Posted on Nov 26 2015 byin Blogs and Blogging
Do you want to run a successful blog? Then you should think of starting to engage users on your website. The more readers engage with the content by reading and sharing it, the more likely those readers are to come back and view more of your content.
We all know that building a blog is easy. But constructing a huge following and great user engagement in a word press site is no walk in the park. It requires efforts, patience and time to engage users on your website.
Fortunately, I have some sure-fire tips and nice work you can start engaging visitors in your site. I am going to share 3 tactics which will surely help you to engage users on your website.
Not only interlinking structure is a plus point from the search engine point of view, but also helps in building user engagement and reducing bounce rate. It is simple to interlink your posts while writing your posts.
Interlinking posts means placing related links from one post to other posts in your site. It aids in generating page views and user engagement. You can interlink your posts after saving them as drafts of or while typing.
Be careful not to mess up your posts when interlinking. It is important to put the link in a good keyword. Do not force linking by planting links anywhere in your post. Always make sure your linking is relevant. Placing a recommended note which leads to a related after a paragraph is also a great way to engage users on your website.
One of the major explanations behind lesser use activity in your site is slow page load. In this swift world of internet, no one wants to wait.
Readers tend to bounce off sites which seem to take longer time while loading. To engage users on your website so they stay there much longer, make it load faster.
Do not worry about how you will optimize your page loading time. Here is what you should do.
Change your host
Though most hosting companies promise minimum page load time, they do not live up to their promises. If you feel your site is alright but you still have slow page loading, your host company is to blame. Contact your host company to address the problem. If it persists, then consider changing your host.
Image size plays an important role in page load speed. Addition of big sized images to your site could be possibly one of the reasons behind slow page loading.
Think of caching images you have on to your site with a plugin like WP Super Cache. Also add normal sized images or replace big images in your site with normal sized images. Most importantly, know the width of your site so you don`t upload images that exceed those dimensions.
Ditch a heavy theme
If you have installed a heavy theme on your word press site, I suggest you dump it now. Heavy WordPress themes tend to slow down the page loading time. Adopt light themes in order to decrease page load time. There are several great themes to choose from. Take your time to research for a theme that meets your needs. Ensure it is fast, responsive and attractive.
One of the easiest ways to engage users on your website is through easy content sharing. Internet users will always want to share great content. Ensure that your site has a good sharing system. A messy sharing system or a long process will make your writing efforts go in vain.
Adding social sharing buttons on your site is a great idea. Do not plant them anywhere in the site. Instead, place them in right areas like sidebar, the footer, the header and at the end of the post.
Be creative and try to figure out other ways of adding social icons and try them out to see which areas work best for you.
These simple tips are most likely to help you engage users on your website. Practice them.