Blogging can be fun if you are passionate about your subject but it can be frustrating if the analytics show that you have no traffic to your blog or website. That means that no-one is reading your insights and is appreciating your writing. It is a little lonely. It is like writing a book and it is just sitting on the bookshelves.
So what are you doing wrong?
Here are 10 possible reasons you are not getting traffic to your blog.
1. You have just started
This is where patience and persistence come in. You will not have thousands of people turning up the next day to read your blog if you have only just started blogging. It is a journey of many steps and this where your character will be tested as you build traffic one step at a time one blog at a time.
2. Your headlines suck
If you write a headline that doesn’t meet some of the basic principles of headline writing that gets readers past your title on Twitter and reading the link that is attached then you need to learn the basics of headline writing. This post may get you going in the right direction “How To Write a Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog”
3. You are not posting frequently enough
Do you just write an article when the mood suits you? If you want people to become regular readers of your blog then you need to be consistent. Have you noticed that Magazines come out every week or every month. Newspapers come out every day, hail, snow or shine. Post regularly and consistently and you will build a loyal readership.
4. You have poor search engine optimization
Google will send readers your way if you have optimized your blog for search engines You need to learn the importance of the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This post may help “5 Key Factors To Rank High On Google”
5. You have very few Twitter followers
Twitter is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your blog or website. If you have a lot of Twitter followers then you can send out the Post headline on twitter to your loyal tribe and tease and tempt them with a great headline that makes them click on your link to your post. For more on this check out “How To Get 46,000 Twitter Followers” and “How to Get Targeted Twitter Followers”
6. You have poor content
You are writing posts that people are finding boring or irrelevant. It is not hard to change that if you are listening to your audience and helping solve their problems and maybe even entertaining them
Here is a post that may help “30 Inspiring Ideas To Develop Content For Your Blog”
7. You are not focused
If you are writing for everyone and posting stories that are about everything you need to get focused. Write articles that are specifically about one industry, topic or niche. Know your market and stick to it. Don’t go off topic.
8. You are not distributing your content to other social media platforms
One of the strengths of social media is its power and leverage to get your content out to other platforms and channels where your audience is hanging out. So put your videos on YouTube, post your articles to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and don’t forget others like Technorati and Digg. Use you blog as a homebase and distribute and leverage your content to your social media outposts. Go to where your potential audience is. Facebook has over 600 million users, now that is an audience.
9. You are not engaging with others
Comment on other peoples blogs go out an interview top bloggers or successful people either online or in person. Ask to be a guest blogger. Take advantage of the other people’s networks.
10. You believe in miracles
There are no miracles it requires constant learning and focus. Go and read about other top bloggers and they will give you the information you need to to know to be the best you can possibly be.