Hey Sparkle Writers! We hope by now you have started your blog and you have been learning new things from our blogging series. If you haven’t been following the series, you absolutely need to read our previous posts!
Today we want to show you how to increase traffic to your blog. Once you’ve chosen the topic you want to blog about and you blog consistently, the next thing to think about is how to increase traffic to your blog. Traffic is essential if you want to monetize your blog. The numbers matter.
Here’s how to grow your blog traffic without any stress
Use a variety of content.
The visuals matter if you want to grow your blog traffic. Don’t just write text alone. Add pictures (beautiful, high quality pictures), videos, infographics and interesting links.
Play around with different types of content. You want your readers to be excited to visit your blog.
Break it down
Don’t write an essay on your blog. Let your posts be easy to read and digest. Break things down. Preferably, break your points down into steps and use lists.
People hardly have time to read lengthy blog posts. The more you can break your post down, the more likely it is that people will visit your blog again.
Make your content useful
There is no point putting up a blog post that will be of no use to your readers. They will never visit your blog again. Your blog posts must add value.
Let there be at least one thing your readers can take away after reading a post on your blog. This means that you need to have your reader in mind when you write.
Create how-to posts
People always want to learn how to do things. Find out what your target readers want to learn and create how to posts that will teach them what they want to learn.
This is a great marketing tool for you. The trick is not to give too much away in your how-to posts. Give them enough to whet their appetite and increase their desire for more. When they ask for more, add a price to it.
Don’t go off topic
Whatever you do, stay true to the essence of your blog. Don’t go off topic for the sake of making your post go viral. It will have dire consequences later. Determine what your blog is about and stick to it. Find interesting things you can infuse into your blog posts to make it more attractive.
We do hope you will implement some of these tips. Next week, we are going to show you how to write great headlines using an awesome free tool we just discovered.
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