An online magazine should not be mistaken for a blog and if you are the one who is operating it, then you should not operate it as a blog too. Simply because of the fact that it is an online magazine.
Before getting into more details, you should understand clearly what a blog is and what an online magazine is
Blog – It is a regularly updated WP website, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is within in an informal or conversational style.
Online magazine – This on the other hand is a magazine published on the internet, some call it webzines. Many general interest online magazines provide free access to all aspects of their online content although some publishes have opted to require a subscription fee to access premium online article and/or multi-media content.
Well, it’s a huge difference between the both and hope you get the picture so we can move on.
Now the main question here is what are the key ingredients of a successful WordPress online magazine in 2017.
A good WordPress theme
Visitors / readers nowadays do observe the layout and even Google do take it into account for indexing purposes. So having the right layout matters. It has to be responsive and it needs to fit the purpose.
Here are some suggestions for WP online magazine themes in 2017.
Contents, contents, contents
You have to see this coming. If you don’t see this coming then sorry to say that you are in the wrong line of business.
It’s all about the quality contents just like a fruit shop which is all about the quality fruits. Without quality fruits there is no customers and without quality contents, there is no readers/visitors.
Social media is a must have
Social media is where you acquire traffic and that’s it. This includes Google search engine too.
Think of your WP magazine site as your highway and social media like Google, Facebook and Twitter are like the many other roads that leads to your highway.
So the more the name of your highway is placed on other road signboards, the more people will use your highway. And in social media terms, the more links of your WP magazine is placed on social media, the more the readers you will receive for your contents.
And that’s about it when it comes to an online magazine. It sounds simple, but it takes lots of time and effort to get all three above right at the same time. But once you get it right, and keep repeating and improving the process, you’ll have yourself a successful WP online magazine.