Garnering readers for your blog has never been an easy task. It, quite clearly, is a tedious task that transcends beyond the usual objectives of compelling blog writing and posting to high-traffic sites. In short, the game of making your blog posts-share-worthy requires something more.
Want to check out how you can ensure that readers hit the ‘Share’ button on your blog? Then check out these important tips to improve the shareability of your blog.
It all comes down to that one thing that many people are overlooking these days – content. Making quality content may have them all glued to your site but would they want to share it? Have you given them something that resonates with their thinking? Have you voiced their opinion?
Considering all of this becomes pivotal when it comes to making your blog posts shareable. Make personally relatable content at the time of blog writing. The blog posts should reflect (or even challenge) the views of your target reader. This will make him/her share your content either due to the agreement or due to the disagreement. Either way, your post has been shared and that’s all that matters.
To know what readers are reading and sharing currently, you need to be in touch with topics that matter. Set Google Alerts about topics that would matter to your business and cover news or new update as soon as you can.
Make things easier for your reader. Let them not go out of their way to hunt for ways to share your content. Provide them with that even before they ask for it. Many such options are available which allow you to do that. Shareaholic is one such popular case-in-point.
Added benefits include analysis of your post and the ability to monitor your social media presence as well.
Make it look good and half your battle is won. It isn’t news to many that what looks greats, sells well. The same holds true for your content too. Making it visually pleasing will make it go a long way.
Making visually pleasing content is no more a herculean task now. If it is content that concerns itself with statistics and numbers, infographics are your go-to tools. If the content you are trying to put out is entertainment-based, gifs, images, and video embeds make your post all the more shareable.
Several sharing plugins now share analytics displaying how many times your post has been viewed, shared and liked. This builds a considerable amount of credibility among your readers.
Also, in some mild manner, it pokes the herd mentality of readers overall and compels them to share the post among their peers. But this also calls in for some caution because if your post does not live up to the statistics is shows, then that can backfire, thus adding to negative publicity for your post.
Sometimes, being vocal help. Asking your readers to share creates a one-on-one connection with them. By doing this, you are imparting a certain amount of responsibility to them and if you have had that rapport with your readers in the past, they’d feel entitled to share your content without flinching. Going for the kill does the trick.
To sign off
There are endless other means to endorse your blog posts and make it share-worthy. Banking on the above-mentioned steps would definitely up your blog ‘shares’ stats in record-time. Do let us know which of these have you tried out in your blog writing efforts.