No one ever said that building traffic to your blog would be easy. Between researching and writing quality content articles it can be time consuming and none of this happens overnight.
Building visitors that are really looking forward to your posts will happen as long as you press onward and upward. Once you have a particular niche for your blog, you will be amazed at what a close knit community you are now a part of. While developing a building your blog, you will learn so many things along the way that one day you will look back remembering how little you started off knowing.
Here are some important steps to take into consideration while building a solid, interesting blog:
What Is Your Blog About:
Choosing a niche is the first and foremost step before doing anything else. Your niche should be something you already have knowledge in and something you truly love being a part of. This is so important because if you try to get into something you really don’t care about and have little to no knowledge in, your blog will slowly start to fall apart. Making a successful blog does take a great deal of work and a great deal of time, so you should really be excited about your industry.
A Good Web Designer:
Once you know your targeted audience, you really need a website that works well with your niche. Not everyone is a cracker web designer so if you want a website that spells professional, it is highly recommended that you hire someone to set it up for you. You want your audience to take you seriously, so you need to take your website design seriously as well.
Write Good Content Ahead of Time:
As you probably know, one of the most critical parts of a great blog is the content you are offering. Writing is not always the easiest thing to overcome, especially if you are just starting off. It is strongly suggested that you sit down and write a good 10 posts ahead of time to start you off. While your designer is working on your site, this is the ideal time to start researching your niche and gather some great ideas for your posts. Blogs need regular updates with quality content, so stockpile anywhere from 10 to 20 posts that you can easily upload for the next 10 to 20 days once your site is up and running.
Search Engine Optimization:
There’s that phrase that puts the fear of God in most of us. SEO is not the easiest technique to conquer so you should hire someone who knows what they’re doing. You want the attention of search engines and you want it done the proper way. Unless you are a technical expert, it’s a good idea to let the pros make your blog Google friendly.
Using Google Keyword Tool:
Identify what others in your chosen industry are searching for and what your competition is using for keywords that work very well for them. Inserting terms, phrases and words throughout your posts will definitely help drive traffic to your blog.
Using Social Networking:
Share blog information on Facebook, Tweet new posts and ping to numerous social sites will make a big difference in your site’s popularity. Get involved in discussion groups, share ideas and listen to what others are looking for, are interested in and how you and your site will help them out.
Email friends and associates letting them know your blog is up and running. Ask them to stop by, comment on your posts and get their feedback on what they think of your blog.
Link to other sites that are within your niche, leave comments on similar blogs and get to know the people running those sites. With polite contact, these people will be pleased to have your link on their sites and in turn, add their links to your blog.
Building a really solid, quality blog does take some time and work, but if you keep digging away and keep building your reputation, you will get there before you know it.