If you are new to blogging and want to be successful then you are reading the post that will help you to do so.
There are millions of blogs currently online and the reason why you don’t know that they exist is because they aren’t successful.
This means they hardly have any buzz around their blog or no traffic at all.
It’s like their blog is dead.
Do you have a blog that doesn’t have any traffic and not generating any buzz around it?
Keep calm and read this post to the end. I am going to show you how to make your blog successful with these effective tips.
(Please don’t just read the tips and expect blogging success, apply them to your blog)
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#1 – Analyze Your Blog Carefully
Log out of your WordPress blog.
Clear your cache, close the browser and then visit your blog.
How was the loading time for your blog? Do you like the theme? Is the navigation menu and sidebar for your blog looking neat?
Did you like what you see when you visited your own blog?
Chances are you might say yes. But what your blog visitors?
If you want your blog to look and perform well then you have to make sure that you stay away from free hosting. If you are desirous of becoming a top blogger then you would be using hosting such as HostGator which helps to make your blog’s loading time faster.
You should also be aware of free themes for your blog. You want to get a theme installed on your blog which makes the loading time splendid as well and also to give your blog a great look.
Make sure that your sidebar converts. This means your sidebar shouldn’t be scaring your blog visitors away. You want your blog visitors to stay longer on your blog. So make sure your sidebar displays a search for your blog, top posts and also a form to subscribe to your blog, because growing your mailing list is also great for your blog (we will talk more about growing a mailing list is important for your blog later in this post).
#2 – Write High Quality Blog Posts
One of the key to your blogging success depends on the quality of your blog posts.
I want you to think for a moment, do you think that a blog which has crappy low quality articles gets more readers than a blog which is full of high quality articles?
I think you already know the answer to the question above. (pssst…. the answer is no).
It is quite simple to understand, the more high quality articles that you write for your blog then the more readers it will attract.
People go for quality, especially if they know that it is something that will benefit them.
To become a successful blogger then your aim should be to write high quality articles. Articles which are targeted to your blog’s audience and articles which appeals to their needs.
#3 – Write On A Regular Basis
Don’t just write a high quality article now and then take a break.
You should continue to feed your audience with these high quality articles on a regular basis. Never let them grow too hungry because they will somehow find another blog to feed their hungry minds.
Once you have started writing quality articles for your blog then the best thing that you could ever do is to continue.
If your audience loves your articles, don’t stop. If you stop then the traffic to your blog will die.
In order to write on a regular basis then you must practice everyday writing.
You don’t necessarily have to publish a blog post everyday, just write everyday so that writing becomes a regular habit. You can start by writing a blog post and complete it then next day or two, depending on your schedule.
Make sure that you don’t take too long to publish what you have written so that your audience is kept well fed.
MUST READ: How To Write A Great Blog Post In 20 Minutes
#4 – Guest Post As Often As Possible
One of the best ways to get traffic to your blog is to participate in guest posting.
If you want traffic coming to your blog on a regular basis then you have to consider guest posting as often as possible.
Guest posting has proven to bring in traffic to a person’s blog if done is the right way, and as mentioned above as often as possible.
How to get traffic from guest posting you may ask?
Well remember the #2 point mentioned above? Yes you have to write high quality posts for guest posts as well so that your article can be read by that blog visitors. You want to make sure that you leave a link back to your blog in your author bio, because if your guest post is loved then the readers will want to know more about you and may also want to check out your blog for more high quality posts.
This is the reason why writing high quality guest posts is so important.
#5 – Write Articles With SEO In Mind
If you want to get targeted traffic to your blog then the best place to get it from are search engines.
Lets say your site or blog was about aquariums. You write articles on how to clean your aquarium, which filter goes best with your aquarium, how often should you feed your fishes or how to keep crystal clear aquarium water.
If a person was setting up a new aquarium and wanted to find some information oh how to find the best filter for his aquarium, if this person Google the right keywords and lands on your blog then this is targeted traffic. This person was look for specific information and because your aquarium blog has that information then this person will be satisfied.
Hence, this is the reason why you should write with SEO in mind, so that you can get targeted traffic to your blog.
If you want to become a successful blogger then you need to optimize each article for search engine results. When you do this then you can always have traffic on your blog who are truly interested in your content.
#6 – Don’t Ignore Blog Commenting
A great way to get traffic to your blog is to do blog commenting. Lots and lots of blog commenting.
Two reasons why you should do blog commenting: Get Referral Traffic and Build Backlinks.
Get Referral Traffic: When you do blog commenting on high traffic blogs such as 2Createawebsite or ProBlogger.net you can get lots of referral traffic back to your blog. What I make sure to do is to subscribe to these blogs so as soon as they publish an article then I can comment?
Why do I subscribe to comment?
This is because when you are one of the first person to comment, especially if you leave a nice detailed comment, you can get noticed in the comment section and then this will result in more traffic for you.
Build Backlinks: Google realizes when you do blog commenting. This is why blog commenting helps to build backlinks back to your blog. Because when you make a comment a link is being pointed back to your blog, so this is why it is called a backlink. More backlinks you have then the better you are at getting ranked in search engine results.
Also never ignore blog comments on your blog if you want to build an active blog community. When replying to comments on your blog, try your best to engage the commentator and to also thank that person for stopping by at your blog to read then leave a comment.
#7 – Blog Promotion Is Vital For Traffic
Your blog promotion is really important.
The approach that you take to promoting your blog will really show how much you really want to be successful at blogging.
If or when you has a new blog, the only way you are going to get traffic to it is to do some promotion.
No doubt you would share your blog post links on social media, social networking sites, bookmarking sites and also through email to your friends.
The best way to get results from your blog promotion efforts is to practice doing everyday or if your circumstances allow you then do it multiple times per day. As mentioned above blog commenting is a great way to promote your blog and especially if those blogs that you are commenting on has CommentLuv installed on them.
You should also try out forum posting because this is an awesome way to get readers for your blog. On some forums you are allowed to leave links while posting, but be sure not to look like a spammer and most forums you can add your link to your signature.
You can also add your blog link to your email signature, so when sending emails your blog link will be at the bottom of each email that you send.
#8 – Start Your Subscribers List Today
A great way to make money blogging is to do it through email marketing.
What if your blog is very informative and interesting to your readers, for them to stay connected is for them to subscribe to your blog.
One mistake I made while blogging is to not start my mailing list on time.
You realized the two first sentences in this point mentioned above? Yes! creating a mailing list can help yo bring you back traffic from the persons who subscribe to your blog and also to help make you money via email marketing.
If you have a list of people who love your content then you should definitely think about starting your mailing list today.
When you publish new blog posts or want to promote an interesting product to your subscribers then you can shoot them a quick email so that they know whats going on. If what you send to them is of interest then they will be inclined to leave a comment or to make a purchase, depending on the email you send to them.
If you haven’t created your list today, start now before it gets too late, it can help you to reach blogging success much faster.
Blogging success can come to you in a short period of time. All you have to do is make up your mind that you want to achieve blogging success.
Be determined and make sure to create a schedule so that you can stay on track. Doing so will help you to reach that success sooner than you think.