I have seen many bloggers don’t customize their blogs properly, and as a result, they start losing traffic. Think as a user point of view, if you visit a blog and you see that the site has quality posts but the site is poorly designed and it’s not even mobile-friendly, which will take lots of time to load properly.
Then, what will you do?
You will instantly hit the back button, and start searching for other sites and I’m sure that you will visit that site again.
So, that’s why proper customization is necessary for every site to leave an everlasting impression towards the visitors.
For example, if you visit a popular site like Neil Patel, then you will see that his site is so attractive and professionally designed only for his viewers. So, we have to implement the same tactics in our blogs.
Why designing a blog is necessary?
The design structure of your site is the first point to impress the visitors, it’s the first factor that helps a user to decide whether he/she should stay on the site or not. You don’t have insert different widgets or overwrite the template HTML codes to design your blog. Instead, have a simple clean design.
According to me, “A simply designed site contains very fewer widgets arranged in a proper way”.
Just make sure every widgets or plugin should have a purpose on your site. If the gadgets don’t have any goal then why to keep them? remove them right away. A stylish blog can:
- Attract new visitors
- Grow your E-mail or Newsletter followers
- decrease the bounce rate of your blog
- Provide proper navigation system
- Turn visitors into customers
- Get more exposure
- Increase Alexa rankings
- Easily get approval for Adsense
There are a lot more it can do for you and for your visitors as well.
10 Incredible Blog tips to Design a Blog
Below I have listed 10 tactics to improve your blog design and make it like professionals.
Creating easy to read articles should be your main aim to provide a best user-friendly contents.
The post you create should be written in a proper format with essential headings, the paragraph should be short not too lengthy, add bulletins for points, images and videos in the appropriate area. These things must be implemented properly to provide best easy understandable posts to visitors.
The navigation system on your blog should be properly arranged. The visitors must be able to go through all of your posts and pages to get the information they are looking for.
For example, you can add a categories section, popular and recent posts gadgets, labels and a search bar. Apart from it, you can also insert a drop-down navigation menu for easy navigation.
I think you already know that around 100% of Internet users, almost 65% of users browse the Internet through mobile devices.
So, I don’t need to explain to you why you must stay mobile friendly, right?
To stay mobile-friendly, you need to use mobile friendly themes for your blogs. You can also consider using AMP pages for your site to provide the best contents for mobile users only.
Unnecessary gadgets make your blog load slower and sometimes not reachable, so why not to remove them. Every widget on your site must have a goal! If they don’t have a goal, then why to keep them.
So, deleting the useless gadgets is actually a good practice to improve your site.
The gadgets on your blog should be properly arranged in a systematic format. It should be like the picture below.
Instead, you can check my blog, I have arranged all the gadgets in a proper way to provide a good structure for a web page.
You should always reveal yourself towards visitors to let them know that you are the creator or author of a particular site.
It’s actually a good practice to build trust among your and visitors. With your bio, the visitors will be able to know that you are the source of a particular content and all the post you are creating is absolutely legit.
To expose yourself, you have to create an about us page and author gadgets. Here’s the guide for adding author widget to blogger.
Excessive use of popup widgets will make your visitors go away from your site because they are sticky and very annoying! So, try to keep limited popup gadgets as you can.
If you are using Google Images for your blog posts or if you are copy pasting others blog contents on your posts, then let me warn you! You are doing a big mistake, because of these things you can get into serious trouble.
So, you must never use copyrighted materials on your blogs. In case, you’ve already done it, then remove it right away to stay in legal and next time make sure that you are not going to use copyrighted items at all.
Legal pages are very significant part of a blog or website and plays a vital role in legal & copyrighted use.
Above 10 blueprints will surely help you out to design an eye-catchy SEO friendly blog that looks good. Just apply the given tactics properly without makes mistakes and stay away from slow loading gadgets or plugins, stick with the fast loading ones.
Atlast, have you been using other tactics to design your blog? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comment box below!