At ShoutMeLoud, we keep helping you learn about the latest blogging tips and tricks.
Honestly, blogging can never be fully taught because everything changes so fast, and there’s always something new to learn.
Blogging is not only about writing great content. You also have to take care of things like:
Here I’m compiling a big list of blogging tips for existing and newbie bloggers which will dive deep into the world of blogging. Some of these tips don’t need any explanation, and for many others, there will be a hyperlink with more information.
Go through each of these tips one by one and really seek to understand it before moving onto the next tip.
Before, I share this list of blogging tips, here are a few more epic resources from ShoutMeLoud which you should check out:
- 101 Ways To Get Quality Backlinks To Your Blog
- 101 Ways To Drive Blog Traffic
- 101 Ways To Become A Social Media Rockstar
Long List of Blogging Tips:
3. As a newbie who is afraid to “go pro”, use BlogSpot. You can switch to WordPress after your blog expands.
4. Instead of using a free domain name (ex: domain.blogspot.com), get a custom domain name for your blog.
6. Choose a blog name which is easy to remember and spell. Your blog name and domain name should be the same. If possible, use keywords in your blog name.
7. While buying a domain name, always go for a .com domain extension over anything else. If you need to go for another extension, make sure the .com is also available and purchase both.
8. Learn search engine optimization. If you wish to have a lot of blogging success, SEO is really important.
9. Meta keywords are no longer a ranking factor, but meta titles and descriptions still matter. Pay attention to your title and meta description as this will help you get better rankings and a higher CTR from Google Search.
10. Page loading time is an important user experience factor. Make sure your blog loads within 3 seconds. If your blog takes ages to load, it’s time to optimize it for speed.
11. If you are using WordPress, make sure you optimize your WordPress database at regular intervals.
12. Choose the right plugins.
13. Don’t use too many widgets on your blog. Use only essential ones.
14. Using too many plugins may slow down your blog. So, keep plugins limited.
15. Keep your visitors engaged by using a related post widget below every blog post.
16. Always give readers the option to subscribe to your blog on different platforms.
17. Add a popular post and recent post widget.
18. Use a subscription widget.
20. Don’t ignore your blog’s footer. Make sure all links are functional, and it contains useful information.
21. Have a business plan for your blog.
22. Don’t display your subscription count (chicklet) at an early stage.
23. Pick your niche carefully and stick to it.
24. Become an expert in your niche.
26. Be passionate about what you write.
27. Share what you know.
28. Share what worked for you.
29. Share what didn’t work for you.
30. Write quality content.
31. Write unique and informative articles.
32. Avoid duplicate content.
33. Write for your readers, and optimize for search engines.
34. Use simple language so it’s easy for readers to understand.
36. Your blog is your personality. Don’t fake it; keep it real.
37. Give readers what they want.
38. Read other blogs in your niche, and expand your vision.
39. Subscribe to other blogs in your niche.
40. Try to maintain a regular posting frequency.
41. After publishing your blog post, manually share it on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.
42. Break your articles into paragraphs. This will make them more readable.
43. Use bold headings/large fonts/bullets/numbers wherever required.
44. Be precise.
45. Be patient.
46. SEO might sound like rocket-science, but learn it.
47. Avoid any black hat SEO.
48. Blogging makes money, but it takes time. Don’t fall for get rich quick schemes.
49. Use fonts that are easy to read. Try using “Georgia” with at least 13px in size.
52. Try not to use images in templates. This will reduce the blog’s load time.
53. Use target keywords in the post.
54. Proofread your article twice. If not satisfied, read it three times.
55. Add social sharing buttons after every blog post. This will help readers quickly share and bookmark your article.
57. Take timely backups of your blog.
58. Whenever customizing your template or theme, always save a backup.
59. If you are using WordPress, use a premium theme.
60. Use tags or labels.
61. Categorize your post for better navigation.
62. Add an “About Me” page.
63. Add a “Contact” page.
64. Optimize your sidebar.
66. Submit your blog to popular blog directories like BlogCatalog.
67. Participate in online forums related to your niche.
68. Use your website link as a signature in dofollow forums.
69. Add an “About the Author” widget below every blog post.
70. Ask questions to your readers, and answer the questions of your readers.
72. Interlink wherever required.
74. Check your web stats regularly.
75. Use Google Webmaster Tools.
76. Use SiteMeter.
77. If you have a large readership base, monetize your blog.
78. Don’t monetize your blog too early.
80. Monetizing is not going to make you a millionaire overnight.
81. AdSense works best with high traffic blogs.
82. Don’t ask your readers to click ads. You will be permanantly banned.
84. Don’t ever use pop up or pop under ads on your blog if you don’t want to irritate your visitors.
87. When commenting, always read the full article and give your opinion.
88. Also, do not spam!
89. Update your profile and get a Gravatar.
90. Make your blog a dofollow blog.
91. If it’s getting too spammy, make it a nofollow blog.
92. Use the Akismet WordPress plugin for moderating comments.
93. Avoid commenting on A-list blogs when you are new to blogging.
94. Enable CommentLuv on your blog.
95. Enable “Subscribe to Comments“.
96. Reply to comments on your post.
97. Visit your commenter’s site.
98. Leave relevant comments. No one cares about you unless you are Darren Rowse or John Chow.
99. Write reviews.
100. Connect with other bloggers via networked blogs and/or Facebook.
101. Optimize your popular articles for search engine traffic.
102. Improve your writing and write guest posts on other blogs.
103. Check out this list of blogs that accept guest posts.
104. Add a co-blogger.
106. StumbleUpon is useful.
107. Digg is useless.
108. Promote your blog with HubPages, Squidoo, SheToldMe, and YouSayToo.
109. Always remember: Passion is the bridge to success.
110. And generosity is the key to building great relationships.
111. And of course, always try to create a 101+ list!!
Do add your points in the comments below and try to expand this list.
This is a guest post by Sahil who Blogs at iBlogNet. If you would like to write for ShoutMeloud, check out our guest posting guidelines.