Tuesday, 15 April 2014

5 Essential Blogging Tips for Improving Your Blog

When it comes to building a successful online business or blog, you need to focus on only one thing, it is to know who you are writing for. No matter how many tactics or strategies you focus on they won’t work unless you know your audience.
No one likes to read a blog just because it is getting updated daily. You have to make sure your blog is worth reading, that’s the only way to build and captivate your audience.
Here are few essential blogging tips to know if you want to improve your blog TODAY. Let’s get into the details without much ado.

Essential blogging tips to improve your blog or website

essential blogging tips

Give breathe to your old blog posts

One of the easiest ways to get more page views on your blog is to revive your old blog posts. Most bloggers just write, publish and leave those posts for god sake. And that’s the biggest mistake anyone could make.
If you are thinking to make your blog profitable, don’t make this mistake, don’t leave your blog posts randomly. Whenever you have time, focus on updating your old blog posts. Doing this practice will not only give you more page views, but your visitors will love you for doing it.
Here are few tips to giving breathe to your old blog posts to get more traffic.
  • Change the headlines (tweak them and make them better), but NEVER change the URL’s.
  • Make your introduction part better
  • Link to your latest or best posts
  • Update or add images on your old blog posts
  • Write, add or edit your copy in the old blog posts
You might have one question now. What if your old blog posts are totally outdated? You can do two things, either remove them or update the information with latest news.

Get past the noise and get noticed

Do you know why most bloggers fail? They don’t know how to stand out from the crowd to make a difference.
If you are one among thousand, you will definitely see the difference. But most bloggers don’t focus on standing out from the remaining crowd and that’s why they always get ignored.
If you want to be a successful professional blogger, the ONLY thing you need to focus is on standing out.
  • Make your design look appealing and special. Don’t use random or free themes. Here are few great theme recommendations.
  • Make your blog domain name interesting and simple.
  • Write your blog posts in a conversational way. No one likes to read a company blog. Treat your readers as friends.
  • Get yourself a gravatar and make it unique.
  • If you don’t have a unique name, then add some tails to it so that others will easily recognize you whenever they see your name or gravatar. Ex: Viper Chill
  • Be genuine. Be honest and help people. Don’t blog only for money, help others. And they will do benefits for you too.
Most of the times, you give what you get. So help people to get what they want, and you will eventually get what you want.

Aim for targeted traffic, not random traffic

Most new bloggers use each and every traffic source to get more traffic to their blogs or websites. What happens when you focus on getting traffic from all the sources? You won’t get any benefits in the long run.
Come closer and I’m going to share a secret of getting long lasting traffic.
Focus on one traffic source at once.
If you are targeting to increase your search engine traffic, don’t focus on social media traffic. If you are thinking to boost your social media traffic, stop focusing on optimizing your blog posts for the search engines.
It is really that simple. Focus on one single traffic source at a time.

Convert loyal visitors into customers

No one focuses on retaining their visitors especially if they are new to blogging world. Observe any successful blog almost everyone focusing on retaining their first time visitors.
How can you retain your visitors then? There are two simple ways.
One: make your blog visitors stick to your blog (you can only do this if you have amazing blog posts)
Two: by building an email list by offering something for free (this is over rated but still it is working). Once you have a list, you can invite your visitors anytime you want to your blogs or websites.
So what method you are going to choose when it comes to converting loyal visitors into customers? One or two? I strongly suggest you to focus on building list if you are just started building an online business through websites and thinking to make money from it.

Guest blogging is almost dead, but you can still build links

Until recent times, almost everyone strived hard to build quality back links to their sites to get top results in the search engines for their specific keywords. Once Google understood the danger of guest blogging to build links, it has completely stopped giving importance to the guest posts for links. So many bloggers stopped guest blogging for that matter.
If you are one among them, don’t worry there’s still a fantastic way to build links to your sites. Write posts that attract links. And link to other bloggers posts often. Whenever you link to someone else’s posts, email them and tell them.
If you make this a practice, sooner or later you will also start receiving incoming blog links to your sites. It may sound easy in the beginning, but you need to work really hard to earn a single link. So don’t lose hope, be persistent, write amazing posts and attract links.
Conclusion: Blogging is not a science, anyone can start a new blog and start writing posts. But making a profitable blog or business is the hard part. You need to be persistent, stand out from the crowd, build quality back links and create awareness among your visitors to make it a success.
What’s the smartest blogging tip you have ever heard or read? Please share your best blogging tips in the comment section below. I would be glad to respond.

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