When it comes to writing online, the only way to make money from your writing is to get it seen by as many people as possible. But sadly many bloggers and article writers find it extremely difficult to achieve this. The question has always been “How can I get a lot of views to my articles or blogs?” Hopefully this column would help you in getting traffic to your articles and blogs and with that more money for you from your articles.
Below are some of the best tips or ways to increase traffic to your articles and blog:
Use certain important words and phrases
When writing your articles for your blog, it is very important to put in important words or phrases that are related to the theme or idea of your article in the beginning of your content. This is very important for search engines to easily find your articles and bring them to the fore pages of the Search results. If Search Engines cannot find your blog, then it becomes very difficult for you to drive traffic to your blog. The more people come to your blog via search engines, the more traffic you are obviously going to get. These important words or phrases are called Keywords. Try to distribute these keywords through your content. While doing this make sure that you do not overdo it. I know writers who because they have heard how important keywords can be in the success of their blogs, load their articles with a lot of keywords. This is a wrong move. It is called keyword spamming. If you engage in keyword spamming, it is going to do you no good in terms of search ranking. All Search Engines frown upon that.
Use the power of social media to promote your articles and blogs
Use the power of social networking to market and promote your articles and blogs. Social Media is one of the best ways to market and promote your articles. The more people that like, tweet and share your articles the more views you get and the better it does in search engines. This is obvious. Take a powerful social networking like Facebook and imagine the amount of traffic you will get to your blog if you promote it there.
In addition to social media, you can also increase traffic to your articles by doing something as simple as submitting them to top social bookmarking and article directories. This is one thing that is very simple but very effective. Never underestimate this one.
Write very catchy headings
One of the best ways to drive massive traffic to your articles is by making sure you spend time writing very good and compelling headings or titles. The more the compelling or interesting your heading or title is, the higher the chances of people wanting to read the article. No one wants read an article whose heading is not interesting. So if you want to increase the amount of traffic that your articles receive, then my advice to you is to take some time and craft a very good and appetizing heading so that people cannot resist the temptation of not clicking on these articles to read them.
Your blog should be responsive
When I say your site has to be responsive, I am talking about people being able to view your site on mobile devices in addition to desktop PCs. Gone are the days when people only connected to the internet using desktop computers. Today majority of people access the internet via mobile devices such as smart phones and other hand-held devices. This is the reason why it is highly imperative that your site is responsive so that people can use these mobile devices to access your site. Failure to do this will see you losing a great deal of traffic.
Don’t joke with the quality and relevance of your articles
Make sure that you write quality and relevant content that is of reasonable length. If your content or your article is of good quality and is free of grammatical errors, then you stand a high chance of getting your article ranked high in major search engines like Google and Yahoo. No search engine wants to show links to articles that are not of high quality or do not contain pertinent information for people. So you should make sure that whenever you are writing articles for your blog make sure that your articles are of high quality and do not contain petty petty grammar errors. Some say that your articles have to be very lengthy in order to rank very well in search engines, but this is not really true. So far as your article is giving the reader the exact information that he or she is looking for, then your article is said to be quality. And quality articles will always rank well in the search engines.
The above are just some of the best ways to get good traffic to your articles and blogs. I personally use all of the above tips and I have noticed that they are helping me in my quest to increase the traffic my articles receive.