All you “wanna be” bloggers out there, listen up! While I am a new blogger, during the past thirty days, I received 30,000 views! I may have found the secret on what works to drive people to your blog. In a very unscientific review of trends, I have a basic idea, as to how to effectively draw people to your blog. I admit, I’m no expert, but the numbers are factual, and the results are documented.
First of all, my blog was originally designed to address real estate news, and updates. However, on a fluke, I posted a blog on a DJ getting fired which received 10,000 views in 3-days. Once the numbers continued to increase significantly, I started to track the cause. Listed below is a summary of my findings,therefore, these are my suggestions, to drive traffic to your blog.
#1 – Select a hot topic, which appeals to the masses.
#2 – Be the first to report a breaking story, so you end up high in the search engines.
#3 – Blog multiple stories on topics that are heavily viewed. It seems as though they receive more attention.
#4 – Capitalize your headlines, and make them VERY interesting. It helps if you can capture a reader’s attention immediately.
#5 – Post your Blogs on Facebook, and Tweet them. The viewer numbers from Facebook are staggering, and I only have 356 FB friends.
#6 – Find other blogs, with similar information. Comment on their post, adding a link to your blog.
#7 -Find Facebook pages with the same topic, and become a fan. This allows you to then post on the page.
#8 – Use spell check and research your facts, to become a more credible blogger.
#9 – Blog about multiple things, to capture a variety of readers. Although I am in real estate, I blog about other interests as well.
#10 – Be passionate about what you are blogging about, it will show.
These were the top 10 things identified during my 30-days of blogging. I’m sure more will be discovered, in the coming months, and I will surely blog about it! Hope this helps your blogging experience, it has been a blast!