Do you want to start a blog but don’t know where to begin? Do any of the following phrases describe what you need from your website?
“I’m looking for more traffic.” “I want people to subscribe to my email newsletter.” If so, read on! Here are some helpful tips on how to get started with blogging that might be just what you’re looking for. The good news is there are all sorts of cool tools that will help make blogging a lot less stressful and much more successful. Use these nine blog gadgets that will help you start your blog the right way!
Titles are important
This is what people see in search engine queries and on Google’s page of results for your site. They should be concise, descriptive, and eye-catching so readers have an idea about what they’re going to read or watch if it’s video content. Titles can also include keywords related to the article topic like “social media marketing.” When updating title tags avoid using spaces; instead use hyphens (-) as most browsers render spaces very small in relation with other words when used within titles.
Choose the content you want to publish
When you’re setting up your blog, it’s important to decide what kind of content you want to publish. Some people choose to do one post at a time while others will post daily or weekly and some just for fun. Whatever the frequency is that works best for you, find out if there are any blogging platforms that can make this process easier by having features like scheduled posts, tags/categories, article suggestions based on previous articles posted etc. This way all your hard work doesn’t have to be done manually every day!
Design your blog in a creative way
The design plays an integral role in how readers perceive your blog. Use colors that are pleasing to the eye and you’re more likely going to retain visitors on your site longer. Make sure there’s enough white space so readers don’t get overwhelmed by text or feel like they need to scroll down too far before finding what they’re looking for.
How do you know if people find your blog posts useful? Comment sections!
The better these are set up, the higher chance of getting positive feedback from interested readers as well as trackbacks (links back) which will help generate even more traffic from other blogs linking back to yours. Managing comments can be overwhelming but it’s important not only because it helps create an interactive dialogue with your reader, but also because it can be a great way to learn what your readers enjoy and don’t like.
Blog analyzer tools
Blog analyzer tools are invaluable for blogs of any kind, especially if you’re going the self-hosted blog route with Blogger or WordPress. Use these tools to identify strengths within your blog’s content as well as weaknesses so you know where to focus next time around. This will help grow traffic on your site which in turn generates more revenue from advertising (if applicable), helps SEO rankings increase, and shows that there is an interest in reading about this topic!