10 Ways to Really Screw Up Your Blog
There are now over 500 million blogs today in 2019 according to Hosting Tribunal. How can you be sure YOUR blog can be seen among these 500 millions of other blogs on the internet?
There are 10 things you must NOT do when you are blogging today. These are 10 ways to really screw up your blog! So, be sure you are not guilty of all 10 or more than 1 of these ways to make your blog go from good to bad.
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Making Your Blog Look Bad
Looking through these tips I see blogging off topic. I think that is probably the most common mistake many bloggers make, myself included over the years.
Which of these below do you believe is the most common blogging mistake?
I think most of you here reading this are aware of #1 – not to copy other blogs. That is such a no-no!How can you be sure your blog can be seen among these 500 millions of other blogs? #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
What Are The Biggest Blogging Mistakes?
Copying Others Blogs
That is the #1 mistake that Google could penalize you for. Or worse, you could get sued for plagiarism which could cost you a lot of money.
If you only post once a year or an a very irregular schedule that will not help your blog to be found today. Google and the other search engines love to see relevancy and updated websites today.
Lots of Ads
Having too many ads on your blog will cause users to leave your site and increase your bounce rate which hurts your seo efforts. Even worse, those nasty pop-ups on blogs or ones that make noise everytime you go to a new page that can be so annoying!Even worse, those nasty pop-ups on blogs or ones that make noise everytime you go to a new page that can be so annoying! #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
It’s great to engage with others on your blog via comments if you don’t moderate them. Though, it is good to get ride of the spammers!
Furthermore, you could always include a comment rule page so the spammers know you won’t accept their comments.
Not Engaging With Your Readers
This will make your readers not come back if you don’t respond to their inquiries on your blog or website.
Not responding to comments is a sure way of not having people come back to comment again on your blog.
Going Off Topic On Your Blog
If you write about something that is not related to your blog readers will become confused. Because of this, some will not return to your blog.
Not Editing Your Content
If you do not proofread your work and edit errors this can surely turn off some readers. If it happens often, it will turn off many and they will stop coming to your website or blog.
You can use tools like Grammerly to check your spelling and grammer.
Too Many Contributors
Where did YOU go? Readers will begin to wonder where you went. Oftentimes, readers won’t leave comments when you have a contributor post.
They typically come back to your blog to read about what YOU have to say.
Back Up Your Claims
If you are going to mention a stat be sure to cite it like I did above for the number of websites today.
People may want to know where you are getting your information from especially if it is the first time they are on your website.
Keep Info Current is One of the Top 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Blog!
Don’t display old and updated info on your blog. Readers will disappear. I have been going through my orphan content and updating old blog posts like this one as I fix the internal link structure of the blog.
Updated, September 6, 2019.