11 reasons you are losing Repeat Visitors

Repeat visitors are readers who come to your blog more than once. Repeat visitors are important as it is a pointer to the fact that your blog keeps its value for your customers. This category of visitors form your marketplace. They love your contents and trust what you recommend. They are those that share your contents, comment, tweet and like your articles. Their constant visit and activities on your blog is what you need for your SERP improvement, more sales and more convincing social proof. But you are doing something that keeps them away.  You may identify with one of these 10 points

1 – You blog for Search Engines

This is one of the biggest reasons your readers go and never come back. They don’t understand your sentences. You write for bots not for them. While optimizing your articles for search engines, you must primarily consider your human readers.

2 – No Comments Replies

Commenting on blogs is one of the ways to interact with blog owners. Your commentators will be encouraged to come back if you reply to their comments. You should also endeavor to personalize your replies as this makes them really feel recognized. I recommend using plugins that alerts them when they get replies to their comments. This is really powerful way to get repeat visitors.

3 – Too much ads

While blogging for money, you must be able to build money making strategies that will not stuff your blog with ads. This is a common error on most blogs and I get really pissed off when every breathing space is filled with some money generating object. Too many Adsense blocs and banners on your article is undeniably over doing it. Depending on the length of your article, a maximum of three advertising objects is recommended. 

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4 – “Loadibility”

I have come across some blogs that take centuries to load. I was thinking maybe these guys have their servers somewhere in their bedrooms with poor bandwidth or something is definitely wrong somewhere. I believe the webhosting technology we have today is advanced enough to assure fast loading websites. Except you are leaving under a rock, I don’t see why your blog is constantly heavy. If your webhosting company is below standards, Hostgator is confidently above the task.

5 – Free Poorly created theme

Today, as we speak, it’s quite possible to get well designed themes everywhere. Whether you are downloading a free theme or buying a premium template, it’s crucial to pay attention to the design aspects that encourage reading (fonts, colors, etc).

6 – Strange Language

Language as we know is one of the main reasons some folks are not blogging. Yes! I have a couple of guys around me who admire blogging but language remains their biggest stumbling block. However, I encourage them to use their language.  You are free to blog in any language (English, French, Dutch, etc) and you must be able to properly mix your words and tenses so as not to frustrate your readers.  If your readers don’t make sense out of your introduction, they are going to close your page.

7 – You mislead your readers

Some bloggers have the very nasty habit of curling their article titles just to attract clicks. If your article does not link to your title, you are never going to see me again on your blog

8 – Fake social proofs

Social proof is one of the things a lot of buyers consider before making their decisions whether or not to buy space on your blog. Some bloggers (especially newbie and struggling bloggers) buy fake Facebook likes, fake Twitter followers, fake comments, etc to fool their visitors. As soon as your visitors realize that you have faked these proofs, watch them go. You are constantly losing potential clients just by doing this.

9 – You recommend thrash to your readers

In their struggle to generate income from their blogs, some bloggers have been recommending garbage, crab products to their readers. This is danger pointer. Be sure to only recommend products you have tested or at least, products you really know produce results. Don’t sacrifice your visitors for a few commission earnings.

10 – Commentluv Plugin

This is one of the hottest WordPress plugins that encourages interactivity through blog commenting. It has a bundle of SEO benefits both to the blog owners and commentators. Many visitors will come back to your blog to leave a comment because of the benefits they get thanks to this plugin. While some bloggers are satisfied with the free version, I can encourage you to get the premium edition. This is absolutely worth the investment.

11 – Email replies

If you don’t reply to emails from your blog, I think that’s a serious issue.

So are you losing repeat visitors? what are your strategies to keep them coming back? Please comment below and let us know.

Thank you

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  1. John Onwuegbu says:

    “Fake Social Proof” is such a pissing off, especial when you have Advertisement in view. Another like it is fraudulent backlink generation, but that Google has taken care of. Great post, Enstine!

  2. Wade
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    Your blog is your integrity. I recently promoted something that I thought was legitimate. They even supplied me with MONEY from what I was supposedly supporting. When I found out that it was not up to par, I took the post down. My readers deserve better than this.

    Keeping your readers coming back is what it takes to have a successful blog!
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  3. In my opinion, the number one reason of no visit from repeat visitors is that you’re not producing as good content as you were producing before. If you want your visitors to stick with your blog, you should learn the secret of providing unique content always.

    BTW, you’re doing great Enstine.
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  4. Adrienne
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    Hey Enstine,

    Well, I do agree with what you’ve shared here. I think a lot of the repeat visitors has to do with the content you’re providing and the relationships you’re building. Let’s face it… If you like someone then you’re going to want to support them. For the most part they’ll write great content each time but we all have our moments. But because you’ve built up that friendship with them you’ll want to show your support so you’ll come back time and time again. Oh and they’ll do the same for you.

    Great tips and I do hope everyone will take these to heart.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Hi Adrienne,
      Good to see you here again and thanks for your contribution. I think building a healthy relationship with your visitors is crucial in bringing them back and you do this through valuable content and interaction.

      May you have a wonderful weekend

  5. Hi Enstine, Great list post here!
    Of all the reasons mentioned, I think the most notable should be blogging for search engines. Blogs were meant for people, so if your content does not inspire your visitors, search engines can and will notice.

    The truth is, search engines follow the lead of your audience (social signals, remember?), so if your readers are not loving it, neither are they search engines.

    Target humans – that is where your audience is…
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  6. Kingsley
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    Thanks Bro…. I have learn something from your post and after going through the comments will remove some ads later in the day
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  7. Ian Eberle
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    Not replying to comments will take away the incentive for readers to comment and return to your blog. I commented on a blog called Crunchy Hub a couple of days ago asking a question in the comments and they moderated and approved my comment, but still haven’t replied. After further investigation, they don’t reply to any of their comments… I will not be returning there because there is no engagement.
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  8. Melanie Legaspi says:

    Hi Enstine,

    Everything you mentioned on your list is so right! One of my pet peeve is the loadibility of a website. If it takes more than a minute to load, I will close out the window. I don’t have the patience to wait for it to fully load. Another one is ads. There was one website I visited and it looked liked ads barfed all over the place. It was just too much to look at and a distraction from the actual brand of a site.

    I really like this list because I can relate to it.

    • Hi Melanie,
      I’m glad I could provide some useful materials that you relate with.

      We all hate sites that take time to load. There is generally no time to waste and as bloggers, we must develop a clean strategy to make money from our blogs. This is crucial to avoid repelling our cherished visitors.

      Oh yes! your blog is clean and really encourages repeat visits ;)

      Thanks for reading. Hope to see you again

  9. Hey Enstine,
    I think you completely nail it with the “too many ads” point. A lot of people start their blog by copying the big bloggers out there and plaster Adsense anywhere they can on their blog. But it actually makes them look like they blog for money and not for their readers. That’s a big mistake that a lot of people are doing.

    • Hi Dukeo,
      Good to see you here and thanks for your contribution.
      Yes, it’s a big mistake. The drive to make money should not make us repel visitors through stuffing our blog with ad blocs.

      Hope to see you again?

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  11. Hello Enstine, Thanks for the tips. I really satisfied by your points that replying to comment is very much important to make your visitors to visit again to you.

  12. Hi Nilesh, Good to see you hear again.
    I’m glad I you are satisfied with some of the points listed.

    Hope to see you again bro

  13. Hi Enstine,
    All of the reasons you pointed out here are all true, especially on the “no comment replies”. Also, I think another way to get repeat visitors is to visit other people’s blogs who visit and comment on yours, and this is actually a great way to keep in touch with the other blogs out there. Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Jessica Johnson says:

    I’ve tracked my stats and found if I don’t keep up with current posts then I lose repeat visitors to my website. Thanks for the list you have provided.

  15. Ahsan
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    All are very important points why we lose our visitors. Bloggers need to follow these basic tips. When anyone comment I try to reply as soon as possible
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  16. 10 of the reasons you spoke out here
    are all true. I also think another
    way to get repeat visitors is to visit other
    people’s blogs.

    Loving this blog, just wish to be good as you

    • Hey Oke,
      Thanks for visiting my blog and making beautiful comments. I hope I will be able to help you build a better blog too. start by going to Gravatar.com and upload your personal pic. That will show up on all WordPress blogs you comment on. That will be a great start.

      Hope you have a splendid weekend

  17. shiwangi peswani says:

    Hey Oke, nice post and very good tips indeed. I completely agree with each of the reason you gave for not getting the repeat visitors.
    Only tip I feel you are missing is that ‘We must update our blog regularly to get repeat visitors. Readers want to get new everytime they visit a website. If the blog posts are not updated for long, I feel that visitors stop going there.
    Correct me if I am wrong!!

  18. Speed Of Blog and Ads Organization are Two Important Factors!
    Gonna Work On Them Soon!
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  19. I like this post, though this comment might be too late :D
    I totally agree with Number 3.. Too much ads can kill a blog. First impression matters a lot. I personally do not like pop up ads it pisses me off! hahaha

    Thanks for sharing…
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  20. umer hafeez
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    They are very basic points, but I have observed that many bloggers do not take care of them which hurt their reputation. Thanks for the list brother!
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