I have been blogging for more than 14 years ago since i started my first website, BiH Link and a lot has changed over the years.
At the time there was some blogs, there was no Twitter or Facebook, and the only way people could subscribe to a blog has RSS or e-mail newsletters. The bloggers kept blog rolls and generously linked to other blogs, even asking for reciprocal link. It was not so difficult to gain Google-s pagerank. You could submit site to few directories and visitors were start to coming in. By the time passing, there is more and more efforts needed to keep your blog in top shape…
Tips and Advice For Successful Blogging
I’m no expert on blogs, but probably the advantage I have is that I have been more than most in the economy. There are no secrets or magic wand that will bring success in the world of blogging, but it is a combination of luck, hard work and consistency.
Here I have some of my insights and advices which will probably help you to take your blog to the next level.
If you are on Blogger or Tumblr or any other blogging platform, make your blog a favor and switch to WordPress. The process is not complicated and will definitely help in the long run, especially from the perspective of research. Blogger is powerful and easy to use, but the biggest drawback is that blocks all bots that it is not a page or post. The other problem is that Blogger is a Google product and mercilessly killed products in the past even had a large user base.
Content is king, but also need to call a good and interesting writing style to a worldwide audience to develop. Good writing is a gift that comes naturally to some of us, but if you happen to be in the other half, get some books.
Write blogs projects in an appropriate editor – Microsoft Word or Google Docs – culminating typos and grammatical errors that would otherwise make a bad impression.
Mimic the style of another person. You have your own personal style and your readers that follow, because they like his style. You do not need to imitate someones writing for a news agency. Put your personal thoughts in writing.
There is a lot of noise in the blogging world and there is a mad rush to signal something new. Take a step back and think – really add value or simply contribute to the soundboard? Probably to publish the work of classical blogs about news as it happens, but for the rest of us blog only if you have something interesting to say.
Avoid guest blogging! Yes, it would help to raise your profile, if you manage a reputable site, but 99% of guest blogging is done for the sole purpose of getting links and it is just wasting effort. Also, as your site is more popular, you get more approaches for permission to publish on your blog. They promise to his eyeballs content, but it will not happen – people come to read your content on your site and move on.
Use only good pictures or screenshots with your blog. This helps for two reasons, first when people share content on social networks, the story will be new RSS crowded because of this vignette. You can also use images to the attention of visitors from every part of the story you want to stand out and if your items are long, the images can function as a visual break points to win. And it goes without saying that you only use free images.
Research is important, but none of us knows how Google works. Use more than 200 factors to determine the functional lines of the page and only know a few of them. The fact is that as long as you have the basic duty, the cream will automatically rise to the top. Here are some things that I suggest in terms of SEO.
– Read the Google Webmaster Guidelines and Bing to know what to do and not for SEO. Follow improvement course Webmaster Academy and read the manual (PDF) from Google.
– An HTML site map to all pages of the blog are not more than 2-3 levels deep on the page.
– When writing your blog, always organize content under subtitle using the anchoring elements (similar to Wikipedia) and their images are have titles and subtitles.
– Interlink content for human visitors and search engines can find the stock of gold in their files.
– The position of the extract is important, as they appear fragments research and social news feeds where your items are shared. I do not automatically generate the abstract, write it on your own.
– Keep up to correct all missing links on website (404 error) or redirect to related resources for something on the spot. Xenu is a good tool to find broken links on your website.
– Use the menus and breadcrumbs, the search bots to help understand the organization of the content on your site.
– Focus on typography, because the reading experience issues. Use Google Fonts and Open Sans and Roboto because they look good mobile and desktop.
– Each page of your site consists of two parts – the content (articles) and common content (sidebar navigation, footer, etc.). As much as possible, the content must be about the common content in the HTML of today.
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Use an e-mail service flows for newsletters you organize your day / week. Instead, create your newsletter by hand and always put a summary in the email subject – this will greatly improve the open rate of your newsletter.
Perform returned the first drive and later. Advertising is important, but if you only focus on trade will be difficult to build a loyal fan base. AdSense, BuySellAds, Blogads are good ad networks, but stay away from networks that fraud complaints. Remember that you are the visitor viewed, for what ads are on your site responsible.
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Spread the good and useful content itself, but sometimes can start in your niche and other bloggers. The other group of people you should not waste your blogs and commentators who have shared their stories earlier on social sites. Love your blog and will be happy to evangelize again to prevent their contents.
Your page “about” is the ability to turn a new visitor into a regular. Show your best things, a link to their legends, make it easy for people to subscribe to your content and include references in the media – is that your credibility for someone who does not know, make Bio.
Lists listicles or, as they are best known in the world of blogging and journalism are the best way to generate traffic. They are easier to analyze and therefore read people like. Lists are just too much to make it, but if you do, lists publish blog entries on the basis that can push their audience.
Keep you update to remain relevant and up to date your old articles. If something useless, will be removed permanently.
Google is not sharing more searches with you, but internal research data – which can be downloaded from Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools and Google Custom Search – will help you, these types of solutions are the people looking at your site. Then you can go further. Use the CSE logging automatically highlight important pages on your internal search results.
You can attract the attention of other website owners by linking to attract them – your blog in your traffic logs may appear to verify your site and help spread the word to your audience. Like the BBC, you can also add depth to their posts by. Links to other sites that have written about the same topic, but perhaps a different perspective A site that links to sources and research quoted are seen by the search engines as more authority and confidence.
Views get an ego boost, but the most important metric number returning visitors, bounce rate and the time people spend on their pages. When they land on a page and let in a split second, you need to diagnose the cause – may the information on the page is not found, perhaps the title does not say exactly what the page is about maybe your site is slow or the police should be held responsible.
Plagiarism is a problem and tranquility. You can remove the content of the DMCA, but if a favorite place was, I would not worry too much about plagiarism. Instead, the energy can focus on creating more content.
Just be your self, put your mind and your soul in your blog, rise it like your own child and you will be successful blogger.