There are millions of WordPress blogs out there are and in order to make yours successful, you should make it different from the others. The following tips will help you to build a better WordPress blog and at the same time help you to get more traffic as well.
Choose Topic that is Unique and Close to You
If you are good at something that is the best topic to blog about since you will always have ideas to write about and add new posts. As you are familiar and good at that niche, you readers will return to read more of your posts and you will be seen as an expert in their eyes. On the other hand, I suggest you to write posts that are easy to read and understand and offers value for the visitors.
In order to get even more returning visitors use WordPress subscription plugins and allow the visors to follow you at least via Facebook and Twitter. You can find good WordPress plugins for this aim.
Updating Your Blog Regularly
This is not only important to offer fresh information to your readers, but for search engine optimization as well. As Google love those sites which are usually updated, this way you will have better rankings and with that more traffic from search engines. if you have a lot of articles you can set the WordPress to post later, so your blog will be refreshed constantly.
Enable Comments and Respond
If you write good posts, people would like to add their comments, therefore you should allow commenting. There are quite a lot of WordPress comment plugins which help you to improve you comment sections. Having a lot of comments is sort of indicator that your content is good, that you offer value to the readers so your site is sort of authority one within that niche. Last, but not least if you have comments or questions, you should always respond.
Always Write Relevant Posts
If you pick a topic to blog about, I suggest you to write posts that are really relevant. People follow you as they are interested in the niche and do not want to waste their time with irrelevant posts.
Share Your Personal Info
In order to be more trustworthy, you should also give some information about yourself and a photo, for example on your about page. Moreover, you need to make your social networking profiles complete as well. Sooner or later people will learn your name and face within you niche, and they will feel themselves secure when you want to sell them something.
I suggest you to start to use the Authorsure WordPress plugin which help you to create better looking profile pages and at the same time link your website with your Google+ account. This way you have better chance that Google will see you as an expert in your niche as well.
Make Your Posts Easy to Read
You do not have to write academic level post and nobody likes those, even the people who have learned your language. Easy to read, well structured posts are loved by people with images and videos. The easier they can understand what you want to tell them, the better. There are plugins such as SEO by Yoast which can even measure how easy it is to read your content.
These are basic, but very important techniques to get make you WordPress blog stand out from the others, but surely help to be more effective as a blogger.
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