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    Could be, I think I have it in my yahoo email address.
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    For me, I do everything from article marketing, social media marketing to Twitter marketing. I use Google Analytics to track the amount of traffic that these tools send my blog so I know where to focus my efforts and money on.
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    Here are some places where you can drive traffic from :
    1. Twitter
    2. Stumbleupon
    3. Digg
    4. Comment on other blogs.

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    Forums are a great place.

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    Not too sure about that. I think people just randomly click links on Twitter and never return.
    I find Twitter incredibly useful for finding readers. The trick is to find the right readers. You need to target Twitter users - use the search facility to find the people that are Tweeting about topic similar to your blog.

    For example, if you have a blog about Apple, then you would search for Apple, iPod, iMac, Steve Jobs, iTunes, etc. - i.e. keywords that pertain to what your blog is about. Categories or tags are probably a good place to start. Take a look at the first page of search results and pick out a handful of interesting people and follow them. Do this once a day and soon you will be following a bunch of people that will have a similar interest in Apple, and hopefully some of these will follow you back. Every now and again "prune" the people you are following - if they don't follow you back or you don't find them useful then get rid of them to prevent your account looking like a spammers account.

    Then the trick is to Tweet regularly about Apple (or whatever) and post some of your links. Make sure your Twitter bio is filled in and make sure you have a picture too - nothing says spammer more than a default Twitter picture.

    Hope this helps!

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    Another way to find your readers is to look at your analytics. Look at where your visitors are coming from, and look at their engagement time. If you are getting a whole bunch from Twitter, but they bounce right away, may not be the best target audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camp185 View Post
    Another way to find your readers is to look at your analytics. Look at where your visitors are coming from, and look at their engagement time. If you are getting a whole bunch from Twitter, but they bounce right away, may not be the best target audience.
    Good point. I find that the type of reader coming from Twitter has changed over the last 6 months from tech/geek-types to more general readers.

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    A use mybloglog (just started), blog commentating, Twitter, and forums. There are just so many ways to get readers now a days. It used to be that everyone had to get high in the Serps or your blog would be in the middle of a lonely island.

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    Forums and social networking sites are the best place for exposure to your blog.

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    A couple of additional ways that you can find readers for your blog is to leave trackbacks on relevant blogs and submit to the rss directories.

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