Starting a new blog for promoting your business online? Or starting a new WordPress blog for sharing your thoughts and hobbies? You must have noticed one thing in your life whenever you start or buy a new thing in your life you always have taken care of it properly. But as soon as days pass you don’t bother about it too much. Same is with your blog, when you start a new blog you always take care of even smallest thing needed for the betterment of that blog.
So, today we are going to share some list of tips and tricks that everyone should take care of while publishing a blog and blog post online. You should bookmark this article and go through it once every time you publish a blog post online.
Choosing WordPress as your Blogging Platform
Before starting a new blog you must or you should ask yourself which blogging platform you should opt for? Or which blogging platform will be best suited for you and the future of your business online. What factors you should taken care of while choosing your blogging platform. If you ask us, then we will surely refer WordPress as the best blogging platform for many number of reasons undoubtedly.
WordPress is the number one choice of every blogger out there online. There are number of reasons why it is the number one choice from which few of them are listed below.
- The best free open source and the most used Content Management System(CMS) available online.
- Availability of large number of themes and professional WordPress templates for your online blog.
- Easy to use admin panel that give you flexibility to update your content easily.
- Availability of large number of free WordPress plugins – which helps you extend the functionality of your WordPress blog or website.
- One of the secure CMS with regular updates since last 12 years.
These are the key factors that will easily help you to choose WordPress as your first choice while starting a blog online. After opting out you will need a domain name and a Linux web hosting onto which you can install a WordPress blog.
After successfully installing your WordPress blog you should check out the vast list of free WordPress themes that are available online to enhance the performance of your blog. Also there are number of plugins that will help you to increase the visibility of your blog in search engine along with social media promotional plugins.
Install some of the tracking tools like Google analytics and webmaster so as to track down your website traffic in future. These tools greatly help in analyzing what your audience is liking in your website. So that you can focus on it more to drive more traffic. One more thing make sure you have sitemap of your website and submit it to Google webmaster so Google can index your website pages and blog posts in their search engine. It will surely help you indexing your blog posts and drive traffic to your blog/website.
At this point you are all set to write down your first blog post in your WordPress blog of your niche. Write down the best quality content which you think that your targeted audience will love to read. Your content should be free from grammatical mistakes and should be unique. Content you write in your blog post should be interesting so that you can drive the targeted traffic and drive people to read your content on your blog. Your content should be precise and straight forward so you the reader can understand what you are trying to deliver.
After writing a blog post do check out the post title, proofread your content once and check that there should be no grammatical errors in it. Your content should be graphically sound with images and video if needed. So as to give reader a better understanding of what you are trying to deliver. Select the category in which the blog post is best suited. Set the featured image and with the help of a SEO plugin in your blog add the meta tags like title, meta description, focus keyword, canonical URL.
These are some of the basics that one should check out before publishing their blog online. With the help of these one can able to drive the basic traffic to their website and start generating leads.