Whether you’re doing it for pleasure or for your business, having a set of loyal readers can be rewarding. But how would you know if they actually liked your recent posts or not? If you fail to capture the attention of your audience, they are more likely to stop visiting your site and move on to the next site.
Here are a few signs that your readers are starting to get bored. Read on and try not to send your readers to dreamland.
Traffic to your blog drops
If the traffic to your blog suddenly drops, this means that some of your regular readers are no longer returning to read your most current blog posts. It may also mean that your website has been penalized after a search engine update took place.
Either way, it is important to make use of your analytical skills in order to determine the real cause of the problem. If the reduction in traffic was a result of a search engine issue, then it would be easy for you to bring back the traffic that your site used to have.
You no longer receive any comments
An interesting blog post will most likely receive a few comments and compliments. In some cases, a discussion may follow. Since you can’t see their reaction, let us assume that the lack of comments mean that they don’t have anything worthwhile to say or they got bored reading the article and decided to move on to another blog.
Write in a conversational tone and feel free to ask for opinions. If you can capture the attention of your readers, get them to air their opinions and participate in discussions, then you have a great chance of keeping them interested.
Interest in contests and giveaways is poor
They may not be interested in the prize. Yes, that may be true. However, if your readers are not showing any interest in joining your contests or giveaways, then this is a clear indication that they are not feeling the excitement that they once felt when visiting your blog.
The prizes do not necessarily have to pricey. Instead, choose something that would be of great value to the people in your niche.