In the big world of bloggers, there are common mistakes to avoid that can ruin a blog. Some actions those make a visitor returning and you can run the blog at full speed without looking back.
Here are 10 tips to avoid this, and also will help you to get noticed and attract new visitors:
Bad, mechanical or duplicate looking titles
The title is crucial to attract visiting a section of your blog. If your title is not appealing, visitors will not come to your blog, even if the content is great. Choose accurately keywords in your titles. If you use exactly the same title for any post, even if you manage to get #2 or #3 position in search engine for a particular key phrase, chance is much not to get clicked by the visitor.
Paragraphs intro (excerpt or meta description too) is not catchy
The first impression is important, therefore, like the title, an intro paragraph should tempt the visitor interested in your article. The first paragraph should sum up with specific keywords that you mention in your post. The following screenshot shows, within few hours of publication, an article of yesterday went to top search result in Google. In fact, we got around 200 visitors only for this post:
We are not claiming this is ideal, but this is closer to be ideal. Very few blogs says these so openly because fear of traffic hijacking. However, this fear is meaningless, no one can exactly copy the writing style of other. Yes, this part of SEO is more of literature writing than that of scientific logics.
No sharing on social networks
At this time of wide social network usage it is unthinkable for a blog to promote its work and its brand without going through sharing. This will give your visitors the opportunity to share information quickly across dozens of social networking, promotion inevitable for a blog.
No photos or sub-standard screenshots
The presence of photos allows facilitation of reading and the general atmosphere in your blog, please put nice photos (which of course relates to your topic), which will make your blog a lot more professional.
Do not write articles which are ‘scannable’
Many visitors do not read posts in full, they prefer to read important titles. The organization of your post must therefore be ensured to be short with titles in bigger font, to a organized list etc.
Sentences and paragraphs too long
Visitors to blogs are looking for a reading very fast and very easy to get to the point answer. So avoid making paragraphs and long lines, which is a weary player.
Posts too long
As for paragraphs and sentences, posts should not be too long, go straight to the point in combining the efficiency and statement should be clear. If you have many things to say do not hesitate to split your post into several sections.
It is imperative for your blog, there is real consistency between what you say and the theme of your blog. Do not go in all directions, and keep your main focus.
A tone too formal
The tone of a blog is important, it should not be too formal. One main objective of a blog is to build relationships with your visitors, it is imperative that you speak as if you express yourself orally.
Make sure your blog links are not dead, which is an aspect that repel your visitors, and provide an amateur appearance of your blog that you probably do not want.
Unofficial representation or support of a company
There are several thousand blogs about XYZ company, those who copy news from here and there, in the last paragraph the “blogger” (of course if he has time in hand, pun intended) adds like this: “This is why I like XYZ, it is great…”
These blogs never succeeds, if it does, it is for a certain time period. No body like an agent! Writing tutorial is different thing, this provides direct search engine positioning for a particular problem. A tutorial blog takes time to appear in search engines, but when it does it can beat others.
Stop posting links in forums unnecessarily
Only 0.01% of that particular post of you clicks even if you provide a real time RSS feed (of Google Feedburner) in your forum signature. Almost all webmasters makes the outgoing links “nofollow” ; so no practical benefit out of it. This is our analysis. Invest that energy for writing in your own blog.
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