How do I get more people to see and engage in my blog?
I have had my blog for a long time, but no one has left messages or comments. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get more people to see my blog and engage in it. If you want to see my blog is about homemade customer care and skin care products. My blog address is: www.freshsoaps.blogspot.com. Thank you.
I've had a quick look at your blog and there are 3 key reasons (in my opinion) why no one is engaging on your blog.
#1. The Language:
Unless you are only interested in reaching the market in Indonesia, then you can leave it as is. If you are looking to reach an international audience, then try setting it up primarily in English.
Even though the page can be translated, not a lot of people will know that and it could result in poor engagement.
You are just posting images of your products and a little description about what they are and a few benefits. It's more product-centric, with no visible personality attached to it. Here are the missing elements:
- Results from clients (social proof)
- Your story
- The benefits of using the right products
- Health concerns when it comes to cosmetics
There's a lot to write about, you just have to do your research and also apply your experience; become an authority on the subject (yes it's possible).
E.g. Instead of just saying "Anti Wrinkle Cream" and put up a less interesting description, you can say something like - "1 simple way to remove wrinkles without spending a fortune" - then at the end, you introduce the product.
The cosmetic industry is a very competitive one, so as someone who's marketing your own products, you need to win the trust of people before they attempt to make inquiries or even buy.
Even though Google owns Blogger, and one might dream to attract a lot of traffic based on that, the layout itself is self defeating for any serious minded blogger or business person (some would argue on that, but that's my opinion).
Blogger is good for sharing random stuff or for someone who's just blogging for fun. If you want to stand out as an authority blogger on beauty products, then you need to consider this - Get a personal Wordpress blog (start build your own brand). It doesn't cost a fortune to get this going.
That doesn't mean the traffic and engagement will suddenly spike up, but it will give you a more serious presence within your niche and with time, you will start attracting the right audience and the necessary engagement.
Spend some time studying top bloggers in the world and see what they are doing. Here's a list of some of them:
- Neil Patel
- Maria Popova
- Seth Godin
- Darren Rowse
- Ramit Sethi
I hope this helps.
All the best,
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we develop by learning, learn from the best, top bloggers that might or might not be similar to what you introduce, this will take you time by the results are much worthy i promise; I have sorted below some tips that may be helpful to you:
1- connect with other bloggers with same interests, refer to their articles at the footnote of yours if it's similar to what you have written. (wordpress offers you this).
2- built a good blog, in design, content
3- built every content on brainstorming, you will get the best.
4- connect the blog with a Facebook page, that promotes it.
5- tweet it.
7- set a strategy for expansion
8- go and see, check and learn from top bloggers, go through their blog, see why they are successful, how they get more traffic, through polls, personalized blogs,...etc
Facebook posting is best. You can on Twitter, Reddit, and other bookmarking sites. You can try to share some interesting infographics on Pinterest, for instance. To attract the visitors you must use some tips and techniques. Post knowledgeable and informative blogs with more and more images because nowadays people read less content so usage of images will attract them. Keep visitors updated and do promotions of your blog.
Also, I know there are blogs where I would be willing to leave a comment, but I just can't do it because of a broken comment system. Maybe the Captcha isn’t working. Or I'm forced to choose an avatar. Or I have to log in to some system. Or I have to wait for the moderator to approve my comment. Or I don't even know where to click to leave a comment. All of these factors are comment killers.
- Josh from https://recroompick.com/
In my view it's difficult (and the wrong question)! I see my BLOG as a silent salesman, a place where my knowledge is stored in open forum, and a place where I can direct eyeballs (in a focused way). A criteria of success is not to get engagement on the BLOG but to drive views? Can you measure that?
Engagement is a personal and sometime vulnerable thing, so although someone views your pearl of wisdom, they may not "engage" and comment (I hope I understand your question correctly.)
Engage rather in the privacy of 1-on-1 e-mail or phone calls, (have you got a database of EVERYONE who has ever visited/bought from you?) and direct them individually to a BLOG article that gives away valuable information about your product that is RELEVANT to them and their current issue - that will drive revenue, engagement on the BLOG drives "self-congratulations"
I am presuming that you have already googled about blog promoting techniques and have already gone through tips like, write quality & keyword-rich content, publish posts regularly, share posts on social media, connect with other bloggers, etc.
No doubt that all the above-mentioned techniques are essential for blog promotion, but I think that you are looking for something more specific. Since Mr. Umonting, has already pointed out some relevant issues with your blog, I will only outline a couple of practices that will help you additionally.
If you are promoting your blog on social media, you should primarily approach fan base of other popular skin care and cosmetic product brands. Secondly, I would suggest that you should include the most important keywords (as per your product) such as homemade cosmetic product, skin care, etc. more frequently in your posts.
In addition to that, I think you might also be interested in learning some techniques to make money from your blog itself. You can follow this link for that: https://medium.com/@Sameera/how-to-use-your-blog-to-make-money-online-monetize-anything-online-part-iii-479025b44233
The best way to do it is to post some vivid and quality content on your blog. If your blog features something different than other people are more likely to visit and engage with the posts. Another way to do it is to actually engage with various communities in your relevant field, drop comments on other blogs with something worth adding value and you would be amazed with the some favor from their side.
1. Write considerably more.
Studies show that the more often you update your blog, the more traffic it'll receive. Google gives higher top priority to websites with refreshing content, so if you want to get more attention by the search engines whenever people are searching like "Dermatologist in Bangalore" or "Skin Specialist in Bangalore", update your weblog at least twice a week.
2. Promote with sociable mass media.
Share every single new blog post around your public media systems, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Facebook or myspace, Google+ and Pinterest. If you spend time cultivating your networks and share great articles, social media sites can become some of your top targeted traffic sources.
3. Write better titles.
The titles for your weblog blog posts are practically more important than the content alone. That's mainly because titles help potential visitors decide whether they should mouse click and read more. Pay attention to the article headings you discover on journal covers. They entice readers with guarantees and solutions. When you do the same, the readership will increase.
4. Find out your specialized niche.
While you might be interested in sea life, unique travel places, Little League baseball and pounds loss, you'll befuddle your viewers if your content doesn’t stick to clear look. Decide whom your target audience is, what they want to go through and what specific text messages you need to communicate.
By following the below blogging tips then you will attract good quality visitors.
Your blog posts should be informative and have something new in each post, it will help to return visitors.
Make sure you post on your blog on a regular interval.
Make sure your content is worth sharing, it always works.
Engage with other blogs in the same field.
Respond to the comments and give them solutions whenever they ask.
Follow the Google SEO guidelines to increase organic visitors.
I have looked at your blog. I am here to give some suggestions to increase the user's views and make them engage with you. Let's get into it.
1) First, change the template of your blog. Your blog view must be better in look and feel because the good presentation makes the audience to visit your blog and spend some time in it.
2) Write briefly explained unique catchy content. This will reduce the bounce rate of your blog.
3) Insert some pickup line like "connect with us", "join us", "reach us in blog content".
4) Make use of explainer video of your product in the blog section. It will help to make the audience to watch the article and video.
5) Attractive images are more important. Because a page full of content will cause the audience to get back to their work. In order to attract the audience's attention effectively use the relevant and eye-catchy images in blogs.
6) Add widgets like follow us and social media in your blog.
7) Promote your article in various social media platforms to increase the audience base.
Hope, this answer will help you a lot.
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One of the way to engage blog readers is to update them with your latest post and updates. You can start with Web Push Notification. They are easy to integrate and use. Your website is in Blogspot and you can follow this article - https://blog.pushengage.com/how-to-install-pushengage-browser-push-notifications-on-blogspot-website/
Some of the features which makes Push Notification a great way to re-engage with users:
- Subscription rate is around 5% to 8%
- Delivers directly on the user's browser, chances of missing the notifications are low
- Can send an automated notification based on subscriber's interest
- Easy to create and send push notifications
Websites using PushEngage are able to get 39% of repeat traffic - https://blog.pushengage.com/ofertia-increases-repeat-users-39-using-pushengage-web-push-notifications/
Repeat engagements allow readers to come back to your blog again and again. This increases the chance of them commenting on their favorite posts as well.
To engage more people with your blog, use social media to promote your blog. There are a lot of groups in social media apart from your friend circle, you can use them to promote your blog. Also, list your blog in all the blog listing sites and also find out guest posting opportunities this way your blog content will reach a large audience.
Try to share your blogs via emails, add it as comments sections, use websites like Quora, to share your blog link. This will help in reaching more audience.
Blog engagement is an important factor for SEO. If your audience leaves comments on your blog (and you respond to these comments), Google will notice that your blog is very much alive and active. And of course, mentions on social media will also help with your blog’s ranking. If people share your post on social media, or talk about it online, this will definitely lead to more traffic.
1. Write about the Interests of people.
If you are writing a blog that doesn't cater to the interests of the target audience that your efforts are going in vain. Hence you need to tune with the interests of the people.
2. Add something that others are not having.
There has to be something to stand out in order to get more user engagement such as Ratings, Reviews, Maps, etc. This tactic will ensure that you get comments, social shares, and links because people will be impressed that you were able to shed new light on a familiar topic.
3. Add authentic facts and data.
People more likely to believe the sources they trust, for additional links, find some new data to share through your own research and become the site that everyone links to when quoting sources in their own posts.
4. Promote your content.
After writing the engaging content it is important to promote your content, using engaging questions is a great way to promote your blog posts in groups or promoting it on social media is a great option too.
5. Be original.
Make sure your content is worth sharing. The most effective way to make sure that people want to share your content is to write original stuff. If your story is one of a kind, people will be more prone to sharing.
Ways to engage your blog audience:
1) Use visuals like videos, infographics, and diagrams so that people are not bored with reading only text.
2) Improve your writing tone, which means to study your readers and adapt your style of writing.
3) Avoid using long sentences and difficult words so that people understand what you mean.
4) Add a podcast to your blog post for visitors who enjoy listening rather than just scanning words.
5) Hook your audience with the first paragraph but make sure the rest of the article sticks to the subject.
Try out these tips.
What is the purpose of your blog? Why do you want them to engage?
Link everything to your social media but tailor the message for each so it's doesn't look spammed!
Very actual for me, need to follow this thread! I always wanted to create a blog about natural homemade cosmetics, something like https://sonicesoap.com/ . But I know my SEO knowledge is close to zero. Thanks for your post!
Update your blog with unique and quality content on daily basis and share that content through social media sites. It will helps to improve traffic on your blog.
Also make some quality backlinks from High Authority and relevant blogs or websites. It will helps to improve referral as well as organic traffic on your blog.
If you follow the below tips then you can get good results.
Make sure your blog posts are informative.
You should blog on a regular basis.
Make sure your content is worth sharing.
Engage on other blogs.
Respond to the engagement.
The first thing I would suggest you create a self-hosted blog with your domain name (not a sub-domain of blogspot.com), this article would help you - https://webrecourse.com/start-a-blog/
Add more multimedia content (images, videos) to your blog.
Promote your blog on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc).
To get organic traffic from the search engine, you need to optimize your website. If you are not good at SEO, you may hire an agency to do it for you.
Need further help? Don't hesitate to reply to me.