I have shared how to improve traffic of a blog using Google plus, Facebook, related posts Linkwithin, popover optin tools, addthis button, recommended content tool Limk and by adding Disqus Commenting tool.
I have also shared my secrets of 10 effective methods to improve pageviews of a blog. And also shared my story of how I harvest 5k plus views per day using 15 sexy tactics. Hope they helped you. Because traffic is very important for any blogger.
And today I want to share yet another method to improve the traffic and make your blog more sticky to your readers. Sticky means to make your readers spend more time in your blog. This will reduce the bounce rate being displayed in your Google Analytics report or Google Webmaster report.
In today’s tutorial, I will guide you through how to build inline link within your blog posts that will surely reduce the rate at which your readers leave your blog. This is also one of the proven helpful tactics to improve traffic.
If you have noticed, I have added many inline links in above paragraphs. All that are underlined are linked or hyperlinked. They are nothing but inline links that will make my readers navigate through my blog visiting various posts I have already shared. If you click one of them, you’ll be taken to another content. Boom! This will make my readers stay more in my blog.
So, now how it’s to be done in your blog?
Complete a new post in your blog
Open your blog’s home page in a new tab
Select a sentence/word in your draft post that you want to link
Open a post (published post) to which you wish to link
Copy the URL of that published post
Move to selected sentence/word in step no.3
Click on link on the top-right hand side of your draft post area
Paste the URL you have got in step no. 5
Click on OK
Make sure a word/sentence you link after clicking OK in step 9 gets underlined.
You are done if you it appears so. Otherwise, you have to cross-check whether all above steps have been incorporated or not.
We can also provide inline external link in above manner by pasting external link URL in above Step# 8. This means links are being made to other third party websites/blog which will not make your blog more sticky. It will indeed take your readers to that linked website or blog.