Recently, guru Seth Godin published 54 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Site. ContentRobot offers some of the best ones that apply to business blogging.

  1. Use lists.
  2. Be topical… write posts that need to be read right now.
  3. Be timeless… write posts that will be readable in a year.
  4. Coin a term or two.
  5. Edit yourself. Ruthlessly.
  6. Write stuff that people want to read and share.
  7. Share your expertise generously so people recognize it and depend on you.
  8. Point to useful but little-known resources.
  9. Encourage your readers to subscribe by RSS.
  10. Teach. Share knowledge freely. Don’t hold back anything.
  11. Answer your email promptly, especially the ones looking for guidance.
  12. Give credit to those that inspired, it makes your writing more useful.
  13. Give away your wisdom mostly for FREE.
  14. Have a plan to leverage all kinds of new media to drive traffic to your blog.
  15. Be patient.