Many bloggers are smart enough to make their blog successful so quickly whereas some bloggers work hard, learn ABCD of blogging and apply those knowledge and reach at certain level. But in both cases still bloggers need to do hard work to maintain the success level for longer period because eachday many new blogs are adding to this web world. Millions of blog pages are adding everyday, not only that there are continuous changes in search engine’s ranking algorithm and you may see major changes in SE’s algorithm for ranking webpages in near future too what happened in past too. So here are five alarming points of slowly dying blog.
5 alarming points of slowly dying blog
1. Irregular blog posting
Irregular blog posting severely affects SEO of a blog. But that not means earlier a blogger was sharing 7 posts per week and now same blogger is sharing 5 or 6 blogger per week will severely affect blog’s web page ranking. If you are maintaining regularity without reducing number of blog-posts significantly then it will not badly affect your blog. Actually most bloggers share posts on daily basis at beginning of their blogging journey to achieve maximum growth rate but after few months of years when they reach at certain level they sometime reduce number of posts per week but still maintain regularity and then try to improve quality of posts.
But once you stop maintaining regularity then it may badly affect ranking of your blog posts. Suppose previously you have posted 5 articles per week but now you are sharing 2 posts this week and no post next week then think twice before doing so. So if you are doing so or you know some other blogger who is doing so for last few months then you must know that it is an alarming point of slowly dying blog.
2. Receiving less comments
Comments are actually assets of any blog because here blogger actually interacting with his readers. Other readers also follow all such interaction to get more detailed information. Blog comments also part of blog posts. More comments under any post means higher chances to rank better on SERPs.
Now suppose you are receiving less number of comments everyday as compared to number of comments what are receiving few months back. So what does it mean?
Onething will be clear that your blog-posts are no more interesting and valuable to your readers. That is why they are not interacting with you. Other point is that there is some serious issue in your blog so that you are actually getting less number of traffic to your blog.
Now if you are getting less number of traffic to your blog then you will definitely notice it earlier as most bloggers do check their Google Analytics report everyday. Now if traffic to your blog is not impacted but still you have started getting lesser comments then you should consider it as alarming point of slowly dying blog.
3. Falling DA & Page Authority
It would be rarest of rare case if a blogger does not know about domain authority (DA), particularly if the person claims himself a pro-blogger. Otherwise if you do blogging just for fun and you do not care who else read that blog then fine because it is not your cup of tea. But serious bloggers care about this Domain Authority and Page Authority.
Okay let’s discuss about DA and PA for readers who are not blogging but planning to do so in near future. Do you belong to that category? Then it will be helpful to you. DA is a score within range of 0-100 developed by moz. It helps marketers to understand changes of a blog to get higher rank on Search Engine Result Pages. Now DA predicts about concerned domain whereas PA predicts about individual pages of that domain. Here better score means higher chances to get better rank.
Now what if your DA becomes stagnant and very slowly falling downward. Such thing should not happen if you are doing things correctly. You should take analyse issues of your blog and take corrective measure but still situation is not under control after months and traffic to your blog is also not growing then it is a clear alarming point of slowly dying blog.
4. Shrinking social media followers
Every blogger is very active on social media. Almost every blogger owns separate pages or account for their blogs and if you are professional blogger then you definitely have separate pages or profile against your brand on each social media. Is it not true? Actually a blogger works hard to get followers of that blog-brand on each social media but what if he starts loosing followers on social media. Such shrinking social media followers base actually leads to loosing traffic to the blog.
Now under what circumstances this may happen, if you want to find a simple answer then it will be your social media posts are no more useful or you are not sharing interesting and relevant posts on your blog. So if you are loosing social media followers then it is a strong alarming point for slowly dying blog.
5. Falling SEMrush rank
Few years back people mostly concerned about Alexa rank and consider that rank to study comparative position of a domain. Nowadays SEMrush becomes popular and it is one of few excellent online tools for digital marketers. It helps marketers to know detailed information (traffic from organic search & paid search, backlinks, keywords etc) about the site under scanner. SEMrush rank will give you a comparative position of various sites.
So if SEMrush rank of your blog is continuously falling since last couples of months then it is a clear alarming point of slowly dying blog. If you are facing such issue then you should keep your blog under scanner and analyse the issues what may negatively impact your blog.
Above mentioned alarming points are very much effective to identify such slowly dying situation of any blog, particularly when each day thousands of new blog are launching on web and millions of new contents are generating, so those alarming points will help you to take corrective measures and heading towards sustainable blogging.