5 Reasons Why Your Visitors Don’t Visit Your Blog Again

Imagine a one month old blog hitting thousands of visitors every day and a blog like yours (may be more than 6 month old) not getting much traffic or unique visitors?

How could you feel if that happens to your blog?

Your efforts, hard work all will vanish within a short time. If you don’t want to lose your first time readers or want to stick your old readers to your blog the best way is

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READ the below content 😉

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These are the major reasons to go away from your blog immediately. Don’t do these things and concentrate on overcoming them.

Why Your Visitors Don’t Visit Your Blog Again?

1. Boring content:

You are boring your readers terribly with your writing. OK you are working hard to develop your blog and updating it as often as possible though but it doesn’t mean your content is good enough.

You need to work hard to develop your writing skills, you have to make a habit of reading famous blogs to enhance your skills.content sucks
 
“Writing is the first esset for anyone who want to make their blog successful”, don’t you agree? It’s not only add value to your blog, but also creates a brand for you.
 
Don’t let your readers jump away to other blogs by having bad content or bad writing skills.

See Also; 12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers

2. Bad blog design:

Most blog designs are terrible. I skipped many blogs just because they have bad design/theme even though good content. No one will be interested to read your blog for a long time, if you have awkward blog design.Make your blog look simple, minimal and make it easy to read.

If you have a good and appealing blog design then your readers or first time visitors will come back to your blog even though you have appealing content (not every time though)..So, make them stick to your blog by having a good blog design.

See Also: Selecting Your Blog Design Theme

3. You have a really bi….g domain name:

What if you enter into a blog having a domain name like this..

www.barbaradoylesmysteryintrigueandmurderwknd.co.nz (it really is there, check out if you want)

Even if you are an Einstein you can’t remember this name.. 😉

Then how can your first time visitors remember and come to your blog again if you have such a long domain name??

Make your domain name short or buy a domain name which is easy to remember and type if you really want to build a profitable blog.

4. Bad navigation:

If you have a bad navigation for your blog then you are running in dark forest without having a lamp 😉

Your readers will easily run away from your blog if you don’t have proper navigation.

Quick ways to fix your bad blog navigation:-

  • Crazy fonts drive your readers crazy: Never use crazy fonts which are tough to read. Use easy to read fonts in your blog. And don’t make your font size too short or too big. Use medium font sizes and your readers should be convenient to read your content.
  • Don’t use too many sharing buttons: One proper plugin is enough to cover your blog content to easy to share. Moreover if you use too many sharing buttons if effects your blog loading time.

5. Not enough updates:

One other major reason for not getting unique visitors or leaving your blog immediately even the old readers is – you are not updating the blog often.

What if the same readers come to read your blog after 5 days and find the same content which you wrote on “How to Eat Human Brains Without Spoons” 😛

Will they read it again? They will go away immediately. So try to update your blog at least twice or thrice a week.

See Also: 7 Ways To Find Unique Blog Post Ideas For Your Blog

And yeah, don’t forget to welcome your first time visitors. 😀

Did I miss anything? Share them in the comments below..

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How To Get Traffic To A New Blog ?

increase blog traffic[Most of the newbie bloggers quit their blogging just because they don’t see any traffic from their blog(s). Even who have started their blogging career long time ago don’t see much improvisation in their traffic.
 
Why?
 
Because they don’t follow few tips which has to be followed to Get Traffic to A New Blog . 😉

How can any blogger Get Traffic to A New Blog?

Though there are many ways to Get Traffic to A New Blog, the most important factor is NETWORK. The more network you have the more traffic you’ll get.

The best way to build a network around your blog is: start interacting with others using

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Why I’m mentioning only these two sites because, it’s easy to spread your word and follow other bloggers easily using this social media sites and  Get Traffic to A New Blog.

How to Get Traffic to A New Blog ??

Following are some EXCEPTIONAL ways to bring traffic to a new blog (0r) any blog.

1. Blog Comments:

Comment on top blogs in your niche try to be the first 5 commenters.

Tips: Subscribe to their RSS feeds.

Don’t spam their blogs by writing one liners. Add value to your comments.

If you want to get traffic daily this is the best way to go.

Type “your niche + blog” in google to know which are the top blogs in your niche.blogging blogs

Ex: “blogging + blog”

Read : Why You should comments on other blogs?

2. Network with others using Facebook and twitter

Facebook: Join in Groups.. Promote yourself out there.. BTW facebook alone is giving me 100+ leads daily (even without promoting everyday!). Ammar Ali is also getting huge traffic from Facebook 😉 . So don’t neglect bringing Facebook traffic to your blog.

You may find it difficult in the beginning but when you start promoting others content and when you get to know each other on Facebook, it becomes very easy!

PS: You can join our group ‘Everything About Blogging‘,  and can promote your blog there!

Twitter: Follow top bloggers in your niche and follow their followers. This is the simple yet effective way of increasing your targeted twitter followers. Once you have done this, you can tweet your new articles and ask your followers to retweet it.

3. Video Marketing:

Create a 2 min.video and add your blog link at the starting

Submit them to YouTube, metacafe etc.

Tools to use: Use Screenr to create free videos

Read : Is Video Blogging Worth Trying?

4. Spend time on writing detailed articles.

Never assume that you can bring quality traffic without much efforts.

You need to differentiate yourself with others to become successful. It takes time to create content, I agree but you shouldn’t spend whole time creating only normal or average 600 words posts.

Spend time to create great content.

Write detailed posts with 1000 or 1500+ words once in a while. If you’re not a full time blogger like me, at least try to create detailed posts once or twice a month.

So that you can grab others attention and you can show your blogging expertise to your readers.

It’s really important for you to create killer articles regularly to survive in blogosphere. This can bring your quality traffic from other sites or search engines.

4. Don’t forget SEO

Most people say forget about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) when you’re just starting out.SEO TACTICS
 
I think that’s the dumbest suggestion!
 
You need to focus on what keywords to use and how much keyword density you should maintain in your content to get search engine traffic to your blog.

It’s extremely important to bring organic (search engine) traffic to your blog. Because it’s free and highly effective!

Make sure that you’re not keyword stuffing your content. It makes your readers hard to digest what you’re saying in your articles.

And do proper keyword analysis before you’re writing the articles. Then embed them into your posts. If you’re a beginner then this is enough! Don’t go beyond, you’ll better understand about SEO when you’re spending more time on blogging.

Don’t Miss : 5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog!

Conclusion:

Always try to retweet and promote your fellow bloggers before asking them to promote your content. This can make others to promote your content sooner or later and you will have high chances of getting their attention if they find it useful. 

I dint recommend guest blogging here in this post. Major reason is without having any online reputation you can’t cope up with other bloggers to get accepted your guest posts. When they reject you, you’ll feel down to submit another guest post to them.

So, focus on building a network by blog commenting, writing great stuff and social media networking using above tips.

Have I missed any other way to  Get Traffic to A New Blog? Take your action by commenting below ;)

4 Reasons Your Blog Will Never Grow!

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First of all tell me why should anyone read your blog?

No idea?

Let me clear your doubt why should someone read your blog.

People read your blog to solve their problems not to listen your bragging!

Blogging is not only the best way to make money online but it also provide a better platform to share your opinions and to build a brand.

Isn’t it?

But only few bloggers succeed online. Well, most of the remaining bloggers quit blogging within 6 months, how terrible?

Ammar is very lucky as he had recently completed his 6 months blogging journey and published over 199 posts, this the 200th post which you are reading now!

Coming back to the point. Why your blog will never grow and what can you do to stop it? Ready?

4 Reasons Why Your Blog Will Never Grow

1. Mediocre content:

If you have pathetic content and writing style then no one will be interested to read your so called blog.

Create something that you will be proud of.

Don’t post just another posts to update your blog. No post is better than the worst post. And I know it’s bit difficult to create great content especially when you are just starting out.

All you have to do to create better content for your blog is: being helpful to your readers. Know your targeted audience first. Then try solving their problems.

How to know their problems then?

Good question which I always love to answer.

Try solving your own blogging problems! I will explain you more better here.

If you are just created a blog and thinking what to write in your first blog post, you can write “How to write your very first blog post”.

You can rank more better in Google if you are the first person to write on the trending hot topics!

At the end of the day, you must create compelling content, readers will come one or other day for sure!
Read: 10 Crucial Points To Help You Write Better Blog Posts.

2. Terrible design:

Invest some money on buying premium themes like Thesis or Genesis, their coding is so simpler and easy which can make your blog to take next level.

Make your readers easily to read your content. Don’t make your blog design complex! If you strain their eyes, they will go away.

If you can’t afford premium themes, just make use of minimalist themes like pagelines etc.

They look simple and easy to read the content without having any strain.

Read: Selecting Your Blog Design Theme Design

3. You don’t network:

Creating valuable content alone is not enough, you must network with others in your niche. Spend some time to respond to your comments, email others to read your content, be in touch with your readers etc.

Blogging becomes much easier when you have like minded people around your network. If you have unique tone and content, you can absolutely stand out from the crowd to make a difference.

You don’t need to be creative marketer to network with others. Just focus on Win/Win approach i.e give and take policy.

It works better when you network with others. Try to help them and solve their problems, surely you will make positive impact on them.

Read: How to Create a SCADA System For Your Blog!

4. You spend time on wrong things!!

Instead of spending your time on blog commenting for 2 to 3 hours, spend that time to write quality guest posts for others. It can do wonders.

I’m not saying to stop blog commenting. But if you have less time to blog, spend time productively. And this is the best way to build your blog fast.

Guest blogging gives you:

  • Relationships with the author
  • Subscribers
  • You can steal their readers
  • Attract more traffic
  • Back links
  • You can be everywhere!

Do you know Danny Iny aka freddy krueger of blogging?

Here is a snapshot of Danny Iny’s traffic in his first year of blogging.

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And look at him now! He is almost everywhere in the blogosphere. How does he made it? The credit goes to guest blogging!

Read: How to get Maximum Benefits from your guest post…

Over to you

What are the suggestion would you give to build a better blog?

Note from Ammar: Hurray! I’m so excited to announce that this is the 200th post on my blog. All the credit goes to you. Without YOU I can’t reach this position so fast. As you all know that I started this blog just about 6 months back. And it has been growing super fast from then with your support. Thanks for your love and I will promise you that I can do more better for you in the upcoming days.

4 Benefits of List Posts And How to Write Them Effectively

List posts are the addictive posts in general. They attract readers and make them loyal if you provide value to them. List posts are great way to grab the attention of readers and easy to read and implement. That’s why list posts are always popular. Before we continue check out 7 Ways To Find Unique Blog Post Ideas For Your Blog

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Benefits of writing list posts:

  1. Easy to collate: You can collect and manage the information easily which you want to write for your list posts whether in your blog or other blogs.
  2. Easy to write: List posts are easy to write after collecting the information, aren’t they? If you collected the information and have the clear idea about what to write, then writing list posts is not a big matter. You can end up writing useful list posts within a short time.
  3. Easy to make them popular: If you spend few extra minutes working on the headlines, styling your posts then you can easily make them popular within a short time. The best way to make your list posts go viral is to use the killer headings often from the beginning to the ending.
  4. Easy to scan: Making your articles is essential to grow your blog. Because the readers are lazy to read lots of content. Even if you provide extraordinary value to your articles, they always try to skim the content. Here comes the list posts.. You can make your list posts scannable easily by dividing them into smaller paragraphs and making them into neat lists.

How to Write List Posts Effectively?

This is the most important thing in making them popular. You must be aware of how to write list posts and how to craft them perfectly.

Follow this tips..

  • List posts should have proper style
  • They should be divided in short paragraphs
  • List posts should contain lots of headlines, sub-headings
  • If the images are used in proper way, list posts can go viral
  • Read the list posts from popular blogs to have an idea about how to craft your list posts in a better way
See Also: How to Make Your Each Post Look Refreshing and Unique

What precautions have to be taken while writing list posts?

No doubt, list posts make your blog stand out from others. But you must consider few things while creating list posts for your blog. If you forget this, then you could probably end up your list posts in worst way. So, here are few things to consider..
Never write less points what you have mentioned in the title!
Ex: If you write a post on “10 tips to write a great post in 40 minutes” and if you end it up with only 9 posts then imagine how awkward it would?
So, never do this. Always proof read your list posts before you are going to hit “Publish” button.
Don’t write list posts in long paragraphs
List posts look good if they are divided in small sections or paragraphs. They should look appealing for your readers and your readers should digest your content easily. So, divide your paragraphs after writing 3 to 4 lines.
See Also: Short Posts vs Long Posts which one are best?

Your Turn:

Do you have any tips for writing effective list posts? Share them in the comments..

Guest Post by Rahul. Who blogs at LearnBlogTips

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3+1 Ways to Optimize and Speed Up WordPress Blog

All right. Let’s gear up some questions about your blog performance now.. Have you ever thought about your blog’s loading time?

No.. than It’s time to think about it now..

Speed up WordPress

Why?

Because it’s not only essential to maintain a friendly SEO blog but also for your readers engagement. If you want to increase your readership or to decrease your bounce rate, you need to focus on decreasing your blog loading time. The faster it loads the better it is. Following are the few best ways to Speed Up WordPress.

See also. 20 Best WordPress Plugins That I Used In 2011

1. Use WP Cache Plugin:

This is by far the best WP plugin many blogs are using to clear the cache to speed up the blog. You can clean up your cache memory all the time whenever you loading new plugins or deactivating them.

W3 Total Cache Plugin

Installation guide: 

  1. Download the plugin here
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the plugin to your Plugins folder via FTP or Admin area
  4. Inside the Plugins section of your WordPress control panel activate the plugin
  5. Under the Dashboard click on W3 Total Cache and use it..

2. Optimize Image Size:

Decrease the image size by tools like image optimizershrink picturespicresize etc.

Or you can simply use this WP plugin WP Smush.it (This reduces image file sizes and improves your blog’s performance)

And try to use the images in the following 3 formats.

  • .PNG
  • .JPG or
  • .GIF

These are the best extensions to save your images and decreasing your images size means you are decreasing your blog’s loading time.

3. Clean Up Your WP Database:

Use this plugin called WP Database Optimizer (This plugin allows you to make automated scheduled database optimization. You can specify how long in between automated optimization).

Installation guide: 

  1. Download the plugin here
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the plugin to your Plugins folder via FTP or Admin area
  4. Inside the Plugins section of your WordPress control panel activate the plugin
  5. Under the Dashboard click on WP Database Optimizer and use it..

4. Avoid Too Many Plugins:

Last but not least, don’t use unwanted plugins which effects your blog loading time relatively high. Try to use the top plugins which suits your requirements and needs.

You can check your blog loading time using the following tools.

  • Pingdom
  • whichloadsfaster or
  • searchmetricsrapid

And there are several more ways you can speed up your blog loading time by:

    • Using free CDN (Content Delivery Network)
    • Using the better web hosting provider like HostGator
    • By reducing the widgets in your sidebar

Advantages of having a faster loading blog:

You can have the following benefits if you use the above methods to speed up your blog.
It essentially improves your blog’s credibility
Your visitors or readers will be happy with your blog performance
Low bounce rate (it effects certainly)
Good PR and Alexa Rank (yeah, of course)
and many more…
Your Turn:

If you know extra tools more than the above to check a blog’s loading time or any more ideas/tips on speeding up a blog in your mind – do share them below.

This is a guest post by Rahul Kuntala who blogs at LearnBlogTips

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5 Things to Confirm You Are Still A New Blogger

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Do you know what it makes a blogger professional blogger or newbie blogger? Professional blogger learns from his/her mistakes while the other one who never learns from their blogging mistakes is called a NEWBIE blogger.

Are you blogging from so many days or just started? Let’s check out whether you are newbie blogger or not…

#1. Looking At Stats All The Time:

This sounds to be crazy but its common for the newbie bloggers who check their traffic stats all the time. Stop checking it, or disable the plugin if you are using WP stats plugin. And don’t check your stats even in Google analytics!!

I agree that stats reveal your blogging success and progress but what’s the use if you stare at them always? Instead of checking all the time, set a proper time for checking your stats once in a day or at the weekends.

#2. Updating The Themes Thrice A Week: 

Shocked? You will do this if you are a absolute beginner. You always like to change your theme at least once a week.

How to overcome: Stop chasing after updating the themes, concentrate on the quality content creation. My advice is use simple and minimal theme like this blog.

See Also: Selecting your blog theme design

#3. Looking At Alexa Rank So Often:

Keep your head on the content creation, building network and getting traffic to your blog rather than looking at the alexa ranking system. What’s the use if you just sit and look at that widget or rank?? Will it change?

Otherwise try to increase your alexa by updating more often. The more you update, the chances of increasing your rank will be more. Install alexa rank widget and toolbar in your browser to increase your rank.

#4. You Feel Lazy to Write Regularly:

You should be consistent in writing/updating your blog. It’s not necessary to write one post/day though. But, you should always update your blog often. It’s needed if you want to succeed in blogging.

Keep one thing in mind that “Perfection is an illusion”. We all are humans, so strive not for the perfection, strive for the consistency. Don’t feel lazy to update your blog content.

#5. Not Proof Reading Your Posts Before Publishing:

You never check your blog posts before hitting the publish button. You are just so lazy to do that. After all who will read your blog, huh? Your mom, pet and you – isn’t it?

How to overcome: Make it a habit of re-checking your posts before you publish them to the world. If possible double check them and re-craft it until you feel satisfied. This makes your writing better and adds value to posts.

Conclusion:

No one is more than you – think yourself as a professional blogger even if you are a newbie blogger and start doing the things. Learn from the successful bloggers in your niche and try to list out the top blogs in your niche and start commenting on them. You will notice the changes within few weeks.

Your Turn:

If you found this post funny or useful – drop your comments below. I would love to hear them from you.

 

This is a guest post by Rahul Kuntala, author of LearnBlogTips