Today, creating a blog and publishing posts is a lot easier than ever.
Everybody can now create a blog for free and start posting about whatever he/she thinks about.
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However, blogging is not fun anymore.
It's a real business and the people behind some of the biggest blogs such as Mashable, Hongkiat, eHow, and TechCrunch are making millions of dollars every year. So you can too.
But, it all starts with a question:
How to make your blog popular?
Here's the answer:
22 Ways to Make Your Blog Popular
Talking from my experience of more than 8 years in the blogging field (with allblogthings.com) I can share the best ways to really make a blog go popular and viral for generating tons and thousand of free web traffic.
Just read now:
Focus on a selected niche
Before you even start writing a blog post and designing a blog, first select a niche.
That's important for every blog whether it is about health, lifestyle, food, finance, or whatever. You have to pick a micro niche and cover it before going to select a different topic for your next blog post.
So, pick a niche and move to the 2nd step.
Make sure that your blog post has a good title
Before hitting the publish button, there's a lot of optimization that needs to be done by your end.
You have to make sure that your blog post title and your blog title make sense. For example, if you are blogging about "bikinis" your blog title should represent that not "furniture".
Add images to your posts
At least a featured image should be there on your every blog post and that's a need.
Don't publish without adding a featured image to your blog posts, as an image can say 1,000 words and when you are going to share your blog posts on social media, a blog post without an image will look spammy.
Use relevant keywords
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the #1 way of generating free search traffic that converts well for making money from your blog, so make sure you use relevant keywords in every blog post you publish. You should do keyword research before writing your blog posts.
When you are publishing a blog post every day, you are making a habit of your readers coming to you every day for reading something new from your side. So, try to be regular, if you are posting every day, stick to this schedule and if you are posting every weekend, stick to this schedule, just make sure your readers are not getting offended by old posts (you can update and revive them too).
Be an expert in your field
If you want something real from your blog and you are serious about it, you should show your trustworthiness on your blog and share your expertise in your blog posts. Write down your experiences, ideas, and tips.
Comment on other blogs
Where's the most engaged traffic? properly on blog posts where people are commenting frequently. Those blog posts can be from other blogs. Go there and post comments and engage with the readership of others' blogs as they will see your name in the comments and follow you for sure to eventually land on your own blog.
Share your post on social media sites
Websites and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Discord, Reddit, Mix, etc can help you generate social media traffic on your blog, and sometimes your blog posts could go viral on a platform that will give you traffic spikes and help to make your blog be popular.
Create a mailing list
When you are getting some traffic on your blog, it is the perfect time to capture the emails of your readers. Give them a freebie and ask them to put their email addresses for downloading your digital product or getting a coupon code you may offer in your freebie or a giveaway. You can then use those email addresses for sending newsletters and affiliate offers to generate traffic and leads for making money on your blog and keeping it popular too.
Join groups related to your niche
Facebook groups, Discord servers, Reddit communities, Forums, and more. You can use these platforms to share your blog posts and generate free traffic for making your blog popular.
Give away freebies
Write guest posts
SEO is a thing.
If you are not focusing on building backlinks and just making new posts every day, you will never get a chance to receive the traffic that your content deserves.
So make sure you are writing guest posts on other relevant websites and blogs to garner the opportunity of linking back to your popular blog pages and increasing their chances of ranking well on Google to generate free organic traffic.
Answer others' questions
If you are running out of content ideas, you should start answering the most frequently asked questions regarding your blog niche and this is the perfect way to get organic traffic for free.
Use Google search console
Verify your blog with the Google search console and submit your sitemap there, keep an eye on your search traffic and find more keywords on which you can write blog posts and get more traffic that can make your blog popular.
Optimize your blog for mobile
Mobile is in the hands of every internet user. They will be visiting your blog mostly from their mobiles, so make sure your blog is mobile optimized. You can use the Google AMP plugin for WordPress or install a responsive theme on your blog.
Make your blog load fast
People are in hurry and nobody likes a slow-loading blog. Make sure your blog loads under 2 seconds and makes sense on the first visit.
Keep visitors engaged on your blog
There are many things you can do to engage your visitors and turn them into regular visitors. You can make use of creative images, write bullet points, use charts and embed videos in your blog posts. A cool-looking blog theme and an easy navigation system can also help you to engage your readers.
As we talked about engagement before this heading, the best ever way for increasing engagement on a blog to make it popular is "encouraging comments on blog posts". If you can do it, you will be able to be an authority on a topic and reduce your bounce rate which will help you rank higher on Google too.
Focus on branding
When you are receiving traffic and your content is going viral, it is time to focus on your branding. Design a logo, choose your color scheme and upload that logo everywhere. Make sure you are representing a blog and the logo should represent what your blog is all about.
Being niche on your blog is all about using a tone that represents a lovely heart and does not point to anyone. You should write as you talk in real life to make your readers comfortable with your content.
So this was all about how to make your blog popular.
If you need any kind of help, you can ask in the commets.