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OMG..=) How to get people to visit my blog?

  1. I'm very new to this site but am loving it and can't wait to get some awesome feedback. Good or Bad. Again, I am new. I'm wondering, am I being seen? I usually catch on to these things fairy quickly. So just wondering if I'm on the right track? Thanks =)

    The blog I need help with is zodiactree.wordpress.com.

  2. read other blogs. that works :)

  3. Search the support docs as well, please. :-)
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=how+to+get+people+to+visit+my+blog

  4. @zodiactree
    Here's a start for you:
    learn WordPress.com tutorial
    getting more views and traffic

    I agree that reading other blogs is a great idea and when you do that leave meaningful comments that add to the discussion. Because when you do that your blog will receive traffic from those who appreciated what you had to say.

    Learning how to use keywords and a minimal number or relevant categories and tags effectively is key to drawing search engine traffic. The keywords in your content that are indexed by search engines. They will produce your posts in search engine results when people look for posts by typing those terms into search engines. Successful blogs draw between 30 - 60 % of their incoming targeted readers. from search engine referrals.

    Targeted readers are different from casual traffic. Targeted readers arrive on your blog in response to SERPS (search engine page results) knowing the subject matter they are searching for will be found in your posts (assuming you have used relevant keywords, categories and tags).

    Targeted readers are more likely to become regular readers and subscribers and leave comments on your posts. They are also more likely to backlink to your posts in posts of their own and when they do your blog will receive visitors who click the links. Targeted readers are also more likely to share the URL to your blog with other targeted readers in the same niche. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/tags-29?replies=34

    I'm flagging this thread so our Moderators move it to the Off-Topic Forum where you can get specific feedback on your blog from other WordPress.com bloggers.

    Happy blogging!

  5. You're off to a good start. I found you here at the forum. Timethief gives you excellent advice. Keep talking and visiting other sites. One thing you may want to do is add a subscriber button at your site so people will see it first thing. Good luck, and take care.

  6. @pdykie
    Good point.

    @zodiactree
    These entries lay out how to enable email subscriptions on your blog > http://en.support.wordpress.com/blog-subscriptions/ and here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/blog-subscription-widget/

  7. Visit my blog. Then maybe we'll talk.

  8. Thank you all so much for the advice. Everyday I learn some new tricks. Have an awesome week!

  9. You're welcome from me.
    Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
    1. Structure a reader and search engine blog;
    2. In blogging content is king create unique, high quality content so publish fresh content frequently;
    3. Learn basic SEO so you can use keywords effectively and apply basic SEO to your headlines, blog and posts;
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.
    4. Make your blog posts look professional;
    5. Create at least 4-6 pillar posts and continue to create pillar posts;
    Pillar posts are also referred to as flagship content. Pillar posts are comprehensive posts that offer great value to readers as the contents are timeless in nature. They define you as having authority in the niche you blog in.
    6. Select and link to appropriate anchor text;
    7. Leave meaningful comments on related blogs and encourage comments on your own blog;
    8. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog;
    9. Support the blog centered communities on related blogs by commenting on them and promoting posts from them;
    10. Link to authoritative sources in your posts;
    11. Deep link to your earlier related posts in your new posts;
    12. Assign appropriate categories and tag your posts with care;
    13. Link to related authoritative blogs in your blogroll;
    14. Provide RSS feeds for subscribers;
    RSS (Rich Site Summary or really simple syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
    15. Having a well designed theme is important, evaluate your theme for effectiveness, and if required, create a new header, make improvements or replace your theme and reduce page loading time;
    16. Avoid cluttering your blog with widgets that lack reader value and slow page loading time;
    17. Buy your own domain and domain mapping;
    18. Verify your blog with the three big search engines.
    19. Get organized, use an online to do list by developing a blogging workflow;
    20. Join social networks and social media sites like Facebook and use Twitter, Friendfeed and other Free RSS directories to promote your blog posts;
    21. Promote your blog through social networks, online groups, and selected directories;
    22. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;
    23. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival;
    24. Become a guest blogger on sites with higher page rank than your own site.
    25. Create newsletters and/or ebooks for your subscribers.
    P.S. I have tutorials on the blog linked to my username on how to do all of the foregoing.

  10. Wow, Thank you again. =) You are so informative! I will definitely follow those steps.

  11. You're welcome.

  12. celticmusicfan
    Member

    Ah TT. Been a while since I got here again. I realized that when i stopped being involved with other blogs, my traffic also decreased. The online community is a give and take community. You get what you give. If you want comments on your posts then you need to comment on other posts. It's the time tested formula.

  13. I totally agree with you! =) Thanks

  14. Comments especially are worth their weight in gold.

  15. @celticmusicfan
    Hey there. Good to see you here and you're correct: "The online community is a give and take community. You get what you give."

  16. I say that you should just make a lot of quality content. That's what most people will tell you.

  17. polycrystallinelace
    Member

    Yes, thank you very much for your info. I suppose building a blog takes a lot of time and hard work.

  18. @polycrystallinelace
    You're welcome and yes, it does. :)

  19. I'm realizing that patience is key. Use social media sites such as twitter and facebook to promote your site. I'm finding that my blog is being promoted by my friends on their facebook because they enjoy it so much. But just write and show a few friends. Post on these forums, it'll come to you.

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