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Can’t Keep Your Readers Engaged…?

Can’t Keep Your Readers Engaged…?

1. Make a strong first impression

Most people’s attention span lasts just four seconds across 20 percent of website content viewed. So, when it comes to your website, think about first impressions. You want your blog to have a professional simple design; a clean and uncluttered site; and an easy to navigate path.

Read: 10 Ways to Get Your Readers Every Time

Evaluate your content for your reader’s by determine your most important information and position it to capture the user’s attention.

2. Use visuals

90% of information transmitted to the brain are visuals, and there is another theory that says visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. Therefore, 40% of people will respond better to your visual content than plain text.

If you sell lots of products or have an ecommerce store, have clear product images.Videos are also a compelling visual tool as it makes it more engaging and immersive for your readers.

3. Eliminate barriers

Make it easy for your readers to click the important stuff, find your contact details, leave comments, and  share posts & pages from your site. Think clean, clear, and an effective design.

4. Construct magnetic headlines

Most business owners write their own copy, often as an afterthought. That means they also tend to leave critical elements, such as headlines, out of the equation.

In fact, 14 out of 50 business websites don’t contain a headline, which is not good practice.  Good headlines is the direct link to more engagement, leads, conversions and sales.

Read: Get More Readers to Read Your Posts

5. Be mobile-friendly

Now that most people carry a mini computer in their back pockets, the days of the desktop are slowly fading away.

Users who go online “mostly via desktop” are now in the vast minority. Check out these stats on global Internet usage:

  • Mostly via desktop: 11%
  • Evenly split between both mobile and PC: 28%
  • Mostly via mobile: 37%
  • Only via mobile: 23%

You simply must have a mobile-responsive website that looks good on desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets.

6. Create massive value content

Readers are selfish. They want to get something out of viewing your site, and rightly so. It’s chipping into their valuable time.

It should go without saying that one of the best ways to create value on your website is to have a blog. But not just any blog. It must serve as a valuable resource to potential leads and current customers alike.

The benefit is that blogging brings compounding results. Write your post once, and it continues to work for you over the long term.

7. Use a call to action

The whole point of any marketing effort, including that of your website, is that you want people to do something. The easiest way to get them to do something is to have a call to action (CTA) on every page of your site.

Read: How to Create a Compelling Call to Action

It can be as simple as using a text like “Click here”, “Try it now,” or “Subscribe for updates.”

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59 thoughts on “Can’t Keep Your Readers Engaged…?”

  1. Thanks for sharing this, awesome! These are some great tips. Its so important with engagement, its hard enough to get traffic to your site so you dont want to lose them. 🙂

    From my own experience I would say that a blog + ads + product recommendations (affiliate marketing) can be profitable IF you do it right. The amazon affiliate program is shit tbh, really low commissions. When you dare to recommend more high end products, thats when you start to make real money on affiliate marketing. Ofcourse you should also genuinely like the product that you promote.

    Its great to be able to learn from others. I have had such a hard time trying to make money online but these last couple of months have been crazy (in a good way 😉 ). Im starting to make good money online now because I have been readning alot of blogs (like yours 😉 ) and got in to GS ( http://bit.ly/1Vm4FLB ). anyway I just want to say thank you for sharing, I have learned alot! Keep it up! 🙂

    1. Thank You! I would have chose Inspiration. Because everyone who is blogging will improve their content eventually. What I would want to look forward to would be inspiration. Because it’s hard to find a good inspiration.

  2. Great ideas BUT I find it really difficult to take seriously advice from someone who cannot use apostrophes correctly. In your post title Reader’s is incorrect. It is just a plural so therefore should be Readers. It’s something I am passionate about and if i could write a tip for bloggers it would be to get a handle on when and when not to use apostrophes. margaret

    1. If I could write a tip for small bloggers like you, it would be to get a handle on how to properly capitalize the word “I” in a sentence, but what the hell, I guess I’m the only who makes mistakes when it comes to writing and publishing my own articles. Then there’s you who has never made a mistake in writing… Let me get a round of applause!…No.

      I don’t really give a damn if your passionate about criticizing people for their mistakes, and I definitely don’t take advice from people who respond or talk back to me in a negative and arrogant way, especially from someone who’s smaller than me and doesn’t have a life at the age of 40. Like dude seriously…? You’re freaking 40+ years old and you have nothing better to do…? Lmao! You get the irony here, right?

      I’ll explain it for you anyway since you apparently don’t know how to think with your brain before you open your mouth. It’s the fact that you’re blogging and spending your time criticizing me for something as small as an apostrophe, rather than being the grown up here. I just graduated high school and top of my class in case you’re curious. What was your class rank…? It must’ve been pretty high considering your doing this with your life at age 40… Oh wait.

      And by the way, you’re talking to a kid with a learning disability, so the next time you want to say something and in a negative and arrogant way, keep it to your god damn ignorant self.

      I’ve had enough people tell me I’m not good enough or made me feel as if I’m not good enough to do something because of my conditions I’m born with. After all, you’re not the first to make fun of me for it, or at least point it out, and yeah, obviously I’m not going to be in the best mood because of the way you commented and said something back to me.

      Just do me a favor for now on, and don’t come back to my website and post anymore comments. (That includes any apologies and nice things you have to say.) After all, it’s people like you who motivate me to believe in myself that I can do things beyond my talents and capabilities everyday.

      1. Perhaps you need to read this comment and think about what it must be like to receive something like this. I never attacked you or made fun of you – just made a comment about grammar. You know nothing about me, my story, what I choose to do with my free time, my intelligence, or my purposes.
        I am sorry that you are so offended. I wish you well in all your endeavors.

  3. Had missed this great post. Yes, I love the mobile way. I just realized that having a mobile responsive site not only increases engagement but too adds on value to a site or blog.

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