How To Grow Your Blog – Part One
Every day thousands of new websites and blogs pop up on the Internet. However well over 90% of them never achieve anything and end up being parked or expired. So if you’d like to start an extremely successful blog that will be around in another 5-10+ years, you need to read this. When I first got started with online marketing, I came across blogging within days.
I got bombarded with the “make money blogging” crap that’s been floating around the web for the last decade. Back then I was struggling to build my Network Marketing business and I didn’t really know what I was doing. I figured I could use online marketing to generate leads to build my business. At the time it seemed like an intelligent idea.
BUT – the buying of get rich quick crap was inevitable. I ended up spending several hundred dollars on $20-50 courses about things like blogging and affiliate marketing. I was suckered into the “online guru’s circle of suckers” where I remained for quite some time. The point being, I wasted A LOT of money before I really learnt how to market online and build successful blogs. After a while I started my first blog and gave up on it within 3 months. Two years later…. I’ve figured it out and know exactly how to build a ridiculously successful website or blog. Let’s get started:
Choose Your Niche Carefully And Sort Out Your Vision
Hopefully you already know exactly what niche you’re in for the long run. Where your business is heading and what you want to use your blog for. Before you do anything else, you need to sort out your vision. It shocks me how many people start blogs with no idea of what they’re going to do with them. Most people just say well you know… “I’m going to get some followers and some traffic, then make money somehow”. That’s not good enough; you need to figure out exactly how you’re going to monetize your blog.
Once you’ve figured out what your niche is and exactly how you’re going to monetize your blog, you can move onto the fundamentals. The fundamentals being buying your domain, installing WordPress and finding keywords. First of all you need a domain name. Just think of a cool domain name that suits what you’re going to do with your blog. You DO NOT have to have a keyword in your domain name, just make it niche generic. Once you’ve bought it you need to install WordPress. Once you’ve installed WordPress, you need to install a theme.
There are hundreds of great blog themes to choose from, you just have to look around until you find something nice. I 100% recommend investing in a paid blog theme even to begin with. You can find a cheap blog theme for around $20-$50. Next you need to configure everything. WordPress plugins, permalink settings and more. All the basic WordPress settings. Your homepage should be your blog page, not a static page.
Once you’ve sorted everything out and are happy with the basic look of your blog, find keywords. You need to establish a group of 4-12 keywords for your home page. Keywords are terms (phrases or words) people are searching on search engines like Google. In the Network Marketing niche my blog ranks for terms like “MLM Training, MLM Business and others”. Search engines are a major source of traffic. So you need to target extremely difficult keywords for your blog’s home page.
The idea is to go crazy with your blog’s homepage as you can rank for the keywords in months or even years down the line. Meanwhile be posting regular blog content that ranks for lots of easy keywords. So find, analyze and select between 4 -12 keywords you can target with your blog’s home page.
You can find them from the Google Keyword Tool and analyze them with a free tool like Traffic Travis. But that’s something you need to look into. Once you’ve established your group of home page keywords you need to incorporate them all into your blogs title and description. You can do this by using the All In One SEO plugin. (Search for IT)
Basically you need to fit all of your keywords into your blog’s title and description. For example you might want to target: ways to make money online, make money online, ways to make money, how to make money online, how to make money and make money. The title and description could be:
- Title: Easy Ways To Make Money Online | Learn How To Make Money Online
- Description: Want to learn easy ways to make money online? Well checkout our blog and learn how to make money online today.7
Make sense right? Once you’ve found your home page keywords and incorporated them into your title and description, save. What you’ve just done is bought a domain name, installed WordPress, a theme, plugins and configured your home page’s SEO details. That’s it for part one.
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