A good way of getting a steady stream of visitors to your site that’s often overlooked is to use Blog Carnivals. While personal development blogger Steve Pavlina says that blog carnivals were instrumental in enabling him to make over $1000 per day from his site, in my experience blog carnivals attract only modest numbers of visitors.
However, the great thing about them is that the visitors you get will be precisely targeted to the content of your article; they’re interested in the topic you’re blogging on and they may well subscribe to your blog or buy whatever you’re selling.
What Are Blog Carnivals?
Blog carnivals are websites that release regular blog posts consisting of links to other blogs. For instance the excellent blog carnival the Berry Go Round has previously linked to an article of mine on wild foods.
Let’s say you’re interested in plants but you don’t want to search through thousands of blogs yourself to find good blog posts on the subject; you can read the Berry Go Round instead and get a shortlist of good plant-related posts.
How Do I Get My Post Listed On A Blog Carnival?
To get your post listed on a blog carnival, you have to submit it yourself. If it’s a half-decent article there’s a very good chance that you can get a blog carnival to link to it, bringing you direct traffic and boosting your search engine ranking. Probably the easiest way to find good carnivals is to use a site that organises carnivals for you and provides you with a standard, easy submission form; I use BlogCarnival.com.
Be careful to only submit your article to relevant blogs; don’t spam. BlogCarnival.com allows you to sort the blog carnivals in order of release date, so you can see which carnivals are releasing a new edition soon. Use the header widget at the top of the table on this page page to sort the blog carnivals in order of release date — but don’t forget to bookmark FascinatingExperiments.com before you go if you want more tips on getting visitors and making money online.
Once you’ve submitted your article to one or more carnivals, it’s time to wait for the carnival release date; then you can sit back and enjoy a probably-small-but-steady trickle of precisely-targeted traffic.