Do you think that your blog needs a bit of a new makeover for the new year? Sure, you did pretty well throughout 2016, but that doesn’t mean your website will fare just as well in this coming year. After all, a new year usually brings new Internet improvements and developments which you will need to keep up with if you want to still attract large numbers of readers.
So how exactly do you improve your blog for the new year? Here are some of our top ideas.
Your Website Needs To Be Accessible To Everyone
Did you know that there was a big change in 2016 with regards to how people use the Internet? And it was all down to smartphones and tablet devices. In 2016, more people were viewing the Internet on their tablets and smartphones compared to laptops and desktop computers. It was the first time that laptop and desktop users fell behind mobile devices. So what does this mean for your blog? Well, quite a lot actually. That’s because you need to make sure that your website is easily viewed on a mobile device screen. You should be able to carry out just a few small tweaks to make sure that everyone can view your site, no matter how they are viewing it!
Utilize The Power Of Video
We all know just how important it is to publish blog content onto social media. The more shares and likes a tweet or Facebook status gets, the more people will see it. Because of this, lots of bloggers are trying to create content that is incredibly shareable. One of the best ways to get your content shared is to utilize the power of video. People love to share videos, so using them as a part of your blog’s social media campaign will help to increase the number of subscribers and readers.
Work On Getting Backlinks
When a website links to another page in their content, it’s called a backlink. These backlinks are what all bloggers need to help increase their SEO power. For instance, if you have a lot of backlinks from other websites, you will find that your SEO greatly improves and your blog rises up the ranks of Google’s search results. If your backlinks are created with keywords in the anchor text, then even better! So how exactly do you get these prized links? The best way is to start producing quality content that others will want to link to. You should also start commenting on other blogs to spread the word about your blog. You may also find it useful to submit your blog to web directories.
Keep On Top Of Photos
It’s not all about your content, though; your blog needs to look great too! Make sure you regularly update the photos you use on your blog. For instance, if you buy a new DSLR, you may want to replace some of the older pictures on your blog so that it looks super professional!