Blogging is getting more and more competitive.

It makes sense, as blogging greatly benefits individuals and online businesses.

Due to the increased competition, growing a blog is becoming more brutal, but it's possible.

In this article, you will learn 11 tips for bloggers that will help you grow faster. These tips cover everything from SEO to mindset.

11 Tips For Bloggers To Grow Quicker In 2024

1. Having The Right Mindset

To succeed in blogging, you need the right mindset. You can't just purely be in it for the money. Why?

You may get discouraged initially despite being on the right path.
When you just focus on the money, you never reach that mindset that you need to grow a blog. If you have the right attitude and are patient, you will succeed (assuming you are doing the work).

2. Good Keyword Research

You will never rank in Google if you constantly write without keyword research. That would be a significant loss.

Google is a massive source of traffic for successful bloggers. In fact, for most bloggers, it's the most significant source of traffic.

Research keywords, find keywords you can rank for, and your traffic will increase significantly. Read this guide if you need to learn how to do keyword research.

It will also teach you how to steal your competitor's keywords and their backlinks. 

3. Promote Your Own Content

The easiest way to get off the ground is by promoting your own content. By boosting your content, you can make your content more popular. If you don't promote your content, it will take much longer for Google to find that content, and Google likes ranking popular content.

There are many different ways you can promote your own content, such as:
  • Quora
  • Medium
  • Social Media (Especially Pinterest)
  • Forums
  • YouTube

4. Be Consistent & Frequent

Writing a single blog post will never get you far.

However, if you are consistent & frequent, you are bound to start seeing significant amounts of traffic. Aim to post high-quality content frequently and consistently.

By doing this, you increase your chances of success a lot.

According to Financial Samurai, the average blogger who posts 3 x per week for 5 years earns between $100,000 and $250,000. Their statistics also state that in the first year, the average is only between $1,000 - $10,000.

So, pushing past that point where it's hard is definitely worth it.
5. Content Ideas

Once you start writing a lot, there is going to be a time when you need more content ideas.

That's totally normal, but that's also why you should have a system to develop new content ideas.

Otherwise, you will find yourself wasting a lot of time or even not putting out content just because you can't get content ideas.

If you need help finding content ideas, read how to find free pictures for your blog.

6. Network With Others

If you want to grow, you need to network with others. Why?

Because you can do guest posts, get tips, and help each other grow. There are many different benefits of networking.

Check related forums, look for relevant blogs, and connect through social media or blog comments. It's a pretty easy way to grow a lot quicker. 

7. Technical SEO

Technical SEO plays a huge role, but many bloggers ignore it.

Technical SEO includes: 
  • Site Speed
  • Site Map
  • Fixing Broken Links
  • Site Relevancy
Optimizing all these things will help you rank better in Google. If you rank better in Google, you will get more traffic. 

8. Monetization

When it comes to monetization, you should diversify.

For example, you shouldn't just rely on ads. With a blog, you can have a variety of income streams.

You could have:
  • Ad revenue
  • Affiliate Products
  • Your own products/services
  • Sponsored posts
They all work great, so don't rely on one monetization stream. This will limit your profit.

9. Stay Away From Black Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO can ruin your blog forever.

It's really not worth the risk. If caught using some of these Black Hat methods, your site could be taken off Google overnight.

Why use Black Hat methods when there is a clear path to success without them? I don't know.

Avoid these methods and just put in the work. 

10. Engage With Your Audience

The best way to keep your audience engaged is to engage with them.

Sounds obvious.

Well, a lot of bloggers need to pay more attention to this. A lot of readers love it when blogs reply to their comments. If you do this, they will often come back and write more words in the future.

11. Be Persistent

Remember that stat we spoke about earlier?

"The average blogger who posts 3 times per week for 5 years earns between $100,000 and $250,000. Their statistics also state that in the first year, the average is only between $1,000 - $10,000." (Financial Samurai)

If you give up in your first year because you aren't making the money you desire, you will never reach that level of success. However, if you stay persistent, you will likely hit that level of success.

So, be persistent!