Throughout January we will be running our 31 Day Blog Challenge: 31 days to clean up, grow and improve your blog. What better time than the start of a new year to get things sorted and ready to go for a brand new year of blogging?
We'll be sharing 31 tips, ideas, and strategies for you to get things in order and make blogging easier. This is Day 20.
Now that we've got you using Google Analytics to analyze what's happening on your site, it's time to start putting that info to use in a practical way! Today, we're asking you to use your analytics to determine your 10 most popular posts of all time. Odds are good if you've been blogging for a while, some of these posts might be quite old (they've likely built up a lot of search engine juice).
Once you've pulled together a list of your top ten, it's time to go visit them all and make sure they're Pinterest friendly:
- Make sure they have a nice, portrait oriented photo.
- If it's an older post and your photography has improved greatly, you may even want to think about re-shooting the dish
- You may want to consider adding text to the image
- Make sure you have filled in title and alt tags for the image with a pinterest friendly description.
We've got lots of great tips for making your posts pinterest friendly, and for making your images pinnable. And we've got more tips on fixing your alt tags and title tags on your images to help make the pinterest friendly.
Once you've got your top ten posts in tip top, pinnable shape, move on to your next 10!
Take it Further: Want to capitalize on the popularity of those posts further? Consider adding them to your blog's sidebar and letting your readers know, these are the cream of the crop posts they don't want to miss! There's a great little tutorial on the Blog Maven's site showing you how to do this with some simple code, along with links to a plug-in that can make it a faster process for WordPress users!
And, as we mentioned in on Day 3 of our Blog Cleanup, you can also add links to these posts in your About/Bio page to point your new readers to your best content!