By Angie Nelson
Whether you’ve just launched a new blog and want to get off to a great start or you’re an established blogger looking to bring your platform to the next level, setting actionable goals will help you achieve your dreams. As you take inspiration from the following blogging goals and tweak them for your own blogging efforts, focus on creating clear, challenging yet attainable, actionable goals. For example, “I’m going to write guest posts for five new bloggers this year,” is a much better goal than “Reaching out to new bloggers.”
Increase your web traffic 100 percent.
Web traffic makes or breaks a blog. You can have the best content in your industry, but if no one is reading it, your efforts are fruitless. Increasing traffic 100 percent may seem overwhelming. However, you simply have to increase traffic 6 percent each month to reach a 100 percent increase by the end of the year. Measuring the monthly 6 percent will keep you on track and not get hung up on the looming 100 percent until you’re well on your way to reaching the goal. Focus on content marketing and search engine optimization to jump start your traffic generation efforts.
Publish long-form content.
If you haven’t attempted long form content at this point in your blogging career, make it a goal for this year. The average content length for a web page that ranks in the top 10 Google search results for a given keyword has a minimum of 2,000 words. (more…)
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