Whether your blog is political or light-hearted, article-focused or image led, every blog needs visitors, because without visitors, your blog is just a space for aimless musings. Attracting a reliable and regular readership can turn your blog into a place of thought-leadership, and of course, the more hits you get, the higher your advertising revenues will be.
But attracting visitors can often feel like a minefield. When you’re competing against an estimated 156 million blogs (according to BlogPulse), how can you pluck random followers out of thin air? Well, it’s not as hard as it first may seem.
A few simple SEO tweaks can be the passport to a whole family of new readers. The majority of blog visitors start out as ‘wandering traffic’, searchers that stumble upon a blog by accident, through keyword searches or via other social media sources. Fundamentally, these visitors are already interested in the topic you are talking about – they are blog-lovers up for grabs.
The key is to make sure itâ€™s your blog they wander onto, and getting your blog seen, let alone read, has become as important as the content it includes.
But don’t panic, we’re not talking about a strategic, multi-layered plan of attack. Just a little SEO awareness and good old-fashioned patience is the key to happy blogging. Here are 10 top SEO tips for all bloggers: [Read more…] about 10 Tips for Blog Search Engine Optimization (SEO)