It is the fact that almost all the internet users go online are looking for information, and not necessarily go and buy things.
If they want to buy something, before they make up their mind, they will use search engines to search the info first. To get traffic to your site, and make your blog be seen by them, following these tips can help you achieve it.
If you have been in the internet marketing for any period of time you would have heard this saying day in and day out – Content is the king. Every internet marketing manual has this as it’s mantra and rightly so. Bad poorly written content is the death bell for all blogs that want to be taken seriously. Thus, you need to write articles and blogging them to make your website full of original, relevant and useful content, which related to your products or services.
If you want your blog to be around for a while and you want readers to come in 5 years time and still find your content relevant to them, write timeless content is essential, whether they read it in 3 months, 3 years or 30 years. Some topics however, will always be timeless, find those, write on them.
In addition, the other best way to get a sudden burst of traffic is to write about something that is hot right now or in the news. This is a great way to get a sudden burst of really interested traffic – watching the news, or use online services like Google Trends, Yahoo Buzz or Ebay Pulse etc can help you do that.
When you write articles for your blog, keep in mind of this – your main focus should be on writing for humans, not for bots. Don’t try and repeat your keywords all over your blog posts to the point where it does not make sense.
Keywords stuffing might work sometimes for search engine rank your site and you may get some extra traffic by doing it, but they won’t stay for long if the content is obviously geared for the purpose of search engine ranking. People have a short attention span and won’t waste their time reading the junk.
Besides that, there is nothing worse than reading a blog with no personality. People like to read posts that are conversationalist in nature. They like to read writings that are written at the 7th grade level. And they don’t want to read large words and hard to read sentences.
People also like it when you talk to them one on one like an old friend, talk to your reader as if only one person were reading your blog. Having a unique personality will get you more traffic from people telling people (word of mouth) about your blog then any “traffic building” technique.
To keep search engines, ping sites, and people interested to continue coming back to your site, you have to blog regularly. In the other words, if you don’t do it, they will lose interest and will not come to your website.
What I would suggest is that, at the very least, you should post once a week, two to three times would be better, but make sure that you don’t post every day all day. If you do that, it will make your site to search engines like a spam blog. Also make sure that you split your post times up, some weeks post on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, other weeks post on the other days.
Finally, the design of your site also important, appealing to the viewer and easy to read is essential. Don’t use too bright colour, lots of graphics, tons of links or anything like that. Just keep it simple, make it easy to access, and check your entire site to make sure that all the links on your blog are working fine.