Get more people to see your blog and your thoughts with these simple tips. When you have a blog and you want people to read what you have to say and share what you write, you need to be smart. There are lots of blogs and other noise online and if you want to be heard, you need to stand out. So, here are our tips for drawing readers and building your following.
Write Excellent and Engaging Content
This is by far the best tip we can give you. Not only will great content engage your audience and make them come back for more, but it will also make Google happy and rank your blog. If you want to be seen and heard you cannot copy or rewrite or do what others have already done. You can even new perspectives and better ideas on things that have already been done, but never just do something again. It also helps to learn about your readers and what the like to read about. Tap into that and write content that caters to them specifically.
Use Social Media Extensively
Social media is a great way of getting your blog known. If you share your new blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. you will reach more people. Ask your friends and family to also share your posts and spread the word on social media. If your title is catchy, people will follow the link to your blog.
You can use a tool like CoSchedule to help.
Let Google See You
Your blog may have privacy settings that block Google and other search engines from seeing your site. Make sure that you untick or tick any boxes to allow search engines to find your blog and list it in search results.
Keep Your Blog Active
If people don’t hear from you often, they will lose interest and forget about you. Remember, there are thousands of blogs and many of them say the same things. You need to stand out, be active, and show up where you can be seen. To do that, you need to post article regularly. Use Instagram and other social media to post short updates or pictures between post dates. This way, you will always have some activity to make sure people remember you.
Follow Other Blogs
Find blogs that are in the same or a similar niche than yours. Follow them and subscribe to them. Leave comments if you have something to say and your name will be noticed. You can also link to other blogs from your blog site to make other bloggers aware of you. They may then also follow and subscribe to your blog and share your content. It is a mutual relationship of sharing and creating exposure.
These tips will help you get your blog noticed. If you use the right tags and enough of them, you will also increase your exposure. Posts with tags will show up on reader lists and top lists, so give that a try. You can also write for other blogs. Visit our WRITE FOR US page to learn more.