16 blogging mistakes to kill Your Blog

16 blogging mistakes to kill Your Blog
Whether you blog for passion or for money, there is no reason to kill your blog after spending time, effort, and sometime money creating a blog and then make it unappreciated
The major reasons people go into blogging is either blogging as a passion, or for money. And, whichever purpose you created your own blog, I see no reasons why you should kill your blog by not let it see the light at the blogging tunnel.
Some newbies and intermediaries bloggers on the net often killed their blogs unknowing because, they thought they were doing the right thing. These blogging mistakes are often like little foxes that gradually eat away the vine.

If you’re into blogging and your desire as every bloggers on the net is blogging for success, then read on as I outline 16 blogging mistakes that can kill your blog knowingly or unknowing. 

How to kill your Blog

Should you never want to let your blog see the light of day, here are 16 mistakes to kill your blog:

1. Not optimized blog for SEO

To me, the first role of getting your blog killed is by not optimizing it for search engines; since that’s the simplest way of people finding your products and services (organic search traffic) at zero cost of time, effort or money to acquire traffic.

There are various roles of optimizing blog for search engines, and that can be categorized into basic and advanced search engines practices otherwise known as On-page Off-page SEO.

The on-page SEO includes:

  • Submission of website to search engines – Google, Bing, Yandex, Buidu etc.
  • Submission of website to search engines directories.
  • Effective keyword placement.
  • Optimizing site mobile responsiveness.
  • Etc, etc 

The off-page SEO includes:
  • Link building
  • Blog commenting
  • Forum posting
  • Guest blogging
  • Etc, etc
If you want to kill your blog, please and please, just study the basic and advanced SEO practices, and never apply them to your weblog by simply neglecting the search engines optimization your blog deserves. This will help your blog not show up on major search engines like Google, Bing etc.

2. No pages (about, contact, etc) or navigation

As a webmaster with a web portal, you can turn off the trust, credibility, audience, loyal fans and potential customers you would have built for your business by simply not creating subpages into your weblog.

When your blog visitors noticed that your blog has only a ‘single page’ with no pages like ‘about’ – where they could get to know more about you, ‘contact’ – so they could contact you for inquiries should anything go wrong with your paid product or services, and no social media and other such related important pages like ‘privacy policy’ etc, people would simple conclude that you are out to scam people, and they may never take you serious, neither visiting your website again.

Sub-pages for a blog can;

  • Build trust and instill credibility of your potential visitors.
  • Visitors get to know more about you and your business.
  • It projects your blog image and brand professionally. 
  • It adds to the blog navigation.
  • It helps reduce blog bounce rate.
  • It builds retain visitors.
So, should you want kill your blog, simply remove all pages from your blog and make it a single page blog.

3. Not adding blog content

Hearing a popular saying that “content is king”, what does it means to you? Content is king for your readers and for website search engine optimization.

I know you must have heard blog content clinch like “write for readers and not search engine”? That’s untrue statement. Perhaps, un-optimized content may not be the king. You need to write for search and for readers that so as to improve and promote your website ranking.

Google and other search engines spider loves fresh content for crawling and indexing. These are information search engines will present to web searchers searching on a closed, related or exact keyword matched search terms. However, closed, related or exact keyword matched search may not all the time deliver your website on Google and other search engine top search results pages.

Google have over 200 ways for determining website ranking and blog content is one of the important determinants factor. Moreover, Google loves fresh content and will hugely reward blogs updating consistently. Therefore, should you want to kill your blog, do not care about adding new blog content, and since there are no blog content, there would be no readers, and if there is, would be on diminishing equally affecting rankings. And, a blog without readers is as good as what? – Trash.

4. Disable commenting system

I don’t care why the acclaimed guru asked you to turn off your blog comment box because, blog commenting system (comment box) is a great blogging tool, and if you want to kill your blogging success, just make sure you don’t have blog comment box enable, talk more of responding to comments on your blog. 

Blog commenting is actual Google engagement and conversion measuring tool.

Just like contribution to conversation can help people arrives at possible solutions to issues, so can blog commenting system build relationship, traffic, new content idea, conversion, and so on. So, should you want to kill your blog, you can kill it by removing comment box from the said blog.

Google values comments on blog posts and tends to increasingly rank posts with huge comments higher on search pages results because, Google assume those posts with huge comments to be relevance and supplementary to the audiences. 


5. No social media share button

The power of social media for building a successful business online or offline can never be overemphasis. Brick and mortal businesses are advised to get their products and services before the large billion numbers of audiences online who may be their next customers.

If social media is important offline business then, for blogging it’s a goldmine.
Every must succeed blog on the internet tries as much as possible to create social media page or profile for their businesses, and as well integrates social media links page into their blogs; knowing fully that those social media pages links are great tools for reaching out to more audience and potential customers.

Since social media signal is another Google ranking factor, a single post shared on social media can bring in massive visitors and potential customers through shares and re-shares.

One way visitors consider your website proficient and credible is by locating the business social media links profiles, where they can further reach out to you for inquiries, learns and interacts with you, and as well as socializing with other of your fans or customers.

Whether you’ve added content to your blog or not, people can still share your blog empty home page provided you have social media share buttons integrated into your weblog. So, should you want to kill your blog by not allowing people to share it, just remove anything social share button on your blog.

6. Not mobile friendly and responsive

People sometimes misquote ‘mobile friendliness to responsiveness. Mobile friendly entails that ‘the weblog is well structured (customized) in mobile devices, while responsiveness is measured by speed of site loading time, ability to fast scroll the content from the header to the footer.

Considering the age of mobile internet, there is an outranking trend of web mobile users over the desktop or PC users. Optimizing website to be mobile friendly and responsive is often one power tips for savvy blogger.

Since mobile friendly and responsive website has the power to retain visitors and make them eager to click further, if you want to kill your blog, never you customized it to be mobile friendly and responsive.

7. Practice plagiarism

I’m quite aware that some guest bloggers submit content for guest blogging and thereafter, had the same content published on their blogs. I may not say that’s good or bad as a guest blogging practice, but, should any Google complaint is filed against such submitted and published guest content, the “guest post intro” or the “about author’s bio” inscription would tell Google that the content is not originally authored by the blog admin, but was published by a guest author.

As the best practice against Google considering your content duplicate, always ensure reference the content source should it not written by you. But, should you want to kill your blog, keep copying and pasting other people’s content on your blog. You may think you are smart by trying to trick Google, practicing plagiarism; don’t be surprise to see Google being smarter than you.

The most of easily and simply killing your blog with copy and paste content is to do it verbatim – copy the same title, same header and same content with no changes made to the articles. As one blogging mistakes, this would quickly help the original content owner to identify and then file Google complaint against you.

The worse thing that can happen to a blog is for Google to receive duplicated content allegation against such blog, of which after investigation, might leads to blacklisting or de-indexing of the blog post, should Google found out that it was true.

8. No catchy font and align background

Font text type and blog background color have an important role to play on how visitors exit away or sticks around your blog, resulting to either increasing or decreasing page views, time on site, bounce rate, traffic and rankings etc.

One way to kill your blog is to use bad and unrecognized font text that’s difficult to read the context of the article, and non catchy background color that do not align with for the blog. Since visitors find it difficult reading your content based on font text in and unfriendly background color, they’ll simply leave your blog to your competitor’s blog.

Quality font text (Calibri, Time New Roman etc) of the appropriate text size entice readers to navigating further reading your blog content. Inversely, poor blog background color for example, yellow, read, dark blue etc, may not visually aligned for reader’s eye pleasantry. This wrong combination of font text and background color can simply drive away whoever visited your weblog in seconds, and this could be a sure bet way of killing your blog.

9. Accept spam links like mad

There are various spam links practices you can deploy to ensure you kill your blog simply because Google hate spam links and that may hinder your blog search engines both in pages and in SERP’s, lowering chances for increasing pagerank (PR), domain authority, authorship and entire blog rankings.

Normally links like Labels (categories in Wordpress), Archives and comments can be considered spam links by Google search spider if you failed not to optimized them (links) for SEO, and that was why Google in Panda update, advised all webmasters and blogs admin to tag Labels as nofollow, archive pages as noindex, and comments as rel=’external nofollow.

When visitors who reads your article comments on them, it create a backlinks which in turn a traffic source as well as fast indexing of your blog since comments are also crawled by search engine. But then, there is a problem with comments links and search engines robots, which is the reason you must optimized comments for SEO by tagging comments as nofollow. This instruct search engines crawler not to crawl links inside the comments, and avoid harming your blog SEO, reducing your blog PR and entire ranking, since comments links are external and consider spammy.

Perhaps, should you want to kill your blog, never you optimize your blog labels by setting custom robots txt as search/nofollow, and archive pages in custom header tag as archive as noindex and comments as nofollow.

To simply kill your blog therefore, accept both related and unrelated links in comments made on your blog posts like mad. This with the un-optimized label, archive and comments links would help to consider your blog as a bunch of spam hub – Lol.

10. Post porn images and videos

Simply search on Google keywords like ‘sex’, ‘porn’, ‘sex video’, ‘porn sites’ etc and you’ll see that there would be non in Google search results. The simple reason is that Google do not allow corrupt content, not even crawling and indexing them.

Google tends to deliver precise and concise quality content that solve a need, proffer solution etc and not adult content that corrupt the mind. So, should you simply want to kill your blog, keep updating porn videos and sex images as your blog content. This would simply notify Google to penalized your blog by either de-indexing or deleting it.

No doubt, there are sites out there, specializing on sex niche, whereby you can various sex videos and photos. I think they have a legal content secured right.

11. No labels, title page, headings and description

Labels or categories are important search engine optimization factor, irrespective of if you were told that labels hurt your search engine; simply because, labels act like a tag signal to search engines and to readers as user’s experience.

Title is more or less very important SEO factor because this is what first appears to searcher on the search engine, and if you want to simply kill your blog, just remove the title from your blog, and ensure all posts have no titles as well. This will help your blog find no way in search engine among other competitive keywords.

Header works on the perfect correlation and combination of keywords in the post title, content, permalink and description for better search engine rankings; and if you want o kill your blog, avoid adding title to posts, adding headings for posts, using keyword on content and using keyword rich permalinks and description.

12. You don’t have a store

What is the essence of building a website without integrating a super store? Oh, you blog for a passion and not to make money? The story is always difference that even if you started blogging for passion, you’ll someday love to start making money from it.

Secondly, irrespective you’re blogging and passionate about, there’s always a niche or micro sub-niche waiting and as well as, audience so you could match your content and monetizing your blog.

By not having a store where you can sell your personally created products, services and expertise, is as simple as killing your blog.

13. You are a generalist

By being a generalist entails that you don’t have a specific niche market you are trying to channel your information, products, services and expertise, neither do you have a target audience that match what your offering.

Generalist if at all the makes money, never as the specialist does. If you want to kill your blog, simply become a generalist, a jack of all trade, and a master of none.

Post any kind of content that comes your way, be it on business, entertainment, pet care, spirituality, self help etc. By so doing you’ll see that you’ll find it difficult acquiring targeted and retain visitors interested in your business, and as well affecting your search engines, traffic and performances. 

14. No traffic

Since you want to kill your blog, you should stop adding content to it and also neglected other vital practices like optimizing your blog for search engine; optimizing posts titles meta tags like headers, content, descriptions and permalinks, and also remove all social media share buttons, and your blog would simply have no traffic. And, a blog with no traffic is as good as none in existence.

Since the major source of getting blog traffic is search engine organic traffic and paid traffic, hence you’ve really dealt with your blog by denying it befitting search engine practices that could brings in traffic, now kill it finally by not even paying for premium traffic. 

15. You don’t have time for your blog

In content publishing blogging career, except you’re on a continual ‘post schedule’ or ‘paid traffic’, you can lose your blog search rankings in both pages and SERP’s due to decreasing Alexa ranking, PR, and general Google ranking by not having for your blog.

My mentor used to say, “Treat your business like a business”. Who wouldn’t treat his or her business like a business and still be successful in the said business? It’s impossible and that’s indifference in online business.

I made a contemporary statement “no one visited your blog like you do”, and it’s rose a lot of contention, but that’s true. Personally as a blog owner or the admin, I love visiting my blog daily reading my content, and identify what works and what does not of my blog. 

By so doing, I can find possible solutions for building and improving my blog quality, search engine, brand exposure, advertising, marketing and generating sales.

To simply cut the whole issue shut helping you kill your blog by not giving it the required time it deserves, simply stay away from the blog until the blog domain name and hosting plan services expired, and after 30 days, you can be rest assured you’ve successfully killed your blog.

16. Delete your blog

The simplest way to kill your blog and avoid all the stress of following one step or the other is to simply delete your blog from your blog dashboard or Control panel.

Various content management platforms like Wordpres, Blogger etc have a procedure of permanently deleting a blog hosted on the platform. Though, these blogging platforms may also have a way of recovering your deleted blog, but subject to number of days grace period (usually 30 days) of which after expiration, you lose your deleted blog forever. 
In conclusion, there's no reason to kill your blog as I said earlier, and whether you blog for passion or for money after spending time, effort and money to create a blog, should you want to kill your blog based on reasons best known to you, the 16 blogging mistakes listed above will help you ensure that your blog recorded no successes. 

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