How to be a successful blogger in 2014

successful blogger

What does it mean to be a successful blogger in the first place?

I want to attempt an answer to this question first before giving some vital tips I know will help you achieve success.

Many bloggers for different reasons. Success in blogging is simply meeting your purpose in blogging. Now ask yourself ” why did I set up my blog?”

  • To generate income ?
  • To promote my business ?
  • Just to have fun ?
  • To expand my knowledge in a certain topic?
  • Etc

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Guest blogging in 2013! Promote your articles here

guest blogging

As we round up activities for 2013 and look forward to a brighter new year in 2014, I want to look back and revisit the guest articles I submitted in 2013 and also give you an opportunity to promote yours. The reason is to give us more exposure to the kind of content I’m confident will add value to our blogging journey.

Did I succeed in Guest Blogging this year 2013?

My guest articles have done well, receiving a lot of visits and engagement from readers.  Though I submitted something below 10 guest posts this year, these are worth this recap. Let’s start with the article that’s my personal story!

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How to identify & tweak the most sexy blog post on your blog!

sexy blog posts

Most sexy? 😉

Yes I mean the most attractive blog post on your blog. That’s the article or blog post that has attracted the most traffic from the Internet to your blog (Traffic from referral and search engine sources).

I don’t mean which article is the most commented, tweeted or liked. These are not often the most popular or most useful on your blog. I want to show you which article attracts the most traffic to your blog, how to tweak it for more traffic and profit.

In this article on emFastIncome, I shared with you how to use Google Webmaster Tools to identify the keyword that pulls the most traffic to your blog. You may want to check the article out. 

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Alexa Traffic Rank 93k in 34 days for brand new blog – Here is how!

Alexa Traffic Rank

Alexa traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past 3 months. The rank is calculated using a combination of the estimated average daily unique visitors to the site and the estimated number of page views on the site. The site with the highest combination of unique visitors and pageviews is ranked #1

Following the definition above gotten from this source, we can clearly bring out 2 ranking factors:

  1. Daily unique visitors
  2. Daily page views

However, from my one-month experience with this brand new blog, given the blog’s Google Analytics stats (Page views and daily unique visits) and the Alexa traffic rank of 93k, I think there is more to it than just being about daily unique visitors and page views.

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How to add the HOME link to your WordPress Blog

How to add the HOME link

The HOME link is one of the most important links on the top menu of your blog. It’s the shortcut to your home page from any other page or post on your blog.

I have seen a couple of fairly popular blogs around without this link. It makes it a bit laborious for your visitors to bounce back to home page where they can have a global view of your blog.

The home page is one of the most visited pages of most websites so I think it’s a weakness to not link to it on the main menu.

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Traffic Report for my one month old blog!

Today as I write this article, it’s one month since this blog was launched. Domain name was registered on October 28, 2013. Check the whois record here. Genesis framework and Prose child theme installed and customized the following day. First post went live same day i.e 28th October 2013.

Here is the very first article I wrote for this blog: SEO after Hummingbird ~ Facts You Must Know to rank better in Search Engines. From my Google Webmaster Tools account, this article is already getting some natural traffic from keyword ‘seo after hummingbird

Now, this first month has been with a lot of hard work and enthusiasm. I’m seeing positive results in terms of traffic and engagement.

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