Readers are like the fuel for any blog. Without readers, a blog is useless. Therefore, it is always important to pay more attention to blog traffic.
When it comes to traffic, it can be organic traffic from search engines or referral traffic from social media sites or other reference sites. Whatever it is, as a blogger you should focus on keeping them coming back. If a blog is with quality content and a quality eye pleasing design, chances are those readers will visit you again. They will even become your followers.
However, it is important to consider this fact and do the necessary to get more repeat visitors.
Below are some quick tips which you can use in your blog to keep your visitors to come back and hence increased traffic day by day.
#1. Post frequently.
Usually, sites, which are not updated frequently, dropped by some search engines. Therefore, keep in mind to maintain your blog fresh. The easiest way of doing is to write few posts when you have a free time and schedule those for future. Then, even if you are unable to post, your blog will be updated with those scheduled posts. You can also put date counter on the page. If the posts are with published date,it will show when your blog was last updated.
#2.Allow readers to ‘opt in’ to get updates
Allow readers to opt in/subscribe to get updates. Place a link on your site and invite readers to subscribe to get daily updates or monthly newsletter or even some offers. In this way, you are able to create a contact with them.
#3.Create a ‘Policies’ page
#4.Pay attention to your blog design.
Brand your blog with consistent colors, logos and slogans so that visitors always know they are on your site. Always provide a ‘Contact Us’ page. These help you to gain more trust from readers and they will keep coming to find more trusty resources.
#5.Never spam readers
Never spam a reader, who subscribed for newsletters, with unwanted emails. Later if they decide they want to unsubscribe from the mailing list, be sure you honor their request. Make it easier for them to unsubscribe from the mailing list if they wish to do so. They may still come back to read your blog if they like your posts. But they will definitely not come back if you continue to send emails to their email box which they no longer wish to receive.
Now, above are some of tips I use to get repeat visitors. Do you have any more tips to add to this list? Please share your tips and ideas.
Amila Wickramarachchi is a Singapore based blogger who writes few blogs.Her food blog Food Corner is popular for Sri Lankan recipes.She also writes this blog to share her knowledge on blogging with other fellow bloggers.