Top 10 Blogging Mistakes [Mini Course] SMMU.com

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The Top 10 Blogging Mistakes: Common Blog-Killing Mistakes That Bloggers All Over the Internet Make

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Top 10 Blogging Mistakes [Mini Course] SMMU.com

  1. 1. TOP 10 BLOGGING MISTAKES Common Blog-Killing Mistakes That Bloggers All Over the Internet Make www.SMMU.com
  2. 2. MISTAKE #1: BLOGGING IRREGULARLY www.SMMU.com
  3. 3. - Blogging is all about building a loyal base of followers that want and expect to hear from you. - Build of supportive audience, you absolutely need to blog regularly. - Regularly simply means you post on a set schedule that you don’t change. - Don’t start off trying to blog every day, or you’ll most likely burn yourself out. - Regularity is more important than post frequency. www.SMMU.com
  4. 4. MISTAKE #2: WRITING FOR SEARCH ENGINES www.SMMU.com
  5. 5. - You’re not flowing naturally when you write for search engines, even if your content is good. - Write for people, not search engines. www.SMMU.com
  6. 6. MISTAKE #3: NOT CAREFULLY ANALYZING YOUR BLOG ANALYTICS www.SMMU.com
  7. 7. Your analytics data can tell you a lot about your audience. www.SMMU.com
  8. 8. WHEREYOURTRAFFICISCOMINGFROM… ISITFROMSEARCH? WHATKEYWORDSPEOPLETYPEINTOFINDYOURBLOG. ISITFROMREFERRINGSITES? WHO’SLINKINGTOYOUANDWHO’SSENDINGYOUTRAFFIC? ISITSOMETHINGELSEENTIRELY? WHATKINDOFTOPICSDIDPEOPLELIKEANDWHATDIDTHEYNOTLIKE? www.SMMU.com
  9. 9. MISTAKE #4: NOT HAVING RESERVE POSTS www.SMMU.com
  10. 10. When you just don’t have the time to write new content… - If you don’t have backup posts for these times, then you’re going to be late on posts or miss posts completely. - Having a backup plan can also help you relax around your blog upkeep. www.SMMU.com
  11. 11. MISTAKE #5: DOING YOUR OWN DESIGN OR USING TEMPLATES www.SMMU.com
  12. 12. - NEED a design that truly reflects your core brand. - IF YOUR BLOG looks unprofessional, you may not keep your audience’s attention. www.SMMU.com
  13. 13. MISTAKE #6: NOT MODERATING COMMENTS QUICKLY www.SMMU.com
  14. 14. - First, not moderating comments at all is a mistake. - The second mistake is taking too long to moderate comments. - SO moderate comments, but make sure you do so in an efficient and timely manner. www.SMMU.com
  15. 15. MISTAKE #7: NOT RESPONDING TO COMMENTS www.SMMU.com
  16. 16. - You must respond to your comments. - People respect bloggers who take the time to respond to comments. - Get in the habit of responding to every single comment on your site. www.SMMU.com
  17. 17. MISTAKE #8: IGNORING SOCIAL MEDIA www.SMMU.com
  18. 18. - Today, the internet is intimately tied to Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools. - If you’re not on social media, you’re missing out on links, traffic and reader connection. www.SMMU.com
  19. 19. MISTAKE #9: NOT USING MULTIMEDIA www.SMMU.com
  20. 20. Don’t just use text media. Use multiple kinds of media to really engage your user base. www.SMMU.com
  21. 21. MISTAKE #10: NOT BUILDING A MAILING LIST www.SMMU.com
  22. 22. - Successful bloggers are meticulous about collecting email. - Having someone’s email allows you to get them to come back to your website over and over and over again. www.SMMU.com
  23. 23. THESE ARE THE TEN MOST COMMON MISTAKES THAT BLOGGERS MAKE AVOID THESE MISTAKES LIKE THE PLAGUE. www.SMMU.com

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