In a previous article, I shared 12 tips to increase blog traffic. Since then, I have received a few emails from people asking me if I could give some more. I am happy to comply with another five!
In this day and age, people do not have time to read. They are too busy. So help them: Make your content short and sweet! Write series of short articles (550-600 words) to build engagement and anticipation — especially in the case of interviews.
How do you build up a loyal audience? Through trust and respect. While it is a wonderful achievement when an influencer shares your articles, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” as they say. Never look down on someone who only has a small group of followers. First, it is very unprofessional. Second, you never know who they may know.
If you own several blogs, why not share extracts of your articles on your website? This is something that I do with my own network. I use the WPeMatico WordPress plugin, which allows me to autopost content from the RSS feeds of my choice. I love it.
Autoposting extracts with links to your original articles (backlinking) is a great way to improve the visibility of your blogs in search engines.
Interaction is the bread and butter of a blog. Even if only a small amount of readers leave comments under your articles, it is important to make them happy. And this is exactly the purpose of IntenseDebate. The third-party service is a breathe to use, as it is fully integrated with your admin panel. People can use their Twitter, Facebook and OpenID account to share their thoughts and bloggers receive email alerts as soon as someone leaves a new comment.
Whether you choose to write for other people’s blogs or have people write for your own, guest blogging will help establish your name, boost your reputation and create valuable backlinking. It is actually one of the most effective methods to increase blog traffic.
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