5 Ways to Improve Your Blog Right Now

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You can always find ways to improve your blog -- some are quick and simple, some take a bit more time. Here are some ideas! Create an Email Newsletter Why should you create an email newsletter for your blog? The real question to ask is why shouldn't you (hint: there is no reason not to). Launching an email newsletter will allow you to collect the email addresses of your blog's readers, which you can then use later for marketing and advertising purposes. Just place a newsletter signup widget in a highly visible location of your blog and ask visitors to enter their email address. Respond to M...

Common Myths and Misconceptions About Blogging

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Blogs Cannot be Monetized This is one of many myths that couldn't be further from the truth. Regardless of your blog's niche, it can almost certainly generate revenue -- assuming it has a decent amount of traffic. One of the easiest ways to monetize a blog is to display cost-per-click (CPC) advertisements like Google Adsense, which pay you a small amount (usually $0.05 to $0.25 cents) for each click. That being said, don't quit your day job and expect to support yourself on blogging revenues! The vast majority of bloggers who try to earn money from blogging do not earn enough to replace a ...

How to Keep Your Blog ‘Fresh’

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While the exact number remains unknown, some sources claim there to be more than 152 million blogs on the Internet. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these blogs fall into the abyss where countless others have gone before it. When bloggers fail to update their blogs with new content on a regular basis, their traffic dies down and so does their search rankings. So, how can you maintain a fresh blog that people actually want to visit? Mix Evergreen with News-Style Posts Regardless of niche, blog content can be broken down into one of two different categories: evergreen content, which consis...

Tips for Creating a Viral Blog Post

When a blog post goes viral, it can drive hundreds or even thousands of unique visitors to your blog in a short period of time. The first few visitors who access the post will share it on their social media profiles, increasing its visibility while attracting additional visitors in the process -- and those visitors will now share it with their friends and family members; thus, the cycle repeats. But how exactly do you create a viral blog post? Publish Trending Topics A helpful tip to make your blog posts go viral is to discuss trending topics. If a large number of people are talking about th...

Tips on Blogging for Social Shares

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The number of shares your blog content receives on social media is a direct indication of its popularity and success. If people are interested in your content, they'll naturally want to share it with their friends and family members. When done correctly, this creates a viral effect in which users begin to share content on social media, and then those users share it as well -- the cycle repeats. The process sounds simple enough, but how do you encourage that first group of users to begin sharing your blog content? Facebook Image Thumbnails When you publish a link on Facebook, Google+, and ...

5 Ways To Improve Your Blog’s Readership

#1) Social Media If you aren't publishing links to your new blog posts on social media, you're missing out on one of the easiest ways to attract new readers. Facebook alone boasts more than 1.3 billion monthly active users, making it an excellent source of traffic, and readers, for your blog. Whenever you publish a new blog post, try to get into the habit of immediately publishing a link to the URL on your social media accounts. #2) Syndicate Content Another simple way to improve your blog's readership is to syndicate your content. Syndication basically involves publishing either part...

5 Ways To Attract More Visitors To Your Blog

Trending Topics One of the easiest and most effective ways to attract new visitors to a blog is to write about trending topics. If a particular topic is being talked about in the news and media, you can expect people to search for it online. Check out Google Trends for some topic ideas. Another helpful tool is Hasthtags.org, which displays the top #hashtags currently trending on Twitter. Comment on Other Blogs How can commenting on other blogs bring traffic to your own blog? Assuming the blog allows visitors to submit comments, you should be able to include a backlink pointing to your blog....