Ready, Set, Blog!
No one is saying that you’ll magically start generating $10,000 in monthly passive income if you start a blog. However if you follow the steps listed above and really commit to honing your strategy, you’ll eventually start generating a steady drip. At first, your revenue might be $100 per month. Then, it could go up to $1,500 per month.
Next, $5,000…and so on. It’ll take time — and plenty of work on the front end — but you can get there. The path forward has already been blazed by thousands of people ahead of you.
Got a solid blogging strategy? I’m here to challenge it.
Don’t have one? Keep reading.
Developing the right blogging strategy – and optimizing it regularly – is essential.
Here’s why: You need a strategy for efficiency. But when the strategy overruns creativity, the value is lost.
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If you’re consumed by looking for keyword synonyms, perfecting keyword placement, and choosing the optimal anchor text for internal links, your blog will turn into a word game (read: boring). What you should be focusing on instead is user intent and providing valuable answers to the questions your audience is asking.
That’s where the beauty of quality SEO content comes in. When you do it right, everyone benefits – search engines, your target. audience, and of course you.
What Makes or Breaks Your Blog?
Let’s start with the factors that are an absolute must for your blog SEO.
I call these blog busters because any one of them can make or break your blog.
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Open up your to-do checklist.
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Blog Buster 1: Desktop-First, Mobile-Second
More than 50% of search traffic comes from mobile devices.
Blog readers expect mobile-responsive blogs, and Google knows that. That’s why being mobile-friendly is a ranking factor.
A blog should provide an exceptional user experience for readers on desktop and mobile – not one at the expense of the other.
Moving on to the next runner-up on the SERP is less frustrating than waiting. Make sure your visual elements don’t slow down page speed.Remove anything from the page that may interfere with loading such as unnecessary code, overused plugins, and other extra baggage.
Google knows if your page is slow and people are leaving right away. So load time is crucial for getting eyes on your article and climbing the SERP rankings.
Blog Buster 3: Prioritizing Content Length Over Quality
Very short blog posts are easy to read and may get a lot of views. But how much valuable information can you provide in 300 words?
It’ll always be little more than a teaser.
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