6 Damn Mistakes That Slowly Kill Your Blog
Blogging is an excellent way to bring people attention when you know how to treat people to visit your blog, but when it comes practically we have many challenges and getting people attention is not much easier than we think and we need more things to implement and more things to avoid. People like or dislike your blog based on how you interact people attention to re-visit your blog and how people likely to visit your blog. If you are a person to interact huge volume of people attention you need to avoid some damn mistakes.
Don’t continue free blogging long time
Free blogging is also a way of blogging to grab people attention that you don’t need to pay for hosting and you can get a sub domain name and the thing is you are not the whole owner of the blog. If you are a person deciding to start blogging but don’t having any idea about it, you can try free blogging but after learn how to blogging you need to move to self hosted blogs to get whole benefits from both people and search engines Since the sub domains don’t have the advantages than self hosted domains and you can’t quickly build your niche community from free domains.
Poor blog design
A perfect blog design is looks like sculpting idols from rocks, because people can’t find anything from hard rocks and when it attract people they amaze wow! That’s the reality and you need to shape your blog design, apply the same concept on your blog, your poor blog design definitely affect your Ranking, Traffic, Bounce rate, Repeated visits etc.
In this case I honestly recommend Shoutmeloud for good site design that definitely attract more people attention and I amaze and believe the blog design of shoutmeloud.com and one of the secret behind the less bounce rate of <25% is blog design I believe and you might aware if less bounce rate, everything works for you.
Here are the characteristics of a good Site.
- Good SEO friendly theme that load fast
- Adding contact form and E mail subscription form in prominent place
- Avoid too much of Ad’s and widgets
- User friendly navigations
- Readable fonts
And many more…If you miss any of these things, Go and implement now for creating good reader friendly blog, this is what people believe is if blog design is good, everything is good.
Worst landing page
Over 60% of the people fail to know the reason behind the worst conversion and they search resources to get the ideas of improving maximum conversion, but most of them don’t realize the reason is poor landing page. For example 100 people visit your blog; all those left without any contribution even without placing single comment that is the worst conversion rate.
When your aim is to get more twitter followers or Facebook fans or more comments, the goal whatever it may, you must realize the factor that your conversion is based on how landing page can attract a single visitor to click the link whatever you link with external sources. So without any conversion your hard work will not end up with rewards.
Copying other contents
As many of we aware how dangerous is copying the contents and duplicate contents will give sake of traffic but finally kill the blog completely, because major search engine giant Google recently announced that they take serious actions against the sites that publish rubbish content or the contents copied from other sites.
If your blog is relatively new; in this initial stage you should work hard to create more original compelling contents to fetch huge volume of readers attention, because people like original content and when your content impress them it automatically motivate them to revisit your blog.
Don’t stop commenting
I have many niche loyal bloggers who have been commenting on my blog regularly and I too interestingly comment other blogs, because I strongly believe apart from back links commenting makes sense, Commenting makes new way to learn, Commenting links same minded people.
Commenting blindly on other blogs without any intention won’t fetch people attention and it may end up with less conversion of visits, some people stop commenting if they don’t get many visits in the back link from their comment.
The lesson which I learned and as many of you probably learned from commenting is when you stop commenting on other blogs they too stop commenting your blog. Because they feel commenting your blog is by mutual understanding and once they start recognize they never stop commenting your blog, so comment more blogs and build the credibility from commenting is always a beneficial way to hang around the community and along the way you can bring more visits from your links on your comment other blogs.
Having a good content without a good catchy title is almost equivalent to trying to plant a garden on desert, whatever topics you write about if your title tag is bad, everything is bad and your total conversion is based on how you attract people to stay long time your blog.
One such effective way is creating visitor friendly titles and your title should be written with niche keywords and both for visitor and search engine friendly is must. Consider these 2 title tags ‘Earn $1000 from your blog by ad banners’ ‘ easy tips and tricks that helps you to earn $1000 for your blog by placing ad banners’ and which one impress more people to visit your blog is the first one and people less likely to click the title tag of later one because it doesn’t have any conversion rate to people click the link. So when you have a title with good click through aspects, you can get more traffic flow and easily rank high on search results.
See the titles of Copyblogger that each and every title is carefully picked and all those are attractive and catch people eyes easily, that’s the reason I believe every title of copy blogger goes virally on social Medias.
I know there are many other mistakes that will kill your blog day-by-day and will discuss those things with separate articles in the days to come, In the meanwhile if you think what all the mistake to avoid, Your expressions are welcome in the form of commenting.
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