Some people blog for a hobby and some for business. Nevertheless, the common thread between most people who are blogging is the need for readers. Therefore, this article is going to discuss ways to attract more readers.
One way to attract more readers to your site may be to reevaluate the topics that you write about. Often times you will find professionals who post text that is well written and sometimes even entertaining but the themes of the writing will be about the pains of their profession or how to get more from clients. Would you want to become a new client of someone who is always complaining about the profession or who is plotting on how to get more from you? You probably would not. The way to turn things around if you are one who has been writing this way is to begin to write using themes that would actually interest your client not your peers. Think about what your client’s needs are and why they would need your services. Then post information that would be helpful to them. It’s OK to give some information for free. Once readers can see that you are writing your posts with their best interest at heart they will be more likely to frequent your site, opt into your website and become a lead.
Interacting with other blogs is another way to get more people to visit yours. Visiting other people’s sites is to your benefit in several ways. One way you benefit is you get a chance to get another’s perspective of key factors in your niche. Another way you benefit is you may get industry updates that you may have missed. A third way that you benefit is that you get to leave comments along with your URL on their post. Links that are left in the comments are no follow but they increase your exposure. In fact, it has been the testimony of at least one blogger that they have gotten quite a few sales as a result of leaving their URL in a comment on a successful blog.
Writing great headlines, subject lines and other text is another way to get more people to visit your site. You might think that as long as you have the right keywords chosen that search engines will find you and people will flock to your site. Well, they might find your site but if they decide that the headline or other text is too dry they might not stay on your site long. So spend a little extra time and pay attention to the way your headlines and other text are constructed. Make sure that you have used verbiage that will catch and keep the reader’s attention.
Staying consistent is another way to get more people to visit your blog. You could easily lose readers if you are not updating consistently. People visit your site because they are looking for new information and they enjoy the way that you present yours. Adding new posts every day to every other day is recommended. The least you would want to update is once a week. Also don’t throw your readers an unexpected curve ball like changing your theme without warning. You don’t want your readers to exit out of your site because they think that they have somehow reached the wrong place.
The common sense ways of attracting more readers to your blog that are presented in this article are easy to understand and implement. Hopefully there is something in this article that will help you to bring more traffic to your site.