How To Get Targeted Traffic To Your Blog And Why Is Targeted Traffic Important

by Kharim Tomlinson on January 29, 2011 · 38 comments

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Targeted traffic is one if the best incoming traffic that you can have for your blog. This type of traffic takes time to build up but when you put out the hard work to get it, your blog will be more successful.

Targeted traffic can be summed up as visitors who come to your website because your content appeals to their needs. Having contents that is targeted to a particular set of people will attract them to your blog like bees to honey, and in time they will become loyal readers and subscribers.

How To Get Targeted Traffic

  • From Related Blogs
  • One of the best ways to get targeted traffic to your blog is from other blogs related to your blog. Blogs which shares the same niche as yours are perfect for getting targeted traffic. Blogs in your niche which are higher with traffic is makes it even easier.

    Here are 3 great ways to get targeted traffic from other blogs:
    - Blog Commenting
    - Guest Posting
    - Buy Ads On That Blog (if the owner sells)

  • From Related Forums
  • Forums are normally filled with people engaging in discussions and helping each other out. Why not join in the discussion as well… This is also a great place to capture some targeted traffic for your blog. When you sign up to a forum, make sure that you follow the rules of the forum, add you link with a short description about your blog and posts as much as possible on the forum. This was you will get lots of traffic and with all that posting that you are doing, this will help to build up backlinks for your blog as well.

  • From Search Engines
  • In order to get targeted traffic from search engines you have to make sure that you use the right keywords which best describes your blog. Not only that, you have to use keywords on each article that you write for your blog.

    When using keywords it’s always best to use long-tailed keywords. This means instead of using one word, you can use a phrase.
    For Example: You write an article about Google Adsense. You don’t want to just use the words Google and then Adsense. You want to use words such as, how to increase Google Adsense revenue.

    Think about what people would type in search engines and use those phrases as keywords.

  • From Social Media and Bookmarking Sites
  • I love social medial and social bookmarking sites. Why? Because they are full of people searching for everything including your blog. That’s why.

    I have gotten lots of traffic using social media sites and I am going to continue using it. One of my favorite social media sites to use is Twitter. It’s so easy to tweet a site link and if you have lots of followers then you can attract them to your blog. You can also use hashtags to kinda describe your article and this will only result in more traffic.

    Why Is Targeted Traffic Important

  • They Make Comments On Articles
  • When you target a set of people who comes to your blog, most of the times these are the ones that reads and comment on our articles. These people who are targeted to our blog will also take the time to go through your archives, search for other articles, take the time out to read and leave kind comments on what they have read.

    To keep these kind of people coming back to your blog you have to make sure that you respect them and also to make a reply on their comment, thanking them for leaving such comments. This will let them know that you as the site owner care about them.

  • They Purchase From Our Affiliates
  • The best ways to make sales on affiliate products is if you have a high number of targeted traffic coming to your blog. Have a product of interest, explain how you have used this product to make your blog better or how it has personally helped you, then making a few sales on this particular product won’t be so hard.

  • They Subscribe To Your Blogs
  • People who you target with your blog is normally the ones who will subscribe to our blog. They want to follow and keep up to date on what you are writing about. When they come to your blog it’s like you don’t have to ask them or force them to subscribe to your blog. They are the ones that will hit the subscribe button and can’t wait for your next update. So be sure to make your RSS button or email for visible for them to see.

  • They Give Us A Reason To Blog
  • Without people who are really interested in our blogs, which is the targeted traffic, sometimes it wouldn’t make sense that we continue to blog. When you find people who take keen interest in your blog it motivates us to continue blogging. This is what drives me to blog knowing that you, my loyal visitors, have interest in my blog.

    Thank you. :)

    Group Discussion

  • Now that you know that targeted traffic is really important to your blog, what steps are you taking to acquire this type of traffic?
  • What other tips you have for getting targeted traffic?
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    Sam 1 January 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    This is a great post. Keep it coming.


    Kharim Tomlinson 2 January 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I sure will Sam. :)


    Tuan 3 January 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Most of my affiliate sales are from search engines, so I believe that SEO is the most effective way to get targeted traffic.


    Kharim Tomlinson 4 January 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Thats true and thats why I included the SEO point in this article.


    Ryan Biddulph 5 January 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Kharim,

    All great tips here, and your Whys are even more important.

    Getting targeted traffic saves you and your prospects a great deal of time.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Kharim Tomlinson 6 January 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for the comment Ryan. targeted traffic is the best for our blogs


    Ileane 7 January 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Kharim, I like the “WHY” part of this post, it’s really important for bloggers to remember what their goals are. As far as affiliate income, for me it’s coming from a mix of search traffic and social media. But I’ve made contact with some awesome bloggers like yourself in forums and communities like Blog Engage. Thanks for the tips.


    Kharim Tomlinson 8 January 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Your’e welcome Ileane and thanks for the comment as well. Glad you enjoyed it


    Daniel Sharkov from Blogging Tips 9 January 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Hey Kharim,

    When it comes to targeted traffic, my vote definitely goes to the search engines. That is of course if the keyword you are getting clicks from is relevant enough to your site’s content. It’s a fact that when it comes to affiliate marketing for example, most of the buyers are coming from the search engines.
    If related traffic means comments to you, then commenting and guest posting on other blogs is a great technique to apply. I stopped commenting just for a week and comments’ numbers felled down immediately.

    Good stuff mate! Keep it up!
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    Kharim Tomlinson 10 January 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the comment Daniel, I really appreciate it.

    I have been working on SEO late;y so that I can get more targeted users to my blog.


    Mark 11 January 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Yes targeted traffic = loyal readers who will continue to come back which will equal more ad sales or product sales for the blogger. Its a win win for everyone.


    Kharim Tomlinson 12 January 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Yep and we all know how important loyal readers are to our blog. Thanks for the comment :)


    Dana from Cell Phone Reviews 13 January 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

    So far, the best targeted traffic source is the search engine. However, I also agree that blog commenting is a good source of targeted traffic but as you said, the commenting must be done in the related blog.
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    Kharim Tomlinson 14 February 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Yep thats true and the only way to get search engine traffic is to rank high in search results and use the correct keywords


    nazimwarriach 15 January 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I already love to make relevant comment on high PR blogs to get targeted traffic and now after reading your article I will also install Twitter and Facebook Like buttons on my blog to share my articles on these social networks.
    And I am totally agree with your statement that we should respect our readers because due to these visitors, our blog and websites are there.


    Kharim Tomlinson 16 February 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the comment and keep up the good work.


    tushar 17 January 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    i use the blogs and forums of my niche for this purpose and for me, till date, it has been the only source of traffic for me


    Kharim Tomlinson 18 February 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Same here Tushar, but I haven’t been active on any forums lately


    William Tha Great 19 January 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hey Kharim,

    Thanks for the awesome post my dude!

    Targeted traffic surely is the best traffic, because it’s the traffic hay makes things happen around your community. Everyone should focus on targeted traffic, but the truth is many people simple don’t. They try to attacting traffic from everywhere then they are left un happy when things don’t turn out the way they were hoping.

    You make it very clear how to at tart targeted traffic and I totally agree, because those are the methods I’m am using to attract my targeted traffic and it’s turning out great!

    Thanks again!

    God bless,
    William Veasley


    Kharim Tomlinson 20 February 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the comment William.

    Not just any traffic is good for our site. We want to get traffic that likes our contents and who will want to stay on our site and read our articles. Thanks for the comment man :)


    Bit Doze 21 February 1, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I think that guest posting is a very good way to gain some targeted traffic, thanks for sharing this info.
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    Kharim Tomlinson 22 February 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Thats true but you have to do tons of guest posting to build up that traffic


    Secret Cameras 23 February 1, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Your blog can help me to put more traffic on my site. Thanks for sharing


    Kharim Tomlinson 24 February 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I am really happy that I could help you. Please come again soon


    Rakesh Kumar 25 February 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I use commenting techniques to targeting niche traffic to my blog.


    Kharim Tomlinson 26 February 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thats a really great method of getting traffic. Thanks for the comment Rakesh


    Robert Dempsey 27 February 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Great points Kharim. Trying to catch all fish with your net is a losing proposition to be sure. So really your article also implies that a blogger (or any site owner really) should know pretty specifically who they want to come to their site.

    What do you think?


    Kharim Tomlinson 28 February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the comment Robert. You can’t specifically know who you want to come to your site. All you want is traffic to which your content will appeal to them.


    Robert Dempsey 29 February 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Then where does your targeting come in? In marketing you bring in the people you want to come, otherwise you are trying to get everyone, which is a waste of time. For instance, Apple is not trying to appeal to everyone on earth with their products, only a segment of the population.


    Kharim Tomlinson 30 February 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    As I said, you want traffic to which your content appeals to them. That would be the targeted traffic.

    I thought you meant which specific people you want.

    You want people who are interested in your niche.


    Robert Dempsey 31 February 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Gotcha, sounds like our communication lines got crossed. Yeah getting specific individuals, not so much.

    Richard 32 February 10, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Very interesting article the content is very informative , knowing the targeted traffic to your blog is important. To drive many readers or people on your online website business. Thanks

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    Kharim Tomlinson 33 February 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Glad you like my article, thanks for the comment.


    teecup 34 February 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I like the last reason best. Loyal readers and repeat visitors keep us going.
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    Saurabh Nagar 35 March 2, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Nice article man, i am living the kind of days any wanna-be-blogger would…keep up the work mate!! cheerz


    Nicholas Scott from Media release 36 September 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

    If you are new to online business you are probably thinking that you need more traffic to succeed, but the fact is that in order to succeed, you need targeted traffic. Targeted traffic and targeted visitors are more likely to buy something, subscribe to your newsletter or opt in for any type of service you offer as they already expressed their interest in your niche.


    Kelli 37 October 18, 2011 at 2:14 am

    You’re absolutely right – you can get widespread traffic to your site all day long, but most of those will not return, or take the time to read or comment. Targeted traffic is well worth the effort to attract.
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    Laur 38 December 20, 2011 at 4:45 am

    For me the best sources of targeted traffic have been PPC and SE traffic. Forums are also very great, I especially like Warriorforum.


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