Whether you’re a seasoned blogger with millions of devoted readers, or you’re just setting out on your blogging adventure, there’s always a way to attract a few new readers. You could be looking to get your work noticed by a publisher, monetize your site, or impress potential employers. Whatever your reason for wanting to increase traffic to your blog, we’ve got a series of tips that will help. As with anything, growing a following organically takes time, but the results are long-lasting.
Embrace Guest Blogging
One of the most effective and fun ways to increase traffic to your website is to get involved with some guest blogging. Writing on other people’s blogs allows you not only to flex your creative writing muscles but also to get to know people writing in a similar sphere to you. Building a network is firstly great fun, we humans are social creatures, and building these bonds is good for us. Secondly though, having a group of contacts in the industry gives you credibility in the eyes of your readers. When you write your piece, be sure to include a link to your own blog in it. These links are called backlinks and search engine crawlers will pick them up and regard your blog as a more credible source. The more well-placed backlinks, the more credibility. Although in terms of search engine optimization, the results will be very similar regardless of the type of blog you choose to guest post on, choosing a blog that you think is well written, never spammy, and relates to your readers is a good idea. That way you’ll also benefit from readers clicking that link and finding your blog naturally, giving you an added bonus to your foray into search engine optimization.
Get Yourself Reviewed
Getting reviewed is a brilliant way to gain credibility in the eyes of potential readers. There are lots of different ways of going about this, but one of the most helpful will be to find a site that is dedicated to reviewing blogs and get yourself noticed that way. Dedicated review sites exist for almost all sectors, but if you’re struggling for inspiration then a good sector to look at is online casinos. The online casino market is fiercely competitive, so standing out from the competition is essential. As we’ve already said, reviews are a great way to do this. Casino review sites go through the casinos that they’re reviewing with a fine tooth comb, looking for safety and security features, deals that are available, the choice of games on offer, the supported operating systems, absolutely any information that a potential customer would need. Take this attitude with you when you’re looking for a site to review your blog. Look for a review site that is thorough, fair, and trusted by a large following. If you’re happy with the quality of your work then this is an opportunity to really show it off. A glowing review from a trusted site will be seen by plenty of potential new followers and should provide a great deal of traffic to your blog.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Filling in the alt text for images helps visually impaired people to understand your blog more easily
Well-chosen imagery is a must-have if you’re going to keep people’s attention. Over the past couple of decades our attention spans have been shrinking. Have you ever wondered why TikTok videos are so short? People can’t concentrate for a solid ten minutes on a video anymore. Before you despair and think that nobody will be able to read all the way through one of your blog posts, stop. There are still people who enjoy reading well-crafted writing, but in order to keep those people entertained, interspersing your words with imagery is a good idea. It gives our brains a welcome break from reading and also, it adds to your story. Even the very best restaurant critics will always include an image of the food that they enjoyed, because despite their incredible vocabulary, sometimes a photo says it better. Choose images that heighten the important parts of your story and remember to fill in all of the information for them. Blogs that are have all of the accessibility information filled in properly will get a search ranking boost, but not only that, you’ll also be catering to a whole section of the population who are often left out.
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