How to get more traffic by Seth Godin; Few more additions

How to get more traffic by Seth Godin; Few more additions

By Rajesh Setty on Sun 04 Jun 2006, 7:04 AM – 12 Comments

My hero Seth Godin has compiled a list of cool strategies and tactics to increase the traffic to your blogs.First read his post, before reading the following please. Its a great piece of education for FREE.

However, I think the list is incomplete (IMHO, of course)

Seth’s list covers a broad range of strategies, approaches and tactics but leaves behind another important aspect – who you become and what to do outside of your blog to increase traffic to your blog. Here is my list in addition to Seth’s list. I used the same format to keep it consistent

1. Establish yourself as an expert in one or more domains
2. Build your personal brand. Who you are will add or subtract a lot of weight to what you write.
3. Write a good book (and of course get it published)
4. Speak well at conferences
5. Develop long-term relationships with people all over the world
6. Be a columnist in the magazines in your area of expertise
7. Include your blog link wherever you participate in conversations
8. Give away your wisdom mostly for FREE
9. Help people reach their goals (whenever possible)
10. Maintain Integrity. Be Nice. Respect people
11. Make every piece of writing linkworthy – be it off the blog or on the blog.
12. Have a plan to leverage all kinds of new media to drive traffic to your blog
13. Teach. Share knowledge freely. Don’t hold back anything.
14. Respond to your emails, especially the ones looking for guidance promptly
15. Participate in charities that do great work. It is good in its own sense and it also helps your blog
16. Have a great purpose in your life and work relentlessly towards it.
17. Volunteer for a causes that are meaningful (global warming, poverty eradication, education etc.)
18. Read great books like crazy
19. Follow thought leaders even at the expense of your breakfast
20. Know that what you do outside of your blog will impact your blog.

1. A few more tips over at my Squidoo lens:
Squidoo Lens: Blogging Starter Checklist

2. For those interested in Personal Branding, he is a FREE 40 page eBook
Link – PDF: Personal Branding for Technology Professionals

Have a great weekend.


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12 Comments so far, Add Yours

Anonymous  on June 4th, 2006

Very good list, Rajesh. I’ve enjoyed, learned and applied much from your lens. Now, I think I’ll be spending more time at your site. I appreciate your contributions.

All the best


Anonymous  on June 4th, 2006

Very nice article. I’ve learned from it and I thank you so much.

Here is a link to my blog:


Anonymous  on June 4th, 2006

Thanks David for your kind comments. Have a great week ahead.

Also, all the best with your long bike rides :)



Anonymous  on June 4th, 2006

Thanks Chuys. Have a great week ahead.



Anonymous  on June 5th, 2006

Great Follow-up Post on Seth’s list. I agree that being an expert (and providing great content) are the foundations of great blogs, but clearly there are a lot of good strategies above to increase traffic! Thank you very much for sharing.


Anonymous  on June 5th, 2006

Thanks Thom for your kind comments. Have a great week ahead!



Anonymous  on June 8th, 2006

looks like someone created a new blog to comment on seth…

Anonymous  on June 9th, 2006

LOL :)



Anonymous  on August 5th, 2007

Wow Rajesh, you’ve done it this time. That was really some amazing advice you put there! I bet it can be applied in all sorts of ways!


anonymous  on September 27th, 2008

here is my blog

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Nuruddin Abjan  on November 23rd, 2009

Rajesh, Although we are in 2009 end now and you wrote this in 2006, yet most of this is so relevant. I got to know about you from Tom Peter’s blog which linked me to your blog and website and then finally here!

I aspire to become world class at blogging soon and would like your support. Just started my blog a couple of months back. Thanks for what you are doing.

God bless.


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