Blogging is one of the techniques used to grow any kind of business online. I am not surprised to this day that many small businesses are not taking advantage of this technique. My post today is will cover just ten basic tips to help beginners. Let’s get started
1.In order to attract enough traffic to see any real results, you have to come up with a long-term plan that will not only bring in traffic but also ensure that it’s a consistent and continuous flow of targeted visitors.
2.To benefit from social media, it’s a good idea to have accounts dedicated to your blog on the top social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+
3.You can easily share your blog posts on social media accounts and if your followers like the content, they may end up sharing and recommending them to their friends and followers. This helps spread your content and increase the amount of traffic your blog receives. The same applies to the social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
4.Take part in discussion forums, respond to all of your readers’ comments, and always include a link to your blog in your email signature, posts, and responses.
5.The main reason why people visit your blog is for the content so when it comes to having a successful and profitable blog content is everything.
- When you are creating content it’s important to focus on writing headlines that grab the attention of your visitors so they want to know more and then follow it up with quality content that delivers exactly what the headline promised.
- Make sure that the content is easy to read; up to date and that, you are posting regularly. This will help keep your visitors engaged and also have SEO (search engine optimization) benefits. As you are creating your content it is a good idea to think about the keywords and phrases you want to target and weave them into your headlines and content where appropriate.
8.When including pictures, name them properly (with keywords in mind) so that, when someone is searching for images, yours will show up in the listings hopefully at the top.
- You may be surprised to know that you can get a lot of online visitors by promoting your blog through offline advertising. This technique involves including an easy to remember the link to your blog on business cards, flyers, and pamphlets. It can also include posting ads in your local newspaper, trade journals, and magazines that your target audience would be likely to read.
10.You can purchase some airtime on your favorite radio station, which isn’t as expensive as you may think. In fact, if you can entice them to interview you about your business you can get a ton of free exposure. One of the best ways to score interviews is by writing and submitting press releases. Just make sure they are newsworthy and enticing.
Did I miss out anything please comment below.