For example, just recently the news dropped that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged. Anyone who has a relationship website, or a website about celebrity marriages & engagements will enjoy a lot of temporary traffic. You can even reel in long term readers because people may expect that you will bring more news of their favorite celebrity. The key to getting the traffic, you have to keep up with updates and try to be one of the first people to talk about it on your blog or site.
If you can do that, you may just show up on page one of Google. Also, any surge of traffic will capture the attention of the search engines and once people get to talking about your post and sharing it, your site will become more popular, your post may go viral, if it's absolutely great, and you will set yourself up for more targeted long term loyal readers.
Check out what Heather Green has to say about this topic:
One of the simplest ways to attract readers to any blog post goes by the same logic on which countless magazines—like Us Weekly, People, and Vanity Fair—thrive: people love celebrities.
Celebrities have the leg-up on most bloggers because they already have household names. All a blogger has to do to steal some of the spotlight, however, is drop the said name.
Take this post on Balanced WorkLife, for instance, called “Charlie Sheen’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence” or CopyBlogger’s “5 Things Depeche Mode Can Teach You About Effective Online Marketing.” Both bloggers take two seemingly irrelevant topics and tie the ends to make eye-catching and compelling posts. Even individuals out of touch with Hollywood gossip can’t help but raise an eyebrow at the pairing of Charlie Sheen and emotional intelligence. Who would have thought the YouTube sensation’s philosophy would have anything constructive to add to personal development? (Winning).
5 Sources for Getting Ideas
1. If you (or one of your friends) don’t already guiltily subscribe to one of the aforementioned publications, check out the latest gossip on stars and starlets online. Don’t forget the royal couple, political celebrities, and the latest goings-on in the music industry. Read the rest of this article here
To pull in more blog readers, you need to use some or all of these strategies in your blog. Give people what they crave. Read my recent post on content curation, you will see how this method will bring you in long term traffic and build trust and authority.