Today, a common problem on most websites and blogs is the Yo-Yo effect, or, in other words, irregular spikes of traffic. Some days, it reaches a new peak, other, it remains dead (as described here

So what we want to do is to force your visitors to come back the next day and Darren Rowse from has done an amazing job listing all of the methods you can use to do so.

1. Make Your Invitations to Subscribe to your blog Prominent
2. Educate Readers about Your Subscription Methods
3. Good Blog Design [it's your first impression after all!]
4. On Site Branding (New readers should know what your blog is about at a first glance)
5. Make Your Blog Personal
6. When you get a rush of traffic to one particular post….
7. Get Interactive
8. Add a ’subscribe to comments’ feature to your blog
9. Respond to Comments
10. Offer alternative ways to subscribe
11. Promote social media connecting points
12. Highlight Your Best Content
13. Create Momentum With Your Content
14. Consider Removing Dates on Old Posts
15. Give Incentive to Subscribe
16. Keep Posting Frequency Up
17. Create an Engaging About Page
18. Add a Community Area or Forum
19. Social Proof
20. Target Readers with Specific Messages
21. Sticky Content
22. Monitor Your Stats
23. Use Video
24. Membership
25. WP Sticky
26. Niche Blogging - Staying On Topic
27. Create a Debate
28. Write a Reference Page
If you want the see the original articles:

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