How To Set Up Your Blog Right: Time To Blog Up. Alright so let’s go ahead and give you a little bit of a refresher. I know I’ve given you a lot to think about throughout the week. Now I’d like to consolidate it, make it fresh in your mind, and help you to see just how achievable this really is.
Blog Up Recap:
When it comes to becoming a wildly successful professional blogger, there are really 5 important steps/components for you to be aware of. These are…
Blog Up Step One: Your Blogging Platform
Free blogging platforms have their place, but you should never rely upon them for hosting your primary blog. Please, only go with a self-hosted WordPress blog to ensure that you’re in full control and that nobody can shut your business down. Besides, it’ll just make you look a whole heck of a lot more professional.
Blog Up Step Two: Blog Plugins, WordPress Blog Widgets, and WordPress Themes
Choosing a free theme that you personally enjoy is all you really need to do. As far as widgets go, keep it simple. A search box, an opt-in form, categories, and a few HTML widgets for images are really all you need. But feel free to experiment.
For plugins, I recommend “wp firewall,” “antivirus,” “all-in-one SEO pack,” “google analytics,” “google XML, sitemaps,” and “fast, secure contact form.” You are obviously welcome and encouraged to add to this list as you see fit.
Blog Up Step Three: Blog Pages vs. Blog Posts
You’ll need home, about, contact, privacy, terms, and earnings disclosure pages on your blog. These will be static pages that don’t shift around as new content is added. Your posts, however, will generally show up as a series of pieces, with your freshest post on top and your older posts underneath.
Blog Up Step Four: On-Page Blog SEO
This is the art of Googling without Googling. We do a few key things correctly. We use our main keyword in the title, and use it naturally throughout our content. Otherwise, we’re not overly concerned with manipulation the search engines. We’ll let our great content and user engagement get us by.
Cool video on…
On Page SEO – Learn the 12 Steps of Onpage SEO – Blog Tips Part 1
Now back to the rest of the story…
Blog Up Step Five: Blog Monetization and Blog Traffic
We can monetize our blog with affiliate links, contextual advertising, business-to-business advertising, CPA offers, list building, and a variety of other ways.
Great sources of traffic include article marketing, video marketing, forum posting, guest blogging, blog commenting, and e-book giveaways. There are also paid sources of traffic to consider, such as PPC and media buys.
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