What not to do on your blog

Were always seeing posts regarding what we should do to help improve our blog so I thought I would mix it up a bit and suggest things we shouldn’t do on our blogs. Many bloggers have active missions to add millions of little things on their blog. The site takes a good minute or more to load and with many tabs open you could potentially crash your browser. Guess what… if you do this there’s a good chance you will never get another visitor returning to your blog. Take a moment, read my suggestions and leave a reply about other things that may bug or distract you.

Live Running Music

I’m sure it’s a a great song but seriously do not auto play music on your blog. Truest me you may be the only person who enjoys it. Also it takes resources from our pc’s and could cause or browser to freeze or even crash.

Live Running Video

Perhaps one of the most annoying things when visiting a website or blog is live running video. Simply stop it and remove it from your website.

Pop-up Ads

If you have pop up ads that’s it your over. I would say 90% of the visitors going to your site will leave if you have a pop up ad and will never return on purpose again.

Full Page Ads

Personally I cannot stand full  page ads that take over a website. If this happens during my visit I normally never return to the site. I have one website that does full page ads but it’s a site specific to organic traffic so I don’t care about the end users as it’s meant to generate me a profit.

It’s very easy to apply these suggestion to your blog. If you want to keep your readers longer then simply do as I suggest. Think twice before you add anything to your blog and ensure it’s not going to affect the visitors reading experience.

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Brian

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14 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. Karen says:

    There is nothing worse than visiting a blog and music starts playing straight away, a lot of the time I surf with my iTunes playing anyway!
    .-= Karen @ Blazing Minds´s last blog ..Review of 28 Discs Later (Limited Special Edition) by Davidoth =-.

  2. New Dad Chris says:

    Music in my opinion, is the worst thing to put on your site. Nothing says tacky then looping music that is lamer then my ring tone.
    .-= New Dad Chris´s last blog ..Surviving Night Feedings =-.

  3. ZXT says:

    This is the very reason I don’t visit friendster and myspace anymore because there are too many javascripts running that it will take forever to load the whole page of that person’s page.
    .-= ZXT´s last blog ..Manila became Water World =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      I never once used the service. Actually I used it once to set up a company profile but never went back. It was too much work and if I spent that much time online it’s going to be on my own sites not someone else’s.

  4. Extreme John says:

    I couldn’t agree more with each and every single one of them, the pop up ad’s and lightbox ads are killing me too.
    .-= Extreme John´s last blog ..Blog Posting on Steroids =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      I use pop up ads on one of my websites and a few monetized articles here and there that get high SE traffic. Besides that I don’t use it.

  5. coolestgeek says:

    Good points! As I read your list, I was making a mental tally of all of things that I am doing well and all of the things that I need to improve on my blog.

    • bbrian017 says:

      cool to know that may have actually helped someone. Hope you get it all worked out and sorted out coolestgeek.

  6. Blaine Bullman says:

    Ha actually having too many tabs and crashing my browser is what’s happening to me lately.

    I don’t like pop-ups when they just try to sell you something or those automated sales agent pop-ups on sales pages.

    Live music though, im not a big fan of it.
    .-= Blaine Bullman´s last blog ..6 Benefits Of Blogging =-.

  7. Vickster says:

    Cool! I’m glad I don’t do any of these things. Though… for some blogs I do enjoy the occasional background music. As long as it’s all instrumental – it’s kind of nice to build ambiance.
    .-= Vickster´s last blog ..Be popular on Digg =-.

  8. Geoserv says:

    Sad that in 2009 we still need to tell people what they should have stopped doing back in the 90’s.
    .-= Geoserv´s last blog ..Fade colors using jQuery =-.

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