Tips for making your blog stand out
Launching a website or a blog is not a difficult task anymore; almost anyone could do it with the right building tools & platforms. However, the real trick is making your blog stand out from the crowd. That is where all the real hard works comes in.
If you are an aspiring blogger or a business seeking to provide value via your blog, here are some tips you get noticed quickly and easily.
Blog tips you must know:
Avoid popular & free templates
Free popular WordPress templates are very tempting, especially if you have are a first time blogger or have no budget. The trouble with such templates is that many of the are overused and it is really hard to find a unique one.
Since first impressions count, you want people who visit your site for the first time to find it worth their time. However, if your site looks spammy or just like 10 others they have recently visited, they might leave right away and never come back!
So what can you do? If you are going to find a free template, make sure you take your time researching. Do not go for the first decent one you find. Moreover, you can always try to customize your template and add your touch to it. You can even build one from scratch with some technical know-how and good taste.
Create & post great content
Even if you have a great template with awesome designs and colors, if your content is below par, your blog will have little to know chances of survival. Create great content that makes people want to stay, share and even revisit.
Great content includes catchy titles, interesting topics and a variety of different content types such as videos, images and infographics.
The more your content is viral in nature, the more your visitors will share it. This means more traffic to your site as well as higher brand recognition, loyalty and even sales.
Promote & syndicate your content
You have created great content and your site’s traffic should grow organically now. But what if that doesn’t happen? What do you do then? You need to promote your content. Moreover, you need to syndicate it.
So what is content syndication? It is the process of pushing your articles, blogposts and other web-based content out to other 3rd party sites so they can republish it on their own sites.
There are a few really high quality syndication networks and sites out there than will take your posts and promote them for you. Finding the right ones can really help you make your blog popular really fast. Choose from those networks wisely and see how fast your site can grow.
Stay super active on social media
Nothing is better than having a loyal follower base on social media. Not only will they help your blog go viral, they can also give you thousands of daily hits per day whenever you publish greta new posts.
Make sure you spend good time setting up and completing your accounts. Moreover, stay active online and share different types of interesting and valuable content that your audience will love to see and share.
Optimize for SEO
By now, you’d think people would already know the value of SEO optimization to their blogs and sites. However, that is not the case. In fact, many people completely forget about optimizing their sites for search engines such as Google.
Optimization includes one-page optimization, backlinks, meta tags and sitemaps.
Personally, I recommend using the Yoast SEO plugin for your blog, especially if you lack the experience to do it yourself.
We hope you will find these tips useful for your new blog or site. If you do, we would appreciate a like and a share! Stay tuned for more great content coming your way!