A reader said, what an idea to create a list post with an Infographic after looking at 50 Blogging Tips – Infographic. That made me curious to explore an advanced blogging tips Infographic. But this time from the top experts (a true list post) from around the blogging world, cherry picked with some icing on the top. The tips are sorted the old fashioned way!
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1 – Offer Bonus Content to Increase Social Sharing or for Opting In – There are plenty of websites that offer free eBooks, what about creating extra content? When you start out the extra content area will be small but it can build up over time. BloggingWizard.com
2 – Protect Your SEO by Choosing the Right Web Host – Choose a Web Host that provides speed, uptime and reliability. These factors affect your Google rankings and brand perception. iTechCode.com
3 – Store Your Usernames and Passwords in One Place – Use online tools like LastPass or 1Password. Where have you been Amy? Thank you for the tip. Have you hit the 100 login credentials mark yet? Time to store it in a safe. AmyLynnAndrews.com
4 – Provide a Giveaway or Host a Contest – Contests can bring more following, improve branding and gives away something (hopefully useful) to a participant. AllBloggingTips.com
5 – Use Your Personality. Use Your Voice – A voiceless blog is a useless blog. There are plenty of blogs and one quick way of standing out is to use your personality and style. TrafficGenerationCafe.com
6 – Start with the End Goal in Mind – Think about a road trip, if you don’t know where you are going then you cannot get to your destination. Use your blogs unique proposition and small stories in each post to get to the overall objective. CopyBlogger.com
7 – Value Your Viewers Time – People are very busy and you should give them time worthy content. ChrisBrogan.com
8 – Have a Weekly Content Planning Time – Think about your content and plan it and don’t just wing it! Fizzle.co
9 – Make Your Intro as Awesome as Possible – There are more scanners than readers and if your intro sucks then your content will lose the scanners. This also helps increase viewers time spent on your website. DailyBlogTips.com
10 – Spend 90% of Your Time Doing and 10% Time Learning – It is important to dedicate some time every week for learning so you are not left behind. You don’t want to be a new blogger for long! ProBlogger.net
11 – Target the Busy Bees and Give Them Small Chunks of Information – Majority of people now-a-days want quick tips and don’t have time to read a 3,000 word articles. So, why not target this group and give them bite sized information? The Infographics on this site are just that – targeting the busy bees. ViperChill.com
12 – Create Multiple Posts on the Same Topic – Don’t spin the same post. Use different angles and perspectives. You can even create a series of posts and build up suspense and expectation. Imagine the truth being revealed in the final post of the series. BasicBlogTips.com
13 – Ensure Visitors Can Get to Your Sales Page From Any Page on Your Website – If you want to make money with your blog, then your sales page has to be visible from all the pages. This is quite contrary to selling on all pages. ProBloggingSuccess.com
14 – Write Unfinished Posts and Ask Your Readers to Complete It – This takes reader engagement to the next level. Be aware the story could go in any direction but you do have some control. GoinsWriter.com
15 – Use a Plugin to Show Related Posts – Using a plugin that displays related posts is the best internal linking and promotional tool you could have. You could also have a widget that displays your most popular posts as an alternative. JohnChow.com
16 – “White Space is Sexy in Blog Design” – “Don’t clutter it by using every widget under the sun” – Kiesha Easley. WeBlogBetter.com
Note: Obviously this is not an advanced tip but it is so good and simple to implement; it had to make our list.
17 – Always Publish your Posts on Weekdays – Publishing on the Weekend can have 15% to 20% reduction in traffic and social sharing (See 20 Social Media Hacks that are Borderline Genius – Infographic). Infact, Neil says avoid Fridays if you can. QuickSprout.com
18 – Have a Start Here page, Explain your Unique Selling Proposition – Show users what they can find on your blog in your ‘Start Here’ page. SmartPassiveIncome.com
19 – A Click Worthy Title has More Value than a Keyword Rich Title – Users have to first click on your title for the whole cycle to work. No click, no action! Moz.com
20 – Reach Out to Fellow Bloggers – Fellow bloggers can help you. Make sure you go to them with awesome content and not with every piece of content you create. Be mindful of their time. SuccessfulBlogging.com
21 – Have a Call to Action in Author Bio Box – You can do this in your blog even if you are the only author and also on blogs you guest post on. Entrepreneurs-Journey.com
22 – Send New Commenter’s to a Thank You Page – This page can have an email opt-in form and popular blog posts. BlogTyrant.com
23 – Use LinkedIn Groups for Content Ideas and Marketing – LinkedIn groups are an underutilized source for idea generation and marketing. RobCubbon.com
24 – Treat Your Blog Like a Business – If you want to make money with your blog, then your blog is a business. A business needs time and funding to start with. It can also leak expenses if not kept under check. Blogging.org
You don’t need to wish harder, you need to work harder ― Amit Kalantri.
Time to take action; it’s your turn now. Which tip did you like the most? Leave a comment below.
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