What is your primary goal when it comes to blogging through your blog? As a blogger, keeping your blog readers engaged through interesting articles should be on top priority. This blog post articulates 7 facts that would prove that your blog’s content quality sucks.
Do you receive quality comments?
Is your blog receiving quality comments on posts? In order to determine whether your content sucks or not, analyzing the quality of comments in an important task. If you’re seeing comments with relevant topic then you’re probably on good track but if that’s not the case then you should better understand that you’re lacking quality.
Do your readers answer your questions?
One of the best ways of finding whether you’re producing engaging content is by asking your readers plenty of questions. If these questions are being answered thoroughly, you've maintained a good quality. But, if you’re not receiving any reply for the questions that you've asked through blog posts, it is a clear indication of your readers not finding it engaging.
Ranking in Search Engine Results
As an experienced blogger (whether that is 1 month or 12 months), you would be aware of writing articles with one targeted keyword. If you’re targeting one keyword and not visible on search engines then you probably have low ranking. Although ranking is not fully dependent on the quality of article, some percent of share of quality does makes change. It’s not that your blog or website should visible on first page; it’s that it should be at least visible in first few pages (1-5).
Number of Links to Your Blog Post
If your article is helpful it is bound to have some number of links from your readers and other fellow bloggers. If your readers are not recommending your blog post anywhere at all, then it is probably the time review the quality of your blog posts.
Number of Feed Subscribers/E-mail subscribers
The total number of feed subscribers and email subscribers will let you know the importance of your blog. It is directly proportional to the interest that has been generated in the minds of your readers. If the total count of such subscriptions is low then you should definitely work on writing more useful and interesting content.
No Followers on Twitter/ No Likes on Facebook
If you don’t have good number of followers or likes after almost one year of blogging then you should probably understand that you didn't produce quality and engaging content. It completely tells you that your readers are not interesting in connecting with your blog.
No Response to Your CTA Questions
When I write an article, I ensure that I have some sort of question or call to action for my readers to make their response. For example; having a small voting on topic which is related to blog post would definitely be a good option to get call to action response from your readers. And if such response is zero or less, it’s time to examine your writing skills.
How to Improve Content Quality?
I’m sure that 7 facts that I've mentioned above will definitely help you in determining whether you’re doing good job or not. Now, if you think you suck at quality then I must tell you how you should improve the content quality. Right?
What a reader wants to read is your personal experience and not the plethora of same boring blog posts on same topics which are already discussed for thousands times. Since, the personal experience is different and genuine for every individual, that’s where readers are interested. In order to share your experience, you need to experience it once.
To achieve the quality in content, you should also focus on reading blogs from outer space. Well not exactly outer space :D. What I meant is go and explore some new English words by reading blogs of American, UK or native Englishman writers. See, how they are using words and engaging their readers.
For a blog to achieve success it is important to build a community around it instead of making temporary visitors and it is possible only when you focus more on quality.