People all around the world have reached out across cyberspace and made contact with each other. Texts, emails, Twitter, Facebook and other applications are all used in record numbers. Strangers are sending messages out either in the form of online posts, hoping to hear back from other people, preferably intelligent.
But what next? You have a blog with a very interesting content yet no one visits it. How do you find these intelligent people and get them on your blog to read, share and comment, or simply, be engaged? Here are some key points suggested by online bloggers and posts.
1. Use right keywords, titles and descriptions
Make sure to enter the relevant and appropriate tag words or phrases. Pick those which online users would be using to land on your page and view your blog. Use distinct and natural terms that will draw specific viewers you are targeting.
2. Publicize your blog through social media
Sharing each post on social media should be your first avenue for promotions. In order to get the most out of Twitter and Facebook you’ll need to be active on those sites. Establish a following. Once you have done so, each time you publish a new post you can get some easy exposure by sharing a link with your followers.
3. Comment on other blogs in your niche
Leave insightful comments on other people’s blogs first. Then ask them a favor in a humble way. Ask them to visit your blog to leave few comments.
4. Link to posts internally as well externally
If you have posts in your archives that have the potential to draw significant traffic or to have a big impact on readers, consider making an effort to build some links to these old posts.
5. Write for others’ blogs (like I am writing for Bill Belew‘s blog where he has a post that give aways 5 steps that will help you to promote your blog)
Writing guest posts for other blogs is often recommended because it is a great way to build your name recognition and to get links to your own blog or website through the author bio.
6. Use giveaways as bait
However, if you want a lot of traffic to your giveaways, you need to post them on several different sites and blogs in order to get the word out. Don’t forget to announce a cut-off date for entries, and to update the post when it’s closed.
7. Never forget, content is king
Write in your own voice and be authentic. Be consistent with your blogging efforts, that means, increase the frequency.
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