Today SEO Tutorial is On "The Mistakes I Made in the Start of Blogging Journey"
I've made many mistakes telling all here is not possible, but here are some of them.
If you're going to start your blogging journey sooner or later, then this article will really help you.
As you know success is a number of experiment you performed, you have to practice a lot; then the thing works for you.
All the successful blogs that you have visited in your life, only a few bloggers knew they would get a huge success otherwise others had no idea.
These are the mistakes of mine:
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Know Nothing About SEO
The biggest mistake a newbie makes when he makes a new site, he doesn't learn SEO. When my first site got flop, I had no idea about SEO. I just loved to write articles. I got no traffic.
Because SEO is all about finding the keywords in which people are searching on Google, but they are unable to find the best articles on the keyword that they write on Google.
A keyword is any word or words that you type into the search box of Google. For example, 'Pakistan' is a keyword, "Why I am no getting a job" is a keyword too. There are some types of keywords that I explained in my previous SEO Episodes.
You might be thinking where to learn SEO.
I know because I had the same question. I am thankful to many people especially in Pakistan who are working for the betterment, among them, Shahzaib Shafi is here who has made the whole SEO Course in Urdu that is of 30+ hours for free.
It's long, but you should learn in an attitude that you know nothing. If you say you know something, you will not be able to learn anything properly. Keep patience! It may take 2 to 3 months to learn properly with experiments.
Here's a great need to appreciate such people otherwise we people try our best to demotivate others who do something great for the country, but we do nothing.
Keep Writing, Not Promoting:
In the initial stage, I used to think that I should keep writing, God will give the traffic.
But it didn't work. That's why my first website got no traffic. So, no traffic no ranking.
I had no money, so I could I grow the traffic?
It is a valid question.
In simple words, I started to promote in Facebook Groups.
How can you do in the modern age of Facebook?
You can observe the Facebook Group where you want to share the link. Then check which sites are allowed to share, and how they are being shared. Check the title, featured image and the text that the person has written as a post.
Then do the same! It needs some hard to find such groups, I think you should spend your whole one day to find such groups.
Hesitated My Visitors Personally What to Improve
We feel shame when we ask a question as this habit came to us when we demotivated to ask questions at the school level, generally.
If you want to be successful, you have to ask a lot of questions. Even you can create a new account to ask in different groups.
I used to ask my visitors who came to my Facebook page for taking help when I had helped; I used to ask "Sir, may I ask a question if you don't mind."
In this way, the conversation started where I ask which things you think I put on my site to make it better than my competitors.
We don't know anything, but our customers know out more than us.
Because we think our product is the best in the universe, the genuine answer is told by our visitors.
As it is the case with a film when a film hits the market, it shows audience loved. If it gets a flop; then it was not liked.
Working Alone is Bad
I was working alone my site, I was so lazy, and I had no idea how to take it to the next level. Then I invited my best friends to partnerships with my site; they ask me what you have done today, yesterday and what you will do tomorrow.
In this way, my productivity had increased. They give me the fabulous idea that helped to bring my traffic to the next level.
Always work as the team of 2 or 3. Most startups have 2 to 3 people who take it to the next level. It helps because not a single individual can be perfect in anything due to the knowledge gap.
Being Perfectionist Is Bad
I am a perfectionist who likes to do anything perfectly; now I can control myself to a greater extend thanks to Qasim Ali Shah and Sandeep Maheshwari videos.
It made me procrastinate a lot. I delayed many tasks in the hope that I will start when the perfect moment arrives, but the perfect moments rarely come.
Moreover, I used to think I should start writing when there would be no load-shedding, the noise of my family and I would have a laptop my own.
If you're like such a person, then success will rarely touch you. Find a solution for every problem. You can even write on your rough register when the light will come, you can write on your site. You can research before too.
In simple words, start as soon as possible, don't wait for the perfect comment as it doesn't come.
These mistakes were not the technical ones that were related to a site, but I will share THAT ONES in the future.
I wish I hadn't made such mistakes; I hope you would fix.
Keep In Mind: If you're trying you're ahead of them who are not trying.