Have you felt like you put a lot of effort into your blog, and yet every time you check your email to see whether or not someone left a like and comment on your new post, nothing shows up in your inbox? Or perhaps when you tap on the statistics page you stare in disappointment at how few views you’re able to get?
It can be so frustrating when you pour time and energy into your blog, hoping to serve your readers with quality content, and yet no readers show up. In today’s post, I’m going to highlight a few helpful ways to start receiving more blog traffic, and finally, get readers showing up to read what you want to tell the world! Ready? Let’s dive in!
Tip #1: Connect with People
This is one of the most crucial pieces of advice I have to share today! Connect with people! Talk to them like they’re human beings, and not numbers on a statistics page…because guess what? That’s who they are! They’re people that you want to meet and help and grow in relationships with! Whenever you get a comment, reply to it as soon as you can! You always want to appreciate and respond to someone who took a few minutes out of their day to comment on your post! Not only will this make them feel cared for and appreciated, but it might also encourage them to come back to your blog.
Your readers aren’t the only people you can connect with! If you’re on WordPress, there is an entire “Reader” page where you can find other blogs like yours to follow! Comment on other bloggers’ posts, read their work, and encourage them in their blogging journey! Chances are, they’ll appreciate it and do the same for you! You can even reach out to them on their contact page and start emailing them. Forming authentic, personal relationships with people is one of the best things you can do to attract readers to your blog!
Tip #2: Create Quality Posts
Must I say very much about this tip? I think it goes without saying that your posts should always be good quality! That doesn’t mean they have to be flawless, or they have to have the greatest graphics, formatting, and editing in the world, but do put some effort into your blog posts. Don’t punch out a scattered paragraph of random thoughts and post it. Take a minute to format your post in an appealing way, organize your thoughts so that they’re easier to read, and if you want, throw in a couple nice graphics too! Pictures make everything more engaging and fun! 🌝
The more effort you put into your content, the more likely people will want to click on it and read what you have to say. This also doesn’t mean that you have to become stiff and “professional” in your writing. One part of a quality blog post is knowing when to be casual with your writing, and when to be professional. A good balance will give your readers high-quality content they can read and learn from, but also feel like they are getting to know you, or even having a casual conversation with you as a friend. That’s very important!
Tip #3: Serve Your Readers
This is another very important tip. Serving your readers with your writing is an essential piece to attracting more people to your site. Think about it this way: When you’re reading blog posts, what do you want to read? Do you want to read a post that has little to no substance, perhaps talking about something rather insignificant or pointless about someone’s day? Or do you want to read a blog post that is interesting, engaging, helpful, and inspiring? A post that feels like it was written for you, meant to be shared, and meant to have something of significance inside?
Write posts that will truly benefit your readers. It could be a breath-taking story, a heart-wrenching poem, a helpful how-to article, or even your own opinion on a certain subject. As long as it brings value and benefit to your reader, you’ll find that more people will want to read it.
Tip #4: Join Tags/Trends
This was a fun challenge that I tried out a few years back! Blog tags and trends are usually Q&A posts created by fellow bloggers. At the end of the post, they’ll tag some blogger friends, challenging them to answer the same questions and tag a few more bloggers!
The post can circulate in the community for weeks or months…or technically never end! Joining a blog tag or blog trend can be a wonderful way to get connected with other bloggers, lead readers of that tag to your own blog, and attract more people!
Tip #5: Post Consistently
This one may not be quite as important as the others. I’ve seen bloggers post once a month and get a flock of readers rushing to their site. Other bloggers post twice a day and get the same result. However, there is an advantage to posting at a steady rate, same time every week, at least once or twice a month. This way your blog will remain in people’s inboxes, they won’t forget who you are, and the consistency of when you post will remind readers to check your blog at that time.
Not only is this convenient for your readers, but it’s also convenient for you! Now you have a set time to post on your blog and a pre-made deadline that will keep you writing consistently! A win-win right there! 😄
That’s it! Five quick tips on how to increase your blog traffic by leaps and bounds! I hope you took away something helpful from this post. Have you found some different ways to attract readers to your own blog? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to chat!
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