There are a number of different things that you can do to increase your blog popularity. Here is a look at some of the tops that you can’t pass up.
Include an Author Biography
People who are reading your blog will enjoy being able to put a face to the writer, and giving them a biography to read will allow them to get a sense of who you are and what you are all about. Unless you are writing exclusively about your own self and your life, then you should not really be putting out too many personal details about yourself, because once you put information out there on the internet, you cannot take it back. Still, don’t be afraid to describe a little bit about who you are, and include an image too if you can.
Eliminate Bad Links
Nothing is more annoying or frustrating to a visitor to your blog than clicking on a link that does not take them anywhere, or that takes them someplace other than where they were intending to go. Make sure that you are eliminating bad links, dead links and wrong links before someone clicks on them.
You cannot be everything to everyone, so do not even try. Choose a targeted audience instead, and focus on meeting their needs by writing a focused blog on the subject.
Make sure that you have an RSS button and that it is easy for your readers to find. Don’t be afraid to include an RSS button with every post so that readers can easily sign up to receive RSS updates from your blog.
Links and Sidebar Content
You are going to want to make sure that everything in your links and your sidebar content is completely relevant. If you offer too many choices to your readers, it will become confusing for them and they may be less likely to click on any of the links you are providing, rendering them useless.
Own your Own Domain
There are a number of different services that are designed to give you a blog host and a domain name for free, and this is definitely a great beginner opportunity. Down along the line, however, owning your very own domain name and paying for real hosting is going to be better for you. This way you will have complete control over your content, rather than someone else being in charge.
You should begin by following these basic tips for blogging and then improve on them over time. If you want your blog to be successful then you need to start off with the basics and then continue to learn beyond that point. These basics will get you started, but improving on your blog time and time again means constantly learning what it takes to meet the needs of your readers.
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