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5 Mistakes Made By New Bloggers

5 mistakes that are often committed by new bloggers, of course there are many more that are many more possible even for senior blogger.

The rate at which blogs are coming up is alarming. Every second there seem to be over 100 million blogs created online, and more are still created on a daily basis. This can become overwhelming for a new blogger, and can get confused on just how their blog can make a significant impact online. This becomes all the more important if you are blogging for money. While blogging is a very lucrative way of making money online, make no mistake to assume that the money will come looking after you, you need to put in a substantial amount of effort.

Here are the top 5 mistakes new bloggers make when they start out on this lucrative venture, and which you can avoid to gain that competitive edge over your competition and make a substantial amount of money online. If you are new to blogging, you better start on the right foot and read our complete guide to blogging.

Not owning the domain

Unless you are blogging for fun, if you are serious you need to make money online from your blog, then you have to own your very own domain name. This is very important because you get total control over the blog. Avoid sub-domain names such as yourname.blogspot.com. While at it, it would be wise to search engine optimize the blog's URL meaning that if your niche is acne, then the domain name should be optimized with at least one or two main keywords that you are targeting.

Not including your info i.e. author bio on your blog

How else are you going to convince your readers that you are a real human being if you do not add credibility to your blog? This you simply do by adding an author bio with your picture and a little information about yourself. This doesn’t mean you dedicate an entire page on your personal information; rather you give your readers an insight of who they are actually dealing with. 

Lack of permalinks on all your posts

A permalink is simply a link that redirects you to the main page of each specific post on your blog. You must have clicked on a link for a specific post only to be redirected to the same old homepage so that you can start searching for the specific post that you want. This happens a lot and it is a grave mistake made by most new bloggers in the industry.

Broken and useless links

Yes, this is a very common mistake made by most bloggers who are just getting started. Always test that your links are live and active before you publish your posts. It can be very frustrating to publish broken links. While still at it, ensure you let your readers know exactly what the link is for n the post. What can be worse than clicking on a link only to be redirected on a totally different post?

Copy pasting content

They say content is king, it is what will earn you good search engine rankings, it is what will drive tons of targeted traffic towards your site, and it will do a whole lot more. If you cannot come up with relevant content for your blog, there are freelance service providers who can write you original and informative web copy at very affordable rates. Learn more about duplicate content.

Not to be discouraged though, with patience, dedication, and hard work, you can be able to make a significant impact online, and hopefully make a living out of your blog.

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