11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog And How To Solve Them

So you have a blog and it was actually going well at some point, but suddenly things are going south and you have no idea why. Or maybe you just can't get the results you'd like no matter what you do.

Unfortunately this happens way too often. Great bloggers with great blogs don't have that great results. Since I've noticed many bloggers struggling with this, I had a look into what could be causing this lack of results and gathered a list of eleven mistakes that kill blogs and how to solve them. Read on!

11 Mistakes That Kill Your Blog And How To Solve Them

1. Conversion Aversion

This is a common mistake that many bloggers make. But what is conversion anyway? Conversion is getting what you want from something, basically; "bloggingly" speaking, conversion is when you advertise your blog somewhere or share a link and people will visit that link or even subscribe to your blog.

It may sound complicated if you're not familiar with the term, but it only means that you're not advertising your blog properly.


Improve your keywords and opt-in forms. Stay relevant to your content and make sure your readers can easily see where they can share your articles and subscribe to your blog.

2. Page Pollution

Design plays a big role on how successful and pleasant your blog is. If your homepage or landing page - or even your overall layout - is too crowded and disorganized, you should start thinking about doing something about it.


Take some time to rethink your blog's layout and organization. Make sure you don't overcrowd your pages with useless widgets and add-ons since these can make your readers have a bad experience in your site and will make them look for stuff elsewhere.

3. Keyword Disconnect

Your traffic is coming from other websites instead of search engines when people search for certain queries. This is deadly as your blog will eventually fade away.


Improve your writing and make sure to include strong keywords in your articles and headlines so that people will be able to find your blog through search engines instead of only through other sites.

4. Buzzword Babble

It's alright to fancy talking in your industry's jargon, but it's not alright to do it all throughout your blog! Remember you're talking to people who may not be familiar with certain terms and make sure your content is accessible and easy to understand without much hassle.


Keep the more technical or specific terms for the pages that actually need them, like your products/services page. Your articles should have a loose and relaxed vocabulary without losing credibility and professionalism. If you really need to use technical terms, make sure to explain what they mean exactly.

5. Incredibility

Claiming to be exceptional and having a nice talk is by far not enough to be credible. People don't need your words, they need proof of those words.


Make sure to include testimonials, press releases, videos, etc, to complement your blog. Readers appreciate it and it will definitely get your credibility to a whole new level.

6. No Help

Sometimes people think that being professional is placing a barrier between them and the ones on the outside, forgetting about how a friendly face helps people feel comfortable. This is something that not only will it damage your blog, but it will affect your reputation as well.


Don't impose yourself as the expert in a harsh way. Let your readers know you're there to help them and that they can count on you in case they have any questions.

7. A One-Way Web

Not letting your readers speak is a serious mistake. If you want your blog to succeed you need to listen to people's feedback instead of assuming you know exactly what's right or wrong with what you're doing.


Encourage engagement. Feature email opt-ins, RSS feeds, comments, etc. Let people speak up!

8. Anti-Social

Often bloggers ignore the importance of social media when it comes to blogging. The thing is, social media is probably the greatest asset and perk to boost a website's success nowadays. By depriving people from sharing your content you're losing the opportunity of letting your blog build relationships with even more readers.


Add social media sharing buttons to your articles so that people can share your content along with their views on what they just read.

9. Hard Sell

Selling your services or products on your blog is a great thing, especially if you're actually getting anything from it, but one of the biggest mistakes some business owners make online is basically asking people to open up their wallets first thing when they land in their website.


Before doing too much advertising to your products, make sure to give something nurturing to people who reach your blog. Build a good first impression first.

10. Unsearchable

Bloggers tend to forget about letting their readers search other stuff within their own blog. This is a big mistake since people will feel trapped in one article and won't know where else to go.


Add a search bar to your blog and place it somewhere visible and easy to find so that your readers can look for some more of your awesome content!

11. No Direction

For some reason some blog owners think that being cute or mysterious is a good way of keeping readers interested. Well, unfortunately it's not and it's definitely harming your blog since people have no idea where to go next or what to do next.


Don't be afraid to add call-to-action messages to your pages and articles. Your readers will appreciate this little help with keeping them well directed and it makes their experience a lot more pleasant.

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So You're Out Of Ideas: How To Overcome Blogger's Block

If you're reading this then I must say I know how you feel.

Blogger's block is probably one of the worst things that can happen, especially when you want to have your site organized and with a regular timing of posting new articles.

Many are the times when I have no idea what to write about - this being one of them! - and it just drives me nuts. So I feel your pain.

Fortunately not everything's lost when you come across blogger's block, apart from your patience, maybe. Here are 10 ways to overcome blogger's block when you've ran out of ideas.


1. Compile Blog Posts

It may sound weird and you may think it's not even "something" to write about but believe me, it's usually pretty successful as a new article.

Just gather up a list of some of your favorite blog posts - yours or from someone else, or both! - and create an article with these links and some nice descriptions of what people can find there.

2. Ask Friends

I've got to admit that this may not be the best way to find inspiration, but sometimes people can come up with awesome ideas for new articles. After all, those people are the ones who are going to read them, so whatever their suggestions is, it's probably something they'd like to know more about.

3. Ask Your Readers

Pretty much like the previous tip, but this one is obviously a lot more directed to what your blog is all about.

Asking your readers what they'd like to see in your blog is probably the most effective way of getting ideas for new content. Your readers are the life of your blog, so above anything else, you should listen to them first.

4. Invite Guest Bloggers

Inform other bloggers of that you're open to have them write on your blog. Guest bloggers usually have awesome ideas for new articles and given their experience, they're usually great writers as well.

5. Google Trends

What better way to know what you should write about than checking what's trending?

Google Trends is a great way to keep yourself up to date about what people are googling. You'll surely find an interesting topic to blog about.

6. Cover A Different Perspective

Say you have a ton of articles published already and some of them are quite old already. Why not go through these older articles and write a new one in a different perspective?

7. Interview Someone

Interviews may be a little hard to setup but they're definitely very interesting.

Try to interview some influencer on your niche and share it with your readers on a new article. They're going to love to know this person's views and opinions.

8. Post A Survey

Stats. Everybody loves stats.

Post a survey on your blog about something that's relevant to your niche.
Your readers will love it!

9. Social Media Trends

Pretty much like Google Trends, Social Media Trends are all about what's hot at a certain moment. The best thing about social media trends is that you're able to know what people think through their comments, etc.

10. Tell A Story

Last but not least, you can tell a story! Obviously not a bedtime story.

Let your readers know about something that's happened to you and that is relevant to what your site is all about. People will appreciate the insight you have on the topic and might at well take your experience as a guide to their own choices and projects.

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[Infographic] The ABC of SEO For Beginners

SEO... Search Engine Optimisation... Ring a bell?

SEO is a very important part of running a blog or website, and if you're not familiar with everything that comes with it, then this infographic is great for you. I've gathered some of the most important aspects of SEO for all of you who are just starting their blogging careers, and for those who just want to get to know a little more about how to optimize their websites for search engine visibility.

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Surprising Website Do's & Don'ts That Actually Boost Success

Every day you come across websites that are worldwide known, super successful, incredibly set up. And then you wonder how they can make it.

How can they keep everything so neatly organized? How can they be so successful?

There's no simple answer for this question, and I hope there was also an easy way of getting it done. But unfortunately all a blogger can do is plan ahead, try things out, exclude what doesn't work, implement and improve what does.

Though, among all this there are a few things that every blogger, popular or not, should follow. Things that you should and shouldn't do if you want your website/blog/business to succeed.

Do's & Don'ts To Achieve Success

Do's Don'ts
  • Do invest. Make sure your site has a professional design and the best security options, for you and your readers.
  • Don't underestimate how important it is for your site to be easy to use. It will also generate more traffic!
  • Do keep it simple. Too much content becomes clutter and you don't want that! It's very confusing.
  • Don't publish random content throughout your website through links and such. Keep it relevant.
  • Do let people contact you right from the homepage.
  • Don't complicate your contact form. A simple message letting people know you're available is enough.
  • Do create a navigation bar. It's one of the most important elements your site needs!
  • Don't make things hard to find. Readers will leave a website within 10 seconds if they can't easily find what they're looking for.
  • Do use easy-to-read fonts and colors. Keep it neat and easy on the eye. It helps credibility too!
  • Don't use too many colors. The design is taken seriously, don't forget that!
  • Do have at least 250 words per page. You should also include 1 to 3 relevant images per post.
  • Don't exaggerate on the graphics, since this will overwhelm your readers and clutter your website too much.
  • Do use Google AdWords to set the keywords for your site's SEO.
  • Don't underestimate SEO. Think "client first" and make your SEO strategy targeted for what your readers' needs really are.
  • Do have a responsive design so that your readers can easily use your site on mobile.
  • Don't forget to test your mobile design and make sure everything is in place for mobile users.
  • Do include your social networks so that people can find and interact with you if they want or need.
  • Don't let yourself get outdated and regularly check social media or other blogs for fresh content and inspiration.
  • Do include your services if you provide any. Some people may be interested in working with you.
  • Don't forget to share past testimonials, since these will let your readers know that people have had a good experience by working with you, so they will too.

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