I hope that you have been following my blog and had read my last article on how to get free targeted traffic to your blog.
If not then I urge you to read that article on how you can generate targeted blog traffic before reading this post. Why? Because this is a follow up post on things you should do after getting traffic to your blog.
After reading that post you can come back and continue reading this article.
Now lets get down to business.
After getting traffic to your blog it might end up leaving and might end up staying. Of course this depends on how your prepare your blog for targeted traffic.
In this article I will provide tips for you on how you can prepare your blog for incoming targeted traffic.
Continue To Write Quality Contents
Targeted traffic means that the articles which you have written have information which people are looking for. So when that traffic comes to your blog its because your blog has articles which are targeted to them.
In order to keep this targeted traffic on your blog then you will have to continue writing high quality contents for your audience.
Your blog readers will end up leaving your blog if you stop publishing articles that has nothing to do with the topic of your blog. So this is why it is important to always write articles that are related to your niche.
We have to remember that our readers want only the best of the best so our articles need to be in tip top shape so that they will be satisfied.
Make Subscription Forms Available
Once you start receiving targeted traffic to your blog, or even before you start getting targeted traffic, you should make sure that you have subscription forms on your blog so that these people can easily subscribe to your blog.
One common place to put a subscription form is in the sidebar of your blog. This is because sidebars converts really well if you have targeted traffic.
Lets say that you have written a wonderful article and the readers loved everything about the article. A great place to put a subscription form is below your blog post. This makes it easy for them to subscribe to your mailing list.
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Once your article was informative and something of high value then they will be more inclined to subscribe after reading.
When placing your opt-in form below the article, don’t just write “subscribe”. Write something catchy like, “Subscribe if you want to read more articles like this”. Doing this will help them to know that you will continue to write articles along that line which they will like.
Monetize Your Blog Carefully
Most of us as bloggers want to use our blog to make money online and lots of bloggers have been making money from their blog.
This is because they carefully monetized their blog.
When monetizing a blog, two things can happen. You can make money (because your monetization strategy worked) or you won’t make money (because you scared your traffic away).
If you haven’t monetized your blog as yet and want to make money blogging then don’t rush to throw ads on your blog because you have now started getting traffic. Your blog readers might not like you pushing PPC banners in their faces.
Start with a few ad banners, whether it is Google Adsense or banners from affiliate products.
If you decide to do affiliate marketing only market products and services that are related to your niche. Your blog readers won’t buy things which doesn’t interest them.
Interact and Engage With Your Audience
Most of our blog traffic or I should say blog readers leave comments on our blog and they at times email us asking for help.
They often message you on Facebook or Twitter.
What should you do if you want to keep those people coming back to your blog?
You have to interact and engage with them. Reply to their comments. Help them where possible. Write blog posts specially for them.
This way your blog readers will see that you are genuinely interested in them and this will make them come back to your blog.
If you do the things which gets targeted traffic to your blog, make sure to continue doing them. Rally around your blog visitors and continue to publish high quality articles.
Once you follow these guidelines then your blog traffic will stick with you.