But for some time now know that many people are subscribed to my personal blog because I know, because they like my writing, my way of seeing things, etc … And I start posting daily goals, because I achieved my personal blog is a place where I write when I feel like I have something to tell and for pleasure. It’s a fantastic feeling.
I recognize that often we, the bloggers themselves, which we set goals, which may beset us, getting a low in quality and fall into the greatest sin of a blogger: write just for writing.
Often bloggers need vacations: perhaps a week, maybe two, but we do our personal blogs. Should always write only and when we have something to say, fall into the routine of posting on the subject you’re talking about will hurt everyone along to your blog.
Starting a blog is pretty easy right? Technically it is very easy to install a blog with WordPress or Blogger, but not so easy to make your blog successful. If you want your blog to stand out and be a reference within your industry, you need to have in mind the following recommendations:
Step 1: Do not throw until the blog is properly configured
Although it is tempting, do not throw your blog until you have the basics in place:
* About: It is extremely important to have a page where you explain who you are, some relevant information and the motive for writing the blog.
* Contact: Provides a way for readers to contact you.
* Design: Although not a unique design and tailor-made, at least use any free template to improve the design aspect that comes by default. Free wordpress themes gallery.
* Feedburner: Use Feedburner to analyze how many people are subscribing to your blog via rss.
* Google Analytics: Get Google Analytics to track traffic from the blog
Step 2: Choose a theme and keep
Although it is your blog, and you can write about anything you fancy, it is best to choose a specific theme, and keep in time. It’s easier than a blog becomes popular if it focused on a single topic.
Step 3: Be Consistent
Rate the amount of things you can talk and you have time to devote to the blog and set the frequency with which you are writing. If you are unsure, start writing a post a month, and from there, if you have more time begins to increase the frequency of your posts. One way of losing your hearing is to be inconsistent.
Step 4: Respond to all comments
Now that your blog already has some days you should start to see the first comments. My recommendation is to respond to all comments received. This will help you create a loyal audience to your blog.
Step 5: Be Original
Do not write only about the latest news occurring in your market or about things you’ve seen on other blogs, and if you do, be sure to give your personal opinion clearly. People read your blog because you write you do not? Then give them what they like and have your say on different issues. ”
Day 6: Do not be afraid to “get into puddles”
Many bloggers are afraid to put their true opinions on certain topics, especially when negative opinions. Do not be like most, and not afraid to “get into some puddles” occasionally. Also remember that the dispute or controversy is one of the best ways to get audience. As with most things, you should not abuse it, and write meaningless posts controversial because it may return against you.
Step 7: Differentiate
As for everything else, you’re going to have competitors. If you want your readers to choose your blog instead of others, be sure to differentiate yourself somehow and do something that is unique compared to other blogs.
For example, I write on entrepreneurship and marketing, and am trying to differentiate itself by offering very concrete and practical advice that can be done instantly, and get results. That is, not just say that things can be done, but how to do them.
Step 8: Make your readers survey
Now that you have a small audience, use it to ask them directly what type of content they like best, and whys do you want to read. The best way to keep your audience happy is to ask directly what you want to read. To make surveys can use the following services or Survey.io Surveymonkey.com.
Step 9: Turn up your blog with Social Networks
The major sources of traffic to my blog after Google are Twitter and Facebook. Share your content into social networks, especially if they are a more specific niche, a way to attract readers who like to further comment.
Step 10: Make Networking with other bloggers
A great way to increase traffic to your blog is asking other bloggers to talk about your blog. This does not mean you send a mass email to 100 random blogger. Before you contact them directly to ask for a mention on the blog, it is good to let them participate and several comments on several of his posts, so that they know in advance before you contact them.
Step 11: Analyze your stats
Use your Google Analytics statistics and Feedburner to know that posts have more traffic, so you know what really matters to your readers, and so, write more articles appear.
Step 12: Join the conversation
Another way to get traffic is to attract readers and commenting on other blogs that address your own theme, so that a percentage of the people who read these posts visit yours to click on your link. This may take a long time, so it is advisable to do it in the most popular blogs.
Step 13: Optimize your blog for search engines (SEO)
A good ranking on Google is the best way to drive traffic to your blog. If you use wordpress as your blog platform, this article will help you optimize your blog to search engines face.
Step 14: Write series of articles
Write a series of articles that have 3 parts is not easy, but worth it because you’ll get to encourage readers to return to your blog more frequently. For a new blog is important because even if people like your content, tend not to return.
An authentic genius in these posts is Problogger, which has come to write a series of posts in 31 days!
Step 15: Try different ways to monetize the blog
If one of your intentions is to monetize your blog, you should not try from the beginning. When they have spent a few months and already have a hearing, is the best time to test systems like Adsense, affiliate networks like Zanox Netfilia or, or directly contacting companies interested in sponsoring your blog.
Step 16: It encourages your readers to comment
One of the best ways to get comments on your posts is to ask a question at the end as what do you think about this? Do you have any questions about it? Or phrases like, “If you have suggestions leave a comment”
Gary Vaynerchuk has taken this technique to the extreme in a post which has been said that if not received 600 comments stop blogging, go crack!
Step 17: Appears on “Blogrolls”
You may have noticed that most blogs have a section called “blogroll” or recommended links. Just as you tried to contact other bloggers to write on your blog, try to include some in your blogroll you. You will get direct traffic from the link and it will improve your search engine positioning.
Step 18: Be Personal
To establish a better relationship with your readers not only need to write a good page “About” or “about me”, you must also write posts on which tell personal experiences to help you connect more with your readers. One example is the post I wrote about one of my mistakes as an entrepreneur.
Step 19: Analyze internal search
Using services like Lijit, get to know exactly what you are looking for your readers in your search bar, which can also help to know that you write posts or topics are most interesting.
Step 20: Reduce the ratio of “rebound”
Once you have traffic coming to your blog every day, you can start working on reducing the “bounce rate” (number of people leaving your blog immediately upon arrival). Some things you can do are:
• Add a widget that displays the most popular posts. Thus visitors can quickly identify the most interesting articles of the blog.
• Enter a “tagline” to describe that is the blog for easy and quick to identify
• Add a brief description of the blog in the sidebar of the blog
Step 21: Use the email marketing
An online marketing technique that works wonders is the email marketing. However, very few bloggers come to understand this. I recommend that from day 1, use your blog as a tool to create a list of subscribers you send the additional content through email. It’s another great way to have a better relationship with your readers, another way to generate traffic and above all, a perfect way for possible promotions for your products.
Step 22: Write guest posts on other blogs
Another way to increase your popularity is by writing guest posts on other blogs. Make a list of the most popular blogs in which you may want to write a post as a guest and contact the authors, explaining that you would be interested to publish a guest post on what they write and in what way can benefit their readers.
Step 23: Use the Cross-Linking
One way of achieving greater number of pageviews for each of your readers is to include links to older posts. You can do this in several ways:
• Add a widget that displays a list of related posts at the end of each post
• Ande links to other posts within the content of your articles
• Add a popular posts widget in the sidebar of the blog
The cross-linking is also good for improving your search engine positioning.
Step 24: Analyze is being said about your blog
You have to be aware of what is being said about your blog on the network, using services like Google Blog Search, Technorati and Twitter Search. This way you can monitor that allows you to thank the other bloggers their terms, and thus increase your list of followers and establish relationships with other bloggers.
Step 25: Touch up the design blog
Once you have clear goals of the blog you make changes in design. Depending on whether your goal is to get a large list of emails, more subscribers to your rss, sell more advertising, you should optimize the design of your blog in one way or another.
As last advice I would ask you for patience, because getting a popular blog is something that will take months, years, or maybe even never get it. Most importantly, you know it’s an effort that will result in the medium and long term and that consistency and patience will be your best weapons.
Take advantage of complete freedom you have in your personal blog, it whenever you want, it published for pleasure will be much better and you’ll do much better. Relax and look calmly on what issues write about your town, giving your opinion on some news you read, talk about your hobby …Add your comment and give your blogging tip !