So, after spending a lot of time on research, you’ve finally brought out the piece of your writing that is about to get published. But, don’t just publish the post immediately.
Before you publish the post or let me put it in a better way; after you complete writing the blog post, you should take necessary actions to get better results for your blog.
I know, writing a unique blog post is always not an easy job. And if you are the only person behind your blog, it becomes much more difficult. But, if you just publish each of your post immediately after writing and start writing the next one, the effort you put in writing will just get wasted. Always after writing your blog post,
Before hitting the publish button, make sure you’ve proofread your article. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes. It is quite obvious to spell wrong sometimes, unknowingly. You can however use some grammar/spell checking tools to make your job easier. Besides, sometimes you may go wrong with the sentences too. So, read the entire article once or twice to find out the mistakes and then after completely proofreading, see below.
If you are expecting people to land on your blog through search engines, then each of your post should be optimized. It doesn’t take much time, though, to keyword-optimize your latest article. Perform a keyword research and pick out the best keyword for your article. Then optimize the article with that keyword by putting it in appropriate places like headlines, Title, Meta data and content. Also, put the keyword in the ALT tag of your post’ images. Make sure, you maintain a good keyword density; never the more nor less. Google is watching you!
It is very important to have a good readership for your blog. This can be achieved only if the users spend more time on your blog. If you interlink your blog posts and send the readers to the other blog posts too, obviously they’ll love spending more time on your blog.
There are a lot of plugins which can help you in this regard. But, only link relevant articles at the right places and DO NOT make it a link farm. Google hates such blogs. If you just did, you are directly triggering the Google’ animals.
If you want to attract a lot of readers for your blog, one of the best ways is to add relevant and attractive images in your blog posts. Actually, the choice of picking images for your post entirely depends on you. TheBadBlogger.com uses pictures of attractive girls inside blog posts, I use images from Flickr and some others might use vector images. All that matters is, how relevant the images are and are they attractive enough?
So, after completing these, you can publish your blog post. But this isn’t done yet. There are few more things that require your action to get better results.
Share on Social Media
If no one reads your article even if it is greatly written, it becomes just another piece of useless trash. Utilize the social media. Social networking sites have always been the perfect place to promote after writing a blog post. After publishing your article, write an attractive teaser and post the link on your Facebook business page, profile, twitter, Linkedin and on all the social networks where you’re actively present.
You can also syndicate your blog’s content with your social media profiles so easily using tools like NetworkedBlogs or even JetPack. Or use tools like JustRetweet and easyretweet to get your post go viral.
If you’ve informed your friends and fans through social networking sites, you can ping the entire internet through these social bookmarking sites. Personally, they have sent me huge traffic to each of my blog post; and that is why I recommend using them. Social-bookmark your post on all social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delicious etc.
Spare some time in commenting on other relevant blogs. The best would be on CommentLuv enabled sites. This will make your post get indexed faster and even bags backlinks too. Commenting on other blogs will also help you grow your network and you can also get some comments, in return.
Tell Your Subscribers
If you have an email list or newsletters, tell the subscribers about your latest blog post. They’ll love to get informed.
This is what I do. It’s your turn, now; tell me, what do you do after writing a blog post?