This blog doesn’t get a great deal of traffic at this time and giving away the exact numbers will cause me a great deal of embarrassment.
But if I spent more time blogging rather than tinkering with the design, looking for appropriate affiliate ads and experimenting with WordPress plugins, the visitor numbers could actually increase to something worth writing about.Getting a small number of visitors does have one plus point – I don’t get many comments to deal with.
I read a blog post a few days ago that talked about hiring someone just to handle comment spam. O really ..! Most
of the comments made here end up in the spam folder and rightly so.
They are just that; spam. It is not the Akismet plugin getting it wrong, it is the Akismet plugin getting it bang on. Most of the comments are along the lines of “great post, I have added your feed to my reader” and come from an email address which ends ‘dot ru‘. A sure sign that the comment has been automated and the commentator has not really read my post and hasn’t added my feed to their reader. Perhaps these people are using Blog Comment Demon.
There are currently 18 spam comments waiting to be deleted, but before I do that I thought I would share some of them with you. If I were having to deal with hundreds of these every day I would not be a happy bunny.
- I added your blog to bookmarks. And i’ll read your articles more often!Good article, lots of interesting things to digest.
- Very informative. Please provide detail of funding by program.
- Really nice posts.I will be checking back here regularly.
- What’s another word for “thesaurus”?
- Thank you for another great post.I look forward to many more entries with high quality info.
- Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up 10 times every hour?
- Very nice site!Read with great interest, very interesting story.
Begin to remember, I still started.Hello, nice post. I just found your blog and I’m already a fan. 😛
A couple of the commentators clearly have a sense of humor, but I am afraid their comments have not made it past the gatekeeper.
Apart from these hilarious activities, there can be certain tactics to be used to generate quality traffic and I have listed them as follows.
Be honest to yourself and ask these questions to yourself why would you visit someone’s blog? Just put your hand to your heart and close your eyes. No No there is no romance at all, just pure Blogging thoughts :P.
7 Things your Readers want from you:
There could be three core steps every reader wants in a blog.
The first and foremost thing your readers want from you is the ‘Value’ from your content. If you are passionate about something and you are confident what you are writing is accurate by any means, your readers are going to be your loyal readers and you are the man you have been looked for.
How to inject value to your content?
- Be truthful to yourself and your readers
- Don’t beat about the bush about the topic you are writing
- Give respect whatever your reader reaction would be
- Simplicity is the best:- Write content in simple wordings with no technical jargon included
People want interesting stuff, something interesting yet informative. People turn to loyal readers when they see your content interesting, informative, helpful and thought provoking. One of the core factor in driving traffic is ‘Interest’. Engage your audience with thrilling stuff, put some humor if you like.
Everything seems boring if yo do it in the same routine with same pattern. Try something unique and innovative. Add flavor to your content and come up with new horizons of thinking. It may seem odd but really it works.
What wold happen when you see a particular blog featuring a same content for weeks? Obviously it won’t affect your health and mood but most probably you won’t like to visit that blog again.
The answer is simple as the content you have been seen is no way different from weeks. Would that blog have a large number of audience? Never unless the blog belongs to Official Google News or Matt Cuts tweets.
Being consistent is the key to maintain your audience cum loyal readers. Hence ‘Consistence’ has different meanings for different niches. Different blogs find different results based on their niches and area of interests. Although there is no rule as how and when to produce content either within a week or after weeks. You may try your own and decide which approach works for you.
When it comes to the term ‘Authority’, mostly an image appears in mind with whole new level about something that can’t be wrong. Unlike the proverb ‘Majority is Authority’, I would turn it as ‘An Authority was once a Minority’ especially in blogsphere.
You don’t need to have a philosopher when it comes to blogging. A famous saying ‘Fake it until you make it’ sets properly in blogging field. Of course initially you won’t have a great knowledge and your piece of writing would have low and scattered thoughts with weak points but with the passage of time, it will be okay as practice makes the man perfect.
I have been in IM (internet marketing) for years (2007) when I first started my sites. With the passage of time, I have got enough knowledge as how blogging, SEO, SEM and other internet marketing stuff works.
It takes time to be an expert in a particular topic and that’s perfectly fine. It may take weeks, months or even years to build a better presence about your topic but once you will be able to establish yourself as an authority, people would love write nice things about you.
UI/UX (User Experience) has a great role in your blog success. Believe if you have a nice looking, eye catching and professional looking blog, half of your job has already done. Apart from the design perspective, you need to consider few other factors in mind that have great impact in blogging.
- Font Size
- Font Selection
- User Friendliness
[Re-enactment] John writes content on troubleshooting on iPad, iPhones and other Apple products but fails to answers queries which his receives through blog comments. What happens next? His blog has less interaction level with audience. Is john doing right?
How much time does it take to respond to relevant comments (Not the Spam ones)? one minute or 5 minute? But the impact has a high ratio in terms of connection normally known as interaction.
You need to think about those people reaching out to your blog. They have busy routines and they may have chosen your blog among dozens of blogs.
They are valuing your blog, your content and your time too. It’s really good gesture and you must encourage them by responding to their queries even if it’s ONE word only.
Be nicer to them and take some time to respond. It’s a great sign of healthy discussion even if it takes your few minutes, try to respond your each and every comment (of course not the ones I talked earlier in this post =P).
In the end, your ultimately goal is to evolve your conversation in to loyal relationship.
Just drop your precious words in the comments section below if you want to raise any point. You are more than welcomed.