Traffic. In all honesty, isn’t that what every good blogger wants? I mean, every blogger wants to create good content and have a stunning blog, but most of all, they want to be recognized. Because of this, thousands of bloggers spend millions of dollars to advertise their blogs, only to realize that their new “followers” are all fake.
How can you avoid this? How can you, as a blogger, target the right audience and bring in as much traffic as is possible within your limited number of followers?
Beginning the Post: Relevant Pictures
I wrote about this at length last week, but if you weren’t paying attention, make sure you are now. Studies show that inserting one relevant picture into your blog post can increase traffic by 200%! Now, the crucial part of inserting a picture is making sure that the picture is appropriate to your blog post. If you’re blogging about abortion, but insert a picture of neighbor Jim, won’t your audience be confused? They’ll be out of their minds, trying to figure out the connection between abortion and Jim, and they might even assume that Jim had the abortion, which would be a disaster if it wasn’t true. Always make sure that your picture is obviously related to your topic. If you’re blogging about abortion, show a picture of a baby. If you’re blogging about music, insert a picture of a guitar.