Do you wish you had the time to optimize your content which could rejuvenate your blog?
Often when you’re trying to keep up with writing enough content, it’s hard to find the time to do anything extra.
In this post, you will learn 5 important tweaks that can help you improve and rejuvenate your blog.
1st Tweak to Rejuvenate your Blog >> Link to Another Post
One great way to decrease bounce rate is to give your users ample amount of opportunities to check out other related content.
You probably have posts languishing in your archives that hardly anyone sees. Take two minutes to find an appropriate place to link them from an existing post.
You can also link to your new posts from your older articles. Perhaps you’ve gone into a topic in much more depth since you first wrote about it, so you should point your readers to your best material.
2nd Tweak to Rejuvenate your Blog >> Remove a Widget from Your Sidebar
Most blog sidebars are hopelessly cluttered.
Readers often struggle to find the options they actually want (like subscribing to your blog or following you on Twitter) in the middle of all the clutter.
Take a look at your sidebar and find one widget that you could do without – then remove it.
Hint: tag clouds and little calendars aren’t usually adding much to your readers’ experience.
3rd Tweak to Rejuvenate your Blog >> Put More Information on Your Contact Page
Some bloggers put a contact form on their contact page and nothing else.
While that’s not a disaster, it does create barriers for readers who may want to contact you in other ways.
Depending on your business, you may not want or need to include a phone number or address on your contact page, but it’s often a good idea to add:
Your email address (not all readers trust that contact forms will work, and they may prefer to create their message to you through their email client).
Links to your social media profiles, especially if you’re easier to contact on Twitter or Facebook than by email.
Information about your preferred contact method. Take a look at our Contact page for an example.
4th Tweak to Rejuvenate your Blog >> Fix a Typo
Typos happen to every blogger … but they can create a poor impression.
If your posts and pages are riddled with spelling mistakes, you’ll look less professional and potential clients will – understandably – question whether you’re much good at paying attention to small but important details.
Read carefully through your blog articles starting with the ones that get a lot of traffic.
If you spot a typo, fix it.
If you’re sure your work is typo-free, look out for sentences that you can improve or images / videos that you can add.
5th Tweak to Rejuvenate your Blog >> Add a Call to Action
When you get to the end of a blog post, it’s easy to just stop … but that’s a huge wasted opportunity.
Instead, you may want to include a “call to action” – a prompt for your reader to do something.
You might want them to:
Leave a comment.
Share your post on social media.
Comment on your post on social media.
Take action in their business or life.
Read a related post on your blog.
Check out one of your product or services that’s related to the post.
… or any other action that would benefit you (and hopefully them too).
Each of these tweaks could take you just two minutes – but it could reap you huge benefits.
Which tweaks will you be putting into practice today?
Do you have other 2-minute tweak suggestions?
Let us know in the comments.