Blog Advice 1: Increasing Your Traffic

Suzie Speaks

How to increase traffic to your blog

One of the most common questions I am asked by fellow bloggers is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult to provide a definitive answer to:

How do I increase the traffic that I receive to my blog?

Before I begin, I think that it is important to note three crucial points:

  • Building a following and, consequently increasing your traffic, takes lots of time and effort. You are extremely unlikely to receive thousands, or even hundreds of views simply by pressing the publish button.
  • Content is key. Well-written posts will draw new people in, and encourage them to visit again. Posting page after page of inspirational quotes looks pretty, but will leave your audience bored after a while. Be yourself, make no apologies and believe in what you are creating.
  • I am not an expert, nor have I ever claimed to be.

I know very little about SEO, so…

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Ha! What can you tell me about writing a book?

Bard & Books

This week I would like to introduce one of the first people to have taken an interest in my blog, Eric Klingenberg. He works as a Special Needs Teacher and is in the process of completing his latest project, A True Wizard. In addition to writing fiction, teaching, and doing all the other things that Englishmen do, (I’m American so being all uncultured and what-not makes the U.K. seems exotic) he is an active blogger. If you like his post check him out at Eric’s Blog.

Ha! What can you tell me about writing a book?

I was very flattered to be asked to write a guest blog post for Steven (my first one). When I asked what about, he just said oh anything that would help a new author. Now here we have a problem. I am a new author. I started my book in March, before then…

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How To Promote Your Blog!

Michael Rios

As Bloggers, we must be aware of the vast competition that is out there from New to well-established Blogs. Self-publishing authors face this as well, everyone wants to get noticed in hopes of walking to the bank one day and or the hopes of that 15-minute slot on a talk show. Perhaps have a following of 10k plus. What can we do to better promote our Blogs?

When it comes to self-promoting your Blog, there are no secrets a fast Google search and there will be many articles on the subject. Here are some important guidelines to adhere to.

  1. Content should be top notched: I know you heard it before and probably more than you like, Yet, this is a crucial aspect pertaining to Blogs that climb the latter and those that fall off. Delivering solid content that your readers want to come back for.
  2. Post Regularly: I have read…

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Auto-Post YOUR Blog To Google+ (the biggest search engine in the world isn’t a bad place to be!)

Dan Alatorre

Guest blog post by R. Todd Henrichs Guest blog post by
R. Todd Henrichs

Here on the blog, we are all about helping writers become more efficient and more effective. Sometimes that means talking about how to write better dialogue and sometimes that means letting your blog posts be seen by as many people as possible.

If we can accomplish those things in a simple manner, there’s no reason to do it. I have my blog automatically post to a Facebook author page. I don’t do anything to make that happen. When I mentioned this, one of our very smart readers mentioned that you can do something very similar and have your blog post go to Google plus.

Considering that Google is the largest and strongest most popular and best search engine in the universe, why would you not want your stuff to go there, especially if it can go there with almost no effort from you?

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Online Editing Software – A Writer’s Best Friend

As an Indie Author, one of the things I've struggled with is editing my own work. I've pained over each word that I typed out, why would I want to cut it out? Simple, it wasn't needed. But, how would I know that it wasn't necessary? I'm not a professional editor. The honest truth is,... Continue Reading →

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