Sunday, May 31, 2009

Traffic to your blog from CNN

Found this:

I discovered quite by accident that you can get a lot of quick traffic from CNN, especially if it's a "hot trend" type of thing.

If you have a blog, write about a topic that's really hot -- like the April Fool's virus. Cite some authoritative stuff from CNN and give them a link. They give you a trackback in the "what blogs are saying" section under the article.

I got over 190 visitors from CNN in just one day. More continue to come in.

I'm taking a look at other news media and will put together a list that gives trackbacks. Some of my blogs were getting traffic from news sites and I just wasn't paying attention. By capitalizing on what's hot and linking to current articles, I think this could be a huge boost to any blog. It sure was more effective than Digg, that's for sure.

I can confirm this.

Also allows you, to post your blog links in comments.

A few British news outlets lets you post it as a live HTML link with keywords.

1 comment:

Elevic Pernis said...

I never heard of this tactic before. So thanks for sharing. It's been a year since you wrote this. I'm not sure if it still works, or if it really worked. But I'll try.