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4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic – has a great article up about getting your daily traffic up past 1000 page views (and FAR beyond that), broken into 4 steps that make it easy to implement for just about anyone.

Here’s a bit to get you started from the first step…

First Step: Killer Articles (1 hour per day)

Spend one hour brainstorming, researching and writing killer articles (also called linkbaits, pillar articles and so on).

Notice that your goal is to release one killer article every week. If that is not possible for one every 15 days. So the one hour that you will spend every day will be dedicated to the same piece. In other words, expect killers articles to take from 5 up to 10 hours of work.

It goes into a fair bit of detail on each step, and comes complete with examples to get the creative juices flowing. If you are looking to expand your reach a bit, or just need some fresh ideas to move your blog into the future, this would be a good place to start.

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Reward Linking Blogs With a Shout-Out

How do you reward loyal readers? Of course, you link to their blogs, too. Or perhaps you can come up with a list of top commenters every month or so. How about loyal “linkers”? While linking blogs are usually automatically rewarded with pingbacks or trackbacks, it can also pay to regularly feature the top linkers. I recently learned this from Money Crashers, which usually posts the top referrers per month.

Most analytics software like Google Analytics or pMetrics usually lets you check the top referrers at a glance. So this shouldn’t be too difficult to do. While you can look for plugins that will do this automatically, but the personal touch would be much more appreciated.

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