There are many tips that can help drive traffic to your blog. Follow these simple tips to increment your blog visits and increase the number of potential readers.

•    Optimize the tags

Tags are easily noticed by search engines. To improve the visibility of your articles you must make proper use of tags.  Don’t abuse of them and concentrate on those that really matter. Tags also help readers find your blog when they perform searches on popular blog search engines.

•    Write Well and Write Often

The first step to building your blog’s audience is updating your blog with useful content. To maintain the interest and loyalty of your readers, make sure you have something meaningful to say to them and say it often. Remember that the content you write is what will keep readers coming back for more.

•    Improves permalinks

Ensure that your blog permanent links are clear and provide the necessary information. The URL’S must be friendly with search engines showing the categories, the name of the post or the date that it was published.

•    Use internal links

When you write a post reminder make internal links that point to the labels or categories of your blog, for example.  The anchor text (text that appears in the link), should include keywords that are referenced by the content that you are linking to.  This way you will get the reader to spend more time on your blog and also he will become a returning user if the content is of interest.

•    Create a site map

Search engines will find your blog quickly and effectively, if you create a map of your blog that updates automatically when you add new content.  If you use WordPress as a publishing platform, you can use the following plugin: Google Sitemap Generator, which will greatly ease you’re work load.

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