Category Archives: Blogging

Case Study: Power of Search Engine Optimization

One of my websites is focused on mobiles’ specifications niche, so I get to examine sites well-ranking in that niche. Since the niche is fiercely crowded, things have to be smart rather than hard worked. There are giants like GSMArena, WhatMobile.com.pk, Cnet, NDTV and PhoneArena. They are all really old. They have funding in place. Staff? Check. Budget for technical SEOs? Check. To try to compete with sites as old and SEO-powerful as GSMArena is probably ridiculous, I admit that. Fact is that’s not what I am trying to do here: Not competiting or trying to take over them in … Read More

What This is Mairaj blog is really about

It is not about blogging, marketing, WordPress, development, computer science or programming. It is not about me, not about my family or what I do or don’t do or what I like or don’t like. It’s not about teaching, not about documenting what I learn. It has none to do with my qualifications, day to day activities or about my ventures or aspirations.

This is Mairaj is an effort at writing & publishing daily. No, I don’t mostly share its posts on Twitter or FB. All that happens here stays here, shared nowhere. In fact, no amount of time is … Read More

How to Suck At Blogging in 3 Steps!

Blogging is hard; but it’s simple. Every day, thousands of people start blogging. Most lost interest with time, others carry on for sometime but then fail to make money from blogging. It’s not that this person did not try hard, or that they were stupid, it was mostly just a few things that made him SUCK at blogging. A lot of bloggers out there suck. That’s cold harsh truth. Mistakes like writing lengthy, highly detailed posts but not taking the time to craft it well. I mean, who reads Wikipedia, right?!

These are preventable things. Now I don’t claim to … Read More

5 Reasons Blogging is the Best in 2016

I have been blogging for a while now. So I know a thing or two about it. The question that people ask the most when it comes to blogging is “why blog?”. This post is a little effort of mine to address that obvious question.

Here are 5 reasons to blog.

It improves your writing – It is a good way to practice writing. While it is a cliche, “practice makes your perfect”. I am not gonna advocate practice, instead just blog. Build a blog, write and publish things on it regularly. This is the best way to improve your … Read More

5 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog/Site in 2016

Driving traffic to your blog or site can be really hard. Especially for blogs just hatched 2 weeks, it can be a really intimidating task. And… no matter how hard to come by traffic is, you need it. Immensely, right? Because this is what gets peoples’ eyeballs on your site, eventually leading them to click on your ads or sign up on affiliate sites. Point being: You can’t make money without traffic. And you can’t drive traffic without quality content. OK, let’s just say you got quality content factor covered, what’s something you could that could lead your content to … Read More

4 Super Google Tools to Grab Plenty of Blog Post Ideas!

Every blogger once in a while hits the wall and cries “what do I write about?!”. It happens to most people. Unless you are some rare breed of homo sapiens who has ideas without struggling for them, do not read this post. This post details 4 practical ways in which Google tools give you blog post ideas. These blog post ideas are highly actionable, that you can grab plenty of ideas within 10 minutes of search. Ideas are ubiquitous and elusive, they are everywhere and they are nowhere. That’s how paradoxical their nature is. I have been a blogger for … Read More

Why Traffic is Everything in Blogging?

Traffic is mainly the number of visitors a website receives. The truth is : traffic is everything. More than readership, it is traffic that makes you money. Loyal readers are cool to have and are certainly people who buy your courses, books, etc. But before they are readers, they are nothing but numbers on your Google Analytics dashboard. No matter what your blog is about, no matter if it is even a blog or even if you have 1000s of posts, if you have nobody to see those posts, you have nothing. It might offend some people, but the fact … Read More

20 Frequently Asked Questions About Blogging in 2016

Hello in today’s post, I answer 20 of most frequently asked questions about blogging. In 2016, there are going to be millions of new bloggers and they need assistance with blogging. Most are oblivious to what a blog is and how is it capable of making money. This post answers those questions in a ‘to the point’ format. Sole intention of this post is to help friends and family understand basics of blogging.

There are literally thousands of blog posts on “what, why and how” of blogging. And they are all good, just not as good as people need. People … Read More

What is Hobby Blogging VS Professional Blogging

Broadly speaking, there are two types of blogging. First is plain blogging. Second is professional blogging. In this post, we will learn the differences between both. And.. which is better as per aspects?

First… blogging is simply writing content and publishing it on a website (called blog), which displays posts/entries in reverse chronological order. Exactly same is the case with professional blogging. Except the way simple blogging & professional blogging is done and the results of both are very different. One can blog as a hobby, other has to be done professionally. With the rise of internet, blogging has been … Read More

5 Freakin’ Tips to Become Blog Commenting King for 2016

Commenting has been one of my favorite time-pass activities. Though nowadays, I don’t comment much. But it used to be a pretty productive way to spend time. It was more of a hobby than a professional tactic for blogging gains. Blog commenting in 2016 is not the hottest topic, because its highest peak was in 2011 I guess. In a nutshell, you get tonnes of exposure, some traffic and Google bots crawling all over your site! Not just that, with regular blog commenting within a certain community, you tend to be known. To be known is marketing. And.. where you … Read More