9 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts

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9 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts

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.

Backlinks

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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Images

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.

Featured Image

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.

9 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts

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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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Disclosure

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.

Pinterest Pins

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.

Adding Categories/Tags

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.

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  1. 5.20.19
    Nipa said:

    Great tips, Jasmine! I use Grammarly too, and it has saved me a ton of time and worry about typos! Nipa @fashionipa

  2. 5.20.19
    Annaliese said:

    Unless I’m doing a long tutorial or travel guide (which requires more imagery), I usually stick to the 5 images rule for all my outfit posts! All these are great tips!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  3. 5.20.19
    Christie said:

    Slow clap for the affiliate link disclosure! I’d love to know how you find great, interactive Tailwind tribes – I’ve had mixed success with these, but I see so many people raving about them.

  4. 5.20.19

    I need to be better about using alt text for images. Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget. Also I was terrible about SEO in the beginning and now I’m going back and adding it. I notice such a difference!

  5. 5.20.19
    Amanda said:

    These are all great tips! I was able to check off all of these!

  6. 5.20.19
    Charlene said:

    Great tips. I don’t have categories set up yet, eek. I only have 5 posts so far but now I will do this. I also joined one of the FB groups you recommended. Thanks

  7. 5.20.19
    Alix Maza said:

    I HATE when there’s a big block of text in a post. As a reader, you would think I wouldn’t mind-but it drives me crazy haha.

  8. 5.20.19
    Shannon said:

    The featured image is so important! I need to be better about keeping that in mind when I’m shooting, because I’m always trying to piece it together after.

  9. 5.20.19
    Helen said:

    These are SUCH great tips and so important. It’s crazy how the little things can add up to make your blog successful!

  10. 5.20.19
    Rachel said:

    So many great tips! Blogging has changed so much in the 7+ years I’ve been doing it – I wish all of these resources were out when I first started! Going back to update things seems so daunting!

  11. 5.20.19
    Shannon said:

    I love these tips! As a new blogger, this was a super helpful read to me! And I love your sharing is caring widget at the bottom of your post. Do you mind sharing if that’s from a plugin? I’m looking for something that does that. Thank you!

  12. 5.20.19

    Thank you for this post. It opened my eyes to a lot of areas my blog has been falling short on. I often neglect categories and tags, pay little attention to backlinks, and I dont have a good understanding of what permalink are. These areas I need to work on. Great post! <3

    – Tia | Filtercrave

  13. 5.21.19

    These are all great tips! I personally LOVE editing, and always edit a post a few times before finally hitting ‘publish’. I’m personally not a huge fan of the way featured images look on my blog theme, but I didn’t know that’s what dictates which image will pop up when you share a blog post link, so I’ll have to keep that in mind!

  14. 5.21.19
    roxy said:

    This is SO helpful! Even though I’ve been blogging for a while now, I still learn new things every time I read these posts. Thanks for the FB group suggestions!!

  15. 5.21.19
    Becky said:

    Great advice. I’m trying to do more with SEO – I feel like I’ve learned a lot about Pinterest and am successful there, but that’s one thing that’s still escaping me!

  16. 5.21.19

    Love this post, Jasmine! Backlinks are so important; I always end up clicking on internal links that are sprinkled throughout a blog post. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

  17. 5.21.19
    FAITHNTURTLES said:

    These are great ways to improve any blog. I love the idea of adding pictures but I think that since I have ads pictures become too much. I’m not sure tho lol.

  18. 5.21.19

    Well you definitely went ahead and named every single thing I fail to miss each and every time! I always need to do better at backlinks and let’s not get started on how long pins take me to do! Thank you for sharing this, it was such a good refresh for me!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  19. 5.21.19
    Kileen said:

    Such a great post and these are really awesome ways to improve blog posts! SEO makes a world of difference!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  20. 5.27.19

    I need to be better with adding backlinks to my blog!! These are such great tips!

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