As a new blogger, the most important thing you want to master is how to get your blog noticed.
Who doesn’t want a blog that’s exploding with traffic and has loyal fans?
Getting the word out there about your blog isn’t as easy as it sounds though. There’s more strategy involved than just writing a random post here and there.
It involves implementing a combination of the proper strategies to get your blog noticed.
You’re now probably wondering, “How do I get my blog noticed in our fast-paced and constantly moving world, especially as a new blogger?”
I get it. I’ve been there. Blogging takes time, patience, and persistence.
The key is to take a few actions every single day that will help you get your blog noticed. I say the “every single day” part because it’s not going to happen overnight.
Consistency is the key.
Be disciplined enough to do the work and go above and beyond so you can start getting heard and seen.
Are you ready to get your blog noticed?
Here’s a list of 8 actionable tips that you can apply right now to start getting your blog seen more!
1. Learn SEO (This is How You Get Your Blog Noticed by Google)
Learn SEO from the very beginning!
Google is arguably the largest and most popular search engine in existence.
It’s every blogger’s dream to have their posts show up on the first page of the search results. My heart skips a beat every time I see one of my posts on the first page of Google.
In order to do so, you have to make sure that your search engine optimization (SEO) skills are solid and that you have a thorough understanding of how it works.
In a nutshell, SEO is a way of optimizing your website and blog posts to get better rankings on search engines like Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and more.
As a newbie blogger, I found SEO to be intimidating. In fact, I kept it on the back burner for a long time. That actually ended up being one of my biggest blogging mistakes among others here.
I finally mustered up the courage to learn SEO and purchased this SEO course.
I made $320,000 from my blog in just 18 months and big thanks to this course for increasing my traffic and sales!
This blog post shows you how I did that.
It’s crazy to think that I could have been making this income sooner! Oh well – you live and you learn.
I don’t want you to make the same SEO mistakes I made so I’m going to let you in on a few more secrets that have helped me master SEO.
In addition to this course, I also purchased these books written by Debbie Gartner that helped me solidify my knowledge of SEO:
Here are some additional blog posts that discuss SEO in-depth to help you even more (I promise, they are worth your time!):
- SEO Basics: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Understanding SEO and Mastering It
- Secret SEO Tips to Make $20,000 a Month Blogging: Interview With Debbie Gartner
- My Honest Review of Mike Pearson’s Stupid Simple SEO Course – Is it Worth It?
2. Write as Many Guest Posts as You Can
Guest posting is where you contribute a post to another blogger’s website.
For example, let’s say you’re a travel blogger who focuses on budget travel. You stumble upon a well-established travel blogger who also blogs about budget travel. You reach out to them and ask if you can contribute a post to their blog. In return, you usually get a “do-follow” link to your blog, which helps your blog rank higher.
Don’t stress out about the nitty-gritty of do-follow links. You’ll learn more about what those are in the SEO courses and resources I discussed above.
Essentially, you get your blog in front of a whole new audience and you get to increase your page rankings. It’s a win-win situation.
If you are looking to guest post, I’m actually accepting guest posts on my blog on certain topics.
Take a look at my guest post guidelines here and see if I’m accepting posts in your niche. I’d love to chat with you if you write about what I’m looking for 🙂
Related Post: If you are the one accepting guest posts on your blog then don’t forget you will need a Guest Blogger Agreement to protect yourself legally. Read all about that legal contract and why it’s so important in this blog post.
3. Create a Beautiful Blog Design and Website
One of the most important things to do if you want your blog to be noticed is to make sure it looks good and is aesthetically pleasing.
Let’s be real – if your blog is too complicated to navigate or you’re using fonts that are difficult to read, you’re going to lose readers.
It doesn’t matter how great your content is. If your blog is not attractive, people are less inclined to want to visit it.
People will also NOT take you seriously if you have no branding and your website doesn’t look professional!
For example, look at my blog. It’s easy to use and the colors and fonts are simple. That’s key to getting more views on your blog.
If you’re serious about getting your blog noticed and making money from it, you need to think about your design, layout, and branding overall.
WordPress Themes and How to Master WordPress
There are one of two ways you can approach this – you can either struggle to figure out how to make a theme from scratch (which I do not recommend) or you can pay for a theme and you only have to do the easy work of customizing it.
Even though you purchase a theme, you still need a thorough understanding of WordPress.
Just because you buy a pre-made theme doesn’t mean you don’t have to tailor it and add your content to it. If you want to be a WordPress wizard, I recommend taking this course that truly helped me!
You will learn everything from branding, formatting blog posts, securing your site, and more.
Remember, create a consistent brand, and keep it simple!
Here’s a post that I wrote to show you how to master WordPress.
You will also need a reliable email marketing service like this that does more than just sending emails to your list.
This post shows you the 8 reasons why I trust this business platform for everything.
4. Use Pinterest to Bring Traffic to Your Website
Pinterest is a goldmine for traffic to your blog! It’s seriously an underrated gem, and it’s actually my favorite social media platform. It drives insane amounts of traffic to my blog per month.
My favorite thing about Pinterest is that with the right tools, it’s an easy platform to master. Once you learn the ins and outs, it’s intuitive to use.
If you’re serious about learning how Pinterest can drive traffic to your blog, do yourself a favor and check out this course. This course is seriously a goldmine for anyone wanting to master the Pinterest game.
In order to use Pinterest to boost your traffic, you have to create beautiful and click-worthy images. People aren’t going to click on ugly pins.
It took me quite a while to perfect my pin design.
In my honest opinion, you have better fish to fry, like learning SEO, than spending hours creating pretty pins.
Pinterest Canva Templates and Courses
Here are 100 Pinterest templates to create viral pins that you will love!
Also, in this post, I’m giving you my 7 secret Pinterest tips to drive massive amounts of traffic to your blog.
Lastly, if you are struggling with Pinterest then check out these awesome resources I’ve personally used to increase my blog traffic:
- This is the first Pinterest course I took (highly recommend)
- Another amazing resource to master Pinterest (more affordable)
- Free traffic, sales and subscribers from Pinterest with this
- Another great resource for Pinterest
- The Pinterest Business Plan
I talk about these Pinterest resources in more detail in this blog post.
5. Automate Pinterest and Instagram with Tailwind
While we’re on the topic of Pinterest, let’s talk about Tailwind as well.
It’s a social media marketing tool for Pinterest and Instagram. After I create my pins, I upload them to my relevant Pinterest boards using Tailwind.
Rather than me manually adding pins each day and scrambling to remember which boards I need to add them to, I upload them to Tailwind, pick the boards, and the app does the hard work for me.
Another cool thing about Tailwind is that you can use it to schedule your posts on Instagram and they have a really neat hashtag finder that will help you find hashtags that will get your content seen in front of as many people as possible.
One of my social media accomplishments includes me going from 71 followers on Instagram to 200 in just one week. Here’s how I did it.
6. Create Enticing Valuable Freebies
The key to getting your blog noticed and creating your little base of loyal readers it to create lead magnets AKA freebies to give away to your readers in exchange for their email address.
Let’s say for example that you’re a finance blogger. In exchange for a reader’s email address to add them to your subscriber list, you can give them a budgeting template for free.
You can’t just create a random freebie that has nothing to do with your blog. If you blog about finance, you can’t give away a fashion guide.
Your freebie can be a simple PDF document, a mini e-course, an e-book, and more. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it.
If you want to kick things up a notch, create an entire resource library. This is where you store multiple freebies on your blog that are beneficial to your reader and your reader has to enter a password to access it in exchange for their email address.
Speaking of freebies, I offer a few awesome freebies – a FREE business and legal checklist and a FREE cease and desist template to avoid copyright infringement!
Check them out here!
While you’re at it, don’t forget to grab my free guide of legal tips to make sure you’re not making these 3 legal mistakes that could get you sued or get your business shut down.
Wondering how to create freebies that convert? Check out these resources!
7. Join Facebook groups
Blogging groups on Facebook will seriously be your new best friends.
There are tons of helpful blogging groups on Facebook that are dedicated to helping you be the best blogger you can be.
You can ask any kind of blogging and business questions in this group. Plus, some of the groups have daily share threads where you can promote your blog and social media.
Show up in these groups. Participate in the share threads. Ask questions when you have them. Don’t be afraid to help out fellow bloggers.
If someone likes your Facebook page, like theirs back. If someone comments on your blog, comment back. You’ll find your blogging family here and you might even be lucky enough to make some lifelong friends in these groups.
Lucky for you, I have my own blogging group: ASelfGuru – Biz Blog Community.
Don’t be shy! Join the group below! I’d be happy to have you there.
8. Become an Expert in Your Niche
If you want to be a successful blogger, figure out your niche and stick to it.
Be an expert and that field and dominate it. Find out what your audience needs and fill that need.
If you’re a fashion blogger and you realize that your readers are asking you questions about work attire, focus on writing articles about what you should wear to work.
Your audience will then view you as the expert in that subject matter and you’ll be their go-to person for that.
Be the person who solves a particular problem. If you focus on too many topics, you won’t attract very many readers.
For example, I have a solid fan base of readers who come to me for legal tips about their blog and how to grow their blog or online business.
In case you haven’t noticed, I create and sell any kind of legal template a blogger or online business owner could possibly need to protect their businesses. That’s what I’m known for as you can see here.
As a new blogger, you’re going to want to protect your blog legally to avoid any legal issues and lawsuits.
I offer tons of templates in my online legal store for a fraction of the price it would have cost you to hire an attorney to draft them for you.
Related Posts: Check out these resources below to learn how to protect your online business legally in less than 30 minutes–
- 3 Legal Pages You Must Have on Your Website and Why?
- Most Important Legal Contract For Your Business: Confidentiality Agreement
- 50 Entrepreneurs Reveal Why Free Legal Templates DON’T Protect Your Business
- What’s a Media Release Agreement and How to Use it?
- 16 DIY Legal Document Templates You Need For Your Online and Offline Business
- How to Make Your Giveaways Legal + Template You Need
Final Thoughts – How to Get Your Blog Noticed Checklist
Following these 8 simple steps above will help you get traffic to your blog and help you get your blog noticed quickly!
Which one of these tips are you going to start trying today?
Do you have any other tips that you want to add to the list? Comment below and let me know!
Don’t forget to read my post about 13 other ways to market and increase your blog traffic.
If you want to get $1 Million page views in your first year blogging then read this post next!
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- 5 Ways to Target Your Niche Market
- How to Attract More Customers and Readers to Your Blog
- Top 5 Secrets of Email Marketing
- 50+ Blogging Tools and Resources I Used to Make $44,000 a month
- Pro Blogging Tips from Cate Rosales
- 13 Easy Ways to Market and Increase Blog Traffic
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