“Blogging is easy” said no blogger ever. Whoever says blogging is easy has most certainly never engaged in the fine art of blogging. It can be really fun, interesting and profitable in the long run, but it is certainly no walk in the park.
There is so much you need to know, and quickly too, being that blogging is a “learn as you go” job.
Without adequate knowledge of some of the terms used by website owners and in the blogging industry, one may begin to feel lost and confused.
Here are 10 terms every prospective and existing blogger must be familiar with.
This is what you put on your web page or blog for your audience to see or read, this is basically the soul of blogging, without frequent content update you cannot keep your audience. This of course has to be original as plagiarism is a huge offense which can be prosecuted.
This is often used to refer to the number of viewers visiting your web page per time. Internet traffic is the flow of data across the internet. The word traffic is used to describe the amount of data sent and received by visitors of a particular website.
3. search engine optimization (S.E.O)
This is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid result, often referred to as organic traffic. It is very important that all your posts are optimized for search engines so as to drive traffic to your webpage/blog. Good SEO knowledge can help you rank number one on Google.
4. Domain Authority(DA)/page Authority(PA)
This is a search engine ranking score developed by moz that predicts how well a website will rank on a search engine result page(SERP). A domain authority score ranges from 1 to 100. This score shows a bog or web pages ability to rank. Page Authority also developed by moz is a score from 1 to 100 that predicts how well a web page or blog will rank on search engines. You can check your web page’s/blog’s DA and PA on moz.com.
A backlink is an incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website. It is a direct link from another website to a particular web resource. This is something like a citation or a reference.
This is when an individual who owns a webpage/blog or a brand influencer uses a product or service and writes or talks about it to their audience, giving either a positive or negative feedback which serves as a recommendation to their audience.
7. Sponsored posts
These are articles or posts that are displayed on a webpage/blog for a fee. Read also >> ways to make money online
A niche refers to a specialized segment of market for a particular kind of product, service or information that interests or appeals to a specific audience. A niche website usually focuses on a specific audience with specific interests. Read also blogging without niche
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