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Best way to increase views dramatically without spamming?

  1. thisguyknowssports
    Member

    I see that advertising becomes an option once you have 25k views or so. I'm wondering how is the best way to spruce up that view count without spamming your blog site everywhere. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is winningfantasysports.wordpress.com.

  2. Start here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    Read also > http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/
    Tutorial here . http://learn.wordpress.com/

    Then please search the forum as this question has been asked and answered many times over.

    To attract an initial traffic flow that will hopefully convert into regular readers and subscribers, new bloggers who have good writing skills need to focus on:
    1. Learning and understanding SEO and optimizing blog post titles, sub-titles, and keywords.
    2. Mastering use of the blogging platform that matches their goals and is easy to use.
    3. Forming relationships with other bloggers.

    There are standard tips to get traffic that you hear over and over again in the blogosphere and they do work. Interesting content is an attractor and in blogging content is king but promotion is queen.
    In order to be a successful blogger:
    (1) You need to have expertise in a niche.
    (2) You need to know how to write very well.
    (3) You need to verify your blog with search engines and structure a reader friendly and search engine friendly blog by learning how to apply basic SEO techniques.
    (4) You need to build an archive of high quality original content and keep adding to it.
    (5) You need to update your content frequently with new posts in order to hold reader interest.
    (6) You need to learn how to promote your content effectively through social media, social networks and RSS feed sites, thereby encouraging other bloggers to backlink to your posts.
    (7) You need to comment, comment, comment on other blogs in the same niche.
    (8) You need to form relationships with other bloggers and create a blog centered community around your own blog.
    (9) You need to encourage your readers to comment on your posts and respond to their comments ASAP after approving them.

  3. The BEST way? To get a direct mention on nationwide network news. Try befriending a celebrity and asking them to tweet the link. Make the national news yourself, and tell them about your blog.

    But, seriously, I have way more views than that and the adcontrol program and it ain't nothing but pin money. Let me shatter your dreams of riches right now.

  4. Raincoaster is right. Most bloggers that advertise make perhaps $100 per year (with ad control less because you are splitting the revenue with wordpress), which will not cover their hosting costs. I go through this all the time with clients where ad monkeys (marketers) have convinced them they can become rich with advertising and for the bulk of people that just does not happen.

  5. thisguyknowssports
    Member

    (6) You need to learn how to promote your content effectively through social media, social networks and RSS feed sites, thereby encouraging other bloggers to backlink to your posts.

    I need help better understanding this one.

  6. Get a Twitter account, form relationships and attract Twitter followers, promote your follower's posts and they will promote yours. Do the same with other social networks. Join, form relationships, attract followers, help them promote their blog posts and they will help you promote yours.

  7. I got a friend's site so many hits it's down today (it is not hosted here) because I sent it to Gawker and they ran a story on it with a link. Their Gawker post has 15,000 views so far, and I'm sure his hits are similar. But they wouldn't have touched it with a bargepole if it hadn't come from a good source and been an amazing story.

    So, cultivate relationships with prominent bloggers and write amazing stuff.

  8. thisguyknowssports
    Member

    I find it (after having been on it for over a year now) incredibly difficult to attract Twitter followers. This is coming from someone who has 1800+ friends on Facebook.

    Writing amazing stuff is the easy part. Befriending sounds simple enough, just need to find the right places I guess.

  9. @raincoaster, thank you for reminding me - I haven't had my daily Gawker dose yet. I have noticed in the past your pithy comments, with stars!

    Sitting in the back row of the class, I am in absolute awe of the wit that works the net!

  10. @raincoaster Are you looking for a new friend because I'm available.

    "Writing amazing stuff is the easy part."

    @thisguyknowssports I admire your confidence.

  11. Twitter followers? We're not here to help with Twitter followers. But I AM giving a workshop on Twitter via Skype, so if you want to sign up, here it is:

    http://raincoastermedia.com/2011/05/05/social-media-workshop-schedule-for-may-june/

  12. pattikuche, thanks.

  13. @raincoaster No, I'm not even on Twitter. I just meant that if you're looking for another friend whose blog you'd like to crash with insane amounts of traffic, I am available. :-)

  14. No idea. I would agree more with the "right amazing stuff" or "post amazing photos" thinking and less with the socail networking (as no one even knows I have a blog and I like it that way). That said, one of those million dollar ads during the superbowl, right after the talking dog from doritos and right before the budlight commercial would probably be one of your surest bets...

  15. Chr*st ...and it looks like I am arguing with TT again, but I swear I'm not, I just saw the post up there and can truly say, whatever I say, she (she because of the icon) is probably right.

  16. @momfrog. Well, his blog has had 10 MILLION uniques, but he died before the post went up. So...I'd suggest you NOT be willing to go quite that far.

  17. @raincoaster I'm sorry to hear that. And no, I'm not willing to go that far.

  18. You'd probably love his post, though:

    http://www.penmachine.com/2011/05/the-last-post

  19. Thank you for posting that link. I did love it. It was very sad, but inspiring as well.

  20. @raincoaster, lump in the throat for the-last-post . . . and yes, it is a fabulous post.

  21. as in these are last words of strength which will live forever.

  22. One more example of how awesome posts do somehow find the attention they deserve. Derek was a quietly great man.

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