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Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to Write Blog Articles to Keep Readers Coming Back

It's no secret that the best way to increase blog traffic is by providing interesting content.  In the article "The 5 C's of Blogging (What I've Learned Over 6 Years at ProBlogger", Darren Rowse explains the importance of useful blog content.  Rowse states,  "As I’ve said many times on ProBlogger over the years, if it’s not enhancing someone’s life in some way, the chances are, they’re not going to come back again."

I'm realizing more and more everyday how true this statement is.  I visit over 30 blogs daily either through blog hopping or networking and it always seems that the blogs that have interesting and helpful posts are the ones that I seem to stay

on the longest and even read some of the archived posts. 

Other important factors to writing effective articles and posts include writing article titles that are enticing to the reader as well as beneficial for SEO (search engine optimization).  The article title should include keywords related to your post.  

Secondly, keywords should also be within the first paragraphs of the article.  Adding keywords within the first paragraph will ensure that they are picked up when the search engine spiders crawl your site.  

If you aren't sure what the best keywords are for your topic, you can visit Google's Keyword Tool for a list of possible keyword variations.  It's important to remember that you shouldn't only focus on the most popular keyword choices as these are very competitive keywords and your blog may not be able to compete with other prominent websites vying for those same keywords.  For example if you have a work at home resource blog, using broad keywords such "work at home" is too competitive and will probably not drive the traffic to your site.  However, expanding this keyword phrase to be more specific such as "work at home resources for moms" may result in increased blog traffic.


  1. Great tips! I will check out more of the blog and get some more tips! i started blogging about a year ago but am still trying to get the hang of it! I feel like I don't know anything at all! Thanks!

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  3. I’m following from SUPER MEGA 6 IN 1 BLOG HOP!

    Please Follow Me Back Thanks!

    by the way I tried the coding above with thee link and all and it didn't make it clickable at all like you said in one of your previous posts.

  4. Debbie,

    I know exactly how you feel. There were times when I felt that this was just too big for me to get a grasp of. I then started to prioritize my list and conquer one task at a time. The most important task is to attract readers and increase traffic. Without this, nothing else matters.

  5. Hi Cindy. I found you on a blog hop, and see that I really need to be reading your blog! thanks for the great information. It's certainly stuff we can use! :-) Am now your follower, by the way.

  6. It took me several months to figure out the "SCHEDULING" options! WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU???

    This one was very helpful. Will check out the Google site.

    I just started blogging in July and am trying to learn he ropes.
    I did not realize all that was out there.
    Will need to follow you and pick your FANTASTIC brain!




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