Blogging is an evolution of you from becoming a dreamer to a writer, from helping your friends to helping the whole world. It involves to stay updated and make everyone updated too with your helpful stuff and helping them in every way possible. But blogging is not a simple task that could be opted by anyone; it requires you to have those writing skills and passion for taking your blog to the next level.
Here are 10 Tips that you Should Avoid for Increasing your Blog Traffic
Follow these 10 Tips that you should avoid immediately to maintain and increase your blog traffic and readers. This will help you in a long run and naturally assist you in becoming a successful blogger and maintaining an authority blog.
#1. Posting Mixed Content
Posting content from any niche is bad, but not for everyone, if you have something really useful you can do so, like I post pretty much about anything, this in long run might not help me in making my blog an authority blog but still this is my passion I love to share all the best stuff with my readers, and if they are happy, I am glad.
But if you are a startup blogger, then you should avoid posting content from any Niche. Try focusing on a single niche and post stuff on that only. Like if you are posting about blogging stuff then you should not include any other internet related tricks for downloading freebies or so.
#2. Less Focus on Quality than Quantity
“Content is the KING” this proverb states all. If your content is bad, then your blog is going to be a dumb place for your visitors to be at. Try focusing on best quality content, instead of posting a lot of content.
For instance, if you have a lot of stuff, what you do you just add 1 paragraph or like 100 words and post that stuff and continue to work on another article, well this in a long run is not going to help you out in making your blog an authority blog.
The best way is to interlink your articles, add everything related to that content. Try to add proper headings and maintain a healthy stream of images and videos to elaborate your content further.
#3. Not Understanding your Audience
Yes a must point, you must know what your audience are, are they Indian, American, Women or men, are they using Android OS or iOS, so my point everything is important.
How you can use this stuff in your favor, suppose your majority of the audience is using Android Platform and are coming from the mobile device, then you post more articles related to a mobile platform like adding more articles for Android Platform.
You can even use this by optimizing your content layout. So if they have mobile there speeds might not be that fast, so posting content that is compressed, like fewer images and whatever image you post, should be compressed, this will be very helpful.
#4. Grammatical Mistakes – Bad Writing
Believe it or not, if your content has a lot of grammatical errors and they are being done every time on a constant basis, then mark my word you are going to face a lot of issues in future.
Proper writing without making any grammar mistakes is the key to optimizing your traffic and readers loyalty. A person who is visiting your site and not understanding your content won’t visit you again. So make sure you use some nice grammar checking tool or online service, Grammarly is an excellent option, and you can get free one-week premium by using our link, check above post.
#5. Useless and Weak Headlines
If your content is good but you fail at providing an excellent heading to your content, then your whole hard work will go in vain. Try researching some helpful keywords and including them in your heading.
#6. Not Engaging with your Readers
Engagement is an important and vital thing to get them stay on your blog. Engagement means, communicating with them via comments, solving their queries, fulfilling their requests and hosting giveaways.
Yes, hosting giveaways can engage your readers to come back again and again. Like I love my readers, and I usually post giveaways like free recharge, earlier I gave free IDM license keys and even many more software keys were given like Waltr and others.
So try posting some nice giveaway. It's pretty easy you can use any good online service for creating your giveaways and then prizes could be small or large depends on your audience and budget.
Create some giveaways now and see your traffic boosted up instantly, don’t forget to share them on online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and other big ones for maximum shares.
#7. Not Revising Post before Publishing
It's same as reviewing your chapters while you went for an exam, you remember how revising helped you in memorizing and recalling everything instantly.
Many people are not editing their posts, and they publish them immediately, so revise your posts and then publish them, this includes checking for grammatical mistakes, interlinking your posts, checking if sentences are making sense and a lot more.
#8. Posting Regularly
Few upcoming blogger always tends to add more content either by copying that content or writing their own whatever the matter is but as soon as their blogs attract the readers, and they start making money from their blog then they become lazy and even greedy for just letting the money pop in but not posting regularly.
Now by posting regularly, I do not mean to add content every day, but you need to be consistent that twice or thrice a week you have posted something unique and useful for the readers.
Consistency is the key, and if you are consistent then there will be no block roads for you, try to stay and keep readers updated.
#9. Language Incompatibility
Now this is a matter of debate what you should post, as using blogger I get notifications from Blogger that we should post content in “Hindi” which is the dominant language of Indians, but still I prefer to go with English.
Now if you are not comfortable with English and would like to work with your country language then do that, it's not a problem but stay alerted that majority of the audience would be more comfortable in reading content in English rather than your local language like Hindi, Spanish, Russian or whatever.
So language incompatibility could kill many of your readers, but mixing languages could be the best option, so write few of your posts in English but if you really wanna write in your country language then do that too, try using Google Translate widget to translate your content into other language, this way people can easily read in their language.
#10. Optimizing Post only for SEO
A big “NO” do not ever only optimize your post for SEO, this means injecting a lot of keywords and blah blah, try to make some meaning out of post, try explaining your post in a meaningful way.
Few upcoming bloggers know the effect of keywords, so they just inject keywords in their post, but if you write an excellent lengthy post it even includes every single word and Google are smart enough to understand what you content is all about and it display’s your content accordingly to people who are searching something related to your content, so simply write your content and do not only concentrate on SEO, but follow some rules and you will be good.
So, guys, these were top 10 Mistakes that you might be making to become a successful blogger, avoid these mistakes and you will be able to make a loyal list of followers and readers, who would love to come again and again and read every single content you post.