Things to do before you post and advertise your blog, and what to do after it’s up and running, such as getting traffic and using Adsense.
In howbits fashion, I made this simple to understand, for maximum usability. I even added the easiest and best tricks to get great traffic, just don’t abuse the tricks. If you are here to get the traffic tips, just scroll down to – Advice for Getting Traffic.
First Thing To Do
This is a big step – get Feedburner setup for you website, ASAP. Make your RSS buttons easy to see so people can subscribe. I have several new visitors who stop in for a few seconds, click the RSS button and leave, namely people from Digg. If you are using WordPress, you need to get the plugin Feedburner Feedsmith. This will make sure that all your subscribers are going through Feedburner and not the default RSS feed in WordPress.
Make sure to have a good list of RSS buttons available for people to choose from. The fastest and easiest way to do this is by going to https://www.toprankblog.com/tools/rss-buttons/ and making your buttons. Make sure at step 2, you set it to default and use your Feedburner URL. To get your feed address, just go to feedburner.com, log into your account. In the top left you will see something that says My Feeds, once you click on it, click on the feed you want to use. Once the page loads up, look under the feed name and click on Edit Feed Details. On this screen you will see the address for you feed. The feed address will look something like this – https://feeds.feedburner.com/your-feed-name
Before You Post
If you are using WordPress, I recommend to not get banned for multiple pings. Did you know that every time you go back into an article and fix or change something, it pings the blog sites. So this will result in your post getting banned. To combat this, I recommend downloading MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer. It monitors your posting and makes sure you don’t get banned because of multiple pings. Once you publish an article, it sends out one ping, and then every time you go back into that article to change it, it does not ping anymore. (more…)