How to Attract New Readers for Your Blog

Recently, I found lots of blogs with high quality content, but only a few readers. No matter how nice the content is, but no comments at all.

Besides offering high quality posts on your blog, you also need to spread your blog and posts sparing no efforts.

There are 3 tricks to promote your blog, attract new readers and boost your traffic.

1. Social Media

As a global social network, Facebook has a large portion of your blog audience, but how to attract these potential readers to your blog, you should follow the below tips.

Register Your Own Facebook Page.

There is nothing need to explain, just go to Facebook home page, register, and set profiles.

There is one search box at the top of Facebook, where you can search for people, places and things at your will.

You’d better look for your familiar people first, and then you will have a brief understanding of how to operate Facebook.

Add Friends on Facebook

After you have been familiar with Facebook basic functions, and you have already added your friends and family, it is time to dig those people who are your blog target audience and other bloggers.

Please don’t add friends in spam way, or else you will be forbidden by Facebook.

Share Posts on Facebook

You have added some people who are interested in you niche, and then you should share every post with these Facebook friends.

Of course, if you offer value added content, your friends will share to their own Facebook, gradually, more and more people will add you friend and pay attention to your Facebook news.

When come to Linkedin, my favorite part is Linkedin Group. There are lots of professional groups, such as SEO, SEM, Make Money Online, Social Media and Copywriting, etc.

You can join in any group you want, and share your content, besides, you can learn from others. Numbers of great minds in each group, they will share valuable experience every day.

How to Get New Readers with Linkedin

A Man Reading on Laptop

First, join in your niche related Linkedin Groups, and then share your writing with every group.

If your writing is attractive, others will “like” it. You can also share others post, and like it, or leave a comment.

Meanwhile, you can follow other great minds, and you will be followed by others.

2. Q&A Sites

Whatever your blog topic is, there must be helpful to a group people.

Questions & Answers sites will provide you this kind of target readers. Two popular Q&A sites are :

- answer.yahoo.com ;

- quora.com.

We are all familiar with Yahoo Answer, where we can submit any questions, and get answer in short time.

How to Find Questions

Type your content related keywords or phrases in to search box, and click “Newest” under the box , you will get the newest questions, and then provide valuable answers.

The most important thing for attracting new readers for your blog is leaving URL in “Sources” box.

Be careful, don’t spam, or Yahoo will kill you.

3. Join in Forums

You may already have known popular forums related to your niche, if not, Google will help you, type “keyword inurl:forum” (keyword stands for your niche related keywords or phrase).

First, just register 5 or 10 influential forums, keep active, offer value added information, leave your URL when is necessary, not spam, you will get massive readers for your blog.

To make your blog more successful, you should keep on providing high quality content, and find your target audience, and then share posts with them.

Valuable content and proper promotion are two secretes to attract new readers for your blog.

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About karen

This post is written by Karen Lee. She is an SEO at YOYBUY.com. YOYBUY is one of the oldest and most reliable Taobao shopping agents in China, helping foreign people buy items from almost all Chinese online shops (B2C).

Comments

  1. Hey Karen.

    You say in your post to add friends on facebook. What criteria should we use for adding new friends?

  2. Thank you, Karen! So simple and straightforward but such common sense. I didn’t know about Quora. Ask.com and LinkedIn group questions are also great places to share thought leadership.

  3. That’s true, engaging your audience does play an important role, I felt the same difference when i started to be involved in their conversation and updating them with new ideas

    • Glad to hear that, actually, people pay attention to your site because of valuable information you provided. To join your audience community and update new ideas, your potential visitors will quickly find you and begin to follow your site.

  4. Awesome and helpul tips Karen. Nice to see your post here. Always sharing the awesomeness. Keep t Up. Have a great day ((Hugs)

  5. At some point, I’m hoping that people will learn to take your advice on not spamming! :P

    Another great way to get more readers is to go through other people’s blogs and leave relevant, insightful comments. Chances are, the owners or other commenters will come by once they decide you are not a spammer.

    • At this point i couldn’t agree with you more. After Penguin update, everything we do for our site must be natural, not spamming.

      • It’s interesting, because you can tell that they are actually people, but they leave completely unrelated comments, or identical messages in many different blogs and tagboards. The message could sound genuine until you realize that they just copied and pasted the same thing to 20 sites.

  6. Hi Karen, i am appreciate of you share those tips, yes it’s real a question, post high quality content is not enough, it’s just the first step, with your tips need engage much time social media network & forum, but it’s valuable…..

  7. Interesting – I haven’t considered using Linkedin for traffic…I’ve also heard Pinterest can be a really good source as well, especially for niches that women typically read about.

    • Truth, Pinterest becomes more and more popular. I have read an report about the comparison of time spent on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, finally, report shows that one women doesn’t login facebook, but she spends several hours on Pinterest every day.

  8. Hi Karen! These 3 ways you’ve posted on how to attract new readers are great. I totally agree with social media. I’m using facebook, twitter, and google+ to share the latest posts on my blog. I’ve never tried Q & A sites that you’ve mentioned. I’ll look into that.

  9. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for sharing these tips. It is not just writing a good article that is important. Promoting it and acquiring readers are as important and these can be done easily because of the ideas you shared.

  10. My answer for finding new (and targeted) readers is: guest blogging.

    Guest blogging is a weapon in blogging, if done right, you can build a great community around your blog!

  11. Hi Karen,

    You are right about the Facebook friends part. I started to connect with people that have interest related to my niche and I started see an increase in traffic and also in sharing of my posts. It is a great way to drive traffic to your posts.

    I haven’t checked Q&A sites but I’m planning on hitting those too.

    Thanks for posting this, have a nice day Karen.

    ~Philip

  12. Hi Karen
    Really helpful tips, and it is actually what I had been searching for. I’ve just started my new blog, and I have heard so much about the importance of linking to other freelancers. I think I should give your points a try and ask my friends for some testimonials. I unfortunately haven’t done anything like this before, so your useful tips could be very helpful for me. Thanks for share it.

  13. Hey Karen
    Great Article. Well, I think that ideas that you have mentioned are really very beneficial for us. Paying more attention to post title is necessary as a good title always attracts lots of readers to it. Second most important is the on page SEO which should be think about. I feel blog commenting is also very necessary. Thanks for the important update.
    Thanks for share it.

    • Correct, eye-catching title is one of the essential elements to attract new readers. It is worthwhile to devote some time and energy to title. On-page SEO and blog comments should not be omitted. For a successful blog, all of these should pay attention to.

  14. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for such a great write up. I am wondering do want to include social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon and Del. for attracting new readers. Or are we in era of social networking and not bookmarking ?

    • Morning, thanks for your question, i have to make clear that the secrets attracting new readers mentioned above are not only ways. Many other methods are not included, for example, bookmarking.
      I am sure that you need to include bookmarking sites.
      Good Luck!

  15. Thank you so much for the post. I want to add one more way is guest blogging. In my opinion, guest blogging just like Adswap. Your site will receive new readers who are converted in the blog which has your post :)

  16. Hi there,

    some good points. I would also add tribe syndication to the list. This is the most rewarding way of increasing readership, building relationships and getting more eyeballs on your content.

    thanks for sharing,

    beth :)

  17. Social Media Is The Way To Get New Readers To Your Blog and now linkedin Just Awesome Dude..am now going to use LinkediN

  18. Great tips, I’ve found it really hard to get good quality traffic and readers from forums, perhaps I’m not contributing to the right ones. Social networks are so important these days!

    • Actually, you need to find your niche related forums, and provide valuable information to the audience, and then, they you pay attention to you.

  19. Thanks, hope all of these tips will give you great inspirations, getting more and more new readers for your blog.

  20. Hi karen
    Really this is great sound to attract new readers on blog ! Social Media, is valuable & effective part to increase & attract blog readers ! I must say not only Facebook is effective but also another Social Media network like twitter, Myspace, linked in & interest are helpful to increase blog readers.

  21. Thanks, Karen. I’m on WordPress, Facebook, Faithwriters, and Linkedin. I’ve not attracted many comments, and lots of spam. I’ll try some of your suggestions about FB and Linkedin and see if that helps. I’m not sure that I know how to follow all you’ve suggested. I love to write and speak, but am not good at technical things.

  22. Excellent information. Blogs have a lot of power and your suggestions are great tools for maximizing that power.

  23. I have spending the last few weeks try to figure how to get new readers. I never thought of using linkedin .

  24. It’s Very useful information. I like it i will bookmark it in my mind

  25. Erik Emanuelli says:

    Wow, Karen, more than 50 comments on your first guest post!
    Congratulations!
    How to keep readers in your blog? Answering to comments! ;-)

    Thanks for the great job until now. Keep up!

    • Thanks Erik, to keep reader on my blog, first, i will provide valuable content frequently; second, i will think like my readers when i compost my blog post; third, i will make my blog easy-to-navigate; fourth, i will link to related blog post of my blog; etc.
      Erik, would you like to add some other valuable tips? thanks in advance.

      • Erik Emanuelli says:

        Karen,
        these are all very useful tips in order to stand out as blogger and to attract new readers.

        I could add this tip to let your visitors stick to your blog :
        internal linking to old posts that match the content of your new articles.

        I like social media. I use it to build new connections and attract new visits to my websites.
        Also commenting in other blogs will help you interact with new users in your niche.

        Thanks again, Karen! :-)

  26. I have found that social media is one of the best sources of traffic and new readers for my blog. The only thing about social media is to create an interaction that people will trust you. Building a bond with your reader is important.

  27. That’s right, keep interactive with your readers and new readers in your niche, and gragually, you will get more and more visitors

  28. Great tips Karen but I have only one thing to add.

    When you are adding friends on Facebook, be sure to send them a personal note letting them know why you’d like to connect. Like you found you two have a similar interest in something or perhaps live in the same state. When people send me friend requests I ignore them unless they’ve sent me a personal note letting me know why we should be friends. This is a big mistake a lot of people make but you’ll definitely stand out if you added that personal touch.

    Great tips, thanks so much for sharing.

    ~Adrienne

    • Morning Adrienne, thanks so much for your valuable added tip, i will do as you said to find add more friends on Facebook. Thanks again.

    • Erik Emanuelli says:

      It’s great how you build real connections and manage online relationships like if it was real life friendships, Adrienne.
      Everyone need to learn from you!

      I always smile when you visit my blog and leave a comment.
      Thanks Adrienne! :-D

  29. Great tips Karen, Social Media is my Go to way to get traffic. Thanks

  30. Social media is and always will be one of the best ways and quickest ways to get blog traffic quickly. I like how you wrote this post. Well done.

  31. Saurabh Nagar says:

    The best part of this article is “keyword inurl:forums” :D I never knew this, great help Keran

  32. Awesome and helpul tips Karen. Nice to see your post here. Always sharing the awesomeness.

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