There are lots of blogs today, which means that people have many places where they can go to learn new things.
If you don’t make people feel welcome, they may read and dash without leaving a comment.
Here are 7 ways you can encourage your readers to leave comments.
Tip #1: Check your blog comments settings
Imagine your online community is a group of hungry people who walk up to a table where you have a spread of finger foods and appetizers. That’s your online content.
By watching which items disappear quickly, you learn what your audience truly wants. That’s the content that satisfies their hunger. And that’s what you need to give them.
In this article I’ll show you 8 ways to discover what topics satisfy the hunger in your online community.
#1: Ask your community
Most businesses assume that they know what their online community wants to hear from them. There’s nothing like doing a reality check by asking your community directly. What you learn might surprise you.
The good news is you’re not alone. Most blogs don’t get the traffic or the attention they desire.
What follows are the top mistakes made by bloggers (and how to fix them).
Mistake #1: It’s all about you
When I first started blogging, this discovery surprised me: Nobody gives a hoot about my products, my services or me. This also means most people don’t care about you, your company or your products, either.
Blogging can be complicated, so you want to make sure you’re doing things right.
We asked our Social Media Examiner writers “What’s the single biggest mistake bloggers make and why?” Read their answers carefully to see how you can improve your blogging to get the results you want.
What follows are 26 tips, from A-Z, related to the craft of blog writing and a number of critical factors that will help to ensure the production of high-quality posts.
“Links are the currency of the web,” writes Jonathan Bailey. “If you use someone else’s content, whether licensed directly or through fair use, it’s important to be sure to provide a clickable link to the original site if at all possible. This not only helps visitors to your site find the original work, but it also provides SEO benefits for the creator of the content and guards against your site being mistaken by the search engines as the original work.”
This article showcases 10 top blogs in multiple markets. Follow their lead to take your blog from good to great. And if you don’t have a business blog yet, now’s the perfect time to get in the game!
Each of these successful blog examples has incorporated unique features that have attracted thousands of readers. The great news is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel—just model the best. Take a look at these thriving blogs and apply the same success strategies to your own blog.
You can, and social media can be more effective than other forms of influence, as you’ll see in a minute.