I’d rather read some novel than spend my time on a post that claims to be teaching something I am not getting. Don’t get fooled; things have changed a lot the last years since the begining of the internet. The attitude of internet users has changed completely towards useless content. Nobody would spend the least of his time in a place without value. Maybe that is why the bounce rate of your site is too high; visitors are running away because the content of your site or perhaps your services is missing it somewhere.
There are a lot of posts that have been made on blogging tips with a lot of emphasis on value. Most of these tips get forgotten over time. But we actually need to add value and do that consistently too. I understand it might be some how hard to place all our commitments on writing, whereas on the true sense, we are out to make money. Consequently, a lot of people have concentrated on the Dollar aspect; all their efforts are channeled on monetizing and making money with their blog – but only to look back and see that the money is not coming too, due to lost-readership.
In the next few minutes, I will share with you 5 ways through which you can add value for your readers, in order to increase your readership and thus make-back 90% of your efforts in Dollars.
Let Your Blogs And Other Tools Be A Helping Hand
You and I know that 65% of internet users today are looking for information, possibly one that will solve their problems. People are looking for the best deals and trust-worthy suggestions to direct them on daily basis. Why not offer that hand? Use your blog, Twitter sites, podcast, and many other tools to solve problems. It might be on something around your niche or beyond. Whatever it is, somebody out there needs it and will rate you #1 once they got it.
Don’t Ignore Your Readers
Some people ignore questions asked on their posts or blogs. This will only convince potential readers that your blog is not interactive. When people ask for help or perhaps throws a question on your post, respond with the best answer. If you don’t know it, carry out a research first; for no reason should you leave it un-answered. Most times, even if there are no questions after 3-5 comments, you may still contribute; praising the commentators for their wonderful ideas and chipping in your own where necessary.
Apart from the fact that plugins makes blogging activities easier, it also makes the blog look neat and come of value. There are a lot of pugins out there that can actually add value to your blog. From the short experience I ‘ve acquired from my Reviews & Coupons blog, the VeryBestSoftware.Net, Comment plugin, CommentLuv and KeywordLuv are a must for every blogger. It encourages blog interaction and makes every blog come lively when well integrated. The Flickr plugin will bring niche related pictures to your blog or site, thus making it lively and up-to-date. Also using the Twitter update plugin will help you send update tweet once a new post is made on your blog. However, you must not integrate any plugin you see in your site, but only those that you know are nnecessary and will add value to your blog.
I have noticed that the membership’s sites that are performing very well are those that their founders are very generous. People will not mind to pay $38 every month, if they will get the best of what you know, your abilities, efforts and also have your best helping hands on their side. The value of these is well over $38 dollars and when given with no bias of any kind, your readers will never forget your first name.
Generosity is a good determinant of value. Start from giving away something today; something very valuable in your niche and let them know you just want to give it out in order to help them. Run a contest for your commentators, interact with them and give them your best. This will show them your commitment to helping them and will thus, gain you more readers and followers.
Respect Your Readers
Treating your readers respectfully will not only gain you a lot of followers, it will also add value to whatever your services are. Hence everybody will go to a place where his problems are prioritized. Sometimes, some of your readers might ask an annoying question or throw a request for repetition. You don’t need to get pissed; be respectful with your answers. And believe me, that folk will leave wherever place he is been insulted and run back to you for more.
How do you treat your visitors my fellow blogger? What’s their feedback? Are satisfied with the value you offer? These are the few tips I think constitute the major draw-backs for many blogs when handled wrongly. Now you have something to consider as you weed-out those your blog from unfavorable factors.I am waiting for your comments.
People around the world looking for information that related with their needs, You have explained more truths that helps people to build bond with other people…
thanks Vijay, blogging is much about giving actually. Let’s admit it, many of us thought that blogging was easy money, but in fact, it requires really hard work and walking the extra mile in order to earn your readers’ attention and trust.
One should treat the readers very nicely and see what the interests and try to fulfill it by writing the topics that will help them..
exactly Nihar! What we do is providing readers with solutions, according to their needs.
Respecting the user’s and taking care of their likes and dislikes is very important
If a blogger really cares for his business he should search and find what the readers look for and give them exactly that.
I agree with you. it is the quality of a nice blogger that he does a lot of research before writing a blog post to know exactly what his readers are looking for
i think responding to the readers comment is a good way to interact
Interacting with the readers & answering their questions is quite important – and also making the blog content interesting to read.
I think responding to your reader comments and periodically rewarding your loyal readers really help in gaining reader attention and keeps the readers attached to your blog.
Just my two cents.
i think one should be really careful. email Newsletters should be sent once in three days to avoid user’s unsubscribe to the blog just because their email accounts are filled up with content from a single website
yes! Bombarding your subscribers with letters very often, will cause the opposite results
The users are your boss
i absolutely agree with every word of the authour. Content is very important and no one will read sheet bull today, maybe ten years readers just were searching in the net but now they want to find something really interesting and useful))))
Right! People are tired of crap and they don’t have time to waste searching useless content. Once they hit backspace they’re not coming back to your blog. You ‘ve lost them forever.
Respect your readers. I believe that’s the most important thing that every blog owner must show or do. Personally, I had a bad experience with this blogger. Maybe his an expert for that topic, but I don’t think he needs to treat his readers like stupid individuals!
hi Ali, I can’t recall treating you as such. Can you please remind me?
Quite true if you don’t respect your readers then you lose them for good.