Some people think that content alone will make them more link-able. They’ve got the hot topic chosen, the mad writing skills to pull off being an authority on the subject, they’ve even got the interesting new perspective laid out. But how come no one’s linking their posts?
Not being linked is putting it lightly. Some people don’t even get site visits at all.
You must be wondering, what’s wrong with their blog and why isn’t anybody paying attention to it?
In as much as great content works wonders in getting people’s attention, the presence of wonderful writers on the Internet doesn’t make your content stand out anymore. If there’s anything you should do to get your blog the attention you think it deserves, the best tip I could give you is to get connected.
Connect to what, you might ask. The correct question should be, connected to whom?
Suffice to say, who you know matters more nowadays that what you know. I’m not saying it doesn’t make a difference that you know something or everything about anything, but the people you are connected to makes a difference in the way people see you.
With this in mind, you should keep in mind that making your blog a popular one will require you to make more than just well-written articles; it will also require you to seek out well-connected friends.
Just how can you get started on that? Here are some helpful tips:
1. Wisdom of the olden says that you get linked by linking other people. It works, but not all the time, so you need to be careful who you link.
2. If you’re given the opportunity to write guest posts, write one that rakes in comments and great links.
3. Be where the people are. Attend conferences where the bigwigs of your niche are going to be. This helps establish a network to other authority figures in your field.
4. Pick their interest. Throw them a unique and interesting question.
5. Commenting works. Leave meaningful and insightful comments that would make the authors remember you.
6. Set up an interview with the niche leaders. Use social media platforms like podcasts, Ustream, or plain text posts and make it count.
7. Make yourself useful. There are concerns that your blog idols deal with, just like you and me. If you can find a way to help them with any of their concerns, they’ll appreciate and remember you for it.
These are only a few tips I could muster up off the top of my head. You probably have a lot of ideas or maybe an opinion about this post that you’d like to share. I would like to hear your thoughts out.
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