Blogging has become so popular these days that everybody wants to be a blogger. becoming a blogger is not the issue, the most important thing being a successful blogger. In Our todays article we shall be discussing 7 costly mistakes every newbie must avoid to be a successful blogger
As a Newbie what you must keep in mind is that being a blogger is far different from being a successful blogger
Of course a succesful blogger is the one who writes High quality contents, gets alot of traffic and uses his blog to make money (Monetize).
He is the guy who understands his audience and what they need, He understands keyword research and uses the exact keywords in his posts
while an unsuccessful blogger is the one who writes and writes without achieving good results and end up accusing his village people of his failure
He is the guy who understands nothing about keyword research and how to use them, he lacks knowledge of SEO. He has never experienced the joy of having good SEO scores on his blog
Today I want to share with you
7 Costly Mistakes Every Newbie must Avoid, how to become a successful blogger And Also Succesful Blogging Secrets every blogger should know
1.Not Using The Right Keywords
Keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content is about. In terms of SEO, they’re the words and phrases that searchers enter into search engines
Using the right Keywords in your blog posts is very important. The Ultimate goal of a blogger is to rank on search engines and drive organic traffic to their site from the search engine result pages (SERPs)
Also in this Article i will reveal to you how to find Keywords
How will I get the right keywords as a Blogger? (Keyword Ideas)
a. Google search Console
Install Google search console plugin. This is a free tool that breaks down rankings to keywords and pages, it shows you how many impressions you are getting on your posts, you also know how many clicks you are having on a particular post
The coolest thing why i like this free tool is that it shows you which keywords are not getting enough clicks
Then from there you can go and optimize your content by adjusting your title tag and meta description
b. Screaming Fog
Screaming Fog is tool that lists out every little thing that is wrong starting from your title down to keywords and links. It crawls a websites’ links, images, CSS, etc from an SEO perspective.
This information allows you to quickly analyze, audit and review a site from an onsite SEO perspective. all you need to do is to insert your URL and hit the search button
c. Google Trends
Google Trends is a website owned by Google, it analyzes the popularity of top search inquiries in Google Search across various regions and languages. The website uses graphs to compare the search volume of different inquires over time
It shows you the brand of inquires and it tells you which brand is are more popular and what people are searching for
2. Not Having Yoast SEO Plugin Installed
Yoast SEO is one of my favourite tools, as a blogger when you have Yoast SEO Installed on your blog you will discover that blogging is fun
The importance of Yoast SEO Plugin i wanna share with you is that it calculates the quality of your blog posts, it also analyzes the keywords and title heading and finally gives you a score. It Also gives you keyword suggestion
Yost SEO is nothing but like a teacher who gives assessments to his students and then calculates and brings out their performances in particular a term
one amazing thing about Yoast SEO is that you can edit your blog posts over and over again so as to get a good score which will generate good SEO ranking on your site
If You can complete all of the above steps as mentioned above, Your Yoast SEO plugin will indicate good Signal which means your post is ready to rank on Google first page
3. Not Making Use Of SMErush
SEMrush is a Keyword tool that helps you discover the different keyword variations that are associated with a particular root word. This will allow you to get a much better understanding of what your competitors are doing.
So this takes the guess out of the game and helps you to identify user behavior much faster.
You can see the average number of Organic search for each keyword phrase per month on SEMrush. It brings out the list of Keywords You will be able to see the competition for them, the average prices of a click on a PPC ad (AdWords), how many pages Google has for the search query, and the top ranking sites on Google for any keyword search query. Using SMErush you will also understand more about Keyword difficulty
4. Doing Copy And Paste Blogging
If your blog Niche is about News and Entertainment i don’t have much to say, but if your blog niche is about make money online, Lifestyle etc.. then you need to have a rethink
If you want to be a Successful Blogger especially if your niche is about make money online you really have to quit Copy and Paste blogging.
Nobody is going to sponsor a post on your blog if you are doing Nonsensical blogging (that is blogging without Vision)
Rather focus on writing High Valuable Contents, and when i mean high valuable contents you should write on fresh topics that people have not discussed much about and also ensure to use Killer Headlines (Long tail keywords and Short tail keywords) in each of your posts that will arrest your audience attention.
most bloggers don’t know how to write good contents, Have a good content strategy
One other Tip you should never forget is that always preview your posts and correct errors where necessary before Publishing them, this will boost your SEO Score and also increase your ranking in google search engine
When you Create Good contents your audience will always love to get more posts and will bookmark your site just to come back for more updates
5. Not Having A Good Blog Design
Having a poor site design is a very common mistake most newbies fail to avoid.
By nature Nigerians like shiny and fancy things and for that reason the design of your blog is a prerequisite element that must not be overlooked,
The design of your blog is what keeps your audience reading your posts, it first targets their attention and they get comfortable enough to keep reading
even if they don’t find exactly what they are looking for they will never cease to keep visiting your site.
Having a poor site background is going to drive your audience away, its a sign telling your audience that you have nothing meaningful to write about
WordPress has so many free theme, all you need to do is to pick up a nice theme that will give your site a Charming look. Note that you can always change your theme anytime
6. Not Replying Comments
If you are not replying to comments on your post that shows you care less about your audience, you should keep in mind that not everybody will read your posts and understand clearly the message you are trying to deliver
Replying to peoples comments is going to create a friendly atmosphere and mutual relationship between you and your audience
they are going to understand you better and will eventually share your posts to other friends or tell them about you
You should also create an email list where you can create awareness about your new posts
7. Not Linking To Other Blog Posts
Whenever you do interlinking to your old blog posts, it earn you more authority on that subject. If You already have some related posts to your new articles, try to link back to them.
Apart from making you an authority blogger, Your readers might also find interest to read those articles, making them spend more time on your blog
I just revealed another secret to enhance your writing skills and to help you write articles that will rank on google front page.
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