Driving Traffic To Your Blog Posts
You wrote a great post on your blog. How do you now bring traffic to it? In this article I will show you five things you can do to help this process along. I remember saying that process, because that’s what it is. As each process takes time but after getting the momentum started to quite quickly.
Inform your readers a new message
The first thing to do is to tell your existing customers that you have a new post. Remember that they join your list for a reason and most likely reason is that they degrade your content beforehand. So go into your autoresponder and send broadcasts to tell them that there is more information in your blog. You can add a snippet or summary release e-mails as teaser.
Share Do not Use Social Media
I have my Facebook and Twitter accounts associated with my autoresponder so that when I send a broadcast e-mail to my customer will be posted on Facebook and Twitter as well. Consider for a moment what this site is all about. There are social networking sites where followers you want to know everything about what you are doing. Social and tell them so. They can only come to visit.
Use Social Media Tools With Your Blog
In your blog I suggest you install social media plug-ins that allow your readers to like and share your posts. For example, I use a free plug-in called AddThis Social Bookmark Widget but there are many others that you can use. If you write a great post and give your readers the opportunity to share in social networking sites is no reason why your post does not go viral and what bloggers do not want that to happen? Readers Ask You To Like And Share
In fact I would go further and suggest that you ask your readers to download, and share comments. If you ask for you just may receive. Useful comments to blogs because they allow your community readers who use your site almost as a social networking site in itself. They belong and that they interact without too much effort on your part.
When readers made a comment I strongly recommend that you always respond. It makes them feel that they are and what they contribute is important and appreciated. By addressing the reader know that you are a real person and as a result you build trust with them. If something that I go a step further and also send an e-mail thanking them for their comments. E-mail me the standard answer is that I just cut and paste but it is a very personal response and works wonders for building relationships with readers and you can almost guarantee that they will back.
If you apply the five ideas I’m sure you’ll find your audience and therefore increase your customer continuously from time to time. Most of these processes can be automated and therefore the effort required of you quite a bit but the results can be truly staggering. As I said at the beginning it is a process and can be slow to gain momentum so do not give up too quickly.