This is a guest post by Koundeenya Dhulipalla.
This is my almost third year into blogging and Iâ€™ve learned a lot about how things go on the Internet. Iâ€™ve come across Panda, Penguin, EMD and have also experienced other changes regarding the search results on Google. I lost four of my Adsense accounts and been somehow able to monetize my blog.
Iâ€™ve successfully got my guest posts published on some high-profiled niche sites and the count is still going. I am writing all this because I want you to know that there are some things which you might not know unless and until you have an own blog of yours. In these two-and-half-years of blogging, Iâ€™ve witnessed many a things which amused me.
Blogging isn’t just writing and publishing.
When I first started my blog with the little knowledge I had, I just wrote and published articles. That was good then but now, the conditions are quite different. With changes and trends, blogging is no more writing and publishing.
Indeed, you should have tons of patience, dedicated passion, potential and what not! To be a blogger, you should be a writer, an editor, a proofreader, a site manager, developer, designer, marketer and on and on. Besides, if you are the only back-end of your site, I doubt if you can spend time with your family.
With the rise in SEO, you are also required to do a bit more than what you’re expected to. If you want to get more traffic, you should first rank better in SERP and to do so, you should optimize your site for search engines. This includes keyword research, density, headings, ALT tags for images, content length, quality and others.
Even before you start writing your article, you should first do a keyword research and pick an apt one and then start writing keeps the keyword in mind. You should also use the keyword in your headline and make sure it is catchy as well.