When I first started blog I used to get only about 10-20 visitors per day. After few months, I started getting traffic from Google and other search engines and my unique visitors increased to about 50-70 a day.
A good design won’t bring you traffic but it will get your visitors to stay longer. So the first thing to do is to select a good theme for your blog and then design your own header. The goal is to have a unique blog that stands out from all other blogs.
1. Participate at Relevant Forums
There are a lot of online community that’s already active. Depending on your focus, you may need to think broader to find a large community.
2. Tag Your Content
Technorati is the first option for you to tagging posts. By tagging your post effectively you will get a lot of quality traffic to your blog.
It will rank your blog based on the number of links from other websites. The higher your rank the easier your blog is to be found.
3. Comment Other Blogger
I’d say that it’s good to allow comments from the very beginning. Even if you get 2-4 comments per post you can see the reaction of the reader. That’s always helpful.
Most of my visitors came to my blog because I left a genuine comment, which related to the post. When you comment on a blog leave your blog address. Often people like to know who is reading their blog and will come visiting you.
4. Cover Topics that Need Answer
There are certain topics and questions that are frequently asked, but rarely have actual answers. So, you can spend some time and effort to research, document, deliver and link-worthy content will attract new visitors and subscribers.
Use larger font size and color for emphasis. This will attract more of your text will get read.
6. Pay Attention to Your Analytics
Visitor tracking software can tell you which posts your reader likes best and how the search engines are driving traffic. Use these clues to react and improve your strategies.
7. More Interactive
Make your blog more interactive by adding polls and discussion forums.
Feedburner is a great tool as it track how many people are subscribed to your feed.
It makes it easier for returning readers to keep track of new content, and will get you more readers in the long run.
Another way is to get links from other bloggers. Link to their blogs and ask them politely to do the same for you.
8. Submit To Directory
Submitting your blog to Blog Top Sites like topblogsites.net, blogtopsites.com and top100bloggers.com is another way to get more traffic. These networks make your blog easier to search for as well.
You can also take part in blog traffic exchange communities like BlogExplosion and BlogClicker.