When it comes to blogging, many beliefs just aren’t true. If you want to turn your blog into something really special, that means putting in the time and effort to find out the truth about the field. This article will allow you to figure out what you should believe in and what should be quickly forgotten.
The more traffic you get, the more money you will make. The fact is that popular blogs will have better monetization opportunities than unpopular blogs, so they will be able to make more money per visitor. That said, they are popular, so they have that same steady traffic every day. Just because you have a spike in visitors one day doesn’t mean your income will go up that day! The fact is that you need steady popularity to be able to negotiate advertising contracts which offer a higher payout. If your traffic isn’t interested in your content, and doesn’t click your ads, you won’t get any money at all. On top of that, loyal visitors who trust you are more likely to buy through your ads, and that’s where the real money is to be made.
The longer the post, the more people will come to read it. Honestly, this truly doesn’t make sense at all if you consider the short attention span of most people online today. The length of your post honestly doesn’t matter – as long as the content is strong and you are able to say what you want to say, the post will be great. You need to provide unique content which offers a great point of view and interesting information to ensure that readers come back again and again.
If you don’t reply to every comment left on a blog post, your readers will leave. The fact is that wasting time replying to every single comment will just leave you out of time and tired. Instead, only reply to comments which require an answer. Most people who comment in a way which doesn’t ask a question are just sharing their opinion, and they won’t even check to see if you replied or not. As long as you focus most of your energy on supplying great content, you will find that people return time and time again. The readers will know you are trying hard to please them based on the quality of the content you offer them.
The only way to monetize your blog is by selling ad space all over your site. The fact is that this can actually be the weakest way to build income from your blog. If you are relying on ads to make you money, you may not focus as much on building your site to be popular and well respected. There is no reason to even put ads on your site until you have a strong following. Ads need to be monitored, stats checked and income inspected, and that takes a lot of time. When you first start your blog, you should instead be focusing on promotion and content creation.
These myths are perpetrated far and wide online, but now you know that they aren’t to be relied on. Thanks to this great knowledge, you’ll have no problem working on your blog in future. This will allow you to focus on changes which will make it as popular as you dreamed it could be.