5 Easy Ways to Get More Visitors to your Sex Blog
There are a lot of posts and articles out there on how to bring more traffic to your blog or website, but most of them are boring, dry and not really helpful for those of us who blog about topics that fall into the ‘sex’ category of blogs. Most of the SEO and Marketing info style articles are aimed at business blogs run by companies rather than the personal style of blogs that those of us in the sex and sex toy reviewing blogsphere are creating.
After the success of my last ‘On Blogging‘ style post about how to improve the Alexa Ranking of your sex blog and the number of fellow bloggers who have improved their Alexa Ranking due to it I thought I’d try and create semi-regular posts about blogging aimed to help improve your blog that are specifically aimed at sex toy and general sex related blogs. Most of the articles and other material out there is aimed more at business b;logs and not all of the tips and information they contain are helpful for those of us running smaller, more personal blogs.
A lot of articles about how to improve your blog focus on building more incoming links to your blog, whilst this is a very important factor in regards to seo((Search Engine Optimisation)), pagerank and overall website success what I’m focussing on today is increasing your visitors. That’s all. Just bringing more visitors to your site. Logically this can also help you to gain new subscribers, new twitter followers, and possibly new in bound links all of which work to make your blog more successful.
And again this list is aimed at other bloggers with blogs similar to mine and I’ve only included these resources and tips because I know that they have brought a lot of extra traffic to my website. Just remember though that once you get the visitors to your site you need to have something of substance to keep them on your site as well as reasons for them to return or subscribe to your website.
Every single time I have participated in Wanton Wednesday I’ve seen a quite huge spike in the number of visitors to my site. It is a pretty easy concept, take some sexy, wanton photos of yourself &/or partner and post them to your blog on a Wednesday. You also need to include the Wanton Wednesday Banner and visit that weeks post on the Wanton Wednesday blog so that you can share your link as well as visit others who are participating. WW is the brain child of the fabulous Dangerous Lilly, but I’m playing temporary hostess for the time being and would love to see you taking part.
Also commonly known as HNT, Half Nekkid Thursday is another visual meme quite similar to Wanton Wednesday. HNT is hosted by Views from the back row and although I haven’t participated in it myself (I know shame on me), I do know that it is both incredibly popular and a great source for extra blog traffic. If you want to know more go check out the guidelines for HNT.
If you’ve read my blog for a while or you read sex toy reviews chances are you have heard of pleasurists. It is a weekly round up of all of the sex toy and adult product reviews from the previous week along with all of the currently open giveaways.
Whenever you write a review or post a giveaway on your blog head over and submit it to pleasurists. Submissions close on a Sunday night then the magnificent Scarlet Lotus St Syr puts it all together so that it looks great and is easy to read. Each issue includes a small window filled with the html code for that edition – If you are included in that edition you are required to post said edition to your own blog as well. All in all it’s a big sex toy loving link sharing good time, one that will get you extra readers and exposure for all of your reviews.
E lust is slightly similar to pleasurists, well in the fact that it is a round-up and if you are included in an issue you are required to re-post that issue on your blog – However it isn’t for reviews. E-Lust is for other posts about sex, sexuality, life and just lustful things in general. For a much better explanation of what E-lust is head over and read about it. Also be sure to read and understand the guidelines too.
As yet I haven’t submitted anything to E-lust, although i should have as the kinds of posts included are quite varied – I have however helped out to Judge on an edition or two and know that not only is it a great way to attract traffic but also to build links and discover exciting new blogs as well.
Slightly similar idea to pleasurists in that they help to promote your sex toy and adult product reviews. The difference between GRITS and Pleasurists is that with GRITS you don’t have to re-post a digest or anything on your blog.
When you post a sex toy review on your site you can go and submit it to Grits and decide whether you want the full post or just a blurb of your review to appear on their site. GRITS is relatively new, but it is a project I whole heartedly support & appreciate as it has brought me some much loved traffic. One last thing – although GRITS stands for Girls Raised In The South – they don’t discriminate and you can submit your reviews no matter where you come from.
Other Ways to Get Extra Traffic To your Blog & Reviews
- Product Manufacturers – One place I’ve found I’ve gotten a lot of traffic from is sex toy manufacturer’s sites. When I have reviewed toys such as the LELO Soraya and the We Vibe2, these reviews have been picked up by the manufacturers and added to their media/press pages. Even if the toy has been sent by a sex toy retailer there’s nothing saying that you can’t let the manufacturer know that you have reviewed one of their products. They may not link to you, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to let them know about your review.
- Comment on Blog Posts – a pretty simple strategy really. If you write a blog you should be reading other similar blogs, whenever you read a post you like make a comment. Interacting with other bloggers not only helps bring traffic to your site but it also helps you to build in bound links. I know that if someone comments on one of my blog posts I’m pretty sure to go and check their blog out and if I like it I will add it to my blogroll
- Review Sponsor’s Websites – Although most of our sex toy reviews are sponsored by sex toy retailers not all of them add your review to the product page. However quite a few retail sites have an area where customers can write a brief review of a product. Use this to your advantage and write a short one paragraph blurb about the toy and include a link to your full review. This may not get picked up by google’s bots but it will get people visiting your site.
- I would never recommend trying to promote a sponsored review via any other retailer’s site, but if you are lucky enough to do reviews directly for sex toy manufacturer’s chances are they would love the added exposure of you sharing your review of their products directly with a retailers customers. But just to ensure that everyone is happy just ask your company contact first, no point pissing off a manufacturer just for the sake of some traffic!
I Hope that some of these sites and tips help you to bring more visitors to your blog. If you have any questions or suggestions for future topics you would like to learn more about in regards to blogging please do let me know by commenting or emailing me – as this series of blogging posts are for you – my fellow bloggers.