Have you ever thought why do only few bloggers succeed?
They know how to blog and more importantly how NOT to blog.
The tips which worked several months ago might not work now and the tips that you follow now won’t work after some time. So always analyze what’s working for you time-to-time.
Here are few pro blog tips that you should ditch to stand out from the crowd.
1. Post daily
Yes, I agree, posting daily works.
- When you’ve loyal readers
- Adequate no. of subscribers (RSS/email)
- Active community running on your blog (where you’ll notice at least 10+ comments/post)
If your blog is still finding a momentum and when you’re still in the process of building an active community around your blog, don’t post daily!
What to do instead?
Write daily. Post only when it becomes useful and worth bookmarking. Remember that no post is better than a worst/crappy post.
Walk the talk, don’t talk the talk.
If you want something to achieve from your blog, walk the talk. Know what you’re talking about and write from your experience.
One of the best examples I can include here is: Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is the BEST body builder of all the time. Sure, he has made mistakes but he has walked his talk.
2. Write for the people not for robots
This is the dumbest suggestion for anyone who’re into blogging or online business. You must need search engines help to make your blog posts getting a momentum.
Your readers are important, that’s true. But you should also focus on optimizing the content for search engines to get long lasting traffic to your sites.
What to do then?
Write for both. Write for readers, optimize for search engines. You don’t need to keyword stuff your posts.
Let me tell you the secret of getting organic traffic flowing to your sites.. find the potential keywords before writing even a single word on your posts.
Instead of focusing on short tail keywords like ‘commenting tips’, you can rank better for the long tail keywords like ‘commenting tips for beginners’
Make sure your headline carries the potential keyword, followed by sub heads and image alt tags. For a beginner, it’s always better to learn SEO basics.
Here are few more tips to get organic traffic to your blog posts.
- Write detailed posts with 800 to 1200 word count (detailed posts always rank higher in search engine rankings)
- Try to link to the relevant posts (be it internal linking to your own posts or external links)
- If you’re linking to someone, always link to their specific posts, rather than to their homepage. This way there’ll be a pingback to let them know
3. Write epic shit
Most new bloggers will misunderstand this.. epic shit doesn’t mean a perfect copy.
Just write. Create content that stands for something, you don’t need to run after perfection every time.
Moreover in this crowded blogosphere you can’t create truly unique content. The ONLY way to creating epic shit is to find and solve your readers problems and doing it consistently.
Most professional bloggers say this; focus more on creating high quality contents to make your blog go viral.
But do you think it’s true?
Almost every blogger is creating good content on their blogs. How can differentiate yourself then?
How can you make your blog go viral when no one knows that your blog exists?
No doubt, there’re gazillion of readers out there who’re eagerly waiting to read quality content. But you’ll get their attention only when you reach them where they’re already gathering. You need to focus on building a brand and network around your blog to make your content go viral.
Without having a smart content marketing strategy, you really can’t make your blog posts getting more visibility and attention.
Networking is king in blogging. You can’t take quantum leap with your blog by just having great blog content, you should also have raving fans and readers to read & spread that content. So build a thriving network around your blog along with the content creation.
How can you be everywhere?
- Use blog commenting
- Guest blogging
- Video marketing
- Forum discussions
- Conduct interviews
- Podcasting etc
Focus more on networking with others.. be it influeners or new bloggers in your niche.
If you don’t know about your audience frustrations and problems, you should re-think about your content strategy!
You can’t build a better blog in 2013 without providing value to your readers and customers. Analyze your potential readers, find out their problems and solve them on your blog posts. Reach more bloggers in your niche via social media sites and through guest blogging to get more online visibility.
4. Be the first commenter on top blogs to bring more traffic
How dumb is that?
In general, blog commenting won’t bring you much traffic. Blog commenting used to be a traffic generator, but not anymore! Most online people have less span attention, they always prefer skimming through the blog contents. You will rarely notice people reading blog comments on other blogs.
What can you do then? Should you stop blog commenting?
No.. never do that.
Always comment on other blogs to provide some value. Share your views and thoughts, spend some time to read and comment on the post.
95 out of 100 people will notice if you leave long comments. Do you want a better example??
Harleena Singh always spends quality time in writing long and thoughtful comments on other blogs. Every blogger or content writer loves to get insightful comments like that, isn’t it? What’s more important is, they will check out the commenters blog to know what kind of posts the commenters write about. This is surely a win/win approach for both the commenters and the blog owners.
So always spend some time to leave insightful comments on other blogs. Share your thoughts and experiences, ask questions to the author – this way you can build better relationships with other bloggers by harnessing the power of blog comments.
So how can you achieve blogging success?
Think out of the box. Always strive to improve your blog posts, writing and the way you interact with others.
No matter how busy you’re spend time to share others blog posts, that’s the way you can actually build relationships and trust with other bloggers.
Over to you:
What do you think? Which pro blogging tip that you never care? Please share them in the comments.