Everyone is too much concern improving their SEO to get more search engines visibility.
One person is installing too many plugin, someone is optimizing the blog and someone is trying to gain more backlinks.
No doubt these are the essential and must to do things for a blog, but what if your blog is not having good design, good content and other essential factors?
In my point of view all these tactics will be just waste.
Improving SEO is a step by step process and this will be improved with your dedication and commitment. In the race of improving SEO, bloggers are not paying attention to the building blocks of the blogs. I observed these things when I visited some of the good Indian blogs and saw they were lacking them.
Past in the days, when I was a newbie, I used to visit around 40-50 new blogs Daily. I was always trying to learn and grab the things which can help me make my blog more compelling.
And I found these little factors.
Let’s discuss about some of the non-seo things on our blogs and analyze our strength and weakness.
1. Author Bio below post
This is the most compelling thing of a post, and no doubt we always check the author of article if it is good in value. I noticed that some of the blogs don’t have gravatar image for the post author and some even don’t placed the author bio.
If you are missing this then this is the time to take action because this is the must have things for any blog.
Some Peoples, like me are always interested to see the archive of any blog they visit. Because by seeing archive you can know about the existence of the blog.
Like; when that blog was started, how many total posts they have and how many posts they publish in a month. So by analyzing archive of a blog, you can assume their presence in online world.
Hope you are not missing this step for you blog.
Because sitemap is such a kind of map in Google’s crawling algorithm which tell them about new articles on your blog.
Google simply visit your sitemap and index your articles.
So in case you are not using sitemap on your blog then start using it.
Note: Although this is a SEO step, but few of the bloggers are not adding this, so I am mentioning here.
Footer is the another thing which is being noticed by every one.
For a good-looking and authority footer, you can use social media icon, search box, latest posts, top comments etc.
The blog should have a footer and you should be very selective while choosing colors for your footer.
5. About me Page
This is the most viewed page of any blog. People want to know the background and experience of the blog owner. Even I always visit the about me page of the blog so that I can take the inspiration from them.
Make a compelling about me page and share your history and blog’s vision there.
6. Search Box
Search box gives the comfort to your reader to dig in your site more deeply. You can place search box either at top sidebar of your blog or in footer.
7. Contact Me
Contact me page is again a most accessed page of a blog. Some time people are ready to write for you and sometime any advertiser is interested to post his ads on your blog. So if you have contact page on your blog, then people can contact you easily.
8. Social Media Buttons
Social Media is giving a lot of traffic as well as a lots of business to the blogs. These are the best source to promote your blog and have the better user engagement. So you must put the like and share box in your blog.
9. RSS feed
People loves the good content and they want you in their Inbox. So putting RSS feed for your blog is must.
10. Readable Fonts
The Fonts must be in readable format. Do not use too small and too big fonts for your blog.
All these were non-seo things and hope you got the idea of better blogging. Leave the comments if you have any other suggestion.