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Apr 20, 2011

5 Best Practices for Blog Success

From our experience curating blogs, here's a list of blog tips and blogger best practices on how to build a successful blog.

1. Go for shorter blog layouts to make the blog load faster.
Simply by limiting the number of blog posts per page to 10 (at most) - the blog gets more reader friendly as well as it helps SEO. That's because longer layouts require more time to load and most blog readers might not be patient enough till all content shows up, as well as search engines preffer crawling fast loading blogs.

2. Use images and videos in blog posts.
Relevant visuals make the blog more attractive and engaging. Images should be optimized for the web, so that not to be very big. Important as well - blog videos and audio embeds should not be auto-played. Advertising visuals should be moderate in number (if any) and relevant to blog content. In the same context, be advised to ping us to update blog snapshot whenever your layout changes or a cool visual is used.

3. Write about the things you are passionate about and be original.
Above all - authentic blog content is what matters the most. Along with the right blog layout and graphics, published quality content will get the reader. It only needs to be distributed/shared and we at BlogUpp are dedicated to support bloggers with that, towards your blog success.

4. Configure only one blog feed for RSS auto-discovery.
While offering multiple feeds to blog readers might be a good idea, the RSS auto-discovery link is mostly for blog services and RSS based apps. When there are more than one auto-discovery link - blogger services scanning your blog might not get the right feed, which was meant to be considered.

5. Use only essential blog gadgets that help the blog and entertain readers.
A good practice is to reduce the number of blog add-ons towards optimizing blog loading time, since each gadget adds up. Besides, too many gadgets installed result in a blog sidebar that is longer than content section itself, which is neither aestetic, nor good for the gadgets that are not in line with your blog content.

// Image by Tim Jones

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Blogger Comments [12]

Blogger TechnoMania said... (Monday, April 25, 2011)  

Thank You for your advice

Blogger Valer @BlogUpp said... (Monday, April 25, 2011)  

@TechnoMania you are most welcome!

Anonymous БЛОGГЕР said... (Sunday, May 01, 2011)  

Thanks. Everyone know it.

Blogger Valer @BlogUpp said... (Sunday, May 01, 2011)  

@БЛОGГЕР, you are right - everyone might know it, but quite few bloggers apply these in practice. Hence we thought it would help bringing this to attention.

Blogger Unknown said... (Tuesday, May 10, 2011)  

Thanks for the advice! I greatly appreciate it! I hope my blog gets approve soon:)

Anonymous contoh makalah said... (Wednesday, May 25, 2011)  

Thanks for posting. It's become a very good lesson for me

Blogger Valer @BlogUpp said... (Saturday, September 03, 2011)  

Here's a great infographic from KISSmetrics blog that supplements the above: click to view

Anonymous Basic Tutorials Seo And Adsense said... (Thursday, November 03, 2011)  

Good Idea, May Be Inspiration For Beginners Blogger

Anonymous Vasili70 said... (Friday, February 24, 2012)  

Спасибо за информацию.

Blogger Unknown said... (Sunday, April 08, 2012)  

This is really some great advice... Thanks :)

Blogger بلاد وعباد said... (Friday, June 29, 2012)  

Good advices thank you.

Anonymous Vina said... (Monday, January 27, 2014)  

thanks, i must try it :)

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