Mistakes a new blogger do at first:
- Not to install Yoast SEO plugin.
- Not to install Akismet spam protection plugin.
- Not to show Social media Account of the site.
- Not to install Social sharing plugin like Shareaholic.
- Not install SumoMe for email subscription.
- Not to install One Signal for adding Subscribe button.
- Not to install Recent Post Thumbnail Extended plugin for post showing.
- Not to show post as related post using Shareaholic plugin.
- Not to optimizing the images using alt tag.
- Not to care about the image size that should be 80 kb mostly.
- Not to geo tag the image.
- Not to think about website loading speed using google speed test, pingdom or gtmetrix.
- Not to create website’s Pinterest Business page.
- Not to create website’s Facebook page.
- Not to create Robots.txt file.
- Not to install LuckyWp plugin for Table of Contents.
Nowadays, many people take blogging as their passion or take is as their profession, but many of them never reach their goals, as they are unable to find the exact reason why they failed to attract visitors and don’t know how to fix them.
Today, I am going to share an ultimate guide. that will help you not only grow your blog, also help you understand your visitor, trends and keep updates yourself with the latest strategy.
There are some common reasons, why your blog not running as you expect and you failed to attract more visitors for your blog. These may include plagiarized content, lack of research, lack of knowledge using SEO tools, choose the irreverent topic, don’t have a specific goal, writing broad topic, grammar and spelling mistakes, etc.this is a serious case that can surely hamper your blog. So, now I going to discuss them in short detail and help you avoid these mistakes to become you, a successful blogger.
Using plagiarized content in your blog.
Using plagiarized content can surely break your blog’s growth. According to Google WebMaster Tools Guideline, I find that the search engine can only give priority to unique content. If your content copied or accidentally have similarity with another website’s post or content, The search engine will give priority to original content only, And your content will get behind in search result so you’ll never get a good amount of visitor in your blog.
You can use this free tool to check plagiarism from here > Plagarism Checker free to check if your content is unique or not.
This is the best fix for your plagiarism content problem. If you want a successful blog then you should write your own and unique blog post. there are no alternatives, If you work hard I believe you will surely get success.
Do research for keyword and competition
Nowadays, a search engine is the main source of traffic. the more traffic you get, the more opportunity to income from your blog. But getting traffic is a very hard job, If you expect a good amount of traffic without keyword research, You’re likely to fail to get it.
There are many keyword researcher tools available on the internet. Most of them are paid. I personally recommend you to go for Alexa Webmaster tools and buy a pro subscription. They have some great features and run automatic research, competition result, competitor’s data and how well they performed then you, you can get in them in your insight instantly.
So, I recommend you do keyword research and get competitor’s data. Choose the best trending keyword and look for fewer competitions too. so after you get a better result, you have to study for it, than start writing!
Using SEO Tools to improve visibility in search engine
Most of the beginner bloggers don’t know the importance of useful SEO tools. without SEO tools, Your blog or website will not be visible in the search engine and in search results!
Think about how important is that! On the internet, there are both free and paid SEO tools available, and some people and companies or agencies do paid SEO(This is their Job Title) and they can help you rank your website and blog and help you get a visitor.
For free SEO tool, Sign up for google search console and Microsoft webmaster tools(It’s free), and submit your URL and verify ownership of your domain there, submit a sitemap and inspect your blog post URL’s to see if your URL is available to the search engine.
I hope you get a clear concept of how important SEO is!
Take some minutes to edit your post.
Most people make the mistake of not editing their writing. It sounded so fluid in their head when they were writing that it must be great to read … right?
Nope — it still needs editing. And maybe a lot of it.
Everyone needs to edit their writing — even the most experienced writers. Most times, our first drafts aren’t all that great. So take the time you need to shape up your post. Fix typos, run-on sentences, and accidental its/it’s mistakes. Make sure your story flows just as well as it did in your outline.
Review your writing is to help you avoid many typos and other errors and help you understand what you want to say to your visitor, what you planned to conveniences and what it shows!
It is a good habit to check what you’re written before publishing.
Show your personality in your blog post.
Don’t think that, people treat you as a writer. This is your mistake. You have to show this in your writing that lives to your reader. try to write a post that touches their heart, yeah this is kind of personality I want to tell you.
beer in mind that, it’s just that when you’re new, no one is interested in you and your experiences. People care way more about what you can teach them.
Even though people don’t really care that it’s you that’s writing the post, you can infuse parts of your personality in your writing to make them feel more comfortable with you. How you do that is entirely up to you. Some people like to crack jokes, some like to make pop culture references, and others have a way with vivid descriptions.
To infuse personality into your own writing, try looking for ways to relate to your readers on the topic you’re writing about — then write in the first person as if you’re hanging out with them and chatting about it. Make your tone personal, approachable, and engaging, just like you would in a face-to-face conversation.
Choosing an irrelevant topic.
You may be trying to question me, what is the irrelevant topic??
Okay, I mean, Suppose you have made your blog for share movie link, and the URL name is movie-related, but you share programming tutorial in your blog!
How weird is it! If you share a programming tutorial in your movie-related blog, you’ll not get many visitors sure! people care about URL too! Sharing programming tutorials in the movie-related blog is looks spammy to users and visitors.
So first, set your topic, Run toward it and share prevalent things!
getting a user is not an easy job, but not much a hard job. If you follow rules and guidelines, you will get it!
Don’t have a proper plan or goals to reach.
Planning is the main condition to go further. If you don’t have a specific plan, You’re like a ship that doesn’t have any sailor. Writing in countless topics or in the subject will not help you get a visitor.
Nowadays, people read to get knowledge of their specific needs. As an example, A visitor wants to learn to program. so he googled for learning specific programming language like this example >> “Java for beginners”, And your blog has a great tutorial for “Java For Beginners”, but outside this post, your have many beginners tutorial for like > “Kotlin for beginner”, “HTML for beginner”, “Python for beginners” etc and the user only wants to learn java, and after complete this tutorial from your blog he seeks to find more prevalent tutorial from your website, but after see there are too many classifications of posts, he will clearly leave. but if you have a complete course or tutorial for java, then he will be satisfied and will recommend your site to his friend.
So better planning is a key to success. If you work hard toward specific goals, you’ll surely win.
Writing a broad topic.
Writing a broad topic is a very bad idea for a visitor. People come to your blog to learn something, but they want to learn within a short time as possible.
Avoid making unnecessary topic or discussion in your post. Use enough details and explanations as that makes the concept clear so the user will be not fed up with your site. If you write too broad topics without any reasons, you may lose your visitor as well as you will waste your valuable time on this.
Every blog post should be short and meaningful. It should be clear of any doubt and it must have a clear concept of what you want to tell your user and what your user will learn.
But, a too-short post is made user annoying too. So my recommendation is to make a post that has enough details and references, clear of doubt and informative, avoid unnecessary expression and wisdom is must be used.
I hope you have a clear concept of what I want to tell, and what you need to do further to get success.
Grammar and spelling mistakes.
Grammar and spelling mistakes are common for the new blogger. A post that contains too many grammatical and spelling errors will make the visitor leave your site. when writing a new post, be careful about that. If your post is very clear and it has no error, the user will take your site positively, will return to your site.
So, you should aware of a grammatical and spelling error. as this is a critical matter to interact with your blog’s visitor.
Focus on the long-term benefits of organic traffic.
Both beginner bloggers and advanced bloggers are guilty of this blogging mistake. If you concentrate your analysis on immediate traffic (traffic from email subscribers, RSS feeds, and social shares), then it’s going to be hard to prove the enduring value of your blog.
When marketers who are just starting their business blogs see that their blog posts aren’t generating any new traffic after a few days, many of them get frustrated.
They think their blog is failing, and they end up abandoning it prematurely.
So, I recommend you that don’t concentrate your analytics on immediate traffic.look for permanent and long timed traffic this is the only way to grow and find an idea about your blog’s future.
Instead of focusing on the sudden decay of short-term traffic, focus instead on the cumulative potential of organic traffic. Over time, given enough time, the traffic from day three and beyond a single blog post will eclipse that big spike on days one and two thanks to being found on search engine results pages through organic search. You just have to give it a while.
To help drive this long-term traffic, make sure you’re writing blog posts that have durable relevance on a consistent basis. These posts are called “evergreen” blog posts: They’re relevant year after year with little or no upkeep, valuable, and high quality.
Over time, as you write more evergreen content and build search authority, those posts will end up being responsible for a large percentage of your blog traffic. It all starts with a slight shift in perspective from daily traffic to cumulative traffic so you can reframe the way you view your blog.
These mentioned topics are true for almost all new blogger who is new this place. However, there is more way to grow but I just trying to share the best way to you. If you follow it, You’ll surely get benefit from it.
Thanks for reading!