After publishing a new post, you don’t wait for article to be read by your users when you can make your post readily available for your users. Why publish a post that won’t be read by anyone or not be easy accessible to its readers. Although you might be tempted to head on to the next post but making your post available to your readers should be your first concern. That’s why there are basic things you must do so as make your post easily crawled by search engines and easily accessible for its right audience.
Things To Do After Publishing a New Blog Post
1. Proof read
You won’t want your post to be filled with grammatical errors and spellings. Reviewing the post after publishing it to check for errors made grammatically or in spellings. Sometimes you might not notice those errors so it’s advisable to tell someone to read and check for
2. Inserting links
Inserting links of old post related to the post recently published doesn’t only encourage your readers in navigating your site further but also helps reduce bounce rate and improve your page rank. This is used by pro bloggers in improving their site structure, increasing their domain authority and also increasing their traffic and time users spend on their site since readers would love to navigate more through those links. You can easily search for related topics in your blog and link it in new blog post published.
When inserting links of related posts in a new post try using different color from text color for the links and also captivating headers like “Users Also Read”, “You will like” etc. This will help catch the attraction of your readers.
3. Sharing to social medias
Sharing on social medias would help your post read your audience faster. Top social medias that boost my site traffic are facebook, twitter, google plus and whatsapp messenger. I will explain briefly how you can use these social medias to boost your traffic and reach
out your post to your readers.
Facebook is one of the most visited social medias. Facebook helps boost traffic with the use of facebook fan page and groups. Creating a facebook fan page and asking users to like your fan page or you can also create facebook groups and add friends to your group. Once you
published a post, you can visit your facebook group or fan page and post the link there. Once the link is post, the title of the post would appear and also image from the post would be post link thereby engaging your facebook fans to click the link and land them to your
You may also use wordpress plugins like jetpack or WP Social Share orif you are running on a blogger or joomla platform, there arr sites like dlvr.it which helps automatically publish your post to your facebook groups or pages.
Twitter is also a top social media that is visited daily by millions of users. Try getting more followers on Twitter so that your tweets can be reached to more users. Once you publish a new post you can share it on twitter with the use of #hastags popular in your niche. If
you not aware of popular hashtags in your niche, you can simply use http://www.Hashtags.org to find them. There are users that monitor certain hashtags and are more interested in tweets from those hashtags. This will help increase you blog readers and also your site traffic.
c) Google Plus
Google plus has helped target blog readers through the use of Google+ Communities and Google+ Followers. Sharing post on Google+ enables your followers to easily gain access to your post when they visit your timeline. You can also search for Google+ Communities related to your niche and join them, posting short description and your blog post link regularly in those communities. The more followers you have in your community, the more people that can gain access to your post.
d) Whatsapp Messenger
Nowadays, virtually all smartphones have Whatsapp installed in it. You can create your Whatsapp group and add interested users there. You can keep the group interesting by chatting regularly and replying questions. Whatsapp group can be a good way to gain traffic by updating your users with latest posts from your blog, using brief description of the topic and pasting a teaser link that would refer them to your blog.
4. Social Bookmarking Sites
One major problem face is getting traffic in their blog. Social bookmarking sites like Reddit.com and StumbleUpon.com have proven to drive quality traffic to my blog. You can get loads of traffic by commenting with users’ post and making post referring them back to
their blog. I mostly make use of Reddit. Reddit users make use of what is called karma, it’s like Facebook likes. The more Karma your post has, the more people will see it.
5. E-mail Updates
Adding E-mail subscription form to your blog is good so as to update your users regularly with constant updates from your blog. You can use mailchimp or feedburner to add an e-mail subscription form in your blog. The main aim of e-mail updates is to draw your users back to
your blog once they read your post updates via mail.
6. Ping Tools
Sometimes it might take days or long hours before search engines index your blog and crawl new updates. Through the use of ping tools, it would urge search engines like Google, Bing etc to index your blog post faster. I make use of a ping tool called pingomatic.com and
noticed the huge difference. Before it took close to 12 hours before my new blog post shows on search engine but using pingomatic, I noticed that my post usually appear on search engines within 6 hours of when I last posted them. There are other ping tools but you are
advised to use one ping tool daily.
7. Replying to Comments
You don’t keep making new blog post without replying to comments from users (visitors) in your blog. Replying to comments helps to improve your blog responsiveness and also build trust and commitment to your blog readers. This helps your blog readers visit your site regularly and also engage new readers to comment once they see how active you
respond to comments in your blog.
8. Commenting on other blog
Yeah, this really helps users from other blog become aware of your blog. I love commenting on WordPress blogs with Comment luv plugins because they help build quality backlinks to my blog and also answering question from other blog comments with teaser link of your
blog helps to drive traffic to your blog. Avoid spamming with unnecessary link.
9. Forum Engagement
Forums are also good ways to reach your post to your readers. Being active in forums by commenting, liking post, helps create awareness. Some forums increase the stars of users that comment regularly and have likes. You can use forum to drive traffic to your blog post by posting new topic with your blog URL as source and answering comments related to your blog post by pasting your blog URL. Instead of keep posting in your blog without getting readers, you can re-post some of your blog post on forum with Source URL of your blog post, this will create awareness of your blog to users in the forum and also helps boost Search Engine Page Ranking. Avoid spamming forums to avoid getting banned by moderators.
There is no need creating posts with getting readers to read your blog posts. Your blog posts are for search engines and your readers and not for you, so these are things to gain quality readers and enhance users’ engagement in your blog.
Does these help improve your users’ responsiveness in your blog? Would love to hear from you via comments.
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