Getting more readers to your blog is not all that hard if you know what you are doing.
First, let me just say that getting traffic to your blog will not happen overnight. It is going
to require patience, and being consistent. You will have to update your blog frequently if you
want your readers to keep coming back for more.
Sure, things happen that might prevent you from updating, and that is expected, and excused, but week after week can hurt you and cause you to lose readers.
When you first create a blog, of course, it is unheard of. No one knows anything about the blog unless you give them the link and show it to them. However, for a new blog that has never been seen, there are many ways to get it out there and known.
What are these things you ask?
*l Make sure your blog has the backtrack feature.
This will allow other people to link to your blog. If someone has a post on their blog that
is relevant to one of yours, they can trackback to your post and send their readers to your blog.
*2 Having a Google account to submit a sitemap to is a must.
Doing so will allow Google to know how often you are updating your blog and they will automatically know of any changes that you have made to it as well. This will let Google get those new pages indexed faster and get them into search results much quicker than if you did not have the sitemap. There is a certain way you have to do the sitemap for Google, and they can explain that to you
*3 Exchange Links With Other Authority Blogs.
Exchanging links with authority blogs and websites that are in the same market is another great way to get the word out about your blog. The authority sites are going to have a higher page rank, and will also be listed high in Google’s search results. So do some searches and check those out and see if they are up to exchanging links. If they are not, you could always just add those into your blogroll. You do not need permission to do that if they are not into linking. However, in the world of blogs, most blog owners are thankful for all links and are willing to return the favor.
While you are working on your readership base and trying to gain readers, you are going to find that commenting on blogs that are relevant to yours will surely help.
Find a blog that is on the same topic as yours, or close to it and leave comments.
Some Authority Blog Sites
Also, check out these Top Affiliate Websites.
*4 Make sure all posts are formatted.
Doing this will leave out any confusion for the search engines and you will have everything nice and neat and well organized. The label tags are there for a reason when you are dealing with blogs. So using them and not leaving them out is a great idea.
*5 Track Everything
You want to be able to track your visitors and clickers to know where they are coming from.
This way you will be able to know what keywords your visitors are searching for so you will know
which ones are working and what is not working.
*6 Add RSS feeds to your blog.
You are going to find that when you allow RSS feeds, your blog is going to end up all over the internet with a link back to it and that is a good thing.
This is a wonderful way to get links to your blog with little or no effort. People that subscribe to your blog’s RSS feeds are able to then post your blog posts on their sites.
Watch the video below for information on what RSS feeds and how to set them up.
Best RSS Readers:
*7 Ping Your Blog Frequently
Every time that you update it, use the ping tools to ping it. This will let all of the blog directories know that you have added something new to your blog. This also brings you in some more traffic.
Blog marketing is a combination of many things all put together to make one great blog that is successful and that has many readers. However, if you think that you have done everything possible, chances are that you have not. Or that you should do more.
When you are working on marketing a blog, you never get to a stopping point. There is always something that you can do to continue to grow and make your blog well known. What are these things you ask?