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When you take a look at those successful bloggers and Instagram influencers who have hundreds of thousands of followers, they hardly notice when a difference of 2 or 3 people occurs each month. For those of you who are struggling to build your blog, reach your audience, and see real traffic build on your website, each person counts.
Successful bloggers might tell you to “stick it out”, but there are real choices you can apply to the blog that will set yourself for success.
It’s the most important thing you can do, because if you don’t have something worthy of the traffic to your blog, then no will come. It may not be a baseball field, but it’s important to build content that offers something of value to your readers. Put effort into creating content that answers questions, solves problems, and pushes readers to think about things differently.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think SEO is keywords, but in fact, it is so much more than that. People will dedicate years to perfecting their search engine optimisation by developing the best image alt texts, backlinks, etc. to ensure their content is reaching the right people.
Without a formal analytics tool in place to track your progress, you’ll not know who is actually visiting your blog and if your SEO attempts are working. It can also be beneficial to sign up for Google My Business, especially if you’re blogging full time as it may put you at an advantage as well as stick your content in the business area of search results.
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and every other playing in the social media game can be huge in driving traffic to your website. Sharing your blog on your personal and business page not only will put your content in front of people you know, but it’ll also promote those people to share with their networks and so on. One blog post social post can reach hundreds of people in a matter of hours.
We know we said that “sticking it out” isn’t a real choice when trying to bring more traffic to your blog, but we change our minds. There’s a reason so many successful bloggers will tell you this – it’s because they know that they didn’t achieve success in only a matter of days. It meant creating engaging content – enough of it – to position yourself as a thought leader within your audience group. And that takes time.