Starting a blog and then enrolling for Adsense is first the easiest step in making online money. But do you know that 99% of the bloggers leave blogging after 20-30 posts and start thinking that its not their cup of tea. Why is it so and what exactly differentiate between a professional blogger and a trying hard blogger. Below are some tips for you to help you break on through to the other side.
Choosing a topic for your blog
Choose a topic for your blog keeping in mind its demand on internet and your interest. For example mobiles are heavily searched on internet. But if you are not interested in them, you will not be able to write for long. But if you have interest in rain water harvesting, it will become hard to find readers for your blog. There must be some area where both world and you may be interested. Try to find it out.
Choosing a Theme for your Blog
Remember successful blogs are like magazines where people tend to return and read regularly. You must choose a blog with nice and cool color combination. Don’t go for louder theme with flashy colors. Go for a neat and simple layout with minimal number of required widgets only. I have seen many bloggers trying to add as many widget as they can to make the blog look like a fish market. Believe me , it really looks unprofessional.
Improve SEO structure for your blog
WordPress has an extra edge over SEO when we compare with BlogSpot. Though Blogspot is a service by Google (Most popular search engines), so if you use it to full potential, you can make your BlogSpot blog also search engine friendly. Never assume that default set up of BlogSpot or WordPress is acceptable from SEO point of view. But if you wish to stand out of crowd, Try to integrate few things for your blog to make it SEO friendly :
Here are few tips I share for BlogSpot blogs:
- Remove Archive and tag cloud. They unnecessarily pull out the SEO juice to old posts and similar content at different pages of your blog look bad in the eyes of search engines.
- Integrate related articles on your blog page. Make sure you link them directly instead of using third party tool like linkwithin.
- Integrate read more hack in your blog. <Read>
- Remove Blog title from post title in your blog
Improve Social media presence
Go and have a twitter, Facebook and friendfeed account for your blog. Have a feedburner account.Integrate rss feed auto submission to your blog from inside your feedburner account to twitter.Have a Facebook fan page. Also integrate bookmarking buttons ad social media sharing buttons on your blog to let your visitor easily bookmark and share your blog.
Write Long & quality posts
There is a misconception that writing more posts even if they are short in length is good. It may be that they can boost your blog initially but in long run they will dampen your blog reputation in eyes of search engines. Write long and authoritative posts for your blog as you are evolving. If you will become a great blogger one day, even sneezing will bring visitors from search engines. Also try to optimize each and every post for certain keyword. Writing n no of posts everyday doesn’t guarantee search engine traffic all the time.
Never ever take your blog granted for a boost. Keep writing focussed and current articles on your blog. Never lose patience before 3 months and if your graph is increasing , feel hopeful about yourself. Remember Don’t make a fool out of yourself by letting your 3 month labor go in vain.
Always believe that what a Blogger can do , a Blogger can do. Happy Blogging.
Do share your tip to come out of Blogging Dilemma?