If you have a blog, chances are you’re looking to increase your traffic. With millions of other blogs on the web, it can be difficult to make your site stand out. In light of The Weekly Show’s new design, I’ve decided to share some little-known tricks for increasing traffic to your blog. These are guaranteed to increase your viewership and encourage readers to revisit your site. If you have other tips, leave them in the comments section below! Happy blogging!
12. Link to other sites and blogs
Let’s start with a basic but useful tip: link your blog to other websites. Not only will this increase your SEO ratings, it will also help your reputation. Citing well known or authoritative sources gives your site an aura of legitimacy and connectedness that isolated blogs don’t have. Linking to another website will notify its moderators, who are often happy to return the favor. Do this enough and other blogs will begin to mention you in their articles. Let’s not forget, of course, that having cool links for readers to explore is just plain fun and makes your posts more exciting!
Connecting to other sites will build pathways between your blog and the rest of the web.
11. Use high quality media
Every post should have some sort of media in it—pictures are great, videos are even better. Spending the time to find quality clips and images will keep readers on your site for longer amounts of time and generate more excitement about your posts. Visitors will often remember a great picture or video days after they have forgotten the finer points of an article. Quality is key here: try to find the highest resolution, most eye-catching images on the web. If you guys only knew how much time I have spent trying to find the right Pikachu pictures for all my Pokémon posts…
A picture or video can be the highlight of a post. The time it took to find this shot of Pikachu was well spent.