5 Ways to Use Other Bloggers to Boost Readership

Boost Readership via Other Bloggers

boost readershipBoost Readership – It’s a battle to get a consistent number of readers at your blog . It can feel like a constant battle. Luckily though, it doesn’t have to be something you do alone.

Read below and learn five ways you can work with other bloggers for mutual benefits, like to boost readership at your blog.

Read below and learn five ways you can work with other bloggers for mutual benefits, like to boost readership at your blog. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet

1. Write Guest Posts for Each Other’s Blogs

Having a fresh perspective on your blog isn’t hard to do if you allow other bloggers to write guests posts for you, and return the favor. However, make sure the domain authority is high for the other blogs.

Domain authority is a measurement developed by Moz that looks at how many other sites are linking to a particular place on the web. A significant amount of domain authority usually indicates a site is well respected.

There’s also a MozBar add-on that you can download within your browser.

2. Try Linky Parties, Roundups and Link Ups

Together, these are all methods of either posting your own content on another person’s blog, or opening up your blog for others to post things there.

It’s a great way to get more exposure. Sometimes, linky parties even feature specific themes, which might make them more fun.

3. Promote and Link to Other Bloggers

Everyone likes to be recognized. If you find some cool content on another person’s blog, feel free to call attention to it in your blog. Then link back to the original content.

Doing that might be enough to improve readership at the other blog and also give the impression you’ve got your finger on the pulse of cool content.

However, you should also go a step further and reach out to the other blogger to thank him or her for the job well done. This helps create relationships that extend far beyond just one great post.

However, you should also go a step further and reach out to the other blogger to thank him or her for the job well done. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet

4. Do Group Giveaways or Hold Blog Awards

If you already have established relationships with a few great bloggers, why not team up with them to either offer some sort of giveaway across all your respective blogs? Or hold blog awards? Either of these options could help generate interest from casual and loyal readers alike.

Of course, holding blog awards could help you widen your blogging network even more by attracting entrants from all niches. This is a great way to boost readership of your blog.

5. Turn Your Blog Into a Collaborative Space

In the beginning of this piece, it was discussed how guest posts can give a fresh perspective to your blog. If you get especially good results from that approach, try going all the way by transitioning your site into a collaborative blog. This option can also work well if you’re looking for some engaging graphics to spice up your blog.

Maybe you’re already a very strong writer and don’t really want to mess with what you know works, but know your blog looks a little bland. Think about making your blog more appealing by partnering with a blogger. Make sure that blogger primarily focuses on the visual realm and keeps words to a minimum. By pooling your strengths, you can learn and grow together. This  can boost readership at both blogs.

In Conclusion

Blogging is certainly an activity that often allows you to get more done if you depend on the expertise of others.

Finally, get inspired by the ideas above. Next, see if they help you enjoy higher traffic rates and more influence in the blogging world.

How have you been able to boost readership at your blog recently?

Ali is a content specialist for a tech company and enjoys cooking in her apple-red kitchen, binge reading fantasy books, and playing tennis in her free time.

  • Hi Alicia,

    It’s my first time to your blog.

    I appreciated a few ideas in here I had never considered or even knew of before.

    I do read a lot of blogs and I contribute via comments and social media shares and interaction a lot. It’s been a great way to get to know a number of outstanding influential bloggers that I’m building relationships with in a short time.

    I’m really intrigued by the linky party concept. I’m just not sure how well it would in my context and need to do some more research on it.

    But I’m really all about promote, link, and collaborate. It’s the best way to grow in addition to meeting new bloggers via social engagement, comments, and directories.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. It was really helpful!

    ~ Don Purdum

  • Hey Ali,
    Nice article and Yes, writing Guest posting, promoting other content and giveaway really boost readership. Commenting on other blog help in promoting our content and drive traffic to our blog. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  • I understood the concept well and it will be really easy for new bloggers to increase the traffic base as well as readership from the points which you have mentioned here, I am personally, going to follow few of them in my journey.

    Regards,
    Anil.

  • Hi Alicia,

    Boosting readership is smarty trick which you have reveal here in this article.

    Guest posting, exchanging each others link and promoting other fellow bloggers post really helps us to boost the traffic and readership.

    Turning blog into collaborative space really need a viral content which can not only attract reader but also there full presence on the blog.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    >SK Lohar

  • Hi Alicia,

    I’m sure that your awesome tips will work. Yes, guest blogging, giving link to other blogger’s post and group giveaways are the genuine ideas to boost the readership of a blog. Bloggers should get constant inspiration to generate awesome content. Thanks for your excellent ideas, will try them to increase my traffic rate.

  • Wonderful post I guess and I agree with all your blogger boosting tips and you are right that we can easily gain lot of exposure if we share links with other bloggers.

    Thanks

  • Thanks for the post Alicia, I like your domain name Inspiretothrive, I have a similar one and I am also an active blogger like you. As for the points raised by you regarding how Blogging is a collaborative activity then I would surely agree with you, blogging only works good for you if you move alongwith other people and learn and grow at the same time! 🙂

  • Hi Alicia,

    Nice post. I agree completely about Blog Awards. I’ve been doing them but my reason to do them i the first place was to let my readership get at least 3 or 4 great posts from the last month that I thought were outstanding in the field of website promotion. I regularly get emails from my readers that they value those monthly round ups.

    The spin off has been that quite often the winners of those posts have reached out to me and relationships have been created. A win, win for everyone.

    One tip with Blog Awards is to make sure you announce them on Google+ and share with the winners themselves. Obviously I also share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc but I find that Google+ allows me to share directly with the authors as well as my audience.

    Thanks
    Mike

    • Hi Mike! Thanks for the kind words! Definitely, a win win for everyone 🙂 Glad to hear its working for you and great point with Google+. That particular feature is very handy in letting bloggers and influencers know they have been mentioned.

      Hope to see you around the web, Mike!

  • Alice great tips you ve highlighted here. The more people you collaborate with the better the chance of people seeing your content.

    Thanks for highlighting giveaway as it really helps to boost traffic to once blog.

    Talking about not doing giveaway as regard getting targeted traffic. The best way to do this is that you spread the information with other bloggers in your niche. This way you are will likely get participants who are your target audience

    • Thanks for commenting, Peter! Very true! Definitely bookmarking your headline article…I love reading about how to make my headlines better!

      I’m sure I’ll see you around the web, Peter!

  • Guest post is the best way to build readerships and relationship. Linking to other bloggers helps the reader and also the other blogger appreciates it.

    Group giveaway’s improves the overall and individual result of the giveaway. Also it can go viral very easily. Some brilliant tips here.

    As of now, I am focusing on increasing my domain authority which will help in the long run relationship. Thanks.

  • Hello; I want to thank you and Ali for sharing these suggestions. I have gotten good traffic after being featured in a couple of round up posts, a couple of interviews, and a podcast. I am scheduled for another podcast the end of this month or the beginning of august. and i have a short story coming out as a guest post. As a blind blogger I like the idea of partnering with someone who primarily posts images or info graphics to complement my mostly text posts. If anyone reading these comments would like to submit such a post to me, I’d be happy to hear about it. thanks again and take care, Max

  • Hey Alicia,
    Good to see you here on Lisa’s inspiretothrive.com 😛 and thanks for sharing these tips. I have used most of these tips and of course, the results are just so awesome. I like the linky parties point and will giving it a closer look.

    Featuring a fellow blogger on your blog does some magic to boost readership. I have experienced that and do highly recommend it.

    Beautiful read this weekend Alicia. Hope to see you around again

    • Thanks so much, Enstine! Glad to see the guest posting tactic works for you. There are so many many benefits of guest posting and post swaps–I love them!

      Nice article on the backlinks tricks! I’ll to read over your blog this weekend, looks like you have a lot of great advice.

  • Hey lady fancy meeting you here!

    This is a great post, thanks for sharing these suggestions with us. I’ve been trying to dip into a little bit of everything you shared. I haven’t held a giveaway on my blog but I have joined others.

    I’m also going to be more active in link parties and see how that goes as well :).

    Hope you’re having a great day! Happy Friday ladies!

    • HAHA Hi Cori!! Glad you enjoyed them. Let me know how it goes! See you around on the web 😛

  • Hi Alicia,

    Welcome to Lisa’s blog and what a great topic.

    I know that so many bloggers are eager to get more eyes on their content but how to do that besides commenting has been a frequent question I’ve been asked.

    I do the first three things, well sort of. I do a monthly roundup but never done a linky party. I do link out to other bloggers often because I find so much great content when I’m writing about something. We don’t all know everything right so it’s really benefiting everyone to do it that way.

    I’m not real big on giveaways mainly because so many people are after the freebies that I find so many of them really aren’t my target audience. I’ve always got that in the back of my mind.

    Thank you for sharing these tips with us and you’ve given me a little more to think about now.

    Hope you ladies have a wonderful weekend.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, Thanks for commenting!

      Very true! I love doing roundups for that reason as well. Make sure you tweet or email the person you linked to for 2 reasons: 1) they most likely will share it with their audience and 2) rule of reciprocity–you link to them they feel motivated to link to you.

      haha yay if those search for freebies aren’t your audience then it might not do you any good. My pleasure, Adrienne! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • Hi Alicia, thanks for this post, surely you need me and i need you as bloggers who desires to see positive result, it is just that there are so many that sees themselves as super-bloggers and as such they don’t see themselves having anything to do with the others. They placed themselves in categories and if you are not in their category they will never listen to you or share anything with you.

    • Hi Emebu, Looks like the comment I sent you last week never appeared 🙁 I think there is a comment limit…

      Anyways, I totally agree with you that some bloggers are closed off to working together but it’s them that are missing out 🙂

  • Hey Alice,

    You have written a great guest post at Lisa’s blog. 😉
    The points you have mentioned are worthy to follow.

    For bloggers the main motive is to get more and more readers. Bloggers try hard to do it but fail. All bloggers need some tips to get engaged with their blog.
    Everyone wants to have regular visitors for which writing guest, interacting with other bloggers and many other things are required.
    This post may help many bloggers.
    Thanks for being here.
    Enjoy the weekend.:)

    ~Ravi

  • 5. Turn Your Blog Into a Collaborative Space

    I’ve been noticing that this will make your readership much larger.

    Just look at Scary Mommy Blog. Her readership is amazing.

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

    • Great point! OMW I love Scary Mommy! haha Matter of fact, how to create an awesome collaborative space on your blog would be a great article!

  • Hi Alicia,
    Welcome to Lisa’s blog.

    As bloggers, creativity is priceless. There are many ways we can boost readership today, your tips above is all about how we use creativity by cooperating with other bloggers. It is not only good for readership but also friendship among bloggers.

    Thanks for the post. Wish you have a great week

    • Hi Okto! Thanks so much for the welcome!

      Definitely and cooperating with other bloggers also makes it more fun 🙂

      I’ll have to check out your recent article on writing a 500 word post in 5 min! That’s crazy! I can’t believe it is even possible! It takes me an hour! When I first started blogging it took my 5 hours at least! So I thought I was doing really good with an hour.

  • Well fancy meeting you here Alicia! 🙂 This is a super awesome post and one that everyone should at least, take some helpful tips from. I haven’t seen a boost lately but that’s mainly because I’ve been a slacker on my blog. Other priorities have kicked in unfortunately, however, I do anticipate boosting MGP again and bringing more life back to my community. I’ll definitely be using your tips gf. Fabulous post!

    Thanks Lisa for having Alicia here! :mrgreen:

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