Would you be interested in knowing the taste of your readers? Would you like to know what your readers favorite pick of topics are? Well, it’s a just a matter of fact that every blog owner would love to know these minute details for they allow the authors to come up with extra trendy posts that takes its readers by great interest.
Well, now the casual question of ‘how’ pops out?
Run A Blog Survey!
Yes, it is as simple as it is!
I have been following the same methodology in my previous blog and let me tell you, it worked like a charm. The results have been generous and the readers have surprised me with their feedback. It was just few weeks ago that I had a survey live, asking my readers how often should I post in a week. Normally, I come up with 1 post a week. But the enormous reply emails and feedbacks that I have received was overwhelming. Majority of them wanted to hike the frequency of my posts with 90 percent stating that they need at least 3 posts a week. I was glad to know that my readers wanted more from me. I couldn’t resist their appeal and I went with the 3-posts-a-week convention. I really feel proud now as it not only did raise my reputation, it turned my blog into a trustworthy resource.
Top 5 question to ask your readers in the survey
1: How often do you visit my Blog?
This is an important question as it would help the authors to know where his/her blog stand in attracting visitors and weather they are sticking to your blog or bouncing away to better resources.
2: What are your favorite picks of topics?
As an author, it is important that he/she should know the exact interest of their readers.
Once they give you a feedback, like ‘SEO‘ which is more precise than the common ‘blogging’, it becomes quite easy for the author to target his next post based on the reflected interest. This guarantees more pages views, better search engine rankings, more traffic and latter, a better reputation.
3: Do you have any Problem you would like to address the blog owner?
Just as the common byword goes by, every day ends with a night. Even after hours spent on design, the readers may still be unsatisfied, this is plainly because your perspective is that of an author while the others look at your blog with a perspective of a readers (believe me they are at the opposite hemisphere).
So why don’t welcome the suggestion from the readers end?
Kindly open up for the words of your fellow readers. It would help you to serve them in a better and much resourceful way. Once you are able to establish a trust in the readers mind, you could easily grow your blog and expand your horizon such as diversifying the niche or when starting a new micro blog
4: Are you interested in our premium services?
A blog cannot stand on its own unless funded by a strong financial input. Therefore the need to monetize certain features of your blog becomes necessary.
But how would the readers react to such a quick overturn of decision?
Reader’s survey makes sure your reputation is kept undisturbed. You could easily grab the feedback of the readers on your newly launched product or service and make amendments corresponding to the feedback received.
5: Your Email address.
Yes this is an important part but yet optional. The reason why this is optional is that the readers are often hugely cautious about their privacy. So if you are asking for the reader’s email address, I would recommend you to convince them that their mail is going to be safe with you and spamming policy has to be amended.
How to organize a Readers survey?
Organizing a reader’s survey is very much easy especially if your blog is based on WordPress as they are abundance of plug-in’s to serve the purpose. But if you have hosted your blog somewhere else, still you don’t need to worry as many website offers genuine and better survey tools .Here, I have listed top 5 survey tools to help you out with the survey.
Top 5 Survey Tools
- SurveyMonkey (www.surveymonkey.com)
- SurveyGizmo (www.surveygizmo.com)
- Sogosurvey (www.sogosurvey.com/)
- Kwiksurveys (www.kwiksurveys.com/)
- Limesurvey (www.limesurvey.org/)
So when was the last time you had a survey?
A year back? Oh, it’s not too late .Take a reader’s survey now and know your readers.
Let me know if you found this post useful? Do you want my suggestion about running survey? Just let me know in comments.