Blogging is the act of posting content on a blog (a Web log or online journal) or posting comments on someone else’s blog.
Blogging is very popular today because it allows people to interact with each other. Blogging has also become a popular search engine optimization (SEO) tool because search engines like Google and Yahoo know that a blog is frequently updated with content or visitor comments, so their spiders visit blogs frequently looking for new content to include in their index.
Let’s get one thing out of the way
Blogging is difficult and if you want to get the kind of traffic and exposure you really want then you need to stay within a niche in which you are very good at. It really does not have to be something you have been doing for ever, it only needs to be something you love doing. Simply put, write about your passion.
Having said that, Akeem Baiyewu an editor of punch explained that you don’t really need to be an expert in a particular niche before you begin to sound and look-like an expert in that field. This article is for would-be bloggers who need to write great content about a niche they really do not know much about.
Do you know it is easy to be an authority in a particular niche? All you need is the dedication and ample time to do your research and our old good friend, the Internet. If you have a lot of time, you could go learn about the niche you want to write about. That could take anything from over 52 weeks or more but if you are on a deadline, here are some simple tips that can help you write about any niche. You can also use it to improve your writing in your present niche.
Do your homework
One of the easiest ways to write about any topic is to learn all you can about it. Let’s take an example. I want to write about surgical procedures. The first point to consider is to fire up my browser and type the word “surgery” into my browser. What I want to achieve at this point is to know all I can about surgery and to get a feel of how other people have written about the topic. You can also do this if you can lay your hands on publications or magazines that discuss the topic. What you will be looking for at this point apart from learning the rudiment is to note down links to researches, quotes, expert names and sources that were mentioned and anything else that can be of interest. Most especially you want to know what interest people about the topic.
Talk to experts
After following step 1, you are now in a better position from where you started. You now have a better understanding of the industry and issues that people love to talk about. In the process of your research, you might have come across an expert who had discussed any issue pertaining to the topic you are interested in. This is possible if you have followed the links you came across earlier in your research. Now is the time to take it a notch further. Interviewing two or three experts will give you a better insight into the topic and you might even stumble upon facts or figures that have not been previously discussed. You can even ask them for a quote or reference. If the expert is not in your country, you can research their contact details or simply shoot them a tweet online. People really don’t want unnecessary interruption so you have to be as authentic as possible.
Follow your leads
By this point you should have plenty of leads, quotes, figures and fact. Once you have been able to cross check all facts and stats, you can begin to write your first draft. The idea of this draft is to see if you have been able to piece together a puzzle which you do not understand.
After writing this first draft, you want to see if your article needs improvement. There are no set rules or procedures for writing your draft but it is important to state that it is usually a good idea to leave your first draft for at least 24 hours before coming back to it. Once you come back to it, you want to read it again and see how it turns out by putting all the pieces together.
Once you do this, you need to see if there are no glaring omissions. When writing a great piece, you need to be as specific as possible!
When you feel confident you can write with authority, it’s time to do just that.
Putting it all together
This is where you put everything you have been writing together. At this point, you will be dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘t’s.
Writing about any topic can be fun if you are ready to put in the leg work required. Try this technique and let me know how well it worked for you in the comment section
Techplus 2016 : Photos From Second edition of Nigeria’s largest tech gathering
The second edition of Nigeria’s largest tech gathering , Techplus 2016, with the theme ‘A Connected World’ scheduled to take place from the 21st to 23rd July 2016, commenced on Thursday at the Eko Hotel and Suites. This event is a gathering of people involved in technology at all levels, including gaming, Blogging , Startup , programming and education. This exhibition also serves as a platform for tech enthusiasts to share knowledge and network as well as a marketplace for consumers and businesses. The opening session featured several exclusive VIP sessions and the gaming tournament.
This is the best tech event we at techcribng have attended , so far this year , …Below are some picture about the great innovation and the event in general.
source : techplusng
West African Bloggers Conference Set To Hold In Lagos From May 15-16 2015.
Building relationships with other fellow bloggers and website owners is the best thing you can do for your online presence.So are you aiready for the West Africa Bloggers Conference . This might not the be the biggest conference for bloggers in Africa but its a must attend for long term bloggers, newbies and aspiring bloggers who want to acquire more knowledge. The conference is scheduled to hold on 15 and 16 May, 2015 at Berkeley Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. Expected speakers at the conference include Bayo Adekambi, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Jonathan Doerr, Managing Director, Jumia Nigeria, Valentine Obi, Managing Director of eTranzact and several others
And the benefits?
Networking opportunities for bloggers and SM managers in West Africa.
Access to new digital tools.
Expose revenue opportunities to bloggers and SM managers in West Africa.
Expose digital trends.
Discuss creative solutions in digital publishing.
Interact with Digitally inclined brand in West Africa.
Log on to www.westafricabloggersconference.com to register a seat. Although you can stream the event live or follow the twitter feeds of the event via the hashtag #WABCLagos2015, nothing compares to being there and getting to network with the best in the sector.
This awesome conference is powered by Jumia NG and lot more I hope to see you at the conference.
Secrets to Improve Your Page Rank-By Amelia Joe
I have many of sites I fiddle on/deal with/own/open to smile at. I have a passive goal to enhance my Google page rank of such websites. Alas, I do
literally nothing to arrive at such objective. Truth be told, I really do dynamic things to upset this objective, such as interfacing to dumb articles and other web nonsense. Indeed along these lines, on uncommon event I’ll be taking a gander at one of my sites and I’ll understand that there is improvement in Google Page Rank.
When you want to get your site on the first page of Google, your page rank is an extraordinary marker of how well your page is performing. Your page rank is focused around a combination of the nature of your websites, your website improvement, and your connections and viewership. Enhancing these angles will prompt a build in your rank.
Focus on high-quality information on your site
The most important aspect to your page rank is the content on your website. If your content is unique and helpful, it will draw a larger number of guests than a page with poor substance. Making great content is not a simple task, and includes a considerable measure of distinctive factors. Create content that can full fill the wide range of query for customers and will share to others.
- You should add new content to your site on regular basis. Sites that stagnate and don’t stay current will drop in the positions. In case you’re writing a blog, try to rejuvenate it once a week.
- Verify that content are matching to your website profile, description and keywords. Your website can be punished if users come to your site by organic search and move rapidly.
Optimize your web page
Website content should be optimized for both important keywords and long query search or conversational search. The most ideal approach to do this is to make your article titles as near the popular search query. Verify that your content addresses the inquiries of the users, or gives extraordinary knowledge.
- Avoid over use of keyword on your site. Google will perceive this and ding your positioning.
- Be sure that your site’s Meta keyword is exact. This is shown to clients when your site appears on inquiries. A correct depiction will prompt more clicks to your site, and less skips after reaching on your site.
- Google’s Hummingbird algorithm has made keyword words substantially less vital than conversational search. This reflects changes in the way that
- individuals look for things. For instance, as opposed to searching for the watchword “Web development”, Google will search for pages that answer inquiries, for example, “Which is the best web development company?
When search engine will see that users are going to your webpage from different destinations, your page rank will improve. The more legitimate the site the user originated from, the more effect this will have on your rank. You can include backlinks by commenting on different sites and adding a connection to your website when you close down or you can give content to different sites and afterward getting link back from them. You should rely more on content marketing and not that there should be appropriate call to action button.
Exploit Social Network
Social communities are an incredible approach to spread backlinks among a substantial number of viewers. Viewers will connect your site for you if your content demonstrates value. This will thus build your traffic, which will prompt to improve in your rank.
- Creating a fascinating link to your site is inconceivably critical for Social Media. The user’s needs to be captivated enough to share or follow the link, and it needs to be unique from the flood of news on their RSS feed.
Generate and submit Sitemap
A sitemap is a file that lays out the pages of your website. It makes it simple for the Google bots to discover the greater part of the links and content
of your website, and also focus their vitality. There is various numbers of websites that will produce a sitemap for you, or you can make one yourself.
Translate your webpage/website
If you can bear to hire translators or have a group eager to do the interpretation work, you can enhance your audience by making your web pages accessible in different dialects. This will boost your page rank and traffic as well.
RSS feed Creation
A RSS channel will help acquire new readers to your site, and hold existing ones. This will indicate predictable activity, which will thus decidedly influence your rank. You can utilize online tool or make your own.
In expansion to considering the amount of link to your page and the positioning of the linking page, to register a page’s Pagerank, Google considers several variables including:
- How quick a website is gaining up link
- To what extent the link continue
- When your site procured the connections
- The active visitor clicking percentage (CTR) of Google’s query items, cached pages, favorites on Google Toolbar
- The stickiness of your site (i.e., the viability of your site in sustaining individual users)
Google frequently changes how it measure a page’s importance, accordingly gives shift in rankings, known as a Google Dance. I don’t attempt to stay aware of the most recent site design improvement traps. Rather I strive to make seeking Google simpler by instructing clients about Google administrations, capacities, and gimmicks.
source : sitepronews