For the success of any website, it is very important for you to interact with your readers. Even if you have top quality content on your site and your site is able to attract good traffic, no interaction with your readers will eventually cause you to lose all the traffic you gained.
Even if someone is led to your site and is impressed by your site, he or she may not visit your site again due to lack of interaction. It is very important to connect with your existing site visitors to gain more traffic.
Here are some of the options that you can take advantage of to increase your interaction with your visitors:
1. Email Opt-in Box
An opt-in box is an attractive web form that prompts site visitors to enter their name and email address on your site. There are numerous WordPress opt-in box plugins that let you place a widget on your blog. Site visitors never proactively go out and leave their details like name and email address on any website. However, an opt-in box is a subtle way to prompt site visitors to enter those details.
An autoresponder service can be used to send newsletters and important advertisements to those people who left their information on your site through opt-in boxes.
2. Subscribe to Comments Plugin
For WordPress you can find a free plugin called ‘Subscribe to Comments’ which lets your site visitors receive email alerts after posting a comment. Readers often come back to the post on which they left comments to see what others have commented after them. With Subscribe to Comments plugin installed on your site, your site visitors will receive email notifications. It surely helps your visitors to come back to your site to see whether anybody else responded to their question or not.
3. Effective Usage of Social Media
Most bloggers allow users to share their posts on social media sites through social media plugins like ShareThis and AddToAny. Such bloggers expect that more people will start following their site. A better way to increase interaction to your WordPress blog is to go out and check out information of different people and then leave comments. For instance, you can join a Fan Page that is relevant to your niche and then interact with the people out there by leaving meaningful comments.
4. Converse with Your Visitors
Whenever you get a chance you should interact with your site visitors. After each post, you can acknowledge their comment, appreciate it and answer their query, give a clarification or give more information as an extension of what you wanted to say. You may want to install the Akismet plugin which automatically removes spam comments, so that you are sure you are conversing with genuine people.
Thank you. I liked two of your suggestions the most…. Email Opt-in Box and Converse with visitors! I’ll try soon to implement relevant changes on my blog. Thanks again!
To generate traffic on the website it is quite important for the page maker or admin to communicate with the readers as they get the attraction of readers through it.
Social media, social media, social media. It has been a game changer in the last five plus years. I know those other points make sense, but I just think that social media is the most important.
Thanks for the useful tips. I have to admit I tend to forget to reply to comments left on some of my blogs, so perhaps I should try harder in future.
really nice tips but i think email subscription is fading away, Social media rocks.
Nice post I’m impressed, Actually rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining. Cheers from Sweden!
This post really came in handy to me… Actually I was new to WP so I don’t know much about the plugins, now I got a little clarification about which plugins will help more thanks for the share….
Communication with the visitors is one of the great way to give honor to visitors and to involve them in each post.
These are great suggestions. I personally try to interact with visitors in the comments section because it adds a personal touch and opens up two way communication with your visitors. One suggestion I can add is the use of contests when possible. People love winning, even if its something small. Use contests to encourage your readers to participate in discussions and be more engaged.
interacting with your website visitors if you want to be a successful blogger. Replying to the comments of your visitors on your blog is also a very effective way of interacting with your visitors. It shows that you care for your visitors.