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Why Isn't My Blog as Successful as it should be?

Updated on December 14, 2014

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Networking and promoting your blog continually is the direction to making a blog a success.
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Marketing is important to the strategy

Starting a blog without seeing the expected success is discouraging. Though, do not give up on the task. There are possibly several reasons why this has occurred. Blogging is a job and the details make a difference. These are more than a few circumstances and details not attended to which possibly account for the project having less success than imagined.

Look into the information shared and determine if making necessary changes alter what started out as a fun money making project for lots of writers. These all contribute to a formula for success for this online encounter.

Domain names

Having a great domain name is a must in the blogging business. If you use a personal name this works only if it is branded well and the name is standing out in a particular niche or industry. Otherwise, the personal name is great for pride, but terrible for the site.

An excellent domain name for newbies which have not yet reached the guru status is stating basically what the blog is about. For example, if it is about recipes which are fun for kids develop or create a name combining all of these fundamentals. This is successful in search engines for helping readers identify they have located what they are searching for. Having the blog about this same scenario but personally named will not confirm the same thing.

Great design

A design which is seen as terrible gets horrible results. A remarkable or memorable one which is unique stands out for readers and engages an audience. Is the design all that and more?

Getting the construction just right is going to get traffic to visit repeatedly. Readers coming back over and over again become dedicated readers to stay and become an audience. This is important for consistent passive income and increased revenue, part of a prosperous formula.

Anyone able to hire a web designer, do so. They money invested is well spent. If not, continually work with the look and feel of it. Reinvent it as many times as necessary until comfortable and satisfied with it. Take a look at other effective ones in the same niche and see how they are formatted to determine if something is off with the layout of and make a fix.

Quality articles or posts

Quality articles or posts are what increase an audience and get traffic to return again and again. It’s not the number of posts which make a flourishing blog, it’s the marvelous quality of the information being shared with the content. Make certain to provide posts with both informative and interesting content.

One added benefit found with booming blogs is a little something to entertain or enhance the reading experience. Finding this is extremely helpful in making a change for the better.


Traffic needs to find this particularly excellent blog. If they don’t know where or how to find it, focused readers never come the right way. This means missing out on income in the end. Are correct keywords and phrases used? How about SEO? Find some other great articles surrounding directing traffic to sites and content around the web and here at Hubpages. Making certain a reader is coming the right way is an enormous part of the strategy.

Are you taking your blog seriously?

Blogging is work. A lot of people start out believing it is simply setting up a flimsy piece of work and miraculously traffic comes, an audience is built and it takes off by itself to be an accomplishment to brag about.This never happens.

In order to make a brilliant achievement, work at it. Putin the elbow grease in marketing, advertising, quality posts and everything else which go along with making a profitable project. This is a continual process maintained by attending to it daily to keep it fruitful. Even then, you still need to have an input into the process persistently. There is always something new and developing going on in the business and staying on top of it means keeping a site on top.

Market it

Marketing a blog is getting it out there where it is seen. Rank well in Google and also link to other larger sites inside of the same industry. Building back links from social bookmarking sites, article content platforms and other sources bring traffic which normally never find it. This means more money in passive income coming in. Market repeatedly and frequently to see the results pay off.

In conclusion

If there are doubts about performance, a suggestion is to follow some of the information outlined in this article. One or a combination of ideas and changes make a world of difference for many.

Blogging is work and doesn’t simply do itself. Some of the task seem repetitive or even simple. However, doing them repeatedly in some cases really pays off for a successful blog capable of building an impressive and consistent revenue stream along with unimaginable satisfaction.

© 2011 smcopywrite


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    • Brinafr3sh profile image

      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      I haven't built any backlinks to my blog yet, that is what I'll start doing. Guess I have to treat my blogs more serious, just like the other sites I have. Thanks

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      feenix 6 years ago


      Thank you very much for writing and publishing this hub. Although I have been blogging for quite some time now, I am not nearly as successful at it as I probably should be.

      Well, I have no doubt that if I follow the advice you provide in this post, things will improve for me.

      Once again, thank you.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Excellent and useful.

      Quality first, then you can go for quantity in my opinion.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      "Blogging is work and doesn’t simply do itself." I think this says it all. You have written an informative hub that says it as it is and you don't glamorise it in the least. It is hard work and if done correctly can be very rewarding in many senses of the word.

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      penlady 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Excellent blog. I think people sometimes forget that blogging is a job within itself that should be taken seriously. Your hub shows how serious it is. Good advice.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great advice, thank you! You've inspired me to redo my blog layout so it's simpler and easier to read.

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      northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State

      Voted up and useful!

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web


      great advice about technorati. this is a wonderful site to work with.

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Great advice, all about the work to get the traffic. Everything worth it takes investment huh? I think a lot of people give up because they don't want to put in the work. Thanks for sharing this advice.

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      William Elliott 6 years ago from California USA

      Hello smcopywrite, great advice here. I would also add Technorati as a place to be with your blog indexed, the registering takes minutes but at the moment there is a backlog of several weeks to complete registration of a blog. But once indexed Technorati send visitors to your blog in quite significant numbers.

      Voted up and useful

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      point2make 6 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. Blogging is a job and sometimes we forget that success take a great deal of work. Good Hub!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent Hub, and great advice.