Browsing online over the weekend, I came across a checklist designed to gain traction on your blog. Below are three of our favorite tips from the article, with further links to our advice on implementing them on your blog.
1 Use tags for your blog.
Tags are an excellent way to organize your posts. By clicking on one of our tags you will sort to all of our posts that have been tagged with that particular topic. Be sure to keep your tags as relevant to the post as possible.
Check out our Find It Friday advice on tags and categories
2. Have a picture.
A picture that supports your article can add a lot of value. Even if it’s just a stock image, it breaks up monotony of the text.
Read How To Add An Image To Your Blog Post
3. Always have a call-to-action.
A call-to-action is simply a next step. Once a reader is done reading your article, is there something for them to do? At the very least ask them to ‘like’ or ‘tweet’ your article and even comment. In a business blog setting, you should have a next step that can offer more information leading to salable item or service.
See The 7 Best Calls To Action
How many of these items are on your checklist? What else do you think should be added to the list?