Have you recently started your blog and want to grow your blog?
Do you have big ambitions? Do you want your blog to be read by many people?
Do you want to become interesting for companies by blogging a lot? Or do you have other ambitious plans for your blog?
It is important to draw up an action plan so that your blog can grow in a targeted manner.
The growth of a blog can be compared to the growth of a flower. If you give a flower enough water and know how to care for it in the right way, the flower will grow into a beautiful flower.
That is also the case with a blog: it is simply necessary to put the right effort into your blog.
In this article you will discover how to grow a new blog. I’m going to show you the handles, which you then have to work with yourself.
Thanks to this extensive action plan, you at least know how to tackle the growth of your blog.
Have you become curious? Then be sure to read on.
If you haven’t managed to get your blog online yet and need some help setting up your blog, check out the following related articles first:
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR A BLOG?
First, let me start with an important question. What is really important for a blog? Which aspects must be in order with a blog, so that you can start growing at all?
First of all, it is important that your blog is technically in order . Your blog must be accessible 24/7, must be fast and must also be mobile responsive.
Various reports from Google show that the number of mobile visitors continues to increase. In order to grow your blog, it is therefore important that your blog is perfectly visible on a smartphone and a tablet. You can ensure that by making your blog mobile responsive.
It is also important that you are unique .
Your blog should not be an identical copy of another blog. No, your blog should be unique, so you get a value offers for visitors.
Finally, it is also important that you have sufficient commitment . Growing a blog depends on your input, commitment and perseverance.
You have to realize that you have to deal with stiff competition on the internet. This stiff competition simply ensures that you have to have sufficient perseverance.
You have to want to get the most out of every day, so that in the long run you will really reap the benefits of your efforts because many visitors come to your blog and you can earn money with your blog if you want.
However, it is not yet that far. Now you should start by applying the tips below to grow your new blog.
I have written down useful tips for you below. These tips form the basis of the action plan for growing your blog.
Follow the tips, ensure sufficient perseverance and pursue your goals and dreams. Also remember the following quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it”.
In short: everything is possible, as long as you keep believing in yourself!
PUBLISH GOOD CONTENT REGULARLY
Do you have any idea what is most important in a blog? content.
Content is what the internet is all about.
The first step in the action plan is therefore to regularly publish good content.
I would like to tell you more about that.
What do I mean by good content? Good content is content that is written in the right way, is unique and offers value for the visitor.
The unique aspect should be clear. Google hates so-called duplicate content. If you copy content from a competitor, for example, you will only receive penalty points from Google.
Your blog will not grow as a result and you will absolutely not get a better ranking within Google. No, it is important that you produce unique content yourself.
In addition, it is necessary that the content is valuable . Your visitor does not just end up on your blog. No, the visitor is looking for certain information, for certain entertainment or for the answer to his/her question.
By delivering valuable content, you can serve the visitor according to his/her wishes. In addition, Google attaches great importance to valuable content. Google’s algorithm is so incredibly smart.
This algorithm is able to parse all content and assign a certain value to it. By producing unique and valuable content, you can serve both your visitors and Google well.
Finally, I would like to give you a tip to regularly post content. Make a content schedule that is feasible for you. Some bloggers manage to post a new article three times a week. Others publish a new article every two weeks.
My advice is to choose a frequency that is feasible for you, but to make sure that you keep it regular. It is also the case that Google attaches great importance to content that is posted on a regular basis.
In short: do you want to grow your blog? Then make a content planning and provide new content on a regular basis.
This content must be unique and must offer value to your visitors. If you manage to do that, the content will also be rated well for Google. That way you get better rankings within Google and that eventually leads to an increase in the number of organic visitors.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Above you have read one way that you can attract more organic visitors.
However, there are also countless ways to attract visitors to your website in a non-organic way.
Social media marketing is extremely popular these days. Why? Because simply a lot of Belgians and Dutch people are active on one or more social media channels.
What exactly is social media marketing about?
Well, by promoting your blog on social media, you can work on your brand awareness in a great way. This increased brand awareness will eventually lead to more visitors to your website.
You can also actively advertise through social media. Thanks to the advertising options, you can easily select which Facebook users should see your Facebook ad. This allows you to advertise in a cheap and targeted way.
In social media marketing it is also important to post good content. Your posts on Instagram and Facebook, for example, must offer value and must be unique. In that respect, this content fits in perfectly with what I have described above.
By posting the right messages on social media, you can create more interaction. It is also a great opportunity to work on your brand awareness.
In short: plenty of opportunities to grow your blog through social media marketing.
I would like to give one more tip here. In social media marketing it is important that you know what you are doing.
Therefore, prepare an action plan in advance. Know what you want to post on social media and how you want to do it. Do you want to use videos for this? Or are you more of a text message fan?
The choice is yours. My advice is to connect it to your blog, so that everything remains recognizable for your current/new visitors.
ON PAGE SEO
In this article you have already seen the name of Google a few times. You undoubtedly know that Google is the most powerful party on the internet.
If you manage to obtain good rankings within Google, it is possible to attract a lot of visitors.
But we are not there yet. No, you need to get the Onpage SEO in order first. What exactly is On-page SEO?
The term On-page SEO is part of the search engine optimization (SEO). With this you try to optimize your website, so that Google attaches as much value to your website as possible.
This will put you higher in the rankings for relevant keywords. This will eventually lead to more visitor numbers.
With On-page SEO it is important to have the content in order, to optimize the meta descriptions and to optimize the page titles.
In addition, it is important to apply an internal link structure and to provide images with a relevant ALT text.
In short: on-page SEO involves quite a few facets. This indirectly also means that you can make a lot of profit in this area.
To make perfect use of this way of search engine optimization, some basic knowledge is required.
Don’t you have that knowledge (yet)? Then I can wholeheartedly recommend that you read a lot about this on the internet. A lot of blogs have focused on this specific topic and can therefore provide you with valuable information.
By reading a lot, you simply gain the necessary knowledge. You can then apply that knowledge in practice, so that your website is optimized for the search engines.
This gives you higher rankings within Google and you can therefore attract more visitors to your website.
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If you operate in a niche, you will undoubtedly have to deal with competitors. These competitors also have their own blog and of course also try to grow.
My advice is to join forces. For example, exchange a guest blog, respond to each other’s blog and also respond to each other’s social media channels.
The ultimate goal, of course, is to beat your competitors. Before that, however, you can also use them to grow your blog. By joining forces, it is simply possible to grow.
Do visitors to your blog have the option to sign up for a newsletter, for example?
New? Then you have to do that very quickly.
The so-called email marketing is becoming increasingly important. Through email marketing you can inform your followers about new blog articles or new developments within your website.
By regularly sending out an email, your followers will continue to come into contact with your brand/blog. This contributes to brand awareness and thus you can build up a large(er) fan base.
It is also possible to logically increase your visitor numbers through email marketing. This is of course desirable at all times.
Are you willing to spend money to attract (new) visitors? Yes? Then I can wholeheartedly recommend that you get started with online advertisements.
These online advertisements enable you to attract many new visitors. It is of course necessary that you know how to use the online advertisements in the right way.
As mentioned above, I can recommend that you use, for example, Facebook Ads.
Via Facebook it is perfectly possible to optimize your ad, so that only your target group sees this ad.
This allows you to advertise in a very targeted way, while you can also keep the costs relatively low. You simply benefit from all the knowledge that Facebook has of all users.
This part of the action plan is only interesting if you want to spend money. Don’t you really need that? Then it is advisable to follow the other points in this action plan.
These points do not cost any money and can easily be performed by yourself. It’s up to you to decide what your choice is to grow your blog!
So, I’ve come to the end of this article. Do you want to grow your blog? So do this by combining the above points in an action plan and thus start growing considerably.
I would therefore advise you to get started with the above points. Try things out, experiment and finally see which methods provide the best results.
By showing a lot of effort, you can make any blog a success. I’m convinced of that.
Good luck growing your blog using the action points above and let me know in a comment below this article if I can help you with anything further!