5 Tips to Fine-tune Your SEO Blogging to Increase Time On Site

The initial goal of SEO blogging is to drive traffic to your website or product as a result of organic searches. But simply driving traffic to your site isn’t enough if that traffic doesn’t stay long enough to digest the meat of your content, let alone purchase your product.

This is why you need to fine tune your SEO blogging in a way that increases the time on site of your audience.

1. Time on Site

Evidence shows that the longer someone spends on your website, the more likely they are to purchase your product or services. This likelihood further increases if the reader clicks explores additional web pages on your site.

To this end, the goal of your SEO blogging should be to engage the reader’s interest for as long as possible.

2. Rich Content

All people like to be entertained and the best way to entertain your audience is to provide rich content that constantly re-engages their interest. This means you want to talk about an interesting topic, using compelling language.

It also means that you need to straddle the line between telling the whole story and not belaboring your points. As an added bonus, rich content will improve the SEO value of your site on most search engines.

3. Multimedia

Pictures, video, and infographics are a great way to increase the time your audience spends on your site, but only if presented in a non-intrusive way. If you force readers to interact with a specific type of multimedia to receive your message, you will turn away your audience. Instead, use multimedia in a complementary but optional manner.

4. Comment Section

Interactivity is one of the most effective ways to improve time on site. An audience that is actively participating in your blog is likely to spend more time there or return later. To attract comments to your blog, make it easy to post comments, monitor it for spam or trolls, and introduce comments shortly after publication to encourage responses.

5. Easy Exploration

Finally, you want to make exploration of your website easy. Slideshows, for example, tend to be a poor choice because they require multiple clicks for the reader to absorb the entire message.

Minimize the effort that your readers need to take to navigate your site and they are more likely to spend more time there.

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Mickey has degrees in linguistics and logic from a top 25 university. He has been writing online for the approximately five years, specializing in gaming, hobbies, and media. He has never missed a deadline. Quality and speed are equally important to Mickey and he'll never sacrifice one for the other.

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    Georgia Potts says:

    Google Analytics is a free way to see the exact times that people are spending on your site. They can give you a per-page breakdown and let yo know exactly where on your site the traffic is going.

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    Myra Michaels says:

    Mickey, I liked the tips you gave and feel they are very realistic and important for the clients to absorb. We writers try so hard to make the blog contents interesting and informative so that the clients will have return visits by readers and thus, like you said, be more open to purchasing their products.

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    Victor Peters says:

    I personally love multimedia.It keeps me glued to a site for some time.i must agree with the fact that the more easy it is for the site to be explored,the more the traffic that it is likely to attract.Good work Mickey.Thumbs up.

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      Multimedia makes it so easy to get sucked into the site you’re visited. It would be interesting to see just how much time we would spend online if all of the other responsibilities in our lives could somehow be put on hold.

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      Georgia Potts says:

      It does add another dimension to a site and can make it far more interesting to explore. Virtually any type of site can make use of multimedia tactics to keep readers there.

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    These are useful, especially for the beginning blogger. You want people to move around on your site, not simply read a quick article and run. The more people you have stay on your site, the more credibility you get from Google and other online searches.

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    I fail when it comes to multimedia. I need to pay more attention to that and give my posts a little something extra when it comes to my blog and any writing that I do.

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