There are things you should do as a blogger which will help your blog grow, earn more visitors, gain more customers and make more money. Also, there are things you should avoid doing on your blog which may just chase your visitors away, pursue your clients and might end up killing the blog. It doesn’t matter how many visitors you have or how long you’ve been a blogger. If you end up making such mistakes on your blog, you may end up losing your hard-earned visitors before you even know it.
I will be showing you some things not to do on your blog and if you find yourself doing one of these things, please and please you need to STOP immediately. Let’s find out.
10 THINGS yOU SHOULD AVOID DOING ON YOUR BLOG
#1 AVOID DIRECT COPY AND PASTE (WEB SCRAPING)
Some bloggers do complain that they don’t have the time to create original content, so they find themselves among this category of people who just do quick copy-and-paste from other blogs. This should never be your plan B. It’s better you don’t even publish a post at all than to plagiarize someone’s hard-earned content. This can give your blog a bad reputation thereby chasing your visitors away.
#2 IF YOU PICK A CONTENT FROM OTHER BLOG PLEASE REFERENCE THEM THROUGH A LINK, DON’T BE A SMOOTH CRIMINAL
Whether it is a sentence or a paragraph, it is good you reference the place you took it from. According to this post, we discussed how referencing a blog can spike up your traffics for you. Referencing other blogs can build your integrity and make your readers trust you more.
#3 DON’T LEAVE YOUR READERS WITH OLD CONTENT
Once you start blogging for a good period of time, you’ll have visitors that’ll pay a visit to your blog once in a while to see your latest post or updates. You wouldn’t want to leave them with old contents when they come looking for something new. It is good you keep them updated with new things. If you need help with more content, you could employ freelancers and pay them a few dollars and they’ll provide content for you.
Companies with 16+ monthly blog posts have more traffic than companies with fewer blog posts.techjury
#4 dON’T BE MONEY-DRIVEN
You should try not to be money-driven when blogging. This is important because it’ll help keep you going on a long-run when your blog has not started earning money. Blogging should be your passion, that is why it is very important for you to find your niche first. Money could be your primary objective, but it should not reflect on your blog. Your reader’s interest first then money will follow.
#5 DON’T GIVE UP BLOGGING
Just because you’ve not started gaining a huge number of visitors on your blog doesn’t mean its time to start giving up. No. Know this, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step”. So just hold on and keep on keeping on. Keep engaging the readers you have and don’t stop keeping a smile on their face when they pay a visit to your blog. Very soon, you’ll start seeing rewards for your labour. Something for you below:
The statistics about blog readers you’ll find online are quite versatile, especially when it comes to the number of readers. One of the statistics you’ll find across many webpages is that 77% of internet users read blogs. The problem with this stat is that it hasn’t changed in the last decade. We’ve done our part of the research only to find out that this piece of information has been circling the internet roughly since 2010.techjury
#6 aVOID TOO MANY ADS ON YOUR BLOG (ESPECIALLY POP UP ADS)
Your blog has started seeing visitors, very good, but let it not be seen as an opportunity to flood your blog with google ads. Place your ads on good positions where people can see it. Don’t make your blog difficult to read with ads everywhere. Avoid as much as possible, pop-up ads. I would even advise you not to make use of them at all, except it’s something related to your blog.
#7 nEVER YOU NEGLECT SEO
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO helps to make your posts to be visible on search engines. It does so by matching keywords that relate to your posts and then brings it to the top of searches. You should be very concerned about this and never neglect it. If you’re making use of WordPress, there are a good number of SEO plugins you can make use of to help you with it.
#8 dON’T MAKE YOUR BLOG DIFFICULT TO READ OR NAVIGATE
When creating a post, you need to have a creative mindset. Your post should not be jam-packed and closed up together. Make use of headings and sub-headings, indentation and line break to make your blog easier to navigate. If possible, you can include a table content at the beginning of every post so that users can navigate through with ease. Your blog should not too long, instead, divide it into parts.
#9 AVOID BORING TITLES
The title of your blog is your selling point, don’t make it boring and less interesting for readers. Let it be something that’ll push the reader into clicking on the post. Avoid boring subheadings and repetitions, they won’t do you any good but chase readers away. Let your titles be fun to read, easy to understand and also unique.
#10 nEVER PUBLISH A POST WITHOUT A FEATURED IMAGE
Even though your blog post may not have an image in it, make sure it has a featured image. This is important because, when your post is shared on social media, it is this image that appears at the top. And besides, featured image entices your visitors to want to click on your post. Be sure to also edit your featured image and add captions to it. It is where the eyes of the reader go to first before looking at the blog title.
Blogging is fun and doing the right thing pays a lot. These are things you should avoid, please don’t neglect these don’ts. Avoiding it will not only give your blog more visitors, but it’ll also build its integrity and trust thereby making your website credible.