Are you envious of those blogs which seem to generate thousands of readers and subscribers and who are invariably making thousands of dollars from blogging? Set aside your envy and pay careful attention. They’re not making thousands of dollars doing anything you don’t already know how to do. The trick? They’re doing them consistently and you can too. Here’s what the big blogs do to grow their blog and how you can too:
#1 Guest blog.
Guest blogging is a fantastic way to build awareness of you and your blog and it generates incoming links to your blog, which in turn generates traffic. More traffic = more profits.
#2 Post consistently and post often.
The biggest blogs post every single day. Why is this such a great strategy? Their readers create a habit of visiting their blog every day. This is huge. Imagine your traffic if every single new person who visited your blog came back every single day? Even having them visit once a week would be a dramatic increase. Not to mention the fact that you’re climbing the search engine results with every blog post. A wealth of content means value to your readers.
#3 Give your readers what they want.
Do you receive the most comments and visits for your controversial posts? What about lists? Reviews? What posts are the most popular? Find out and give your readers what they want.
#4 Make it easy for readers to Digg, Tweet, StumbleUpon and post your content on Delicious.com.
Social networking is huge and if you’re not taking advantage of it, you’re missing out on valuable and profitable, traffic.
#5 Establish your credibility and authority.
This is done by writing and providing valuable, benefit driven, and informative content. There is no other way. Once you become a go to expert, your blogging audience will grow both by word of mouth and by recognition.
How’s Your Blog’s Traffic?
What will you do this week to increase it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!