If you have ever created a blog before, you shall know that the saying of “build it and they will come” just isn’t true. However, as long as you put effort in, there are chances for you to get more people interested in visiting your blog, here are the five tips to help you achieve that.
1. Offer Good and Relevant Content
By “good” content, I mean you should blog about the topics that your audiences want to know and learn, the articles and posts have to be relevant to your entire blog content theme. In regards to how to find out what they want, you can follow below these steps:
- Find out what types of information products they’re already buying – then write blog posts on the same topic.
- Use a keyword tool to find out what topics people in your niche are looking for.
- Drop by busy niche forums and other blogs to see which topics are generating the most views and discussion.
- Survey your readers to find out what they want.
2. Update Frequently
Sometimes people start a blog, post a flurry of articles and then abandon the blog for months at a time. If you allow dated posts, then your visitors aren’t likely to come back again if they notice that you don’t update regularly.
What you need to do is to commit and posting to your blog at least once a week. If you don’t want to be chained to your blog like this, then create the content ahead of time and automatically “drip” it to your readers. Or, hire a ghostwriter to both create the content and post it.
Point is, you need to post often to keep your blog from looking like a deserted island.
3. Create Regular Features
Here’s a great way to turn a one-time visitor into a repeat visitor. Specifically, by creating “regular features” and multi-part blog posts that your visitors can look forward to.
Example: Maybe you can create a seven-part article about how to market your business effectively with social media marketing. By doing it, you can space it out so that you’re posting one or two articles per week. You can bet that your readers will return at least once a week just to finish reading the series.
Another way to get more visitors is by creating a regular feature, such as a “tip of the week” feature or even a “questions from our readers” feature.
4. Write About Hot Topics
One way to get a surge of traffic and increase in your blog is by writing about hot or even controversial topics. You can include relevant keywords and “ping” the blog directories to make sure that those who are searching for the hot topic see your post.
Another way to leverage a hot topic is by joining in on the blogosphere conversation. Simply find a popular blog discussing a hot topic, and use a trackback to add your response.
5. Get Someone Influential to endorse Your Blog
Finally, get someone influential in your niche to endorse you (and your blog). You can do this indirectly, such as by offering to be a guest author on the other person’s blog. Or you can ask your joint venture partners to directly endorse you on their blogs and in their newsletters (and you’ll return the favor).
This is free advertising, at the same time it is also extremely powerful, the social proof can really help you fast up and increase the readership.
So, you just discovered five proven ways to get others to visit your blog, the next step you need to take is to take action.
Starting today, apply these tips and then keep an eye on your traffic logs!