12 Oct

Readership Improvement Strategies for Bloggers

Today we will go over some useful strategies to increase the readership on your blog. These tips will help drive new traffic to your blog and keep readers coming back. Attracting visitors to your blog takes effort but is well worth the time you invest. We hope you enjoy these useful tricks to gain a wider audience.

Always SEO- Optimize your posts, use keywords and tags efficiently for great content that will be seen. Use only relevant keywords but do not overuse them, as this may be spammy, and that is a bad idea overall. This will get you ranking, and as always this is one of the main factors of being found by new readers.

Social Bookmarking-Use Stumbleupon, Reddit, and Digg. These social bookmarking sites allow you to submit your posts and can increase your views.

Write Frequently- Post useful information often to pique the interest of your audience. Be entertaining and keep their attention, this will ensure return visitors to your website. Updating your blog often will also result in search engines crawling your website which is key for SEO.

Tag- Spend a few extra minutes on tagging your blog posts before you publish them. Tags are useful and will be found by search engines, which will generate traffic.

Comments- When readers comment it is vital that you respond to them quickly. This will keep them engaged and let them know you are genuinely interested in hearing them out. Having two-way communication with your readers builds relationships and leaves readers wanting more. Also, comment on blogs similar to yours and don’t forget to leave your url included with the comment. This will attract people with similar interests to your website.

Photography-Have you ever searched for an image on Google, and found a great article relating to your search? We thought so! Yes, use relevant names for your images to show up in image results, this is a fun way for people to find you and the wealth of knowledge you are sharing.

Get social- Share your blog posts on social media networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. For Instagram you need to take your own photos, but it is yet another way to get some attention and attract a new crowd to your blog. You want people to be able to share your posts so have sharing buttons readily available to your readers. So keep writing and sharing, this is very important as you will get more traffic!

Connect with bloggers- Communicate with bloggers who share your passions. Once relationships are established, you can easily ask them if you can guest post on their blogs or vice versa. The readers from other blogs will read your posts and want to visit your site if you share useful information with them. Remember when guest posting to do your best, don’t save it for yourself. This is done to attract new visitors to your website, so make an effort to be ve4ry informative and helpful. Also, don’t forget to invite other experts to write on your site, their following might just become your following too.

We hope that you found these tips useful, and remember if you liked the post show us some love and share it with your awesome friends!

About the Author

Sean Pilgrim

Husband, Father and Small business owner of 4Leet. Providing I.T. and computer services as well as online marketing and web design in Santa Fe, NM.

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