Every blogger wants to have loyal readers. But how to change your first time visitors into devoted readers or even subscribers of your blog?
I’ll tell you one secret – writing killer articles is not enough today. It’s especially important these days – we have a lot of bloggers and tons of blogs, which compete with others for the audience.
So, what shall I do – you may ask me.
You should arouse interest in your readers!
Each blogger must decide, how he or she wants to charm their visitors. If you don’t have any idea – below you can find 20 tips, how you can attract your posts. Of course you can choose only one or few of them.
But remember – your readers don’t like boredom.
How to Attract Your Blog Posts – 20 Tips For Normal People
1. Use Pictures or Photos
A lot of people say, that one picture is worth more than thousand words. I agree with them – and you?
2. Use Graphs and Tables
Some type of your readers like numbers. You can help them in reading post on your blog by placing graphs or tables inside.
3. Prepare Rankings
Rankings are great both in getting more readers and in selling your own or affiliate products. You can make your rankings for almost everything – products, websites, tools
4. Use Videos
Videos are great both for people and for SEO. You can find a lot of videos on YouTube. Placing them in your blog post is very easy.
5. Use Infographics
Infographics are relatively new way of showing information or knowledge. But are very informative and easy to absorb
6. Make Interviews with Others in Your Niche
A lot of people like interviews – and it concern not only reading interviews, but also be interviewed.
7. Prepare list(s)
People are lazy (I’m lazy too). They like lists, because lists save their time.
If your list is great, it may be even linked by others 🙂
Below you can find some examples of lists:
Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers
37 Ways a Virtual Assistant can Grow your Internet Business
8. Tell Your Own Stories
Nothing is better for your readers than telling a great story. It may be an example of how you made something or even lessons learned from the past. But there is one, very important thing in telling stories – you are not allowed to lie!
9. Give Examples
Showing examples is very similar to the previous point. But here you can describe not only your experience, but also experiences of somebody else. What’s more – in that case you can link to his/her story. It will be appreciated…
10. Use Slideshows
Power Point slideshow is great not only for executing presentation, but also for showing your readers something important. You can upload and share your presentation for example on Slideshare
11. Be Controversial
This point may be very dangerous, if you aren’t familiar with discussed topic or made something stupid. But in most cases, you will only trigger discussion below your post or on other blogs. Great!
12. Make Reviews
People like reviews. If review is made by trusted person or company and in professional way, we will believe in it.
13. Link to Others in Your Niche
Sometimes you want mention about someone’s great post or article in your niche. Just because. After it you can contact with him or her to let them know about it. Maybe they will link back to you? If you want to mention one or more of my posts – don’t hesitate and do it now! But remember about contacting me after it 🙂
14. Use Mind Maps
Mind maps are great for sharing your ideas in graphical way. They are simple to create, and easy to understand
15. Answer on Questions or Resolve Someone’s Problem
Answering on questions or resolving problems is one of the greatest way for making relationships with your guests. With good reason there is a lot of services like How to or Yahoo answers
16. Ask Your Readers About Something
In contrast to answering on questions is asking them 🙂 It’s also good strategy, but firstly you must be recognized as a blogger to use this tip
17. Be “Google friendly”
This post isn’t Google friendly. First of all – title isn’t searched a lot of times. I can call this article more attractive for this search engine, but I didn’t. Why? I make some tests…
If you want to get example of competitive keyword – no problem. For example How to use Twitter… (monthly there is about 90.500 exact searches of this phrase) is very competitive keyword. Great tool for such keyword research is Market Samurai (be careful – affiliate link inside!)
18. Be Funny with Your Content
Sometimes you must make your readers laugh. If you are making SEO – you should like this video
19. Make Your Posts Easy to Share with Others
Sometimes you can find great articles about something, and you want to share it with your friends or others (for example on Twitter, Facebook, etc.) But you couldn’t find buttons or even links for sharing. Give your readers possibility for sharing interesting articles!
20. End with Call to Action
If you want to engage your readers – just ask them to make something on your blog. You may ask the question, ask them to comment on your blog, or request about following you on Twitter.
And how about you? Do you like this post? – please tweet it! You don’t like it – please tell us about it! Or maybe you want to share with us your tips, how to attract your article? Feel free and comment it.