Are you trying to figure out why people aren’t visiting your blog? You’ve been blogging for a while and nothing. Looking at your analytics can actually be quite depressing.
So if you’re ready to generate some traffic then you come to the right place.
We all know that there is a lot of garbage on the Internet.
The important thing to remember is that you don’t want to be included on that list.
To be quite honest, you don’t have to be an award winning writer, you just have to be a bit better than the norm.
Here are some questions to think ask yourself….
1. Are you just repeating someone else’s work?
Really… why should I spend my time reading your blog if you’re just regurgitation what somebody else says?
What value are you adding to the wealth of information out there?
Are your coming up with any new ideas?
If you answered “NO” to the last two questions, then you already have at least one answer for why people aren’t visiting your website.
Don’t follow the crowd; be the leader. Your writing needs to be original and fresh. You need to write about things that no one else is writing about.
Trust me, I know it can be scary to put your ideas out there on the web, but if you truly want to drive traffic do it.
2. Is your writing easy to read or is it bland?
Readers like to read for pleasure and to get information, but they also want to enjoy what they are reading.
Do you use adjectives to describe your nouns? Are you making what you write appealing to read?
Have some personality… let your hair down a bit. Make your writing interesting. Make it something people WANT to read.
3. Are you presenting your writing from a unique perspective?
For example, I didn’t know about marketing my web design business at first, but I figured it out. So that’s the perspective that I come from
What is your angle? What perspective are you writing from? Tell people about yourself, so they understand where you are coming from.
Another great example is Antonio with Real Men Style, in his video he explains to his audience why he feel confortable give mens fashions advice.
4. Are you networking with others?
You need to develop relationships with other bloggers.
I’m serious about this. Spend more time creating relationships with other bloggers then actually creating content.
In order to begin your outreach you frist need to create a list.
It will take a while to create a comprehensive list, but it is worth it. Here is how I recommend you build your list:
- Your list should contain at least 100 blogs and 100 twitter users.
- Make sure no one on your list sells products or services or is in direct competition.
- Your list should only contain sites or Twitter users who are active.
It can take a while to create a good list but it’s really worth it.
Just make sure your list contains their full name, website URL, name of their website, and email address.
The next step is to reach out, be sincere and ask them how you can help them. Remember that in the internet world isn’t not just about asking for favors but giving them to.
Also, in order to get on their radar you can also do some of the following things:
- Retweet their posts
- Comment on their blogs
- Comment on their facebook pages
- Sign up to their newsletters
So just to recap how to get more visitors to your blog, you need to:
- Only use original articles for your blog
- Make your writing appealing to others
- Present your blog from a unique perspective
- Develop a personal network of bloggers
By following these tips, you should start seeing the number of visitors to your blog steadily increasing. Start now and watch the results!