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I agree that reading other blogs is a great idea and when you do that leave meaningful comments that add to the discussion. Because when you do that your blog will receive traffic from those who appreciated what you had to say.
Learning how to use keywords and a minimal number or relevant categories and tags effectively is key to drawing search engine traffic. The keywords in your content that are indexed by search engines. They will produce your posts in search engine results when people look for posts by typing those terms into search engines. Successful blogs draw between 30 - 60 % of their incoming targeted readers. from search engine referrals.
Targeted readers are different from casual traffic. Targeted readers arrive on your blog in response to SERPS (search engine page results) knowing the subject matter they are searching for will be found in your posts (assuming you have used relevant keywords, categories and tags).
Targeted readers are more likely to become regular readers and subscribers and leave comments on your posts. They are also more likely to backlink to your posts in posts of their own and when they do your blog will receive visitors who click the links. Targeted readers are also more likely to share the URL to your blog with other targeted readers in the same niche. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/tags-29?replies=34
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