Are you aware that some bad blogging habits can kill your blog faster than a dead host?
If by now your blog has not started yielding a desirable result, it’s possible you have some bad blogging habits.
We interviewed the founder of dailyschooling some few days ago.
And when this issue was raised, our guest charged every blogger to change his approach to blogging if you really want to increase your Google rankings in the coming days.
The way people are pursuing blogging needs to be changed as competition is very high now. Whatever worked a few years back is not going to work in 2020 and in the coming years.
The only way to prove yourself not to be a fly-by-night blogger is to do things right.
The following is the list of bad habits that can kill your blog. If you want to become a successful blogger, you have to do all you can to avoid them.
Keyword cannibalization is when you target the same keyword on two or more blog pages.
By implication, both pages will compete against themselves.
Technically, all the link juice meant for one page will split across all the pages targeting the same keyword on your blog.
This bad blogging habit can be responsible for low page authority, quality and conversion rate.
The worst part of it is that Google might not even rank any of the affected pages with the cannibalized keyword.
All you have to do is to take note of all your previously used keywords by having RankMath SEO plugin installed on your blog.
The plugin indicates if a target keyword has once been used.
Just make sure you take note of this aspect each time you’re writing a new post.
Keyword stuffing When you’re creating a post and overuse your primary keyword, you’re committing keyword stuffing.
Repeating a focus keyword in a post and meta description incessantly is one of the bad habits that can kill your blog.
You need to avoid them.
This practice is considered to be spammy and Google frowns at it.
During your keyword research, gather as many keyword synonyms or latent semantic indexing (LSI) keywords to avoid overusing your primary keyword in a post.
Plagiarism is using a part or whole of other people’s article on your blog and pretend to be the owner of the work. This practice is one of the common bad habits that can kill your blog.
It’s not sensible to commit intellectual property theft and feel celebrated when your audience read your blog and say,
“Keep up the good job!”
If it’s true that there is no new idea as it seems in blogging, why don’t you learn how to be creative before becoming a blogger?
Being creative would make you create better content and know how to acknowledge your sources.
Even though people don’t really care that it’s you that’s writing the post, you can infuse parts of your personality in your writing to make them feel more comfortable with you. How you do that is entirely up to you. Some people like to crack jokes, some like to make pop culture references, and others have a way with vivid descriptions