The FTC’s Endorsement Guides require bloggers to disclose when they may be compensated for making a recommendation. Here are 11 examples of how to disclose affiliate relationships on your blog. Back in 2009, the Federal Trade Commission rolled out updated endorsement and advertising guides to help folks avoid deceptive and misleading endorsements and reviews in […]
Getting started is one of the hardest parts of blogging. The good news? For better or worse, your first blog post doesn’t matter much.
One of my favorite things about blogging is coming up with ideas using keyword and topic research.
That’s why I’ve covered travel blog post ideas, and how to find a bunch of keywords and ideas in just a few minutes.
But if you’re not used to doing topic research, finding your very first idea can be overwhelming.
Travel bloggers: if you’re running low on ideas, here’s a list of blog post topics with real-life examples to inspire your own travel content.
Travel is one of the most popular blogging niches and offers plenty of content ideas, but if you’re short on inspiration, I’ve put together a list of 50 travel blog post ideas to help get your gears goin’.
If you get a lot of your traffic from Google or Pinterest, you may know that a lot of travel content is templated the same. So people look up “best day trips from…” and then add their city of choice.
The key, then, is to find some of these popular templates and angle them to your blog, audience and topic. If you can do that, you’ll have a treasure trove of travel blog topics to choose from. Let’s go!
Choosing a name for your blog can seem like one of the most crucial ingredients for your blog’s success, but the truth is: it’s just a name.
Some blog name ideas are more clever or memorable than others, but the bottom line is that choosing a name shouldn’t take more than a few brainstorming sessions.
If you’re looking to start and grow your blog, then consider quickly choosing your blog’s name a small victory – don’t get caught up in waiting days and weeks and months for the perfect moniker.
Instead, choose something you like and start getting to work!
Here’s a guide to choosing your blog name, some important ideas to consider and a list of 200 actual blog names you can use to spark your own ideas.
Here’s something you should know about me: my favorite part about blogging, SEO and content marketing, hands-down, is keyword research.
That’s not hyperbole – sometimes I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, go to the bathroom and write down keyword research ideas for the morning.
(You can ask my wife about this)
I once considered naming my child Ahrefs.
Blogging is still one of the best ways to make a steady income online, even in 2019.
But starting a website from scratch takes time, and it’s one of the most common sources of failure for most bloggers.
They start a blog, add some content and wait for traffic and revenue to roll in.
When it doesn’t happen right away, they get frustrated and move to the next thing.
One of the most important steps to growing a successful blog is choosing the right niche, or topic, for your site.
I’ve made just about all the mistakes you can in this area, from going too specific to starting too broad.
In general, here’s my advice:
- don’t choose a niche simply because it’s your passion
- don’t choose a niche simply because you can make more money
- choose a niche that has a ton of questions, problems and online searches
- choose a niche related to the group of people you want to help
Making your passion into a blog doesn’t guarantee success, and neither does following the money just to make money.
You need to choose a niche that has a lot of questions and problems so that you can answer those problems with your content.
What you should focus on: providing value to readers by solving even the smallest of problems.
What problems do you want to solve?
Whose questions do you want to answer?
That’s the best way to pick your niche.