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Sunday, January 8, 2017

20 Killer Blog Tips For New Bloggers

Blog tips designed to give new bloggers a head start into the 'exciting' world of blogging and help you emerge a winner in the long run.



1. Niche Blogging Rocks! 


Carve out a niche for yourself, stick to it and do not deviate from it under any circumstance. Niche blogs find it easier to rank in search engines for specific keywords and also have a more dedicated readership base than blogs that host content on a wide variety of unrelated topics.

2. Content is King: 

Your focus should be on quality and not on quantity. A blog's success depends greatly (if not entirely) on the content it offers. Writing about topics that interests you, makes blogging a lot more exciting for you. 

Readers are why a blog exists. Focus on delivering 'value' to your readers and success is bound to follow. 

3. Activity: 

Its the undisputed truth - active blogs perform better in search engines than blogs that publish once in a while, other things being equal. Create a publishing schedule for yourself, after taking into account other commitments that you might have and try sticking to it. Such an exercise will also help you gain more readers.

4. Design: 

Invest time in designing a blog that is as reader friendly as possible. Cut down on the unnecessary; all that can take your reader's attention away from the actual content of your blog and/or slow down your blog. Remember, page load speed is an integral part of the overall user experience.

5. Time and Patience is the Key: 

Always remember that your blog will take time to grow. The process is gradual and you must be ready to invest your time and energy into it.

6. Language: 

Your language should clear, definite and lucid. There is no alternative for good, error-free writing. Divide your post into a number of paragraphs. Ensure that your sentences are short, crisp and to the point. Pay special attention to the proper use of grammar.

7. Speak from Experience: 

You wouldn't want to sound like a robot. Share from your personal experience and be focused on providing solutions to problems.

8. Editing: 

Be your own editor! Before you hit the publish button, make sure you have read (and re-read) the post thoroughly and ensured that no errors have unexpectedly crept up.

9. Security: 

Security is an important concern for all bloggers. Do back up your posts on a regular basis. Also do not forget to change account passwords regularly.

10. Customise your 404 Error Pages: 

404 error pages should in no way signal a 'dead end' for your visitors. Instead re-design your error pages to direct your visitors towards your best content.

11. Related Posts: 

It is a fact that by incorporating a related posts element into your blog, you could increase your page views by upto 50%

12. Comments and Moderation: 

Stop user generated spam by moderating comments. Try replying to as many 'genuine' comments as possible. This helps in fostering readership.

13. About Page: 

Create an 'About' page to bring before your readers the 'person' behind your blog.

14. Share Buttons: 

Incorporate social sharing buttons into each page and encourage your readers to share your content on social media.

15. Social Media Marketing: 

As a blogger you cannot rely solely on search engines to send you all the traffic the you desire. Embrace social media to spread the word about!

Note: Marketing cannot be a substitute for quality. All your marketing efforts are bound to fail unless you deliver 'value' to your readers.


16. Subscription: 

Actively encourage your visitors to subscribe to your blog. More subscribers directly translate into more recurring visits.

17. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): 

Learn the basics of SEO and keep yourself updated about the latest developments in that field.

18. Read: 

Reading expands your horizon and helps you come up with more informative content. The more you read, the more you learn. And, the more you learn, the better your blogs become.

19. Write more and more: 

The more you write the better you get at it.

20. Believe in yourself: 

And finally, believe in yourself and the world will believe in you.

Thanks a lot for your time and happy blogging.


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