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If so, does it make the blog or blogger attractive?
An attractive blog speaks a lot about a blogger. So to make a blog attractive is essential. And that can be achieved via the use of right blogging tools and efforts. But the real trick is to make your blog stand out as everyone is involved in the employment of certain tools and considerable effort.
Therefore, in order to make your blog stand out from the crowd, create the necessary pull and attraction.
1. Email opt-in forms placement
The quickest way to achieve the objective of making your blog look attractive is by building anemail list and how exactly you do it? By having the visitors sign up for your blog and filling in relevant form(s). Why would the visitors sign up? (The next logical question). Offer them links to your subscription via guest blogging.
Another way to do it is by placing opt-in forms but their placement is of critical importance. List building can also be achieved by means of tools like Feedburner, Aweber, Getresponse and the likes thereof. As for the opt-in forms; place them above, at top of sidebar and below each of your posts. Experiment and see which suits you best.
2. Design of the blog
Don’t fall into the trap of attracting visitor by using cheap or free themes for your blog. So be very mindful when selecting themes. Because with cheap or free themes visitors feel their time is being wasted since you haven’t invested your time to make the overall feel attractive then why should they waste their valuable and stop to go through your posts/content?
Thus, purchase themes and yes I’m telling you to spend money. Once purchases make sure the theme is optimized for SEO and has all the necessary support features/updates to continue seamless working in thelonger run. Also, work on faster loading times. The world has gone mobile and nobody these days waits for a site to load that lags and takes too much loading time. They would rather prefer to browse another.
3. Content is king
Now we have heard this a countless number of times. But the importance of it cannot be argued with. See you have made use of the email building list, you have put in efforts for a great web design but what’s the use of bringing in traffic/visitors when you have nothing of value to share with them?
Hence, comes the need for impeccable content. The content starts with killer headlines/titles that hook the visitor. The examples could be “3 ways to get rid of your old boring life”. That the hook I’m talking about. But there is a fine line between killer title and a mere click-bait. So, make sure the relevance is present.
Second, comes the CTA (call to action). Ask the readers/visitors to share their feedback in the comments section. It could be suggestions or some criticism that you would want to look to avoid in your future posts. Simultaneously ensure that your post has images to complement that text.
To sum up, improve your writing skills to subsequently improve your post’s quality by applying the feedback and reading more. Don’t stuff your blogs with too many ads. That’s a turn-off! Add credence by providing links to facts/figures. Credit the images and infographic used (if any). Above all, the posts should serve a takeaway to the readers.