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Get More Readers – Your Idea Submissions

Get More Readers – Your Idea Submissions

In my last post I invited folks to submit their ideas for getting more readers for their blog. Any submissions I publish also get a link and blurb. So here they are…

Be sure to visit their blogs… what comes around goes around. Maybe it might be YOUR idea listed here next and you’ll want people to visit your blog.

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Get More Readers & Get Your Blog/Link Out To Thousands

Get More Readers & Get Your Blog/Link Out To Thousands

  Since the first business was created, there’s been an argument over what is most important: sales or operations. Without a product, it doesn’t matter how many buyers you have. Without buyers, it doesn’t matter how good your product is.   When it comes to blogging, that argument is synonymous with readers and content. Let’s not debate which is more important but for the sake of this post go with the assumption that getting readers is at least one of the most important things you have to accomplish. No matter how much great content you have or cool products you offer, the amount of readers is going to determine your level of blogging success both in terms of popularity and income.   So let’s talk about some ways to get more readers: Use Popular Social Networking While I am not a fan of jumping on board every new social site and trying to keep up with a dozen different social networks, it’s foolish not to leverage the popularity of sites like Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you are putting up references and notifications on the popular social sites pointing back to the great content on your blog. Email Subscriber Lists If you could add a third item to the “most important things concerning your blog” list it would be your email subscriber list (along with growth, i.e. getting the readers, and great content). Your email subscriber list is your virtual gold mine and a direct pipeline to your loyal readers. You should have a goal of creating ways to get every visitor, reader, and buyer onto your voluntary email subscriber list so that you can notify them judiciously of new content or offerings. Visual Appeal We live in a visual-image-based world now. Great text content must be accompanied by quality visual variety, including good images and formatting. Short paragraphs, headings and subheadings, call-outs, bullet lists, and graphics are going to make a reader feel at home and give them an impression of quality design. Don’t underestimate how much the overall visual format means to your readers before they ever actually read one word of your content. Relevant Content While it goes without saying, the content on your blog should be relevant; which means it should be the type of content your readers have come to expect. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many bloggers are tempted to just throw in whatever they happen to feel like writing, such as personal opinion, reactions to current events, or some soapbox issue. A blog is a perfect place for that type of content if your blog is appropriate for that type of content.   If you have built...

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