How to Get Traffic to Your Blog The Easy Way
About 5 or 6 years back, websites used to be all the rage. Everyone wanted to have one; now it’s a blog that everyone wants. In the last three to four years, the number of blogs has risen to an incredible rate and it seems almost everyone who has access to the Internet wants to join this revolution. If you are planning to start a blog or already have one, then you know how important it is to work on attracting visitors to the blog (in addition to working on its content, format, etc.). But how is it possible to drive traffic to your blog? What can you do to help visitors find your blog above all the others?
Here are a few tips on how to increase traffic to your blog:
Serve Quality Content
You’ve all heard the phrase, “Content is key.” A blog with quality content that provides information/entertainment to readers will help you to build a loyal readership base. Well-written posts with proper grammar and spelling are better than fancy graphics that take hours to download.
Link the Blog
Include the link to your blog in your email signature and your online profile at social networking sites like FaceBook, MySpace, Hi5, etc. This draws visitors to your blog; once friends, family and those who get your email visit your blog and see that you serve quality content, they will keep coming back for more.
Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization is very popular for the right reasons; an optimized blog brings visitors through search engines. For a new blog that has to rely on word-of-mouth advertising among friends and family, search engine optimization is a big deal. So, make sure that your blog keeps its focus; in other words, if you want your blog to be about history, then keep it that way. Don’t mix in Hollywood gossip and the latest news from the tech world.
Persistence and Patience
Blog everyday, even if you have nothing to say. Find something worthwhile through Google, local newspaper, television or through people you meet. You have to present interesting content regularly so that your readers build a relationship to your blog and stay loyal. Think about all the established blogs you visit; would you patronize them if they did not post regularly?
Keep it Simple
This applies to the name of the blog, graphics, font, background image or color, and also language used in the blog. For example, if your blog is on gardening, then don’t burden the readers with language that is straight out of a Shakespearian drama. Know your audience and tailor the content to suit them.
As you can see, it is easy to get visitors to your blog: Put out quality content that is SEO-optimized, be patient, and spread around the link to your blog.