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What Makes Readers Dislike Your Blog
We all know there are already thousand of blogs on almost every topic you can think of, so how some blogs get so much popularity in a short time but others do not succeed?
In this post I am sharing some tips to improve your blog’s readership and how to make it “more” user-friendly.
1. Content Linking
It is fine if you link to external pages with content you find great once or twice but using it frequently is definitely not good because the readers on your blog want to read “Your” content that’s why they are there. Don’t drive them to go to other blogs to read the content.
2. Content Linking Tree
This is even more annoying thing for the readers if you link to some page who’s linking to another page who’s linking to another page and after browsing multiple pages finally the reader lands on an actual page where he can find the actual “content”.
No reader ever want to browse multiple pages or sites to reach to the actual content page, if he is on your blog means he wants to read the content right on your blog.
3. Copy-Pasted Content
This is definitely one of the issue many bloggers are facing. If you start a new blog you should write your own content instead of copy-paste from other blogs in a hope that your blog will get the same popularity as the source blog is getting, this is wrong. Search engines have become smart now and they give high priority only to the original content.
Plus if they find your blog copying/stealing other’s content there are very much chances your blog will get banned on search engines.
4. Excessive Use of Images
Always remember that not all people have “Fast” internet connection and your blog is accessed from all over the world. You should always use less but effective images that are necessary for a blog post. Excessive use of images will make the loading time very slow.
5. Force Readers To Open Dictionary
It is always good to write blog post in easy words. Using difficult and less known words will not do any good to your blog but they just force the readers to open dictionary which they will never do.
6. Excessive Advertising & Hidden Pop Ups
OK, we understand maintaining a site does cost money but it does not mean you throw excessive ads to the readers and make it hard for them to read the content? and even if they try to spend some time on your site you set hidden pop ups that come up with every page load? this is most annoying and unprofessional practice.
7. Security Checks To Pass Before Comment
Nobody wants SPAM comments on his blog but to protect your blog from spammers the plugins you install should be working fine and must be user-friendly because if your security check not working correctly it will be impossible for the readers to comment and give you their valuable feedback. They will leave your blog and chances are they will never come back again.
Have Your Say:
What do you find most annoying about blogs you visit? What do you do when something annoys you on the site? Please share your comments.