Today There was a question asked in a popular marketing forum I am a member of, and this person wanted to know how to start a new blog the right way and use the proper marketing techniques to build traffic straight away. So I decided to post my answer here on my blog for my readers. I will be doing this a lot more in my blog post, because some of the peoples questions in these marketing forums, are questions that a lot of internet marketers would like some advice on.
This was the actual question..“I’m building a new blog and I hope I can find new ideas to make my new blog succeed better than old ones. It is all about blogging in general. Could you share me some course or advice on how to start it the right way with traffic and the proper marketing techniques (social networks, video marketing..etc)?
I would greatly appreciate it”
And this was my answer..
1. Make your blog mobile friendly. # Number one. The search engines, are giving less value now to blogs that are not mobile responsive.
2. Write good content consistently, blogging at least once a day is best, but at least 1 a week, bare minimum.
3. Install the right plugins.
a. Jetpack, very awesome plugin, sends emails out to your subscribers every time you make a new blog post and many other functions.
b. Akismet, stops comment spam in its track.
c. Popupalley, great plugin for building your email list, has multiple different ways to use it.
d. WP Super Cache, speeds up your blogs loading time
e. Magic action box, put opt-in box directly in your blog post
These plugins help automate posting to your social networks, plus gain more followers in your social networks, and notify your blog subscribers by email of new blog post, block comment spam, build your email list, without doing much additional work. These are must have plugins, if you wish to have a successful blog. Now there are other versions of these plugins available by different names, these are just the plugins I personally use.
4. Build traffic to your new blog, through blog commenting on other peoples blogs, guest blogging, seo, email marketing, youtube videos..
5. Take action each and everyday and strive to put out great content and increase your blog following each and everyday.
Blogging is a great way to teach people and expand your business goals.
Hope that gives you a great start!
To Your Success