You Must Improve Your Blog!

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1. ABOUT and CONTACT information – You must let your readers know the purpose of your blog/site. Why should they keep on visiting? What do you have to offer? Also, do not ever forget to make your contact information visible and easy to find. If it is possible to dedicate an entire page on the many ways they can possibly contact you, now that is even better!

2. Add Images/Pictures to your posts – Yes! You have to catch your readers’ attention! Sometimes, one paragraph after another can get really boring.. so spice it up a bit!

3. Subscribe to your own RSS Feed – It helps when you actually know what you’re sending out to everyone on your list. It will also guide you in formatting your posts because you get to see it yourself first-hand.

4. Navigation and Site Usability – You have to make sure that getting around your site is simple and consistent. It would be awesome to have a thousand “cool features” in your site but are they even useful? Or does it only confuse your visitors?

5. Too many Ads! – You have your ads plastered all over.. and even getting in the way of your content!! Yes, it is important to be able to monetize your site but do it effectively. If you actually have a good content going on.. then don’t make it seem like an MFA (Made for Adsense) at all!

6. Interact with your Readers – If they comment on your post, then simply comment back or return the gesture of visiting their site as well. If they send you an email then answer back. Make friends. Network with other bloggers.

7. Be Transparent – You want more RSS Feed Readers? Install a plugin that displays a message for first time visitors asking them to subscribe to your blog’s feed and the benefits thereof. You want more comments? Ask a question to make it easier to discuss your article. You want people to purchase your product? Persuade them.. Be transparent with your goals and how you want your site visitors to respond. Tell them! Remind them!

8. Contribute – Give something.. free icons, free themes.. run a contest with big prizes.. Somehow, you have to give-back to your audience.

9. Check your Content – Be on a look-out for spelling and grammar and errors before hitting the publish button. Also, make sure you provide fresh content as much as you can.

10. Try to Learn SEO – It doesn’t hurt to learn SEO and you’ll be surprised with the results. In fact, I consider SEO as an art as this would affect your website performance immensely. You are only half a Netrepreneur if you’ve never understood SEO.

12 Responses to “You Must Improve Your Blog!”

  1. Kyle says:

    i can be guilt of placing too many ads however, i try my best to blend it in

  2. Jason says:

    Agreed about too many ads. Biggest turn off – ever. :)

  3. Jug says:

    Great post, I couldn’t agree more with #7. Be transparent. 😉

  4. papajoneh says:

    Hi there ChiQ :)
    Obviously this is the first time for me too. Thanks for dropping by my almost dead blog. Well i gone holiday and when back, no mood to write already 😀

    but thansk for checking my site. Hope 2 C U again 😉

  5. rampantheart says:

    Nice post there!Posts about affiliate marketing and traffic building never fail to amaze people!:)

  6. Shireen says:

    Lots of good information you compiled here. I followed some of it and plan to implement the others some time soon

    Shireens last blog post..Make Your own WordPress themes and contest update

  7. i should agree that you must learn how to seo, because you cant get traffic more, if you dont learn seo.

    Dilson Decanos last blog post..Adsense For Feeds Is Now Live

  8. Images really spice up posts. Joel Comm’s website has an interesting way of handling images in posts. Variety is the spice of life.

  9. it is really hard to build massive traffic on a website. you need to promote your website by blog commenting or PPC advertising~,*

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