|Costly mistakes reduces blog traffic : eAskme|
As you are here, it means that you you love reading new tips and ways to increase blog traffic, you should know what mistakes you are making and how to fix them. Some common SEO mistakes can lead you to disastrous drop in traffic . So today we will discuss about costly blogging mistakes.
Common Mistakes which reduces Blog Traffic:
Changing Permalinks Without 301 redirectionPermalink is an important factor of SEO. We have already talked about WordPress permalink for SEO. When you start a blog, always have a clean permalink structure. Sometimes problem occurs when blogger change old posts permalinks. If you do not redirect your old permalink to new than it can be your blog`s suiside day. WordPress allow you to use permalink migration plugin to migrate one permalink to other. Use only 301 redirection and then check if Permalink is 301 redirected or you can do it also by editing your .htaccess file. Then you need to regenerate and resubmit your sitemap.
Missing SitemapSitmap are very important for a site as they help in faster indexing and crawling for search engines. Always have a sitemap on your site from very first day and submit your sitemap to major search engines. You can use WordPress SEO plugin for this purpose.
Htacces fileHtaccess is the most important file of a website so if you want to make any changes, make sure that you do not play unnecessarily. Always first take the backup and then make changes. One mistake in Htaccess file can take your blog down.
Robots.txt FileWe have already talked about how to optimize Robots.txt file in WordPress.
Theme CustomizationFirst take backup of your theme before customizing. Always write down the changes so you will know that with which change what happened on your site.
WordPress PluginsOnly use required plugins, as access of plugins on your blog or site make it slow in speed.
Seo Optimized Title and DescriptionWhen you use a popular plugin for then always give proper seo title and Meta description.
Changing Blog ThemeDon`t change blog theme again and again as it can confuse and irritate your readers. Choose good themes like Swift, genesis or thesis.
Blog SecurityUsually free themes contain malicious codes so I always avoid to use them. Check your blog theme with TAC type of plugins.
SEO ChangesDon`t get confuse with lots of plugins as it is not wise to keep changing plugins because it can change your title and description which can hit your blog traffic.
NO blog backupThis is the usual problem of most of the bloggers that they never take backup of their blog. Always take backup of your blog, so if anything happen to your site and you not able to recover it then you can use your backup to fix the issue.
So these are the generic mistakes that most of the newbie bloggers do. Now as you know about them, I hope you can easily avoid these mistakes. Do share your views and suggestion. If you enjoyed this article, don’t forget to subscribe to eAskme Email newsletter for more similar updates.