How to Build an Online Brand

By | December 26, 2018

Building a brand starts with building a personal website/blog which most people believe it’s such a hard task. Do you want to have a brand of your own? You want to build an online presence, right? Then, you’re in the right place.to learn how to go about it.

Currently, there are millions of brands out there in their respective niches and yours can be an addition today so far you’re willing to build it. Building a brand is one thing; having a successful brand is the other.

In order to build and run a successful online brand, you need to be an action taker and must be consistent, unique, and passionate.

When it comes to building an online brand, we’re talking about branding a site. And branding a site entails having a personal blog as well as being able to manage it successfully.

In today’s publication, we’re going to be talking about how you can brand a WordPress site and become a rocking blogger in the online world.

Here are strategies you can implement to brand your sites as well as become successful in doing so:

  1. Create a WordPress website and choose a professional site design/template to beautify it
  2. Install the All-in-One SEO plugin on your brand-new site
  3. Install other crucial plugins
  4. Create high-quality and engaging content frequently
  5. Build engagement with your site and social media audience
  6. Share posts on social media to boost rankings
  7. Build inbound links to build your domain authority in the online world

Create a WordPress Website and Choose a Professional Site Design/Template to Beautify it

When it comes to building a professional website, WordPress is the most vibrant blogging platform and the favorite of the pros. You can choose to build a self-hosted website using a professional WordPress theme and can can leverage a managed WordPress hosting platform to run your website.

Whether you’re using a self-hosted WordPress site or leveraging a managed WordPress hosting platform, the most important thing is that you’re operating a WordPress website. Google loves WordPress for its professional and search-engine-optimized features.

When it comes to operating a professional website, the best blogging platform to leverage is WordPress. If you’re willing to operate an awesome-looking website, WordPress is the right choice for you.

Install the All-in-One SEO Plugin on Your Brand-New Site

Prior to creating content at all, you need to install the All-in-One SEO plugin on your website. This plugin will allow you to add XML sitemap, adjust website general settings, block bad bot, access your file editor, as well as add social meta.

The All-in-One SEO plugin is an alternative to the Yoast plugin which helps you manage the SEO activities and progress for your website. You don’t need the Yoast plugin once you’ve already installed the All-in-One SEO plugin on your site.

Install Other Crucial Plugins

Aside from installing the All-in-SEO plugin, you must also install other crucial plugins such as the social share plugin, email subscription plugin, contact form plugin, content-writing plugin and so many other plugins that are extremely-crucial for SEO.

There are crucial plugins that can help you build your website domain authority such as the Alexa rank plugin, broken link checker, as well as others. Hundreds of useful plugins are added to the platform for your blogging use. So, take advantage of these to build your site in search results.

Create High-Quality and Engaging Content Frequently

Content is king when it comes to building a website for search engine ranking. The link-building strategy works only if you always publish high-quality and engaging content on your blog. Without the frequent publishing of high-quality content, link-building is nothing.

How does content work for your SEO? How do you build a great brand using content? Note that your content must be informative, useful, helpful, creative, remarkable, compelling, and engaging for readers to keep coming back to read. Once you can build your site with such content, building an awesome brand in the online world is guaranteed.

Build Engagement with Your Site and Social Media Audience

When you create some quality time to get back to your readers on your site and on social media posts and pages, you’re building engagement with them and you’ll successfully keep them back to yourself.

Ask your readers to leave valuable and authentic comments on the post they’ve read and make sure to get back to them in earnest. There’s a higher probability that people will offer you comments than when you don’t ask them to leave comments after the reading.

To perfect site engagement, I would love to introduce the WA Site Comment 2.0 platform to you. On this platform, there are two different incentives namely: Revenue opportunity; and Comment boost.

Share Posts on Social Media to Boost Rankings

Sharing posts on social media is the easiest thing to do when it comes to building your domain authority in the online world. In as much as we have the social signal in the top 200 ranking factors, it’s helpful to share posts in social media groups, posts and on pages.

To start sharing posts on social media, install a social share plugin on your site. You’ll be able to share, like, and follow posts if you install the Ultimate Social Share plugin. Although there are so many social share plugins that you can install on your site to start sharing posts immdiately after publishing, I use the Ultimate Social Share plugin on my own site.

Build Inbound Links to Improve Your Domain Authority in the Online World

Inbound links are links that come from external web sources and help to improve your domain authority as well as get better search engine rankings. More rankings equate more traffic and more traffic equates more revenue.

There are several methods by which you can build links. Some of these methods include:

  • Participating in high PR online forums
  • Answering questions on Quora
  • Doing blogger outreach campaigns
  • Commenting on blogs
  • Building a social media network, and many others.

Conclusion

Having read this post, you may have one or more questions that you may want to ask along. So, feel free to ask me any question on anything related to building an online brand and I’d be more than happy to respond.

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2 thoughts on “How to Build an Online Brand

  1. Craig

    What’s your favorite plugin for building an email list? I’ve been struggling with Aweber and my free trial is about to run out without having gained a single subscriber. 

    Do you know of any free email list options that are good for someone that is really new to blogging? I tried mailchimp a while back and it was free, but it was really hard to use for someone like me.

    Reply
    1. Israel Olatunji Post author

      Sorry about the bitter experience you had so far with MailChimp and Aweber! Currently, I simply use the Hello Bar tool to get subscribers to my website. It lets you set up your website to make it European GDPR compliant. They have both the free and pro versions and they help you collect subscribers’ emails while they deliver in your Hello bar account. Thanks for your comment!

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