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Blogging mistakes that you dare not do!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoways, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. seoways

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    Just like the question how to make money; we often trip over another question- what are the common blogging mistakes? While BHW community is either happy to help with proper answers or keep the forum enjoyable with witty answers, we thought we could shed some light on it.

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    After all we have been battered and bruised enough to answer this question.

    Extensive topic

    Do not even try to make your topic as “how to be billionaire or what is internet marketing”. An average 15 year old can easily pass a “Dude ,Seriously???” comment on the article .The reason being simple, we all know every nuances of making money or internet marketing cannot be taught in a single piece article. You can give them the tips, hints, ideas or whatever but you are not encyclopedia .YET.

    So tone down there. Choose a specific topic where you know the A-Z of it. It can be something where you have innate abilities or you acquired those skills for surviving this world but be specific in what you offer.

    Not having enough patience

    Ok,all those blogbeginners lend me your ears and accept the reality .You won’t be a star sensation overnight and the earth will not spin on your axis how much ever good blogger you are.

    It takes good amount of time and that’s why the term “organic traffic”. It grows gradually. Do not whine on the patheticnumbers you see on the traffic from email subscribers, RSS feeds and social shares. Instead, pat yourself if someone types the key word and read your blog and got a takeaway some valuable points.

    Some are better while you allow it to age. Take our case for example, we initiated the 555 network on June 2013 and still keep it running owing to its success. The initial days were somber but we were determined that in long run it would pay off. It paid off.

    Aborting a blog prematurely is SIN.

    Messy Schedule

    We get the beginners feel. You are determined as hell .Your dopamine and adrenaline levels are rocket high with the word” blogging” and you mentally prepared yourselves to publish content every single day.

    One article a day? Not a big issue! You will slow down .I bet on that. Because it is not about the information it is about the value you offer. The internet world is full of cheap information and to get your viewers to read your content, you should really offer them the answers they seek. So, on one fine day you will realize that blogging is HARD .Harder than you thought.

    So, stick to the routine.

    Back up with facts.

    Just go back to the previous paragraph. The internet world is full of cheap information. The only way to get credibility is presenting the data with accuracy from legit source. It not just prove that what you have written is worth reading, it make the reader to analyze and discuss the one they are looking for with the facts.

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    Everything and everybody

    Very often I come across blogs those talks about everything, right from Nobel prize to local street fight. Until and unless you are Buzzfeed do not try to take up that omnipresent character. Because, it is hard to pull off. Create a niche for yourselves .This has two advantages

    1) You will have solid reader base .The numbers will not diminish as they are driven by passion on your niche and they are more likely to add with social shares.

    2) You will be more powerful with dedicated niche and do a great justice to your job.

    About yourself? No thanks

    If you are not globally known person aka celebrity or if your name doesn’t ring a bell to 0.1%of the readers, going gaga over your emotions and opinions is complete vain. Readers are not here to know your sides of story .They are more likely to read if they can relate their life with yours and are more engaged with the article if you offer a solution to their problem.

    Let us say you have a travel blog. Now , me as a reader will be more concerned on the places ,the scenic beauty, the restaurants ,the dare not miss places. On a scale of 1 to SansaStark I would rate 3 for my interest towards the feel you got on the destination. If you rant about it for two long paragraphs I will happily skip it.

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    So put a clear line to the personal story getting printed (or typed).



    A blunt headline

    As a matter of fact bloggers out there knew the paramount importance of headlines. But at times, you are just too lazy to work on it as you have drained up energy on the content. But, buckle up. Mistake is once and regret is forever. Never ever compromise on your title.

    We will give our two cents on title.

    1. We have already told about the listicle title here. It works well than any other strategy .Try adopting it.

    2. Hit the right note. Example: Behaviors that make your man perfect. Any normal women breathing are likely to click the title. There are exceptions. But, exceptions do not make examples.

    3. Talking about the benefits. Example: The cure for the healthier skin is now yours.

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    Not following the process

    For bloggers the process would be following the publishing schedule, creating email list or even penning down the ideas.

    Most of the bloggers on my secondary research for this article have mentioned that they got carried over the social media shares and did not realize they had missed important job-Creating a mail list. Email list is very effective tool to keep the numbers growing.

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    Not looking out for guest posting

    Guest posting is the best way to promote your blog to broad range of audience. When you don’t have enough base do not add content over content to the blog. I mean whom are you writing for?

    So see the traction and work accordingly.Well, talking about guest post will take another 1000 words and hence I will leave you the hints to develop

    1. Be sure of your guest post goals. Is it for power, pride or money?

    2.Know how to contact for and to be contacted for guest post. Leaving aside the eternal help of Google you have to make sure that the guest post site and content is on your niche.

    3. If the author or owner is active on social media then things are way easier.

    4.Make sure the hosting audience can be your audience too.


    While there are few more, I leave you with common mistakes often committed by bloggers for millionth time. Also, will try to come back with some interesting case studies.

    Till then its bye from Seoways
     
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    Nice tips here, guys. Keep 'em coming, these will surely help a few guys/gals around here.
     
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    Nice... Thanks Op
     
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    Thank you for the appreciation.
    We are working to help more.
     
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    These are some nice tips specially the "About yourself" one :D
     
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    Some nice tips here, although I knew most of them already but still thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Great post, surely will help everyone who's starting out
     
  8. seoways

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    We often do mistakes with known things..don't we?
    Take for an example :You know it doesn't worth but still fall in love.

    Thanks for the appreciation
     
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    Especially the Sansa stark one? :)
     
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