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Blogging is not just about writing great articles and optimizing it for SEO etc. Blogging has a much more “Community” feel to it and hence requires you to make sure that your community is happy with your blog stuffs.
People or regular readers are the heart of any blog, without them it is like ship without sailor, and it’s a role of a Blogger, to convert one time readers into regular readers of their blog.
no doubt it take some designing and high quality stuff to make your one time visitors into regular visitors.
Here i will tell you some best tips to make your blog user friendly
Simple and Effective
When I visit a blog for first time, I would like it to be of a simple design with may be a single sidebar and a comparatively larger content area, with ease of navigation.
I would like to see the main pages such as “Home,”About” in easily find-able locations and well highlighted.I would like to see a good list of related articles that are not just vaguely related, but closely related, which is located near the article I am reading.
I would like to see the category of the article mentioned clearly so that I can check out other topics in that category. So I thought if I expect all these things in a blog, then I should also implement them on my blog, so should you.
I know that every blog remains profitable only through ads, and ads are the driving force of the internet, but it is not necessary to have two or three ads in the content of the blog, like so many blogs do (even some popular ones).
On top of that they also have ads in the sidebar and footer. When I see ad placements like that, I usually think to myself, “Come on man, I am here to read your articles not see your ads, I can see those ads anywhere on the net if I wanted to.”
I feel that an optimal ad structure that would give a good source of revenue would be to have a blended ad in the content area and another one in the sidebar.
Any more than this can start intruding with the readability of a blog, which is not good at all. I also recommend that you not use In-Text ads, as they are very annoying with their pop-ups and blocking text, I usually avoid websites that enable in-text ads.
We have also seen in the recent Penguin Update that, if a blog has too many ads it may get penalized as well as in the Above The Fold Algo that too many ads above the fold is not good for SEO, so this is a second bad effect of having too many ads, other than irritating your audience.
This may seem pretty trivial, but readers love to see photos as well while reading, it gives some relief to the eyes of the readers and also adds value to your article.
But make sure that your pictures justify your content and do not end up describing what your photo means in your article.
Also, images enhance your blog post visibility, and most of the network like Pinterest, Flickr are the image-driven social network, which will help you to get extra traffic. Make sure you also compress your images that will help in faster loading.
Page Load time
Nobody likes slow loading pages or pages which take minutes or even few seconds to load. Make sure your page loading time is not high or implement necessary changes to boost loading time of your site.