Many bloggers would say that getting traffic to your blog is the most difficult part for a blogger but I can tell you that retaining the traffic and visitor you have built over time is even more difficult than getting them.
Most people would visit your blog for the first time and they would not return to your blog again, and that’s one visitor you just lost.
There are tips and basic traffic retaining secrets you can implement in order to keep people coming back to your blog for more. Yes I mean what I just said.
I remember when I started out blogging, I used to get lots of visitors to my blog but my problem was keeping them glued to my blog. I tried writing more often thinking this was the solution as most newbie blogger would think, but it never helped me in retaining my blogs traffic.
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In this article, i’ll guide you through my secrets to getting repeat visitors to my blog. If you can apply my various strategies which I would be listing below, you would notice a drastic change in the way your traffic would grow and this time the repeat traffic.
5 Ways To Get Repeat Traffic To Your Blog
1. Write Detailed and Lengthy Posts
One thing most people respect about a blogger is the way he or she writes their article. Visitors tend to have this feeling of coming back to any blog that gives them a solution to their problems, and not just a solution to their problem but in a detailed and self expository manner.
I don’t necessarily mean that your blog post must be lengthy, but it must be detailed enough to give solution to the reader and this in turn would be a tool to encourage the reader to come back next time on your blog for more.
2. Newsletters List Forms Positioning
When designing your blog’s theme, try to turn your first time readers into your list in order to get repeat traffic to your blog by placing your Newsletter Opt in form below post.
You might wonder why most blog’s you visit put a subscribe to Newsletter form below post content, here is the reason. After a new visitor goes through reading a blog post on your blog, if you truly obeyed the first rule above as I said (Write Detailed and lengthy Posts), the new reader, out of excitement that he or she found the solution to a given problem or a nicely written article on your blog would likely opt in for your Newsletter List if the form is placed at the bottom. Now you see why you need to place a Subscribe to List form below your post.
With your list, you can in subsequent times send out Newsletter with links to your articles and get those visitors coming back to your blog to read.
3. Social Media Story Telling
Just like the newsletter opt in forms, also find positions where to place your fanbox and other social networks connection so as to get a nice turn in to your social connections. Now here is how to get them to come back to read your articles.
After you make a new post on your blog, write an interesting story on your social media page, for instance write a story on your facebook fanpage related to the post you just published and give them a link to complete the story or post on your blog. Out of curiosity, most social media fan would click through the link to your blog in order to read the full post. This is one great tip to get repeat traffic to your blog.
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4. Thank Me Later and Send email only on Reply to My Comment Plugins
This one is for wordpress users, you can install the Thank Me Later Plugin on your blog and whenever someone leaves a comment on your blog and you approve it, they get a notification in their mail concerning the comment been approved with a link back to your blog where the comment is displayed. People would click through the link to view their comment live and might end up reading another article once they are on your blog.
While the Send email only on Reply to My Comment Plugin would notify the commentator when there is a reply on their comments. I love this one because I usually love replying to each and every comment on my blog, and then the commentator would receive a mail with the link to the new reply to their comments. They end up re-visiting your blog. This usually builds a community around your blog and also helps in keeping visitors to come back to your blog.
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5. Create New Article From Questions By Commentators
Some people who leave a comment on your blog might ask a question on something related to the article, one thing I do in such cases is create a new article that suits the question, now I reply to the comment on my blog with a link to the newly written article. With the help of Send email only on Reply to My Comment Plugin, they would receive a mail concerning the reply, and once the are on my blog to read the reply, the follow the link to the new article. This is a simple trick to keep them coming back to your blog.
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Now Your Turn
These are simple laid down rules I follow to keep visitors coming back to my blog or get repeat traffic or as you might call it. I hope you implement this tips in order to get the best.
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