Starting a blog is a great way to build up a stream of content. Whether it is to share info about a business, personal life, educational content, or others, there is always a reason to have one active!
There is one major difference between a blog and a website. Where a website remains static and organized into different pages, a blog is a part of a website that is frequently updated with a stream of content.
Whilst having a vision for a new blog is cool, there is more to it than what meets the eye. If you are starting a blog, you are probably wondering how to start, how to get a domain listed, what topics to publish, what time is ideal to publish, and more.
Well no more sleepless nights and worries, as this blog is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about building a killer blog!
How and where to get a domain listing?
Before a blog goes public, it needs to have a domain. A domain is simply what your website or blog is called. This is important for making your blog accessible to your audience.
To acquire a domain, you need to find one that you can use and that is not taken. Once you find a domain, all you need to do is to pay the fee for the domain if needed and take the domain through a registration process. Once that is done you are set!
A good place to start is checking out Google Domains, which will allow you to show which domains are available at what price. Other good sites for domains include the well-respected GoDaddy, and as well as BlueHost, which allow people to get a domain name for free for a full year!
How to find topics/niches to go after?
Before you start a blog, you need to think through what can be the unique selling point to your blog. If there is nothing unique about your blog, or no topics to speak on, no one will be interested.
A great way to find topics and ideas for your blog is to see what your blog is going to be about. Trying to find relevant ideas that are based on your field of interest/industry. It is possibly even a good idea to look into what your competitors are doing or missing out to see what niche or ideas you can get for your blog.
If you wish to know more about how to find such ideas, Semrush blog has a worthwhile blog post on the matter.
What are the best times to post on the blog?
This is actually difficult to say, as there is no one true answer to it. It simply depends on what your blog is trying to achieve.
Whether it is to have a high CTR (Click Through Rate) of the blog, or if you want to build on your content, and provide useful information.
For high CTR numbers, it is a good idea to post 3 to 4 times a week, to maintain a high amount of traffic. Whilst if you want to have a stream of content with informational material (like a product review for example), a post 1 to 2 times a week can work just fine, in order to not overwhelm your audience.
The main factor of importance, however, is consistency. If you are making a blog, having a consistent schedule for your content is crucial, in order to build up a fanbase that will come to see your blogs. Remember that a blog is a type of website that should be updated regularly, so if it remains static, there will be no reason for others to come back and care.
For more information, research, and pointers on potential ideas on when to post on blogs, Blogging Wizard has an insightful article here that is worth the read!
What about the writing style?
The choice of writing style can be like wearing a T-shirt in public. It is what people see, and if there is a stain or a tear in the fabric, then it can look untidy.
The style of writing is what people see when they open up the blog. If the writing style is comprehensible, then it is easier for the reader to follow along. If it is clunky, then the reader is more likely to leave.
A few tips on having an ideal style for your blog are to use short, concise paragraphs, with easily readable language, and a clear, engaging tone, that keeps the reader entertained throughout the post.
How to SEO? What about keywords?
A good blog must have good search engine optimization, am I right? Without it, your blog would not show up on search engines!
Another great way to make your website SEO optimized is to include backlinks to your texts. They are links that connect your content to other businesses or websites or interests, and in some cases, can help you build partnerships and credibility with the links you recommend.
Such an example of a backlink is this handy link here to the Adcash blog post on more information about how to grow your traffic!
With keywords, you want to have a variety of keywords (short-tail and long-tail keywords). Short-tail keywords are broader and provide a wider reach. However, if you want something with more of a niche, less competitive, and keywords that are easier to rank, then long-tail keywords (that can consist of two or more words at once) is a great strategy.
You can rank for the keywords you have by using the Keyword Overview feature on Semrush. This feature allows you to overlook the search volume, CPC, and more to figure out if the keyword is a must-have!
How can I monetize my blog traffic with Adcash?
You can sign up to the Adcash platform and take advantage of the powerful optimization tools that are provided in order to boost your revenue, and as well supply your audience with relevant ads!
You can easily start by signing up for Adcash at the link here. Once you start to create an account, you can select the currency you want for billing and reporting data, the account type, and within no time, you are ready to start your publishing journey!
Anyways, that is all I have for now. I hope this was insightful for you. If you enjoyed this article, and want to know more, feel free to check out our Expert’s Edge blog post with Craig Campbell, for more amazing SEO tips and tricks.
If you have any questions or comments, please write them down in the comments section below, and have a nice day!