If you want your blog or website to succeed just love doing it.
I’m sharing with you what I’ve been doing over here to attract visitors and increase blog traffic.
Don’t believe the people who say they get a million visitors a day. They are like kids in a candy shop, typing in numbers. Learn from doing first hand, and ask a blogger friend.
Here are the steps you can take to make your site grow.
1. Get to know your readers. Share.
Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.
I’ve learned that they come from all over the world and different backgrounds and ages.
2. Participate in comments and conversations.
One of the best ways of inviting visitors to your site participate in conversations in the comment sections of blogs you like reading. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve learned a great deal in the comments section of articles.
3. Write good content.
My highest ranked day was when I wrote a piece about motivation and being a better person.
4. Write from the heart.
Talk as if you were speaking to a few good friends. Write about what you care about people are going to be supportive.
5. Make it a goal.
I have also made it a goal to have a lot of visitors so in my free time I read as many articles I can on the subject.
6. Use your real voice.
When I write I like to picture I’m either standing infront of my peers and explaining things simply. Or, I try to imagine I’m writing my sister or mom and telling them how simple it is to make your business grow.
Wishing you flowers today.
You guys might have noticed how much I love to play around with my readers. I enjoy writing. I write to share, to learn and to enrich the lives of the people around me.
8. Add extra value, then go the extra mile.
Using the principals explained by Napolean Hill, the more you give, the more you receive. It’s so easy to get great feedback ~ just give of yourself.
You are one person writing, right? Well, there are lots of people reading so the ratio is just immense. Give of yourself and you get back so much from some many people. I strive to constantly go the extra mile and provide excellent quality in all my endeavors.
9. Be inspiring.
You can be inspiring, funny wonderful, full of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then I do! You can do it.
We all have the ability to push ourselves to learn and make our lives better. You can do it. I believe in you.
10. Pay it forward.
Without my visitors, I’d just be here talking to my cat. She’s a good listener, however. To pay it forward it’s super simple. Just hit the tweet button if you have twitter, or share.
by Julie Angelos
How about you? What are your best strategies for increasing traffic and expanding your reach. Feel free to leave a comment.
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by Julie Angelos