Blogging has become a trend in today’s era. Many people are using it as a business and are earning millions. That’s why many people start blogging.
But making money in blogging is not so easy. In it, you have to follow many rules and regulations and also require patience.
Today in this article I’m going to share 46 best blogging tips for beginners which will help make your blog a
So, let’s get started…
Successful Blogging Tips for Newbie Bloggers in 2020
Here I have mentioned some best blogging tips and tricks for beginners that you need to follow.
Create Your Blog On WordPress.org
Start your blog with self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org).
There are thousands of themes and plugins available for WordPress that make your blog professional.
Apart from this, if there is a problem with your WordPress blog, you will find a lot of tutorials on the internet to fix them.
Connect Your Blog With Google Search Console Tool
After creating your blog, submit it to Google Search Console. This is a very good tool developed by Google. In this tool, you can check how your blog is performing on Google.
Also, you can get valuable Insights for your blog from Google Search Console such as Crawl errors, Ranking Keyword, impressions and many more. Here’s a guide – Google Search Console Overview- Complete Beginner’s Guide in Hindi
First, create a sitemap of your blog. Here’s a guide – How to Create XML Sitemap for WordPress (4 Ways)
After creating, click on the ‘Sitemaps’ in the Google Search Console dashboard and paste the last part of the Sitemap’s URL (sitemap_index.xml) then click on the Submit button.
Do not Create Multi-Topic Blog
Often new bloggers make this mistake. If you make a mistake in choosing your blog topic, you will not get success in blogging.
Before starting blogging, find out which topic you like more and you can write well on that topic
I will recommend you to create a single niche blog.
Reason, single niche blogs rank well in Google search results and they achieve quick success.
While Google does not understand the multi-topic blog what it’s about. One more reason, multi-topic blog’s DA (Domain Authority) does not grow fast.
Produce Quality Content
Content is King
If you want to rank your post in top position in Google search engine, then first you have to focus on content’s
Always try to write unique and quality content. In addition, your content should be interesting and evergreen so that people read your blog full of joy.
And one thing you need to pay attention, your article must be at least 1000 words. Because long content performs better in search engines compared to short content.
But to increase the length of the article, do not write stupid things in your article. Explain a topic clearly and give full information about it. If you write a topic incomplete then the visitors will not like to visit your site.
Write Catchy Title
Titles play an important role to increase user engagement on your blog.
If you write a great article but do not write attractive titles, then no one will click on your article. Because more than 50% to 60% of people first see the post title and then click on it.
If you write a catchy title with great content, you can find all these benefits.
- More Readers.
- Incoming Links.
- New Subscribers
So, always write an attractive and unique title for your blog post.
Here’s a quick tip how to write a good title:
- Keep post title short (Under 60 characters)
- Add your main keyword
- Use number in your title
- Use When, Why and How
- Write post title clear
Use Media in Your Articles
Media enhances the quality of your content and makes your content compelling and useful.
In simple words i want to say, an image can interpret 1000 words.
If you want to stick the visitor to your content for a maximum time, do not forget to use the media in your articles.
Permalinks Structure means URL. It tells search engines about your blog post. Keep it always short and memorable. So that anyone can easily access your content by typing your URL in a browser.
In addition, you should create SEO friendly URLs.
If your blog is on WordPress, its default permalink structure is not SEO friendly. To make it SEO friendly, you have to select the post name option in Permalinks Structure. Also, you can read this article Which is the best permalink structure for SEO in WordPress.
Quick tips for SEO friendly URLs
- Make your blog post URL short and easy.
- Add your target keyword.
- Do not add the extra word to your URLs.
The meta description is a short description of your blog post that appears below the title in the search result.
Meta descriptions help to increase clickthrough rate (CTR) on your blog posts. It should be 156 characters with the focus keyword.
Always remember one thing, avoid the keyword stuffing in the meta description. Because it comes under the black hat SEO.
Optimize Your Images
Google cannot read images. It uses ALT tags to crawl the image, so always provide meaningful ALT tags in your images.
Apart from this, if you use a lot of images on your blog, then resize and compress them. This reduces your image size and improves speed. Here’s a guide – How to Optimize Images for Search Engines
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Without SEO, you can not take your content to the top in the search result and it does not matter how well you write.
SEO helps to improve website Search engine ranking.
There are two types of SEO:
- on-Page SEO – There are many factors such as Relevant Keywords, Post Title Optimizing, Header Optimizing, writing quality posts, etc
- off Page SEO – In simple word, Promoting your blog is called off-page SEO.
Promote Your Content on Different Platform
After publishing the blog post it is very important to promote it.
Often, new bloggers only focus on content writing. It is a good thing but they should also promote their content. It gives you two benefits – first traffic and second promotion. Here is a guide – Where To Promote Blog Posts After Publishing For Maximum Traffic
If you promote your article on the different place after publishing, then people know about your blog. And if they like your content they can also become your blog reader.
Your Blog Design
This is the most important thing because it defines your personality and also makes the first impression on visitors. Always select a clean, responsive and lightweight theme.
If you do not want to spend money on themes, you can use free themes from wordpress.org that comes with a responsive and premium look.
Make Your Site Faster
Google gives more importance to faster loading websites. In addition, If your site takes more time to load then no one will like to visit your site. They will immediately leave your site. This will increase your bounce rate.
So, if you want top ranking in Google and want to give a better user experience to visitors, then make your site fast. Here is a guide – 18 Ways How to Speed Up WordPress Site (UPDATED)
Use Cache Plugin
Cache plugin makes your blog faster and reduces the load on your server.
There are a lot of plugins available in the market for WordPress. But I would recommend you W3 Total Cache (comes with a feature such as page caching, browser caching, object caching, database caching and minification) or WP Super Cache.
CDN also improves your blog’s performance.
CDN creates a cache version of your blog on own servers and delivers content to users through the servers that are closest to the user’s locations.
There are lots of CDN companies in the market. Currently, I use Cloudflare on my site. This is a very popular CDN service.
Optimize WordPress Database for Better Performance
If your blog is too old, obviously there will be a lot of unnecessary data such as post revisions, spam comments, trash, transient options, orphaned meta data, and more. These data increase your database size.
By optimizing your database, you can significantly reduce the size and improve database efficiency. As a result, your blog load quickly. Here is a guide – How to Optimize WordPress Database
Keyword research is an essential component of SEO.
Keyword Research helps you to get a better rank in search engines. And it is the first step to write SEO friendly articles.
Keyword research is not a hard task. There are so many excellent tool and website that you can use to find the best keyword. But the best and free tool is Google keyword planner.
Always choose low competition and high search keywords for your content. Here is a detailed guide on How to Keyword Research for SEO
Use Long Tail Keywords
Long tail keywords play an important role to increase organic traffic to your blog. These are very targeted.
Benefits of using Long Tail Keywords:
- Less competition.
- Better conversion rates.
- Rank well in search results.
- Helps to get more traffic from search engines.
Avoid Keyword Stuffing
Keyword stuffing makes your content unnatural and also create bad user experience on readers.
You think putting too many keywords in the blog post will drive more traffic. But this strategy leads your blog to search penalty.
Keyword density should be 1.5% – 2%.
Link Your Special Content as Much as Possible
If you have written an article with unique research, link them as much as possible with your other content.
Also, put a popular post widget in the sidebar of your blog.
If you publish posts regularly on your blog, it can increase both your ranking and the reader. But your content should be informative.
So, try to publish quality and unique post on your blog regularly, it helps to improve your Google ranking.
Internal linking is an important part of SEO. If you use it correctly in your content, it increases your content quality further. But with the wrong use, your organic search traffic may go down or Google can penalize your blog.
Internal links provide relevant information about content to both search engines and users.
SSL Certificate (HTTPS)
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. When you install the SSL certificate, your site’s URLs open with a green lock icon in the browser.
If you are a blogger, you can use a free SSL certificate. There are many companies that provide free SSL certificate. Google has also announced that HTTPS will be considered as an important SEO ranking factor.
Backlinks play a vital role to increase Domain authority, Google ranking, and website traffic. The more backlinks on your blog, your blog will get better rank in search engines.
If you create bad or low-quality backlinks for your site, then it can badly hurt your website ranking. Here is the best guide – How to Create Quality Backlinks in 2019 (Updated)
Increase Your Blog’s DA
DA stands for Domain authority. It is a metric built on a scale of 1 to 100 developed by Moz. Higher domain authority sites get a higher rank in SERPs.
Quick tips to increase Domain Authority
- Publish quality content.
- On-Page SEO – Plays Vital Role in Increasing DA
- Make Internal Linking.
- Create high-quality backlinks.
- Disavow bad links.
- Be patient and let your domain be old.
Here is a detailed guide – How to Increase Domain Authority 2019 (16 Ultimate Guide)
Use Good Font and Color
Use the right font and color for your site. So that the reader has no problem reading the blog post.
But there are many bloggers who make their blog very colourful.
Colourful blogs look good but at the time of reading, distract the visitor’s attention.
Keep Paragraphs Short
Visitors do not like to read the article with large paragraphs.
So, keep paragraphs short. It makes your article reader-friendly.
You can see that I have used 4 lines for paragraphs in this article.
Also, use bold and italic for your important line. It attracts the visitor’s attention.
Use the social share button at the bottom or above your blog post. So that visitors can quickly share your blog posts on their favourite social networking sites. Here are multiple ways – How to Add Social Media Share Buttons to WordPress Posts (4 Easy Ways)
Use Only Useful Plugins
Plugins increase blog’s functionality. But if you use a lot of plugins, your blog may be slow. Therefore, install only useful plugins on your blog.
In addition, if your blog has inactive plugins or themes, then delete them. Reason, they can create security vulnerabilities.
Choose the Right Hosting
There are many hosting companies in the market that promise fast loading but after buying the hosting from them, you will feel that they have cheated you.
Reason, your blog will be mostly in downtime and your site will load very slowly. Here I have listed some of the best web hostings that you can use.
That’s why it is very important to invest on the right web hosting.
To check the speed of any web hosting, you can use Pickuphost.
Use Fast Loading & SEO Friendly Theme
If you want to boost the traffic and ranking of your blog, then use a fast loading & SEO friendly theme.
All WordPress themes are not SEO Friendly and their coding is also not good. If you choose the wrong theme, it greatly affects your page speed and ranking.
You can install premium themes from Mythemshop, Themeforest and StudioPress that are well coded and optimized for speed. But if your budget is low, then use free themes like GeneratePress or AstraTheme.
Here I’ve listed the best SEO Friendly WordPress Themes, which are fully SEO optimized and well coded.
Make Your Site Mobile Friendly
Google uses mobile friendliness as a ranking factor.
If your site is not mobile friendly, Google will reduce your site ranking for mobile search and you will lose the opportunity to get traffic on your blog.
So make sure your site is mobile friendly. And for this, you can use Google’s Mobile Testing Tool. If your site is not mobile-friendly, then you need to install a responsive WordPress theme on your site.
Use Proper Heading Tags
The heading tag helps you create a readable blog post. Suppose you have a blog post whose length is 5000-6000 words, but does not use the appropriate heading tag, then visitors will be hard to read.
In addition, the H1 tag helps the search engine understand what your page is about, and little boost your ranking.
There are many WordPress themes that do not use the H1 tag for the title. If you use such a theme, you should use the H1 tag for your title. Never use the H1 tag more than once.
Promote Your Content on Social Media After Publishing
Today almost all users are connected with social media sites. So after publishing your post, share it on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. These platforms can help you generate lots of traffic to your blog.
Update your old articles with new keywords and images. Then share them with your new reader and on Social Media Site.
If you are a WordPress user you can use the Buffer or Revive Old Post plugin for automatic share. These plugins share your old posts on social media sites automatically.
Always Reply to Visitor’s Comments
Always respond to visitor’s comments. This makes good relationships between you and the visitor. And if they have any problems then they will visit your site again.
Also, if you get a lot of comments on your article, Google will treat your posts as useful and rank better in search results.
But remove spam comments if someone submits.
Set Noindex for Category and Tag Page
Set a no-index for category and tag. Because of this, they can cause duplicate content in search engines. As a result, both your traffic and ranking can be reduced. Even Google can penalize your site.
Set No-index for Author Archives
If you are running a single-author blog, keep author archives disabled. Because there will be similar content on both author archives and homepage. This can cause duplicate content issues on your blog.
Set Nofollow for Affiliate Links and Untrusted Links
Affiliate Links and untrusted/spammy links can hurt your site’s ranking. So, set rel = “nofollow” tags for affiliate links and untrusted links.
And for this, you can use the Ultimate Nofollow plugin. The plugin gives the full control over the rel = “nofollow” tag. But it does not support Gutenberg.
In addition, if you use the plugin to manage your blog’s Affiliate Links, you can easily set the No-Follow attribute for your affiliate links.
Use Free Stock Images
Search the image for your article wisely.
If you need images for your article, you can not use Google Images. They can be copyright and later can cause problems.
Use Strong Password
If you use Weak Password for your site, then hackers can access your WordPress dashboard easily and install malware or malicious code.
Therefore, always use a strong password. Also, for better WordPress security, the password should change over a few days. Here is a guide – How to Change Your Password in WordPress
Also, use uppercase, lowercase, special characters # $ – ‘^ & to generate a strong password.
Don’t Use Admin for Username
If you use the admin for your username, then change it immediately. The reason everyone knows this username and hackers can easily hack such blogs. Here I have shared a guide – how to change WordPress username.
Backup Your Blog Regularly
Backup is the most important task for any blogger. However, when you start a blog, it is not as important. But there are many users who never care about it.
If you back up your blog and something goes wrong with your blog, then backups will help you.
There are several ways to back up a WordPress blog. Here’s a guide – How to Backup Your WordPress using UpdraftPlus plugin
Apart from this, when you make any major changes to your blog, first make a full backup.
Grammar and Spelling
If you focus on grammar and spelling in your content, then it improves your content quality.
Matt Cutts is discussing on Grammar and Spelling in this video.
Make Blogging Your Passion
This is last tip but one of the most important blogging tips. Without passion, you can not succeed in any business.
If you consider your blogging a passion, you can easily succeed in blogging.
All pro bloggers consider blogging as their passion and business. And so they are so successful in blogging.
Here I have told the best blogging tips and tricks for beginners.
If you are a new blogger and want to take your blog to a new height, you can not ignore them. Especially, this is very important for new bloggers.
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