Best Indian Blogs: List of Most Popular Bloggers in India 2017

Blogging has become most popular in India from last 5-10 years. Many Indian bloggers made their blogs and that blog becomes their business these days. Famous Indian bloggers are earning huge income from their blogs whether from the Adsense, Affiliate marketing or selling space for ads and much more. These top Indian bloggers are passionate about blogging and have a huge interest in writing and sharing information with the world.

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Flood of traffic – tips from my personal desk

It’s been not so long I had started blogging, till now I have faced many ups and downs in my blogging career, those things tried to derail my mind. I used to give 3 hours a day, trying to build traffic from social media sites like facebook. At that time, i didn’t know what can i do to attract traffic. I used to comment on big pages post like given below:-
Isn’t it cheap? Yeah i know it is, at that time i was not building any community to market my content, not doing any other type of content promotion and the main thing is, the traffic i was getting was not targeted. Then I started learning SEO and traffic building, frankly speaking i haven’t learned traffic building from reading other’s blog. I have been experimenting things from last 6 months and now i am up with some crazy stuff, using these strategies you will be able to build your blog traffic easily within days.
So today, i will be going to tell you about some traffic building strategies which will help you grow your organic, referral as well as direct traffic. Remember, to get success in anything you have to do hardwork, without it you can’t achieve high traffic.
So let’s see, the things which are working for me will work for you or not.
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Building blog communities

The best way to increase your blog traffic is to build community or you can say fan pages which will always be there, if you want to market your content to them.
By saying ‘build blog communities’, I want to say, use some top social networks. Make fan page and your blog group there and make it active. If you’ll be active then more people will follow you and you can market your content to them whenever you want to. Isn’t it awesome?
I would prefer Facebook, twitter and Google+ the most, when building our fan base as these 3 have high potential of targeted visitors which can be converted to buyers easily.
Here is a post on Sue Anne blog, regarding the Social media etiquette’s to follow to build fan base

Starting building fan base

Firstly, among all social media sites you have to keep Facebook in mind. Facebook is the largest social media site till now and maybe this’ll be the best forever. Let’s start with building your Facebook fan page audience..
  • For promotion, you have to use Facebook as your Fan page.
  • Go to some big brand pages under your blog niche, which have a tremendous number of facebook fans and have good engagement on their page.
  • Such pages, always ask question’s to their audience. Isn’t it? That is one of the reason, why the audience is active there.
  • Take part in the discussion and leave your views truthfully, the people who will like your comment will definitely follow/like your page too. They will also start participating in your facebook page discussions.
  • Doing this is not a very big task. You can think it like barter system, give quality and take followers(Though there followers and your knowledge will not fed away) ;)
Let say, you are taking part in a discussion in which 20 more people are, 6-7 people will definitely like your comment if you’re doing it in a good way or even more. By participating on pages under your niche, you will get targeted followers which will read your blog post too.
Serious Tip : When promoting your post on your page, make sure it is really awesome. Don’t share any thing which isn’t gonna help anyone.
Start building your audience from today itself otherwise you’ll cry later on. All the successful blog has great social media impact ;)
If you want to grow twitter followers, firstly follow some great and medium bloggers under your niche. Follow them and start retweeting their tweets. This will indirectly increase your twitter followers. Don’t forget to use hash-tags while posting your content.
Many bloggers will also mention you in their tweets, regarding “Thanks for the retweet”. Resulting in more and more followers by the flow of time. ;)
There are several other social networks you can use to promote your content like Google+, Pinterest etc. Do experiments and try to attract targeted people to your blog. This is the best way you can use to generate huge referral traffic to your blog.

Working on Organic Traffic

Organic traffic – Who doesn’t need it? Everybody wants to get listed in the first page of search engine and attract large amount of search engine traffic. Doing this is hard task for many. Though, it will be easiest if you will follow some rules.
Before we should continue, you can read these posts, if you don’t know about it:-
  • SEO Secrets your blogging mentor is hiding from you
  • How to Do Keyword research effectively
  • Link Building secrets – See you at the Top
Read these posts, to get to know more about Search engine optimization. So, let’s start with, what you can do for increasing search traffic.
Start doing keyword research for the post you are going to do next in your blog. Find some potential keywords to use in your blog post. Finding keyword isn’t everything. You should know about, using them in a proper way is the main task. Follow the strategies mentioned below to get maximum search engine traffic.
keyword research guide

Write Long post

While creating content, don’t focus on word limit much. I have experienced that blog posts having more than 700 words do good, both with search engine and your blog readers. Blog readers more likely to engage in such content instead of small piece of content.
Tips you can use to write long post:-
  • Don’t focus on word limit
  • Try to give the best out of your information to your readers
  • Give a brief introduction about your post, to your readers.
  • Add more valuable points.
That’s it, use these strategies to write long post and get it shared by others. Don’t forget to add quality while writing post otherwise no one will read it. Don’t compromise in quality, write EPIC blog posts ;)
Content is king
Recently Panda 4.1 has rolled out, my friend Bishal Biswas from Viral blog tips has written a post on the reason behind getting panda penalty. You can read about it here – Ouch! Google Panda 4.1 Penalty – Here’s What Happened

Use Keywords in your post

You have searched for some potential keywords, having high searches and less competition. They are of no use if you’ll not use them in your blog posts. Start using your keywords in several section of your blog post to start getting more search engine traffic.
A quick list of some places to use your keywords is given below:-
  • Use keyword in URL
  • Use keywords in your content, in between the post. (in such a way, that it’ll not annoy the reader)
  • Use keyword as images name.
  • Use keyword as images alt text.
  • If you are using ‘SEO by yoast’ in wordpress then put your main keyword in the section ‘Focus keyword
  • H1, H2 and H3 Tags
  • Bold and italicize your keywords
Use these several position to place your keywords and your post will be ranked easily without much link building efforts.

Do Link building

Have you worked very hard to do keyword research and writing your post. You have included the keywords wisely in your blog post, still you didn’t get the average traffic from the keyword you have targeted. This is because, you are not targeting keywords with low competition. But, still you can rank high competitive key phrases using some link building tactics which i have shared in this article – Link building secrets.
Let say, one of your post is ranking on 2nd page of google, figure out some white hat link building strategy and work on building links to that post. ;) In some days, you will see that your post is on the 1st page if you have done Link building wisely.

Creating Share-able Content

Getting shares will definitely increase your blog traffic. Ain’t it? So in this subhead, i am going to tell you some strategies which will get more social shares. Social shares can also increase your blog traffic and trust among your readers, if they will see you getting high number of shares.
Creating share-able content isn’t an easy task, but if you have the correct way to do so, then nothing is impossible. Below i am sharing, which type of posts get most social shares:-
  • Interview Related Articles
  • Expert Round-up series
  • List posts
  • Controversial Content
Now, you got which type of content is more share-able and easy to marketbut do you know how to create such content? If no, then continue reading, you will definitely learn about it today.

Taking Expert Interviews

Taking Interview of big boys in your niche is a good way you can use to multiply your traffic. If you’ll have good content then the people coming to your blog will definitely subscribe. Isn’t it?
Do you want to know, how i am taking expert interview on my new blog? Firstly i would suggest you to take a look at these Interview Articles:-
  • Interview with Harsh Agrawal from Shoutmeloud
  • Interview with Neil Patel
Many people know the art of taking expert interviews and promoting them to get good exposure. There are some, who don’t know what to do. If you’re one of those, then you’ll learn at the end of this subhead, how can you mail a expert asking for an interview and posting it on your blog ;)
Firstly, i would like to tell you while asking to experts for interview. Be polite and ask in a formal way. Maybe after seeing your impoliteness they will not prefer to give interview on your blog. Ain’t it? Share your experience, if you have any regarding this.
Use the script given below to message to the influencer you want to ask for the interview:-
Hey (Blogger Name) Sir,

I am (Your name), a blogger based in Delhi, India. i would like to interview
you and present you to my blog readers. My blog URL

I have recently interviewed some blogging icons like (Give name) and
(Give name).
I would be glad if you will be a part of it.

Looking forward for your reply.
Thanks
That’s it, you are done. In 1-2 days the blogger will reply and he/she will tell you. That they have accepted your interview request. What’s next? Send over your question’s and they will give reply.
After all these process you can post the interview on your blog, be sure that after posting the interview mail them regarding “you have posted it on your blog, check it out”

Controversial Posts

Are you thinking about what i mean by writing controversial post? I mean to say, if anybody is a scammer or if anyone is really good write about them ;) This will ultimately get his/her attention to your post and more people will start following you(their followers too, if you are writing about other blogger)
Check out  this post on enstine muki’s blog where he said Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh and 6 others are F.A.K.E bloggers! If you don’t believe me, that they are fake then do check out this post and ensure it. You’ll start thinking on it. Don’t forget to check out this post.
I don’t like to make this post more long but i have to add 6-7 more points here of traffic building which will cross 7000 words. So i think to write an ebook on Traffic and link building. What you say? I will add the expert round up point in the Ebook that i will write.  Looking forward for your thoughts. If you have any doubts, do let me know.

5 Techniques I Used To Hit The Charts of My Social Media Traffic

Those days are gone when you shared your content on Facebook and it reaches to most of the audience of your page. Facebook has made it limited, now only a small percent of audience will see your posts on their news feeds.
Though there are many tactics which you can use to push your content to reach to most of the audience and get the best out of it. There are many social media sites which you can use to promote your content but it will be foolishness to try out each and every social media site which will ultimately led to time waste. I mainly concentrate to drive traffic from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
The number of people using such sites is increasing day by day, so you shouldn’t refuse to use them. You can follow the tactics given below to increase your blog traffic overtime:-

Interact with your Readers

Suppose you’re into affiliate marketing and want to get good sales. Will it be possible without interacting to your readers? Your readers need good support and value. If you will interact with them, they will feel special and will give twice the amount(you’re giving as time) to you.
Try to make your audience feel special by giving them time. You can imply this rule everywhere, in your blog comments too.

Be Active on Social Media

Ah, Does any one have told you that without being active you can attract traffic from Social media? If yes, then he/she is totally wrong. Without giving suitable time to each social site which you’re targeting you cannot get more traffic from Social sites.
Still their are many person’s who think that, the time being active on social media is directly proportional to traffic. It’s wrong, if you’re giving more time to social sites like Facebook then it’ll attract you more which will divert your mind from work. Try avoiding social sites if you’re having blog which has good Search engine potential. ;)

Don’t Schedule Posts

Many people say that schedule your posts on social media to save your time. They are right, but only at the point to save your time. If you want to get more traffic, especially from Facebook then scheduling posts can result in being a big nightmare for you.
At sites like Facebook, scheduled posts reaches less number of people as compared to Normal posts. This will also help you to figure out what’s going on their and maybe you will get some thing to learn ;)
When I schedule posts on Facebook then it brings me 75-80% less traffic as compared to normal posts. If you’re scheduling posts on Facebook then now try to post directly to Facebook. This will actually bring more traffic as compared to scheduled ones.

Target Sites Which Really Helps you

Wasting your time on sites which is not giving you more traffic as compared to other, then leave that site. Wasting your time will give you nothing. Target those sites only which are give more click through rate. This will help you to get to more traffic without wasting much time and straightening your social base on that particular website. Ain’t it? What are your views? Leave them in the comment section below.

Increase Followers and keep experimenting

Always experiment new things, maybe your follower don’t like what you’re sharing. When you post about a trend then chances you will end up getting 70% more traffic. Make your followers count rising instead of remaining the same. Whenever you’re doing Guest post, try to link back to your Google+ profile and Facebook profile in the author Bio instead of linking to your website.(Link to your website inside post, Good blogs will definitely allow this). Enlarging your followers count will build trust among your readers, will bring more traffic and more fame ;)

Last Words

There are many more ways which you can use to drive more social media traffic. Be consistent with it and always try to connect with influencers in your niche. Share their posts and get shares. Build authority and always try to explain everything to your readers. Share information which will be loved by your readers.
Love your blog and what you’re doing, don’t lose faith if you’re not getting Good social media traffic. If you aren’t using the strategies mentioned above then implement them and see visitors flowing through your blog.
At current, I am mainly using Facebook for referral traffic. Not giving any time to Google+, twitter and others and below is the screenshot of social media traffic till now in just 2 months :) Thanks for the Support Guys.

That’s all, you can leave your views in the comment section below. If you’ve any doubts then don’t forget to ask, I am here to help you.

17 Actionable Strategies to Boost Social Sharing

How are you?
After publishing your post, how many social shares you get? Imagine if you could get 500+ shares just after publishing your post and see boost in traffic.
There are some bloggers getting ‘1000+ Shares’ for a Single post.
What are they doing that you don’t know?
Here, In this post I’ve compiled 7 strategies that’ll help you in getting more social shares.

Creating List posts

Creating List posts increases Social Shares along with Search engine rankings.
Suppose you’re creating a List post(17 ways), describing each and every sub topic with key points. The visitors coming to your blog will be confused with so many strategies for doing a thing at a place. At last, he’ll bookmark your blog post.
If you don’t know let me tell you, book-marking is a great Google Ranking factor. In addition, if you’re providing quality. The audience coming to your blog will definitely share it.

Bloggers Outreach

Ever heard of it? Let me tell you. Blogger Outreach is the best way to get connected with the Best influencer in your niche. Have you ever checked the post at Boost blog traffic about Bloggers Outreach : Best Way to boost traffic and relationship by Brian Dean?
If not then I’ll recommend you to go and check out that post. After learning about ‘Bloggers Outreach’, you’ll be able to connect with other bloggers, get your content shared, get guest post ideas and much more. If you’re one of those struggling to get traffic from Social media with your fan base after writing best articles, then you’re at the right place 
Also Check – Generic Ways to Get Content Ideas for your Next blog post

Using Social Shares Buttons

Nobody wants to copy the link of the post, go to their social network then Share it. Everyone wants a quick way(an Icon) by clicking on which your content will be shared over their network.
There are several plugins available for wordpress to display social icons on your blog page. You can use them. Using Social shares button below post title helps in boosting the rate of social shares.(The place where every one see). For me, ‘Digg Digg’ plugin is working at it’s best. You can also try it. It’s free and awesome.

Posting in a Conversational Tone

Hey, How are you?
How was your day?
Using a conversational tone like listed above can boost the number and comments. In addition, people share such posts more as compared to simple one’s.
Don’t agree with me? Just try it in your next post and come back here to share your thoughts(Meanwhile you can bookmark the page). If you’re not good at English then start reading other’s blogs, books etc. written in English language. This’ll surely help you to boost your conversational skills(and writing too). I am also trying to improve 

Creating Controversial Content

Every thing all right? I don’t think so, there are many people which are violating your niche(topic).
Post about them in a controversial tone. Some people might de-list your blog from their reading list but many will come. ;) Suppose you’re blogging on Politics Niche and someone is giving bad speeches(Controversial) then you can make it an issue and post about it on your blog.
Same applies in all the niche. Whether it is Blogging, tech, politics or anything else.

Click to Tweet Option/Image

Ever read the post about Actionable List building strategies by Brian Dean? While going through the post, I observed some images like ‘Tweet this list building Technique’.
Believe it or not, when I tried it on my tech Niche blog. It’s social traffic increased by more than 70% and share’s increased by 40%(Twitter) but I don’t have a strong fan base on twitter.
You can also see in the post, Brian has added floating social buttons which will help readers to tweet or share the content any time they want to.
If you think “I’m not using *Particular social network* then I can’t get traffic from that *Social network name*” then you’re absolutely wrong. I too had the same doubt about pinterest, but when I added image pin buttons, My traffic was increased. Not much, but still something is better than nothing. Ain’t it? What are your views, leave them in the comment section below.

Sharing Expert Interviews

Suppose you’re a blogger under *XYZ* niche, you’ve contacted the biggest influencer/Star of that area for an Interview. He/She accepted your request and answered all your questions which you posted on your blog. The Influencer will try to let his/her followers to know more about him/her and he/she will share the interview with them. A quick help in increasing traffic.
Err, Only traffic?
No,
The Influencer who had shared your blog has some friends/followers who will also share it. Isn’t it Great? If you need to know more ideas about traffic building and how to take expert Interviews then read this post – “Flood of Traffic – Tips from My Personal Desk” or else you can sign up to our E-mail list for perfect traffic building strategies.
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Experts Round-up Posts

It’s also kinda expert interview post, but in this you’ll be asking many bloggers to discuss about a topic on your blog. If they’ll agree with you, you can send over your questions to them.
Always be sure to mention in the mail, “I have mailed to X,Y,Z bloggers and got reply from X,Y or anything else.” (Replace name for X,Y,Z). They’ll be more likely to answer you once you’ll list the names of the bloggers to whom you have mailed to. ;)  If you’re not getting reply from them, don’t get angry. They are big guys, they’ve other works too ;) Wait for it or do a quick mail like:-
Hey, It’s been so long. I am waiting for your reply.
Thanks!
~YOUR NAME
That’s it, Checkout this Expert Round-up post by Nirmala Mam to get a quick idea of what I am talking about.
If you want to know how to create Interview and Expert round-up posts then checkout this post by Mi Muba from Be a Money blogger – 9 types of interview blog post and how to create them

Sharing InfoGraphics

Sharing data in visual images which includes significant facts and figures is called Info-graphics. When someone posts Info-graphic, chances are people will bat an eye on it 85% more. Studies have shown, Sharing Info-graphics leads to 76% more Social shares.
Check here how one of my friend Vinay Goud increased a blog traffic from 10 to 3000 visitors per day just by one Info-graphic within a month. You can check here – 5 Benefits of Sharing Info-graphics. Checkout the picture given below, in order to get a clean idea of how Info-graphic can help you(How much you can grow).

Share Others Posts

If you’ll help someone, he/she will also do the same. Isn’t it? Just try it, Today go out and help your friend, relatives or anyone and he/she will give it to you back. Just like this, If you’ll share others post, others will share your’s. On your social network profiles, Share others articles. In your blog post, share other people’s post. Maintain relationship with them and that’s it. You’ll get shared everywhere on the web.

Be Active in Blogging Communities

There are many communities on the web for Bloggers, Internet marketers etc. Just be active there, other bloggers will connect with you. They’ll read your post, comment on it and will share it. Some of the blogging communities are Blogengage, Kingged, Getblogtraffic.net etc.
I can’t say about Getblogtraffic, but Kingged and Blogengage are really awesome. Check them out, many-many awesome activities are going on there which will attract your mind. Share valuable posts in such communities and get visitors to your blog easily without doing anything.

Eye Catching Headlines

Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh and 6 others are F.A.K.E bloggers!
Look, Isn’t the title given above looks eye Catching? Yeah it is, When I first say this articleI was like..What the hell Enstine has posted. Checkout this post if you want to know How Fake Bloggers like Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh, Lisa Buben are.
Creating Eye Catching headlines will attract more people to your blog post and will generate more social shares to your blog post. It increases the chances of a user to share the content by 34%.

If you can’t do it First, do it Best

Suppose you’re sharing about ‘SEO Guide for 2014′, 1000 of people’s have shared before you. Ain’t it? So, what will the readers get if they visit your blog? ‘What they have read 100 of times before’? or are you going to offer something new? Write whatever you wantbut ‘at it’s best’. Don’t just write because you meant to make money out of it. Some days ago, I had asked Neil patel for interview and I asked him a question:-
Me : How you are able to maintain the number of blogs you have in your busy schedule?  
Neil : I am really passionate about writing so I just make time
This Explains everything. I have seen guys telling that, they don’t have time to write. They were able to find time, once they dumped this stupid excuse from their life. So, you don’t have time to write? Like other Fortunate people do have?… Think about it.
Don’t wait for the perfect time or the perfect life. Write with 5 kids asking you a thousand questions if you have to. (But do pause to answer their questions now and then.)
~Amanda Schwabe
Check it out : Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor : Neil patel Sharing his Success Story

Link to Others

Linking to other fellow bloggers in your post will definitely grab their attention. They’ll come to your blog and will share it to their audience.  I don’t think, I need to explain this topic any more. Isn’t it? If you have any doubts regarding this, you can ask in comment section below.

Create Content that is Worth Sharing

You are writing, writing and writingactually you’re not writing on your own. You’re just Rehashing ideas from other blog posts and writing it in your own words. Warning : Doing this can kill your blog. Readers want something they’ll love to share with their networks. Consider yourself reading a post. Will you share the most posted article on the web like “How to get more likes on facebook” or an article like “Facebook : Facts and figures about the Best Social Media”.
Before you write, fall in love with your reader again. See them enjoying your words.
Mike Loomis

Create Conversation and Use the word ‘You’ and ‘I’

Try to talk with your readers. You can use the words like ‘You’ and ‘I’. This will create conversational tone and will boost ‘reader’s attention and engagement’. The Title is quite self explaining. If you will use ‘You’ in your post more then the reader will feel special and think you’re giving more attention to them. It will convert them and they’ll become your blog subscribers easily.

Create a Perfect Plan – Don’t get too Engaged

Being a blogger, writer, Internet marketer and not having a perfect strategy for your work is like a nightmare. You will end up wasting your time on Social networking sites like Facebook or twitter. Whenever you get up in the morning, try to have a note of what will you do the whole day. Let’s say, First you will concentrate on writing a minimum of 1000 number of wordsafter that you will promote it on X,Y,Z(X,Y,Z are the places where you will promote your posts) or anything else related to work should be in your list. Making and working with a plan will definitely boost your presence of mind.
At the same time, I have seen many people who are convinced by opening many tabs in their Browser. It only satisfies them, that they are working but it isn’t the truth. Such people only think they are working but, they will only check different-different tabs which will annoy and divert mind from work. 

Conclusion

The whole strategy to get more social shares is by analysing your readers and followers. After analysing, you need to present the type of content which suits them the best. You should share useful, humorous, Interesting and Actionable content. After that, promote your content like a boss. That’s it. Do it massively to get best results.
These are 17 strategies you can implement daily in your blog to get more social shares. Leave your views, doubts and queries in the comment section below. I am here just to help you all.