How to Compete With Your Fellow Bloggers
Till date more than 50 million blogs have been posted on the internet. Now a day, blogs comprise a major aspect of the internet besides the giant social networking sites like Facebook, most of the internet is built by Bloggers. That is why there is a line which has become immensely popular among the bloggers :
“We build the internet while you sleep. We are the web entrepreneurs, we are the bloggers.”
The source of this quote is not known but one can see it in the picture format of every blogger’s profile. These days, everyone wants to be a blogger because everyone perceives writing blogs to be an easy task because we all know that blogging brings with it the treasure of riches and joys.
That is why everyone wants to enter into this infinite and indefinite pool of blogging to reap these benefits of blogs. This is why the competition among bloggers is increasing.
Well, there are supposed to be some unwritten rules of Bloggers like every blogger is a friend of the other, no blogger directly insults another blogger, no country or religion criticizes the bloggers. But there is an old saying in Hindi –
“Agar Ghoda Ghas se Dosti Karega to Khayega kya“
The above quote literally means, if a horse becomes fond of grass then what it will eat. We all are colleagues and friends but everyone wants success. So the big question is ‘how to tackle your competitor to get success.’
Well, some people might think that this post is outrageously aggressive. They might be the ones to dislike it but the fact remains true.
Now, coming to the point; How to compete with your fellow bloggers. Following are some points which one should read very carefully.
Be Updated and Focused
1. Try to be updated with the world especially with the news of Internet related matters. Focus on the Search Engine Optimization actions that occur especially if some actions are taken by Google.
2. Stay connected with the big tech firms to have the latest information about the upcoming gadgets. Twitter is one good way to get connected with the big firms. Some important and popular faces of Twitter are –
- Matt Cutts (Head of Web Spam Team at Google) – @mattcutts
- Andy Bailey (Founder of Comment Luv) – @CommentLuv
- Rand Fishkin (CEO of SEOMOZ) – @randfish
- Danny Sullivan (Editor, SEL) – @dannysullivan
3. Also, Connect with your competitors on all possible social platforms where they are active so that do not miss anything.
Track your Competitors
Always monitor your competitors. Keep a track of what they are cooking on their blog and try to find out what strategies they are using to kill you. If you are a blogger then you need to work as a spy too.
Not just a spy, a smart spy. Try to hide your strategies because you are not the only spy in this field. Everyone wants success.
Shield Yourself from Malicious Attacks
Always create a shield of information around yourself to prevent yourself from the external malicious attacks. Just remember that everyone wants success and for that, others may use some dangerous and malicious tactics to kill your blog. These tactics may include passing of back links containing vulgar content towards your web pages, invalid click activity to bring down your Adsense account.
Successful bloggers have lots of
enemies serious competitors. The best method to protect yourself is to analyze your website from tools like Google Analytics (A free tool that helps to completely and deeply analyze your web page).
If you happen to find unnatural linking to your site which were not built by you, Google allows to disavow them.
Present Innovative Content to Readers
Google always says that they give good ranks to those web pages whose blogs have content which is unique. Unique and innovative content always plays a key role in the success of a blogger.
There are lots of web pages which have been written on similar kinds of information with variation of keywords and format. Guys, readers already have that information. Your readers always want something new and innovative. They will get turned off by reading the same old content which has been presented in a new format.
And last but not the least:
Do Experiments with Your Work
Success comes only to those who do experiments with their work. Everyone knows how to set up a blog, how to write article, how to set keyword and how to get a good rank.
But only those bloggers get success that do experiments because doing experiments make you aware about the tactics which you can use to make your blog a new sensation. Although sometimes, it fails, but then at least you get to know what fails.
So this is it guys. I just want to say that work hard, don’t cheat and move up positively. I will welcome your views on this post in the comment section.