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10 Signs that Prove Your Content Sucks!

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I spend a lot of time talking about things like headlines, blog design, and improving conversions, so today I want to switch things up a bit and have some fun. They say that content is King, but…

What If Your King Sucks?

Here are 10 ways to find out.

1.  Most of Your Comments are One-Liners

Sure, getting a comment like “Great Post” is good the first time around, but that’s until you realize that the person saying it didn’t actually read the post and skimmed the headlines so that they could be…

The First Commentator !

2.  You Have More Comments than Shares

If people are commenting but not sharing, then I take it to mean that they’re just being nice and/or trying to get a link back to their own blog. If it’s good, they’d share it, which means if you aren’t getting shared, then…

You Suck and
Most Probably I Suck Too !

3.  Page Views Per Visitor

If you are getting a lot of page views, but less than 2 per visitor, then your content sucks. People find it, read it, and leave without reading more. I find that getting my average page views per user to 3+ is…

A Good Start !

4.  Low Time on Page

If the time on page is less than a few minutes on average, than it means that either your audience is full of speed readers, or they aren’t reading your posts.

Houston,
We Have a Problem !

5.  You aren’t Gaining Traction

If you are losing a “regular” for every new one you gain, then you aren’t gaining traction, which means your content sucks.

Write Better,
Rinse, and
Repeat !

6.  Your Sales Suck

If your readers aren’t converting into buyers, then it probably means that either your blog content sucks, your sales copy sucks, or both.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job !

7.  Subscriber Counts are Going Down

If you are losing more RSS readers than you’re gaining, then you have an obvious problem. If it’s a sudden downturn, then maybe your recent content sucks and you have an easy fix. If they’ve been going down in steady decline, then you probably just suck at writing.

Stop Sucking !

8.  The Only Comments You Get are from Spammers

If “cheapViagra” guy is the only one commenting on your posts, then things aren’t looking to good. Maybe you should hire him as a regular, and go back to…

Selling Coffee
At Starbucks !

9.  Your Friends won’t Share Your Blog

Look, even the worst writer should be able to get a few friends to help out with a Facebook or Twitter share, but if yours have stopped answering the phone, then you either need to get new friends, or learn to stop writing awful content.

I’m Betting On the Latter !

10.  Your Girlfriend Dumps You Because She’s Embarrassed of Your Blog

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OK, so I’m kidding a bit with this one, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened somewhere in the world. If your girlfriend is breaking up with you because of your blog, then you probably have greater problems than your crappy writing, may be…

You Totally Suck at
Almost Everything !

Stop Sucking,

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James Pruitt May 3, 2011 at 1:58 am

Great post. the only one I would really disagree with is the converting to sales. I have seen som blogs with great content that just sucked at choosing keywords, or promotions. Although even a bad keyword can bring in some sales, the better the keywords are, the better your conversions will be.

I agree with all the others though .
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:35 am

Well, you are right, keywords and promotion are important, but I believe content beats keyword and promotion all for the reason people doesn’t buy because you have the best keyword or the best promotion, people only buy because you had written something that strike his emotion.
So, does you buy stuff because you love the keyword or promotion he use?

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James Pruitt May 3, 2011 at 6:37 am

No,. but if I am looking for free information, it doesnt matter how good your copy is, if i find your content through keywords looking for free stuff, I aam not in a buying mood, and strong copy will just turn me off.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:43 am

Yes, content with too much keywords looking for free stuff is not in my zone too, may be I had mistaken your first comment but anyway, glad you point it out….

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James Pruitt May 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

Your welcome, its the combination of killer content and the right keywords that really get the best conversions. I see sites every day that simply target freebie seekers, they get loads of traffic and never make any money.
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Lakhyajyoti May 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

Great point outs.For last few day I have been getting very less number of comments.Have to do something special.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:36 am

Hmm… I guess… you do not do something special, do something to your previous commentators… show them you care for them…

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Allison D. Duncan May 3, 2011 at 3:46 am

Another great article. Still it’s a shame that there aren’t a lot of sure-fire ways to fix any or all of these issues at one go.

Most times, getting to be a better writer takes time and practice. So get used to sucking for a while. After all, it’s not like there’s jail time for being a sucky writer.

Allie
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:39 am

LOL… ya… being a better writer takes time and practice, and I do admit when I started out, I do suck at writing especially when there is quite a lot of grammar mistakes and also the sentence doesn’t fit… well when time passes by, it looks like practice to make perfect, although I do not claim to be perfect, at least I know I had improve …. :)

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Argie Monroy May 3, 2011 at 6:17 am

My blog sucks! awts :(
Guess this is just because my blog is still quite new or dont gain that much exposure yet … mostly i got a lot of spams daily but dont get the bacon out of my posts. Like what you said on number 1, the comment that goes “Great post” are just a way of obstruction on my spam filter.. i always deleted it for the moment.. wished i could gain lots of good comments .. Good luck to me.. anyway you’ve got another great way of talking with your readers Mr. Wong.. Great post ! LOL
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

Don’t worry your time will soon come in the near feature… when I started out, I guess I get more spam then you do because this blog was originally a blog that talks about sexual stuff… just tell me how much damn spam I got… LOL and now although is less then before I still get about 100 to 200 spam a day… can you believe that….

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Argie Monroy May 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

Haha .. definitely .. even my blog cant avoid spam comments which talks about stuffs ( obscene ones ) and some viagra.. luckily, i only get less often .. more or less 5-10 per day.. Good heavens LOL .. i donw wanna get a lot of hecking spams.. they’re such a waste of time deleting..
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Kristi Hines May 3, 2011 at 7:26 am

I think having a lot of shares but not a lot of comments can also be a bad sign (unless you have an ultra-complicated comment form) because it could mean people are trying to get on your radar with a tweet, but maybe not even taking the time to read the content. If the content doesn’t drive any further discussion, then it might not be good either.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

Ha… that’s something, I never thought off… ya, you are right having too many shares over comment is also a sign too, and surely I didn’t want that too, because I will think my content does really suck after all…
Oh thanks for coming by reading my post, it surprise me when I saw your name on my comment dashboard :)

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Bodynsoil May 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

I was afraid to read this post when I saw the synopsis, I grab an extra tissue to cry into because I knew I would need it and in the end should have grabbed two spares. I am a new blogger as well and need to work on my content and getting people to stick around and read then comment; sales, of course, would then be the bigger bonus wouldn’t it.

Thanks for the post and for making me want to work harder.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

Well, always remember it doesn’t matter how hard you try, the key to it is “not giving up” as long as you keep going, improvement will come… here’s something that might spice up your day – You Doesn’t Had Get it Perfect, All You Need is Keep Moving”

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Bodynsoil May 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Thank you for your encouragement and I will keep going with my writing as I do enjoy it.
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Dana May 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

I think my blog has less comments and less page per view, but, thanks that the conversion is good. However, if improve it, I think the conversion may be better. :D
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Ya, if it improve I’m very sure, the conversion will be not just better but awesome.

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Anne May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

Okay, that last bit cracked me up. :D

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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

LOL… hope it don’t break you up!!!

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kira permunian May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Upon my stay here in your blog, I’ve found out that your blog is really festooned with tips for us to avoid – in particular, avoiding us to be in a bad direction .. wow you’re a good blogger.

The 10th tip caught my attention, I hope my girlfriend will not dump me if she’ll see my blog. lol very nice, I get to improve on these tips. Thank you.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

No problem… the last one was just to spice the content up to make it more cool and fun to read, I mean, although I believe the last point to be something true… but hopefully I won’t hear about blogger being dump because of his blog…. and finally thank you supporting my blog… it’s great to have readers like you around…

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Neeraj Rawat May 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

lolz this one “If “cheapViagra” guy is the only one commenting on your posts,” made me laugh for quite long time
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hope you don’t Roll Over Floor Laughing (ROFL) :)

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Riya
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May 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Hi Wong,

I totally agreed with you here. If you’re getting less time on your post then it clearly indicates that your post is less attractive or hard to understand your points. It’s always recommended to use simple language so that even a newbie can understand it and become your loyal reader.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Simple language, ya… that’s crucial too because if a blogger writes too much vocabulary then it’s a big problem to understand, I hope my writing is simple to understand…

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Riya
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May 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Yeah! Wong,

You’re language is simple…. no doubt about that. Keep up the good work.
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Suresh Khanal May 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I guess my stats are not startling but they are Okey for a begining blog. Hope I’m not sucking on all those 10 points.

Useful post, a good checklist to look for areas to improve. I love it for you presented symptoms and solutions. Kudos.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 4, 2011 at 6:07 am

Thanks and no problem man, you can always bookmark it as a checklist and improve areas you are weak at, and I believe you will soon see great results fast.

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Suresh Khanal May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

Sure!

Really funny, why would somebody continue if it is situation #10? Better pack up and look for what he is better for, isn’t it?
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

Well, it depends… if the opposite partner had a bad way of thinking about blogging rather then encouraging it to do better then most probably the partner sucks seriously…

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Suresh Khanal May 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

hahahaaa… funny, funny but how true! Thanks Wong, it was enjoying discoursing with you.
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Colleen May 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Great post! (just kidding)
How do you know how many shares you are getting?
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 5, 2011 at 12:41 am

Just look at the twitter share count or how many facebook like there is…

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mike May 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm

lol @ at the last one but theres some good stuff here. Just might help me improve my traffic stats

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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Ya, thanks for coming by reading… talk soon

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John May 8, 2011 at 4:27 am

Guys, you won’t believe what happened to me.
Me and Marry (My GF) broke up because while I was writting an aricle on my blog, I wrote maek instead of make and that destroyed the whole image of the post :(
P.S Just Kiddign :D:D

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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Wish you good luck…

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AJ Clarke May 10, 2011 at 4:30 am

Funny post. I think one more thing to mention is that sometimes it isn’t necessarily the content sucking but the way it’s presented (site design, paragraphs, headings, grammer…) Some people have good content but people aren’t reading it because everything else sucks. When it comes to social sharing some people may love your content but they won’t share it for other reasons…Personally I am very careful with my tweets because when I tweet something it shows up on over 1,000 websites.

I think bounce rates, pages/visit and time on site are some of the best indicators whether people like your site or not.

In general, read your post…If you think it’s boring then so will everyone else in your niche.
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 10, 2011 at 9:22 am

1000 websites that’s a huge number of eye, never expected an expert and professional like you to actually comment on my post, but well, I’m not sure why you feel funny but I assume the last part is sure a funny one.
Anyway, bounce rates, pages/ visit is sure a good indicators to see if people like your site, although you cannot just reply on that, since there are other matters such as site design, paragraphs and such.
But I hope my way of editing a post is reader-able. Thanks for coming by giving some great advice in the comment, I do appreciate it.

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AJ Clarke May 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

It’s a funny post because you use the word “suck” so much that Google will probably think this page is porn related. Lol.

But yes, in general your posts are very easy to read you use headings nicely to separate your content. The only thing I would recommend personally is to either move your about the author section down to the bottom of the post as of right now the main title of your posts gets a bit lost (especially since it’s the same color as your newsletter sign-up section – not to mention that you have quite a lengthy about the author section which is duplicated across your site, especially with Panda, you may want to focus on getting your unique/more relevant content closer to the top.

Yes, I actually do quite some blog reading and I always leave a comment. I feel the the more blogs you can read the better you will understand your market, the more “friends” you’ll meet and who knows, maybe you will even learn something :)
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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Oh… well… never thought Google will think that way since it’s update. I have done what you told me, but the color of the skin of this theme for the newsletter is not able to change unless I contact the guy who created this skin, but I will contact the guy and see if he can change the color of the sign up box.
Thanks for your great advice… talk soon…

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AJ Clarke May 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Oh yea I like that…

Changing the color is pretty easy. You have 2 options:

1. Change the image in the theme folder: http://www.thebadblogger.com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/custom/images/optin/bg_optin_top_red.png

2. Change the CSS…change this:

/* top optin form style */
.myform_top_div {background:#eee url(../../images/optin/bg_optin_top_red.png) no-repeat 0 0;}

I’ve taken too much of your time…this will be my last comment on this post. I swear!
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AJ Clarke May 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Oh, but I do like the red for the newsletter. But the title is just a bit too close (in my opinion) – maybe just a bit more margin in between the two or make the title a little bit larger – or both :)

It’s a cool theme though – it’s one of Hesham’s skins huh?

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Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger
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May 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

No worry, I like to hear good advice, and I do like to communicate, I will see if I can change the title further out a bit, if not then I have to carry on with what this theme is build.
Thanks again for the advice and ya I do like to red opt-in box
:)

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Shaan May 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm

The #10 was really funny…..Lol

And I am glad that most of these points aint applicable on my blog….Big Relief :)
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Sally Thompson September 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I enjoyed reading your blog.. Just avoid being a failure!
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Mia Green November 15, 2011 at 6:55 am

You are actually right here, most of the first commmentators are keep on saying “Great Post!”. Most of the things that you said here are so true and great. Most of the blogs nowadays have a lot of comments rather than to have many shares but then it is quite good then.
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