Blogging

17 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

Blogging is one of the best ways to take your brand higher on the SERPs. But before you proceed with your blog, here is the list of common mistakes to take note of.

  1. Unattractive boring titles are a huge mistake. One of the top tips of blogging basics 101 is to start your blog with a smart catchy title.
  2. Forgetting to enter description fields and page title and such a mistake can destroy your ranking chances big time.
  3. Not linking to previous posts.
  4. Irregular publishing and publishing not even a single post each month
  5. Poor presentation with boring long paragraphs of text.
  6. No promotion of blog on social networking sites. If you are aspiring to take your blog higher on SERPs, you have to ensure more exposure for it. It’s not possible if you don’t mention it on social media.
  7. No invite for readers for posting comments which destroys chances of reader engagement.
  8. Excessive numbers of irrelevant pop-ups.
  9. No collection of email from the first day.
  10. Blog posts on not-so-useful topics. If you can’t post articles on interesting, needful and helpful topics, why would people come and read your posts?
  11. Posts laden with excessive jargons and technical language that are too difficult for a smooth read for layman readers.
  12. Too salesy posts never sell. Your aim should be soft persuasion. Focus on reader’s pleasure first. Don’t just overload with constant pitches from the word “go”.
  13. Writing exclusively for SEO. You should optimize your blog for SEO. But be mindful to care about your readers. If your sole focus is on SEO, the posts are sure to lack readability.
  14. Not allotting enough time for editing which invariably results in unwanted dumb mistakes and poor readability.
  15. Content is not catchy enough. Your work does not end with finding a valuable topic. You should also focus on a brilliant presentation.
  16. No stress on high quality images.
  17. No promotion of blog and posts.
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Carlon Pascal
Carlon Pascual is a blogger, social media enthusiast and a photographer. He is currently the managing editor of Galeria Bm. He is a graduate of Journalism.