Many bloggers how they can increase the number of people visiting their site or “traffic”.
One key thing which you must do is to provide “value”. What do I mean by “value”? Value essentially means that there is a difference in the reader before and after the 5 or so minutes they spend reading your page. After reading your page they know something useful which they can apply in their lives which they didn’t.
So for example beautiful images, great quotes, funny pictures are great. People may love them and you may even get tens of thousands of hits from them. However depending on what sort of niche you are in, especially if it’s business-related you will need to provide the “V-word”, yes you got it right, that word…value.
So for example do you think the following are of “value” to the reader i.e. useful knowledge which can practically help the reader?
- What you had for breakfast today?
- Your favourite colour?
- Your opinion on whether human beings will ever colonize Mars?
Well, obviously no. Even if your reader learns the answer to this, how can they actually apply this knowledge?
Things of value are often connected to “How to…?”. For example if you can show your reader how to do something which they want to then that is of value. So if you wrote about.
- How to do something technical.
- How to cook something.
- How to make some sort of money in some way be it investment, business ideas and so on.
- How to be healthier.
Then all of those things would immediately be classified as things of value. In this blog for instance some of the following blogs help readers learn how to do certain things.
So make sure you have things of value in your blog posts that will help readers learn how to do things which they don’t know how to.
I hope you have found this useful.
Feel free to ask questions.
Have a great day!