The 100 Blogging Tips You Need to Know… NOW!


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Are you a Blogger?

Then you might want to check these  totally actionable 100 Blogging Tips that you can implement today!

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  1. Create your Blog on a paid domain and hosting so you have all the SEO and customising benefits.
  2. Use your blog to show your expertise and personality in your niche in order to be seen as an expert and build reputation.
  3. Always keep yourself updated with the latest hot trends in your niche and write blog posts about it giving your opinion or some kind of advice or tips.
  4. Invite a niche influencer to write a guest blog post in your blog.
  5. Take out all the dates on your blog posts, it just makes them look old and many can still be very useful even months or years later.
  6. Write “how-to” blog posts that are valuable and help people solve problems.
  7. Always add a meta-description to your blog posts with relevant keywords, because it appears on Google search results.
  8. Share your blog posts often on your social media networks, even older posts that are still valuable.
  9. Share your blog posts on Google+ to improve search engine rankings.
  10. Always write an interesting and catchy post title with relevant keywords. Write 2 or 3 different ones for each blog post and choose the best one.
  1. Write new and updated versions of past successful blog posts.
  2. Make sure your blog posts have all the right keywords related to the subject you’re writing about.
  3. Have a blog calendar for the next 3 months with titles of blog posts to write each week.
  4. Write a new blog post at least once a week.
  5. Add relevant links to your blog posts that point to other posts or to certain related areas of your website.
  6. If you’re writing a post and trying to “push” a product to be sold, make sure you create a specific landing page for that and add the CTA (call-to-action) into your blog post linking to that page.
  7. Use your blog to show “behind-the-scenes” activities: products being created, charity events, interviews, etc.
  8. Always add at least one image to your blog posts so they appear when you add the post to other networks like Pinterest or Facebook. You can take the pictures yourself or use an image bank like Shutterstock.
  9. Don’t add boring images. Always use images that pop and stand out, especially the ones that create a positive emotion.
  10. Search on Google for successful blog posts and articles related to your niche and write similar ones giving your own expertise to it.
  11. Always write high quality content at all times. Better not to write a post than to write a poor quality one.
  12. Make sure your blog post title, permalink, meta tags or images have the most important keywords.
  13. Add social media sharing buttons at the bottom of each blog post encouraging readers to share it.
  14. If you allow comments on your blog posts make sure you respond to each one of them.
  15. Make sure the blog is visible either in the main navigation or somewhere visible on the homepage of your website.
  16. When posting your blog posts on social media networks, encourage a debate by posing questions or by directly asking people for their opinion.
  17. Ensure your blog can be easily read on all devices by having a mobile friendly website/blog.
  18. Ask other people in your niche if they have ideas for blog posts or would like to write one themselves (guest post).
  19. At the end of each blog post ask your readers to leave a comment or to add something to the post in order to encourage interaction and engagement.
  1. Add your blog post links to bookmarking sites like StumbleUponDelicious or Digg.
  2. Make sure your blog’s layout and colour palette reflect your brand and match your brand’s look and feel.
  3. Use Google Keyword Planner to find keywords that may apply to your blog content.
  4. Allow for comments and feedback on your blog posts so you know your audience’s opinions about them.
  5. Take your blog post, convert it into a slideshare presentation and upload it to slideshare. The reason to do this is that Google indexes all the content on slideshare within seconds.
  6. Optimise your images within your blog posts in order to get good traffic to your site from people doing image searches.
  7. Include relevant keywords to the name of the image.
  8. Include relevant keywords to the All Tag of Image.
  9. Make sure your blog post images are not heavy so the web page doesn’t take too long to load.
  10. Make sure the caption tells the reader exactly what the image is about.
  11. Identify and approach sites that have your desired audience and let them know about your posts. If your content is really valuable, they may promote them and link to it.
  12. Write blog posts on industry blogs like Linkedin Pulse and add external links to your blog posts that are related.
  13. If you’re struggling on what to blog about, stop staring at your computer and go for a walk or do something else. Very often the best blog ideas come when you’re anything other than your job.
  14. Use your FAQ’s to give you ideas for blog posts.
  15. Use Factbrowser to find data you need to add to your blog posts.
  16. Always write in short paragraphs and never write big blocks of text.
  17. Make sure your blog posts are never too short or never too long, although they can all have different lengths depending on the subject you’re writing about.
  18. Write like you’re speaking to a specific customer. Say “you” often.
  19. Have a system of writing that implements all the basic elements of a post when you start writing. For example you can write down an intro, then add primary and secondary CTAs, the headers, and, if it’s a list post, some of the item titles you know you want in there. Then comes the image, the meta description stuff, and you get you blog post ready! Better to have a system than just looking into a blank screen.
  20. Write blog post titles that entice a certain emotion in your readers: curiosity, excitement, etc, that makes them want to read the post.
  21. Add numbers to your post titles. Ex: “5 great European short-break destinations”.
  22. Find someone who has a good grasp of grammar and content and use them to check your blog posts before they show up in your website.
  23. If you don’t have anyone on your company to write for your blog or don’t have time to dedicate to it, consider using an external agency or freelancer.
  24. If you’re writing a “how-to” type of post, add screenshots to show and help readers. One screenshot can replace many sentences of explaining and describing.
  25. Always write in a simple and conversational tone of voice. Leave the jargon and fancy words. Writing for the web is not the same as writing a book.
  26. You can start your introduction by telling a personal story that your readers can relate to. It is interesting and engaging.
  27. Instead of worrying if you missed something every time you schedule a post, refer to an editing checklist that can make you relax.
  28. Always cite original sources if you want to add a statistic or quote you find on another website.
  29. Check out Google Trends to see the terms that are more search-friendly.
  30. If you want readers to click on links within your posts, place them near the top or bottom for the most clicks.
  31. If you’re on Pinterest, create a board just for your blog posts.

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  1. If it’s relevant, mention influencers on your blog posts and let them know. If they like your content, they might share it on their social media feeds.
  2. If you want to make in-post links to stand out, make them bold, or make them longer.
  3. Make sure all your images have links. People love to click on images.
  4. Set up your Google+ authorship for your content.
  5. Use Click to Tweet to certain key phrases or facts within your blog posts, so it encourages people to share it on Twitter.
  6. Check your Google Analytics to see which blog posts have the most views and you know what your audience prefers.
  7. Register on online industry discussion forums, join the conversations and share links to your blog posts where it is related and relevant. Make sure you first check the forum’s regulations for sharing links though.
  8. If you have a post that was really successful with many views and shares, create a new version of it on a different format like video.
  9. Don’t be afraid to add humour to your content, as long as it is appealing to your specific audience.
  10. Always look for resources and tips on how to rock your blog. This Pinterest board is a good place to start.
  11. Advice from Ernest Hemingway: “Write drunk. Edit sober”.
  12. Make sure you provide an easy follow option on your blog, even if it’s just clear links to your RSS feed.
  13. Join Linkedin groups, participate on the conversations and when relevant and helpful add links to your blog posts in your comments.
  14. If your blog attracts many followers consider creating an app for it.
  15. Check your blog’s compatibility across different browsers. Browsershots is a free service that makes screenshots of your web design in different operating systems and browsers. You should use it to make sure you blog looks good in all browsers.
  16. Engage your readers with giveaways, competitions, and polls, they’re a great way to build a loyal audience.
  17. Niche industry discussion forums can also be a great place to get ideas for blog posts by listening to the conversations taking place and see what makes your audience “tick”.
  18. Participate on the #blogchat hashtag on Twitter, which is a place that bloggers specifically go to chat and you can get more tips and ideas.
  19. Create videos for your Youtube channel and add a related blog post URL on the video’s description.
  20. If you send out a weekly or monthly newsletter, highlight your best blog posts on it.
  21. Encourage your readers to comment on your blog posts.
  22. Write your blog posts always thinking about providing value to your audience first, not on hard selling your products. It’s called a “blog”, not a “brag”.
  23. Monitor mentions and feedback: set up Google Alerts for your brand, blog name and any keywords that might be relevant.
  24. You can never please everyone with your blog posts. No blog or anyone can but that’s all right. Develop a stronger bond with the people who are right for your blog and business.
  25. Your own energy will determine the content and the energy of your blog post. So write only when you feel motivated, energised and positive. Your readers will feel it in your words.
  26. Ask questions in your content. It makes readers feel you’re having a conversation.
  27. Always reward your readers in every blog post with something free: great tips, a voucher, a link to a discount, etc.
  28. Use storytelling: write a story in a series of blog posts, engaging your readers and making them want to come back to read the next one.
  29. Listen to your intuition. If you have a gut feeling you should write a blog post now about a specific subject, just do it. Of if you feel you shouldn’t write that blog post that’s on your schedule, just don’t.
  30. Write inspirational conclusions. Your final paragraph provides you with an opportunity to inspire your reader so she can take away your advice, remember it, and act on it.
  31. Create an email list to your blog where people can subscribe and start sending a newsletter.
  32. Interview an industry influencer (for example at a business event) and add it to your blog.
  33. Search for inspiration: Online sources like Technorati and Blog Search Engine can help you determine how many blogs are currently covering the topics you are considering and find new topics to write about.
  34. Promote your blog offline as well: on business cards, leaflets or merchandise.
  35. Rather than deleting negative comments, view them as an opportunity to win over a customer, offer help or guidance or even recognize if something went wrong.
  36. Use Google Analytics to analyse where the traffic on your blog is coming from.
  37. Have fun writing your blog! You should enjoy writing your blog!
  38. Write blog posts with readers stories, interviews and pictures of them using your products or winning a prize (with their permission of course).
  39. Be serious about your blog. Don’t see it as a “thing for when I have time”. The benefits for your business are far too many if you take it seriously enough.
  40. Don’t get demotivated if you just started your blog and you don’t have readers. It takes time and dedication to get a loyal base of readers. Continue to write great content and to share it on social media.

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