It’s hard for a blog to be successful without an audience and it’s very hard to get an audience if no one knows about your blog. The following are a few simple methods to get more users and traffic to your blog or site.
1. Post New Content Regularly
You can keep readers coming back to your blog by continually posting new content. If you don’t update your content regularly you’ll lose sync with your users and they’ll go elsewhere for their information.
2. Promote Your Site
Drive more traffic to your site by promoting it with paid ads. One popular way to do this is with Google’s promotion program Ad Words.
3. Have a Good Photo or Image
Having a good relevant Photo or Image to go with the rest of your content helps drive more traffic to that page or post. People are more likely to click on content that has an image than content without an image.
4. Submit your Site to Directories
By submitting your site to blog directories it’ll be easier to find. People use blog directories every day to read articles and find relevant content. Also, when you submit your blog to a directory it’s a lot like joining a blogging community, allowing you to engage with other bloggers.
5. Use Social Media
Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to share your content and to let your followers know of any new content. Also, place social media buttons in your blog to allow your users to easily follow you and/or share your content.
6. Have Contests and Giveaways
Another method to keep your users engaged and to promote your blog is by having contests where the winner gets a prize. You could also get your audience excited by having a giveaway, have your readers share your content and every time they do they get entered in to win a prize.
7. Comment on Other Blog’s Articles
A great way to get your blog noticed is by commenting on other blogs. Write meaningful comments so readers of that blog take notice and want to learn more about you. This is a great way to build your reputation in the blogging community and a way to get your name out there.