The goal of getting people to your blog is to have them head over to your website or buy from you directly through the blog. In order to get this to happen, you need to have enough people coming to your website on a regular basis. You can do this by simply networking with others, as described, but there are other ways to get results, too.
Networking is essential throughout the blogging world. Therefore, your first order of business is to find those businesses that work close to your own, but may not be direct competition. With the example used here, you may want to collaborate with someone who is promoting healthy dog food, or perhaps even cat accessories. This way, you can both work together to cross promote the blogs. Often times, you just need to email the other individual and you will have plenty of good response since most blogs need this type of promotion.
What can you do with other bloggers? There are several things to do:
1. Write a guest post You write a post on their blog, they write a post for your blog. In turn, your readers get something new and interesting to read (which you will socially promote of course). In addition to this, you gain some readership from the other blogger's readers. The same works for the other blogger as well.
2. Comment on posts You will want to be active in these individual's blogs. To do this, all you need to do is to leave a few positive, yet informational comments on their blog posts. When you do so, you will be able to leave your website's link. This does several things for you. You are likely to get some added traffic from individuals who read your comments and want to learn more about you. Another benefit is the back link.
3. Benefit from back links Your link on other websites is crucial to the well being of your website and blog. This is why your website's link should be on your blog, too. Google loves to see links to various websites on their pages. If five other websites have a link to your blog (and hopefully it grows even higher than this), it shows Google that your website is useful, interesting or something good. They rank you higher for this.
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