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4 Common Blogging Mistakes Newbies Make

If you are fairly new to blogging, the first thing you should know is that it will be one of the most rewarding enterprises you have ever undertaken, and you’ll have hours of fun (virtually) meeting new people, learning new things, honing your writing skills, and perhaps making some money.

However, as with any new endeavor, you’ll make plenty of mistakes. Here are some common ones so you can limit yourself to more unique mistakes that you can learn from yourself.

blogging mistakes

1. Writing about everything and anything.

The first thing that bloggers or article writers for the Internet must understand from the very beginning is that the blogosphere is more vast that you can imagine, and standing out in any way is getting tougher and tougher, especially for those who are new to blogging. As such, really the only viable way to distinguish yourself in the midst of such tough competition is to find a very specific area of expertise and to carve out a niche for yourself. The more specific your content and the interests of you and your audience, the greater chance you will develop a large following.

2. Slapping on search-unfriendly, boring titles to your articles.

Most people spend so much time working on the actual body of their blog articles that they forget that the title is usually the first thing that your readers will read. It is also the only thing they will read when they see your articles on search engine results. So next time you write something for your blog, spend at least half that time fiddling with a potential title. Come up with something that has your necessary keywords, but something that is also catchy and accurately describes the article. Extra time should also be spent on your opening paragraph.

3. Being inactive in the blogosphere.

The blogosphere largely works by a vast and quick online word-of-mouth. In this world of blogging, you cannot expect to succeed by simply putting out good content and doing half-hearted promotional tactics to get you started. If you want to make a really good impression in your niche or in the wider blogosphere, you’ll have to actively participate in it.

4. Expecting to make money instantly.

Many people begin blogging because they have lofty visions of fame and fortune. Of course, some bloggers have been able to carve out a decent living blogging, but those who become rich doing it are few and far between. If you are in it for the money, then expect a very long, very arduous journey with little or no payback. However, if you put value in the blogging itself, then you’ll have an awesome time. And if you focus on making your blog the best that it can be, then may end up making more money than you thought!

 

How to Submit Your Blog to Google?

Submitting your blog to Google makes a difference the people visit your blog. If you have very fewer number of visitors to your blog you can easily increase the number by letting Google know your blog.

This can be done in an easy way which most of the Bloggers don’t know about. If you have created your new blog and if you want to submit your blog to Google so that people will know about it easily while searching on Google, you can submit your blog to Google by following these easy steps.

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Remember one thing that the main source of traffic to your blog is search engines, and the most famous search engine is Google Search Engine. So submitting your blog to Google Webmaster will not only increase your blog traffic but will increase your Page Rank also.

If you have not heard of Webmaster account on Google here it is. Click on to your Google account or “My Account”. You will see the webmasters account in the section. You can open it by using the same account details as you use at Blogger or G mail.

Now when you are there, you will be asked to enter your site URL. Enter your blog/website URL and click “Add Site“.

Then you will have to verify your account. There are two methods to verify your account:

  • Adding a meta tag
  • Uploading a HTML file

If you are a blogger you can use “add a meta tag option” and if not you can use second option also.

For Bloggers: how to submit sitemap to your Google webmasters account

Click on Add a Meta tag and you will be given a code. Just Copy the code given and open Blogger.

After that click on the Layout >> Edit HTML.

Search for and paste that Meta Tag code just after. Save your template. After saving go back to Google webmaster and click on verify.

After verifying go to Sitemaps in the left sidebar.

Then click on Add a Sitemap. In the drop down menu it will ask you to put the Sitemap URL. There are only two ways to add a sitemap and they are:

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/rss.xml
OR
http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Just enter your desired option and click Add General Web Sitemap
Congratulations! You have submitted your blog to Google Webmaster…