Having a blog or website, without any significant readers coming on, is just like a lighted candle under a bucket, the environment becomes completely dark and no one can find his way around. Attracting traffic to your website or blog, is the dream of every author, writer, company, organization, businessmen and entrepreneurs, yet traffic doesn’t come easy as most people expect.
You don’t have a magic wand, experience or money to promote your website, so what can you do? On the internet are thousands of articles suggesting how and what to do to attract readers to your website. Many have followed those instructions and gone further to pay for promotion and marketing, without realizing anything positive.
It is very frustrating indeed when some websites assure you of free blog promotion, but at the end of it all, you are confronted with “All that we want from you is to copy and paste our code in your website.” How many codes would you paste in your blog before enjoying free promotion? I would like to share my experience on how my blog has been one of most widely read blogs.
Good articles make a difference.
Readers are fed up with bad articles. Everyone wants something entertaining and educative. Whenever you want to write an article, take the particular subject that you want to write about into consideration. What’s special about it and how many people have written the same subject? Don’t end up putting down your pen, because thousands of people have written the same thing, instead let your article be different and special to overshadow all the previous written ones.
Choose titles hard to resist.
Do you know that bad titles put readers off and good titles attract readers? For example you want to write about your clever cat, that did something extraordinary. First title: The clever cat. Second title: The clever cat that kissed my face to wake me up from my burning house: You can easily see that the second title would give you more readers than the first title.
Articles other writers fear to write make a difference.
Are you one of the scared writers afraid to write probing and challenging articles? Yes, it’s a fact, many writers and journalists are so scared to write incriminating articles, news and books, just because of the fear of losing their job, affecting the sale of books, or probably ending up in prison. If you love human beings and understand the suffering of others, there wouldn’t be any room for fear in one’s life, because love conquers all.
Writers and journalists in this category are selfish, they are only thinking of themselves, but not the comfort or benefit of the masses. For example, you know perfectly well that Aids and Ebola are medical crimes against humanity but you are scared to write about that. Does that makes you a good writer or journalist? These are some of the reasons journalism has lost its credibility.
Don’t write long articles to impress.
We have many kinds of readers. Some like long articles, while others like short articles. But always remember that you are the one to write something special for both readers. Don’t let your readers decline to read further, because the article is long and meaningless. Let your articles be short, blended with all the ingredients to make it a masterpiece.