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Here I have listed 7 things which a new blogger must do in order to lead his blog to success. Follow them and see your blog flourishing:
Create Sitemaps and submit them to Search engines.
This is the easiest way to get indexed and get your blog crawled by search engines.
This is the most basic step towards Search engine optimization and must be done whenever you setup a new site. If you are using wordpress then you can use this plugin which automatically creates a sitemap and submit it to search engines.
Engage with other bloggers on social networks
Participating in discussions with other bloggers on social networks like facebook and twitter is a great way to build up relationships with other bloggers of your niche and build up your own blogger’s network.
Offer different ways to subscribe
It is really difficult for your first time visitors to remember your name and revisit your blog. Hence, you should provide subscription services like Email subscriptions and RSS subscriptions. This will help you build readers and greater exposure for your content.
- Feed Subscription reminder plugin for WordPress
- How to add stylish feed subscription widget at sidebar
Plan out and works as per the schedule.
It is a must for all bloggers to have a Date-sheet or a schedule to plan out days for posting, blog commenting, researching, reading other blogs. You can also pre-decide thetopics of your posts for each day and work towards it. This is a great way to ensure consistency in posting and link building.
Participate in forums
Participate in popular forums of your niche and get into popular discussions where you could leave a link back to your blog.
Once you gain rep and have a nice number of posts, you can insert a link to your blog in the footer. If the blog is dofollow you’ll get a backlink for each of your posts.
Selective Blog commenting
As we all have known, blog commenting is the easiest way to gain backlinks and improve Search engine rankings for your posts. Now selective blog commenting means that you have to comment only on the Blogs related to your niche and even the only posts related to the topics covered by you.
You can boost your backlinks if you can find dofollow-blogs using these 2 plugins:
- Top commentator
- Comment luv
Submit your posts to sites like Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit and delicious
This is a great way to get good rankings in search engines for the related keywords. And drives a nice amount of traffic for your blog. Therefore, you must do it!
If you do all/most of the above things, you will be done with 50% of your work and the rest 50% lies what you do to grow your blog.
Share your opinion with us or share if you have a new thing which one must do with a new blog, using our comment section.
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