Proven ways over the years to get more blog views
- KNOW YOUR VISITORS
When you’re deeply in love with someone, you’ll know every pulse of his/her body and mind. You’ll also know precisely what they are going to say when you’re so connected. Do you agree?
That’s how you need to know your readers. When you’re able to “see-thru” their lens of life, you’ll start to get a lot of ideas on hitting the right nerve, when it comes to content.
- WRITE ONLY USEFUL CONTENT
How do you really know if your blog post is useful to your reader or not? The first sign is that when you post a teaser on social media about this topic, you’ll get a lot of responses asking for this information.
Another sign is that you’ll find a lot of questions around the topic on forums, Quora, and other online communities. Bottom line, if this content is useful to you, then there’s a high chance that it will be helpful to someone else.
There’s enough and more content out in the digital universe but, the usability of a piece of content is what makes it stand out from the noise.
- WRITE EVERYTHING WITH PASSION
Energy is everything. Passion is just an expression of that energy. So before you even start writing your blog post, just think about what state of mind you’re in.
Or are you writing every word with so much passion, that your readers actually feel those same goosebumps as you do?
That’s called writing with passion. You must love your topic. You must love your readers. Only then will the passion translate into the minds of your readers.
- WRITING POWERFUL HEADLINES
A headline’s job is to do one thing – to get your readers to click-thru to the content. If you spend as much time on your headline as your content, then half of your work is done. Make sure that your headline is benefit-driven and has the right amount of power words to grab the attention of your readers.
- CURATE CONTENT WITH PRECISION
The tougher thing while writing a blog is to do is to remove all that fluff and get straight to the core messages.
Curation is an art. It’s more about removing unwanted words and sentences than adding new ones. By having the right balance of words and images, your blog has the potential to change a person’s life.
- VOICE YOUR OPINIONS
The sign of a good blogger is his/her ability to give their own unique twist and opinion about a particular subject matter. Voicing of one’s opinion must be a combination of logic, wit and a sense of creative expression. When you write your next blog post, ensure that you express your ‘reason why’ about that piece of content. It will have more impact and power than just keeping it generic.
Facts vs Opinions – Make sure that your opinions are also backed by some facts that you gather. Then it will have a long-lasting impact in the minds of your readers.
- OPTIMIZE FOR SEO
This sure is a deep topic, and many bloggers forget to implement this tactic in every post of theirs. SEO is search engine optimisation. You may know that there’s something called ‘on-page SEO’ and ‘off-page SEO’. To get more blog readers, you just need to follow one formula. Write articles based on what your readers are searching for. Keyword research. Write content. Publish. Share article. Build community. There are many other techniques when it comes to SEO.
- SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
While you make your blogs easy to share for others, what are you doing personally to ensure that you increase your viewership?
What I do is share my latest blog posts in the following media:
– Sharing links to my blog on top social media platforms
– Submitting the blog article on multiple social bookmarking website directories.
Nowadays you can even record a Facebook LIVE talking about the upcoming blog
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What you shouldn’t do:
HEAVY FOCUS ON DESIGN
You have only one chance to make a great first impression, Right?
Wrong! Eventually, if you are not going to have any visitors, no one will be concerned with the type of design or theme you have used for your blog.
Most people make micro-second judgments just by looking at the content and not by look and feel of your blogs. Keeping your blogs clear and uncluttered which is the only thing you must follow.
BLOG POST FULL OF CLUTTER
Imagine reading a blog post that’s filled with huge chunks of paragraphs, and absolutely no sub-sections, bullet points or images.
A lot of readers will just get intimidated and will probably ‘x-out’ from your page. This is because most people in the world today do not have the patience to read huge chunks of text. This is where your formatting and editing skills come into play.
To make your blogs scannable:
– Have multiple sub-sections in your blogs (like this one)
– A picture speaks a thousand words. Have multiple images which relate with your sub-sections.
The sign of a good blog post is that both the ‘scanner’ mindset and the ‘in-depth’ reader get value from the post.
Using a cheap hosting for Blog
Many a time it happens that blog writers go for cheap unreliable hosting instead of a good one. It will just be a matter of time that you start facing consequences of this. More the downtime of your website less will be the chances of you getting the blog to the upper level. Eventually, if there is very less downtime (by god’s grace), such people usually get heavy page loading speed. It is already proven that even 1-second delay in page loading changes the conversion rate from 40% to a mere 7%
Finally, always keep in mind that if the content is the KING, then context is EMPEROR. Make sure that you tie all these eight tips for sharing content with the right audience.