7 ABSOLUTE THINGS TO DO RIGHT AFTER STARTING A BLOG
Hello, friends welcome to follow steps I’m your Host Siri today I want to share with you the 7 ABSOLUTE THINGS TO DO RIGHT AFTER STARTING A BLOG. Let’s talk about everyday stuff. I know a lot of you own a blog This post if for those bloggers who want to grow their blog and for those who want to start their new blog.
In this blog post, I’ll share the top things I did right after starting my blog. Hoping, maybe I can inspire you and help you to set your blog. I always use to think what other people use to set their blog and get tons of traffic and how they are shown in the google search engine and how they are ranking top on google. I don’t know what are their strategies and Tools but I want to share my tips with you guys
This post is only for those who want to get in action. In this post, you will take a few steps that are necessary to take your blog to next level.
So let’s get started.
EXPLORE DASHBOARD FOR A BLOG:
First, you need to explore all the options that are available on your dashboard. All these options will give you complete control over your blog or site.
Take some time and explore it so that you can handle your blog with ease without any difficulty.
PERMALINK STRUCTURE FOR A BLOG:
If you are thinking what is this then stop worrying and have some patients dear. I will tell you.
This is the structure of how the URL of your blog or blog post (the address bar) will show your blog post. If you have seen any other’s blogs, then all the link are in the form of
Either as this
“year/month” like “2018/01/sample-post”
Or as this
“category/postname” like “blogging/sample-post”
Obviously, the second one is what Google loves and it will increase the possibility of ranking your post in the top of the google search engine. So, that is the option that we are going to choose.
So to change it go to your site Settings >Permalinks. Then select the custom structure and type in exactly “/%category%/%postname%/” or you can copy paste it like it is here.
WORDPRESS THEME FOR A BLOG:
For the beginners, I would strongly recommend you to take on free customizable themes. You may be thinking why?
Because you have just started your blog and will need money to invest in some other things like Domain name and email marketing.
I agree that Premium themes make your blog look more stylish and according to your wish, but you already have a lot to do before you reach that point.
And when you decide to take your blog to next level then you can always invest in premium themes.
WORDPRESS PLUGINS FOR A BLOG:
Plugins are the true power source for WordPress and it will bring out the best out of your blog and Increase your blog performance and it will make easy for your blog look professional.
But be careful, installing a lot of plugins may also lead to slow down your website which will make your blog look unprofessional. And also Visitor hate slow site and so does Google.
So these are some plugins that I personally recommend to you.
- Yoast SEO
This will take care of all of your SEO needs, probably not all but most. You install this plugin and soon you will find your pages coming top on Google (provided you also do some SEO yourself like HTML tags and all)
- Share This
You will definitely need this one. It will allow you to add social media sharing buttons to your site and also allow you to customize it (buttons on left or bottom and much more). So definitely install this one.
For more Plugins and Tools check my other posts
GOOGLE ANALYTICS AND GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS FOR A BLOG:
You may ask What are these?
Google analytics will tell you all the details about your visitors like location, the peak time of your blog, top pages, Top post and all that stuff.
This will help you in increasing your productivity and also gives you an idea of what your visitors are liking on your site so that you can focus on that things.
Google webmaster will provide different tools to analyze how your blog is working in terms of ranking, errors site performance in Google search engine and all those stuff.
And if I’m saying you need this, believe me, you need both of them the most. Why?
Well because then you will be able to better understand your audience and also analyze the performance of your blog.
Sometimes I do some experiment with my blog which sometimes leads in the disturbance in my site page views and site ranking this is because it will not work for my site I will know all this with this tools so try to use them.
SITEMAP FOR A BLOG:
The sitemap is like the map of your blog and it allows not only Google but also allows other search engines to map your blog without any issues.
Google loves the sitemap and you definitely need one. So, don’t forget to create a sitemap for your site. Do this before you publish your first post. Because all these things need to be ready prior publish your first post so that you don’t run into issues later after publishing your post.
If you want to know how to set your sitemap comment below I will post the tutorial soon.
ABOUT PAGE FOR A BLOG:
The most important thing that every blogger needs to have first prior to all the above things is About page. The about page will help you in attracting the audience to your blog and following it regularly.
The About page should be written in a way that will attract more visitor by showing your true self to your audience but also should show your clear brand name. About page is important, so, don’t ever think about skipping it. Do it ASAP. If you didn’t write your about page do it Right away.
For my about page click here and let me know how you like it.
MY TIPS FOR A NEW BLOGGER:
The most important thing that every blogger needs to have is Email Marketing
I highly recommend you to start doing email marketing from the day one of your blog journeys.
So, these are a few things that I did when I first started my blog for the first time that helped my blog. I hope it will help you just as it did for me.
If you still don’t have a blog then start building it now. right away. Don’t overthink, JUST DO IT. Everything else will come in line as you move forward, but it won’t until you take your first step. My advice is to take a deep breath and start building your blog. If you have any other question I’m here to help you contact me
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