Here are 4 Techniques that are Helping Me Increase Interaction on Art of Blog

Interaction When it comes to determining the success of a website, there are several metrics that come to mind. Some of these are:

  • List Growth
  • Increase in # of comments
  • Traffic Growth

When you begin to boil down how each of these metrics are affected, you realize that interaction plays a part in each.

Keeping visitors on your site and entertained will increase the likelihood that they will optin to your list, leave a comment, or [enter your action here].

So, without further ado, here are four techniques that I am using to increase interaction on Art of Blog!

1. Respond to Comments Quickly

First, the more you make yourself available to your audience, the more human you appear. This will help with the overall experience a reader has with your site.

Second, responding to comments quickly can help clarify any points that are unclear in your original post.

2. Link to new content in old,indexed posts

Content does not get indexed right away. A side effect of this is that your older articles will receive more traffic (usually) than your fresh content.

But, since your blog covers one topic over a period of time, some of your new articles may help to drive home points in your old articles.

Go ahead and link the old articles to the new ones. This will provide readers up-to-date and relevant information on your website.

3. Reward Reader Comments

One of the easiest ways to reward comments on your website is by putting in the effort to respond to every comment.  But, there are other ways to reward comments.

First, consider having a top commenters section somewhere on your website (most likely in the sidebar). This essentially make being the top commenter a game, and rewards the top commenters with ranks.

Second, you may consider a plugin such as CommentLuv that will reward commenters with a link back to their latest post.

4. Use Interactive Elements

The other day I spent at least 3 minutes on a website playing with a graphic that moved with my mouse. Literally, 3 minutes.

Putting interactive elements on your website, such as videos, slides, and polls will give your readers something more to do than just read.

These are just a few of the many methods you can use to increase interaction on your website. The biggest takeaways here are to make your website fun and to be personable. If you keep your readers entertained and appear to be human, you should be good to go.

What Do You Think?

This list will get you started, but keep in mind this is not an all-inclusive list. I’m sure that there are some of you that have even more imaginative methods of increasing interaction on your website.

So, go ahead and leave a comment below and let’s see who has the most creative way to increase interaction!

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Written by Eric Binnion

Eric Binnion is a computer science student at Midwestern State University. When Eric is not online, he is usually volunteering in his community or enjoying time with his family. You can find Eric on Twitter.

Comments

  • Content indeed is king of SEO. Search engines love blog contents with lots and lots of words but people would love a blog content if it is informative. Visitors will surely come back if they learned something from the content. It is imperative to engage the readers into something they enjoy. Readers will not only stay loyal to your site but would also recommend it to their friends. I have nothing creative in my mind yet. For now, I’ll just follow your techniques. :)

  • Eric Binnion says:

    Thanks for the comment!