Today I would like to discuss the importance of improving your blog. There will always be something you can improve on, nothing will be perfect. However I would like to share some advices that were given by many top expert bloggers. If you put them to use and make some changes it will surely help you.
The Appearance of your blog
Now you might have or might have not realized, but the way your blog appears to your visitors does have a big affect if they will keep on coming back. A blog can have the best information in the world written in black and white, but if the appearance is unprofessional then people won’t visit and read it.
What do I mean by blogs appearance?
These are some of the most important factors you should keep in mind.
- 1. Your blog should look professional, neat and clean.
- 2. Your blog should be easy to navigate so your visitors can find what they need with ease.
- 3. Don’t go overboard with placing too many advertisements on pages.
The Information You Post On Your Blog
I read many blogs each day and I see that a lot of bloggers do the same mistake. Bloggers tend to do it more for the money and it shows because the quality of the articles they post are horrible. They either copy and paste articles or they spin them – which makes the article make no sense when reading them. What I really recommend bloggers to do is think about this long term and your readers.
Mistakes to avoid when posting to your blog:
- 1. Post information that is not available anywhere else, this makes people go read your blog.
- 2. Write unique articles and do not spin them! Writing unique articles will not only help gain more readers but it will also help get more readers to your blog.
- 3. Do not force yourself to write a post, just to write it. However post on your blog when you have something of value to say and that you think your readers will be interested in.
- 4. Write interesting articles, try and connect with your readers. When bloggers tend to build a relationship with their readers it can go a very long way.
The tips above should help you make your blog better and give you more ideas. One thing I do is find blogs that are related to mine and see what they’re doing that I’ am not. Then I take their idea, twist it and make it better and unique.
One thing I have noticed and you may too that on holidays many websites like Google for example change their logo or modify it to match with the holidays. It seems to me that readers enjoy this, I believe that it shows them you care about them and your blog; which makes them keep coming back for more.
Also your readers want to feel like they are welcomed and not something else. So if you value your readers a lot don’t put any pop-ups especially any pop-unders. Of course your blog needs to make money to support the expenses and your time so placing ads are alright and even readers won’t mind you having them. However I have seen blogs that have more ads than they do have words on them, which is not a really smart idea
Another Idea is your readers love when you interact with them, so having things like contests will make readers always want to come back for more. Running polls on your blog really does help your readers interact from you. You can also run polls on how to improve, what they would like changed etc.. Readers love this kind of stuff.
Don’t Spam Your Readers!
In my experience if I subscribe to someone’s blog and then they spam me every day with some useless junk, now that’s a great way to lose valuable subscribers and constant readers. So if you have subscribers, don’t spam them, in fact don’t even email them. Only email them if you have something valuable for them.
I have seen bloggers go on clickbank everyday and search for some junk eBooks that they can blast to their email list just to try and make some lousy sales. It is okay to this a couple of times, but not every day!
Keep your readers coming back for more
What I learned that readers like is free stuff giveaways. What you can do is create a page and let’s say every week have something new to download there, like a eBook or maybe even a video. Something you think they will consider of value.
If you have any more advice your would like to share leave a comment or contact me.