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3. Getting Traffic for Analytics

Todd Kelsey

(1)Wheaton, Illinois, USA

This chapter looks at a couple of basic techniques for generating traffic on a blog or web site, following the previous chapter about creating a blog. The chapters are written as self-contained experiments. Ultimately, you need traffic in order to be able to look at analytics, so this chapter describes a few ways to generate traffic.

Basic Social Media Promotion

One of the easiest ways to get some test traffic to your blog or web site is by sharing a link to a post on any social media accounts you have. (If you don’t have any, I suggest signing up for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). ...

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