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11 Blogging Hacks That Will Come In Handy On Your Blogging Journey

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There are lots of posts out there on blogging tips.

And chances are, you’ve heard of most of them a couple of times already. Blogging is hard enough, so it’s always great to be able to know shortcuts that make it easier.

How many blogging hacks exist out there?

The answer is a lot, too many to list. So here are the top ones I’ve learned about so far that makes life easier for me, and hopefully for you too.

How to hide pinnable images in a post

It took me forever to figure out how to do this without having to use yet another plugin.

Turns out, you can easily hide pinnable images in your posts with this html code:

<div style=”display: none;”>YOUR IMAGE CODE HERE</div>

Once you upload your image in the editing dashboard, go to ‘text’ view, and wrap the code around the image code (it will start with ‘<img>

Voila! Your image is hidden until a user presses the pin button.

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How to view your pin sources

Did you know you can check out which pins are being pinned from your site the most on Pinterest?

All you have to do is enter:

in the navigation bar to check out your stats! It’s a pretty useful blogging hack for Pinterest traffic.

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Google Webmasters tool to check out ranking posts

You can easily check out if you’re doing a decent job with SEO and ranking with the free Google Webmasters tool.

Here is a quick video on how to do it:

How To Get Visitors To Your Blog

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Home Talk is a lifestyle site that has a blog post feature program for bloggers that is free. It’s a great way to get visitors to your blog.

It’s a great way to bring traffic back to your blog. All you have to do is follow their guidelines and meet their criteria, which you can find out more about here.

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Rapidology as a great free pop-up resource

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I feel like no one talks about Rapidology enough. It’s an awesome FREE opt-in and pop up forms that you can highly personalize to capture email signups.

They even include analytics that you can check out to see which pop ups are performing the best.

No need to pay for AppSumo or other expensive pop up apps. At least not in the beginning.


How To Increase Blog Traffic For Free

How to use GA to find out which Pinterest pins are bringing in the most traffic.

Did you know you can use Google Analytics to find out exactly which pins are bringing in the most traffic to your blog? This is a great blogging hack that can come in handy for anyone that uses Pinterest for traffic (a must).

To do it, on your GA dashboard, go to Acquisition > Social > Network Referrals> Pinterest

Once you click on a link it’ll give you a list of URL’s. If you choose the one with the most page views and copy and paste into your navigation bar it’ll take you to the exact pin bringing you traffic. Then, remember to pin it to your best boards. If you were wondering how to increade blog traffic for free with Pinterest instead of their paid ads, this is one good way to do it. As with everything, remember to be consistent.

Use Webkinder to block your own site visits for good

blogging hacks with webkinder google analytics

Blocking your IP on Google Analytics to make sure you aren’t counting your own website visits for traffic purposes is good and all.

The problem is, because of the nature of IP addresses, they can sometimes change and all of a sudden you aren’t blocking your own visits anymore.

To fix this problem for good, use the Webkinder App. Once you download it and install it, every time you are logged in to your blog it won’t count your page views.

How to add other bloggers to an open group board

Get ready for this blogging hack. Sometimes you’ll come across Group Boards that will say something along the lines of “Feel free to add your friends to the board!”

And for the longest time I had no clue how. So, for future reference, anytime you want to add someone to a board, on your Pinterest profile, go to your profile, click on boards, find a group board, and when you hover over it there will be a pencil icon in the bottom right corner.

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If you click that it’ll then give you the option of adding collaborators to that board.

Get fancy design fonts for FREE

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You don’t have to grudgingly hash out money for gorgeous fonts that stand out to use on your pins, blog image designs.

Just visit online design market places, sign up for a free account with them, and get their free designs of the week.

Here are a few you can check out:

Creative Market

Font Bundles

Design Cuts

Capitalize your titles properly with one click

Blogging hacks to capitalize your title

This is good news and a great blogging hack for grammar sticklers.

Every time you aren’t sure which titles get capitalized, just go to, pop it in, and they will automatically format it correctly for you.

BAM. No more anxiety about which words are/aren’t capitalized.

But Wait! There’s More Blog Hacks…  

I think periodically I’ll have to edit and add to this list once I discover more useful tid-bits of blog hacks and information like this.

Hopefully these small blogging hacks helped you, or answered blogging questions you’ve had for the longest time.

Happy blogging, friends. ?

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