26 Jun How To Get Your Blog Noticed
WordPress originally started as a blogging platform. This is one of the reasons why many people are familiar with WordPress and have general knowledge in how to use it. However, WordPress has grown up a lot. From a blogging platform more than 10 years ago, it is now one of the most popular CRMs in the world.
Luckily, WordPress is still true to its roots and many people still use the platform to host their blogs. If you feel that your blog is not being noticed, we have some tips for you on how you can get your WordPress blog site discovered.
Optimize WordPress Blog for SEO
WordPress has its own search engine optimization (SEO) settings that you can tweak to make your blog more visible to search engines. WordPress is already SEO out of the box. However, you can add plugins, and use tactics and best practices to improve more on this.
Add Social Sharing To Blog Post
Social media has made the lot of us “sharers”. We love sharing content especially if it is written by friends, family or if it is socially relevant or interesting. This is why you should add social sharing buttons on your blog. This will make it easier for readers to share your content on social media.
It will also widen your exposure outside your network. Social media buttons are easy to add on WordPress.
Include Link To Blog On Your Social Media Pages
Don’t assume that just because you are friends with somebody or you’re family that they know about your blog, so don’t be shy and add the link to your profile social media pages.
Another area where you can add your blog URL is on email signatures. This is a good way to spread the word your emails get through where corporate or other forms of promotional correspondence don’t.
Your readers like to feel that they have an opinion that they can share. They also like to feel like they belong. Since they read your blog, it is only good manners to engage with them. When they leave comments in the comment section, engage them through discussion.
If other readers see that there is a lot of engagement in the comment section, they will also be encouraged to leave comments of their own and start discussions with other readers and they will also be more inclined to share.
Become A Resource
People like to read blogs from credible bloggers. You can do this by being an expert in your field. While this does not happen immediately, only posting relevant content that’s backed with solid evidence will build your credibility.
This is very important especially nowadays where fake news is rampant, not only on the internet but on social media too. If you are a credible blogger, you are deemed as an authoritative figure and this will increase your discovery and views.
These are just some examples on how you can do to make your blog more accessible and search engine friendly to readers. While most of these tips take time, always remember that blogging is not an overnight success. It takes time to cultivate a blog so don’t give up on finding ways on how to improve your ranking.