Click Comments and Drive Visitors to the Website

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Writers who click on comments and give the audience credit for their opinions by writing about those subjects drive visitors back to the website. A good story holds the attention of the reader and feels like the writer clicked on a thought in the reader’s mind. A conversation is developed between the reader and the writer of the post. Most humans like to express their point of view. For instance, when one scans top news stories, most people have an opinion.

It’s very appealing to see your thoughts and opinions referred to in a post. Comments at the end of a post allow readers to express themselves. Perhaps, that is what makes Facebook, Twitter and so many social sites so popular. A different blog idea is expected on the social site which allows the reader to write the story. Comments like “great, yes, interesting, cute, ok” stop the relationship between reader and writer. The idea is to respond in a timely fashion with a comment that actually makes a point. Establish a dialogue with the written post.

 

Reader’s interest

Think about the reader’s interest. Write about that and allow comments. Respond to comments in a timely way and try to establish a conversation. A new blogger has plenty of time to develop a dialogue. While waiting for the readers, respect the audience and let them know it.

 Write to reader

Commenting is a valuable tool that drives visitors to the information on the blog. At least, that is the plan. The reader should understand that the visit and time invested is important and respected. Write to the audience and not just to Google analytics data. Build a list of people that await a new post from your blog. Build a different blog style that publishes posts about reader topics. This builds that relationship with the reader and clicks on a lasting repeat visitor.

 Be social

Get active with posting on Facebook, Twitter, Google hangouts, Pinterest, or some social media of choice. Start with just one or two groups so as not to create a task that becomes overwhelming. The downside of social media is the reader may never come to the website. However, if the reader doesn’t know about the post it will never be read. Stay positive and accept developing traffic is just one of the tasks of blogging. Looking at growing the blog as a journey and not an overnight victory sets realistic plans for the writer.

Comment and write it as a post

Commenting and reading comments aid knowing the audience. Who is interested in the posts? Once this becomes clear, fine-tune the different blog style and voice of the blog. Now, the writer’s personality is becoming a brand. The brand may become the next Facebook, or Amazon.

 Keep a list

Instead of running out of ideas to write about, the reader gives different blog ideas. Certainly, a reader is coming back to read the post that address an idea important to them. It becomes a valuable relationship that awards the reader and the writer. The reader counts on a subject related to their interest because the idea was presented in the comment contributed. The writer demonstrates a quick response by writing about the subject and this idea increases website traffic.

 Write about relevant topics/increase traffic to post

Writing relevant posts that interest readers show the reader importance and develops a relationship beyond asking for a sale. Many of the blogs on the Internet ask for the sale before the relationship is developed. Develop a different blog style for posting other than selling. The visitors click from one advertisement to the other and have no idea of how to get back to any of the sites. Bloggers and posters on the Internet are being forced to write good content, less advertisement.

In case, the thought comes to mind that one will never make money this way, making money with a blog only comes with a targeted list of visitors who want the brand of the post. A new blogger has no brand unless they set up one of those e-commerce stores. The brand for a new blogger is the style of writing, the tone of the post, the stories written, the appearance of the website, the timeliness of the posts, and the quality of the comments.

A story is remembered longer than bullets or lists. So, here’s a story. A customer had an older computer and thought about a new laptop, but decided not to spend the money, just yet. Then the customer wanted to download a newer version of Adobe. The consumer had misplaced the startup file disk for this computer. Calling tech support generated an hour conversation and the writing of some java script. Success was achieved and Adobe was downloaded. The customer was so impressed with the company’s listening to the concern and resolving the issue that a new computer was purchased the next day. Well, who got the sale? The company that listened and commented with a valuable service got the sale. The tech support offered the customer a valuable service and did not go for the sale upfront. The customer bought a computer that costs 4x as much as the competition and felt loyal about the purchase because of the relationship developed through dialogue. Remember that story the next time it seems that the blog will never make money.

Tech support is a type of blogger with a service widely needed. The day does not start well when the computer is down. This is a bit of a stretch, thinking of IT as a blogger. The IT tech is usually very passionate about the “how to” of resolving the issue. When IT responds and comments on how to fix the computer, a lifelong customer is generated. The competition is small when thinking of companies that have responsive IT helpers who get the issue resolved. Today, many consumers buy the sale computer only to get it home and never be able to use all of its function. And IT never seems to get back to the customer.

Stand out and read comments. Write great content. Respond in a timely fashion. Read articles about current issues in blogging and become an expert on blogging. Share the information through posts with the readers. This will build new visitors.

Add some video

Add some video. It gives the visitor another way to get the valuable information. It’s like listening to an audiobook. No reading is required. The new visitor becomes “all ears.”

Be honest

Be open. Write about what you know. Be transparent when you don’t know. The reader will respect that. Then, read about topics that require more data. When an answer is found, write a post about it. The blog becomes a reliable brand.

Decide what the reader wants and needs. Consider each person differently. That’s what makes the relationship between the reader and writer awesome. What’s the audience looking for that the blog provides? Information is usually a start for audience request. Once it’s established that information is accurate and current, then the reader moves to the next level.   What is the most complete description of the subject? From here, the reader looks to see what’s available. A brand is picked. Hopefully, it’s your brand. Compare with other options. Because of the relationship developed, choose your information. That’s a successful blog.

A lot of visitors on the Internet are able to understand the style and direction of your blog. That’s where your unique personality and style of writing become important. Realize that everyone will not stay at the site but those who have a life-long relationship will come back over and over again. Use the time to develop and target an audience. The audience will stay longer and the blog will grow faster.

In conclusion, develop a relationship with the reader or blog visitor by setting goals to stand out with value. Try to be everywhere. Fire up the social media platforms. Only write good content. Research, research, research, so there’s always a lot of information about the written topic. Make sure the reader is interested. Stay focused on communicating with the reader. Be honest. Develop a personality and flavor to the site.

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Where is Everyone-Traffic, please

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When thinking about who is going to read your post, does the picture look like the one above?

 

Look for fresh ways to bring readers to the site

The point of this article is to attract the new blogger looking for a fresh way to write and bring viewers, clients, new visitors, more traffic to the site. Is there one answer to this question?

 

Use a secret sauce

There are thousands, maybe millions of people on the Internet searching for a post worth reading. The secret sauce is writing about a subject in a way that makes the reader feel that the article answers the most important questions or, at least, points to the place where answers are found.

 

Be honest and relevant

 

 

Being the new kid on the block where should the writer start?  First, let’s answer that question, by saying write about what others are talking about most often. Use the art of writing with the sincerity of honesty.

 

Write quality content

It seems that all of the best topics are taken by the big bloggers. That is not true.

How can a new post ever be seen if no visitors come to the new website? Well, let’s look at what is missing from most posts written on the Internet.  This is missing: quality, well written, and well-organized thoughts pointing to a conclusion.

For example, a search around the Internet for one answer to “how to get website traffic” comes back with very confusing answers. Some writers promote software that guarantees to bring readers. Some posts are written to just nudge the reader to think of the unique answer to their situation.

 

Stand on one foot

There seems to be the idea that if the article is to the left, centered or to the right, the bots read it differently. Maybe, shine a flashlight on the entry and stand on one foot doing the snow dance from one of those children’s stories to bring readers (just joking).

Then some say the color of the font and the header and the logo get traffic. Perhaps, dressing the article in a formal tuxedo will bring healthy, virile readers. Now, the writer believes all of these points add to increased traffic to the site.

 

Work on the art of writing

Yes, there are a lot of these sites out there:

Beautiful, clean, uncluttered website

Words (I’m not sure they are organized or pointing somewhere)

Software pitches

Backlink arguments

How to build a website

Email campaigns

Hosting sites

Coaches

Memberships

Domains for sale

Free stuff

A lot of shiny stuff is on the Internet to be purchased.

 

Great sites with great content

But there is not a lot of great content that leads to a conclusion other than, buy me, and buy me.

The most interesting websites according to Alexa in March were:

Google

Facebook

You tube

Baidu

Yahoo

Wikepedia

Amazon

Twitter

Taoboo

Tencent QQ

Google India

Linkedin

Window live

SinaCore

Sina Weibo

Yahoo Japan

Tmail

Google Japan

Google Germany

Ebay

I use 10 of these sites every week. How many do most people use? That is information already present on the Internet. A new site cannot compete with Google, Yahoo, You tube, Facebook, or Wikepedia. These sites all give important, dynamic, interesting information. Some of the information can be used right away and some other data is at the websites for later use. That is why the readers keep going back. They like the service being offered.

But some big businesses that we use everyday are missing from the list above. Starbuck’s, Apple, Microsoft, and many others, including the new website posted a few minutes ago are not on the list.  Think about the businesses that maintain a customer loyalty. What do they offer? Surely, these businesses offer service that the customer wants.

An innovative, clean, well-written blog was just delivered to the Internet. Now the readers have to find it. A novice writer to a blog has a valuable service. What is it? A fresh approach to writing about new issues and old is brought by a new writer.   For example, should a blog have anchor text with the New Panda guidelines? How does a new blog get traffic?

 

Stay away from short cuts

The new blog writer that tells the reader upfront, there are no shortcuts to building a great site is in short supply on the Internet.

To build a successful website, it requires:

Time

Planning

Rethinking

Timing

Not giving up

Nothing earth shattering is in those five phrases, but it’s the truth. Writing a new blog is like moving to a new state. New friendships, new directions, getting lost, lost friendships, familiar setting, and finally different successes are created. Look at a new blog as a journey like the first successful camp to Antarctica. An expedition, like this, requires a lot of planning, some tries, some failures, and finally-loyal readers, traffic, and money.

Usually an article about new bloggers talks about selecting the right niche, building and designing a platform, getting a domain, choosing the hosting site, and accumulating some shiny things. The steps can be implemented quickly once the decision has been made to start a new website.

A website can be started for free, not my choice, or for as little as $50. This site uses a free WordPress theme, a $1 domain, and hosting from Siteground.com. The writer is relying on organic traffic initially. Hopefully, great content will bring new visitors. Fancy ways of directing traffic, like long tail keywords, anchor text, and backlinking may jeopardize the site with Google. Take a look at the top blogs in any search. It seems to be big bloggers who write a lot of quality content. The new blogger cannot compete with the quantity of posts of an older blog, but the novice can compete with writing interesting, important, relevant content.

Target traffic

After the site is started, one quickly learns without targeted traffic, the writer is writing and publishing into the great Black Hole. That’s the point of this post. Make sure there is a plan for attracting new visitors.

Connect, with where everyone is, via forums, and Google hangouts, and comments. Go out of the way to be helpful to others. For instance, lists are included in this posts that require lots of research time to find. The new visitor to the website may be looking for one of these lists. That would save the reader the time of researching the info. Find other new and old blogs. Hopefully, this post will be remembered for valuable information. One of the most valuable tools when starting out is Google analytics, a free source for tracking traffic. The information is not exciting or entertaining. However, the poster learns quickly to recognize Google as an organic traffic source. Think about it. Spend hours picking a niche and creating a website. Are there interested readers for the niche? Starting a blog without readers, week after week, is painful and burns the writer out quickly.

You are visiting the site of an avid reader looking for new posts to read. It’s not acceptable to leave a link for your post in the comments. Look in Google hangouts for other blogggers. That’s a good starting point for finding readers that are looking for new posts.

Free list

As a bonus for reading to the end of this post I have a free list of niches that are untapped and probably easy to rank in for a writer willing to persevere and do the research. Oh, sorry, you are disappointed that an eBook was not offered? Right!!

 

Here’s the list. Short, to the point and thought provoking:

 

Unique Niches

Survival

Yogadorfs

Psychoblogs

Zen habits

Finance

Photography

Debt

 

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