Congratulations on starting your own Blog. I have been asked many times by the newbie bloggers that they have started their blog but they wondered how to grow a blog? In this post, I am going to share some proven tips to grow a blog.
So, If you haven’t started your blog yet then check our detailed post on how to create a blog. Without wasting your time let’s get started.
How to Grow a Blog?
Starting a Blog is not rocket science. You can start your own blog in less than 10 minutes. The challenging part is to grow your blog. There are many things you need to consider and starting working on it to grow your blog. Here, I am showing you some proven tips to grow a blog. Let’s check them out.
Step 1. Use Premium WordPress themes
There are plenty of free themes available on WordPress respiratory. You can use any of them. But wait a minute! Did you know that free themes can be vulnerable to your WordPress Blog? Yes, you heard it right. Many free themes are poorly designed and coded. This will create many loopholes including a security breach for your Blog. Hackers can use these loopholes to hack your blog.
A premium theme comes with security and helps you to create a professional-looking blog. Users love to visit blogs that look great and easy to navigate. However, premium themes give you regular updates that help you to stay up-to-date with the latest security patches and features improvement.
Step2. Create Quality Content.
Content is the spirit of your blog. A Blog can only be popular and loved by the users if it has good and quality content. Without having quality content, you cannot grow a blog. There are plenty of ways you can create awesome and quality content. For example, you can research the topics which you want to write on your blog. Here sites like Quora gives you a good clue on which are the trending questions that people ask for or looking for a solution.
Keep this in mind; you can create detailed reviews, tutorials, or how-to-guides that helps you reader. In this way, you create your authority online and people start following and accepting your recommendation.
To make your content more user-friendly you can use short paragraphs and use bullet points to highlight your points. Using H1, H2, H3, header tags can also improve your blog posts. Jeff Bullas shares great tips on how to create quality content.
Step 3. Speed up your blog
Many bloggers bypass this. They don’t look at their page speed. This is the reality that in this fastest world people loves to visit a site that loads faster on their browsers. Google also loves site that loads less than 3 seconds. They also consider it as one of their ranking factors.
To speed up your blog, you need a faster web hosting. I recommend Siteground for this. I personally use them for my blogs and never see any downtime yet. Loading speed is also great.
Use fewer amounts of plugins and use CDN services like Stackpath to boost up your website loading speed. Use a cache plugin like WP Rocket to optimize your blog and increase the loading speed. Check out this post to learn more about how to speed up your blog.
Step 4. Create high-quality Backlinks
Backlinks are a very important part to grow your blog and driving search traffic to your blog. Many newbie bloggers are wondering about how to create backlinks for their blog. There are plenty of ways you can create backlinks for your blog. Some of them are as follows:
- Guest posting: – Guest Posting is one of the best ways to create quality backlinks for your blog. Make sure you submit only quality guest posts. Otherwise, your posts will be rejected by the bloggers. Here, you also have to look a few things like submitting a guest post on the relevant blogs. For example, if you are working on a tech niche than you have to submit guest posts on tech blogs to get the link juice.
- Blog Commenting:- Blog commenting is a great way to get backlinks. However, most of the blog links in comments are nofollow but it is worth to create them. It does not only help you to build backlinks but also help you to connect with the bloggers. Make sure your comments are genuine and relevant to the blog topics.
You can check our detailed guide on how to create quality backlinks for your blog. Create 1 quality link is far better than creating 100 spam and low-quality links.
Step 5. Focus on Social Media
Today, Social media becomes a part of everybody’s life. You cannot think a single day without interacting on social media sites. Having the millions of audience reach social media plays a great in building and promoting your brand. Today, every business has its social media pages where they interact with their audience. It’s a great way of doing communication.
If you haven’t started using social media then you must start working on it. Create your social media pages for your blog. Share your blog posts on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.. This will boost up your social presence.
Step 6. Networking
Blogging world is huge. There are millions of blogs out there. Interacting and networking with bloggers can help you to boost your blog. You can also learn something from these fellow bloggers. In my early days of blogging, I do shy about interacting with other bloggers. But you know to become a successful blogger, you have to network with fellow bloggers. To get started, just share their posts on your social networks, drop comments on their blog, featuring them on your blog. This will draw their attention to you.
In return, they will also promote you generously and featured you on my blog. Check out my about us page to see how many times I have been featured on top blogs.
Step7. Create Email lists
Email Lists are integral and most important part to grow your blog. You simply cannot lose your valuable readers. So, capturing their emails are the best way to connect with them. You can use Getresponse to create email lists for your blog. Their services are great and you can create and send emails to unlimited contacts.
To capture the emails, I highly recommend you to use OptinMonster. They are providing professionally-looking email opt-in forms and landing pages to capture leads on your blog.
So, If you haven’t created an email list then start collecting now.
Step 8. Reinvest on your Blog
Many Bloggers are able to make a small amount of money from the initial days of their blogging. I highly recommend them to reinvest that amount on your blog to grow it. For example, You made your first $100 through your blog. Just reinvest it on your blog. You can buy premium themes or plugins to further improve your blog. You can also use paid advertising options like Facebook Ads, etc. to promote your blog.
Consider your blog as your business and the amount you earn in the initial period must be reinvested to your blog to grow it.
Over to you
These are some of the proven tips to grow a blog. You have to constantly work on these tips to grow your blog. Consistency is the key to become a successful blogger and make the most out of your blog. I hope you will enjoy the post. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Have questions? Ask them in comments below. I will try my best to answer them.