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My Music Blog After 2 Years. Any Advise?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by AdamMcDonald, Jul 17, 2016.

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  1. AdamMcDonald

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    When I first started my blog about music I took advice from http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/so-i-started-a-music-blog.729477/ as well and implemented some of it.

    I figured content was very important for a music blog given the competition. I have about 850 articles now. Not all of them are SEO friendly. Some are downright empty articles with just a YouTube video. I now know that's a mistake cuz my HTML to text ratio is around 14%.

    And after two years I can't be very happy with where the website is right now. I manage around 2,000 views per day.

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    I have gained some keywords, but the heavy competition is beating me.

    Social media has been nothing but unfavorable to me. My account got banned twice for trying a little too much, and I have had to start from scratch.

    I am not going to give up. But any advise from you experts are welcome. Thank you in advance.
     
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    i run a music site which gets a lot of traffic. Don't leave your site untidy by publishing half completed posts. I would imagine your bounce rate is quite high as a result. What music genre is it?
    I find twitter is better for this kind of thing rather than facebook, when you say you were banned do you mean posting to groups or your own page.
     
  3. AdamMcDonald

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    I don't have half completed posts. I do have posts without any words in it-like sharing a YouTube video.

    Bounce rate is on the higher side of 80%

    It has no one genre, it may be a foolish move to take them on all. But I love music of all genres and this blog is a passion of mine too.

    I posted in other groups and in comments. But I got banned because it was a fake profile that lead the fan page.
     
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    well just adding youtube videos is not worth it as it adds nothing of value. with facebook set up a page for your site and matching twitter account to build a following.
    An 80% bounce rate is huge, mine hovers around 19%, so you need to get that down. People are finding your site and just leaving as it has no value
     
  5. AdamMcDonald

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    Yeah but I have plenty of articles with content too. I don't know why the bounce rate is so high.
     
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    without actually seeing your site it's difficult to tell. But having some with articles and some just videos makes your site look unfinished, not very appealing.
    like i said, it's difficult to tell without seeing. you can pm me with a link so i can take a look, otherwise i am doing this blind
     
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    Don't be afraid to either delete those pots with only a video or at least add some content to them, over 80% bounce rate is way too high, check your stats, see where the most problems are and try to fix those. As for social media, keep trying, it could be really helpful if you go viral, but you do need high quality posts for that. also dont' rely on only one account - because if it gets banned you need to start fro scratch - create several and use them all.
     
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  8. AdamMcDonald

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    Ok. Thanks for the help
     
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    Thanks. I will try them
     
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    There are about 890 articles.
    Index links? I'm assuming, all my articles are linked.
    Bounce rate is around 89%