5 Step Guide On How To NOT Be A Best Blogger Part-1
1) Taking The Default Template
There are lots of great templates to choose from. Instead of just using the first default option because it’s easy, it helps to find the template that best fits the site or consider creating a new one.
Your visitors will stay a 3 sec on main page if they see a standard blog with a default template,and they will continue to surf elswhere.2) Flooding A Site With Ads
Ads are an acceptable way of monetizing a blog, but ads can make it difficult to find and read the content. Planning ad placement carefully and sparingly can end up paying dividends.
Some have suggested that monetizing your blog from the onset allows your readers to be accustomed to ads right from the beginning.
By exposing the reader early on, it builds their tolerance for advertising and reduces the likelihood of creating nasty surprises that come in the form of unsightly ads.
Here is the main reason why I think this reasoning is flawed:
- New visitors arrive at your blog everyday - As more content is developed and optimized, you’ll see more search engine visitors who have never been to your blog before. Visitors will also arrive at your blog through links on other blogs and websites.
All these visitors are ‘untapped’ or not familiarized with the advertising on your blog. As we all know, first impressions are important.
This doesn’t mean however, that you shouldn’t monetize your blog. You should, but optimum results will only be achieved when you’ve built up a large reader base or developed a “strong” daily traffic ratio.
If you have more than 40 readers every day on your blog it is time to setup ads.
Some of the readers will hit the back button if they see ads among your post’s,but if your site is popular experiment one day and try to separate ads on one column in your template.
3) How To Setup A Website
Unless your blog is a secondary part of an existing website you should always install Wordpress or else on the root directory. When I created my first, first, first, blog I used an automatic Wordpress instalation that my web hosting company offered, but the standard installation was done on “www.domain.com/blog”. lol
I was not sure how this would affect the blog therefore I decided to leave things as they were. A couple of months later when I started studying SEO I realized that this was a bad move. My blog could be accessed either through “www.domain.com” or “www.domain.com/blog”, meaning that the Homepage was duplicated. Secondly Google’s Pagerank was also being divided and some aggregators like Technorati were considering the two addresses as two different blogs…..duplicate content.
If you plan to use your www.domain.com for only one “niche” do NOT install any CMS or else as I do.
A blog should be updated regularly, and if new topics are hard to find, then the individual posts may be too long. Generally it’s better to create shorter, more frequent posts. Keep the audience engaged through expanding on topics piece by piece, as dissertations tend to dissuade all but the most avid fans.
Don’t post your daily meals and what you did eat today I don’t care about that.
Use prweb.com instead
5) The Need To Feed
Make your feed address a prominent part of your blog, and offer email subscriptions as well for those who haven't discovered RSS.Also, offer full feeds or short (just put ads in it). Blogger community recently discovered that partial feeds were one of the top reasons users unsubscribe. Don't worry that you'll lose a few page views - regular, committed readers are far more important to your blog's money making success.
And if you're still not using a feed reader yourself, you should seriously consider it. It may take a while to get used to it, but your productivity will soar and you'll be able track many more blogs than you ever could with a list of bookmarks.