Well, now that you are up and running (you are, right?), you’ll want to be able to get a few readers to your site in the hope that they will become hooked. Well, there are a number of ways to do this. Here are just a few of them:
Get your blog high in the SERP‘s:
This will be discussed in a lot more detail later on as there are a LOT of things that need to be done to faciliate this. Some of them are:
- Put a few relevant keywords in your post – You shouldn’t write about dogs without actually mentioning the word “dogs”, right?
- Name your posts properly – This is generally because the names of your posts become the title of the post’s page, and the Page Title plays a big role for Search Engines
- Become a blog that people link to – This probably won’t really apply so early on the life of a blog, but the more relevant sites that link to your blog, the better
Join Relevant Discussion Forums:
This will help quite a bit, because it might also give you some information to help you with your blog. There are a TON of forums out there on the internet, so it shouldn’t be TOO hard to find a few that are relevant to your blog’s topic. When you join a forum you will generally learn a bit from the other members (assuming it is an active forum). Not only that but you can ask people to visit your site if it’s appropriate. Just be careful, as joining a forum just to ask people to view your site is considered spam and can get you into trouble.
Visit similar blogs and comment on them:
This will also be beneficial because, a lot of the time, when you comment on other blogs you can leave a link to your blog’s site when you fill in your details. If you start leaving some useful comments on other blogger’s sites, they tend to come to your blog to see what you have to say. And, other visitors to the other blog follow your “comments” to your blog as well.