It’s funny the things you pick up as you spend more time in an industry. Little ideas, strategies, and patterns that are usually completely lost on you in the beginning stages but that the “experts” all seem to know.
The blogging industry is no different. There are so many details that, once discovered, make a huge difference to how you operate on a day-to-day level.
In today’s post I’m going to talk about one idea that I have always kind of known but never really appreciated fully. It makes an enormous difference to how many emails get opened, ads get clicked, etc.
I hope this helps someone out there do things a little quicker.
Ever wondered how to consistently write effective blog post titles? It’s one of the most important skills to have in the online world. Let’s look at a graphic summary and then jump into some big details below:
One of the most common questions I get from new bloggers is whether they should blog in their own language or try to do it in English, even though they don’t feel that confident.
And as blogging and high-speed Internet spreads from the usual places like the USA, UK and Australia to newer markets like China, India and many African countries, the issue of language becomes even more important and complicated.
In this post we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of English and how to determine what’s best for your blog.
Want to learn how to write the perfect blog post? Of course you do! Let’s start with a graphic you can save for future reference.
Feel free to share or use this graphic on your own blogs if you like. Please just link back to this post as a credit.
Now we can get into the bulk of the details that you might want to bookmark and follow along whenever you write a new article.
A user-friendly blog is essential if you want to make sure all your traffic acquisition activities don’t go to waste.
When you first get started on a WordPress blog there’s a temptation to be overwhelmed by all the choices you have for your design, functionality, technical setup, etc. Sometimes all of that cool stuff can lead to a bad user experience.
For example, these days there are a lot of beautiful WordPress themes and I’ll often see people choose a visually stunning template that takes ages to load because it is so graphically heavy.
In today’s post I’m going to show you a few simple ways I’ve tried to make my blogs more user-friendly in the hope that it helps you build a blog that your readers really love to be on.
Last Updated February 23rd, 2017
Are you wondering how to get more traffic from Google? This post might be able to help.
I’ll never forget the first time I got 100,000 visitors from Google in one month. I still feel extremely lucky. Today I’m going to show you how I think I did it in the hope that something will be new for you.
When you first think about starting a blog you kind of don’t imagine you’ll ever get more than a trickle of traffic.
And then you have your first 100-visitor day.
Then your first 1,000-visitor day.
After a while you might even have a 10,000 or 20,000 visitor a day and you still can’t believe it’s happening.
What I want to do today is show you as much of what I did as possible to see whether it helps your blog get more traffic. Let’s look at all the ins and outs of how to get over 100,000 visitors a month from natural organic Google search.
Things are so much nicer when you have a plan.
There is no mistaking it: Instagram is a giant.
Usually when a new social media platform comes out I ignore it for as long as possible – there’s already so many different things to be across.
But after a while some of them become too big to ignore. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Pinterest have reached that stage, and I think Instagram is now there for most industries, even more than it was just six months ago.
In this article I’m going to do my best to introduce Instagram to bloggers in a way that will hopefully help you use it as effectively as possible. We’re going to cover:
- Why Instagram is too important to ignore
- How it works and some ways to make it better
- How to integrate it with your blog to enhance both platforms
- Some examples of people using it to grow blog traffic
- A minor plea about the content you post
As always, if I miss anything important make sure you let me know in the comments below and we’ll have a good old chat. Let’s get started!
When your website or blog goes down it can be pretty frustrating while also having consequences over the short and long term. Yuck.
And while it is not the end of the world, it can be a little bit scary if you rely on your blog for an income.
When a site goes offline there is a sequence of events that take place and, depending on how you manage them, annoying consequences that follow.
Let’s take a very basic look at those events and what to do in that kind of situation so that you can hit the ground running.
Cats! You do it with cat photos. Thanks for reading. Just kidding…
One of the most rewarding parts of running a blog is the community that springs up around it. Making your blog more interactive could be one of the best things you do.
Here at Blog Tyrant I feel so fortunate to be able to read and respond to dozens of comments on each post. Those comment threads are regularly more valuable than the articles themselves.
And while comments are great, they aren’t the only way a blog can be made more interactive.
In this post I’d like to take a look at how some people are building more interaction on their websites and how we can apply similar tools, principles and ideas to our own.
A few years ago we started publishing posts at the end of each year that tried to predict blogging trends for the year to come. This year I want to do things a little bit differently…
We’ll start with my usual blog post on what I think will be important in the coming year, but then I’d like to turn it over to the amazing community here and ask you for your predictions about starting and running blogs, and the specific strategies you’ll be focusing on.
I’m going to give a $250 prize to the best comment to go towards your blogging needs for the year. Hopefully the result will be a comments section filled with incredible knowledge and ideas on how to start and succeed with a blog in 2017.
Let’s do it!