Blog101: 3 Things Not To Do With Your Blog

Things Not to Do With Your Blog

Blog101: Making mistakes as you are starting out with your blog will happen. How you learn and adapt from them is what matters.

When you hear or read blog101 you most likely think about a beginner course on blogging.

In some cases you would be exactly right. However, in this case it is simply what I call my Blog101 3 things not to do with your blog.

Does this mean to never do these things? No, but in most cases you would want to try to avoid doing them. It just may save your blog.

Blog101: The 3 Things Not To Do

1. I guess the first is, never delete your blog pages or posts. Especially after they have been indexed by the search engines.

You see once indexed and then deleted, you wind up with a lot of 404 error codes. Though these errors may not have a huge adverse impact on your site, people clicking on links that lead to deleted pages will get the 404 error.

This in turn will have an effect on what they think about your site. After all, it is the real person that you want coming to your site clicking on links that take them to your landing pages.

I would advise you either redirect or re-wright your content and leave the page up and searchable. Otherwise you may end up with thousands of 404 errors.

2. Don’t up grade your themes without backing up your current theme. If you have made any changes they will be in most cases, lost.

3. Crowded Navigation: This one can turn visitors off like a light switch. If you don’t have a clean easy to navigate site, then your visitors will not come back. Not a good thing.

Make the nav bars simple and easy to move around in your site leading to exactly where they say they are going. (This is one I’m still working on trying to make navigation smother)

There are many more do’s and don’ts to blog101 but I felt these three are mistakes that are easily made but also easily avoided.

Making mistakes as you are starting out with your blog will happen. How you learn and adapt from them is what matters. If you are having these issues, keep working at them and you will save your blog.

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