January 20, 2011
How to turn off your blog readers
Have you been blogging for a while but are not getting the traffic you want?. This is a list of common reasons why a reader may leave your site or be turned off from the content.
1. Pop-up Ads. Pop-up ads one of the biggest mistakes you can make on a blog. We all want to make money from our blogs, but a pop-up is the fastest way to lose a reader. When I see a pop-up, I don’t even give the website a chance. Good-bye. Most people I talk to about this have the same mindset.
2. Too much advertising. As stated in #1; we all want to make money from our blog. You may not have a pop-up ad but a lot of advertising can have the same affect in turning away visitors.
3. Bad Website font choices. Choosing the wrong font can do long term damage to your website. If your font is small, hard to read and condensed people will not return, even with great content. Make the website readable for everyone and everyone will be happy.
4. Content choices & Audience. Once you have chosen an audience and are getting traffic from it, stick to the content you have chosen. People will come to you because you are consistent about the content you write. It’s ok to go off topic now and then, but don’t make a habit of it.
5. Being negative all the time. People don’t want to read things that are negative or depressing all the time. If you are in the habit of doing this, say something negative and then put a positive spin on it.
6. Blog comment moderation. Turn off moderation. Let a spam plugin do the job. Respond to comments when you get them. Interact with your readers, build community and relationships.
7. Ignoring the blog. Create it and they will come. If you ignore it to long, people forget it’s there. You don’t have to create content everyday, but you should create it 2-3 times a week.
8. Over Promotion. Over promotion can turn off readers. If you use Social Media for example, keep your posts timely, once or twice a day is enough.