Attract More Blog Traffic Now
Although I talk about this often, I don’t talk about it nearly enough. Attracting more blog traffic is easy, and there are literally hundreds of ways to do it. Over the course of this article I’m going to reveal just 6 different ways to attract more blog traffic now.
1. Create A Blog Content Schedule
This is really the first thing yuo should do when starting a blog. In fact it’s the first thing you should do before starting a blog. You should establish a content schedule.
A content schedule should be a strict content publishing schedule i.e. you publish a new blog post every 4 days. It’s crucial to be consistent with your publishing. Your readers should know when to expect new content. Randomness doesn’t always work. After a month or two of sticking to a schedule, readers will begin to check your blog automatically on the days they know you publish.
It’s also important to have a variety of blog content in your schedule i.e. posts, videos, interviews and podcasts.
2. Focus On A Specific Topic
I know it’s tempting to go crazy and blog about everything. I used to do it myself. I started a blog in a tiny niche and as soon as I ran out of keywords to target; I looked outside the niche. In the end I ended up with some confused readers who didn’t really know what my blog was about.
Stick to your topic, write about it and nothing else. Become the go to blog for information on the topic. Even if you’ve covered everything and run out of keywords; keep publishing about the same stuff as well as news (there is always new news); just make each individual post unique in some little way.
3. Interview People
Interviews work extremely well for attracting new blog visitors. They give readers an insight into other people’s lives like nothing else. No matter what niche you’re in, you can always find people to interview.
All you need to do is find someone who is doing something interesting and successfully. It could be someone who’s built a 50,000 subscriber blog in 2 years, someone who kicks ass at golf, someone who has travelled the world or someone who is making obscene amounts of money from a weird marketing strategy.
The idea is to ask them about their lives, ensure your readers warm to them and then get the interviewee to teach your readers about whatever it is he’s doing successfully.
4. Create An Unmissable Show
If you do, you’ll create an unstoppably army of loyal followers. Very few bloggers have done this successfuly. But the ones that have are dominating.
Creating an unmissblae show means literally creating a tv/video show and posting it exclusively on your blog. The show could be you talking with a friend in the same business, you interviewing successful people in your niche or maybe even reviewing products.
The trick is to make your show seem like an actual television show. Create an introduction and film it with an HD video camera. For you to create a show with someone else, you need to be sitting in the same room together. Someone who’s created a show quite successfuly is Tim Ferris with his Random Show.
That’s just one style of show, you can do virtually anything. As long as you create something that’s entertaining, humerous and educational and produce it in a professional manner; you’ll create the most loyal following imaginable.
5. Don’t Just Find Readers In Your Own Niche
This is criticial because some time in the future; you’re going to have tapped out your niche. Meaning you’re going to get to the point where you’ve guest posted and commented on every single blog possible. You’re also eventually going to tap out the social networks, forums and other sites in your niche.
When that happens, you can expand into a variety of different niches. For example, small business and financial site readers may well want to learn about Internet Marketing. So you could guest blog on them therefore attracting subscribers from outside your specific niche. It’s important to keep the content on your blog about a specific topic. but it’s ok to branch out when seeking new readers.
6. Go Viral
Obviously one of the best and fastest ways to attract more blog traffic is to go viral. Going viral simply means one of your blog posts or home page being shared so many times on social media sites that it reaches an exponential tipping point where everyone sees your post or page, talks about it and shares it creating a gigantic influx of visitors.
When your content gets so many shares on a site, it usually gets featured on the home page making it go viral. The best way to get a piece of content to go viral is to create something outrageously funny or interesting or epic. Funny content usually goes viral the easiest, for obvious reasons.
Of course, you need to encourage visitors to share your “hopefully soon to be viral” content. It’s also a good idea to give your content a head start by sharing it on your personal accounts and even paying for social signals.
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