Blogging has become a trend today. Many people are using it as a business and earning millions. That is why many people start blogging.
But making money in blogging is not so easy. In this, you have to follow many rules and also need patience.
Today in this article I will tell you about 47 Best Blogging Tips which will help in making your blog successful.
So let’s start…
Successful Blogging Tips 2020
1.Create your blog on wordpress.org
2.Connect the Google Search Console Tool to your blog
4.Do not create Multi-Topic Blog
5.Publish Quality Content
6.Write Catchy Title
7.Use media in your article
8.Use SEO Friendly Permalinks Structure
9.Optimize Meta Description
10.Optimize Your Images
11. SEO your blog
12.Promote your content on various platforms
13.Your blog design
14.Fast your blog
15.Use Cache Plugin
17.Optimize Database for better performance
18.Do keyword research
19.Use Long Tail Keywords
20.Avoid Keyword Stuffing
21.Link your Special Content as much as possible
22.Remove Bad Links From Your Site
24.Create internal links
25.Install SSL Certificate (HTTPS)
26.Create High-Quality Backlinks
27.Increase your blog’s DA
28. Use nice fonts and colors
29. Keep paragraphs short
30. Use share button
31. Use only useful plugins
32. Choose the right hosting
33. Use Fast Loading & SEO Friendly Theme
34.Make your site mobile friendly
35.Use Proper Heading Tags
36. Share content on social media sites after publishing
37. Update your old article and share it again on social media site
38.Always reply to comments from visitors
39.Set Noindex for Category and Tag
40. Set Noindex for Author Archives
41. Set Nofollow for Affiliate Links and Untrusted Links
42.Use Free Stock Images
43.Use strong password
44.Do not use Admin for Username
45.Backup Your Blog Regularly
46.Make Blogging your Passion
47. Last thought
Successful Blogging Tips 2020
Here I have shared some Blogging Tips and Tricks for new bloggers who need to follow.
Create your blog on wordpress.org
Start your blog on self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org).
There are thousands of themes and plugins available for WordPress that help make your blog professional.
Also, if there is a problem with your WordPress blog, a lot of tutorials will be easily found on the Internet to fix them.
Connect the Google Search Console Tool to your blog
After creating your blog, submit it to Google Search Console. This is a great tool developed by Google. In this tool, you can check how your blog is performing in Google.
Apart from this, in Google Search Console you can get valuable information of your blog such as crawl crawl errors, ranking keyword, impressions etc.
First create a Sitemap for your blog. After creating a Sitemap, click on ‘Sitemap’ in the Google Search Console Dashboard and paste the last part of your Sitemap’s URL (sitemap_index.xml) and then click the submit button.
Do not create Multi-Topic Blog
Often new bloggers make this mistake. If you make a mistake in choosing your blog topic, you will not get success in blogging.
Before you start blogging, find out which topic you like more and you can write well on that topic.
I would advise you to make a single niche blog.
Reason, Single niche blog ranks well in Google search results and they achieve success soon.
Whereas Google does not understand the multi-topic blog about what it is about. Another reason, DA (Domain Authority) of multi-topic blog does not grow fast.
Publish Quality Content
If you want to see your post in the first place in Google search engine, then you have to first pay attention to the quality of the content.
Always try to write unique and quality content. Also, your content should be interesting and evergreen.
And one thing that needs your attention, your article should be at least 1000 words. Because larger content performs better in search engines than smaller content.
But to increase the length of the article, do not write useless things in your article. Explain any topic clearly and give full information about it. If you write a topic incomplete then visitors will not like to visit your site.
Write Catchy Title
Tiles play an important role in increasing CTR and user engagement on your blog.
If you write a great article, but don’t write catchy titles, no one will click on your article. Because 50% to 60% of the people see the title of the post and click on the article.
If you write an attractive title with great content, you will have the following advantages.
- More Readers.
- Incoming Links.
- New Subscribers
So, always write an Attractive & unique title for your blog post.
Here is Quick Tips how to write a good title:
- Keep post title short (less than 60 characters)
- Add your main keyword.
- Use numbers in your title.
- When, why and how to use.
- Write the title of the post clearly.
Use media in your article
Media increases the quality of your content and makes your content attractive and useful.
Simply put, an image can explain 1000 words.
If you want to keep visitors on your blog for a long time, then do not forget to use media in your content.
Use SEO Friendly Permalinks Structure
If your blog is on WordPress, its default Permalinks Structure is not SEO Friendly. To make it SEO friendly, you have to choose the post name option in Permalinks Structure.
Quick Tips for creating SEO Friendly URLs
- Make your blog post URL short and easy.
- Add your target keyword.
- Do not add additional words to your URL.
Optimize Meta Description
Meta Description is a short description of your blog post that appears below the title in the search result.
Meta Description helps increase CTR on your blog. It should be 156 characters with focus keyword.
Always remember one thing, do not do keyword stuffing in meta descriptions. Because it belongs to black hat SEO.
Optimize Your Images
Google cannot read the image. It uses the ALT tag to crawl the image, so use the Proper ALT tag for your image.
Also, if you use a lot of images on your blog, then resize and compress them. This reduces your image size and improves loading speed.
SEO your blog
Without SEO, you cannot move your content to the top in search results.
SEO improves website ranking. There are two types of SEO:
- on-page SEO
- off Page SEO
Promote your content on various platforms
After publishing a blog post, it is very important to promote it.
Often, new bloggers focus only on content writing. This is good, but they should also promote their content.
After publishing your post, promote to different place, people will know about your blog and if they like your content, then they can also become your blog reader.
Your blog design
This is the most important thing because it reflects your personality and puts first impression on the visitor. Always select a clean, responsive and lightweight theme.
If you do not want to spend money on themes, you can use the free theme from wordpress.org, which comes with responsive and premium look.
Fast your blog
Google gives more importance to fast loading blog. Also, if your blog takes longer to load, then no one would like to visit your blog. They will exit your blog immediately. This will also increase your bounce rate.
So, if you want top ranking in Google and want to give better user experience to visitors, then make your blog fast.
Use Cache Plugin
Cache Plugin makes your blog fast and reduces the load on your server.
There are many Cache Plugins available for WordPress. But I would recommend you to use W3 Total Cache. You can use its WP Super Cache alternative.
CDN also improves the performance of your blog.
The CDN stores the cache version of your blog on its own server and serves content to users through servers that are closest to the users’ location.
There are many CDN companies in the market. Currently, I use CloudFlare on my site. It is a very popular CDN company.
Optimize Database for better performance
If your blog is very old, then obviously it may contain unnecessary data such as post revisions, spam comments, trash, transient options, orphaned meta data etc. These data increase your database size.
By optimizing your database, you can reduce its size and improve database efficiency. As a result, your blog will load fast.
Do keyword research
Keyword research is an essential component of SEO.
Keyword research helps you rank better in search engines. And this is the first step to writing SEO friendly content.
Keyword research is not a difficult task. There are many excellent tools and websites that you can use to find the best keywords. But Google keyword planner is the best free Keyword Research tool developed by Google.
Always choose low competition & high search keywords for your content.
Use Long Tail Keywords
Long Tail keywords play an important role in increasing organic traffic to your blog. They are very targeted.
Benefits of using the Long Tail keyword:
- Less competition.
- Better conversion rates.
- They rank well in search results.
- Helps in getting more traffic from search engines.
Avoid Keyword Stuffing
Keyword stuffing makes your content unnatural and creates a bad user experience on the reader.
If you think that putting a lot of keywords in a blog post will make your content rank well, then you are totally wrong. This strategy leads your blog to a penalty.
Link your Special Content as much as possible
If you have written a unique research article, try to link it as much as possible in your other content.
Apart from this, add popular post widget to the sidebar of your blog.
Remove Bad Links From Your Site
Keep an eye on your blog’s Link profile. If the number of bad links or toxic links on your site will be very high, then it will greatly affect your Domain Authority, ranking and traffic.
You can use SEMrush, Ahrefs or LinkPatrol tool to monitor the link profile.
But there are many bloggers who do not pay attention to it and their rank in SERPs decreases day by day. Apart from this, their DA also has a bad effect.
If you publish posts on your blog regularly, it increases both your ranking and readership. But your content should be informative.
Therefore, regularly publish quality and unique posts on your blog, it helps to improve your Google ranking.
Create internal links
Internal linking is an important part of SEO. If you use it properly in your content, it further enhances your content quality and makes the content more useful for visitors. But due to misuse, your organic search traffic may drop or Google can penalize your blog.
Internal links provide relevant information about the content to both search engines and users.
Install SSL Certificate (HTTPS)
SSL means Secure Socket Layer layer. When you install the SSL certificate, your blog will open in the user’s browser with a green lock icon.
If you are a blogger, you can use the free SSL certificate. There are many companies that offer free SSL certificates. Google has also announced that HTTPS is a Ranking signal.
Create High-Quality Backlinks
Backlinks are very important to increase domain authority, Google ranking, and website traffic. The more backlinks you have on your blog, the better your blog will rank in the search engines.
But if you create bad or low-quality backlinks for your site, it can affect your website ranking badly.
Increase your blog’s DA
DA means Domain Authority. It is a metric developed by Moz on a scale of 1 to 100. Higher domain authority sites rank well in SERPs.
Quick tips to increase domain authority:
- Publish Quality content.
- On-Page SEO – Vital plays a role in increasing DA.
- Internal Linking.
- Create high-quality backlinks.
- Disavow bad links.
- Be patient and let your domain grow old.
Use nice fonts and colors
Use the correct font and color for your blog. So that the reader has no problem reading the blog post.
But there are many bloggers who make their blog very colorful.
Color blogs look good but when reading, divert the visitor’s attention.
Keep paragraphs short
Visitors do not like to read content with long paragraphs.
So keep the paragraph short. This makes your content reader-friendly.
You can see that I have used 4 lines for paragraphs in this article.
Also, use bold & italic for your important line. This attracts the attention of the visitor.
Use share button
Use the social share button for your blog post. So that visitors can share your blog posts on their favorite social networking sites easily and quickly.
Use only useful plugins
Plugins enhance blog functionality. But if you use too many plugins, then your blog can be slow. Therefore, only install useful plugins on your blog.
Also, if your blog has Inactive plugins or themes, delete them. Because of that, they can cause security vulnerabilities.
Choose the right hosting
There are many hosting companies in the market that promise fast loading but after purchasing the hosting from them you will feel that they have cheated you.
Because, your blog will be in downtime most of the time and your blog will load very slowly. Here I have listed some best web hostings that you can use.
Therefore it is very important to invest on the right web hosting.
To check the speed of any web hosting, you can use Pickuphost.
Use Fast Loading & SEO Friendly Theme
If you want to boost traffic and ranking of your blog, then use Fast Loading & SEO Friendly Theme.
Not all WordPress themes are SEO friendly and their coding is also not good. If you choose the wrong theme, it will affect both your page speed and ranking.
You can buy premium themes from Mythemshop, Themeforest and StudioPress. But if your budget is low, you can use the free theme GeneratePress or Astra.
Make your site mobile friendly
Google uses mobile friendliness as a ranking factor.
If your site is not mobile friendly, Google will reduce your site ranking for mobile search and you will lose the opportunity to get traffic to your blog.
You can use Mobile Testing Tool developed by Google to check whether your site is mobile friendly or not. If your site is not mobile friendly, then you really need to install a Responsive WordPress theme on your site.
Use Proper Heading Tags
The heading tag really helps you to create a readable blog post. Suppose you have a blog post that is 5000-6000 words in length, but have not used the appropriate heading tag, then it will be difficult for the visitor to read the post.
In addition, the H1 tag helps search engines understand what your page is about and slightly boosts your ranking.
There are many WordPress themes that do not use H1 tags for titles. If you use such a theme, then you should use the H1 tag for your title. Never use the H1 tag more than once.
Share content on social media sites after publishing
Today almost all users are connected to social media sites. So after publishing your post, share it on popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. These platforms can help to get a lot of traffic to your blog.
Update your old article and share it again on social media site
Update your old article with new keywords and images. Then share them on your new reader and social media site.
If you are a WordPress user, you can use the Buffer and Revive Old Post plugin for automatic share. These plugins automatically share your old posts on social media sites.
Always reply to comments from visitors
Always reply to comments from visitors. This creates a good relationship between you and the visitor. And if they have any problems again, they will visit your site again.
Also, if you have a lot of comments on your article, Google will consider your post useful and rank it better in search results.
If someone submits spam comments, delete the spam comments. You can handle spam comments on your blog using the best WordPress antispam plugins.
Set Noindex for Category and Tag
Set Noindex for Category and Tag. Because they can cause duplicate content in search engines. As a result, both your traffic and rankings may be reduced. Even Google can penalize your site.
Set Noindex for Author Archives
If you are running a single-author blog, disable Author Archives. Because both author archives and homepage will have the same content. This can cause duplicate content on your blog.
Set Nofollow for Affiliate Links and Untrusted Links
Affiliate Links and Untrusted Links can harm your site ranking. Therefore, set the rel = “nofollow” tag for Affiliate Links and Untrusted Links links.
And for this you should use the Ultimate Nofollow plugin. The plugin gives full control on rel = “nofollow” tag. But it does not support Gutenberg.
Also, if you use a plugin to manage your blog’s Affiliate Links, you can easily set a No-Follow attribute for your Affiliate Links.
Use Free Stock Images
Search images wisely for your article.
If you need images for your article, you cannot use Google images. They can be copyrighted and later cause copyright problems.
You can use FreeDigitalPhotos, MorgueFile, Pixabay, Pexels which offer free stock images.
Use strong password
If you use a weak password for your site, hackers can easily access your WordPress dashboard and install malware or malicious code.
Therefore, always use a strong password. Also, for better WordPress security, the password should be changed in a few days.
For strong passwords use uppercase, lowercase, special characters # $ – ‘^ &.
Do not use Admin for Username
If you use Admin for Username, change it immediately. Everyone knows this Username and hackers can easily hack such blogs.
Backup Your Blog Regularly
Backup is the most important task for any blogger. However, when you start a blog, it is not as important. But there are many users who never care about it.
If you backup your blog and something is wrong with your blog, the backups will help you.
Also, when you make any major changes in your blog, first do a complete backup of the blog.
Make Blogging your Passion
This is the final tip but one of the most important blogging tips. Without Passion, you cannot succeed in any business.
If you consider blogging as your passion, then you can easily achieve success in blogging.
All pro bloggers consider blogging as their passion & business. And that’s why they are so successful in blogging.
Here I told the best blogging tips and tricks for new bloggers.
If you are a new blogger and want to take your blog to a new height, then you cannot ignore them. In particular, it is very important for new bloggers..
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