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 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!