So you have a proper web host with an eye catching domain name and you already have started the design and programming of your dream website keeping SEO and content writing in mind. Now it’s time to spread words about the brand you are working for over the internet. Social media here no doubt is the best source that viral your brand and blogs. But simple bloggers who have just entered into this marketing community unknowingly make some unwanted mistakes that they need to avoid because these are directly messing with the SEO and user friendly design of a website.
Here I am listing out 8 most common mistakes that need to be avoided just by today to have exceptional return on your blog post.
Don’t place images in the right part of the article:
People are tend to read from left to right and not from right to left, well arabians are exceptions here. So to grab more attention from the visitors always put your images in the left part of your blog and if you have some more pictures or information that you think is a great emphasization of your blog then a sidebar would be the perfect place to show them off. So always take care of how you display your important information to your audience.
Don’t write short article titles:
Keep the length of your article titles more than 5 words and less than 10 words, if you really crave for a lot of quality content, visitors, commenters and top of all revenue. If possible try to make use of keywords in your blog titles. In a short version Title should depict the heart of the article and your content should contain the interesting and original facts revolving around that title.
Don’t forget to use Featured Image:
Some themes by default allow you to attach a featured image along with your article and it automatically occupies a dedicated place within the design of your theme and content. Hence for this purpose make use of an impressive and suggestive image because a picture is worth more than thousand words.
Don’t forget linking to article categories:
Follow a good hierarchical approach for your articles to make your readers look for what they exactly want to read. You can get this by sorting or filtering your blog posts by categories,date,authors and tags.
By improving your navigations and creating a search form you can enhance the user friendliness of your website. WordPress has these features in almost every theme they offer plus there are several plugins available to do the task for you.
Don’t forget Social media integration:
Social sharing buttons are exactly what you want to add in order to improve your world wide popularity. Social media networks like Facebook,Twitter,Pinterest and LinkedIn can really boost your own confidence, readers, comments, and even your feedbacks and brand. Moreover you can also expand your blog by creating even more content on these social media profiles using unique apps. You can also create contests and votes so that people get more attracted towards you content.
Don’t create useless videos:
Just to make a blog post more entertaining don’t go for adding irrelevant Youtube videos. Well I know adding visual effects is definitely a great approach to grab attention but try to use original sounds otherwise you can stick into the copyright issues and unfortunately you will get your videos deleted. Use of GIFs can be an alternate way to make a content attention grabbing. Animated GIfs can fit into any situation and can serve your purpose as well.
If blogging in foreign language, translate your blog entirely:
If you are writing in foreign language and WordPress is your blogging platform then you should know than not all themes are fully translated into other languages than English. As a writer you know what you are writing but your audience might not be able to comment if your comment box is not properly translated.
Don’t hire anyone, just to have a team:
Last but not the least! Maybe you need a big team but this doesn’t mean that you take any person into your team. Make a system that filters the applicants and then choose only the best of them.
Be very attentive while selecting a new member for your team because a single wrong member can harm your entire blog by adding stupidity in your blog.
In the end if you follow the tips mentioned in this blog post you surely will manage to get a proper blog for your readers. You just need to think by considering yourself as the reader of your own blog post and then you can analyze what edits are required to increase the readability.