ShortList of traffic to newbie bloggers(2)
Use a professional looking blog design.
Make your blog easy to navigate.
Highlight your most popular posts.
Write posts that ask provocative questions.
Use questions for the title of your blog posts.
Use good keywords in your post titles.
Reply to every question you get through email.
Reply to every question you get on your blog.
E-mail other bloggers about your really good post(s) (breaking news posts).
Offer free stuff related to your niche (tools, ebooks, etc).
Run a contest.
Publish videos on YouTube with the URL for your site at the beginning and end of the video.
Install a translation plug-in or use a translation service to translate your blog into foreign languages.
Put Your URL on everything that goes out of your house (business cards, stationary, mailing labels, etc.).
Go through listible.com’s list of web 2.0 sites and promote your blog on all web 2.0 sites that apply.
Give regular polls (use a poll plug-in like democracy for this).
Add trivia quiz pages.
Add ecard pages.
Add a forum for your visitors to discuss more on your niche.
Add a wiki to your blog .
Join Hubpages and post links to your blog from articles you write.
Join Blink List and make a list of blogs with your blog in it.
Join 43 Things and write a list of 43 things you want to achieve (include your blog url in the list).
Join Blogger Party (and/or other free blog systems). Then write posts that link back to your blog.
Make a Squidoo lens (or more than one) with a link to your blog.
Provide Wikipedia articles with links to your blog where it makes sense.
Tell people you will link back to them if they review your blog (like John Chow).
Create a MySpace Page. Put your blog on it, and get some friends.
Use SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Use good grammar. People will be happy with your writing.
Submit your blog to directories in your niche.
Email or Instant message your friends to Digg, stumbelupon, etc. your post.
Link to your blog from other websites and blogs you own.
Write a post about the top x bloggers in your niche or state or country, etc. Then tell them about, so they will want to link back to you.
Promote your posts on related newsgroups.
Submit your site to free website review sites like coolsiteoftheday.
Search for .edu sites with link pages, forums, directories, and wikis to submit your link to.
Give out blogging awards and tell the bloggers you are giving the awards to about it.