If you’re a blogger who joined the blogging community because of the passion you have for it (and not money) and you wish to be more successful, this awesome article will show you 10 things that will make you have a successful 2017 in the field of blogging.


1. Guest Posting

We all should have heard about Guest Posting before and if not, it means writing and publishing an article on someone else’s website or blog. This is one the major things you mustn’t ignore.

2. Use Google Disavow Tool

Last year,  the tech giant company Gooogle made an update to its Search Algorithm. This will affect sites / blogs with improper / spam back links in such a way that the blog pages are not included in the SERP. Read the full documentation here.

Also, if you’ve your sites submitted to other search engines, you should use their disavow tool so that spam links won’t take control of your blog on search engines.

3. Avoid Serving Too Many Ads

It sounds weird, right? Yes but you have to take note of this very well even a lot of ad networks do not support placements of more than 3 ads on a single page. The effect of this may include: increase in bounce rate, SPAM report, invalid activities, inaccurate analytics, poor user experience, bounce rate etc. You’ve to look professional by serving  little or no ads.

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4. Spend More Time Promoting Than You Actually Write

When you write an article, even before publishing ask your friends and mentors how the article is and what you need to add but you can skip this step and publish your article but remember you must be able to answer any queries regarding what you posted. Take time to share your articles to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

5. Avoid Interstitial / Pop Ads For Mobile

Serving interstitial or pop ads for mobile users can affect your site in search Engines. The new Google search algorithm update will blacklist your blog if any is found. Pop ads is really annoying and I’m sure your user won’t like it and also sites with pop ads are easily blacklisted by social networks.

6. Relate with Bloggers and Ask Questions

You’re blind to what you can’t see. Don’t feel too big to ask bloggers question even if they’re not as successful as you’re. No knowledge is a waste.

7. Partner with Bloggers

If you find any blogger (in your niche or more experienced than you), feel free to message them for Partnership. Partnership may include: sponsored posts, writing for each other, revenue share, giving each other a dofollow  back-link, etc

8. Don’t SPAM

Believe me, most bloggers just litters everywhere with their links, not that you shouldn’t share the link but make it once in a blue moon (once every three days is okay) and make sure you’re not dumping there on every website, remember point 2, Spamming around means you’re not capable, instead take note of point 10.

9. Be Prepared to Spend

If you have money, spend it on your blog wisely. Ways you can spend: hire developers, buy ads space, hire social media manager, do giveaways, sponsor your blog on social networks, etc

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“Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he doesn’t have a mind to grasp anything?” (Holy Bible Proverbs 17:16). Please note this is not a religion blog, I just feel like referencing it.

10. Branding

This is the major thing every blogger ignore because they take it less slightly. Even I didn’t take it serious before not until I realized it’s what I should have done long ago.

Branding is wide and easier than you thought just that you have to keep yourself updated each day. Try to create a:

  •  Facebook Fan Page
  •  Twitter Account
  •  YouTube Channel (optional)
  •  Google+ Profile.

Internet branding (also referred to as Online branding) is a brand management technique that uses the World Wide Web as a medium for positioning a brand in the marketplace. Website creation and optimization, web search social media, blogs, online press releases, and video marketing are all methods used for online branding purposes.

Those four are part of the major keys of branding your blog online, if you haven’t done that, do it now. Branding is wide and I’m currently working on an eBook that deals with Branding but I have been so occupied. Next week, I hope to talk more on branding.

Want More Tips?

  • Believe in yourself
  • Make sure your blog is fast and responsible. Verify using GTMetrix
  • Disable dofollow links in comments section.
  • Don’t post fake news or stories.
  • Avoid copy and paste and if you must do, refer to the original article.
  • Don’t compare yourself with anyone.
  • Set a goal and write what you’ve attained each day.
  • Use blog planner.
  • Don’t limit yourself to AdSense, think big. 


BONUS: Drop your Blog URL, I’ll give you a free review. Thanks! Team Brainslodge

Iyanu Victor

Iyanu Victor is the founder of Brainslodge. He is a freelancer and loves to write and share information about Technology. Here is not the only place you can see his talents in action.

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