Increase your Blog Traffic from These 3 Communities

If you blog, you’re always on the search to increase your blog traffic.  If you’re not, you should be, as you want to get a continuous flow of readers to your content.  We all know about the powerhouse networks Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.  Most of your social time should be spent on those four.

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There are a slew of secondary networks and communities that provide a lot of value if you can invest some of your time.  These aren’t places for a quick fix, you have to roll up your sleeves and participate.  Bring the solid content, comment, vote, scoop, and share.  The sites below are great for networking and generating blog traffic back to your site.


Biz Sugar is a collaboration of publishers that share posts on marketing, management, and technology.  Over 20 topics fall under these categories.  You submit links from published content and create a snippet of the post.  Readers can comment and vote.  If you would like to read any article in its entirety you simply click on the story and you’re taken to the original site.

BizSugar is a recommended platform to market your website and blog.  While a high percentage of the submitted content is from the author, you’re free to submit links to content that you think are of value.  There are also moderators that get involved and comment, keeping the pace fluid.

Biz Sugar Blog Traffic

After you register, submit a few articles that you’ve published.  Spend some time reading others content.  Vote for the pieces you enjoyed and comment.  Be consistent and you’ll make connections.  The BizSugar blog traffic back to your site will be sweet.

Inbound was started by Rand Fishkin, Co-Founder of SEOmoz and Dharmesh Shaa, Co-founder at Hubspot. launched in February of 2012 and has over 13K users. employs a similar concept to BizSugar, but with more of an emphasis on sharing others content.  The 80/20 rule is a good rule of thumb at Inbound.  Submit 2 articles of yours for every 8 articles from others you add.

While all the usual suspect topics are present, there is definitely a lean to SEO.  If you have SEO content that you’ve published, or you’re looking for SEO articles to share, has your name on it.

That’s not all.  There is a tools section that shows you all the latest and greatest.  Finally, has added a job board to its arsenal. These are legitimate, real paying jobs at real companies.


You could really bring them to your site if you spent all your time on  There are a growing number of users that have generated a ton of views within, while the visitors flow onto to their site.

You create different topics and build them out with content.  Share within, and/or share on your social networks.

The topics are not limited to Marketing, Social Media, and Technology.  The topics are only limited by the creator.   There is definitely something for everyone.

No matter what platform you decide on, the key is being consistent.  If you really want to see some results you need to be consistent. The connections and traffic will follow.

Steven Hughes
Social Media advocate with 20+ years in Sales and Marketing. Steve writes about Social Media, Blogging, Marketing, and business at GeeklessTech. Steve is a current contributor to and Dashburst. When away from the computer Steve enjoys running and spending time with his two daughters.
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