A blog without readers is a non-existent blog.
Blogging is a numbers game, the more traffic we generate the better.
It is very important that we make our blogs sticky, readable and attractive. The easier we make it for readers to view our posts, the higher the chance that they will stay engaged.
In order to get the attention of our readers and have them stick around, we must first make our content readily available, relatable and appealing.
Listed are four ways to increase pageviews to our sites:
- Let’s start with the obvious – write good content. Providing readers with good content is (in my opinion) the main reason sites are visited. Make your posts engaging and relevant. Good content no matter the niche will gain loyal readership
- Place your most popular or best content above the fold. As I previously discussed in 8 Ways to Create an Effective Home Page, the average web user spends the majority of their time focusing on content they can see right away. Providing readers with this option gives them a reason to stay longer, snoop around and get to know you
- Interlinking. Inserting links of older posts throughout your site increases your chances of having readers view more than your current page or post
- Install a Related Posts Plugin. It allows you to display a list of posts related to the topic of your post. Again, by offering this choice, readers have another option to stick around and get to know you and your blogging style. Two popular plugins for WordPress users are Yet Another Related Posts and LinkWithin, which also works for Blogger users.
Keep in mind aside from these tips, there are other important elements that factor in running an effective blog.