Blogging is as hard as it is. I’ve been doing it for 5 years now so I definitely would know how hard it is. There’s a lot of things that go into blogging. There’s taking photos, editing photos, writing, editing your blog post, social media marketing, engaging, etc. Since I’ve been doing this for 5 years, I wanted to share a few tips on how you can improve your blog posts. Whether if you’re a new blogger or if you’re a professional, there are still many ways to improve.
9 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts
Blog Post Title & Posts
This is so important. You want titles that are eye-catching or you want to make it SEO friendly. You also want to ensure you edit your post before hitting publish. A great tool I like to use is Grammarly. I even have it on my phone. It will tell you when you need to add punctuation or you misspelled a word.
Make sure your paragraphs are broken up into smaller sections. You’d be surprised how many people prefer to read smaller paragraphs versus long ones.
Adding relative links to your post that you’ve written is a great way to improve your blog posts. You can have more people stick around on your blog. Which means more page views and better bounce rate for you! I usually like to stick to 1-3 related posts per blog posts. Don’t go overboard with it.
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People are visual readers. They want to see photos. I’d say a max of 5 photos is great. You don’t want to overdo it. You also want to add the title of your blog post to the “Alt Text” to ensure better SEO. If you’re not sure what an “Alt Text” is it basically allows Google to understand what the image is about and also great for those with special needs.
Ugh, it makes me so sad when I see bloggers NOT using a photo for their featured image. This is what pops up when someone shares your post to social media. Reasons why you should always think about what your featured image is going to be when taking photos for the blog post.
Make it short as possible but ensure the SEO wordings are included. Plus it’ll be easier when it comes to trying to tell someone about your post. Even though we all know we just copy/paste things.
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Seriously I’ve seen blog posts where the blogger has not disclosed that they are using affiliate links. Like c’ mon don’t do that. If you are going to use affiliate links be sure to disclose right away on your post. You want your readers to trust you but you also don’t want to get fined by the FTC.
I’m going to tell you that this is SO important. My number one referrer is Pinterest. That’s is literally where my traffic comes from. It’s crucial that you create eye-catching SEO friendly Pinterest pins. Once you share it to your Pinterest account, share it to relatable group boards. I use Tailwind to schedule the pins throughout the day/week. Ever since I started to use Tailwind, it boosted my page views.
Another great part of Tailwind is the Tribes. This is where a group of bloggers pins each other’s pins. Basically to help one another out. If you’re interested in joining tribes, I have 3 tribes you can join: Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle.
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Share to Facebook Groups
Some people don’t like to use Facebook groups because they think it’s cheating but it’s not. Using Facebook groups is a great way to have your posts seen by others since they are helping by retweeting, pinning, liking and sharing. I mean it’s free advertising just have to return the favor. Below are a few groups I love.
Nothing bugs me more when I see a post that doesn’t have categories. Like how are people supposed to find your other beauty, fashion, home, recipes, etc posts? Using categories/tags is going to help file your posts into an index file so people can easily find your other posts that are related to that topic.