“Content is King” We all have heard that , a very common phrase we come across when blogging but is that all? , what do you think about it? I do agree that content is king but what if that content is not reaching out to the people , or people cannot reach out to your content.
So whats the point of having this content when it cannot reach out to your potential readers for who you are trying to post here for , am I right?
No doubt how interesting your content is , but without the right tools how can you reach out to them?
I will show you 5 must have tools for blogging that you need to convey your message to the world.
What On page Search Engine optimisation means is that you should add meta description to your website for example , all your pages should have H1 title and description tags. This way not only people can know what your site is about but google will go through your website and list you in their search engine and send targeted people to your website.
Tools Recommended for On page SEO :-
- SEO Yoast
Read – Often forgotten SEO tactics
Off Page SEO
Another important part of SEO is off page , off page seo is mainly getting links to your site , google calls these links as votes the more you have , the more reputation you will get from google. This kind of link building is highly not encouraged by google because google want your website to get link naturally but many people are creating backlinks manually , before creating these link make sure you are getting links from high authority sites and make them look as natural as you can.
One link from high authority site is better than 100 crappy backlinks and crappy backlinks can get your site penalised by google.
Few off page linking methods :-
- Commenting on other blogs
- Guest posts on good blogs
- Submit content to Article directories
- Rss aggregators
- Blogroll links (don’t buy them , get from your friend on similar niche)
P.S. Dont use any automatic tool for off page link building! it can penalize you website and might not ever recover.
Read : How to use seo to get traffic
Security is an essential part of your blog , hacker are getting smart day by day and there’s no way you can keep your blog secure than having regular backups. Many people suggest free WordPress plugins to keep your blog secure but what about your database? Database is the heart and soul of your blog , it has your posts , comments and all the meta information. Hackers will always find a solution to inject in your database and extract the data or infect it with a malware which will harm all your sites on same hosting account. To keep your self safe, we suggest you to use secure hosting and a good backup tools for WordPress like :-
Social Media is on the boom right now and is the fastest way to get readers for your blog but before you jump in to social media make sure to know from where you can get most of your readers , if you have blog about images then pinterest or stumble upon is your best choice and if it is about blogging , tech , sports then Facebook is your best option. Choose only one platform to start with and learn more on how to get readers from social media. Engaging with your users and solving their problem personally is a great way to build your fans and subscribers list.
Tool Recommended : Add sharing buttons on your blog, commonly used buttons are :-
Speed Up Your Blog
Who doesn’t love speed? I am sure you want to browse through website which are blazing fast , amazon did a research and found a 20% decrease on their sales when their site speed was increased from 2 seconds to 2.7seconds. Google has made page speed one of the important factor for ranking the sites. Good blog speed doesn’t only increase speed but also decrease your bounce rate.
Tools to check and analyse your Blog Speed :-
- Google Page speed
Tools to make your WordPress blog fast instantly :-
- W3 Edge Plugin
Read : 10 ways to increase Wordpress speed