Nowadays Blogosphere became a highly crowded place where it becomes impossible for bloggers to get notified by the targeted audience. May be that is the reason many bloggers decide to quit within a year of starting it.
This is just one angle of viewing the state of the blogosphere, On the other side there are some extremely resilient bloggers who broke all modern myth about blogging and made themselves as professional bloggers in a very short period of time.They are the people who foresees the problem and make themselves comfortable with solving those.
Now,here I am presenting you the same old blogging advice which you might have forgotten while trying to find the soul of your blog,The Audience.
These tips are ordered and will bring more good if you followed the order
Crack the Headline
Headlines,The very first sign of promising content. Headlines are like a key to crack your blog traffic.If you get the right keys you will end up with great traffic from social media websites.
Beware,Great headlines are like binaries,either you will end up with exploding traffic if your content keeps the promise that your headline delivered otherwise you will end up loosing your existing reputation.
Here I listed some of the best headline hacks that I use regularly
Add “How to” if your content solves any problems face by your readers.For example
How to Boost Your Brand on Facebook and Drive Traffic
How To Be A Guest Blogging Genius With Targeted Posts
If you add some specific goal attached to your headline then chances are there to go more viral, for example
How To Get Your First 2,000 Twitter Followers
Another great headline hack is to relate your blog post with the famous personalities,for example
3 Ways Michael Jordan Can Teach You to Become An A-List Blogger
or you can try something funny like
7 Dead Simple Website Traffic Tips – Even Grandma Likes These
Sometime you can emotionally blackmail your readers to read the content,for example
Do You Make These 7 Mistakes When You Write?
Instead of Emotionally blackmailing you can warn them like this
Don’t Do These 12 Things When Writing Headlines
Whatever the style you choose, the ultimate aim should be grabbing your readers’ attention.
People expect variety
All work and no play makes your audience a dull …Yes sometime providing lot of similar content will make your audience sick. Also possibilities are that you will also get bored with the routine.
Okay, then what can we do…Simple Publish mind blowing Infographics like Copyblogger,Record Podcasts and Videos like Ms.Ileane and compile useful list posts like Darren Rowse.
Whatever you do,make sure that it is interesting so that your niche bloggers would love to link it on their blog.
You need to put some extra efforts and spend a few bucks to create such contents but I guarantee that: you won’t regret upon doing it so.
Some of the famous marketing bloggers like Neil Patel used same strategy to grow his service called KISSmetrics.In his blog he states that
The strategy we used to kick off our long tail SEO efforts for KISSmetrics was through infographics. Within 2 years we were able to generate 2,512,596 visitors, and 41,142 backlinks from 3741 unique domains all from those 47 infographics.
Interviewing people from your niche
Interviewing peoples in your niche are a bigger strategy to reach core audience and also it is one of the easiest method to create engaging content.
To make the interview interesting and valuable you must ask sensible questions which benefits the readers and kindles the interviewee’s interest.
To host a perfect interview you need to read others interviews and explore the field in which the person is experiencing.
Mostly bloggers tend to interview the other blogger in his niche but you can show some variation by interviewing other peoples on the same niche. Take for example as a WordPress blogger I can interview some popular WordPress Developers and Owners of Theme companies instead of interviewing another person like me.
Lets take an example,Recently Problogger published an interview by Andrew Knibbe of Flippa,If you read it you will find that it is an interview about the state of the blogosphere than about flipped. That’s how your strategy should be.
Your turn to respond
Do you think these three little advices can add up some value to your blogging career. If yes let me know what you are up to.If no then lets discuss about the improvements that we can make.