How To Attract An Audience

While some people enjoy blogging for pleasure, most of my readers are also using their blog for promotional purposes – and after just a few weeks they will start wondering how to attract an audience for their articles.

Eventually you may decide you need to use paid traffic, but in the early days, while you're building your blog content, here are some tried and tested methods presented in the form of an infographic.


There's not a lot I can add to such a comprehensive source of statistics!

Except just to remind you that your “actions to focus on” – as I see them are:

  • Mobile Marketing – is your blog theme responsive? (Ready to view on tablets and mobile phones)
  • Email – are you building your list consistently? This should be your number one focus from day one of your business.
  • Search Engine Optimization – Although you need to bear this in mind, write for human readers rather than search engines. If you write for search engines the danger is that your writing will ready badly and any human readers will quickly leave. The search engines won't love you either!
  • Blogging – This will bring visitors in time, but be prepared for a wait. If people are kind enough to comment on your post, reply to them and return the compliment by checking out their post.
  • Guest Blogging – Excellent way to find new readers.
  • Video Marketing – Search engines, and readers, like videos. Your visitors will probably stay on your blog longer to watch the videos – which is a factor which will improve your status in Google's eyes (allegedly!) They may enjoy the video so much that they share it. This is something I've not been good at – but it occurs to me that I can use videos from YouTube – so watch out for some personal favorites over the weeks to some.

Which of these activities have you found most helpful?

Are there any you'd like to share? Please feel free to add your comments and suggestions below.

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richard - July 7, 2014

Hi Joy,

Great post and very appropriate in that I’m creating a product as part of the P2S program, which involves infographics … I look forward to following your progress…


    Joy Healey - July 8, 2014

    Hi Richard

    That’s interesting. I’m very new to using infographics and have found them so helpful to put together an attractive and interesting post when I’m short of time – Bonnie Gean created this one for me.

    I’ll certainly look forward to knowing more about your program and hope it goes well.

    Thanks for dropping over, and I’ll “see” you around. Joy

Angela McCall - July 15, 2014

Hi Joy,

This is a pretty good Infographics. I’m not much for Infographics coz I think they are just too complicated to create, but this one is VERY GOOD. Thank you.

So WOW…all that stuff included: mobile marketing, SEO, email marketing, blogging, and guest blogging…YES!!! All of them are necessary. Specially the RESPONSIVE wordpress theme. It makes a huge difference. Your website looks really slick whether this is desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone…so yeah definitely!!! your web must be MOBILE READY.

Anyhoo, it’s getting late for me. Bedtime. Have a great night.


    Angela McCall - July 17, 2014

    Infographics are nice but they are hard to produce IMO. Also, I don’t like putting them on my site coz it takes too much bandwidth with images like that. I know that I’m not generating 50K traffic. But if I did, that will definitely suck my bandwidth. Anyhoo, will catch you later my dear. 🙂


      Joy Healey - July 18, 2014

      Yes, size IS something to bear in mind and I don’t use them often. I use the plugin Smush.It to reduce the size of my images. Sites like http://optimizilla.com/ are helpful too, to compress your images.

      Thanks for bringing up an important point.


        Rachit - May 30, 2015

        You can always host them on free image hosting websites and it will ease your life.

          Joy - May 30, 2015

          Good point Rachit, I use PhotoBucket. Thanks for reminding me about it. Joy

Emebu - August 30, 2014

For me i think good content, i mean tutorials, seo and such likes are the bait that attracts me to any website, others are the loading time, easy to comment and constant updates.

    Joy Healey - August 30, 2014

    Hi Emebu,

    All those are important things for any blogger to strive towards.

    Have a good weekend, Joy

Rachit - May 30, 2015

Attracting all kinds of visitor is easy as compared to attracting targeted visitors.
However the infographic is quite useful.
I Agree that loading time matters for users, this is why I have optimized my website to load under 2 secs. But if we stop beating the bush and get to the point, we will find that ultimately content is the kind, seo is queen and marketing is done after it.
Because you can’t promote or market anything if your blog is blank. With a content heap you can attract visitors as well as income 😉

With Love,

    Joy - May 30, 2015

    That’s so right – we seem to have no trouble attracting spammers, but it’s targeted traffic we want!

    And well written, useful, content will attract people who want to read what we’re writing about.

    Have a good weekend, Joy

    Handytechplus.com - July 13, 2015

    Yohooo!! that’s a great tips dude.. So, this method can help me to increase my fans of blog and also subscriber too

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