To succeed as a Blogger, there are so many blogging practices you must avoid to keep your blog clean from facing Google penalties or low appearances on search engines first page. Even with rich contents and thousands of Backlinks to your blog, if other things are not done right, your efforts will produce little results.
Avoid the below mistakes and you will see your blog in the next level:
• Avoid Copy and paste: Google loves original contents and it considers copy and pastes a big offence. Copyright infringement is one online crime you must keep away from, if you want to have a good relationship with search engines, especially with Google.
• Spamming with your blog URL: Be legal, polite or friendly, when leaving your blog URL in a comment on another website or blog. When you spam, it damages your online reputation. You should also expect to have problem with Google.
• Don’t submit your blog to website directories with instant approval: Yes, you heard me right. Such directories are not human-edited. And so, they contain spammy links and unhealthy links. If you have your blog also listed among those spammy links, your site ranking will also be affected.
• Avoid Keyword cloaking: Loading your content with keywords, not advisable. You might feel that when you have a lot of keywords in your post, it will attract search engines to crawl and index your website or blog more often. Ha! There you got it wrong. Search engines love simplicity. Just add few relevant long tail keywords to your post and you are good.
• Avoid too many banners: Oh yes! Too many banners in your blog will cause your page to load very slow. This will drive away traffic from your blog. Not everyone is patient enough to wait for a blog that loads with the speed of snail. Many will stop visiting your blog. This means your competitors will collect all your readers.
• Avoid the use of adult words in your blog contents: If you don’t want search engines to classify your blog as an adult blog, then keep adult words off your posts. This happened to a friend who wanted to apply for an online program with his blog, and it so happened that only non-adult blogs were accepted. His application was rejected several times. With my help, he realized his mistake. He had to search from post to post to fix this. And when we Google searched, we discovered that his blog has always been rated as NOT SAFE for kids (Adult blog).
One more thing, avoid BlackHat tricks.