As I go through blogs in the dofollow blog directory, I run across some interesting blogs. Some are interesting in a good way, and some are interesting in a bad way. Some really point out people that are desperate to make money and that leads them to do some really annoying things.
Here are some of the bad blogging practices I see as I review flagged nofollow blogs.
A blog full of advertising banners really does you no good. You may think that the more banners you have on your site, the better chance you have of someone clicking on that banner, and the better chance you have of making money. Wrong!
It’s okay to have banner ads on your blog, I have some on this blog. But, I have seen blogs that are using banners in the header, banners at the bottom of the blog, banners in the left sidebar and banners in the right sidebar. Plus, banners in the post.
All those banners say to me that the blog owner is trying so hard to make a few bucks that they don’t really care about providing any value to the reader. The banner clutter is annoying, and it often causes the blog to load very slowly. If your blog is slow to load due to too many graphics, people will leave your blog without even having a look.
Again, it’s okay to put a few banner ads on your site, just make it a few banners. Also, make sure those banners don’t slow the load of your blog too much.
Another thing that really bothers me, and will cause me, as a visitor, to leave your blog, is opening more pages in the background. I have visited a number of blogs that open another browser window in the background when their blog is opened. This is annoying to me, but tolerable. But, a few blogs will open more than one window. Then when you close a window, another window is opened, and when you exit the blog yet another window is opened.
When I see this nonsense happening, I just automatically close all those stupid windows and will never buy anything from your blog, and will probably not even read your blog. When new windows are opened like that, they are opened in a new browser, which uses more computer resources, which can slow a computer to a crawl. I have even seen it lock up a PC.
Why would you want to make visitors mad at you? Of course you don’t want to upset your visitors, so don’t do it. I suggest you don’t open any windows in the background, even on exit. If you want to present something to a visitor on exit, there are programs that will pop up a box when they attempt to leave. I suggest you do this instead of opening a browser window.
These are a few blogging practices you should avoid.
Thank you to those that are using the dofollow blog directory and are reporting blogs that are nofollow.