google search rank. They spider their own sites a damn site quicker than ones hosted outside of their network.
I’ve not registered Twenty Steps on Google yet and won’t until I have enough content to make it worthwhile. However, create a blog on Blogger and you’re listed in days rather than the 3 month standard. There are ways to get around that but more on that in a later post 😉
Blogger has it’s limitations, though. That’s why I chose WordPress for Twenty Steps as it offers a lot more flexibility in terms of presentation and ways to customise the look and feel of the site. Blogger has all that, don’t get me wrong, but I’m assuming that most people don’t have the requisite HTML skills to do so. WordPress allows you to change the way your blog works in a fairly intuitive style. I’m only a couple of days into using it and I love it!
Anyway, the point I was making is that I listed the other blog site on Technorati, added the button which all blogs must have, and noticed my traffic increasing gradually as a result. Technorati allows you to add tags to your site which will increase traffic. Technorati has a search option on most popular topics. All of this is public domain knowledge.
Now it doesn’t take a genius to work out that if you start blogging on a popular subject that the traffic will start to come. Look at the Top 10 on Technorati and write a blog post about it. Obviously keep it within your chosen field but if you’re looking to build a blog site to earn money then keep it relevant.