7 Useful Blogging Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier








Unless you’re already a celebrity, there’s no such thing as over-night blog success. To build a successful blog, you need to put in lots of effort and work before reaping the reward. On the other hand, learning more about blogging and reading in that field will definitely help you get there faster. Below is a list of tips to help you build the successful blog you’re dreaming of :



1. FREQUENCY

Although there’s no right answer to « how often should I publish ? », it’s still important to post as often as you can and often enough to keep your feed fresh. This way, you’ll keep your readers interested enough to check back for new information and new content. The bottom line is, the more consisting the blogging, the stronger the relationship with its audience.



2. The right length for your blog posts

While Google prefers longer content of an average of 1,140 words, posts between 600 and 1,000 words tend to be shared more on social media and if you want to trigger more interaction with your readers and more comments a post under 400 words will do.



3. Reliable sources
You don’t have to know everything, and anyway, readers consider content as being more credible when expert opinions and researches are cited.



4. The right social media platforms

It’s time-consuming and often costly to automate content sharing and to keep a strong presence on every social, that’s why you need to choose the platforms your readers are most present in.



5. A privacy policy

This is a “requirement” for Adsense publishers, and Google rewards those who have a privacy policy and punishes those who don’t by trimming their earnings. You’ll notice an increase in your earnings once you add a privacy policy to your blog.



6. Ad placement 

The main three highest-earning ads placement is within the content, right below the navigation menu and in the sidebar, and while you need the money to pay your bills, you still want to make the blog as user-friendly as possible. You can try different placement for an ad and see the effect on your income until you find the right placement that works for your blog while still being user-friendly.





7. Link Google Analytics to Adsense



By integrating your Adsense data, you provide webmasters with a wealth of information about earnings. That way you’ll be able to see which articles are making the most money and what sites send the most traffic, and a lot more. 



Bonus. Social timing

Timing is important for maximum impact. When you share can be as important as what and where. If your audience is in the United States, the Central and Eastern Time zones will account for over 80% of the population. Publishing at 9pm in Los Angeles, means it’s midnight on the East Coast. You’ll be excluding a huge amount of potential readers. Depending on the social media you’re using to share your post, here are some of the best times to post:



Best times to post on Facebook

  • The best time to post on Facebook is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • The worst day to post with the least amount of engagement would be Sunday.
  • Lowest engagement: Early morning before 7a.m. and early evenings before 5.p.m. have the least amount of engagement per day.

Best times to post on Instagram

  • The best time to post on Instagram is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • The worst day to post with the least amount of engagement would be Sunday.
  • Lowest engagement: Late at night and early in the morning, between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. have the least amount of engagement per day.

Best times to post on Twitter

  • The best time to post on Twitter is on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and on Friday at 9 a.m.
  • The worst day to post with the least amount of engagement would be Saturday.
  • Lowest engagement: every day from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. have the least amount of engagement per day.

Best times to post on LinkedIn

  • The best time to post on LinkedIn is on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • The worst day to post with the least amount of engagement would be Sunday.
  • Lowest engagement: every day from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. have the least amount of engagement per day.

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