The Juice for any site, blog or anything else on the internet is traffic. If you have no traffic, you're going nowhere fast. Your beautiful online creation is just a bunch of X's and O's on some server that no one will ever see.
There are two types of traffic, targeted and non-targeted.
Targeted Traffic - obviously the best kind for your site is generated by means of writing articles, visiting blogs and forums in your niche and dropping a link back to your site. The search engines love this kind of traffic and will rank your site higher if you have relevant links coming back to your site that are in your niche.
Non Targeted traffic – is generated by putting your link into traffic exchanges, making comments on blogs that aren’t in your niche, sending “blanket marketing" emails to everyone on a general list and the like just to get people stopping by. Non targeted traffic may make your hit counter spin but will do nothing for your wallet and making sales.
The quickest ways to get traffic are also the easiest. Non targeted traffic goes away as soon as they leave your site. Targeted traffic will cause some to bookmark your site or even ask for a link exchange, especially if your site content is good and related to theirs. This is the way you build long term relationships online and can have traffic coming back to your site years after the original work you did.
It will also lead to more sales, but ultimately what will make a person a customer is the old standby – treat them right and help them.
So what’s the best way to generate targeted traffic? Writing articles. Always has been, probably always will be. It’s more work, but it’s also more productive. Here’s a tip I use that always works.
Use a signature (or sig) file at the end of each article. In the sig file goes a little bio about yourself along with what else? A link back to your site. Whenever you write your articles your sig file automatically is inserted at the end. This will link back to your site to drive your targeted traffic.