How To Turn First Time Blog Visitors Into Raving Fans And Avid Readers
I never would have figured this one out on my own unless someone pointed it out to me.
You’re probably going to think I’m a bit daft for not figuring it out on my own.
In fact, when my friend Peter Fuller told me how he gets so many repeat visitors and avid readers that keep coming back to his blog I still didn’t really get it until much later. I especially didn’t know what he meant that he was able to learn so much about people and build strong relationships,,, all through the comments on his blog?
Yeah, simple concept isn’t it? Respond and interact with the people that comment on your blog. Why didn’t I think of that? And why didn’t I understand how important it was until months later?
After I looked over Peter’s blog and saw how many comments he was getting on his posts I knew he had to know what he was talking about.
First thing I learned was the real importance of being part of a blog syndication tribe. I knew a tribe would get my blog increased traffic, I just never realized how much! (Click Here for a post on just how powerful tribe syndication really is.)
But tribe syndication was missing the piece that I had learned from Peter.
Here’s the top 3 reasons you need to communicate with the people that leave comments.
1. Start A Conversation – Any time someone comments on your blog you have to reply to them. First of all, it’s just common courtesy. Secondly, you start a conversation and can start to learn who that person is, and they can learn more about who you are.
2. Social Proof – The more comments you have (whether they are yours or someone else’s) the more you start “buzz” and it shows that people are interested in what you have to say. Which will bring in even more readers to your blog. People want to go where everyone else is going, they want to be a part of something, and they want to be associated with popular people.
3. Feeling Loved – If a new reader sees that you interact with everyone that comments they are going to realize you actually care, that you really respect people’s opinions, and that you will take the time to respond to everyone that posts on your blog. This gets even more people to comment on your blog because they know you will pay attention to them.
I’ve often found that the posts I write that I’m a little nervous about ruffling feathers with are the posts that get the most attention, praise, syndication and comments.
Check out these 2 posts as examples:
(PS. Peter and I don’t even work in the same primary MLM. This just goes to show what you can learn when you pay attention to what other marketers are doing. Plus, I had actually noticed on the blogs of the leaders in my own primary company that the ones that take the time to comment back are the ones that have stronger downlines and people duplicating within their team. Just some extra food for thought.)
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