How To Attract People To Your Blog

how to attract people to your blog

How to attract people to your blog is a subject that interests every blogger! It is always nice to have a blog! But how do we get these people to come and pay us a visit? Read our content, subscribe to our newsletter, and buy our products?

First of all, regular posts are required, information of value to the possible visitor. Articles that are properly optimised so that the search engines take notice and rank them nicely towards the top of page one.

There are so many things that a blogger can do to help and see their analytics skyrocket. Also, there are several really interesting tips that they may not want to go through because they do not always think about them. Or perhaps, they think that they are less important, or because they are not free, and even, there are some that they may take to be a joke. But there are steps that a serious blogger must take into consideration, no matter what.

So, for the benefit of my readers, today, I have selected ten actions that a blogger can take to see more and more visitors coming to their blog, or website just as well.

How to attract people to your blog

1 – Give your prospect a free subscription to your ezine. Nearly everyone is publishing an ezine nowadays so it is essential to give something more and of value with the free gift. You could propose a free marketing advice or promotion when someone subscribes. For that you need to have a signup form visible to your readers where they can enter their first name and email address; nothing more than that is necessary.

2 – Present your visitors with some great free content. Your content will be more enticing to your visitors if it is current and unique. This makes common sense, your article must be interesting, well written and on topic. You could also give them the option to publish the text in their ezine, blog or website, with the understanding that they use it as is, in its entirety, including a link back to your blog or website.

3 – Giveaway a free online directory. This directory should be loaded with useful ebooks, ezines, websites etc. If people perceive your directory to be a valuable source of information they will bookmark your blog and return to it often.

how to attract people to your blog4 – Give your visitors some free ebooks related to your niche. Make sure to include your own adverts in the ebook and allow them to give it away. If you don’t have the skills or the time to write one, seek other writers’ permission to use their story. You could also have one especially written for by freelancers, like on Fiverr.

5 – You can organize free online consultations or discussions. They might be directed from your website’s live channel. The thought of “live” training will definitely attract people to stop by your blog or website. You will quickly be recognized as a professional in your field.

6 – Give your audience free access to your sweepstakes or contest. The rewards will have to be an item of value and interest to your readers. Usually those who have entered will regularly return to your blog to get the reports. If you are not too sure what a sweepstake is, or how to organise one, Wikipedia is a good place to get started from.

7 – Allow your visitors to download some great free software, such as shareware, apps, freeware, presentations, etc. You could also reserve a page on your blog or website as a directory of free and useful apps and software. If you are the creator of the app or software yourself, make sure to include the link to your blog or website inside. Allow other people to distribute it as well, for free or even sell it if they wish.

8 – Propose free on-line help or tips from your blog or website. It could also be search engine submissions, SEO tips, copy writing and proofreading, advertising space, etc. The support or service offered should be useful to your intended readers.

9 – Offer free training to those who visit your website or blog. You could share your expertise by e-mail, on the phone, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. They will appreciate this as a huge benefit because they most likely know that consulting fees is otherwise very costly.

10 – Offer your readers a free entry to your private online club, or forum, your Facebook private group. People like to belong to some group, be part of a community.  Why not your “VIP Online Private Club”? You could also hand out a free ezine reserved to club members only.

What’s next?..

Of course, I could easily go on and on with tips such as these. It doesn’t mean that by making use of all of them your readership will skyrocket overnight. It is up to you to test a few of them and see what works best for you.

You might also have some experience in using your own strategies, or you might have developed some ways to attract visitors to your website or blog, which my readers would love to hear about and try for themselves. If that is the case, we would be most grateful if you would give us a bit of an idea of what you are doing. Just use the comment box below and briefly explain what you are doing so well.

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  • Rania Masaeed

    Hello John
    First, I liked a lot the niche that you’ve chosen. It will attract many people because retired people have much time so you targeted the good audience.
    I learned many new ideas and I will try to apply them in my own websites. I will try to add regular posts to attract new visitors as you said.
    I liked very much the idea to add a free online directory which is loaded with useful ebooks, ezines, websites etc.
    All in all, The article is amazing. I really read it word by word and learned many new ideas to go ahead.

    • Thanks very much Rania for visiting my website and for taking the time to comment on my latest post. I am glad that you have found some useful tips that you can apply to your website.

      For your info, I have written an article a while back that might be of interest to you regarding the ideal length of a blog post: “What Is The Best Length For A Blog Post?“. Please let me know what you think.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  • Fred

    Really nice post, it would be very helpful to follow this steps, to get more traffic.

    • Thanks for your comment Fred. You are quite right and there are also many more actions that you can take which I am also explaining in one of my previous articles: “Generate Free Targeted Website Traffic (15 tactics)“.

      If you have any questions Fred, make sure to use the box below and you will certainly get the answers from some of many and knowledgeable readers.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  • Furkan

    I also want to include my own e-book. But even though I know my niche very well I actually have a hard time to choose a topic. What do you recommend for me?

    • Hi Furkan,

      Thanks for being a regular reader of my articles, I do enjoy reading yours as well. If you have an eBook of your own it would be very useful for you to have it on your website.

      To answer your question, it is sometimes difficult to find the inspiration for new articles, especially when you have already written many, you tend to think that you have said everything on the subject.

      To help me find topics for new articles, I use a technique that is called the “Alphabet Soup Technique“, which is very simple to use, it is also used to find keywords. It is very well explained in this video: the “Alphabet Soup Technique“.

      Hope this helps.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  • Linda

    Hi, John! Thanks for sharing these amazing tips! I would love to try some of them. I am trying to add new posts to attract visitors. I am also using social media (google+, twitter, and Pinterest).

    I love your ideas. Thanks! Have a great day, John! I am looking forward to reading new posts from you.

    • Thanks for reading my post and for taking the time to comment Linda. Apparently you are already doing the right things. As you have read in my article, there are so many things that you can do to attract an audience, the results depend on so many factors. What I am suggesting may not work for everyone, or every products or services that you are offering, but it is worth trying them and see for yourself.

      As mentioned also, if you have a technique that you are using which proves to be successful for you, my readers (and myself) would love to know about it.

      Take care and best wishes for your online venture.

      John ツ

  • Iain

    You’ve got a lot of great content on this blog, John. I liked this article myself because I’ve just started out blogging and, inevitably, am looking at real-time traffic analytics and seeing a big donut most of the time! But that’s fine, I know it takes time.
    What I’m interested in is how and when Google starts to “trust” your website. The process seems to be a little mysterious, perhaps they just wait and check you don’t do anything silly. Difficult for robots to check quality of content, of course. Hard enough for humans!
    But I liked your suggestions, and I’ll definitely be checking this blog out in the future.

    • Thanks for being a regular on this blog Iain. Your comments always make sense and they certainly help my readers to find themselves too. There is no definite time, or reasons, for Google to start trusting your blog or website. Some have reported being number 1 in a matter of weeks, but that may also depend on their niche. Personally, I don’t believe that a real human is reading all the contents coming online every minute to decide if any are worth ranking. In my opinion if you keep doing the right things, and often, a robot will eventually come across your blog and rank it.

      So Iain, keep writing articles with the right number of words, the right keywords, and share on social media.

      I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

      John ツ

  • Phil

    I want to learn how to attract people to your blog because I am planning on creating one next month. I want to be able to help people and also need to familiarize myself with ways to get people to my blog. I found some good ideas in your article and I’ve started writing things down so I don’t forget. My memory isn’t what it once was so I often need to write things down. I think that I would like to create a private Facebook group where I could offer even more help to members.

    • Thanks for visiting my website and for your comments Phil. If you have bookmarked this link you will be able to come back often to get ideas. And remember that you can always count on me and my readers to answer your questions at any time. So feel free!

      I wish you the very best for your new online venture.

      John ツ

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