7 Ways to Make Your Website Great

December 5th, 2008 by chris Leave a reply »

This is a list of 7 ways you can make your website better.  Whether you have a personal blog, a niche site, or a blog attached to your online business, these tips will help you make it great.

1) Write Longer Posts.  Many people say to write short posts because people (especially online) have short attention spans.  This may be true, but some people like to read long, informative, well-written posts. Longer posts also have more of your keyword phrases in them, which is helpful for search engine traffic.  

2) Make Your Blog Accessible.  Use a less-cluttered two or three column theme.  And make it easy for people to find out who you are.  If readers get more acquainted with you, it’s easier for them to get “involved” in your site.  They may even become regular visitors or subscribers.  

3) Write Stronger Titles.  Try to use keywords related to your post in the title.  And deliver what the title promises.  Create tags as well that can help your visitors find what they’re looking for more easily.

4) Use Images in your posts.  Pictures draw your readers into the articles you write.  If nothing else, they keep their eyes fixated on the page for an extra second or two.  Write a caption and alternate text (which may help the image get indexed by search engines).  Print advertisements tend to have images for the express reason that they attract eyeballs.

5) Promote, Promote, Promote.  There is nothing wrong with letting people know what you’re doing.  There is a key though.  You want to get in touch with people who run similar blogs and websites.  In general, people who deal with similar themes are more likely to be interested in what you’re doing.  This isn’t always true because interesting content always gets noticed, but it’s a good way to start out.  Engage other site owners with comments that add to the discussion brought up by their work.

6) Don’t Quit.  I think this has to be the single biggest reason why a blog fails: quitting.  It may take six months before your site takes off.  Heck, it may take a year.  Keep writing good, informative pieces and keep trying to connect with others.  Learn a little about keywords, learn a little about link building, learn a little about internet marketing and online business, and make sure that you enjoy what you’re doing.  If you’re not having fun, then quitting probably is a good option.  You can always start a new website.  

7) There is no #7.  I just broke the promise of my title.  You probably feel somewhat betrayed (See #3 on this list), but I hope you see the point I’m making.  Always deliver what you promise so that people will find what they are looking for and will want to come back.

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  4. Four Ways to Promote Your Blog and Gain a Following

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6 comments

  1. Ways To Make Money From Home says:

    Great post! I agree: it’s all about great content. Everything else supports that.

  2. Tom DeVolt says:

    Thanks. I’m off to make my website better! Cheers.

  3. chris says:

    Good luck Tom. Let me know how it turns out :)

  4. Website Guru says:

    I found your article about how to make your website or blog better very interesting. Consider me a daily reader now. Thanks for the valuable information about creating a better online business.

  5. Caterina says:

    Really dig your site — I wish you posted more often.

  6. chris says:

    Haha. Thanks Caterina.