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For anyone who wants to make more out of their blog, learning how to draw more people in is essential. If you are thinking of monetizing your blog, then this is particularly important. But even for those who just blog for fun, it is often much more enjoyable if you know you have a strong following to speak to. When you are hoping for a popularity boost, it can be hard to know where to begin. The truth is, most of the things that get you followers are long-term, ongoing things, not one-off tricks. In this post, we will go through a few of the basic things that you need to keep in mind if you want your blog to be more popular. Let’s take a look.
Frequent Updates (& Fascinating Content)
It is often surprising just how many bloggers do not actually keep their blog regularly updated. If you want to gain followers, this is absolutely the first step you must take. You need to ensure you are updating your blog as frequently as you can manage. Otherwise, you cannot reasonably expect people to follow your blog in large numbers. Of course, it is not just about updating your blog regularly, but updating it with fascinating content. It is better not to update it than to routinely fill it with below-par writing.
Get To Know SEO
For anyone keen to draw in more visitors to a website, SEO is an absolutely essential tool. Really, it is a set of tools, all designed to make your website more visible on search engines’ lists. It goes without saying that this is always going to be a good thing for your blog. The more visitors you have, the more regular readers you are likely to get, and that is every blogger’s dream. If you are not currently utilizing SEO, then get started with it today. Take a look at the Google 4.0 update for a start, as an introduction to the SEO community. Then take a look at the various link-building and SEO tactics which can help to make a website popular.
Connect With Other Blogs
If there is one thing that is true about the Internet, it’s that like helps like. What that means is that if you want your blog to enjoy more popularity, you need to help others achieve the same. While this might not seem like it makes much sense, it is true. The more you connect with similar blogs, the more likely it is that your blog will grow in popularity. Having affiliations with more popular blogs is one particularly good way of building interest in your own. Just make sure that you don’t spam anyone.
Make The Most Of Social Media
In a way, it helps if you think of yourself as a small business. When a small business wants to expand, it needs to think about its marketing. The good news is that there are plenty of marketing options which are just as readily available to you as to a business. One particularly useful method is the use of social media to promote your blog. Spend time making real connections and drawing people in. In time, this will make a huge difference.
What have you found to be an effective way to boost your blog’s popularity?