Introduction: Manidipa Bhaumik
Today we are honored to have Manidipa Bhaumik onboard as our interview guest. She is a blogger by passion. She loves to write on WordPress, Hosting, Themes, Blogging Tips & Tricks and other related stuff.
Today, She shared her experience and advice in web hosting. Without further ado, we present our interview with this very talented and fascinating hosting expert.
Q. Hello, Manidipa, this is a great pleasure to have you on dhost.com today. So, tell us something about yourself and how you got into blogging?
Manidipa: Hi Anuradha, thank you so much for the warm welcome and it’s a pleasure to be here.
Hello, friends, this is Manidipa, a blogging enthusiast from India. On the personal front, I love road trips, books, and dance. I am a complete family person, who enjoys the little things, life has to offer.
I am blogging since I didn’t know anything related to blogging. Just out of passion, my husband Santanu and I started a blog on Blogspot platform in the year 2011.
Currently, I run multiple blogs across different niches. WPBlogging360.com is my main blog, where I mostly write about WordPress, Blogging, and online money making. Along with that, I am working on my other two major blogs Techlistz.com and MyDailyLifeTips.com.
Q. When you just started online there are a lot of pitfalls you face, how are you able to overcome these pitfalls?
Manidipa: When we start anything, it is obvious that we will face challenges. My biggest challenge was to decide on a particular niche. I started a recipe blog ManidipasKitchen on blog spot and ended up writing about everything in the world.
Later, when we shifted to a self-hosted WordPress blog, we were trying to manage the topics that need to be shared in our multi-niche blog.
In the beginning, we felt like every topic is important, and we must write about that. However, gradually we found out the few categories and decided to stick to that. Now all my blogs are much focused.
Q. In your opinion, what makes a good hosting service? What are some of the key points to look into when we are choosing a web host?
Manidipa: Uptime and support are the most needed features of any hosting service. You surely do not want your site to go offline now and then. Also sometimes you might face particular problems due to some plugin conflict or any other issue. So a helpful support team is much needed.
To buy the best hosting plan, you must first realize your hosting needs. Some of the key points to keep in mind while choosing a hosting service are:
- Technical support and uptime guarantee.
- Hosting features as per your need (like number of add-on domains, site backup, etc.)
- cPanel ease of use.
- Server resource usage policy.
- Sign up and renewal prices.
- Upgrading options of your hosting account.
You can also read the article how to choose the best hosting provider for your blog.
Q. What is the one tool all bloggers should have if they want to “go pro” with their blog?
Manidipa: Keyword research is the first most important step for any blogger to be successful in their Internet marketing campaign.
However, it can be little tricky to get the perfect keywords that are worth targeting for. Long Tail Pro is one such tool which can help you in this job and make keyword finding easy. Selecting the keywords right is almost half the battle done.
Q. What should be the most efficient link building practice recommended for a blogger in today’s web world?
Manidipa: SEO has changed drastically over the last few years. So most of the old link building strategies may not work in current time. Though there are many types of link building techniques available, personally I use blog commenting and guest posting for creating backlinks and authority.
Commenting not only helps in building quality backlinks but at the same time, it also helps in driving targeted traffic to any blog. However, link building should not be the sole purpose of commenting.
Make sure to share some valuable insights about the post. It is also a great way of connecting with other fellow bloggers in the similar niche.
Q. What do you think about the future of blogging? Will it continue to be a profitable business in the long run?
Manidipa: Blogging has already proved as one of the best business online. However, not every part of the world is advanced with the usage of technology.
With a huge possibility of internet penetration in coming days, we can expect much engagement in this field. Blogging has enormous potential. One just needs to find the right niche as per their interest.
Q. Where Is Your Blog Hosted At This Time And How Long You Have Been With The Host? Please Share Your Experience With Them.
Manidipa: WPBlogging360 is currently hosted with BestHostingandDesign (a hosting service from Jane Sheeba). Last one year we are with them, and the experience is great.
Check out our interview session with Jane Sheeba.
Q. What do you think of dhost.com, any tips for our blog?
Manidipa: You have a well-structured blog with some very useful content. Keep up the good work ☺
Cool. And that’s all for my questions. Thank you very much for your time and suggestions!
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