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  1. Hello,
    It is my first query here and I am really looking forward to get some help. I am not a very old member but when I started I used to get the followers more frequently as compared to later situation. Although, I posted more later. Why could be the reason?
    Secondly, I wanted to ask that whether there is something like a dead blog. I mean; I am here after a few weeks and it appears that no one is reading my posts.
    I am a bad writer or a blogger. So it certainly is one of the possibilities, but I want more input from people who know WP beter than me.

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

  2. Identifying who your target audience is, what they already know, what they need to know, where they are found, and the best way to deliver your message to them is critical to success.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/09/01/how-to-identify-your-blogs-target-audience/

    The Tags search page is in the Reader area of the Dashboard is at this link. http://wordpress.com/tags/

    The WordPress.com search engine indexes post, pages, and comments content (body text). Unless entered as text in those contents, blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpresscom-search/

    For Topics (Tags page) searches see http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/ This is the syntax http://en/wordpress.com/tags/canada
    See here http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topics/

    For Google searches use this format and replace "keyword" with whatever word or keyword phrase you wish:
    keyword site:wordpress.com/

    Example search string
    Queen Victoria site:wordpress.com
    results > http://tinyurl.com/csaobsx

  3. Two ways of attracting like-minded subscribers are
    (1) commenting meaningfully and frequently on blogs with similar content and
    (2) being active on social networking sites.

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/

    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    See these for Staff tips:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/how-to-get-more-traffic/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/traffic-dos-and-donts-a-checklist/
    http://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/ebook-grow-traffic/

    If you want to increase traffic then don't listen to anyone who professes there are passive ways of doing that. Increasing traffic to a blog is hard work. If you want your blog to rank well in search engine results then that begins with creating and publishing original content ie. unique content that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet.

    These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/

    If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given. However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/

    6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/

    Here's another helpful post 7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/12/07/7-common-sense-social-networking-tips/

  4. Re: assigning categories and tags to your posts yet.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/

    Do not assign a combined total that exceeds 15 Categories/Tags to your posts. All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    The rule of thumb is to assign to your posts the least, not the most, combined number of only relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the individual post content.

    For tips on tagging see > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/03/15/quick-blog-post-tagging-tips/

    Another thing I noticed is there are no social network sharing icons in your sidebar. See here http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/08/06/social-media-icons-for-wordpress-com-blogs/

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