You started your blog, but you’re not making money or getting any blog traffic. And now you’re left wondering what are you doing wrong. Let’s look at 5 ways to attract readers to your blog.
Having great articles on your website is one of the easier processes of blogging. However, driving traffic to your blog isn’t always an easy task. In fact, a lack of traffic is one of the main reasons most new bloggers quit blogging.
But because, quitting isn’t an option for us, let’s get started.
11 Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog
#1 – Blog Titles That Ignite Curiosity
Creating a catchy blog title is the number one rule for online marketing. Boring blog titles, that do not arouse a reader’s curiosity, will cause them to continue scrolling past your content.
To prevent this, here are a few tips to help you create a catchy blog title.
#2-Create High Quality Content People Are Interested In
What! How do you suppose to know what people are interested in?
If you are a member of a Facebook group, you can use the search option in the group to see what questions, group members have been asking. Once you have discovered issues other bloggers want to know, you can formulate a blog post to answer those questions.
Another great option to creating content that attracts loyal readers is to use answer the public, it’s a free tool, that can help you find blog topics.
Answer the Public, displays the most asked questions online.
In addition, to answer the public, Google trends is a great online tool to find out what is capturing people’s interest.
#3- Solve a Problem
Most new bloggers, often make the mistake of writing about themselves or their families.
Not to come off, bitchy, but unless you are a celebrity, most people will not be very interested in your everyday life.
Instead, identify a problem, and create a solution that will be beneficial to your reader.
Before every blog post, think to yourself “what’s in it for them? What problem am I solving for my readers, that will make them want to read this?
In fact, solving your reader’s problem is also one of the key elements to monetizing your blog with affiliate marketing.
#4- Promote Your Blog Via Social Networks
Promoting your blog content will be extremely important to having blog traffic. As it takes months before blog owners see organic traffic from the search engines.
A great way to do this is to share your content on social media. When I first started blogging, I joined Facebook groups for bloggers, as a way to promote my online content.
FB groups provide bloggers the opportunity to;
- to share links to your blog,
- connect with other bloggers
- find guest blogging opportunities
In addition, to FB groups being a great way to get people reading your blog, it’s also a great way to grow your blog, email list, and connect with other bloggers.
#5- Attract Readers With Paid Ads
Running ads, is also an option for attracting readers to your blog.
One great advantag of running ads, is you have more researched data available to you, to help you attract your targeted audience.
However, ads can become costly, especially if you have yet to make money blogging.
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#6- Make Your Content Shareable
I have noticed, a horrible mistake many new bloggers make, which is forgetting to add social sharing buttons to their site.
By having share buttons that are able to be found easily, is a great way to get your content shared on social networks.
And can result in attracting more readers to your site.
#7 Having a Solid SEO Strategy
Creating a solid SEO strategy is key to attracting readers to your blog.
If you are new to the world of search engine optimization there are great tools out there, that can help you create SEO optimized blog posts.
One SEO tool is SEMRUSH, which has an SEO writing content template, and identifies which keywords you should include in your blog post.
As well, as identifies the difficulty of you ranking for certain keywords.
#8 Create a YouTube Channel
YouTube Channels are becoming more and more popular, and is a great way to connect with online viewers.
These online viewers can also become your blog visitors. Make sure to include a link to your blog on your YouTube Channel profile. That’s a great way to funnel your YouTube audience back to your blog.
#9 Comment on Blog Post
Another great way of getting organic traffic on your blog is commenting on the blog post of other bloggers is a great way to get your blog’s name out there.
Instead of commenting with your name, use the name of your blog. Seeing the name of your blog might ignite someone’s curiosity, and they click through to your site.
#10 RoundUp Post
Including blog posts from other bloggers in your post is a great way to build relationships with other bloggers, as well as attract new readers.
Those same bloggers, that you included in your post, might also pay it forward and include you in one of their posts.
#11 Building an Email List
Regardless of how much traffic you are currently receiving, building an email list is very important. As well as beneficial to your blogging career.
Once you have email subscribers, it’s always a good idea to send out emails that have a link with your newest blog posts. This is an excellent trick to enhance your blog traffic.
To attract readers to your blog, you will need to create a solid traffic strategy. It’s not an easy process but it can be done.
Leave me a comment below, and let me know what’s you think is preventing you from attracting readers to your blog.