6 Ways To Make Your Blog Traffic Stay

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Nowadays almost anyone can start a blog. When visitors come to your blog, chances are high that they will leave soon after scanning through the content on your blog. So, how do you make the traffic to your blog stay?

Here are 6 tricks that you can do to encourage your visitors to stay and better still, come back to your blog regularly. If you have more suggestions, feel free to share them in the comment section.

1) Add testimonials

If you have testimonials from your subscribers, add them in the header, sidebar and/or footer of your blog. This will immediately differentiate your blog from thousands of other blogs out there.

If you have a list, getting testimonials is as easy as sending an email and ask. If you don’t have a list, you can get your friends or other marketers you know to give you a testimonial.

2) Add your photo and ‘about me’ page

If you are comfortable sharing your photo in the public, you can add a photo of yourself on your blog, with a short description of why you start the blog. You can also add an ‘About Me’ page and make the link obvious, either in the header or footer.

People are always curious about what other people are doing, why they do it and how they do it. By adding a photograph of yours and telling people about you and your story, you are able to quickly gain trust from your visitors. As a result, they are more willing to find out what you have to offer.

3) Have an end-of-post offer

People come to your blog for information. Once they get the information they want, they will move on.

The question is, where do they move on to?

If you do not intentionally do anything, chances are high that they will move on to another website.

To prevent them from leaving your website, you should always add an end-of-post offer.

An end-of-post offer is basically an offer that is presented at the end of your article. It should be the first thing they see when they are done reading your article.

– It can be an offer to download a free ebook.

– It can be an offer to opt-in to your newsletter.

– It can also be simply links to other interesting posts on your blog.

You can add an end-of-post offer easily using our free tool – PopupXpert.

4) List Down Your Best Posts

Most bloggers list down their recent posts because it is in the default setting. The problem with recent posts is they may not be interesting enough to arouse your new visitors’ interests.

To show your new visitors the potential of your blog, you have to show them your best posts.

If you are using WordPress, the easiest way to do it is by adding a Text Widget to the sidebar. Then manually enter the html link code of your top 5 posts. The code will look something like this:

<p><a href=”http://yourdomain.com/blog-post-link-1″>blog post title 1</a></p>
<p><a href=”http://yourdomain.com/blog-post-link-2″>blog post title 2</a></p>
<p><a href=”http://yourdomain.com/blog-post-link-3″>blog post title 3</a></p>
<p><a href=”http://yourdomain.com/blog-post-link-4″>blog post title 4</a></p>
<p><a href=”http://yourdomain.com/blog-post-link-5″>blog post title 5</a></p>

For the benefit of those who are not so tech savvy, here is how to do it:

a) Login to your WordPress admin > Appearance (arrow 1) > Widgets (arrow 2)

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b) Drag Text Widget (arrow 3 above) into the Main Sidebar (arrow 4 above). You will then see a form like the one below:

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c) In the input form, enter ‘Featured Posts’ in the title field (arrow 5 above) and the html link codes of your top 5 posts (arrow 6 above). Click Save (arrow 7 above).

5) Add images and videos

The basic idea of adding images and videos to your blog is to make your visitors believe that your blog provides values.

When new visitors first come to your blog, they are skeptical. They often scan through your blog before deciding whether to read your article.

Images and videos require more effort to prepare, hence making them to believe that your blog is worth reading.

6) Provide online services

Last but not least, you can differentiate your blog from the rest by providing online services in your niche. The best example to show you is our LeadsLeap blog. Other than blogging, we offer a slew of tools and services that our members can use free.

Yes, it takes time, money and ideas to create useful tools and services. But it’s definitely something that will keep your visitors coming back to your website again and again.

Agree? Don’t agree? Or have I missed out some ideas? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Steven Lucas Internet Marketing

    Great set of tips. I’ve recently started adding videos to my blog to increase the staying time. The good thing here is that ANY related video will do and YouTube abounds with them, no matter what your niche. However, I’ve recently discovered Powtoon, a place where you can make your own cartoon / presentation videos for free… other sites are available, but I haven’t discovered them yet.

    Regards,

    Steven Lucas

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  2. Nestor Beltran

    Excellent tips to use immediately, I really liked that adding a tab with content about me, the photo and what I have. Very good article there are several things that I will apply immediately.

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  3. Robert Pugliese Jr

    Kenneth thanks for the link to powtoon I viewed their site and the things you can do with the paid upgrades are great free is good but you have to have their branding on the video and I would rather not have that

    Sincerely Robert

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  4. Rafael D' Jesus Ferreras Castillo

    Hello Kenneth, Powerful Tips men!!

    Here is also some tips to keep the traffic in your blog:

    The content of your blog is very important. It is the reason why people visit your blog. Try to make your blog interesting and learn to master the ideas included in your blog.

    RSS feeds are also important. Not only will you be able to publish your content within a short duration but also replicate your content through the use of
    your RSS feed. Nowadays, the flow of your content is real-time and the RSS allows you to show your content to a wider audience.

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  5. Yogesh Shinde

    The content is KING and it will always be a KING. So I think we should focus on creating valuable content and then analyze what kind of content is getting engagement and traffic.

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    1. Kenneth (Admin) Post author

      That’s right, Yogesh. That’s the direction LeadsLeap advertising is moving into also.

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  6. Rute

    Thanks for very informative article,
    These they type information are very rare found. I hope you will in future posts these type of article, Getting website visitors really important to me, thanks.

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  7. Richard @ Increase Blog Traffic

    Great post! I’m digging that popup generator. Looks like it has some flexible options and will be effective in capturing some more leads. Have you done a case study on it?

    Also, adding testimonials to a blog is a very clever idea, and you’re right, most bloggers are not doing this…at least I have rarely seen it.

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    If you need good traffic to your website, you have to work for it. People won’t visit your website if you don’t have relevant content in it. There are a million websites on the internet now. If you need people to visit your website, you have to make sure you are posting good content.

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  9. sharedesk.pk | CoWorking in Karachi

    traffic can be generated on your website through proper social media marketing. It can also be generated by doing white hat SEO. If you want traffic to stay on your blog, then your content of the blog should be relevant. btw thanks author for sharing this with us.

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  10. educational

    Great suggestions there. Adding about us (or about me) page is always a big plus. People know who they are interacting with. They even think they already met you and know you. Testimonials adds a personalized feel. Those that appear in the list will feel a part of your program.

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  12. Adam

    Good learning material you have provided. The points you have shared I will apply to the blog to retain the traffic. Hope it will work for me.

    Reply

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