5 Quick & Easy Ways To Keep Readers On Your Site Longer

You have something to say, so you started a blog, found your voice and now you have a good publishing rhythm. It’s tempting to get complacent and think that all you have to do is focus on delivering good content on a consistent basis for the traffic will come and grow, but this is more of a half truth. Sure content is king,  but the king can’t accomplish much without the queen. How can anyone appreciate your carefully worded and curated content if they can’t find it, or even worse they find it, but can’t navigate it? That’s why my spring cleaning chore list includes quick and easy steps to building a better blog.blog design tips

1) Add or repair your search bar. Sometimes people want to search for something specific and if you don’t have a functioning search bar, readers will be disappointed and may never return.

2)  Reinvigorate old content by adding better images and re-sharing on social media. You can achieve this quickly by purchasing stock photos in your blogs color scheme or using flat-lays. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, use a light box for brighter images. Learn how to make your own with this tutorial.

3) Post previews on your home page instead of full posts. Some readers will quickly exit your blog if they have to scroll through posts they’re not interested in. You can appeal to a broader audience by offering readers a variety of choices on your home page.

4) Insert related posts, and popular posts beneath your posts. This makes your site appear more intuitive because once someone finishes reading the kind of post they’re interested in, they will see related posts and popular posts below.

5)  Use headings, spacing and bold text. Most of us are constantly multi-tasking and have short attention spans, so keep things interesting to the eye and easy to scan.

If you have time for a few more tips, check out this post.

 

As always thank you for reading, commenting, and liking!

With LOVE,

Dāsha

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl Leahy says:

    Wonderful, solid, useful advice!!! I love the layout of your site, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thanks Cheryl. I’m so glad you found this helpful🤗

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  2. dannie54 says:

    I definitely did these right along with you as I read the post. It’s always good to remember to do these things and I’m glad you’re sharing them! Sometimes we just need a little reminder to kick our butts into gear. Happy Spring Cleaning!

    xoxo,
    Dannie
    http://www.stilefotocibo.com

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Heck yeah we do! It’s easy to forget include your blog in your spring cleaning.

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  3. Love love love that picture! So gorgeous! Great tips as well.

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Yay! So happy you came by and like what you see. Keep your eyes open, there’s much more to come 😉

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  4. Awesome words of advice! Thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    Caylie

    https://soulpaletteblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Dāsha says:

      I hope they help!

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  5. I love how you’ve set these ideas. I needed this. Thank you!! 🙂

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    1. Dāsha says:

      You’re so welcome, be sure to check out other blogging posts for more tips.Good luck 👍

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  6. Anitha says:

    Such useful info for bloggers. Your blog looks lovely btw:)

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you Anitha 😉

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  7. great tips lovely! 🙂 xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Glad you found this useful Annie 👌

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  8. Definitely good tips for keeping your blog fresh and easy to navigate!

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  9. Ashley J. says:

    Love this, and your entire layout! I def need to work on optimizing my nav bar, and getting related posts attached to existing, evergreen content.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you Ashley! I started using this theme about a month ago and I adore it.

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  10. Katie says:

    What a great post! Definitely well timed.

    Katie | Katie Like Me

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  11. Musings says:

    Ooooh, thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely use some of them.

    If you have time, would you mind spending some time on my blog and telling me what you’d like to see more of/less of, and what I should add or remove from my sidebar, etc.?

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  12. themovingbear says:

    This is such a great and useful post! Definitely somethings to take into account. Thx! ♥

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    1. Dāsha says:

      I’m so glad you found this helpful! Don’t forget to share it with your blog buddies.

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  13. pinning to review when I have more time today, I have to study this valuable information. Thanks Dasha.

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    1. Dāsha says:

      You’re very welcome, I hope this helps Mary Beth😉

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