Why is Your Blog Not Growing?

Is it because you missed the “main thing”?

Deepak K writing in 2015.
Deepak K writing in 2015.
Me back in 2015

Blogging tips I wish I had discovered earlier

Not the generic ones.

1. 80/20 rule

Put 80% of your time and effort in creating contents and just 20% in marketing it. Because… if your content is great, it will find its way even with a little push.

2. Ignore monthly searches

Even if the SEO tools show that a particular keyword has only 10 monthly searches, do not ditch it. Sometimes, SEO tools seriously underestimate the search data.

Screenshot of a Facebook post about How Ahrefs underestimates the monthly search data
Screenshot of a Facebook post about How Ahrefs underestimates the monthly search data
Screenshot of a Facebook post about How Ahrefs underestimates the monthly search data

3. Spreadsheet of ideas

Do not wait for your current article to be finished to start searching for the new ideas. Keep a spreadsheet of all the topic ideas that you ever get from anywhere.

how I keep my topic ideas in Notion
how I keep my topic ideas in Notion
Screenshot of how I keep my topic ideas in Notion

4. Cover everything

No matter what niche/topic you choose, create great contents about all the questions, queries, or (and) doubts that people might have.

  • how can I compete with the people who started before me?
  • will I have to work everyday?

5. Collect emails

Do not wait for your monthly traffic to be 10,000 to start collecting emails.

6. Use forums for ideas

On platforms like Reddit and Quora, people ask a lot of questions on almost everything — technology, health, personal development, and what not! You can get a lot of content ideas from there.

Screenshot of users’ questions in r/blogging subreddit
Screenshot of users’ questions in r/blogging subreddit
Screenshot of users’ questions in r/blogging subreddit

6. Master your skills

7. 1000+ words

If possible, try to keep your articles above 1000 words. It’s good for the SEO.

8. Do not focus on all social platforms

Choose a stack of maximum 1–2 social media platform to promote your contents and engage your readers.

9. Interlink articles

Interlinking (internal linking) your new articles to the old ones and vice versa is very important for the SEO as well as for the user experience.

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I develop marketing strategies and write at deepakness.com.

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