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10 Tips to Get More Followers for Your Site

Content publishers all have the same goal in mind when it comes to building their website: get more followers! If done correctly, more followers can mean more loyal visitors and brand advocates of your site and content. Here are a few tips that have helped site owners grow the community around their content.

Here’s how to get blog followers:

1. Publish LOTS of Content

There are tons of articles emphasizing over and over again that content is hugely important for sites. So think about how your site can become the thought leader, the ultimate resource, for your audience. Great content will make your visitors want to share it, and in turn, increase content engagement on your site.

2. Promote Content Externally

Publishing great content is fundamental, but if you don’t have the right tools to get it “out there,” then it defeats the purpose. There are plenty of widgets and site tools to help you promote your content off-site, so see what best fits your goals (and budget). There are also cost-effective ways you can get your great content in front of the right audience; using social media, for example, can help get your content shared to new readers.

3. Provide Buttons to Engage

Speaking of sharing, your site should make it ridiculously easy for your visitors to share your content. Follow buttons––on the top of your page––can get more fans and followers prompt your visitors to connect with you on your social media profiles. Share buttons place strategically around your content will motivate your visitors to share it on their preferred networks. And this really works. With great content, simple follow and share buttons can boost sharing up to 22%. In fact, with the AddThis sharing sidebar, we’ve seen share increases up to 244%!

4. Give a Call to Action

Your visitors may share without you asking, but more so would if you reminded them. You can use customized greetings (through a Welcome Bar or something similar) to prompt your visitors to do something right when they land on your site. Within your content, you could also ask people to tweet specific quotes of your content (like this page).

5. Host a Giveaway

And speaking of calls to action, by running raffles or contests on your site, you’re getting your audience excited and giving them something fun to talk about. As a barrier of entry, you could ask your audience to simply share your content with their network for a chance to win a prize. Engaging campaigns like these can help get your existing network to bring in new followers for you.

6. Share Your Content on Social Frequently

This is obvious, but lots of sites neglect to keep their social communities informed of their latest content. It’s a tough practice to keep up with, so consider scheduling ahead of time using social media management services like HootSuite or Tweetdeck to get started. Your audience isn’t going to expect you to be in every social network, but they’ll expect postings if they follow you on social. It’s worth investing some time every week to keep your content going out fresh on social.

7. Always Use Photos

There are TONS of articles with stats proving content with images are shared more than content without. This is low-hanging fruit for your site. Plan to have great quality images with all your sharable content. Give your Pinterest fans a good photo they’ll want to pin, and your Instagram followers a reason to double-tap.

8. Guest Post

If you can contribute well-thought blog posts that tie back to your site, jump at the opportunity! And consider inviting popular guest bloggers to your site as well. Their existing communities will follow them to your site to read their post, and if you’ve got great content they find interesting, they might stick around!

9. Comment on Other Blogs

If you have the opportunity to do so, and something valuable to contribute, spend time getting to know other community members by leaving meaningful comments on other blogs. You’re letting audiences become aware of who you are––which is probably a primary concern for most start-up sites.

10. Optimize Your Site

We say this often: analytics can be your best friend. A smart thing to focus on what your site’s sharing and clicking patterns can tell you about how else you can optimize your site. Whether it’s tweaking content, reorganizing the layout, offering different colored sharing buttons, changing the placement of those buttons, etc., all these simple enhancements can be the key to growing your community.

What tips could you offer to a fellow site owner who wants to increase traffic and following right away? We’d love to hear them!

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  • marvelous!
    I have a comment on that. lets think about the rate of customer in comparison the whole followers.
    I mean how we can do to buy more to the the followers.
    Actually, I divided into tow categories!
    I’m looking forward to knowing your comment on that!

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  • Sharing content on external websites will definately help you in increasing your website visits. Which are the top 5 social media networks to share content in 2018?

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  • Kori Hill

    Hi Sachin, we think it depends on what sort of audience you are trying to reach. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn are always important, but you should choose where you spend the most time. Facebook Messenger is another area marketers should be focusing their efforts.

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  • Hi,

    The above mentioned 10 tips are very good. I have implemented some of the concepts, let me apply few other concepts and look for a better results. Even as mentioned by John below video can also be an advantage to drive the website traffic. Writing content is primary task but promoting the content in major distribution channels is a challenging and more powerful task. Because this method will drive more traffic to the website, as I believe. Thanks a lot.

  • Mohammad Afshar

    Finally, the visitor of my site has been increased 1.5 times!

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  • Here are a few tips that have helped site owners grow the community around their content.

  • Fantastic guideline. But i wanted to know that can i use these for any kind of site? If your ideas work then i am going to get some good benefits from your post

  • Hello Team

    I am newer In social media marketing can please share me some more tips, How can i increase B2b Audiences. for my business and my client business.

  • All of the tips are well known except host a giveway should try it on my new website.

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  • Do i need to do this for every blogs i write?