When building a blog, a blogger must prioritize building their blog's credibility. Without it, success won't come your way.Truth is, it is hard to earn and retain the trust of people who don't know you, especially on the internet.
Hard doesn't mean impossible. If others have done it you can do it too after all. Below are some strategies you can use to get your blog visitors to trust you.
Tell Your Blog Visitors About Yourself
The point of it all is simple. People are willing to trust someone who doesn't have to hide anything from them. Your about me page for that reason should be used to your advantage. Your target audience needs to have more information about you. But no, they don't want your biography. Tell them enough about yourself so they have the idea that they really do know you.
Think about how you would introduce yourself to a stranger. Now polish up your introduction.
Choose Your Niche Well
You've heard it before. It's easier for you to create quality content if you know what you'll be blogging about better than the average person. How your blog is valued will be based on a number of factors: Is the content posted helpful? Valuable? Nail those two. This is what will compel your site visitors to come back for more. And you know why they'll come back? Because they believe they'll find the answers they are looking for on your blog.
A simple way to ensure you are answering the questions is by researching the search phrases and queries used by your target audience. This way you'll know exactly what they are seeking and get them the answers they actually want.
Reply To Comments
There is a possibility that people who read your articles might leave comments or may want you to clarify something they didn't understand. You need to be there for them. Interacting with your site visitors helps them to know you better. Are you the sort of person who actually is interested in helping others?
Fail to respond to questions and you'll start losing not only traffic but also your credibility. Failing to answer a question can be misconstrued as a lack of in-depth knowledge of whatever it is your blog is about.
The above are just a few of the strategies that you can use to build your blog's credibility. There are plenty more I'm sure.