Be a Better Blogger – 7 Ways to Learn as a Successful Blogger

by Place for Bloggers

They always tell you a successful blogger should keep learning… but what does it really mean.

In this article I provide my interpretation of the word ‘Learn’ for a successful blogger, and 7 ways to learn as a blogger.

Learn from readers comments

The comment section is a great place to get ideas for new posts. For example the idea to write the post about the importance of Gravatar for promoting your blog came when I noticed that several readers that commented on my blog don’t use Gravatar.

Learn what  people search for in your blog

Every blog has a search box. Many bloggers see search box as just a service they provide for their readers. Install Search Meter WordPress plugin and Keep track of what your visitors are searching for. Learn from the statistics what your readers search for in your blog, and provide them more of that kind.

Learn from Pro Bloggers

Don’t just learn which topic they discuss, everybody does that. Learn where they put subscribe buttons. Learn the ratio of content and ads they use and more.

Learn from Search Engine Terms

Learn what terms people used to find your blog. Take a look in posts and pages people reached from search engines. Learn what made these posts more SEO friendly. Learn the kind of teasers make people click on your URL in search engine result page.

Learn from Most Popular Posts

Learn what make some posts more popular then other. Was it the topic they discuss (‘Twitter’, ‘Promote a Blog’) ? the title? your teaser?

Learn from Referrers list

You probably use several services including social networks to promote your blog. Check which refers you most visitors. Consider invest more time on this service, or alternatively learn what steps you took that made this service refer you many people, and apply those steps on the other services.

Learn from your mistakes

Maybe the most important. Don’t afraid to make decisions and apply changes to your blog, put your ads at the top, left, right, bottom, as long as you learn from the process and be able to implement it in future decisions.

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Travis October 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I’ve always found that learning from your most successful posts is a strong way to go. It allows you see what your readers like and what your strong points are, thus giving you the opportunity to capitalize on them.
.-= Travis´s last blog ..Going Overboard on Productivity? =-.


Heather Masson October 3, 2009 at 1:36 am

I agree with Robert, thanks for the tip and link to search meter. It’s on my list to download… very useful information.
.-= Heather Masson´s last blog ..5 Things you’re Blog and Business will profit from TODAY… =-.


Hassan October 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I am a new blogger and don’t know much about blogging…thanx for your advices…they must help me :)
.-= Hassan´s last blog ..Only three doors !! =-.


BenHuebner/Blogging for Profit! October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Visitor tracking and web analyses is one of the most important steps to take to online success!

Great article! Great Blog too!


Robert September 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Some excellent advice in this post. I’ve been blogging for about 1 year and it seems like I learn something new every day.

Thanks for the link to Search Meter. I wasn’t aware of that plug-in and I just downloaded it. See, I just learned something new:-)
.-= Robert´s last blog ..Facts You Should Know About Affiliate Marketing =-.


Passionate Blogger September 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Nice post. Keep it coming.


Cooking Lady September 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I have just started coming to your blog and learn something from all your post. Keep giving out good information for all the newbies like me.
.-= Cooking Lady´s last blog ..Affordable Chicken And Vegetable Stir-Fry =-.


nandoism September 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I’m so glad I found this blog…It’s gonna be a favorite from now on!


Ang September 29, 2009 at 1:00 am

Some pretty good info here for a newbie such as myself, have just started on my blog for my business and any comments/help would be appreciated.


Dee September 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

Again some great advice. With blogging you must be consistent. Or you’ll loose what little bit of audience you have.


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