Last Updated on by Michael Brockbank
Content is an important aspect to any blog. Without your material, no one would visit the site. However, it takes more than excellent content in order to encourage visitors to remain on the blog. Your design techniques will also play a major role in the professionalism of your website. If someone has to spend a few minutes sifting through the activity of the page in order to find the content, he or she will move on to something that is easier to read.
Too Much Activity Can Drown Out Your Blog’s Content
All too often, blog developers will saturate their websites with links and ads in the hopes of making money. While it’s possible to create a successful website regarding your niche, you need to focus more on the content rather than ways to monetize your pages. If the material can’t be delivered to your target audience, it won’t matter what advertisements or affiliates you have.
What Can You Do to Express Professionalism?
Most bloggers just want to connect with others and share their stories. Others want to develop a professional appearance in order to engage potential clients, customers or just make the experience even greater. Regardless of why you have a blog, you’ll increase your traffic by enhancing the way it appears and performs. Here are a few things you may want to consider.
Too Many Images
If your site is blanketed with various images, it can be distracting from the content you’re trying to deliver. While imagery is a valuable aspect for keeping the attention of the visitor, too much could take away from the content. Unless you’re providing several images to demonstrate a “How-to” article or DIY materials, you want to use images sparingly. Personally, I’ll leave a site if I can’t find the material I am looking for through the over abundance of images. From my viewpoint, sites like this lack professionalism and are more personal – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I hate digging through images in order to find the content I was looking for.