Thousands of small to medium business people have found out exactly how great a decent blog can be for driving meaningful traffic towards your website. So long as you get the balance right, and you really know about the subject matter, things will soon fall into pace nicely. The whole point of these micro diaries is that they can set you up as a knowledgeable and approachable expert who draws in an audience in a symbiotic way. You are helping them to better understand your brand, and they will hopefully be converted into customers later on. But if your blog is doing neither of these things, perhaps you have set it up incorrectly. With all the will in the world, if your blog has been designed with scant regard for the way your audience enjoy their browsing experiences, you will almost certainly fail. But all is not lost yet! We have drawn up a list of fairly common oversights that usually end up in tears. If you can spot at least one of your own faux pas in this article, you may be able to fix it before too much damage is done.
This term refers to the actual space between your website elements, the colour is irrelevant. It is definitely a case of more is more here, because a well-spaced out set of elements is going to stand out in a positive manner. Readability, focus, and flowing design are all tied up in this vital feature. Cluttered websites are only going to give your readers a headache and nobody wants that. Just ensure that your elements are placed at the same height and this can take a little time on your part.
Here, we go back in time and you probably used to be uber impressed with a nifty flash intro, but times have thankfully changed. These days, the focus is on accessing information quickly and unwelcome distractions will only add to your bounce rate. This is not to say that your website can’t have a slick intro, just ensure that it has a point and doesn’t subtract value.
Another oldie that died a very sudden death, and it is not hard to see why that was the case. The last thing that you need when you are trying to concentrate on a blog is loud music spewing out of your headphones. And many of these ‘special’ features are impossible to mute, so you just leave instead!
If your website or blog is promoting platform wheelchair lifts, you should display these in a pleasing format. The old style table format is not really cutting it anymore. If you really need to show your visitors your data, then all well and good, but using this format for comparisons is never a good idea.
Too many colours is a great way to ruin your website, and that is a fact. Try to think inside the box here and pick low key tones that don’t require sunglasses at 40 paces!
Just remember that if any of these apply to your blog, you can have a second bite of the cherry once you’ve done the right thing!
Author Bio: Warren Brown is a freelance blogger and an ace creative write with many years of experience writing for top blogs. Warren has written on a myriad of topics and has written several posts for us.