Getting more blog readers takes time and patience, however here are a few tips to get you started.
As an affiliate you enjoy blogging about your selected niche and post to your blog daily but you’ve noticed you’re the only one reading your posts and as an affiliate marketer this can become a real concern.
You know and understand that it does take time to build a following for your blog but if you’ve been blogging for a while now, then you need to get out there and get blog readers to start visiting and posting comments on your site.
So How Can I Get More Readers
Add your blog to Blog Catalog. This place is awesome for gaining new blog followers, readers and influential contacts.
People can do searches for all sorts of blog topics and if you’ve got the one they want, guess what?
They’ll be sure to visit yours. It does take a day or so to get approved and you need to make sure you’ve got content on your blog.
A word of warning however you need to make sure that your blog doesn’t look like it is still a work in progress as well as not being spammy or of a commercial nature or Blog Catalog will decline your application.
You can also visit other blogs you enjoy and write comments. It goes like this; you write a comment and that blog owner will in turn visit you. Hopefully, they will comment on your blog and you gain a new reader. When blog owners and other blog readers see the comments you’ve left on a blog, they may come visit you as well.
Do make sure your comments are comments pertaining to their post and theme of their site and not spamming them with links to your site. It’s important to actually be interested in the blog you are leaving a comment for. This way you’re making new contacts in the blog world.
You will notice that the more comments you leave, the more comments you will receive so it works like a cycle. Use it often until you see a turning point of new readers. Make sure to stay interactive with your own readers when they leave comments. Do this by following up on their comments with a comment of your own.
The Best Tactic For Getting Readers
Another tactic that is very effective for getting blog readers and has been since any form of internet marketing began is article marketing. This is where you write and article on a selected subject usually related to your blog topic and circulate that article amongst other websites using article directories.
However if you are serious about making money from your blog then you are going to need many incoming links to increase your rankings and authority in the search engines.
You can start by contacting each individual webmaster in your niche and seeing if you can write articles for their site. This is known as guest posting and if done right and with informative articles you can very easily increase your blog readers.
Your Authority Online Is Key To Getting More Readers To Your Blog
Many internet gurus will tell you that once you’ve gained new readers and they start to recognize you as an authority in your niche, you will be able to ask to exchange blog links. If you do this then you should only exchange blog links with those who have a similar blog topic and can offer you a benefit in the form of page rank from Google. This can slowly over time gain you readers but it is not as effective as getting many one way back links to your site.
Make sure you get involved in an online networking community such as Twitter it is very popular right now and you can sign up for free. Create your profile with your blog link so that people can immediately visit your blog (you can see our twitter page here affiliatexfiles).
When you tweet, you can add a catchy caption along with your new blog post to gain new readers. When you have created a large enough network for yourself, make sure to tweet about exchanging blog links with others. You will be sure to get many who are looking for the same thing.
Pingomatic.com is very popular with bloggers. All you need to do is ping them with your blog URL and blog title each time you have a new blog post to ping. You can select which services you want pinged just by selecting the check boxes at the site. It’s a very quick way to notify the Feed sites when you have updated on your blog. Use it wisely however as it can also hurt your efforts if over used.
Another site that has many benefits is Technorati all you need to do is enter your site details including description and tags place a piece of code on your blog to verify it is yours and you are now receiving links from a very high authority site.
In a week’s time, you will be sure to have gained new readers to your blog. By then, you will have found out what is working for you and what is not.
Keep going with it and you’ll double the amount of readers in the following week.