Getting Traffic and hence more Views on a blog has proved to be one of the challenging task that faces bloggers. Many bloggers give up, simply because they can’t attract enough traffic to enable them monetize their blogs. Though it may seem a challenging task to promote your blog, it is easier if you understand what you are supposed to do from the word go.
You should make it a habit to promote all new posts that you publish, don’t assume that readers will visit your site because you have good content. Successful bloggers are those that promote their content to reach wider audience while maintaining high quality content. Some of the ways to enable you get more views and traffic to your blog include:
LINKING YOUR BLOG TO OTHER BLOGS
Blogging is all about engaging with other bloggers especially in the same niche and interacting in online discussions. When you link a blog post, the blogger will likely find your blog through their stats or a pingback. They may visit your blog to find out more about what you’ve written and comment. Some may even subscribe!
BLOG ON A REGULAR BASIS
It is proven that blogs that have more frequent and regular posting schedules tend to develop an audience quicker. Therefore it is advisable to pick particular days say Monday and Wednesday in a week, or Once in a week when your audience know that you will publish a post and they will likely be on look out for a new post from you.
LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOUR POSTS
Here you can use your email list, just create a campaign where you email out your new blog post to your list or even if you don’t have an email list but you have people you have a close relationship through friendship, simply drop them a short email with a link to your blog post.
PROMOTE YOUR POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You can set up your blog publishing features so that when you publish your posts, they are automatically shared to your social networks like Facebook, Twitter or G+ and your followers can see them in their feeds. You can also share in Groups in the same niche as yours.
HAVE SEARCH ENGINES INDEX YOUR BLOG
Have the settings in your dashboard set correctly to enable search engines index your site. This can be accessed through Settings>Reading in your site’s dashboard.
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BRING IN YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
You can add to your audience by encouraging your family and friends to read your blog. This can be done in person or by sending them reminder emails when you make updates.
PAY FOR TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG
This maybe like the last option, but it works in some few cases, especially when you selling products online, or you want your brand name to be known.
The above methods can work, but for you to develop a large following it may take time. Note that, building a wider audience of engaged and loyal readers takes time therefore don’t worry when you don’t see results in the short-term. Keep on working, and it won’t be long before you see the large positive swing in your traffic.