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19 Ways To Get Traffic and Promote Your Blog

Every business owner who's ever hosted a blog has experienced the frustration of trying to gain readership. Though we’d all like it if readers just magically came to us, the reality is, it takes some work to build an audience.
It’s easy to get frustrated and just give up on blogging, but once you experience the benefits, you'll understand that your blog can have a tremendous impact on your business by attracting traffic to your site, helping you build a social media audience and making an impression on prospects and clients alike.
Following are 20 proven strategies that can help you boost readership and increase traffic to your blog.

1. Write more.

2. Promote with social media.

3. Write better titles.

4. Know your niche.

5. Include photos.

6. Incorporate keywords.

7. Incorporate links.

8. Add social sharing buttons.

9. Retweet past content.

10. Invite guest contributors.

11. Add video.

12. Invest in promotion.

13. Conduct give-away events.

14. Write guest posts.

15. Cross-promote to your mailing list.

In addition to the tips above, the following smart strategies will also help increase readership:
16. Make your content easy to read by using plenty of subheads, bullets and numbered lists.
17. Promote your blog in your email signature and your bio in any online profiles.
18. Make it easy for blog visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed.
19. Invite readers to leave a comment, then respond and let them know you’re engaged.

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