Engage Your Blog Visitors With 5 Simple Strategies

I’m finally here. Phew, I made it.

I’m a new visitor to your blog and I want to see what you have to offer.

You’d better make it quick and easy for me or I’m going to bounce out of here as quickly as I arrived.

Whether I stay or whether I go is up to you now.

It’s an age-old conundrum.  How are you going to keep your visitors interested long enough to stay for more than 15 seconds?

Well, there’s a number of things you can do that will certainly help your cause.

I’ve put together some tips that will encourage your visitors to stick around rather than leave as soon as they arrive.

Engage your visitors with header graphics that stand out

OK, I’m a visitor who’s just arrived on your website.

The first thing I see is your header graphics and a tagline if you have one.

Make sure your graphics look professional, eye-catching and bold.

If you have a tagline, does it tell me what your website is about?

No, then bin it and think of another one quick.

Your tagline should at least give your visitor some idea of what to expect on your website.

I recently made my own header graphics and favicon for my blog.

Check it out and let me know what you think in comments.

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Don’t make things complicated

Most visitors want to be able to read and understand what you write without the need to swallow a dictionary.

So you need to make sure it’s easy to read, compelling and easily accessible.

Try to avoid jargon as much as possible.

Most of all though, make sure there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes in your work.

Point your readers in the right direction

Once your visitor has read your post, where do they go next? Do they know?

So tell them.

Ask them to comment, share your post, ask them some questions to get them thinking.

If you want your readers to do a certain something, you need a call to action.

Add a related posts section to show your readers where to go next.

See how to become a successful blogger?

Grab your readers’ attention

You need an enticing headline to grab your visitors’ attention. You may like to read How to write killer headlines?

The more curious you can make your headline, the greater the chance you have of people reading your posts. also see How to Create Compelling Blog Posts

Remember, your headline is the door to your blog post so you need to make sure your reader opens the door and walks right in.

Otherwise they may go away and never come back!

Get to know other bloggers

A great way to encourage your visitors to stay is to build a community on your blog

You may also like to read that How to build a community around your blog?

How do you do that?

Well, the best way I have found to do this is to visit other blogs in your niche and make meaningful comments on their blog posts.

You may also like to read How to get comments on your blog?

You’ll get noticed on other blogs and people will start coming to visit yours out of curiosity.

This has certainly helped expand my reach within the blogosphere.

Remember, your comments should be meaningful, so no comments like, ‘thanks for some great tips’, or ‘really interesting stuff’.

I hope you have found these tips helpful and if you have I would encourage you to contribute in the comments section with any tips of your own.

You can see some more tips in this video

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15 thoughts on “Engage Your Blog Visitors With 5 Simple Strategies

  1. Hi Gaurav,
    Nice Post, yes a professional header graphics and meaningful tag line create first impression to the readers. Suitable and HQ images that are related to our post is also a medium to get attention and engage visitors.
    Thanks

  2. Hi Gaurav,

    Headline seems to be really important when we are trying to engage visitors. At least it will become the basic of attraction for many readers.

    but with all the combination you have stated the engagement should be better.

    Thanks

  3. Hi Gaurav heera,

    The great design of a blog will attract the new visitors of our blog to visit daily although good navigation is alsp preferred. Engaging visitors is must which can be obtained by writing killer posts.

    thanks

  4. Hey Gaurav,

    Points you mentioned here are very true.
    Header design must look good with meaningful tagline.

    And making social networks is what everyone have to be in. And I think blog commenting is only easiest way to start with. 😉

    1. I completely agree about blog commenting. It’s one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog in my opinion.

      Certainly adding a link to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks can also help in that regard too.

      Thank you for your comments.

  5. Well for engaging blog readers the first concerned thing which we have to keep in mind is quality content + Design of the blog. this are the main thing from which we can easily compile readers in loyal readers.

    thanks

  6. Hi Gaurav,
    I agree with all the ways you mentioned on how to make your visitors stay for longer when they first visit your blog. For me, the very first thing that entices me to visit a new blog site and read a blog post is its title. If it makes me curious to know something, then I will definitely read that blog post. If my curiosity is satisfied, then I will leave a comment and return when my comment is replied/approved. After that, if the blog owner is great at replying to my comments, then I will be a frequent visitor and who knows I might become his/her customer too if they offer great products/services. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Felicia

      Headlines are really important to create the initial interest as you say. A headline can be one of the most powerful ways to draw your readers in.

      You make a great point about engaging with readers through the comments too. That is an important way to get people to become part of your blog community and hopefully keep them coming back.

      I really appreciate your comments Felicia and hope you’re having a relaxing weekend.

      Regards..

  7. Hey Heera,
    Your all five strategies are most important for generating blog visitors. But I think your point “Get to know other bloggers” is vital for increasing traffic. Thanks for share.

  8. Hi Gaurav,

    Creating a community is very important but also time consuming. It does have benefits that will out weight the work involved in getting to know your community.

    How is blogging and being a stay at home dad working out for you? Is your blog community making it worthwhile?

    Regards
    Jyotsna

  9. Certainly, authentic and tricky headings and impressive graphics are the good tactics to engaged visitors. Thanks for the sharing your thoughts.

  10. Hi gaurav, your strategies are up to mark.making nice header and giving good tag can improve site visibility all these strategy are good to engage your traffic and boosting your site visit time.thanks for this great article

  11. It’s difficult to locate well informed folks on this issue, but you sound like you comprehend
    what you’re talking about! Thanks

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