Top 20 blogging tips for beginners (that actually work)
Hey, bloggers welcome to our blog. Today I am going to share with you the top 20 blogging tips that will help you become a successful blogger.
This is going to be a long and detailed post on Blogging tips, so grab a warm cup of coffee and start reading...
Do you know?
There are about 5 million blog posts published every single day. so, to Rank your blog in several keywords, you need a solid strategy.
First of all, treat your blog as a brand and give your 100% effort to it.
When you start a blog as a beginner, you tend to make lots of mistakes which is why read this post to avoid such mistakes.
I will share you with the common mistake that many new bloggers do and what is the solution for that.
Blogging is constituted of 6 main elements. These are :
- Good writing skills
- Social signals
You need to remember that you can make your living by doing as a full-time blogger and there are lots of ways from which you can earn money. So, let's start the list of Blogging tips for beginners.
1. create a solid foundation
To become a successful blogger, you need to work on learning the basics of blogging. Don't rush for traffic.
Give your first 6 months to learning about SEO, social media marketing, good writing skills, and affiliate marketing. This will help you in the long run. So, your main priority, in the beginning, is to learn different skills and implement them to improve the user experience on the site.
Once you got a solid foundation, you can explore different ways to monetize that traffic. So, you need to provide some value to your readers first.
If you want to start your blogging as a beginner then you can check the below article.
2. Be Honest
Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Give some value to your reader and be honest with them. This will help you grow your audience base and followings and eventually brings you recurring traffic.
Staying Honest will improve your quality of thinking and makes your blog more interesting.
Everyone will love your content as it is authentic and genuine and your chances of social share will increase.
3. Post content regularly
Always try to post your content regularly and maintain your frequency.
The more you write, the better writer you will become. so try to divide your blog post into different segments and complete those in 2 to 3 days. In this way, you will maintain your frequency.
Google loves fresh content, so it is better to update your content regularly.
4. Build your website on a targeted topic.
When we start a blog, we make some common mistakes by covering a wide range of topics. Instead of doing that you should focus on a single topic that will help you get a targeted subscriber.
It will also better define your blog by the search engines and you will get more page views and your bounce rate will decrease.
5. Don't copy others' content
Always try to write your own unique piece of content and avoid copying others.
Google also doesn't promote duplicate content. You can copy any other's ideas and re-write them in your own way. It will help you to be unique and your blog post will rank higher in the search results. Because our ultimate goal should be to gain more organic traffic.
So, Don't repeat the same mistakes that new bloggers do, and start building your blog with fresh and unique content.
6. Avoid grammatical mistakes
Grammatical mistakes will create a bad impression on the readers and it is bad for your on-page SEO.
Google considers content readability and grammar as a factor for higher search ranking.
If you are not an expert in English then you can take the help of Grammarly which is a free tool to use. You can install Grammarly keyboard on your smartphone or chrome extension on your computer.
7. Keep your website design simple
Website design really matters as it is what hooks your readers for a longer time on your site. Website design is important from an SEO perspective. Google bot checks your website structure and markup data and ranks your site according to that.
Keep the fonts of your website easy to readable and clean. Create the same pattern of feature images and make it easy for readers to navigate the different sections of your site easily.
Make sure to check your website loading speed across different platforms like desktop, mobile, tablets, and different browsers. Fast loading is another SEO factor of better ranking in search engines.
You can easily improve your website loading speed by implementing the Lazy load as it prioritizes the resources and loads the essential content first.
You can also check your website speed in the Google page speed insight and improve it by applying the suggestion from it.
8. Mobile friendly
Website design is very much important in SEO [search engine optimization]. Always makes your blog mobile-friendly as most of the users on the internet use mobile devices to read blogs and articles.
Google always prefers mobile-optimized pages for better ranking in the search result.
9. create some internal and external linking.
If you want to decrease your bounce rate and give your readers some valuable references, you should link out to other posts on your site and you can also link out to other website's articles.
Don't be scared to link out to other websites as it will increase the trust factor of your post and in addition to that, it will help in SEO.
Make sure to give external links that open in a new tab as it will not increase your bounce rate.
10. Build a perfect strategy
"A vision without a strategy remains an illusion" - Lee Bolman
If you want to achieve long-term success in your blogging carrier then you should prepare a good strategy and stick to it.
For example, you want to write a blog post about any topic, create a checklist of the step-by-step process of doing keyword research, create a proper heading and key points, create some feature image and so on, and then follow it every time you publish new content.
Read Also: 12 Proven tips to format your Blog post smartly.
This will help you minimize your mistake and your efficiency will increase gradually.
Here are a few things you can include in your strategy.
- List of topics for your upcoming posts
- create a content calendar like the Number of articles you will post in the upcoming months
- List of social media platforms like Quora, Twitter, Facebook, medium, etc which you are using to promote your content.
- List of the Email address for Email marketing
- Plan your content for social media
- Create a list of sites for guest posting
11. Create your own blogging community
You have to create your blogging community by providing valuable content regularly.
when someone visits your site, he should feel like your website is a community and become a part of it.
you can ask your reader to subscribe to your newsletter or join your telegram group for extra benefits. In this way, you will get recurring traffic for your blog and build good trust among them.
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12. Always reply to comments
You can interact with your readers by replying to their content. Taking queries and feedback from readers will help you improvise your overall blogging experience.
Readers will also take interest and it will send good signals to the search engine. Most of the readers love it when their comment is replied and they will come back again to your site.
13. Take advantage of social media
As a beginner, you will not get much traffic from search engines. You have to target social media platforms for traffic on your site.
Many bloggers do the same mistake by posting the link on different social media and doing nothing. You have to target two to three social media platforms and build an audience by making good valuable content.
I prefer 3 social media platforms for getting traffic that is YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also share your post on Pinterest as it will generate more organic traffic for your site.
Also, social media traffic helps in improving your website ranking. It will give you an initial boost to your site.
14. Email marketing
Email marketing is one of the best ways to get recurring traffic from your existing subscriber base.
You can encourage your readers to subscribe to join your weekly newsletter for more valuable content like an exclusive e-book, coupon code, and other promotional offers.
You can use several free Email marketing tools for this. I prefer convertkit for my email marketing where you get an auto broadcast, custom email, and more.
15. Ask the reader for their feedback
Always ask your reader to give their feedback in the comment section. It will build conversations and more interaction. You can also take feedback about your post or website on social media. You can also use the poll feature of telegram and Twitter for taking feedback.
Try to reply to all the comments you get and keep the conversation going on. It will also send a good SEO signal to the search engine.
16. Use an effective title
The title of your article plays an important role in your SEO performance. So, make your article both Reader and SEO-friendly and place your important keyword in it.
Keep your title short and sweet and according to Google, it should not be more than 70 characters. So that it will display correctly in the search results and encourage your reader to click on it.
Here is an example given below.
"How to speak in public...Even if you hate public speaking."
17. Choose the right topic
Finding the right keyword and topic for your blog is important. The right topic depends on what your target audience is looking for.
Keyword research is essential for writing an SEO-friendly blog. Because blogging is not about educating others, it is also about learning new things.
Keyword Research is the technique of finding the words or phrases that people generally search in search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
18. Use the Guest posting
Guest posting is a good strategy to get Backlink from other sites. Backlink helps you increase your Site authority and you will get a good amount of referral traffic. It also helps you build your brand in that industry.
Make sure to write at least one guest post for other blogs in a week. High-quality backlinks send good signals to search engines and you will get the benefit over a long period of time.
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Always review your blog post before posting. It will help you understand if the writing is reader-friendly and identify the common mistakes.
It is better to review your post with two to three friends and take their feedback.
You can also review your post by yourself but make sure to take some gaps after writing the content. If you review it with a fresh mind the probability of finding an error will increase.
20. Update older content
As you progress in your blogging career your writing skills and thought process will improve. You will find out more about your industry and learn new things.
You can optimize your older content by adding more valuable information to it. It will give you SEO benefits and help increase your website authority.
Everyone is fighting to get their article ranked in the top spot so Google will give priority to fresh content and lower the ranking of outdated content.
Just go to your Analytics dashboard and point out the pages that are in a decreasing trend in traffic. This is happening because some parts of your content like stats, process, screenshot, year in the title, and internal and external links are outdated.
So, always keep your content fresh and updated. In some cases, you need to do a full re-write of the older article. It helps you boost traffic on an older piece of content.
Blogging is all about hard work and consistent effort will give you success.
All the successful bloggers have gone through the ups and downs and faced the challenge patiently.
All you have to follow the above blogging tips for beginners and apply them to your blog.
If you have any questions let me know in the comment section.
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