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10 Reasons Why Your Blog Gets No Traffic

Blogging can be fun if you are passionate about your subject but it can be frustrating if the analytics show that you have no traffic to your blog or website. That means that no-one is reading your insights and is appreciating your writing. It is a little lonely. It is like writing a book and it is just sitting on the bookshelves.

So what are you doing wrong?

Here are 10 possible reasons you are not getting traffic to your blog.

1.  You have just started

This is where patience and persistence come in. You will not have thousands of people  turning up the next day to read your blog if you have only just started blogging. It is a journey of many steps and this where your character will be tested as you build traffic one step at a time one blog at a time.

2. Your headlines suck

If you write a headline that doesn’t meet  some of the basic principles of headline writing that gets readers past your title on Twitter and reading the link that is attached then you need to learn the basics of headline writing. This post may get you going in the right direction “How To Write a Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog

3. You are not posting frequently enough

Do you just write an article when the mood suits you?  If you want people to become regular readers of your blog then you need to be consistent. Have you noticed that Magazines come out every week or every month. Newspapers come out every day, hail, snow or shine. Post regularly and consistently and you will build a loyal readership.

4. You have poor search engine optimization

Google will send readers your way if you have optimized your blog for search engines You need to learn the importance of the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This post may help “5 Key Factors To Rank High On Google

6. You have poor content

You are writing posts that people are finding boring or irrelevant.  It is not hard to change that if you are listening to your audience and helping solve their problems and maybe even entertaining them

Here is a post that may help “30 Inspiring Ideas To Develop Content For Your Blog

7. You are not focused

If you are writing for everyone and posting stories that are about everything you need to get focused. Write articles that are specifically about one industry, topic or niche. Know your market and stick to it. Don’t go off topic.

8. You are not distributing your content to other social media platforms

One of the strengths of social media is its power and leverage to get your content out to other platforms and channels where your audience is hanging out. So put your videos on YouTube, post your articles to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and don’t forget others like Technorati and Digg. Use you blog as a homebase and distribute  and leverage your content to your social media outposts. Go to where your potential audience is. Facebook has over 600 million users, now that is an audience.

9. You are not engaging with others

Comment on other peoples blogs go out an interview top bloggers or successful people either online or in person. Ask to be a guest blogger. Take advantage of the other people’s networks.

10. You believe in  miracles

There are no miracles it requires constant learning and focus. Go and read about other top bloggers and they will give you the information you need to to know to be the best you can possibly be.

Original post:Jeffbullas

33 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why Your Blog Gets No Traffic

  1. good morning Anna, the article is really well done and is very interesting both for those who are at the beginning and for those who have a blog for a long time. a super hug for you.

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      1. I agree; I have seen that “keeping” a blog is a difficult job … but if we help each other in the community, the work is done in a more peaceful way. I hug you

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  2. Hmm…. Believing in miracles does not mean at least for me that you stop trying. If thinking that god will help me let’s just chill won’t help but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to believe in miracle. From my personal experience I believe in miracles but I don’t rely on them. I make my own way with miracles as hope. Hope you don’t mind me. Lovely post btw. Thank you for understanding

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  3. I’m guilty of most of those. I’m grateful I have a place to play and hang out with people who are fun and interesting. I think having a lot of people paying attention will definitely bring the creeps out. And we don’t want that do we?

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