This guest post was written by Zac Johnson, an internet marketer with over 15 years of experience, and blogger at ZacJohnson.com.
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What makes some blogs more successful than others? With the millions of bloggers out there, competing against the billions of blogs on the internet… why are some getting your attention and not others? In this post I will highlight three very simple tactics that can get your blog more love and activity from the readers coming to your site.
Only Post Really Great Content
Sure, it’s easy to say “content is king” and all that other fluff… but it’s really tough to continually create great content. Some days you might have writers block so bad that you just need to get up and leave your desk. New ideas for great posts and content will come to you throughout the day, so make sure you have a pen and paper handy, or send yourself an email from your mobile device. So instead of sacrificing your blog with a low quality post, hold off another day until you have something great to publish.
Reply to All Blog Comments
This one is really simple, but I’m still amazed at how many blog owners still don’t take the time to respond to their blog comments. Why are we blogging in the first place? Blogging is supposed to be a two way conversation. When you write a post and someone takes the time to write out their thoughts and opinions… that is golden! Whether you are receiving a comment because a reader wants to leave their input, or get to know you a little better, if you aren’t responding to your blog comments, this is just a slap in the face to your readers!
Ask Questions and Interact
If your blog is lacking in comments, one of the best ways to get the readers interaction started, is to end your blog post with a question. Not only will this potentially get some new readers to start posting on your blog, but it may also lead to ideas for new posts for your blog. Don’t forget… your blog is only as good as the quality and quantity of people reading your site. Listen to what your readers have to say, then create new content off their comments.
There are many different factors that can determine the success of a blog, but in the end it really comes down to your content and readers. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a unique blog design, or building back link campaigns. Take the time to listen to your site readers and post about what they really are coming to your blog for. If you don’t know… write a blog post asking your readers for new ideas and what they would like to see. If your blog is out there for the sole concept of providing a quality niche resource for others, your readers will help build and establish your web site.
This guest post was written by Zac Johnson, an internet marketer with over 15 years of experience, and blogger at ZacJohnson.com. Zac also just wrote a complete guide book on how to make money through web site flipping called, “Flip This Web Site: How to Buy, Improve and Sell Web Sites on Flippa”.