When it comes to being successful then you must follow certain do’s and don’t in order to reach a level of success. It doesn’t matter the field that you are in, once you start practicing the don’t side of things, then success is more than likely to come your way.
Would you like to become a successful blogger?
Even when it comes to blogging the same principle applies. If you want to become a successful blogger then you must apply some do’s and don’t on your blog to get there.
In this article I am going to discuss 5 do’s and don’t that you can apply on your blog if you want it to be successful.
5 Do’s To Make Your Blog Successful
[box type=”spacer”]Do: Blog On A Regular Basis[/box]
If you are desirous of making your blog successful then you need to write and publish on a regular basis.
If you take to long to write an article then your audience may end up leaving sooner or later.
Does this mean that the more content your writing and publish on your blog the more traffic will come in?
You have to write contents that appeals to your niche and also to your audience. When you write on a regular basis this shows that you are a person that cares for your audience needs and wants.
If you blog on a regular basis and your audience loves your content then they will be more inclined to subscribe to your blog.
Not only that, but your rankings for your blog will go up as well. Search engines will crawl your blog more and index your articles as time goes by.
All you have to do is create a schedule that suites you and write an article for your blog regularly.
[box type=”spacer”]Do: Reply To Comments[/box]
When your blog readers love your article then no doubt they will be enthused to leave a comment on that article.
How would you respond to such comments that your reader has left?
Would you ignore it or show appreciation for the reader leaving a comment?
I think and know it would be best to reply to that comment.
Remember, that person could have read the article and gain knowledge from what you have written if the post is good enough, and they left without leaving a comment. But to thank you somehow, that person went the extra mile to leave a comment on your blog post.
Replying to comments helps to build up your blog in a great way. So do reply to your comments if your circumstances allow you to.
[box type=”spacer”]Do: Promotion For Your Blog[/box]
Your blog will never be successful if you don’t do promotion. True or false?
That statement is true.
Do you think that your blog will become popular if you create it and haven’t told others about it?
Your blog will only be known by you if that is the case. It would be a secret blog, or you are a secret blogger.
The best way to make your blog successful in getting traffic is to tell others about it. Promote your blog every way possible. Do promotion via social media, social bookmarking, networking with other bloggers, on forums, via email marketing, blog commenting and the list goes on and on.
[box type=”spacer”]Do: Optimization For Every Article[/box]
One thing that can make your blog successful is if you have targeted traffic coming your blog. This means that the people that comes to your blog are people who are looking for contents that applies to them.
Hence, this type of traffic will make your blog successful.
But in order to get targeted traffic then you have to optimize your blog posts so that search engine can direct the targeted traffic to your blog.
You have to use the correct keywords to help target your article. Use search engine friendly titles and make sure that the keyword is listed in the title as well. When writing article make sure that the keyword or keywords is mentioned in the article on a regular basis.
[box type=”spacer”]Do: Stick To Your Blogging Niche[/box]
Whenever you start a blog make sure that you stick to topics that are related to your niche if you want your blog to be successful.
Why is this so?
Well let me give you a simple example.
If you start a blog which caters to automobiles, never blog about animals. This is because the people who visit your blog for tips on automobiles will never be interested in articles about animals.
The will get turned off by your blog.
It would be wise to write about articles pertaining to automobiles so that you can hold your audience.
5 Don’t Which Isn’t Good For Blogging
[box type=”spacer”]Don’t: Steal Content From Top Bloggers[/box]
I don’t even have to stretch this point too much, because stealing is wrong.
When it comes to blogging you should never steal contents from a pro blogger’s blog and pass the off the content as yours. This just won’t work.
I have seen new bloggers try to do this. Why? This is because their blog is new and they think that having the same content that a successful blogger has will cause their new blog to be successful as well.
This is a no-no and it will never work.
For one thing, search engines will hate your blog because of duplicate content. Your readers will also be disappointed in you when they know that you are a copy cat.
It is always best to be original and let your audience know what you have to offer. They want to learn from you, not what others have written that you copied and paste on your blog.
[box type=”spacer”]Don’t: Forget About Guest Blogging[/box]
You want your blog to be successful, don’t you?
Then why are you ignoring guest blogging?
I started this blog to make it successful and this is why the name is called WebMaster Success, so I do guest blogging in order to let others know about my blog. Guest blogging can pull in tons of new visitors to your blog. All you have to do is make sure that your guest post is awesome.
Don’t just guest post once for the month, make it a regular habit and post on different blogs so that you can pull in traffic from the various blogs that you guest post on.
[box type=”spacer”]Don’t: Fill Your Blog With Too Much Ads[/box]
I know everyone who owns a blog, well most people who own a blog, wants to make money blogging and placing ads on our blog is a great way to make money from our blogs.
But should you make your blog into a billboard because you want to earn from your blog?
Your blog would look messy and on top of that your visitors are not on your blog to click your ads. They visit your blog to read what you have written so as to gain some knowledge on a particular topic that your blog caters to.
You can place ads on your blog but you have to neatly place them and this in turn will make your blog no look so messy.
[box type=”spacer”]Don’t: Post Every Single Day[/box]
Posting on a regular basis can be a good thing for your blog. It shows that you are an active blogger and your blog will also show signs of life.
But posting every single day will help to kill your blog.
Still it depends on the niche that you are in.
For example, if your blog is like a news blog, then no doubt you would want to post the latest news as you get them. You wouldn’t want to be posting late news. You would even post multiple times per day as well for that type of blog.
But otherwise if it’s a blog like this then posting a few days apart would be recommended. You want your readers to read your article and have time to apply what you have written for them.
If you do post a few days apart then the days that you don’t post can be used for writing guest posts, blog promotion and other stuff to help your blog grow.
[box type=”spacer”]Don’t: Make Your Blog Too Cluttered[/box]
A blog that is cluttered is really scary.
Readers can never navigate through the blog with ease or find what they are looking for.
Visitors sometimes hit the back button or end up leaving if the blog isn’t looking presentable.
If a blog doesn’t have people who stick around and never return, then that blog will be empty. An empty blog is an unknown blog. So if you want people to stay on your blog then make it clutter free and easy to navigate.
These are some simple yet effective blogging rules that can help to make your blog successful if you apply them.
What other tips that you can offer to make a blog successful?