Some will say links are the ultimate currency, others (like me) will say it’s about comments and conversations, but there is another type of blogger who is more into traffic and stats. So let’s try to help those a little. 🙂
Most of you, who read and visit Blogging Tips on a regular basis, probably already know a lot about social networking and community sites, and how to get traffic from StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg and others.
Let’s see what else you, incredible writers, can do to get more traffic to your blog.
Because every blog deserves more traffic and a bigger audience, why not try to put your blog in front of more people for free. And that means not spending too much time networking with people and spending hours on social networking or community sites.
Although I do encourage interaction between bloggers, and I’m an active participant on many social networks, getting more traffic from other sources is always nice, especially if you don’t have to spend too much time on that.
CSS Galleries Are Quite Popular
There are tons of ways you can get more traffic to your blog, but one really effective technique is to submit your blog (or your website, doesn’t have to be a blog) to CSS Galleries.
A CSS Gallery is basically a directory/website that showcases websites written in XHTML/CSS, table-less designs that is.
Here’s a quick list of CSS Galleries:
Of course, there are many others you can submit your blog to, a simple search on Google for “css galleries” returns quite a bunch of results.
What To Keep In Mind
It goes without saying that your blog needs to be table-less and you have to validate your CSS and code before you submit your site, and make sure you fix all those little errors. Those tools should help:
Do not submit your blog if you’re using a basic wordpress theme, chances are it won’t get listed. You certainly don’t wanna waste your time, and CSS Galleries owners probably don’t feel like wasting their time reviewing blogs that are running a basic K2 theme.
Your site “should” get listed, if you built your wordpress theme from scratch and if the design is actually quite nice, and validated. You can browse through galleries to get inspiration for your blog design also, just have to keep in mind that websites featured on CSS galleries are not all blogs, but still a design can fuel your creativity. So it’s a good place to start if you’re looking for inspiration for your new design.
This Works Really Well If You Run A Web-design Blog
If you are a web designer, and your website meets the requirements, you can definitely find yourself an audience there. Chances are some of the 9000 rss subscribers on CSS Mania will check out your site and maybe subscribe to your feed if you write great content. And it’s targeted traffic!
Go ahead, make sure your site is validated and and eye-appealing, and submit it! Then wait a couple of days, hope for the best, and voila! 🙂