The 1 Hour a Day Blog Traffic Technique

This is not a secret. This is not information that you have to pay money to get your hands on. It’s a plain and simple blog traffic technique.

1 hour is all it takes

Well, you could use as much time as you want. I’m only using 1 hour daily. That’s because I can’t use more time on this stuff. At least not at the moment.

Not a fast blog traffic technique

I’m doing four things. And I’m doing them every single day. It’s about being persistent. I don’t believe that you will receive a lot of traffic this way just by doing it for a week or two. Stay with it and you’ll see. You’ll see traffic increase almost instantly, but the numbers get higher the longer you do it. It’s the blog traffic technique I am using, and it works.

Spreadsheet

I’m using Numbers (you could use Excel or any other type of spreadsheet), in order to get an overview of what I need to do. I add the list of things to do, and I add the date. When I am finished with the task, I mark it as finished. There are many ways to mark it as finished. You could remove the item, put a line all the way through it, add a new color or a number behind it.

What I do

Remember, I only have one hour.

This is my list:

  • 3 comments on related blogs
  • 3 replies on discussion forums
  • 1 blog post (don’t have to finish it)
  • 1 guest post (don’t have to finish it)

Blog comments

I’m only adding 3 comments (that’s not included the comments I answer on my own blog, but that doesn’t take more than a few minutes). The comments are on blogs related to mine. The topic should be close to identical, and the people behind the other blogs should be nice people, and the blogs should be of high quality. One of my biggest blogging mistakes was to not include blog commenting right from the beginning.

And it goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyway, the better my comments are (if they are of high quality), the more traffic I’ll receive.

In order to get traffic from blogs, blog comments are important. I probably use 10 minutes daily on adding new comments. It doesn’t take much time as long as you know the blogs and the blog posts that you are going to comment.

Discussion forums

I’m only adding 3 replies (or start 3 threads) daily. There are thousands of threads, but I only pick 3. Discussion forums are a great way to network and build relationships with people.

I probably use 10 minutes at discussion forums, and I’m only using the digital points discussion forums.

Writing blog posts

I focus on one blog post, but usually I just write parts of it. I finish between 3 and 5 blog posts a week. But I believe it’s important to write on blog posts every single day. The more I write, the better I become at writing.

I probably use about 20 minutes daily writing blog posts for my own blogs.

Writing guest posts

I focus on one guest post. I write on a single guest post every day (the blogs are all related to my blog), and I publish (send to other blog owners) one guest post a week. Well, that’s my goal. I just started doing this.

I use about 20 minutes writing on guest posts.

It’s not always about the 1 hour

You probably noticed that I didn’t add anything related to social media (like Twitter and Facebook) to my 1 hour blog traffic technique. That’s because I don’t include social media. I spend little time on social media, but I do use them. I am using both Twitter and Facebook, but they’re different when it comes to traffic, and I don’t use them to get direct traffic. I use them to party.

If you only had 1 hour

The blog traffic technique I have described works for me. I try to focus on quality and being persistent, and I do this for 1 hour.

What would you do if you had only 1 hour a day? Would you do anything different than what I am currently doing?

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  • http://eblogcamp.com Mike

    Do you have any special technique in blog commenting? I would like to know more about it :)

  • TristanH

    Great post! Pretty thought-provoking, too. Hmmm… If I only had an hour, I think I’d do pretty much what you recommend, but instead of posting on forums I’d use the extra time for Twitter.

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for your question.

    This is just a few words about what I’m doing. Mainly it’s four things. I’ll write a blog post about this fairly soon :)

    1. I find the three blog posts first. I use a technique for this as well.

    2. I add my thoughts on the blog post (great advice, thought provoking, don’t agree etc..)

    3. Then I add some new advice (only if I have new advice to give)

    4. Finally I ask questions (but only if I have a question). It’s a way to continue the conversation.

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Tristan,

    Thanks a lot. Twitter is awesome. It’s a great advice to use Twitter instead of discussion forums. Both works well. I don’t spend much time on Twitter, but that’s because I schedule most of my tweets, and I automate who I follow :)

  • http://www.bruisedandbattered.com Silly Clown Alley

    I agree, and do this too. And some days I get as many as 4,000 new visitors to my site from comments I post on other people’s blog posts. But where I’d like a bit more help is how to get people to come back. I think they do mostly through RSS, but do you find it makes sense to ask them to register? And then send my own blogs out by email? http://www.bruisedandbattered.com

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Yes, RSS and a newsletter (I’m using AWeber) will help get people back to your blog. I’m always adding my three latest blog posts in my newsletter.

  • Mike Anderson

    What a great use of your time. I am quite good at managing my time in general, but not when it comes to my blog.

    I just used your technique and feel great about what I just accomplished!

    Mike.Anderson@directyourcareer.com
    http://www.directyourcareer.com
    twitter: mike_anderson1

  • Evelyne_del

    Very well put! I feel as though I am always agonizing over my blog traffic. I am no longer ashamed to say that learning SEO tactics to optimize my blog is something that I still do NOT understand. I blog because I love to write and share with the world, not because I love technology.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Natalie Sisson

    Perfecto and congrats. I too am writing daily blog content – almost ;) but have not been so disciplined as yourself to comment every day on both blog posts and forums, I’m taking your challenge starting tomorrow.

    Although I am pretty excited about a fairly major guest post going live tomorrow..

    Looking forward to hearing more results

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for your kind words. The technique is great, especially when you can look at the spreadsheet and see what you’ve been doing lately :)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for your kind words. The technique is great, especially when you can look at the spreadsheet and see what you’ve been doing lately :)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    That’s the same with me. I blog because I love to write, well also because I love marketing. I know some SEO, but not enough and it was very time consuming for me (to both learn and implement). Now, I am using Scribe and it has turned my SEO experience all around :)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    That’s the same with me. I blog because I love to write, well also because I love marketing. I know some SEO, but not enough and it was very time consuming for me (to both learn and implement). Now, I am using Scribe and it has turned my SEO experience all around :)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Natalie,

    To me, it’s all about being disciplined. It’s the same with exercise. If I stop for a few days, it can be weeks until I’m back on track. I have to be persistent and do it on a regular basis in order to get results.

    I’m looking forward to your guest post. I’m reading your blog, will you mention it? If not, send me a link :-)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Natalie,

    To me, it’s all about being disciplined. It’s the same with exercise. If I stop for a few days, it can be weeks until I’m back on track. I have to be persistent and do it on a regular basis in order to get results.

    I’m looking forward to your guest post. I’m reading your blog, will you mention it? If not, send me a link :-)

  • Raso4uu

    I really agree with you .Speedy traffic sometimes create problem if you are not able to keep the consistency.

  • Praveen-Techperk

    Hey, nice and crisp. I like the way this has been crafted. Keep up the great work.

  • Sharat

    I think this is sufficient :)

    Thanks .. :)

  • http://arewethereyet-thejourneyitself.blogspot.com Eveandmario

    Good and straight to the point. You can’t get any better than that!

  • http://www.dailytechpost.com/ DailyTechPost

    Hmm quite an interesting article….

  • http://dialseo.com Info

    I found your site through DP and have enjoyed your articles. Thanks for taking the time to author quality content.

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Thanks a lot. DP is an awesome forum.

  • Michael R. Douglas

    Great info men, i will start right now right here! :)

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Thanks. Let me know how it works out for you.

  • Sunny D’Souza

    WoW!! great post mate…will try to use this technique on my blog

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Sunny,

    You really should. That’s the only technique I’ve been using for the past month, and I’ve received a lot more traffic, and things are going great… what’s important is that you need to do this every single day for it to have effect.

  • Pete

    I would add 1 article per day to Ezine, If your writing content anyway, submit it to Ezine articles. Will take you minutes to do. Could give you a nice little traffic boost.
    Pete

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    Hi Pete,

    That’s interesting. Would you add the identical article to Ezine articles?

    Thanks a lot for your comment.

  • http://www.mobilova.com Create your mobile site

    That’s an amazing technique Jens, I don’t have such an approach yet but will most probably go with it, the only issue here is the 1 hr, I probably need more than 20 minutes to write a blog post, but I guess if I start today, in about 6 months I’ll be able to write a high quality blog post in 20 minutes. how long did it takes you to be able to write a high quality post in 20 minutes?

  • Justice Mccay

    The best domain registration service is at http://www.ewebdomains.com

    I will be trying to follow your steps and take one hour out of my work days everyday to make my website successful. Marketing the cheapest domain registrar isn’t easy. :)

  • Art of RetroCollage

    Do you have any opinion about something like Entrecard?

  • http://slymarketing.com jens

    Yes, that’s absolutely true. Unique and interesting content is what works.

    I haven’t been submitting many articles or guest posts, but that’s something I am going to consider.

    Thanks a lot for your awesome comment.

  • Mayio

    This coming year i am planning to take some marketing degree in one of the reputable university in my area.Since i am driving traffic i have to learn more to increase my knowledge about that field.

  • Shine

    Persistence is the key. I wish I could be more persistent.

  • Katherine

    Being consistent is very important. If you are faithful to do it everyday, in a month, the accumulated work will be a lot.

  • Stephanie Radelweiss

    Not everyone has massive budgets or time to invest in link building so this post is for all the people out there that need to find creative ways to get the highest ROI from any time they do invest in link building.

  • Kaitlin

    If you can writer english well and know how to use computer, you can surely get knowledge on how to drive traffic online.

  • Kaitlin

    Oh I’m sorry what i mean is if you can “write” well :D Typo error!

  • Maryellen from filing chapter 7 bankruptcy

    The best way to get traffic online is build quality links.Avoid posting generic messages.

  • Alline from Divorce Lawyers in Maryland

    ‎90% of internet users spend approx. 20% of their online time on social media, and Facebook dominates.

  • Brain

    If I have to spend daily one hour for blog traffic then I must use Facebook and twitter instead of forum discussion because Facebook includes fan page and groups which are very helpful to increase traffic while twitter works for backlinks and blog traffic.

  • Magento Developer

    HI again, that’s really helpful and I know people do this all the time but does this actually help and how does the help?

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    It helps by creating relationships to people. And to me, that’s one of the most important aspects of blogging.

  • avnish gautam

    Very useful techniques to get good traffic on the blogs, good traffic can be convert in the good blogging income.

  • http://www.empoweryourselftosuccess.info Michael

    Great post. I am learning different techniques a day and this one I’ll definitely be giving this a try. I like the fact that it doesn’t take that long to increase traffic. In the beginning, I had little effort, I didn’t know what I was doing. Until I started to follow the others who were receiving results. This technique is definitely worth it!

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Thanks.

    It doesn’t have to take that long to get traffic, as long as you keep doing it every single day.

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