Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog

You saw Top 10 Short Inspirational Videos For Entrepreneurs or read Arnold Schwarzenegger's 6 Motivational Advices For Bloggers and got motivated to start out with your own blog. Now that you have enough energy to pass on the first barrier of starting out a blog, you need to consider few of these important steps for your brand new blog.

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 Task #1 Get A SEO Friendly Domain

Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog
The first thing you need to make sure that you are on the right path is to get an SEO friendly domain name for your blog. SEO friendly domains can do wonders in search engine optimization. Carry on research in Google Keyword Tool and find a perfect match for yourself.


Task #2 Great Looking Template


I wanted to cover this topic in a separate post so here i would give a brief importance of have a professional looking template and what it can do to increase your blog traffic. When a visitor reaches out to your blog, the first thing that attracts him towards staying a minute more is your blog design and layout.

The first impression is the last impression as you know. So you can read out the following post to know if your blog template passes the pro blogger template design.

Task #3 Social Media Support


Make sure that your blog has social media support to its maximum. By social media, you can consider Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Put Facebook Like Box , Like Buttons., Google+ buttons.

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    Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog

     The best places for placing Facebook like box is on the top of sidebar and just after blog post footer. Some people also put them around header of navigation bars.

    Take a look at 35 Great Looking Website Header Designs.

    Task #4 Below Post Setup


    Setting out widgets below your blog posts (just like after this one) are extremely important as they play a part of call to action. Call to action are extremely important in increasing your blogs user activity. The widgets after the post would show up your overall blogging aim.

    Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog

    For Affiliate Marketers

    Some people give more importance to Affiliate marketing, and thus for that purpose, they need to increase their email subscribers. As they say:

    Money is in the list

    For Social Media Engagement

    So you would notice, email subscription options just after their blog posts. On the other hand, people like to increase their social media engagement and thus they use Facebook like widgets or Twitter follow buttons.

    For Guest Blogging Awareness

    Many blogs like to add 'About the author' widget below their blog posts. The widget would give a brief bio of the writer, plus it would lead the reader to the 'Guest Blogging' page, that would further attract the reader to serve his skills as a guest author.

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    Just make sure that your blog post footer shows up your mind and your blogging strategy. As the read pauses after reading the entire post, you need to make sure that you direct him to the path 'you want'.

    Task #5 Famous Commenting System


    Commenting system plays a great role in your blog overall comments activity. If you are working out with WordPress, then you DON'T need to worry about this one as most of the WordPress templates have pretty great commenting system.

    But in case you wish to jump on a custom commenting system, i would recommend Commentluv.

    Disqus allows users to add images in the comments, so that way they could better express them selves or workout any problems effectively. It has a great moderating system and Top Commentators widget too.

    Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog

    Task #6 Setup A Posting Schedule


    Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New BlogWe all know the importance of time management and working out a best blog posting frequency. Once you have the blog, the most important thing you should work on is to start building content. By content, i mean articles (posts).

    Plan your time and make sure that you build up enough commitment that you could post articles regularly for your blog.


    Task #7 Facebook Popup Likebox


    Many people don't consider using popup style Facebook pop form. Normally pop up forms and flashing ads give out a negative impression of a blog to the reader. But if you're working hard with your blog design and content, than i must say it can play a great role in your social media campaign.

    Pop light box style Facebook like boxes increase the fan base with a great rate comparing to the widget being placed in the sidebar or blog post footer.

    Task #8 Make an eBook Instantly


    I wanted to cover this topic (its a huge one) in depth but for now, i felt important to mention it out here. Many top bloggers regret, that they should have started out their email subscribers campaign right from the start of their blogging career.
    Top 9 Steps You Need To Take For Your Brand New Blog

    We know, the bigger your email list, the more money you earn from affiliate marketing. Though their are strategies and right steps involved, but that's how most of the famous bloggers are making their living.

    So make sure you workout on an eBook for your blog, and use popup style email subscriber boxes to increase your subscriber gathering rates right from the start.

    Task #9 DON'T Forget Your About US Page


    Many people often don't pay attention to their About us pages. You can see 8 Best About Us Pages Online to workout your own one. As per statistics, 'About us' pages are one of the most famous landing pages for any blog.

    People like to know about the author and the face behind the text they read. So its too important that you build out a loving relationship with your readers and present your true mind with your About Us page.

    So that's all. I hope you are better equipped to jump of and be practical with these few tips to sky rocket your blog's success.

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