Do you only started your blog because you were impressed by the number of visitors cited by Popular Bloggers?
Well, you’re not alone. When you read that people get millions of hits on their website and thousands of subscribers on their blogs, it is natural also want to try it yourself. But after 5 or 6 months you realize that it does not work for you. Why ?Where did you go wrong? What mistakes have you made in the process of blogging?
Error # 1: Use as a poor item
People are subjective. They will judge your entire article with your title because it is the first thing they read. If you do things in the rules, 8 out of 10 people will read your title but only 2 continue to read the entire article. So if you have good content in your blog and you want people to read it and share, so be sure to write as good a title as the article itself.
How to write good titles?
=> Try to add a number or some data in your title.
Titles with numbers work better. You do not believe me? Here is the proof below (36% -> number).
When you use the word ‘you’ in your title, it makes your article more conversational, which will make the reader feel important, and everyone likes to be important. Do not do only in the title, use the conversational tone throughout your blog.
Add the emotional quotient.
Humans are driven by emotions, so make sure that your title has some emotional quotient.
Error # 2: Write only for search engines
Decide who your target audience? If they are humans or robots? Write only for Google takes your blog anywhere, in fact you might just be hurt by them, so stop to stuff these keywords in your blog post. Yes, it is important to have content “SEO-friendly” but this should not be at the expense of creativity.
How to write content that appeals to the reader and that is SEO-friendly?
=> Think first good content writing, and then the SEO.
=> Make sure your content makes you want this to be shared by the visitors playing.
=> Create content that will help the user in one direction or the other.
=> Having written a very good content, you can use the Yoast SEO plugin is very useful for bloggers on WordPress. With this plugin, you can check the number of times a keyword was used, check the SEO title length and write a meta description etc.
=> Add share buttons for social networks.
=> If you take references somewhere, so quoting sources, that way it will improve the reliability of your article for Google.
=> Keep in mind the steps of optimization on a page and follow them correctly.
Error # 3: Do not promote the blog
Nearly 2 million blog posts are written daily, and if you want to detach yourself then this is only possible by making the promotion. Your blog post can be very good, but if it does not reach the right people, then it is useless. You can not expect to have traffic if you do not promote.
How to promote your blog?
Social Networks : Share your blog on all the major social networking platforms.
Site Content Submission : Submit your content on content submission sites like Medium, Scoop It, etc.
A Newsletter : Start to put a subscription form on your blog and send email whenever you publish a new blog post.
Sources Contact : If you have used sources in the blog post, then make sure you can contact them and let them know. This can lead to sharing and a backlink. You can reach them by e-mail, LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
Influential people : Try to get in touch with people who have previously shared similar content and have a lot of subscribers. You can do this with the help ofBuzzSumo . You can enter the subject in the search bar and you will get a list of similar topics and sharing on social networks. You can also find people who shared the content. You can contact them via Twitter and see if they are interested to also share your article.
The Tools content marketing : There are plenty of tools available on the market.Some are free, others charge. Use them and see which ones work best for you. If it is a paid tool, take the trial version for a few days.
Mistake # 4: Do not use images
A picture is worth a thousand words, and if it’s an infographic maybe more. If you do not have images in your article so it can get boring to read and the reader might leave the page. So make sure you use relevant images in your article.
If your graphics is good enough, there are chances of having links from other sites, which could also increase traffic to your site.
Mistake # 5: Do not track and measure results
You wrote a decent article, you have’m promoting, and following? Now comes the most important part that many of you unaware and is monitoring its results.
=> What is your article cartonne best?
=> What was the source of traffic for this blog post?
=> How long people stay on this page?
=> How they sailed to land on your website ?
=> What were the demographics of people who visited your page?
You will not get answers to these questions if you do not control your results and therefore, you can not make conclusions about your blog or find improvements.
How to Check and measure its results?
Well, it is quite simple. Install Google Analytics and spend a little of your time reading as it works.
Mistake # 6: Blogging only on you or your company
Blogging while being centered on the same or is not recommended. The player did not open your article to read your stories of success and benefits of your products.As a blogger, it’s your job to help the reader find useful information, guiding them in some decisions or inspire. If your blog does not help me then believe me you lost your hearing.
By choosing any topic on which to write, ask yourself always the question “How my player he benefit? ”
What kind of articles you should write?
The types of items usually depend on your target audience. Some things you can try are:
Articles tutorials : People still depend on Google when they do something new or when they are stuck in a problem. So you can always provide the solution with an article not not give an explanation.
Lists : Competition is good and everyone is always curious about who is first in one area, then make a list of “Top 10” or u “Top 20” and look at the results you get.
The Case Studies : Case studies really work well as covers the successes or failures of a person, and people always seek a reference they can follow or avoid.
Mistake # 7: Do not format properly her blog
A poorly formatted blog = visitors who leave your site in less than 10 seconds. The format of your blog is important in the decision to play or not your entire article.
Make sure your article is properly trained paragraphs, if you mention that the indicators then use dashes or bullets, look ‘there is enough white space between paragraphs, make sure you use fonts simple, and if it’s a title then put it in bold.Make a point to see if your blog is nice to see.
With these factors, you should also keep in mind the formatting options that affect the Page Optimization:
=> Use H1 tags, H2 and H3 for your titles.
=> Adds the title tag for all connections.
=> Adds the “alt” tag for all images.
=> See if some of your articles can not bind them (by making internal linking).
=> Check if there is room to add additional keywords.
Mistake # 8: Not having optimized its website for mobile
Even after Google Update for mobile, if your blog page is not optimized for mobile then nobody can help you with traffic. In 2014, the mobile Internet has overtaken the use on the desktop, so the likelihood that people see your blog on their mobile screens is much higher than on the desktop.
So make sure that your blog is optimized for mobile.
Error 9: Ignore comments
If you allow comments on your blog – do not ignore them.
If you ignore the comments then it means that you ignore your audience. You must have taken a long time and do a lot of effort into writing and promoting your blog section, so share a little more time to respond to your readers. Let them know that their opinions matter to you.
Even something as small as “Thank you” can do the trick. If someone has a problem, try to give him the best possible solution. Even if it’s a negative comment, just try to respond with tact.
Why you should start to respond to comments?
=> Because it makes your audience feel important.
=> Because it builds your own credibility and help you out as a leader.
=> Because more comments mean more popularity.
=> Because comments can you give an idea for your next blog post.
Error # 10: Expect to have quick results
Listen, sometimes the results come vite- but patience is the key to success in life as well as in blogging. I met many cases where a person or brand came to the conclusion that blogging does not work for them only 2-3 months after starting.
Expect to have quick results is the biggest mistake one can make by blogging. Of course, some people are lucky and get the fast (because they had something unique and appropriate for the market), but the truth is that this success with blogging request of regularity.
Schedule a regular time to write – set aside time each day to write. As we said earlier -Ask yourself constantly “How my player he benefit? ”
Always think about the reader – what is their interest? In what area do they need help? Combine this with creative titles and leads to success!
Also published on Medium.