10 Widgets That You Should Remove When Starting a Blog

If you are just starting a fresh blog and you are about getting to the blogging world. There are unuseful widgets that may be irrelevant when you are starting up that may be put back later when you gain the traffic.

Here  are the 10 Time and Space wasting widgets that you should remove.

1. Calendar. Everyone has a calendar in their home, so why put them on your site.

2. Recent Post. Add popular post instead, because recent post can be found easily on your blog archive.

3. "Hosted by" Widgets. Most visitors doesn't care who hosts your blog. And if they do, they're more likely to respond to a well-written review post about the pros and cons of your hosting service. If you want to make affiliate sales through your hosting provider, it’s a much better way to go about it than a standalone widget in your sidebar.

 4. Subscription count/RSS. I suggest not putting them on your blog if you only have a handful of followers. If you don't, it could work against you, readers will wonder why subscribing when no one else is doing it.

5. Blogroll/Link exchange. If you have link list of other blogs, I suggest put them on a separate page just like mine. Your sidebar should be reserved for more important things for the visitors to see. Having them clicked is not your priority, you just exchanged links with them.

6. Facebook Stream. Facebook page status update could be distracting to your readers. If you want them to become a fan, just make your own Facebook fan page.

7. Irrelevant Affiliate Advertisement. When I was starting, I used to be putting a lot of affiliate banners. For me, that time having a lot of Ads looks cool and alive. But now, they seems to be annoying, especially if those banners are not relevant to what you are blogging about. Just remember that people won't click on your ads because they're there, and having tons of ads will definitely irritate them not to click more. Relevance is always important and you should stick to it.

Contributing source: http://fromhobby2money.blogspot.com/2012/09/10-widgets-that-you-should-remove.html


Eniola Adewale

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