2,790 Ways to Increase Traffic Using Audio with Your Blog Posts

by Mike on May 1, 2009
in Blogging

I recently asked my readers to supply a few guest posts that I could publish in those times where I am short on time and can’t get a post together for a bit.  Today’s post was written by Mikael Rieck of Retire Rich Roadmap...read the entire post because its a great idea and one that I must admit I’ve never taken advantage of myself.

This is a little known but HIGHLY effective way to increase the number of visitors to your site and the best part is that very few people are using it and that can be a great benefit to you. But let me explain what you will need to do because it is actually quite simple.

If you’re not already posting audio to your blog you will need to have your posts converted into audio. You can naturally do this manually but a much faster way is to use the free service called Odiogo. When installed on your site the software will convert your text into audio and I have to admit that I am quite impressed with the quality when you remember that this is done using software (and its free).

Next you will want to distribute this newly created podcast to as many places as possible. There are a whole bunch of podcast hosting services available (some are free and some are paid) but I came across at least 30 of them by simple doing at Google search for “podcast hosts” and I didn’t spend that much time clicking through all the results so I would imagine that there are even more than that.

You can choose to submit your podcast to as many hosts as you like (and your wallet permits) but you must remember to record the direct link to your podcast and when submitting the audio be sure to use as many relevant keywords phrases as you can come up with.

Next you will want to hunt for podcast directories. If you Google “podcast directories” in Google you’ll have your hands full for quite some time. Personally I have a list of about 90-100 directories I use but they’re not picked because they are the best but merely because they were the first 100 I found.

Now the great part is that you can now take every single podcast that you have uploaded to each of the different podcast hosting services and submit them to every single one of the directories that you have found. The reason I call this post 2,790 ways to increase traffic is that before me I have a list of 30 podcast hosting services as well as a list of 93 podcast directories. 30×93 = 2,790.

This will obviously take a significant amount of time to do but the great part is that most of the hosts will change you a small monthly fee no matter what amount of podcasts you’ll host with them. Secondly this is also a task that can be easily outsourced to virtual assistants for a low fee.

Imagine that you produce valuable content that will entice people to come visit your site (which you will naturally have mentioned the URL of in the blog posts that are converted into audio) and that this can be done with every single post that you write.

The great part is that today we see that ordinary article and site directories carry less and less value in terms of link strength but audio is part of the new Web 2.0 revolution and it carries a lot more value in the eyes of search engines as very few people are “taking advantage” of it.

Mikael Rieck is the owner and publisher of the RetireRichRoadmap series. In the last 10 years he has been working online building a small virtual empire and he is now commited to helping people start their first money making websites. Everyone will be able to retire rich and retire early if they want to and Mikael is going to help the ones that want that help. Check out his blog at Retire Rich Roadmap or sign up for his RSS feed.


5 Responses to “2,790 Ways to Increase Traffic Using Audio with Your Blog Posts”
  1. Dennis Edell (46 comments.) says:

    You say not many are using this method…my first question would be what are the stats of people using these services to find audios…especially if I was paying to have them there.

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  2. Web design SEO (6 comments.) says:

    The actual blog is linked off of the homepage. I would like to know if there’s a widget or something that I can put on my website’s homepage that will show my latest blog posts. Not the whole post, but maybe just the headline and a link to go to my blog.

  3. michelle (1 comments.) says:

    Are you talking about podcast to get traffic from audio? If not then its really a different tactics to get huge traffic to websites or blogs. Thanks for the Information.

  4. customized bowling balls (2 comments.) says:

    Man, you are a genius. I would have never though of using audio on my blog

  5. Web design SEO (6 comments.) says:

    Some times pay-per-click is the best approach, some times natural search and some time good old fashioned guerrilla marketing is best.

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