How To Get Your First 500 Loyal Visitors #InfoGraphic5:39 PM
T hese are the actions I recommend you take in order to start getting visitors to your blog. They are the tactics I have used successfull...
You are a dinner host; get your house ready for guests first
Get a domain name
Earn attention by creating thrilling articles
Write clickable and shareable post headlines
Publish socially snackable pieces
Have optimized design with social sharing buttons
Retain your first time visitors by turning them into loyal followers
It’s the right time to send out guest invites
Actively share your blog posts
Comment on popular and relevant articles
- Find sites related to your content. Search Google or explore Twitter and other social media. Subscribe to the relevant sites, follow them in social media and explore their content. If possible try to make sure the post has and will have a lot of visitors. To drive traffic you must comment on a high-profile site that normally has lots of visitors. Keep this in mind when selecting sites to comment on.
- Comment early. Most comment areas list their comments from first to last. You must comment on the post soon after it has been published. If you do that you will expose your comment to thousands of people who are going to read the post. The earlier you are, the more people will see your comment.
- Brand your comments and make yourself easily recognizable with a globally recognized comment avatar from Gravatar. Don’t use a keyword rich description in the name field. Use your own name instead. Make sure to include the URL of your site within the URL field in order to have a clickable link pointing back to your site.
- Don’t just comment for the sake of it. Make sure that your comment provides value and helps people. Only write a comment if you like the post and if you have something relevant and interesting to say. Write a quality comment that creates value and grabs the attention of readers. Add something substantial to your comment. Add your thoughts about the post, provide additional information from your personal experience or from a post you have on your own site. Some comment platforms allow people to vote up and down on comments and this will contribute to your comment being votes up and being listed higher up the page.
- Stay connected to these sites. Get involved in discussions multiple times over the next few days, don’t just post one comment and never return. This will get the attention of the content creator and will help you build a connection and a relationship.
- Comments are not about SEO. Links in comments should not be seen as a way of building links to improve your search engine rankings. Search engines have devalued the importance and authority of links from comment sections many years ago so they do no longer have much (if any) SEO value. This was done because of many dubious link builders automating this activity and spam commenting across the web. Links from comment sections of other sites should be seen as a traffic builder and a relationship builder. It is an opportunity to get traffic from sources other than the search engines.
- Not reading the entire post before commenting. It is only common courtesy to read the entire post before leaving a comment. This is especially important in controversial articles because the author may actually give indication later on in the post that either shows sarcasm or evidence of satire, which can be entirely missed if the reader does not bother reading beyond the first sentence or two. If you leave a comment without reading the entire post, it is usually obvious.
- Not reading the post at all before commenting. This offense is even worse than only reading the first sentence or two before leaving a comment. The comments box is meant for readers who have something to say about the material presented. If you did not read the post at all, then the comments box is not meant for you. Commenter who cannot even bother to skim through the post should avoid commenting on that post in general. It is likely that their comments will only make it blatantly clear that they are spammers.
- Shamelessly promoting your site in the comments. Promoting your site is essential, but you do so by simply commenting on other sites and letting readers click on your URL on their own, not by flooding other people’s sites with “COME VISIT ME” please spam.