There are few questions that bloggers are asking themselves every day, but probably the most prominent is “How to bring traffic to my blog”.
I will keep it short, because everybody knows how important quality traffic really is. Just want to say that it is critical to leverage strategy of your blog post promotion and not necessary to follow this submit every blog post to the following resources, as this may raise the flag to Google. Actually, be also careful with description that you use submitting to this communities/social bookmark websites; try to make description of your link unique. So, below are top 12 websites that can bring good traffic to your blog – some are paid but most are free.
WebmaisterPro – Well, this is the first and only social network for web professionals. It is excellent place to share link, as do follow links appear on home page timeline so you are getting PR4 for free. As well you can write guest posts and participate in forum, getting new friends and socialize with other bloggers.
Blokube – Another Pligg based social bookmarking website oriented to bloggers. It can bring good traffic, if you blog post get promoted to the home page. Free and paid membership.
SERPD - And again social bookmarking website which can bring decent traffic to topic related to SEO and again, this may happen if your topic gets to home page. Offer free and paid membership.
DZONE – this is my favorite platform and resource related to web development, however to get to home page, article have to offer great value for other developers. I have seen more than 1k visitors from this website overnight to a single article.
BlogSearchEngine – It is paid website, but definitely worth to get your blog listed there. Not really in terms of traffic, but SERP. It will take less than 30 min your link to appear in Google as well you will get juice high PR link.
LinkedIn – I am sure that you've got a profile there. Promoting articles on LinkedIn is not used by many bloggers, but actually by my experience is working really well. Especially if you promote articles on groups.
Reddit – one of the most popular social bookmarking websites, can always bring decent traffic for trendy topic. Works very well, especially if you publish post, written on topic that you have picked from Google Trends.
Facebook – There are many opportunities on Facebook – sharing link on your wall, groups, applications, even sharing through chat with good friends and colleagues.
Stumbleupon – I am using Stumble Upon ads to drive traffic to my links, depending on the niche, bookmarks can work quite well, too. Actually with new interface, it looks there there will be shift to social networking instead of social bookmarking very soon.
BizSugar – Mostly suitable for small business news and articles. It haven’t really worked that well for me, however I haven’t socialize much there.
All sites will work well, if you socialize with other members and try to build good relationship. All use same avatar and comment on blog posts of other members. If particular website doesn’t bring traffic today, try again tomorrow with different topic, until you tune your strategy.