I work in the affiliate marketing world and so often I am asked how to get people to read your blog. Its not real simple to give a quick answer to this so I decided to take the time to write an article that may be able to help with that answer.
There are several ways to get traffic to your site. It will take time and you need to understand this. You really want to know how to get people to read your blog then continue reading this and go from there.
Social Networks Need To Know What You Are Doing
Be sure to make sure all the social networks you are involved with get updates to all your posts. Every single time you write a new post its important that you get it on your Social media accounts. Now that doesn’t mean spamming a bunch of affiliate links but sharing relative content from your blog.
Make Sure The Search Engines Find Your Content
Its very important to get your content indexed by the search engines. You want too be able to find it in Google, Bing and every other search engine out there. The internet has thousands of tips on getting indexed. One of the biggest theories they will talk about are actually quite simple to accomplish. That simple task is making sure you pick some well researched tags.
Make Sure Your Friends Know
If you are proud of your blog then why not tell everyone you know about it. You can ask them by mouth in person. Of course you can also text and email reminders to all your friends and family as well. Get your family to sign up for news letters and email lists. Also encourage them to comment on your content because each comment adds more content and the search engines love whn busy blogs are updated.
A number of family members doing their part can make a big difference in getting the organic traffic coming your way.
The fact of the matter is your family and friends will be the only people you know out of hopefully millions of eventual visitors.
Use The Right Tags
People searching will be using tags so it is your job to make sure you associate the right tags to your content. That means the right tags for the right categories.
However this can be a catch 22 as you don’t want to get in the habit of saturation which means using too many tags. A good rule of thumb is 15 or less tags. If you end up using too many then it will be confusing for the search engines.
If you make it too confusing then unfortunately your work will never be found.
Make Sure You Interact On Other Blogs
Its really easy to find blogs you are interested in and other blogs that are in your niche. Once you fnd them be sure to subscribe and take the time to get to know the blogs inside and out.
Make sure you read blog posts that grab your interest. \this will also help you find some other good ideas for content for your blog.
Once you read the blog posts make sure you leave some well thought out comments. Try and fashion the comments in a way that they might start a conversation back and forth between you and the writer and other commenters.
Get Links From Other Blogs
If you are a blogger than you know from one blogger to another that this game is all about getting to know as many other people online as possible and interacting with them in one way or another.
The fact of the matter is it is important to link to other blogs. Through stats the blogger many times will see your blog attached and reach out to interact with you as well. At least that would be the smart thing to do.
If all things fall into place there is a good chance they might even sign up for your list a comment or two.
Also every time you write a new post its okay to send an email out to everyone you know and to your email list. You would be surprised at the results you may get.
I will warn you however to not start sending too many emails. Do not cross the line into spamming so that you do not turn things backwards for you.
Keep Adding Content
The best way to get people coming to your blog and for the search engines to find it is to make sure you are adding regular content.
There really is no magic number but I would suggest at least 200 posts the first year and 2 a week after that.
Content really is key. I will warn you however to make sure the content is good and relevant. You won’t want your readers to go away because they aren’t interested any more. Once you lose a reader it’s very hard to get them back.
If you have to post a little less to make sure your content is great then let that be the answer.
You Can Use Paid Traffic
While I don’t recommend this at least at first you do have the option to pay for traffic to get people to your website.
This kind of traffic is obviously the way you are actually trying to buy customers. While this all has to do with customer acquisition it really should only be used by seasoned veterans to the affiliate marketing world.
You really need to know you need an advertising budget and you never should go past that budget.
At the end of the day before you start getting into paid traffic I would first suggest taking some courses and secondly when you get started make sure you only spend what you are prepared to lose without anything in return.
It Takes Time For This To Happen
Even if you involve everything above that I have been talking about the traffic is not going to come over night.
It takes time to build a website and especially one with traffic. When you hear of bloggers that get a lot of traffic to their blogs its because they add a lot of great content and they have been around for quite a while.
Don’t get discouraged if things don’t get going right away. As long as you stick with it and don’t give up then you are very likely to succeed.
My name is Dale and I am an affiliate marketer. I work my butt off to write great articles to help other marketers so that they can succeed. My goal is to be an honest marketer because i have dealt with too many unhonest marketers in my career.
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