Quality content and intelligent marketing can do wonders to your blog. For a start-up blog, you have to take care of the following things:
A good blog software will ensure a good platform: You can choose to host your blog in a blogging website or you can choose to create a domain of your choice. Either way, enlist your priorities and the way you want your blog to look like, and act. OpenSourceCMS is a good software that you can make use of when you want to create your own customized blog.
Writing in your blog: Make sure to cover topics that need are most searched for. You have to ensure you have the content that the visitors would love to read. You can use the Google Ad-words to research on the topic and the tags for your blog.
Write in a first person narrative tone: That is, write like you are directly telling the person. The blog sphere likes humane voice and a more connected, honest and truthful blog has a very good chance.
Write in a way that the reader feels you have revealed all that you know and feel. This is an open source world and you have to make sure that you keep the reader in a close proximity. Connect with them and be a virtual friend.
Guest bloggers: Guest bloggers can be experts from your field or other experienced writers. You can bring in popular celebrities or a very well versed person. Just make sure that their post will increase visitors to your site. If you are popular, then you can invite guest bloggers to post an article in your site. Make sure that any content that they want to post in your website should be edited by you.
A good URL
A good URL should be short and contain enough information so that the educated people can find out what your blog holds by just reading it. A big URL is usually a byproduct of many CMS plug-ins.
Book marking your page: You can book mark your page in a lot of good bookmark websites such as delicious.com. This will help you lure traffic
Use high traffic period: When you have a linkbait in Digg, Reddit, etc. make use of that to drop 2 article of yours that show off all your writing skills on that time. This will enable the visitors to look into the blog. This will also ensure that the visitors stick around to get more from your blog.
Always go back and answer to comments within 48 hours. Nothing kills the linkbait like ignorance for a long duration.
Google analytics: Google analytics is a free software that allows the viewer to look on various facts about your site. Getting the Google webmaster tool that will also help you to analyze and work on your site.
Content cramming: Google crawlers crawl to find HTML code. Therefore too much JAVA and CSS inside the html code deteriorates the crawl rate. Any java or CSS code should be written as an external file. More the merrier does not apply to this and too much code just increase those silly coding errors that although does not affect SEO, surely affects the Google crawlers.
Unique unplagiarized content: Plagiarism is a suable issue, and make sure that your content in original. There are many credible plagiarism checkers online that help you with this problem.
Avoid self plagiarism.
Separate pages for every keyword: When you want to rank the KW, we create a separate webpage for each KW and include that KW in the title tag. This will enable the crawlers to indentify thetag and rank the KW accordingly.
Use title tag intelligently: Title tag must be used to help the crawlers. Include your primary KW in the title tag and nothing else. A title tag should be able to help the crawler understand what the page is about.
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These are some valuable tips. Now guest blogging has increased its popularity nowadays. Simply because it's effective. There are a lot of bloggers out there who enjoy the chance to write about their opinions on various subjects. This is something that any blogger should take advantage of.
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These are great tips! Writing in first person narrative form makes blog reading different from any other print materials. It makes reading more enjoyable and provides a personal effect. Its like the writer is talking to the readers directly leaving a higher level of personal connection.
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the awesome tips. I think conducting interviews of high profile people in the industry is a great way to boost your blog. I know it's difficult but if you can pull it off, I bet your traffic and sales will have a dramatic increase in a short period of time. Guest posting is also very good. I tried it several times and gave me good results.
The key two things for me are to create awesome content and build relationships in your niche - the latter of which most people neglect. If people don't know who you are, no one will respect your stuff! Relationships are essential My recent post Hatton Garden Metals
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Very profound tips Jennifer! In my case, guest blogging and conducting interviews are my best bet to boost my blog. I know not all bloggers will agree to me but depending in your theme or niche, there will always be a working method that will bring your the numbers you wish for. Great read, thanks!
Blogs nowadays are an essential part of our life. To connect to a reader, the blog must be informative enough and must grab the attention.
Great tips, i would like to add that it is the flow of the content that matters in the end because if the writer keeps changing the pace of the articles then the reader will quickly loose their interest. My recent post Atlantis Conspiracy – The origins of the European Celts/Druids/Wiccans – ( Part 3)
Really nice points, Guest posts are very crucial if you want to attract more readers on your blog. Plus you need to maintain the quality of your blog so that you can make your loyal readers. My recent post Website Design in India
Good tips. Actually, I like your tip on writing in the first person a lot. I find that blog posts where I am speaking more directly to my audience are more popular than ones with a more passive voice. My recent post 5 Ways to Invest Your Money Besides a Savings Account
Your last point, separating page by keyword, is crucial for SEO - but definitely harder to accomplish than it seems. Definitely good to strive for though.
I just had a simple question. How can one take advantage of the "High Traffic Period"? I understand the concept of using Digg and Reddit for link bait, but are you suggesting there is a range of time that makes posts more effective.
I believe Jennifer is referring to that time when redditors are very active. If you are a frequent user of reddit, you would notice what time of day are most people posting and commenting. Of course, if you are in the same timezone as most of them, it would not be a problem. On the other hand, if you live halfway around the world, you might need to get up at 3 in the morning to post your links during that timeframe. My recent post Mobile Website – Do You Need One?
If you don't mind elaborating: How often do you have guest posting done on your blog? Is there a ratio that you like to keep? Do you find that with a lot of guest posting your blog loses its authority? Thanks for the info anyway, and I hope to hear your response. Subscribed, just in case!
I'm the staff blogger for my company, and I have to say that I endorse all of these points. I can't stress enough how refreshing it is for your readers to learn from another expert in the field I.E. - Guest bloggers. I also don't think that a first person narrative tone is necessary. Whilst it is the most comfortable for readers to absorb information with, I feel that if your writing style is bringing visits, don't change what isn't broken.