Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) your thing for traffic generation?
What about social media? Or do you prefer your traffic to come direct to you?
Whichever way you chose to generate traffic to your site, once a visitor gets there, you need to make sure you have everything in place to get them coming back for more as well as their friends!
There are a few things you should consider doing to make that more likely.
Let’s look at each of them in more detail.
If there’s anything I’ve learnt about blogging that I need to pass on, then this is it!
Your visitors need to know you are a real person and that you’re not trying to imitate someone else’s style.
They need to understand who you are and what you’re about.
To be yourself sounds like an easy thing to do but when you start blogging, you might find it’s more difficult than you think.
Write in a conversational way as if you’re chatting with your readers.
That will make it easier for them to get to know you and relate to you.
To start and continue the conversation in the comments section, ask questions of your visitors in your posts.
Make sure you have something in place to tell anyone who leaves a comment when you or other people have responded to their comment.
I use the Reply Me function of CommentLuv Premium to do just that. Ask more questions in your comments and your visitors will more than likely come back and respond.
When you’re sharing your post on social media, asking a question can also generate more traffic to your post.
You should always be professional on your blog.
Whether it’s dealing with readers’ comments, creating a great website design or making sure you proofread your blog posts, your visitors will respect you more if you do things in a professional way.
Try not to use slang or jargon and don’t make silly grammatical or spelling errors.
Making your blog look great and easy to navigate will make sure you don’t put your visitors off coming back again!
Have An Opinion
There’s nothing worse than sitting on the fence.
You should have an opinion on what you’re writing about, particularly if it’s about a controversial subject.
A controversial stance can drive traffic to your blog but be ready for opposing opinions in your comments section.
Remember to back up your opinion with plenty of facts and statistics though.
Always treat anyone who has an opposing opinion with respect even if you totally disagree with them!
Traffic is unlikely to materialise over night. You need to give it time.
Don’t start a blog and get fed up with it after a couple of weeks because it can take months to generate any kind of traffic to your blog.
Have patience and be proactive in promoting your posts.
It’s wise not to rely on any one type of traffic.
Consider blog commenting as a way to get referral traffic to your blog.
You could also use Triberr to bring social media traffic and other services such as JustRetweet or Empire Avenue to generate interest.
The general consensus is that the more often you post to your blog the more traffic it will generate.
That’s all well and good but you might not be able to post as often as you’d like.
What you do really need to do though is be consistent.
Be consistent when you post, how often you post, the niche you write about, the quality of your posts.
Consistency is more likely to bring return visitors to your blog.
Isn’t this the point of blogging in the first place for most of us – being helpful?
It can be something we forget about though in the effort to monetize a blog.
Being helpful is one of the most important things that will bring more traffic to your blog.
Why? Because most people searching on Google are looking for a solution to a problem.
If you can give them the solution then you become more of a trusted source.
You’ll become the go to person and are much more likely to attract more customers and sales.
What Do You Think?
Do you do these sort of things to get more traffic?
Are there any other little changes you can think of that would make a big difference to traffic generation?
Please let me know in the comments section below!
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