The dream of every blogger is to bring many visitors to their blogs. And each blogger looks for new ways to make traffic .
Here’s a list on how to increase traffic to your blog in 10 tips.
1 . Write About What YOU Know Well
Actually, you should already have done it, when you have chosen the topic for your blog.
Write about things you have mastered : the sense is that the argument should coincide with one of your passions. Even better, if you find a topic that match with some particular niche, with low competition.
2 . Write Quality Content
This is always the best tip to follow : in addition to write about things you know, write posts really useful to visitors.
Be original: do not copy content from other blogs.
Be different : try to write about something new, if you can. Or try to be the first one.
Use internal links : when you write new posts, tey to include at least one internal link to your high quality old posts.
3 . Follow the High Experts in YOUR Niche
Visit the blogs of famous and popular experts in your niche. Find out what topics are hot and which are obsolete. Leave constructive comments, with backlinks to your best posts.
Build friendships in your niche. Try to learn the best from them and try also to give something.
4 . Update YOUR Blog Often
Create new content often, or at least try to write on a scheduled basis, that match with your duties, work or your time possibilities.
Until now, this blog is not my first income (at least, I MADE some money online during the last months, but at the moment I just blog for passion…), so I try to post at least once every week, or twice if I found the time.
The visitors like the freshness of the contents of a blog. Also Google now, with the last update, like the Freshness ! So this will be a reward also in search engines terms with increase of your online traffic.
Write at least a couple of posts a week (or more if you can). But try just to be consistent.
Create post with lists : people like useful articles like ”Top 10 tips for a Successful Blog” or “25 Tips to Increase Traffic to YOUR Blog.”
5 . Insert Images in YOUR Posts
Adding images in a post makes a more effective communication of your message.
I always include one or more pictures in my articles, depending on how long they are.
Remember to optimize images with SEO techniques : use your keywords in the description, and take care of the alt text or tags. Be sure that the pictures that you have choosen, can match the content.
In addition to your posts, the optimized images can position itself in searches for images and become indirect source of traffic (I have in fact some images at the top of search engines for some strange keywords : see for istance “gym girl“!).
6 . Choose a Simple Site Layout
Your blog should have a nice layout and usable for visitors. Therefore, no complex design or graphics confusing. Choose a layout simple and clear.
Here I list also three things that you should AVOID :
- any unnecessary or excessive use of coding on a page;
- any use of flash objects on your site.
I have choosen WooThemes ( I like the color “Blue”, as you may see) : they are wonderfull if you want to have a professional looking blog or if you just want to differentiate from the most part of traditional available WordPress templates.
The blog theme I use is called Fresh News, and it’s from WooThemes. I highly recommend them and their themes are definitely worth investing in some dollars.
7 . Hold Down the Weight of the Pages
Watch the weight of your pages : also Google judges the value of your site, counting upload time.
The loading time of your blog should be fast enough, in a way to not bore your visitors (you can try this Free tool, to check this out).
You can follow some easy tips, like resize the images before publishing them in your post and install the WordPress plugin WP Super Cache.
8 . Reply to Comments on YOUR Blog
Interact with visitors of your blog: respond to their comments. Interact with your readers, build an online community.
Use the ReplyMe WordPress Plugin : it sends an email to author automatically while someone reply to his comment.
You should then answer to all “smart comments”, in order to engage conversation. Even better, you may add sometimes a question to your readers : you should be suprised of the nice help you may receive !
9 . Share YOUR Content with RSS feeds
The blog post must be shared via RSS feeds. Get my RSS Feeds here.
10 . Interview Bloggers in YOUR Niche
Organize an interview by e-mail or even audio recorded, could boost your traffic. Try to get the most experienced and well-known bloggers in your niche.
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