How Can I Improve My Content On Blogs?

You want to generate more traffic for your blog and you understand that the only way is to improve the content. 

But you face with ONE major problem. How do you improve your content that will drive more traffic?

I'm happy that you asked because I'm going to share my case study with you in this article.

I decided to improve my content because I wanted more traffic and have better conversions. As an affiliate marketer, traffic is paramount for my success (and even yours). The more traffic I get, the higher chance for me to make money blogging.


I dive in deep and took time to understand what went wrong — and took massive actions to solve the problem.


The results? 

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    13.28% increase in organic keywords
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    5.62% increase in organic traffic
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    6.43% increase in visibility

See the screenshots below which is taken directly from SEMrush. I use SEMrush because it is the best all-in-one monitoring tool for bloggers who want automated website improvement ideas. Get a free account here.

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If you are finding for the best way to improve your content for search engine optimization, follow these steps and watch your traffic grow under 14 days.

Step 1: Produce MORE content

The first step I took was simple. I do something that every authority figure in the world doesn't recommend — producing more content.

My previous content writing strategy involves publishing one or two articles (1,000 to 2,000 words) a week.

I decided to do once a day publication and it was heavy on me. I will be joking if I said that it was 'okay.' As a matter of fact, I burned out within the first week of doing it!

To my surprise, I coping up was easy. I stopped playing mobile games and spend two hours a day with content generation.

The results: More content, better search results, more readers and ultimately, excellent search engine ranking.

Step 2: Keyword research done right

Again, I see people using hours and hours of doing keyword research. I ought to be different. I spend around 30 minutes on keyword research every day.

Wait, what? Only 30 minutes?

Yes, you read that right.

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Google Search

First, I go to Google to search for the topic that I'm interested to write on.


Do this: Collect a list of automatic search results that pops out and the titles of the top 10 articles in the SERP.

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Google Keyword Planner

Head over to Google Keyword Planner and search for the seed keyword (seed keyword is the general keyword).


Do this: There should be a more than 1,000 searches in a month to have higher profits and for the topic to be on demand.

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Quora

On Quora, search for each keywords you have collected. You can avoid using the whole sentence and use the main keywords only. 


Do this: You are looking for questions that has over 1,000 views (the more, the merrier).

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KWFinder

Use KWFinder (register for a free account here) and search for the top keywords you have gathered from Quora.


Do this: Search for keywords that has at least 500 searches in a month and under 45/100 in difficulty.

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KWFinder Alternative: Long Tail Pro

If you like Long Tail Pro, sure — that is a great alternative to KWFinder. Here, you do the same thing which is to search for the top keywords you have gathered from Quora. Get a free trial using this link.


Do this: Search for keywords that has at least 500 searches in a month and under 45/100 in Target Keyword Competitiveness.

Step 3: Start crafting your content

You have the targeted keywords. The next step is to craft the content that search engines love.

Here are some guidelines on how to improve "website content" for SEO:

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    At least 1,000 words long
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    Keywords within the content
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    Keyword within the title

Installing third party WordPress plugin such as Yoast SEO and All-In-One SEO Pack will help you further improve your content in SEO perspective.

Step 4: Improving the user experience (important)

You may have the best content but if your content is not interesting, you are not going to make the visitors stay on and read the article.

How long does users stay on a web page?

7 seconds. That's exactly how long you have to impress your website visitors.


With advanced WordPress editor, you can focus on increasing the average session duration for your site.

I use Thrive Architect to build each blog post. This plugin allows me to create interesting elements within the article such as styled boxes, coloured checklists and many more.

While there are many other WordPress editors that you can use, I highly recommend Thrive Architect because it is fast and super effective to use. You can read the review or try the demo here.

Step 5: Record, publish and embed videos

Don't just stop at writing blog great blog posts. I take it further by recording videos and embedding videos within the blog post.

Why?

When a reader stay on the blog and watch the video, it increases the duration of them staying on my blog. The longer they stay on my blog, the better search engine ranking I'll get (thanks to RankBrain).

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How long is the dwell time?

According to Brian Dean from Backlinko, the best dwell time (average session per user) is around 3 minutes and 30 seconds

Now, stop right here for a moment.

Open up Google Analytics and check on your site's stats by going to Google Analytics > Audience > Overview.

average user sessions

If your stats is under 3 minutes, it's time to seriously improve your content.

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See the above image. It is taken from one of my client's site.

It certainly took me sometime to get her understand that she need to increase the average session duration before she can see bigger jump in traffic.

Step 6: Do not publish the content (yet)

Keep the content for at least a day and revisit the content for more improvement. Usually, 24 hours is more than enough to get the job done right.

Just trust me on this, would you?

Step 7: Add photos and images to the blog post

Now that your content is pretty much ready, add in photos and images where neccesary. I add at least 5 images on every blog post to keep the content interesting.

Plus, humans are often more attracted to images than words.

If you are using Thrive Architect, you can easily add images and photos through the drag and drop feature.

Step 8: Before publishing the content

This is the last step. Optimize your content for SEO to improve the ranking on search engines.

There are several ways to get this done correctly and fast.

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Check density for main keyword

If you are using Yoast SEO or All In One SEO Pack plugin, you can easily check the keyword density. I recommend it to be under 2% for most cases.

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Use related keywords/LSI keywords

You should add related keywords to your blog post. The fastest and easiest way is to use LSI Keyword Generator. Enter the main keyword and a list of related keywords will appear. Input some of the keywords into your blog posts (anywhere necessary and logical) is good SEO practise.


You should also use third party tools such as KWFinder and Long Tail Pro to search for low competition keywords to improve your content.

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Use ALT-text

Last but not least, make sure that all your images has ALT-text for SEO purposes. ALT-text shouldn't be long and should be under 7 words (my personal choice).

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This Publish!

Yes, finally. Publish the content knowing that you have improved the content the right way.


Why should you improve your content?

Improving your content doesn't only increases the web traffic for your blog, it helps you make sure that your audience is more engaged with the content. Overall, it will help you generate better leads and even higher revenue from sales (or affiliate sales like I do).

Are you using any website strategy plan to improve blog content? Let's discuss further!

What Is The Best WordPress Hosting Site?

Best WordPress hosting site. I'm sure the answer varies and it is highly dependable to individuals. For me, I have my fair share of experiences using shared hosting, managed WordPress hosting and even virtual private servers (VPS). In this post, I'm going to share with you the best WordPress hosting sites based on price and more importantly, server performance.

The Best WordPress Hosting Site

Top choice: WP Engine - Excellent performance and customer support

Plans: As low as $35 per month (25,000 visits)

Advantages using WP Engine

Limited Time Offer - 2 Months Free

Disadvantages using WP Engine

 

Secondary choice: FlyWheel - Affordable pricing and unique billing feature

Pricing: As low as $14 per month (5,000 visits)

Advantages using FlyWheel

Try FlyWheel today!

Disadvantages using FlyWheel

 

Third choice: SiteGround - Excellent pricing with a scaled down performance

Pricing: As low as $3.95 per month

Advantages using SiteGround

Try affordable WordPress hosting with SiteGround.

Disadvantages using SiteGround

 

New entry: Kinsta Hosting - Blazing fast servers powered with Google Cloud Platform

Pricing: As low as $30 per month

Advantages using Kinsta

Click here to see all the benefits using Kinsta!

Disadvantages using Kinsta hosting

 

What is the best WordPress hosting site?

Personally, I would choose for WP Engine as my first choice. For the price of $35 a month, I can rest assured that my sites are always protected and secured. More importantly, downtime is never a problem and the support team over at WP Engine is willing to go beyond simply because they could. For me, this is definitely a deal breaker as I do not want to be charged for every support I require. Take a look at this post and you will understand why.

If you are a web developer, FlyWheel (or GetFlyWheel) is a great choice for you because it provides easy billing features. In other words, you can transfer the charges over to your client through FlyWheel's dashboard. There is no more mess and you can focus on the thing that you are best in ... which is designing the site. The downside of FlyWheel is the plans are pretty much similar to WP Engine and therefore, you will get a better deal when using WP Engine instead. The Tiny plan from FlyWheel allows up to 5,000 visits in a month and let's be real honest -- that is really insufficient for most bloggers.

SiteGround is the lowest in the comparison tier. While the low plans are great for starters and beginners, the servers are optimized for WordPress hosting but they are still shared web hosting. This means that it is NOT managed WordPress hosting and you will get lower performance servers when compared to WP Engine and FlyWheel.

Last but not least, the newest entry is Kinsta hosting. Kinsta offers a simple solution for both entry level websites and business websites. With pricing starts at $30 per month, Kinsta offers top notch VPS performance (thanks to Google Cloud Platform) and inbuilt cache plugin that makes your website loads insanely fast. Plus, the support team is available 24/7 via live chat to answer all your doubts and challenges you may face in web hosting.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and tell me which web host you are currently using!

4 Steps To Build A Brand For Your New Blog

Do you know that branding is as important for bloggers as it is for big names? The process of building a brand is often overlooked by many bloggers, and as a result, they will lead to many '˜challenges' such as infringement and trying to be different as they move along their blogging journey.

According to Entrepreneur, the definition of branding is 'The marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.'
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14 Ways To Prevent Your WordPress Website From Being Hacked

'How to secure WordPress website from hackers?

As a blogger (now, freelance writer), the above is one of the most common questions asked by new bloggers and website owners.

My answer to them often goes into the deep conversation as I am a huge believer that securing WordPress website from hackers requires more than just one step. As a matter of fact, there are many steps you need to take to secure WordPress website from hackers.

Two years back, I wrote an article on WordPress security, and it was a huge success. Not only that post became one of my most popular blog posts, but it was also featured on Harvard University's blog!
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WP Engine Automated Migration - A Game Changer In The Industry? #60DaysBloggingChallenge Day 2

Before we talk about the all new, WP Engine Automated Migration plugin, let's talk about WordPress migration process.

The process of migrating to a new host is messy. Believe me; it is not pretty and chances of error is high.

Throughout my blogging career, I have been migrating from one host to another, to find a web host I can truly call 'home.' You are in the industry for some time; you would know that some web hosts will provide free migration while others provide paid migration services.
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Why I Moved To A Fully Managed WordPress Hosting? #60DaysBloggingChallenge Day 1

I'm not going to lie to you. Moving to a fully managed WordPress hosting, WP Engine is probably the best choice I had ever taken in my life (after marrying my lovely wife).

You know that I've long been a huge fan of fully managed WordPress hosting, and I did quite a few reviews including WP Engine review a couple of years back.

On and off, I move from one web hosting company to another, trying to find a place I can truly call 'home.' Through my years of blogging, I was lucky to be able to try a huge number of fully managed WordPress hostings such as:
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