If you have a blog, you know how valuable readers can be. Many bloggers consider readers to be the bread and butter of blogging. Although there are bloggers out there that don’t care if they have readers or not, the majority of us do. Getting readers is a crucial part of blogging.
There are many things that you can do, but many things are overlooked. If you are a blogger that is looking to get more readers, here are a couple of things that you can do to get more readers!
1. Make sure that your blog can be accessed by an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed.
This just means that your blog can be added to Google Reader, or site that allows for readers to stay updated on your blog. It allows them to see the things that you have posted instead of having to regularly check your website. Many readers will be attracted to this because they will be able to stay updated on what you are doing.
2. Tag your posts. Make sure that you add tags to your blog posts.
It might seems kind of pointless, but it can be very valuable to you. Search engines are always looking for tags, and if you add them to your posts, you will be able to boost your traffic.
3. Add images.
Images are a great way to make your blog look great, and also help people find you when they are searching for images. Most people use the image search option that is offered by most browser, and by naming your images, you can boost your traffic. The image that pops up (that is on your blog) will be linked to your blog and the person searching might get intrigued by your blog, and you might just get a new reader!
4. Learn (remember) SEO (search engine optimization).
Make sure that you have a working knowledge of SEO. Search engine optimization are things that drive internet traffic. If you are including relevant links and keywords, your blog will be more likely to be noticed by different search engines. If you get higher rankings in search engines, you will more likely be able to get more readers.
5. Make sure that you submit your site to social bookmarking sites.
If you take extra time to submit the best of your posts to social bookmarking sites like Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Digg, you can get more exposure, which will lead you to get more readers.