Four Ways to Attract More Visitors To Your Blog

Sep 13, 2016 | Blogging Tips

If you are new to blogging, what might come to mind when one thinks of blogging is a type of online personal diary, but a blog can be about anything at all, there are personal blogs, or there are blogs about a particular niche that the writer enjoys talking about.

What is certain is that blogs are the most accessible method online to share your thoughts with others on the internet. It can also be used by businesses who want to increase profits by making their website more interesting and about more than just selling to a customer.

There are many websites out there which provide blog hosting, such as WordPress, Blogspot etc. But if you want your website traffic to take your appearance more seriously, it is recommended that you spend a small amount on a domain hosting. It can be done inexpensively and hassle-free when done with the blog hosting providers.

So many people have now witnessed the potential of blogging and are jumping on the bandwagon. With a recent rise in competition, it is now absolutely vital to know what will make visitors choose to spend time with your blog over other blogs. This post gives you four methods showing you how to attract visitors to your blog and how to trump other blogs by making yours stand out.

 

Rule Number 1:

Keep the blog updated

Keeping your blog updated with fresh new content on a regular basis will increase traffic and attract return visitors to your site. This is how we keep our website relevant, to increase its liklihood of showing in search results through the use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Google.

It is also true that when you show devotion to your readers, they tend to show it back. There are some blogs which update several times a day. If updating this regularly is too much to take on, you can write a very short post that is simply about a product or video relevant to the website. You can also keep readers engaged by updating the social media outlets with interesting posts. Trivia games and polls are also another great way to engage readers.

 

Rule Number 2:

Contribute to online Communities

If you want to increase traffic to your blog, then do not neglect the power of manually contributing to online communities and discussion forums. In order to drive as much website traffic as you can you will be mentioning your blog wherever possible. Because it comes across as personal, it will increase trust and entice the reader to check out your website.

It is also very beneficial to post in the comments section of other blogs relevant to your niche. You can also be loyal to the blogs of other writers and ask them to visit your site. It doesn’t have to be anything too specific, just a compliment of their work will do, then leave your link and invite them to your website.

 

Rule Number 3:

Understand your Readers

Knowledge really is power, to provide the readers with what they like will make them value your information and want more. This is why it is easier and more beneficial to write about what we enjoy, as we will have similar interests to our readers. And so the more you know yourself the more you know your visitors.

Targeted traffic helps us to reach a special amount of visitors that will be more loyal to your content as it is catered towards them. It is important to note that the readers will be interested in what first attracted them to the blog.

Think about some things that you would love to find out about your subject, write about what you would want to read about. You can also know your readers better through including a comments section as a place for them to leave you feedback.

 

Rule Number 4:

Using keywords for SEO

The use of keywords and knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will increase blog traffic dramatically. The SEO system is very easy to understand, all you have to do is include words or phrases in your blog that people are likely to search for through a search engine like Google.

The SEO is the process of how the search engine picks your blog to appear in the results list. To research what keywords you should use, sign up to adwords to get statistics like how many people search for the term monthly and also find related keywords. You can also check the amount of results generated in Google itself, for example:

You can also use Google Adwords to research for phrases to use or related phrases.

 

Summary

And thats it! By using these methods along with social media marketing and writing in forums, you should be on your way to attracting more followers to your blog.

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