(Last Updated On: April 29, 2014)Blogging is something which is widespread these days. I see children from 9- 11 years of age who are working on their blogs and earning big bucks from it. Blogging has become such a common profession these days for people that the number of blogging mistakes being made by novices have grown manifold. This industry has seen unprecedented growth and I believe this surge will continue for at least 4-5 years. Due to this very growth the amount of unsolicited advice and misguiding tips and tricks has risen beyond acceptable levels. So here we are on Inspire2rise with the guide to Unconscious blogging mistakes you are making, and our solutions.
Unconscious blogging mistakes : Understanding the nuances.
1.) Set English for WordPress editor to EN-US for better ranking.
Search engines use the US variant of English by default, though I don’t have any substantial proof to back up this claim but I have learned so by experimenting a lot with it in the past. So it’s better to be on the safer side and use the EN-US English in your WordPress editor. To do so, refer to the image and screenshots below :
Though not tested long enough but I found my posts ranked better when I had used EN-US, this was specifically applicable to high competition keywords where there was lot of rush to rank. But be warned that many words like “colour” which is “color” in U.S English, and other such words which are different can cause difficulty for you and if you are not used to writing these variants and would rather prefer to have your normal U.K English style then also you are welcome. If you switch on the EN-US spell checker it will automatically flag your words for the perceived mistakes. So, it would save you a lot of effort.
Indianism refers to the Indian influence over the English language. You must avoid such English at all costs, this is because though the Indian reader may understand or even like the content that you have written but to the international reader the written piece may seem alien and they might not visit your site again owing to the bad use of language.
3.) Using too much popular jargon and using terms which the user may not be familiar with, without proper explanation.
Though trying to make your content catchy is a very good practice, but doing so at the cost of simplicity is sheer craziness. The message should get across, it may take one word, or a thousand words. The real value that has to be conveyed to the readers should reach them.
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4.) Not writing for the readers, i.e. writing only for SEO and ranking purposes
Spinning out article after article without any real value is one of the most annoying practices I have seen in people these days. New blogs are made daily, and instead of covering something in depth they just skim over the surface and keep going off topic. Only few genuine websites exist which help the readers and actually solve some problem. While writing an article always think whether this piece solves a question, does it actually serve a purpose or not. Once you are clear with these questions then proceed further.
5.) Creating a set pattern of blogging and not breaking your own personal mold or set of actions you do.
Being complacent with tried and tested strategies and missing out on the unknown due to fear of failure is one of the most shit things to do. A year ago I found a simple method to make back links, it worked like charm for three to four months but suddenly due to algorithm changes my method was rendered obsolete. I still kept using that method out of the fear of unknown and because I thought that this method worked in the past, it would work in the future too. Clinging to the tried and tested caused a great halt to my progress. Trust me you always need to keep innovating and differentiating yourselves from the other writers and service providers. If everyone starts doing the same stuff then readers would abandon all of us.
So, experiment, go forth and write something new. Make something beautiful, because the web is what we make of it.
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