Blogging has nowadays become an extremely important aspect of modern generation. In order to get success in blogging, one should find his or her mistakes rather than trying to finding his or her strength. If a person is running a business blog but still haven’t got sufficient traffic which will provide him great returns, then he has surely done mistakes which he is not supposed to and should avoid.
The following are the top 7 blogging mistakes one should avoid in order to get proper return on his investments and to become a successful blogger in the future.
Top 10 Blogging Mistakes that you should avoid are :
1] Unable to do analysis and research of keyword
Without the proper analysis of keyword, a blog resembles much like a personal and secret diary. Keyword analysis is extremely important particularly in case of identifying long phrases and sentences that may help the blogger to be ranked in search engines and to provide and meet requirements of people searching for it. Analysis of keywords is the most vital thing to be remembered while writing a blog.
2] Use of Automated or Spun Content
The main way of interacting with people via blog is the content of the blog. The prime focus should be made on good content, presentation and its simplicity. Many people nowadays have started using spun or automated content and keyword rich articles to get good ranking in SERPS, but they must remember that real people will come to your blog to gather any info or share your content not any bots right?
Thus,using such content will decrease the value of your blog.
3] No perfect schedule of blogging
This is perhaps one of the most important blogging mistakes that should be taken care of. In order to succeed the blogger must have a perfect schedule. He or she must choose the posting frequency with which he or she may deal and continue with. The blogger should strictly follow the schedule without any hesitation.
4] Not promoting or under promotion in social media sites
Social media network and sites have become the most essential medium to communicate now days. Sharing a blog in social media makes the blog much more popular and discoverable among people all over the globe. Re-tweets and comments from the other fellow bloggers or people can also provide one`s blog with large amount of viral traffic.So promoting your own blog in Social media has great advantages not just to get traffic but also to build long term relations/network with other fellow bloggers.Thus indeed promoting our own blog is very much needed. But promotion should be within limits. Over promotion of one`s own blog with unnecessary banners, ads, posters or even direct links may affect the blog adversely.
5] Expectation of overnight success:
Now newbie bloggers tend to write 3-4 articles or even more than that in a particular day and expect that traffic should flow in instantly.They should realize that it takes time to get targeted traffic. They shouldn’t lose hope and keep on sharing and over a period of time, traffic would definitely roll in.We must remember that Rome wasn’t build in a day.So expecting overnight success is indeed incorrect and should work day in and day out to achieve great amount of success.
6] Over Advertising :
Now, bloggers create blogs just for making money.This intention isn’t wrong at all, just that they shouldn’t be concentrating on just the money making the part.Giving value to your readers should be indispensable part of your blogging journey.Now having said that, many bloggers join various advertising and affiliate programs and hence clutter their blog with all sorts of advertisements which would be highly irritating for the users.This really needs to be addressed and put minimal ads on your blog.
7] Spammy Backlinks :
Now this mistake almost every budding blogger makes.They try to buy cheap services off some forums or try to use some blackhat softwares through which they try to build backlinks but little do they know that these links would offer hardly any link juice instead these links would be spammy and may harm your website and hence your SERP rankings will affected.
So always try not to build such backlinks
8] Not using appropriate images Backlinks :
Many a times bloggers tend to neglect the importance of images.Images can convey what in short what your post/article is about.Thus readers need to know about key concept in your post and thus bloggers need to put images such that it conveys key concept that readers are looking for.
So putting relevant images in your blog post is a must.
9] Ignoring Email list:
Building up an email list serves two purpose.You will get to know how many readers are loyal to your blog and also you can monetize through it.Remember to be a successful blogger, building up a huge list is very essential.We need to remember that ‘Money is in the list’ as said by many renowned bloggers.
10] Making strategies but not implementing :
Last but not the least, this problem has been faced by many budding bloggers.These newbie bloggers think about how they should go about their blogging career but the problem is that many of them fail to take action, fail to stick by the plan they have made for themselves.Thus this has to be avoided in order for you to see any positive results in blogging.Implementing what you have planned is key to success.
Summary: Trying to avoid the above mentioned mistakes only will make a new blogger successful and will inspire him or her to have a bright career in blogging.