Better Blogging by the Numbers

Want to find blogging tips, tools and tutorials in this blog fast? This index of links  to blogging tips articles in list post format that itemize ways to build a better blog, become a better blogger and promote effectively may help you find what you need quickly.

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Twenty five steps to increase blog traffic – In blogging content is king and marketing is queen. If you write high quality original content and promote it then the result may be an increase in organic traffic, or not. If it’s not easy to locate your content in search engines then there will be no increase in new traffic. Thus, what determines success…

15 Plagiarism Detection Tools for Bloggers and Writers – There’s no difference between copyright law in cyberspace and print media; the same law applies both online and offline. You don’t have to remain a silent victim of make money blogger rip off artists like these two. You can check to see if your content has been stolen, and file DMCA take-down notices with the…

12 Time Management Tips for Top Blogging Performance – Scheduling enough time for creating original content, promoting it, answering comments, reading and leaving comments on other blogs is not an easy feat. Few bloggers I know are able to blog full time. They have active offline lives to live so they want to make the best possible use of the time they spend online.…

A Dozen Tips for New Bloggers – Increasing traffic will be the natural consequence of visiting other sites and commenting. But it’s always helpful to take a peek at your blog through a visitor’s eyes.

12 Website Navigation Guidelines – Recent studies indicate we bloggers now have as few as 30 seconds to impress or lose the attention of a visitor. While there is no one correct way to move visitors around your site good web design means easy navigation for all visitors. If your site navigation isn’t intuitive then all the hard work you…

smartphones12 Tips for Improving Search Queries Ranking Position – Google announced, “starting today, we’re updating our Top Search Queries feature to make it better match expectations about search engine rankings. The new definition will take the average of the top ranking of your site for all searchers, as opposed to all URLs listed and average that. In the past, they would take all the…

12 Step Blog Evaluation – Visitors expect to quickly access specific information when they visit blogs. First impressions are critical when it comes to them making the choice to linger and read and perhaps return, or to click out and not return. When a visitor enters a blog and clicks out without clicking an additional link in the blog this…

Top 10 Beginner Blogger Blunders – No matter how skilled a writer you may be, writing is not blogging. There’s a steep learning curve when it comes to learning how to write for the internet and attract a readership to your blog. There’s a lot of good advice available but there’s lots of bad “canned” advice too. Whether you plan to…

10 Guidelines for Writing Engaging Posts – Everyone seems to be blogging these days and getting attention, let alone, building a readership is becoming more and more challenging. I received several requests for a how to post on writing an engaging blog post. My long answer to the question is found in Writing a Blog Post. My short answer is: write for…

10 Ways to Protect Against Email Spam – Do you remember how useful email was without spam? I do and I know the best way to avoid spam is not getting on spammers’ lists in the first place. In this post you will find out how to use disposable addresses, obfuscation and other techniques to protect against the expected tsnami of spam headed…

tabletsThe 10 point case against CAPTCHA use – Did you know that approximately 80 to 90% of email received every day day in and day out by our mail server is spam – unsolicited, bulk email? Spam-bots are automated systems that surf the Internet looking for ways to post spam messages to forums, blogs, wikis, guest books or any of a wide variety…

Ten Strategies for Reducing Bounce Rate – It’s important to comprehend that visitors who bounce out of a site immediately after arrival do ratchet up the unique visitor count, but do not make no contribution to long-term value. That’s why a high bounce rate is not desirable.

8 Hot WordPress.com Widget Tips – All WordPress.com themes are widget-activated. This is the main link to all the available widgets that WordPress.com provides – Widgets & Sidebars. Clicking links on that page for individual widgets will get you to specific descriptions and instructions for each one. Getting rid of unwanted widgets When you first begin your blog and go to…

8 Tips for Effective Blogging – It’s true that the best blogs are frequently updated. Publishing fresh content frequently helps a blogger to retain the readers/subscribers they have and to attract new readers/subscribers too. It’s also true that publishing short “meaty” posts frequently and long posts occasionally is a successful blogging strategy. According to Technorati’s index, a minority of bloggers are…

Building a blog with readers in mind – You’ve got something to share and your blog is a means of doing that. For those who use it well, a blog can introduce you and your interests to others, build your credibility as a writer and (if you’ve designed well for search engines) attract readers too. However, if you mess it up, it can…

mobile world 7 Basic Blogging Dos and Don’ts – Successful bloggers are aware of what not to do when creating and publishing posts but if you are new to blogging you may not be in the know. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts. Do update your site regularly. Don’t expect a growing readership unless you provide new fresh content frequently. Your blog posts…

7 Reasons Why I Like WordPress.com Hosting – WordPress.com is not only a great place to start blogging but it may even be your last stop. When you self host a WordPress.org install you are on your own. Managing your own install isn’t a cake walk. The learning curve is steep and takes lots of time – time you won’t be spending on…

Top 7 Sure Article Types One May Benefit From – Those who are in blogging for years know that readers often get tired of one and the same content type. Have a look at seven article types that engage a blog audience and diversify content.

6 Simple Tips for New Bloggers – It’s easy for beginner bloggers to devote too much time tweaking themes, checking their stats, instead of focusing on content creation and time management. Here are 6 simple tips for getting off to a good start in blogging.

6 Traits of Successful Bloggers – There may be many bloggers in the blogosphere but when it comes to bloggers every one is unique. We all come from different backgrounds and have different interests. We all have experiences that set us apart from one another. Let your individuality be shown in your content. Write with confidence and conviction about what you…

6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend – Publishing valuable content gets your blog found and creates a strong web presence. Publishing value added content is bound to increase your authority in your niche and make Google your blog’s best friend.

6 Easy Ways to Feature Older Content – If you have being blogging regularly then you will have an archive of articles that are no longer on the front page of your WordPress blog. The WordPress.com Top Posts Widget displays your most popular posts as of the last 48 hours. The Top Rated Widget displays which of your pages, posts, and/or comments have the highest ratings. But…

mobilesTop 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers – Blog articles, short reports, reviews, tutorials, newsletters, are all examples of informative writing. Informative writing delivers a brief education on a topic by explaining how to do something, describing a process, a timeline or a sequence of events. Powerful informative writing skilfully hits the target by conveying essential facts and data in as few words…

Top 5 Site Title Tag Tips – We all want our blogs to receive search engine attention so they attract incoming targeted readers. It’s site title tags that tell search engines and their users you have the welcome mat out.

5 free Grammar Checkers for Bloggers and Writers – I’ve been surfing the internet to locate more free tools for bloggers and writers. Editing your writing can be difficult for professional writers, and it can be twice as hard for those whom English is a second language. Granted that relying on the spelling and grammar checking programs included with most word processing programs is…

5 Google Webmasters Video Tutorials – These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content and the effective indexing of Flash and AJAX content. Lastly, it also talks about the benefits of offerings Webmaster Central…

5 Ways To Avoid The Ill Effects Of Blogging – By Guest Author Ishan Sharma Blogging With Success Blogging is a disease. A highly dangerous disease. How? It can make you fat, it can weaken your eyes, it can make you sick. OK, I am over reacting but blogging is harmful! Here are some ways in which blogging can affect your health: Eyes: Blogging involves…

newcomputer4 Things My Blog Taught Me – by Guest Author: Susan Wright-Boucher Blog: Leading with passion I used to think blogging was a great vehicle for sharing a teachable point of view. Period. I had no idea how much I would learn about myself or that its impact would spill over into my offline life. The brilliant idea that motivated me to…

4 Ways to Refresh Your Blog – These days bloggers need to do more than publishing fresh content frequently to attract an audience and keep it. We need to constantly repair and refresh our blogs. When was the last time you did a complete blog over-haul? Have you ever done one? These four steps will help you refresh your blog by breathing…

4 Year End Blog Post Ideas – The crush of the holiday season is upon us and if your life is anything like mine you are challenged to create the time to blog in. There are the concerts and pageants and parties to attend. There are preparations for the yet to come big seasonal celebration with family and friends. Neither last nor…

Two SEO Videos for Bloggers – SEO is an acronym that stands for search engine optimization, which is the process of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your site from search engines. Generally, the higher your website ranks in the search engines, the more traffic you receive. The process of applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices to your site…

Create List Posts with the Display Posts Shortcode – In Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content I introduced two ideas. The first idea was using the display posts shortcode on static pages to create index pages. The second idea was creating list posts as another way of featuring older content especially pillar posts AKA evergreen content. In this post I’m sharing some examples of…

23 thoughts on “Better Blogging by the Numbers

    • Hi Mark,
      I was picky and choosy and selected the list posts I think are the most helpful. I will be doing a similar post from time to time and hope you and my other followers find them useful.

  1. When somebody buy theme customization, does this grants him adding flash to header’s image and rest of content. CSS programming is prerequisite for that? is there other simple ways for adding animations to my blog?

  2. Yup, still learn something from you every time. Tell me, do you recommend going back to a post to add updates? You know on my blog how I try something and then see how it lasts etc. is it wise or a time waster?

    • Hi Halim,
      It’s good to know that you will have a link to this post close at hand. Thanks for letting me know. As the number of list posts increase I’ll either edit the post and add them or I’ll wait until I have enough to generate a new post. I’m not sure which of the two I’ll do at this point.

    • Hi there,
      The computer changeover went well and I’ll finish the last data transfer on Monday. I used the display post shortcode to create this post at first in draft mode. I captured the results, deleted the shortcode, and then selected the posts I wanted to include, reordered the excerpts by number groupings, and published.

  3. This is just fantabulous. I’ve got a friend who’s just starting at WP, and I know he’ll appreciate all the wisdom and information here. Me, too. I’ve got this bookmarked and saved for the next emergency – and to browse through when I get a chance.

    Thanks so much – wonderful resource.

  4. Way Kool – one stop shopping for help links – thanks much

    Ran a link checker on my site last night, 958 links – – 13 bad links, a couple of them were timeouts, and have all but one fixed. Canadian Govt. changed a weather link so probably some research to fix that one

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