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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Not Getting Enough Traffic? Here's How To Change That!

When you compare blogging in 2017 to how it used to be when it first started, the difference is astonishing. Of course, there are plenty of benefits as to how it has advanced, such as much of the content being of a much higher quality. But there are also plenty more rules and regulations that now exist for you to abide by, as well as more blogs out there to compete with as well. All in all, this makes blogging in the 21st century a pretty complicated thing for many of us to get our heads around. Maybe you have just started your blog and have no idea where to begin - or maybe you have been running your blog for a while, but still have yet to reap any rewards from it. Of course, getting into blogging with the sole intention to make money is completely the wrong attitude; and nine times out of ten, it won't work anyway. But you can still earn money from your blog on the side, providing the content is good and you are passionate about it. Plus, there's nothing more satisfying as a blogger than knowing that thousands of people are reading your posts every day, and interacting with you in your own little online community. Ready to take your blog to the next level? Follow these tips for success and watch it come to life.

Check that it works

This may sound basic beyond belief - but for anyone to want to read your blog, you will need first to make sure that it functions as it should. This means no excessive loading times, no skewed-up text or upside-down pictures... and certainly no redundant links. Anything of this nature simply looks unprofessional, and you will find that people quickly lose trust in your blog. Always preview any changes you make via your web host and look at your site as if you were a customer, to make sure that everything is working correctly.
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Be transparent

If you do end up being lucky enough to get involved with sponsorships or brand deals on your blog, then you will soon learn that transparency is key. Never assume that your readers are stupid, or naive - if they think you've been sponsored to write a post, they're probably right! That doesn't mean, however, that you need to make a big song and dance about it either. Simply write a friendly disclaimer at the start of every sponsored article explaining the situation to your readers, and they will thank you for it.


In blogging, SEO is often regarded as a bit of a dirty term. But really, there's nothing wrong at all with using technological tactics to get more visitors to your site. Providing your content is still of a high calibre, there's nothing wrong at all with engineering your site to appear higher in search engines. Learning how to write snappy titles can immediately make your posts much more clickable, and adding tags and keywords helps search engines direct people to you who are looking for something specific.

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I love reading and responding to comments but in order to get my reply you must ensure you are NOT a no-reply blogger. If you are, here are some quick steps to change that!

1. Go to the home page of your Blogger account.
2. Select the drop down beside your name on the top right corner and choose Blogger Profile.
3. Select Edit Profile at the top right.
4. Select the Show My Email Address box.
5. Hit Save Profile.

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