How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide
How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide….cont’d
#6 – Use website analytics to measure your blog success
Measuring blog performance is one of the steps that many people miss. Remember, if you can’t measure how well each of your posts are doing, there’s no way to know how well your blog is doing as a whole. It’s essential to know which blog post topics your audience is gravitating towards. What they are reading the most is an indication of the types of content you should be expanding upon.
You should use top analytics tools like Google Analytics, SEMRush, Moz, Ubersuggest, Alexa.com, and more. These tools help you to measure traffic to each post, keyword performance, your blog ranking against competitors, and much more. Compare these tools carefully because they aren’t all the same.
This is not the end of the work to be done. Get feedback from family, friends, peers, and other professionals, then adjust your strategy so that you are always improving the quality of your blog. Most importantly, don’t give up. Making the decision to become a blogger is easy, but building a successful blog takes hard work, focus, and above all else, dedication and perseverance. So make sure your goals make sense, the timing is right, and don’t give up too soon if you don’t see results fast.
Great blogs take time. Be realistic and give your blog at least six months to a year to see good results. You’ll know whether you are on the right track based on things like website traffic, returning visitors, comments, and post views, and how well your content is shared on social media.