Developing a successful blog that attracts thousands of readers and generates a good amount of money is a pretty difficult task. Most blogs don’t become successful overnight and the road to success is often a crawl. There are numerous, proven tips that you can follow to ensure that your blog becomes more successful with time. Remember that many people are struggling to build a profitable blog so patience is one of the biggest virtues you can have.
Your blog may have great content, excellent grammar, and interesting topics, but if it is not SEO friendly, it is highly unlikely to be successful in today’s world. Search engine optimization (SEO) takes the form of strategic and smart use of meta tags, descriptions, keywords, titles, and URLs. You need to educate yourself about the best SEO practices and possess knowledge about the most SEO friendly words for your topic. SEO friendliness will increase the chances of your blog post appearing in the first page of Google Search results. You can also use plugins to better your SEO chances.
Good content above all else
Good, well-structured, and informative content is almost always the most important determinant of success. If money making is your main priority, you should be regularly writing blog posts about topics that are trending on the Internet. If you write content of trending topics, it will increase your chances of getting noticed on search results and social media channels. If you manage to develop a voice of reason on a happening topic and your post starts trending virally, it could be the launch pad your blog requires.
Social media presence
In today’s world, a social media presence and a successful blog often go hand in hand. This does not mean using social media to simply post links of your articles, but truly engaging with your followers on social media. You can use Twitter and Facebook to develop a personality and a certain voice which you can then convert into a detailed form via a blog. This way people have a good idea of what they can expect and you can have a regular stream of visitors. Social media is also vital to monetizing your blog.
Use a mixture of audio and written content
A video, especially a short video of up to 3 minutes, is one of the most effective forms of communication. Videos can easily deliver value to people in 2-3 minutes and they can be more effective than writing. Ideally, you should be using a short video for a topic that is trending or is very popular so that you can increase the chances of that video going viral. Having a short video on your site is also likely to increase the length of time people spend on your blog. Producing the content in a very professional manner is critical as nobody is going to want to see a shoddy, poorly made video. Your blog could have separate pages for written content and video content.