I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? [Slideshow]

These days we all are noticing that thousands of new blogs are starting every day to get in the race of influential blog of the industry. But only few of them could survive and stay in the battlefield fighting with existing giants. Well, I know this is not possible to fight but yes they at least try to find their place in the market. Well, to be honest many of the blogs owners really dont know how to get the word out about them and inspire their first time visitors to come again to create a strong community.

A friend of mine Syed Balkhi at WPBeginner recently created and launched a really useful and directive slideshow to make the new blog owners lives easier than ever. As the title of slideshow says everything “I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do?”, it would be enough good if someone will really want to do something to establish their blog in decent period as after reading this you guys would not need to invent the wheel again. huh! I mean he put all of his experience and mature understanding in this slideshow to deliver the actual knowledge that anyone could wish.

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This slideshow consist worth-checking 50 slides which covers decision to start a blog to setting up and launching then content selection to excellent copywriting. After this, using all the possible platforms to spread out the word about your blog like getting you active on social media e.g. twitter, digg, reddit, stumbleupon etc for getting massive feedback on your posts. In short, it has so many things that you can learn to enhance your blog’s future and increase your reader base.

I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do?

I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? – Presentation Transcript

  1. I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do?
    The Holy Grail of Blogging
  2. Syed Balkhi
    Founder of WPBeginner.com
    @wpbeginner
  3. What is WPBeginner?
    WordPress resource site launched on July 4th, 2009.
    In less than a year, this site has been mentioned in Wired Magazine, Webmonkey, Mashable.com, Problogger.net, Smashing Magazine, and others.
    Top twitter users like Robert Scoble, Darren Rowse, Jeremy Schoemaker, John Chow, Neil Patel, Mashable, and countless others have retweeted @WPBeginner.
  4. Right Now:
    This site has a Google Pagerank of 6.
    Alexa Rank of 13,000.
    Over 50,000 backlinks.
    Total Social Media and RSS Following of over 34,000 users.
    All in less than a YEAR with $0 spent on advertising.
  5. To Rent Or To OWN??
    Credit: Seier and Paddy
  6. DID YOU GET IT RIGHT?
  7. GOALS, GOALS, GOALS
  8. “A brand should strive to own a word in the mind of the consumer.”
    Al Reis and Laura Reis
  9. Don’t make it Confusing!
    Del.icio.us
    vs.
    Delicious.com
    Credit: Tinypoems
  10. PEOPLE ARE SHALLOW!
    Credit: Prakhar
  11. CONTENT IS KING
  12. Must Have WordPressPlugins
    • Akismet
    • All in one SEO Pack
    • Contact Form 7
    • WP Super Cache
    • WP-DB Backup
    • Subscribe to Comments
    • Google XML Sitemap
    • Comment Redirect

    All of these plugins are free and can be found in the WordPressPlugin Directory.

  13. Thank YOU
  14. Analytics
  15. (S)(E)(O)
  16. Write for the peopleNOT the bots…
    Website’s don’t link to other websites. It is the people who point to other people‘s work.
  17. User (SEO) Friendly URLs
    /%category%/%postname%/
  18. Use AIOSEO Properly
  19. Link Baiting
    • List Posts
    • Contest / Giveaways
    • Free Tools
    • Controversy / Attacks
    • Be the First (NEWS)

    Credit: Toon Refugee

  20. BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS CAN GET YOU A BACKLINK
  21. SEO Checklist
    • XML Sitemap
    • Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>
    • Image Tags (Alt=“”)
    • Rel=nofollow
    • Limit External Links
    • Increase Internal Linking (Related Posts)
  22. WHY SOCIAL MEDIA?
  23. “Word of Mouth Advertisement is the most effective form of advertisement”
  24. TO GET CONNECTED.
    TO GET NEW USERS.
    TO INTERACT WITH READERS.
  25. TWITTER
  26. TWITTER CHECKLIST
    • Custom Background.
    • Good Profile Photo.
    • Multiple Profiles??
    • Interesting Tweets.
    • Use Hashtag
    • Retweet Button
    • Don’t Whore Yourself.
  27. It’s not about the Quantity.
  28. Eat. Sleep. Tweet.
  29. SCHEDULE YOUR TWEETS
    Twitter can be distracting.
    Use Hootsuite.com or Tweetdeck to schedule tweets.
    Twitter is the 2nd highest traffic source on WPBeginner.
  30. Twit-baiting
    Check out @wpbeginner if you have any questions related to #WordPress
    Win a free copy of @templatic#WordPress Themes from @wpbeginner – http://bit.ly/aaNjVo (Simply RT to Enter)
  31. “Twitter Search is the best place to find new clients.”
  32. FACEBOOK
  33. “Facebook is the opiate of the masses.”
    – Karl Marx (Modified)
  34. FACEBOOK CHECKLIST
    • Fan Page.
    • Custom Fan Page URL.
    • Custom Landing Page.
    • Facebook Share Button.
    • Facebook Like Button.
    • Don’t SPAM other fan pages.
  35. DIGG. SU. REDDIT.
  36. THE DIGG/Reddit EFFECT
    #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.
    Don’t submit your own content.
    Neither Digg nor Reddit has any SEO advantages.
  37. “Not every article deserves to be bookmarked”
  38. BLOG COMMENTS
  39. Advantages
    Top Commentator Backlinks.
    Brand Identity due to Gravatar.
    Connection with the Blogger (That’s how I met Darren Rowse).
    More Exposure and Traffic.
  40. GUEST BLOGGING
    Nice way of Stealing traffic and bringing it to your website.
  41. Guaranteed Exposure
    Get Paid to increase your reputation and get traffic to your website.
  42. Forums
    Digitalpoint Forums
    Problogger Forums (Paid Access)
    Namepros Forums
    Sitepoint Forums
    WPTavern Community
  43. NETWORK!!
    • Exchange Backlinks.
    • Retweet each other.
    • Guest Blogging.
    • Social Media Votes.
  44. REVISIT YOUR GOALS
  45. TIME TO QUIT? (EXIT STRATEGY)
  46. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL
    Build TWO brands.
    @syedbalkhi and @wpbeginner
    Leverage them to help each other grow.
    Great exit strategy and excellent for new startups.
  47. Resources
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/
    http://www.balkhis.com/for-starters/how-to-launch-a-new-blog-successfully/
    http://problogger.net/
    http://mashable.com/
    http://fuelyourblogging.com/
  48. Who am I? How to Reach me?
    Syed Balkhi
    Founder of WPBeginner.com
    CEO of Uzzz Productions (uzzz.net)
    Contact:
    Email: admin@wpbeginner.com
    Twitter: @wpbeginner / @syedbalkhi
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/wpbeginner