Are you looking to improve your blogging results? You’ve got the best theme going and you post new content fairly regularly but the traffic is still not what you hoped for. Well have you taken a look underneath the ‘hood’ of your new ‘monster’ blog?
Remember one thing here: your blog is web 2.0 at its finest but you may be missing what makes an ‘interactive’ online presence like yours so popular.
Do you lack the buzz?
By generating a buzz you’re generating traffic
5 sure ways to generate a ‘buzz’ and boost the traffic flow to your blog:
Be sure you take advantage of the ‘about me’ section of your blog. Introduce yourself to new visitors and let them know why you are blogging. Give them a little insight into you such as interest, possibly family, and any other history or experience that would be relative to why you are blogging. This will make it easier for readers to ‘connect’ to you.
‘SHOUT OUT’ TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
Connect with other bloggers especially in your niche by linking to them. As you visit other blogs you’ll find some contain content that would be useful to your readers. Don’t be afraid to link to these blogs so your readers may benefit from the content there also. Not only will your own readers appreciate it but the other blog owner will thank you for generating traffic to his blog. In turn it is likely the other blog will reciprocate by linking back to you provided you’re posting quality content. Now everybody benefits and both your blogs have increased exposure within the community.
‘MINGLE’ WITH YOUR READERS
Blogs are designed to allow interactivity between and amongst readers and the blog owner. Don’t remain silent but instead respond back to comments left. This will encourage readers to become more involved and will increase the feeling of community on your blog. Everybody wants to be heard and likes the sense of ‘belonging’ so nurture these wants and needs by creating an environment of give and take.
DON’T PUT YOUR FOOT IN YOUR MOUTH
Stick to talking about what you know! If you start to ‘wing it’ your readers will know and then a lack of trust will develop and you’ll start losing readers. The deeper the hole you dig for yourself the more effort it takes to climb out of it.
Be honest with your readers since they will appreciate this. They know you’re human and they don’t necessarily expect you to know everything. Focus on your own strengths and pool of knowledge. As time goes on your knowledge and expertise will grow and expand so be patient.
APPRECIATE READER LOYALTY
Be sure to show your appreciation to loyal readers since they make your blog successful. A thank you note or perhaps a post identifying and recognizing their loyalty would be nice. You could also send a free gift such as an ebook containing helpful information they may appreciate.
In order to improve your blogging results paying attention to your readers and showing them your appreciation will go a long way. By doing this you’ll create a ‘positive’ buzz with them thereby developing a stronger bond and more referrals. Remember by generating a buzz you’re generating traffic!