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Blogging has been a thing that everyone is doing, either as a hobby or to make money. There are a thousand bloggers out there. Blogs like parenting blogs, blogs for shopping, hobby blogs, blogs for art, blogs for technology and more. Many bloggers have even learned how to take advantage of sharing with the world what they love.
If you’re just blogging, you’ll quickly learn that it is both an art and science – there are some tips and tricks that help bloggers build and gain an audience and improve the content on their websites.
Here are 5 ways you can make your blog popular.
1. Your web design
Your audience wants the best web experience – fast download speeds, clear and crisp graphics, and easy navigation tools. Your blog’s design can either make your visitors want to stay and hang around or leave. Consider a design that complements your blog’s focus and colors that are harmonious and inviting.
In terms of organization, think from the audience perspective and make your menus, categories, archives, easily accessible, etc. Use visually-appealing fonts and graphics that are also easy on the eyes.
2. Create high-quality content and ramp it up
The fresher content you post on your blog, the higher you’re going to be in search engines. Blogging also means that your blog-site remains in the search engine best-friend mode. Meaning, they will love to hang out on your site and keep crawling and indexing your site. But don’t blog content that is poor in quality! Search engine robots are adept at discerning spam-like content from content intended to provide the public with real value and substance. For example, abusing SEO techniques will give you poor ratings from search engines.
3. Network with others
It is not enough, the more you network with your networks with other bloggers, other blog sites, blog-oriented sites or semi-related sites, the more visible you become. A visitor to another website that you regularly support and interact with may notify you and decide to check your website.
Networking with other blog sites is also a great way to get the best blogging advice and blogging tools that you might not know about otherwise. Networking with sites related to your area of focus is a great way to stay in the knowledge of the topics you are covering. Networking can also bring great opportunities, such as inviting people to write on your blog, for example, or being a blogger on someone else’s blog.
4. Social media marketing
Let’s face it, these days you can’t have a website without a social media network connection, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Pinterest. Consider social media as a networking extension, but also as a marketing tool. It’s one of the most effective ways to get your blog word out. For example, if you publish one of your blog posts on your Facebook page, somebody in your social media could check it out and like it and share it on their Facebook wall.
Think of social media as an extension of networking, but also as a marketing tool. It is one of the most efficient ways to get the word out about your blog. For example, when you post one of your blog posts on your Facebook page, someone in your social media may check it out and like and share it on their Facebook wall. So your blog post has just taken on a whole new potential market – all the FB friends of that person are now going to see your blog post.
Social media can be an excellent tool to expand your online presence and attract new followers, but it is important to create high-quality content that is optimized to attract a strong reader who is genuinely interested in learning from you.
5. Do a giveaways
Giveaways are another way to attract a lot of traffic to your blog, a big trend in the blogging world. Giveaways also has great advantages for all involved parties. They connect visitors to great and fun opportunities; free exclusive products and provide a blog outlet for companies to advertise and market their products. As well as more traffic, bloggers are typically able to keep the products that companies send to them to test for their audience. If you like this idea, it can be very lucrative to choose to host gifts on your blog that will also attract crowds of people.
Blogging can be fun and exciting that can bring you strong readership, great rewards, and promising viewers relationships. The right tools and advice are all you need and you’re on your way!