Interview with Yogita Aggarwal of DreamTechie.com

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Hello readers, like always today we have a blogger and online marketer with DigitalGYD. She is a dear friend of mine and has learned surviving in this industry the hard way. Today’s post isn’t an interview but we can call it a candid chat where Yogita shares her behind the work scenes. :)

Q1. Hello, Yogita please tell us something about yourself and about your journey as a blogger?

Hello Dear Readers! I am Yogita aka Tanya, an obsessed blogger from Delhi NCR. I am an Online Marketing professional and a full time blogger who blogs at DreamTechie.com & LetUsPublish.com.

I started DreamTechie in April 2013 & LetUsPublish in August 2014 with lots of ambitions and excitements. As on today also I am keeping the same enthusiasm. It may be because I am “Indian by birth and Blogger by choice”.

I used to be a part time blogger till August 2015 and to manage both the blogs with work was really difficult but in July’15 finally I took the best decision of my life and did what I actually want to do from a long time. I quit my job to be a become a professional blogger and to be my own boss, this is super exciting :p, is not it??

If I talk about my journey with my blogs, it was full of new experiences but now I am thrilling about my future with more of blogging as a full time blogger.

Q3. Had you first started blogging on blogger and then migrated to WP? If yes please share the experience of transition.

No, my both blogs I started with WordPress only, so don’t have real time experience to share as of now. Might be I would have in future.

Q4. What are the major plugins that you use for your blogs?

Below is the list of WordPress Plugins I am using at present.

  1. Akismet
  2. Contact Us Form
  3. Simple Sitemap
  4. WP Smush.it
  5. WordPress Database Backup
  6. WordPress SEO by Yoast
  7. WP Super Cache
  8. Redirection
  9. CopyLink
  10. Instagram Feed
  11. Tumblr Crosspostr
  12. Rel Nofollow Checkbox

The most awesome tool from the list is WordPress SEO by Yoast, as this plugin help me to manage almost all on page SEO factors. And the second most awesome plugin is – WP Smush.it, that helps me to maintain moderate site load time.

Q5. What are your views on SEO in 2015 and what tips you would give to our readers?

SEO would be there in industry for next many years but yes it will change with time as per need. As of now Spam SEO is dead, so don’t need to be a spammer to get organic ranks and  boost blog traffic. Two most important gears of good  On page SEO strategy are quality content and inbound links. That means publish high-quality relevant content that gets read and linked automatically.

And the other important element is social media; social media has been an aspect in the ranking algorithm for years and it would be same in coming future.

Conclusion – Work for your readers not for search engines.

The basic SEO tips for year 2015 are below-

( Above points are just few, to find more read expert’s blogs. I recommend read Search Engine Journals )

Apart from on page SEO work, focus on quality off page work. Build backlinks on authority sites. Do create links but not be a spammer. Link building is not only a source to build authority and Google Page rank but also it can help a lot in increase blog traffic and brand exposure. 

Q6. Are you associated with any other projects besides DreamTechie? If yes, please share with us.

Yes I am associated with LetUsPublish. LetUsPublish is an entertainment cum lifestyle blog, there I most all interesting read, you will love to read this blog more frequently.

Q7. What are your views on YouTube monetization and how far are you into vlogging?

YouTube monetization, and in text ads (check my Infolinks review) have great scope and less competition for interested geeks. All you need is creativity and some marketing skills.

A few months back even I thought to give a try to vlogging but again could not. Very soon I am going to start vlogging on regular basis on lifestyle and entertainment niche and I am hoping my readers will like my vlogs as well ☺

Q8) Being a problogger what were the biggest challenges then and now as far as your blogging is concerned?

Alike all SEO and blogging professionals, the biggest challenge for me is to do deal with different Google updates. We SEO’s can’t read the mind of Google and Cutts so it is much better to be proactive regarding use of ethical SEO and quality of content.

Another biggest challenge faced by most of the bloggers in initial days of work is “Time management”. Though Internet marketing is so vast it is really important to spend time on all important tasks all together. Make proper schedule charts and then work accordingly.

These days I am keeping notes on a notepad so that I don’t miss any important task. I also use ‘Sticky notes’ and ‘TO Do Notes’ to keep me reminded what is important. Evernote is another helpful app for time management; I am using this from 2 weeks or so.

Q9. What monetization techniques have you implemented on DreamTechie & on LetUsPublish. (If possible please share your earnings from this blog so that newcomers will be inspired)

I was not much focused on money making but now I ready to monetize my blogs. My both blogs have very good authority over web, we have good number of readers and I guess this is the right time to monetize my blogs. For both my blogs, I have little different monetize options, I am putting up the mail below –

Q10. With over 60% of blogs writing about technology and SEO Tech niche in today’s blogosphere is saturated unlike 10 years ago. What do you see as an emerging niche for the bloggers?

No wonder we techie bloggers have really tough competition. But I am happy to share about that, there are still many niches where a blog can boost like hell. After my research, I found we have very less blogs on niche

  • Health and Fitness Blogs
  • Men Fashion Blogs
  • Entertainment Blogs
  • Music Blogs
  • Finance Blogs
  • Automobile Blogs

Q11. What are your views about DigitalGYD what would you suggest for improvement?

I am glad to see your content is engaging many bloggers; also the blog designed is impressive … Keep it up this good work. No more pitfalls, I found this time. You are good to go.y9

Q12. Any advice regarding blogging and SEO?

Blogging profession looks nice from the distant but when you start a blog and decide to do something outstanding you have to face number of problems. At that time you should have patience to deal with those problems, positive will power to continue your work and learning capabilities to avoid prior made mistakes.

And now about SEO & SMO; SEO plays a vital role in blogging. Not only SEO but SMO also has a lot more to offer bloggers. With no proper SEO, one cannot create a blog that can perform well in search engine and with no SMO you can’t even expect to be a well known brand. SEO and SMO seem like the backbones of blogging, so don’t ever think to ignore them. Hope it helps!

Over to you,

So, readers hope you got a lot of meat in this interview and got to learn many things about SEO, and blogging overall. Yogita is quite helpful and you can connect to her on Twitter and  you even ask her your doubts through comments section below. You can also visit About.me/YogitaAggarwal to know more about her.

 

About Swadhin Agrawal

Hi, I'm Swadhin Agrawal, founder & MD of Value Intent Media Pvt. Ltd. With DigitalGYD.com we aim at helping bloggers start, grow and scale their blogs to profitable businesses.

14 thoughts on “Interview with Yogita Aggarwal of DreamTechie.com”

  1. Hi Swadhin,

    Another good interview with Yogita, I just went through her blog “dreamtechie” she is covering a lot of articles related to social media and SEO, I am very happy to know about her opinions in this interview, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this interview, see you soon.

  2. A really comprehensive interview. The questions were insightful and the answers were really well thought out. The list of plugins and seo tips are really helpful.
    Thanks

  3. hey Yogi, Loved your tete a tete for two soul reasons first is your niche in such techy topics rest your views are as strong as a techno-savvy’s man would be. Bravo …keep sharing…Believe me its d words direct from heart..no apple polishing to make you feel happie…Keep rocking.

  4. hmmm Awesome
    Nice interview really enjoyed while reading
    keep it up Yogita and Swadhin
    nice post
    Happy Blogging

  5. Hi Swadhin and Yogita
    Very informative and detailed interview without any unnecessary details. :-)
    It has valuable info for both new and pro bloggers.
    Now after huge competition in blogosphere people want to know what others are doing. This is called blogging personality. Most of the blogging tips and tricks are almost same but how people take them and apply them this shows one’s blogging personality.
    It is good to see Yogita first wants to develop here authority and then she wants to monetize her blog. This is a new point while many young bloggers get so much excited to monetize their blog and place number of ads at the very beginning.
    Thanks a lot Swadhin for sharing this wonderful interview blog post and Yogita you really rock. :-)

    • Hi Muba,

      Thanks for your kind thoughts. And you got my point rightly :) Well I consider DreamTechie as my future venture this is the reason I am not in hurry to make money from this. At present I just want to make it a well known name among people :)

      Have a great time ahead :)

  6. Hi Swadhin and Yogita,

    Very well conducted interview, Swadhin. I think you asked everything anyone would want to know about tech stuff. Being a non-techie myself who hardly even uses her cell phone, it’s good to meet a tech fellow blogger.

    And it surely is good to meet you, Yogita, as I don’t think we’ve met earlier. You are right about SEO and all that you wrote, though one gets so fed up with trying new things as per what Google likes or wants that you tend to even write without it sometimes, and those posts also rank, so I think more than SEO (which of course basics you need to do), it’s better to write quality content for your readers, that you live writing and Google loves. It’s a win-win situation for all, isn’t it?

    Yes, I use most of those plugins too, though we need to keep them to a minimum number or what’s really required, or else your load time gets heavy.

    I agree about the time management problem, especially with new bloggers, though I don’t blame them entirely because being new, they are still finding their way about by learning things from each other. But I wish I could tell them that nothing else is better than learning it all from Google. That’s just the way I learnt about blogging as I had no coach, mentor, friend….no one in the blogging world, being a writer who are on a different spree than bloggers. But it’s good if they can get genuine help from fellow bloggers, other than that…just switch off from the Internet and work, that is the only way to manage your time.

    Thanks for sharing more about Yogita with us, Swadhin. Have a nice weekend, both of you :)

    • Hey Harleena,

      I am glad to find you here. Well we never met like this before but there is no wonder that I love your blogs and used to visit your blog frequently. Last post that I read was interview of Harsh Aggarwal.

      The point you mentioned about Content is so true. Content is the new trend of era. If people like your content they will surely like you and will get back to you again and again.

      Again on the time management you mentioned a very pretty point – Google is here. With Google we can find out thousand of ways to manage our time. Also we can learn whatever we want to learn.

      When Google is here we don’t need to have fear :)

      Thanks Again Harleena for your thoughts and Happy weekend.

  7. Thanks for the Interview and sharing your views on Blogging & SEO. If you are using WP SEO by Yoast whats your openion about using meta keywords tag ? As it only focus on Focus Keyword and I think works well.

    • Hi Situn,

      I am glad you read my words. What i think is Meta’s ( Title, Desc, keywords) not just Meta keywords play a vital role in achieving good ranking. I have seen many people ignore writing good Meta Title and Desc which is completely wrong.

      And yes Focus Keyword option of Yoast plugin is actually a good way to analyze the status of keyword availability in content.

  8. Good to read the replies of Yogita, thanks Swadhin for presenting this nice interview. Keep your good work :-)

    • Hy Nirmala,

      Thanks for reading me here :) Even your interview was so awesome.

      I like that.

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