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5 Tips for Increasing Your Blog Readership

Time is moneyI try to stay away from New Year's resolutions.  They never work...at least they don't seem to have any staying power.  This year, however, I'm going to take a leap of faith.  Let's call it a leap of faith by necessity...  My broker has asked me to present my 2010 business plan next week so I intend to center much of my plan around my internet presence.  (Can a strong internet presence translate to meaningful real estate sales?)  All I ask, is that I get a minimum of 750 comments on this blog in the effort to convince him that blog readership has impact.  Do you think you can handle that for me?  ...or, you could go to "Kent's Sandpoint, Idaho / Schweitzer Mountain Blogand you could comment on some of those posts.

Actually, this particular post is a piggy-back on a great post by my friend Kristie Lorette.  Her post is my first 2010 attempt toward my "new and improved" presence.  Thank you, Kristie.

 


5 Tips for Increasing Your Blog Readership

Posted by Kristie Lorette on Jan 12, 2010 in Marketing |

Many businesses and business owners view blogging as a waste of time, but there are specific ways you can turn your blog into a moneymaking venture. In order to make money from your blog, you have to accomplish two things. First, you have to drive a significant amount of traffic to your blog. Second, you have to maximize the income you can earn from the traffic.

Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Use Links. Your blog should contain links to other blogs that are related to your website. You should also include links in the posts or articles you put on your blog. This positions you as a resource for your readers to get more information on topics of interest to them. It can also create a relationship between you and the blog or website you’re linking to.

Be a Contributor. Find websites and blogs where you can submit your articles or be a guest blogger. Include a link to your blog in your bio, which is a primary way of garnering the attention of a broader audience and driving more traffic to your blog. Also, include your blog URL on your social media profiles such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Leave Comments. Visit related blogs and leave meaningful comments or pose questions is relation to one of the posts or articles. This exposes your blog to your niche and drives traffic back to your website. Leave insightful and well thought out comments that are intriguing enough to grab the attention of visitors to blog and push them to want to check out your blog.

Offline Marketing. Think of offline ways you can promote your blog as well. Adding your blog URL to your business card and being a speaker on a panel related to your blog topic are all ways you can promote your blog offline and drive traffic to your blog.

Share Useful Content. Make sure the content and information you share on your blog is useful and meaningful to your readers and followers. Sharing high quality content keeps your readers coming back for more. No matter how much traffic you drive to your blog, if your content disappoints the readers when they get there then your blog will quickly fail and have the opposite outcome of making you money.

Business blogs can make you money or increase income to your existing business. When you follow these five tips, you’ll find more traffic landing on your blog. Once you get the right traffic to your blog, these tips also help to capture them and keep them coming back for more.



 

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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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Great tips, always nice when you gain a few more readers or subscribers.  It is even nice when a random stranger drops in and says hi or leaves a comment.

Robert May

"Please feel free to come visit by my blog and leave a comment too, it is how I meet the majority of my new friends here at activerain.  I always try to reply to comments and to return the favor by visiting your blog as well - Robert May"

Jan 13, 2010 03:42 PM #1
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Tammie White, Broker
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Thanks for re-blogging this original post.

Jan 13, 2010 03:43 PM #2
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Kent, this is definitely very interesting.  I thought you would make money indirectly from blog.  So,a s a REALTOR, I would link my blog to my website, which increase the traffic and thus the likelihood of picking up clients.  Thanks for your post

Jan 13, 2010 03:43 PM #3
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John Pusa
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Hi Kent,

Thank you for sharing an educational and helpful post.

John Pusa

Jan 13, 2010 04:22 PM #4
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Hey Robert - Thanks for the invite.  I'm coming over to your site now!

Thanks for stopping by Tammy!

Jan 13, 2010 05:31 PM #5
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Kent Anderson
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Hi Tammie - Thanks for checking in.  I only need 744 more comments to reach the coveted 750 mark!

Hey Lloyd - I'm with you.  Linking is key.

Hi John - Your welcome.  Kristie has some good ideas.

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