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6 Tips on How to Get your Blog Noticed…and Read!

You pour your entire being into creating the best blog you can, and yet, you still do not have the amount of followers you wish you did.  You read popular blogs day after day and wonder how they got so lucky as to have thousands of daily readers.  Here are six tips on how you get your blog noticed and increase readership.

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Write Great Headlines

Want people to want to read your blog?  Having a great headline will capture the readers attention and make your blog irresistible!  For example, our post Finding Content Ideas Quickly with Google+, could have simply been titled Google+ Content Ideas.  Boring!  We wanted people to know right away that they could get something worthwhile from reading our post, and we wanted them to know how Quickly they could find it!

Share, Share, Share and Make Your Blog Easy to Share!

Make sure you are sharing your blog post on every available social media network you can!  If you aren’t promoting your post, why would anyone else?  Make your blog easy to share!  If people can’t share it easily, they are less likely to share it at all!  We use the Digg Digg floating sidebar for our blog to make sure people can share it quickly and easily!

Fill in Your Meta Data and Tags

Filling in your Meta description and title will help your blog be found by search engines.  Do not skip this step!  Tags are just as important, they act as keywords for your blog post.  Keywords are how people find your blog when they are searching!  You want people to find your blog right?  We recommend you use the SEO Ultimate plugin (if you use WordPress).  This is one of the best SEO plugins available.

Post Great Content!

This seems like a no brainer, but you would be surprised at how many people do not know what great content is.  Most blog posts should be between 300-1000 words.  You want people to know you are an expert on the topic you are posting about, but you also do not want to bore them with unnecessary details.  Posting tutorials, how to videos, podcasts, and webinars are also great content ideas.

Comment on Other Peoples Blogs

When you comment on others blogs, you show that you are engaged.  Normally, this also gives you a way to attached your blog URL to your comment.  This does wonders for your SEO.  Make sure you comment on posts you are passionate about, or that really strike your interest.  If you feel the reader did a great job, tell them!  If you think you can add something positive to the post, let it be known!  Welcome comments on your own blog and you may see the people from the blogs you commented on, reciprocating!

Guest Blog

Guest Blogging is a great way to show a totally new audience that you are an expert on your topic.  This gives you a new audience to showcase your blog to, by linking.  There are tons of sites out there right now who want you! Do not be afraid to also have people guest blog on your own blog.  This gives you more posts on your blog and even more expertise!

Have more tips that made your blog successful?  We would love to hear about them!

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Owner of Fresh View Concepts.- Graphics and Consulting! I live to be social and teach others how to gain control of their social destiny. Avid Green Bay fan, boiled peanut lover, southern charmer. Connect with Nina on Linkedin. View Nina's Blog
  • http://www.endlessrise.com/ Resell SEO

    I have to agree with the catchy title. Yes, the short ones are good, but they’re a little bit dull because of the lack of adjectives that can create hype. The same goes with the content. People would usually tell you to keep it simple, aka the KISS rule, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative. Besides, making things too simple can make it look boring.

    = Gerald Martin =

    • http://twitter.com/llihcruhc Nina Churchill

      Thanks for sharing!  Creativity is key in writing blog titles!

  • http://twitter.com/LesliePipkins Leslie Pipkins

    I found this extremely helpful! I’ve been searching and searching for advice on how to get my blog out there in the traffic lines…Thank you!

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    Title is the most important part of your blog because when anyone visit your blog they first read your title. If your title is interested than they go for the information which you give indside your post.

  • http://creativefrappe.com/ SEO Philippines

    simple! just make your post more unique and more reliable, that’s it. 

  • http://www.mybestcouponcodes.com/ Liam Summers

    These are really wonderful tips!! The topic for the blog must be the latest and the  most searched one of your niche. This will really help to get your blog noticed.