Three Low Cost Promotion Ideas To Get More Blog Traffic

Buy $100 of Text Links for $25

If you’re a new advertiser to Text Link Ads, you can use this coupon to get $100 off the purchase. You will have to make a $125 purchase to get the discount but that still gives you $125 of links for just $25.

If you want to really leverage this idea, what you can do is email the blog you bought a text link from and tell them you’re their new advertiser and hope the link works well because you would love to renew it. Many times, the blog you purchased the link with will give you a “Welcome to our new advertiser” post.

If you’re really evil, you can extend this promotion even further but I won’t talk about that because of legal reasons.

Send Shoemoney a T Shirt

Auction Ads’ front man, Shoemoney, has this thing he does call Free Shirt Friday where if you send him a T-shirt, he’ll strike a pose with it on his blog on Friday. A T-shirt won’t cost you more than $10 to make but that $10 shirt could get your blog in front of a blog that has an Alexa ranking of 2,017 and nearly 10,000 RSS subscribers.

About Free shirt friday: companies or site owners send me shirts for free and I take a pic in them and write about them. If you would like to send me a free shirt contact Susan at and she can give you the address. BTW I wear a XL t-shirt (cause they shrink) or normally a large dress shirt.

In order the bring the price of the shirt down to $10 or less, you’ll need to order in quantity so this promotion may end up costing you a few hundred bucks but that’s still cheap because you can send them to other bloggers and ask them to pose with it. Alternatively, you can give away the shirts with a bunch of blog contests. Either way, the ROI is extremely high.

Pretend To Sell Your Blog

This one is pretty evil and it could piss people off because it’s dishonest. Basically, what you do is put your blog up for sale in the Sitepoint or Digital Point marketplace with no intention of selling it. You do this by setting a super high reserve or BIN price. If someone is crazy enough to pay the BIN, you sell it and move on to the next project. The Digital Point marketplace is free. The Sitepoint marketplace cost money but will get you more exposure.

If your blog is well known, this promotion has the added benefit of being great linkbait. If I were to put John Chow dot Com up for sale on Sitepoint, not only would it send a good amount of traffic for only $40 for a premium listing, but a ton of blogs would be blogging about it as well.

Personally, I wouldn’t do this one but a certain cow site, who is trying to be more evil than me, did. Their $20 listing sent them nearly 700 visitors. Not a bad return on investment. Damn evil cow!