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How to Effectively Market Your Blog
How to Effectively Market Your Blog. While blogging can be a great way to achieve a lot of things it is very important to know that marketing is an essential part of blogging; you can write great content as much as you like, you can be unique as much as you like and you can have more than enough knowledge on the subject you’re blogging about but without an audience to appreciate your work you won’t go anywhere. Effectively marketing your blog helps put your blog on the spotlight and also attract the right audience to your blog, this post will be giving you some tips on how to effectively market your blog.
Prepare Your Blog
You can market your blog anyhow you want while at the same time having the best content but without preparing your audience for the traffic about to come you will have little to no success with that traffic. There are already a lot of blogs in the blogosphere and you must be able to prove to your potential readers that your blog is completely different from every other blog in the blogosphere. This means you must first define your USP (unique selling proposition) and look for a way to make it clear that you’re truly different; I wouldn’t be reading your blog if I think I can find the same content you produce on other blogs on the internet or if I think there is nothing that separates you from the crowd so your first step should be to prove to me that you’re different.
Have a System
Every of the greatest brands in the world has a system and they don’t just believe they have to market their business and that is the end. Having a system is even more important to blogging than to any other business because, as bloggers, we have to focus on gaining longtime traffic that matters.
Your traffic or blog isn’t what matters but the system you have in place. You should always ensure you have a solid system that will make sure you have recurring visitors to your blog; this is where building a list and focusing on building RSS subscribers matter. You don’t just get the traffic and expect them to stay. Try to create a ‘lead magnet‘ that will capture them into your system with which you can later follow up with them to ensure you get the best from them.
Know Your Strategies
A great mistake you will make as a blogger will be following a strategy only because some people say it is effective. One thing about bloggers is that we’re always on the lookout for new traffic generation strategies and as soon as a new strategy is out we’re ready to beat it to death so you shouldn’t just follow and rely on a single traffic generation strategy. Try as many traffic generation tactics as you know, give them enough time to see which one works and which one doesn’t, then focus your efforts on which one matters the most.
You should also know that the traffic tactic that is highly effective in a particular niche might be completely ineffective in another niche so you shouldn’t sit down and believe you have a formula; your formula can’t be relied on until it is tested and proven.
Retain Your Visitors
This is probably the most difficult of all. As a blogger, getting that traffic or getting your name out there isn’t what matters most but making the people you get to stick to your blog. There is nothing else that can make people stick to your blog other than your content so you should focus all your efforts on giving your readers the best of your content. Don’t think that because they have visited your blog or subscribed they can never leave again; they can leave anytime they want but you can change that for good. You can over deliver to them and make them even go out of their comfort zone to start telling others about your blog – the best form of marketing is recommendations so focus your efforts on getting more of this by being the best you can be.
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