Get More Readers for Your WordPress Blog


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When you started your blog, you knew you wouldn't see an instant reader stampede. But now you are ready for more traffic. At this workshop, you'll get the tools and resources you need to make that happen.

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Get More Readers for Your WordPress Blog

  1. 1. How to get morereaders for yourWordPress blog
  2. 2. Build it and they will come NOT!
  3. 3. No one is reading my blog Why?
  4. 4. It takes time
  5. 5. You need to talk aboutthings people care about
  6. 6. You are not niched enough
  7. 7. You don’t have a link-buildingstrategy to attract more readers.
  8. 8. You are writing about juicy topics, but not in a fresh way.
  9. 9. You are not solving a problempeople are searching for answers to.
  10. 10. You are astingy blogger
  11. 11. Your posts are boring
  12. 12. SEO good designawesome content
  13. 13. we call this partgetting them there
  14. 14. get other people to link to your posts social media news sites guest posts social networking sites writing articles ask for a link
  15. 15. should you write for people or the search engines? useful, interesting, relevant content the words your visitors use in their searches readability
  16. 16. consider a commenting strategycomment on other blogsstart a comment buddies program
  17. 17. 3plugins for SEO
  18. 18. google analytics
  19. 19. google analytics
  20. 20. google xml sitemap
  21. 21. all in one SEO
  22. 22. or built in SEO
  23. 23. or built in SEO
  24. 24. so about your post title
  25. 25. so about your post title
  26. 26. and two last things... register it with Googleadvertise your blog everywhere
  27. 27. we call this part keeping them fromclosing that browser window
  28. 28. branding
  29. 29. navigation
  30. 30. navigation
  31. 31. navigation
  32. 32. connecting & sharingRSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) is afamily of Web feed formats used to publish frequentlyupdated works—such as blog entries, news headlines,audio, and video—in a standardized format. Make it easy to sign up for your RSS feed Create an email signup
  33. 33. connecting & sharing
  34. 34. and....use a clean design and make your posts super-easy to read with bullets and whitespace make it easy for someone to contact you
  35. 35. use eye-catching photos
  36. 36. we call this partkeeping them there and coming back
  37. 37. two kick-ass posts aweek are better than seven crappy ones
  38. 38. create compelling, interactive contenteducate, engage and entertaindon’t copy ... be originalput your best content ABOVE THE FOLDask a provocative questionengage with your commenters
  39. 39. write an irresistible about page
  40. 40. write an irresistible about page a way to contact you what you do and for whom your mission/blog’s purpose for being an interesting, relevant bio your photo a sense of your personality
  41. 41. how important is a headline?
  42. 42. promiseto solvea problem
  43. 43. ask aquestion
  44. 44. use aheadlinewith numbers
  45. 45. use fearthe negativeheadline
  46. 46. connectyourself toa big name
  47. 47. WORDPRESS thank you! • @savvywordpress 425.223.0022 • • @catseyewriter •