1. Be a nice human
Give credit when credit is due, only leave nice comments, feature other bloggers, try to be helpful…!
2. Blog button and featured button with html
3. Add alt text to your blog button code to increase SEO traffic
So, if for some reason my button doesn’t pop up, it says “handmade projects”, like you see above. This also makes it better for SEO purposes. HERE is a great post about how and where to add your alt text. Blogging with success says, “The ‘alt=’ attribute is part of any image you add to your site. Normally the alt value is blank, but you should always add a description. The tag stands for “alternative text.” If the image fails to load, visitors see the alt value instead. For SEO purposes, the alt value can help bring new visitors just from the image indexing.
4. Start a series and ask other blogs of similar size and interest to join
I recently used google docs to help organize Creating Really Awesome Free Trips and it was greatness. Google Docs allows everybody to see everything and edit it. C.R.A.F.T. has hosted 5 on Friday and Creating Really Awesome Free Trips. I removed their emails for the picture…but see how organized it is, but you can see the layout of the Google Doc screenshot below.
5. Thank your top 10 referrals
This goes back to being a nice human. I actually just realized I did not do this for the month of May! Here is my thank you post for January. You can easily do this with google analytics. I also use this post as a friendly reminder about C.R.A.F.T.’s other social networks… like this: P.S. Please join C.R.A.F.T. on facebook and twitter… It will be fun, promise 🙂 I usually post my latest craft project pictures on facebook first! AND if you just can’t get enough of C.R.A.F.T. you can also be my friend on Blog Lovin , Stumble Upon, Pinterest and Blog Frog !
6. Sign up for google analytics
7. Have a profile picture on your main page
8. Swap buttons with another blog
9. Create a signature for your blog email
10. Be a lifelong learner
Read articles about how to make your blog better! I’m guilty of not doing this nearly enough. In my spare time I find DIY projects and crafting to be a lot more fun. It’s summer now, so I have no excuses! Here are a few to start with:
I recently saw THIS post on SITS girls: Starting July 19, in the SITS Girls Community on BlogFrog, a group of bloggers will be taking ProBlogger’s Build a Better Blog in 31 Days Challenge. I’ve heard this is an awesome program, although I’ve never personally done it! Here is a great discussion with Laurie @ Tip Junkie and here is what she learned from Blissdom 2011. Laurie’s thoughts on linky parties are pretty interesting. I had no idea!
Hope this list was helpful 🙂