Give Me 5 Minutes — And I’ll Give You 5 Tips to Improve Your Blog

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Last updated on October 24th, 2017 at 10:03 am

5 blog tips to improve your blog

Lately, I’ve been working really hard to get more conversion rates on this blog.

I’m spending countless hours to know the best user experience on websites.

Good news is, you don’t need to waste countless hours like me to know those simple tweaks. Give me 5 minutes – I’ll give you top notch blog tips to improve your blog.

Ready?

Tip 1: Remove about yourself on your about page

I know this sounds weird.

After all, we create about pages to brag about ourselves, right?

Seriously, why would anyone care reading about you? What’s in it for them?

Remove about yourself on your about page.

Stop bragging.

Instead, write your about page for the sake of visitors.

Tell them why should they care your blog. Give good reasons to read your blog, they’ll listen.

Did you feel something missing?

Hmm.. two to three sentences are enough to brag about yourself. Anything more than that, no one will listen.

I said this already and I’ll say it again..

People don’t read on the Internet. They scan.

Check out LBT about page if you want a live example.

Tip 2: Show case about your site on top of the sidebar

This will help your first time visitors to quickly understand what’s your site is actually about. They’ll instantly decide whether or not to read your blog.

Why waste their time just to know what your blog is dealing about? Give them a quick reference.

Here’s a screenshot of LBT on top of the sidebar.

What will this actually do? 

This simple tweak can make the first time visitors easy-to-understand about your blog topics.

Go ahead and create one.

Tip 3: Don’t let someone miss your “Don’t miss stuff..”

Show off your popular posts to the readers on your sidebar.

Use this plugin to show your popular posts according to the no. of comments.

This will not only increase the no. of page views on your site, it will also give you an idea about which posts are going viral (so you can spend more time on writing the similar topics).

Further reading: How to Display Popular Posts by Views in WordPress without a Plugin

Tip 4: Tweak your blog design

When I redesigned Learn Blog Tips

  • I’m noticing up to 400% growth in my email subscribers
  • LBT Facebook page is now averaging 7 to 9 new likes
  • Increased page views and user interaction

12 subscribers/day is NOT a bad deal for a site which is not even 1 year old

So, what did you observe from this?

Great blog design is what gives you BEST results, period.

Either change your font size or font type.

Most online readers prefer to read content on the blogs that have good blog design.

No matter how great your content is, your blog design matters A LOT.

If you really want to make your blog design better – change your typography NOW.

Tip 5: Use ‘archives plugin’ to display your entire posts

I saw so many blogs without having an archive page.

There’s no reason for you to hide your entire blog posts from the readers. Your readers should easily skim through all the topics on your blog.

Use smart archives plugin to display your blog posts.

See LBT archives page if you want to know how it looks like.

Let me know what do you think about 5-minute changes on your blog. Share if you’ve any more ideas..