Travel blogging is a unique and exciting profession, but you’re not the only one who thinks so. If you want to make it as a travel blogger, you’ll need to be a skilled writer, a decent photographer and a relentless promoter. If you think you’ve got the skills, check out these smart tips for travel bloggers. [Read more…]
It’s tough being a blogger these days. With so many options to choose from and many new ones cropping up every day on the interwebs, readers have a vast selection of blogs they can gravitate towards.
This inevitably makes the blogosphere a very competitive environment which means that bloggers have to do everything they can to stand out from the crowd. Especially given the fact that most blogs die out before their first year is up.
To avoid disappearing into the ether never to be heard from again, a blogger has to provide superb content to its readers to keep them coming back for more. This is an important consideration particularly if you choose a narrow niche for your blog and making it will necessitate some smart choices.
Below are a few tips to keep in mind if you’re thinking of starting a blog in a narrow niche. [Read more…]
It is a fact these days that more young people are into blogging and more are interested in starting their own blog for varied reasons. While some simply want to share their personal experiences as they take on life’s varied challenges, the others are bent on earning from their sites. Regardless of one’s reason to blog, though, one important aspect that should not be taken for granted is search engine optimization or SEO.
SEO makes a huge difference in driving traffic to your blog and being ignored by your target audience. It takes consistent effort to make it work moving forward and every new blogger should be mindful of this. Here are several beginner blogging tips to help you get started on your blogging journey. [Read more…]
The blog’s design can impact how a visitor sees the business. While high traffic can be what every blog owner wants to achieve, user-experience should first be the priority.
UX, short for user-experience, is how a person feels when using or visiting your blog. To provide a great UX is to have a fast loading site, great design, and an opportunity for engagement. Also, users who find that a blog is giving them a great experience will return and maybe create a blog about it which will then increase your blog’s organic traffic.
While there’s a premium placed on your blog’s SEO performance, you shouldn’t rely solely on optimizing for search engines to get the most out of your blog. Even if you do drive lots of traffic to your blog thanks to your SEO efforts, you won’t be able to convert visitors into customers or subscribers if you don’t provide a seamless way to showcase your content to them.
“If there is no one interested in reading your content then you are not producing any thing but mere text,” according to Umair of Shout Me Loud. “You should be targeting converting those one time readers into regular readers.”
In fact, a small design tweak can make a world of difference between getting your visitors to stay in your blog, if not convert them into regular visitors!
These things stated should be part of the designing process and the final output of your blog’s design. With so many things you have to take into account, here are some design examples to give you more ideas:
As a blogger, you want your content to reach a wide audience. You want traffic, conversions, and satisfied subscribers. Checking your daily stats for progress can be just as enjoyable as sipping down a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
What if you’ve discovered the majority of your traffic bounces after a few minutes, or even a couple of seconds? If you’re wondering what you’re doing wrong, you’re not alone. You could be attracting the wrong readers, or your readers might be skimming your content. [Read more…]
This article is by Anna Rud, Content Marketer at Serpstat.
It’s obvious that audit is a fundamental step of the site optimization. Experts point out that sometimes site can enter top-10 without a single backlink, just through correct internal optimization. And, of course, it can be done only by a competent site audit.
But what are the types of the audit? And which one is right for you? It this article, I’ll describe two types of audit, and explain how to choose an appropriate one for you, depending on your purpose and budget. [Read more…]
When it comes to effective blogging and search engine optimisation (SEO) practices, every independent project or small business needs to pay attention to certain key elements of online etiquette.
If you’re a blogger, it pays to remember that millions of readers are out there right now, hunting for content to consume; there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be yours, so long as they’re able to find it easily. Similarly, for small businesses, customers are looking to invest in the precise service or product you offer right now – but if those customers don’t see your website within a few quick clicks, they’ll buy from one they do find. [Read more…]
The freelance economy is growing and with modern technologies, you can be a successful freelancer. Online writing offers you a great chance to earn more money and get out of debt. You can be a freelancer even if you have a full time job. In fact, you can use the additional income to settle your student loan payments, credit card payments, car loan payments, etc. [Read more…]
First, you create an online store on Shopify.
Then, you spend endless hours to launch products and develop a branding strategy. Later, you begin your advertising, marketing, and promotional efforts.
Finally, people start buying from you, and you keep on growing, year after year.
That’s how it works, right? ASOS-level success in a couple of years?
Wrong! [Read more…]
At first glance it may seem as though creating video content for a blog is easy enough – all you really need is a killer idea, a way to record the video, and you should be good to go. Unfortunately it really isn’t that easy, and if you want to create great video content you may be surprised to know that starts long before the camera begins to roll.