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These 9 Blogging Nonsenses Must Stop in 2020!

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Blogging is exciting and successful bloggers are stars because they have the power to influence their followers.

2020 is here and it’s high time we cleaned up the mess and keep the industry more attractive. A couple of bad things happening and I want to point a few of them out.

If you are guilty of any of these, I sincerely advice you break off in order not to find yourself caught up in your own trap.

1- Fake earning proofs

Quite frankly, people are no longer moved by your lies. Who cares about $10k a month? Does that add a cent to my own income?

What’s even bad is the fact that the claim is tricked. If your earnings are authentic, fine. But fake earning claims won’t help you at all.

Why?

Because in 2020, we are able to figure out whether or not you are making it. These things worked some years ago because people were curious and learning.

Now they know it’s possible to make money blogging and they know what it requires. So if you make money, show us the hows and not just tell us you do.

Recommended: 4 Ways To Fake And Succeed Online!

2 – Fake SEO/Traffic claims.

This is one blogging nonsense that gets me really sick. I often read blog posts where some bloggers try to teach you tricks to drive 5000 daily readers.

What’s amusing is that whatever they try to teach doesn’t work for them. In order to sound more real, they try to provide fake traffic analytic screens or simply pick an image from some other site.

It’s easy to figure this out by the way. SEO tools like SEMrush will spit out necessary data to help measure the SEO traffic strength of any website.

Traffic is the lifeline of any online business. If you figure out how to really drive targeted traffic, your business will surely prosper, everything being equal.

Lily was able to boost her traffic by over 700%. She didn’t just write about it but she clearly explained her steps in her post on how to Increase Blog Traffic Fast.

3 – Buying backlinks from Fiverr

Some bloggers have been shooting themselves in the foot!

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Backlinks are a serious off page SEO requirement. But toxic backlinks can heavily ruin your SEO

Fiverr is a nice place for micro jobs but the SEO backlinks gigs should be shunned if you ask me. The reason is that you have no control over the links you get from those service providers. What most of them do is get random links from unrelated fake account profiles. Some  use the old school Article Marketing’s Spun articles to submit to random blogs they create and maintain themselves.

These random domains and ghost websites you get links from soon become marked ‘toxic’ by Google and that consequently will transfer the penalties to your genuine blog.

There are however backlinking firms with proven method. What they do is send you a list of domains they want to get your link from for approval.

Guest posting and backlinks

Guest posting is a grey hat SEO tactic and backlinks from this exercise are still valid. There are several ways you can handle this:

  1. Submit guest articles on relevant site yourself
  2. Hire guest posting services
  3. Team up with blogging friends to build backlinks in different guest posts

4 – Blog commenting for backlinks nonsense

Don’t get me wrong!

Blog commenting is a powerful exercise if you want your blog to grow rapidly. That’s only true if you comment for networking and indirect traffic. That way, you will comment reasonably on relevant blogs.

If you want to drop hundreds of comments per day on as many blogs as possible, you end up getting your comments trashed. If your sole reason for dropping a comment on this blog is backlinks, chances are that your comment won’t go through.

But blog commenting can indirectly earn you contextual backlinks. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find a blog that’s in your niche.
  2. Read an article thoroughly on it.
  3. Drop a powerful comment.
  4. Shoot a mail to the blog owner about your passage.
  5. Write an article on your blog and link to the article you read and commented.
  6. Shoot another mail to the blog owner about the free backlink.
  7. Maintain a friendly and helpful relationship with the blogger.
  8. Create and publish link-worthy article on your blog.
  9. This will attract more links from your friends.

Most of the tough links I have had to my blog come from my friends who willingly and naturally do it. So focus on building relationships in 2020 and that will bring it massive benefits.

5 – Selfish blogging

Did you willingly and naturally link  out to a relevant post on a fellow blogger’s blog in any of your last 3 blog posts?

In 2020, this selfishness has to stop because it doesn’t really cost you anything bad. On the other hand, the advantages are just so powerful:

  • Linking out goes a long way to strengthen your relationship
  • It adds more value to your article thereby keeping your readers more informed
  • Linking to relevant websites in your niche simply tells Google more about your content

I know you did share others’ posts on social media. That’s awesome but trust me, giving out links naturally will be more welcoming than social shares.

6 – Copy/Paste blogging nonsense

Bloggers who cannot fully create content on their own will soon expire. It’s becoming increasingly easy to deal with stolen content in blogosphere. If you still don’t know what to do when bloggers steal your content, check out this post

And if your job has been to copy and paste others’ sweat, your end is near. It’s easy to fish you out and that would mean an end to your stupid business. Maybe you should go back and revisit why you started blogging.

7 – You just published ‘epic’ post. So what?

You just hit the publish button on your blog and you think the content is great. And the next thing is you are sending me an email to let me you’ve killed a lion with your teeth.

You didn’t even mention nor link to any of my articles. It’s just pointless to tell me about your post because there is nothing in for me.

I see a couple of guys out there do this but I think you should walk away from it in 2020. Before you go to bug someone with the things you publish, make sure to have something in for them.

8 – Buying Facebook post likes nonsense

Are you this stupid?

Two bad things will happen if you do this crazy thing:

  1. You will uselessly loose money
  2. You will kill your blogging business.

We know the social proof power when readers get to see those massive social share counts on your buttons. Congratulations if these shares and likes are genuine.

Today however, bloggers and online entrepreneurs are able to buy fake Facebook Likes and Shares. It’s as well possible to buy fake Twitter Followers and fake almost everything about social media.

But the truth is this no longer works. There is everything available to find out your figures are fake. Once your readers get to know this, you’ll soon become the last thing on their minds.

9 – Buy traffic nonsense

We all need traffic to succeed online right?

But not all traffic is good traffic. We need targeted real people not bots. The large traffic stats and the always upward curves are not so important.

Crazy services are selling traffic online these days:

Buying such services will definitely spike your traffic. But the bad news is that these ain’t human readers. You’ll end up with fake stats, no sales, no valid clicks, no signups, etc. What’s therefore the use?

Focus on proven ways to increase website traffic and forget these scams

Ok for now!

There are many blogging nonsenses that must be stopped this year 2020. The reason is that folks are getting more educated and technology is becoming more intelligent. If you continue with these bad practices, you will soon find yourself standing alone.

Good luck and thanks for your comment below.

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Enstine Muki
 

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 22 comments
Lily Ugbaja

This one was hilarious man! But it’s a pity how many bloggers actually do these things.

I think no. 5 is an easy trap to fall into, especially for bloggers new to SEO. I’ve heard of bloggers nofollowing all external links too.

And thank you for linking to my post on how I increased my blog traffic fast. I’m glad it passed your test. Lol.

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey lol
    Talking about being selfish and being selfish at the same time is stupid 😉

    BTW thanks for sharing your steps. Hope it helps my readers as well.

    Hope your week is going great

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Ravi Kumar

Dear Enstine, Such a informative blog shared by you, keep going on!

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Lisa Sicard

Hi Enstine, love your points here. Especially the one about selfish bloggers. I see it on social media often where they only share their own posts or RT your tweets when it’s their post. Very selfish indeed!
I didn’t know people could buy facebook post likes today – I thought only of the Facebook ads for that! Amazing what people will do try to gain traffic and fake likes, etc.
I’ll be sharing this one Enstine! Have a great week ahead.

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing this post on social media. I really appreciate it.
    If we start working for each other, we’ll all grow. I hope the year ahead brings a closer sense of collaboration 😉

    Do have a beautiful week

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Vishwajeet Kumar

Hello Enstine,

First of all thanks for mentioning my blog on this blog post. You have mentioned some realistic facts that helps to become a successful blogging. Buying traffic won’t make any sense as most of the traffic is useless or driven by bots. I really love to connect with fellow bloggers that help me to grow my blog. Building trust is very important in blogging. Thanks for sharing this great post.

Regards,
Vishwajeet Kumar

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    Enstine Muki

    Thanks for the comment bro and good job you are doing on your new blog. Growing fast huh?
    How is the week going?

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Donna Merrill

Hi Enstine,

I first want to thank you for linking to my blog post on why we started blogging! It’s important to remember as we go through the persistence of time.

I found all these tips familiar as I see them often in the blogging world. I cringe when I see a blogger buying traffic! My gosh, what kind of traffic are we talking about in the first place? Bloggers should keep far away from that one.

What I cannot ever understand is bloggers buying backlinks. That to me is the biggest nonsense of all.

-Donna

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Donna,
    Thanks for showing up with a beautiful comment.
    In my very early days, I fell for this traffic buying scam. I got bots rushing to my website and I had completely nothing in return. Bad business indeed.

    There is a way to buy backlinks and go aware with it. That’s going to be my next blog post I think 😉

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Ann Phil

Hi Enstine,
What a joy to be here after a long gap! 🙂
Yes, Indeed as Somone said, it is really hilarious!
The title frightened me about!
Of course, that’s one of the the great secret of your success!
I fully agree with you in all the points you brought in. The nonsense part about blog comments is really worth notable. We have published a post on our site on this subject.

Keep sharing.
Have a great and profitable business week ahead.
~ Ann

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Ann,
    So good to see you here again and thanks for the comment 😉
    I got your email and will reply to it. I hope India is good today. Hope to be there someday 😉

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Philip V Ariel

Hey Enstine yet another shocking post!
Indeed this is a great alert।
I agree fully with you।
Also I am glad to say that this post is curated on the pages of Bizsugar with a comment।
As I said a must read to all bloggers who wants to make aBIG change in their blogging journey this is a must read.
All three best

~ Phil
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Phil

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    Enstine Muki

    Oh sweet!
    Thanks for stepping and dropping another comment brother.
    I will look into the plugin issue and update accordingly.
    Thanks for notifying

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Hassaan Khan

Hey Enstine,

I’m sure this blog post is going to make a lot of difference in so many lives. The reason is that newbie bloggers want to earn quick bucks; they by-pass the blogging ethics bridge instead of crossing it. That detour is going to hurt them in the long run.

I believe that impact is more powerful than numbers, but unfortunately, most people chase numbers. As a result, they try out fake things to impress others.

I’m glad you covered these horrible mistakes bloggers should avoid.

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Alli Abiola

You nailed it as usual. Traffic generation is one headache of webmaster and newbies have the urge to show up on ‘Google’s First Page – SERP’ without due diligence and know how.

A blog or website with fake and false statistics – traffic, earnings, content back links is as bad as ‘one bad Apple’ whose negative effect will be ‘epic.’

Warm regards.

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David Hilcher

so much honesty here. Do those backlink things on FiveR actually work? seems like all the sellers have a bunch of references from jimmy22 etc with no way you can check to see if it is a fake review. The fake earning proof is starting to wear thin as well. great story. David Hilcher Brisbane

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Liton Biswas

Hey Enstine,

The points you’ve discussed here made me laugh.
These are really nonsense and ridiculous.
Bloggers should stop doing these.

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Neeraj Sharma

This article is really awesome as i have read each word of.

I have read about it on other blogs too that many bloggers show their fake earning reports with fake analytics screenshot. At times I have got stuck with such bloggers and later on i came to know this thing.

Fiverr links are really bad one. Nobody should go for them on Fiverr because they are full of spamming.

again I apprentice Enstine to create such a wonderful content.

Thanks a lot

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Jeangam Kahmei

Hey Enstine,

These points are the facts and noted.

Struggling for sometimes and being genuine is much better than becoming successful by faking. I understand how you feel when you saw many people higher than you but the truth is that they have done unimaginable hard work earlier.

Hard-working is crucial as long as you’re working smartly simultaneously.

You’ve done a great job by pointing out all of them before it messed up completely.

Thanks,
Jeangam Kahmei

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Shamsudeen Adeshokan

Hi Enstine,

Good to be back here after a very long time absent.

I was guilty of #9 some years ago, but I was lucky enough to quickly realize it doesn’t worth it and is all just “fake traffic”.

I bought this traffic package from one of those Fiverr guys that I later realize it was nothing but a scam.

There is no short cut to success in internet marketing. You either work hard and smart to get it right or just get yourself another offline job.

Thanks for sharing, good to be here once again.

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey bro,
    Good to see you here and thanks for taking time to drop the comment.
    We’ve all made those mistakes especially those of us who are self-taught 😉

    Gone are those days when people got easily fooled online right? It’s becoming tough now and you need to set a real business to succeed.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week ahead man

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