How I Increase and Maintain Interaction on My Coupon Blog
One major concern most bloggers have is that of being able to start interactions on their blogs. A lot of them deliver great content worth sharing and commenting on, they focus their efforts on marketing their blogs and they get a lot of traffic, but still, they can’t figure out how to get their readers to interact with their blog.
I have also had to struggle with getting people to interact with my blog where I talk about nutrisystem and medifast, but after implementing some of the tips below I have noticed a significant increase in how people interact with my brand and I.
Be an Expert by Focusing on a Subject
One thing most bloggers miss and why they find it very difficult to get people to interact with their blog and content is because they try to blog about every subject they come across. They don’t have any major aim for their blog – all they want is traffic.
Whenever people read your content and feel like you really know what you are talking about they feel like contributing to the discussion.
Another thing you need to realize is that to really get people to interact with your blog you need to attract the right kind of audience – and the only way to do this is by positioning yourself as an expert on a subject instead of trying to be a jack of all trades and master of none.
Giveaways have also been a great influence on getting people to interact on my medifast and nutrisystem blog.
People will go out of their way to interact with your blog and brand if you can give them incentives for doing so.
For example, if the major thing you want to see increase on your blog is the number of comments you can easily run a comment contest every month in which the top 5 or 10 commentators will be given a book or a particular amount. If what you want to increase is the quality of comments you can easily run a contest in which the best comment you choose will be rewarded with great prizes. It is all about making your readers feel involved and as if they are a part of your team – you will be amazed at how effective this can be.
Showcase Your Best Readers
The final tip that seems to work well for me on my other niche blogs is showcasing my readers every once in a while.
Your readers are human like you too and they all need appreciation every once in a while. Whenever you go out of your way to feature one main reader you think did a really great job for your blog in a particular month you will be encouraging a lot of people to start interacting with your blog.
There are many ways you can showcase your readers – it can be in the form of a mini interview with them, it can be by featuring their blogs and services and it can be by giving them something noteworthy at the end of that month. Either ways, make sure you let your other readers know when you showcase your best readers for a particular month.
John Smith believes interaction is key to building a successful blog and is ensuring every blogger knows that. His blog WeightLossTriumph offers information about Medifast and Nutrisystem (more here). Medifast and Nutrisystem are two clinically studied diet companies that help you lose weight by delivering meal replacements and packaged food to your home.