Show Me Your Blog Design and I’ll Show You Your Blog’s Future

I won’t agree with you if you tell me that your blog design has nothing to do with your traffic and how you make money online.

If I should show you two houses, one with a beautiful design and the other with a rough design and voluntarily ask you to choose one out of it as a gift (I wish I could), you’ll definitely go for the one with a beautiful design.

Let’s draw this back to the aspect of blogging.

Your blog design has a great role to play; it’s the first thing to consider before thinking of writing quality content, generating traffic or making money online.

Definitely it can affect your blog in a positive way and also in a negative way, a good design attracts visitors while a bad design bids them farewell.

Show Me Your Blog Design and I’ll Show You Your Blog’s Future

What are the blog designs that can affect your blog and how can you avoid them?

1. Use a simple theme

Too much of everything is bad, there’s this saying that goes thus “one man’s food is another man’s poison”. You might optimize your theme in a way that will look good to you but do you know if it looks good to your readers?

I have an idea, why not ask friends or other bloggers you’ve created connections with to check out your blog and tell you their opinion about your design.

If you get a negative answer from three different bloggers then you must make a change to your blog design. Make your blog design simple and avoid over optimization. It’ll not only make your blog look good but will also welcome visitors to your blog.

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2. Navigation counts

You’re building an empty desert on your blog if readers find it difficult to navigate through your blog.

I’ve received few messages from bloggers contacting me to check their blog if it’s eligible for google adsense and to my surprise, most of the blogs have no navigation at all. I managed to type “/contact” after the blog URL in order to get to the contact page, I know that’s a no-brainer.

If a visitor visits your blog, will they find it easy to contact you or know more about you? Those pages are very essential, you also need to group your blog posts into categories; this will make it easy for readers to access your blog. You can make navigations easier by placing your pages at the header and at the footer of your blog, it really counts.

3. Font types and size

Of course, you want to make your blog beautiful and attractive by using fancy fonts.

Before doing this, the question you should ask yourself is; will my readers be able to read my blog content?

If yes, then you’re safe but if no, there are two things involved. It’s either they put on a google glass for easy readability or they won’t bother stressing their eyes thereby leaving your blog. The size and type of your font matters a lot. There are fancy fonts that can slow down a blog and of course, you know we’re all in a hurry. If I should visit your blog and find out that it has a lazy load, I won’t hesitate to leave your blog. So try as much as possible and optimize your fonts for your readers and not for yourself.

Show Me Your Blog Design and I’ll Show You Your Blog’s Future

4. Using multiple colors

The eyes naturally gets attracted to anything colorful but too much of it is a distraction to the eyes. The maximum number and range of color you can use on your blog is around 4 – 6 major colors, it depends on the theme of your blog. If you’re using a red theme then the background of your navigation bar and sidebar title must be red, your blog background color can be different and your footer color can be different too, making it a total of 4 colors on your blog. This makes your color a uniform and professional. Avoid multiple colors on your blog; it’s nothing but a color riot.

Conclusion

Go back and do some architectural work on your blog, I’m sure you know how it looks like. Try to make some amendment if you fall on any of the categories mentioned above.

Remember, a bad blog design welcomes a high bounce rate and a high bounce rate can get your blog de-ranked.

I’m sure these tips are definitely incomplete; I would love to hear your view.

Have you previously fall into any of these categories? How did they affect your blog?

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Gilbert Samuel is a young blogger and a student. He's the Author and CEO of viralwriter, a blog that is specialized on how to make your blog go viral. I'm sure this article really helped you! You're welcome. You can follow me on facebook, lets get connected.

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  1. says

    really great information shared from your side…you proved from your post that theme design also makes effect to got the traffic….great concluded article…..thanks for sharing…

  2. Denis D. says

    I think if you are just starting out you can pick a free and simple theme to work with. After you gain aroudn 10k visitors a month and start generating some income from your blog, you can go ahead and order a cusomt made, unique theme that will really impress your readers.

    Meanwhile you can experiment with different elements on your blog and see what works and what doesn’t, so later you can have all of the good elements coded into your custom theme. I am actually doing this right now on my brand new blog and already have put together a sketch in paint of a preliminary theme I would like to have created once I can afford to pay a design firm. I am also saving some money on having a professional logo developed for my blog. I believe all of these investements will go a long way towards making my blog unique, visually appealing and interesting. In addition of course I try to include quality content on my blog to build a loyal audience.

  3. says

    Use two-three colours in blog theme with silent do not heart eyes (Do not use dark colours).
    Font size and theme is responsible for blog speed.
    Thank you for suggesting all tips.

  4. Arshdeep Singh says

    Thanks for the reply Gilbert, I will remove infolinks and then try. I know that Asian blogs need to be 6 months old. But it is not clear that whether domain should be six month old or blog. My blog is running from January but I bought domain in June only. I think that may be the reason.

  5. Arshdeep Singh says

    Hi,

    Can you take a look at mine. I am not able to get Adsense approved What could the possible error?

    • says

      Hi Arshdeep
      You’re blog looks great and i don’t see any thing wrong with it. I’m not sure but i might remove the infolinks ad if i want to apply for adsense and the url of your privacy policy should just be domainname/privacy-policy.

      Remember that it takes indian and other asian country 6 months before getting approval. Is your blog up to 6 months?

  6. Pritam says

    Hi Gilbert,
    I just loved your post! It is one of the great post I have seen in blog. :) Thank you so much for this type of post. I hope that you will write more this type of post in future. :)

    • says

      Pritam, i also love your comment. Thanks for the compliment buddy and i hope you’re implementing the steps mentioned above.
      Have a great week ahead buddy :)

      • Pritam says

        Thanks again for your reply. :)
        Can you please take a look in my blog. I’m new in blogging and I have created a blog. I want to add Adsense here but, I’m not getting approval from Adsense. Could you please check my blog and give me your important advice that why I’m not getting approval?
        Thanks,
        Pritam. :)

  7. Naim Malik says

    Hi Mr. Gilbert,

    What is your observation for my blog? I have been changing it’s layout and design so many time. This one is my best pick so far; is it really worth keeping?

    • says

      Hi Naim,
      I checked out your blog and it’s simple but great. your theme looks alot like Blacklight theme of theme junkie.
      I would advice you to add an about me page, you readers might need that you know?

  8. says

    It’s really a great post about blog design. It’s effective to attract readers via designing eye catching blog.

    For WordPress, I always recommended to use Elegant Theme. :D Because their themes are clean, fresh and simple.

    Thanks for your post. Really appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Mohammad Reaz

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