How to Make Your Blog Popular?

Blogging is getting popular nowadays as it is a famous hobby and income generating source for the people.

Building a blog for business needs thousands of daily visitors and some genuine ways should be handled to drive lot of traffic to a blog.

If you have just started your blogging career, then the next thought in your mind might be “how to make your blog popular”?

Or if you have started your blog since few months and still wondering with stumpy number of visitors, this post would help you to make your blog popular.

Let’s discuss some imperative strategies with which you can get a prevalent blog certainly.


Effective tips to make your blog popular

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1. Personalize your blog design

Personalizing the blog design by having a unique theme with personal touches enhances you to stand out from other bloggers.

How to personalize the blog design?

Select perfect (premium) theme and add suitable logo to it.

Have a custom default Gravatar & style author comments, use your footer space effectively and ensure your sidebars with comprehensive archive by adding your popular blog posts and your well performed guest posts.

Incorporate your social media profiles in the top place of your blog and engage your readers with it.


2. Publish worth reading blog posts

Publishing worth reading blog posts is the basic promotion which could make your blog popular effortlessly.

How to publish worth reading blog posts?

If you focus only on your fascinating stuffs and not providing the solutions for your targeted visitors, then it is quite difficult to shout about your blog.

Instead, keep publishing the killer blog posts by providing superior solutions for your readers which would make them to come back regularly.

Speaking generic stuffs with your own voice would help you to get good reputation and to retain your brand name.


3. Build social proof

Building social proof helps the new visitors to confirm that you are in the right path of giving keys to your audience.

How to build social proof?

You can make use of popular social networks and get enough social signals from the viewers by sharing your pillar articles.

Using social plugins (limited no) would invoke your readers to share your amazing blog posts on their network.

Including case studies and testimonials would help a bit in building the social proof and encourage your visitors to leave their valuable thoughts through comments.


4. Create valuable Relations

Creating valuable relations would definitely support you to make your blog popular.

How to create valuable relations?

Mentioning other bloggers and providing links to exceptional blog posts aids to create good relationships.

Next effective method is to perform guest blogging with your excellent posts. If the blog owners drive quality traffic through your guest post, then it builds your strong relationship with them.

Sending newsletters to the subscribers, offering bonus and giveaways for the readers and hosting the contests for bloggers are the genuine ways to create valuable relations.


5. Optimize blog posts for search engines

Focussing the readers and writing for them is good but the basic optimization is needed to please the search engines.

How to optimize the blog posts for search engines?

Do keyword research and select eye catching blog title with popular keyword. Add Meta tag description, optimize it with long tail keyword and avoid using special characters in it.

Make use of relevant keywords in the main content and bold it.

Optimize the blog post images with alt tag and add suitable name to it. The basic optimization is enough for search engines to get good SERP and avoid keyword stuffing.



Blogging have great importance in today’s online world. Making the blog popular is the dream of every blogger.

So it is imperative for the bloggers to formulate a splendid blogging schedule and stick to it.

Just try to reach the reader’s heart with your exceptional posts added with humour and personal experiences. Also follow the imperative ways which I discussed above.

Speak with me now!

How do you make a blog popular?

Just tell the ways which you are handling to stand out from the crowd!

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60 Responses to “How to Make Your Blog Popular?”

  1. December 3, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Social media marketing and blog commenting are great ways to make your blog popular. Also, they are good methods to build reader engagement.
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  2. September 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Hey Nirmala,
    I have been reading your articles on and its really cool. I came to know about this article when I read your 50th post and glad I did it. It is really informative for a newbie like me.
    Keep up the good work.
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  3. September 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    nirmala mam great article….i am creating relation on visitors and help me gain more visitors…..:D
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  4. Shathyan Raja
    August 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm #


    Thanks for this article. This should be the best article for newbie who really strive to bring in traffic for their blog. Every one wants to make their blog popular so that they can get traffic and then earn from it.

    These methods which you have mentioned will really useful to establish our blog into the online world in more effective way to get visibility.

    Thank You.
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  5. August 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Nirmala,
    I just want to thank you for the great job you did with your contribution here at NPI blog.

    You listed some very good points to make a website popular,
    and I particularly liked the n.4 : “Create Valuable Relations”.

    I am a believer that online success is based on strong relationships created between people within your niche and market.

    As last words,
    I must say your article is at the TOP most popular and commented ever in NoPassiveIncome blog.

    Thanks again and keep up the great job you are doing.

    All the Best,
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  6. August 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Hmm! this are great points you’ve got here. i totally agreed with you about the optimization and worthy article points. They are of great importance if you want your blog to be very popular.
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  7. August 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    I think your second tip is one most people actually struggle with. I know most create content they think is great, but often they are the only ones who think like that.
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  8. Mayank
    August 2, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I have just started my blogging career and I thank you for providing such useful tips.I will surely use them for my blog.
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  9. August 2, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Great blog post! Thanks for the useful tips!

  10. August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I agree with your points here. Having high quality content and building relationships are good starting points for driving quality traffic. Leaving valuable comments on other blogs in your niche will help as well.
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  11. July 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Points no.2 and 4 are what I consider to be really important. Nothing works well if the content is bad. And good content builds credibility. And the importance of social relations in blogging can never be ignored!
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  12. Raj kumar
    July 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi NIrmala, these tips are great and useful too. Thanks for sharing with us……… I’ll definitely work out with this tips………
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  13. July 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Hey Nirmala great tips need to optimize the blog in right manner so its credit the readers as well as the blogger and social engagement much needed which helps to spread the word easily between nice post
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  14. July 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    One thing that i would like to add in this list is – Proper keyword research, if you want to grow your blog forever. since other source will dry very soon but if you have some killer article with proper keyword research i am 100% sure that will bless you more than anything else. Direct ads publishers even like this type of traffic.
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  15. July 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Popularity is one the greatest difficulty many blogger face in the blogging community because of lack of blogging understanding, when one have the target of blogging for money, definitely all these point will have the least priority in bloggers agenda but if you see blogging as a fun, all these point will properly manage and the aim of making money blogging will be accomplished in no time.
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  16. July 26, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Thanks for these great tips. Especially social media i think is getting more and more important. People do not bookmark things anymore, they just add sites to social media sites instead.
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  17. July 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Awesome tips on how to make your blog popular. As for adding the most popular posts in the sidebar, do you use a plugin to do that?

    I will be implementing some of these tips to help my blog out.
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  18. July 24, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    great information available here. really @Nirmala you are right blog desiging and social newtork most important part of blogging and i am also new in blogging so your article is valuable and useful for me :)
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  19. July 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    HI Nirmala,

    This is an interesting post for newbies who are desperate to know all this kind of stuff. I really like the way you are doing great work to build relations over internet by doing guest posting. :-)

    I didn’t agree with your 5th point in which you have mentioned that we need to optimize our blog for search engines. I don’t agree with this statement just because of a fact that as we write our content according to search engine, we couldn’t deliver good stuff for our audience.

    At times title, description also get keyword stuffed. Which is bad for us. New bloggers especially do this. If we can write best content for our audience it will be tremendous for our website.

    What you say about it.?
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  20. July 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Writing a killer article with an attractive title makes the post itself popular. The rest, Social media does it all.

    Thanks for the article Nirmala.
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  21. Michael
    July 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    They said content is the king. Well, I received much traffic cause of that. It works really great and faster.
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  22. July 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    To me traffic is what makes a blog popular and most of what you suggested in this article will bring more traffic and this will in turn make a blog popular. This is a nicely thought article. Thanks for sharing.
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  23. July 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    and when i changed my article and removed the keyword on my last 100 words of my article, it returned to page 4. just checked it today… Oh Lord Thank you..
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  24. July 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    i like to comment about optimizing blogs in search engines. i am quite confused on the rules of Google in terms of SEO. the last time i followed an SEO technique in Google (there must be a keyword in first and last 100 words of the article).. my ranking on that keyword went down from page 4 to page 13

    now i’m confused on what rules should i follow. it seems Google keeps changing it. perhaps in the future they will only require one keyword per post

    do you have any idea nirmala?
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    • July 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      Yes, as you told, Google keeps changing the rules.

      It is good to have the Keyword in the first and last paragraph of a blog post, but I don’t know why your SERP got down, I guess it was due to some other reason.

      Did you checked the keyword density for that post? Did you use any long tail keyword in it?

      Hope your competitors might optimized better than you for that particular keyword.

      Thanks for asking a good question Marilyn, keep reading the SEO stuffs for better understanding.
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  25. July 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    What more could be added than to say a good work.
    This is one of the loveliest post I’ve read since the beginning of the week.

  26. July 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Helpful tips! Thanks for sharing and great work!
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  27. July 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Nice tips listed here.
    Social proof is now more important for making your blog than it was 2-3 years ago. Social media presence is the factor you can’t afford to ignore.
    Thanks for sharing Nirmala :)
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  28. July 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Recearch and know what your niche is! Make it bigger, better and more helpful than your competition! This is an important part to make your blog popular in the web world, Next step is to do Social Networking on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace etc.
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  29. Abhishek
    July 23, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I;m doing all the things which you have mentioned in this post. I think I am doing mistake in writing post. Have you any suggestion for this.
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    • July 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      It is really good that you already following my mentioned ways to make your blog popular :)

      Writing suggestion?

      First target your audience, write for them!

      Understand their problems and needs, give solutions through your post.

      Read the blog posts related to your niche, you’ll write better than others.

      Need more writing tips? catch me on social networks.
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  30. July 23, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Hi Nirmala,

    That’s the complete post. You’ve touched every aspect of making a blog popular and I liked you mentioning ‘how’ part for each of those aspects.
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  31. July 23, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I have got to memorize all of these things. Thanks a lot for sharing this post because this taught me many things. Now, I know how to make all my blogs popular and traffic driven :)

  32. July 23, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Excellent tips Nirmala. I think by personalising your blog makes a huge difference as far as popularity is concerned. Also I think having a photo of yourself and talking some personal things appeals to people and they can often associate with your blog on a personal basis making it popular.
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  33. July 23, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Good article. Blog design along with the optimized code with good hosting service will be added advantage to the blog to gain popularity.
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  34. July 23, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Hi ma’am,

    These are really some handy tips that would be useful to make blog popular. The blog design plays an important role in that. The more unique and appealing it is; higher would be the amount of love it will receive from everyone. Also, I personally feel that it takes real hard efforts to make it popular than what is being thought by newbies. Your article puts light on those points and I really love that.
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  35. July 23, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    The long tail keyword suggestion is awesome …one strategy that others can follow is to post guest articles on other blogs …just as what Nirmala has Done .:D
    Thanks for sharing these tips.

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  36. July 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Nice article here. Blog designs really matter, you were right. Readers always visit nice and pleasant blogs.I suggest using maximum of three colors for a blog design . I hope this one helps. :)
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