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How are people finding me?

  1. cristycarringtonlewis
    Member

    Fortunately, I've had a number of bloggers on wordpress find my blog, but I don't know how? After I post, I try looking through the various topics that I've tagged my post as, but mine never shows up. How are these bloggers finding me? I'm not complaining...I want them to find me, but if I can't find myself (without typing in the name of my blog), I don't know what I can do to improve my odds. I've had friends find me via Facebook, but these bloggers don't know me from Adam. This may seem very elementary, but I'd love some help with it. Thanks, fellow bloggers! Also, is there a way to locate brand new blogs or posts?

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

  2. How are these bloggers finding me?

    This is indicated on your blog stats...
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#referrers
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#search-engine-terms

  3. idk; but no bloggers are following me :( can u help?

  4. Yes: do a forum search. We've answered that question literally thousands of times, and all the answers are still here to be found.

  5. @therapope
    Blogging is not a build it and they will come situation at all. There is not such thing as passive blog promotion. It requires action to get traffic. In blogging you must comment on other blogs to secure comments on your blog. You must comment, comment, comment. So what you do is look for other blogs on the same topics that you blog on. You find them on the global tag pages.

    I will post 25 steps below and there are tutorials in my blog on how to do what's listed in those 25 steps. Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
    1. Structure a reader and search engine blog;
    2. In blogging content is king create unique, high quality content so publish fresh content frequently;
    3. Learn basic SEO so you can use keywords effectively and apply basic SEO to your headlines, blog and posts;
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.
    4. Make your blog posts look professional;
    5. Create at least 4-6 pillar posts and continue to create pillar posts;
    Pillar posts are also referred to as flagship content. Pillar posts are comprehensive posts that offer great value to readers as the contents are timeless in nature. They define you as having authority in the niche you blog in.
    6. Select and link to appropriate anchor text;
    7. Leave meaningful comments on related blogs and encourage comments on your own blog;
    8. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog;
    9. Support the blog centered communities on related blogs by commenting on them and promoting posts from them;
    10. Link to authoritative sources in your posts;
    11. Deep link to your earlier related posts in your new posts;
    12. Assign appropriate categories and tag your posts with care;
    13. Link to related authoritative blogs in your blogroll;
    14. Provide RSS feeds for subscribers;
    15. Having a well designed theme is important, evaluate your theme for effectiveness, and if required, create a new header, make improvements or replace your theme and reduce page loading time;
    16. Avoid cluttering your blog with widgets that lack reader value and slow page loading time;
    17. Buy your own domain and domain mapping;
    18. Verify your blog with the three big search engines.
    19. Get organized, use an online to do list by developing a blogging workflow;
    20. Join social networks and social media sites like Facebook and use Twitter, Friendfeed and other Free RSS directories to promote your blog posts;
    21. Promote your blog through social networks, online groups, and selected directories;
    22. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;
    23. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival;
    24. Become a guest blogger on sites with higher page rank than your own site.
    25. Create newsletters and/or ebooks for your subscribers.

  6. @cristycarringtonlewis - is your blog fully open to search engines? If not, then it won't show up in the global tag pages.

  7. @cristycarringtonlewis

    After I post, I try looking through the various topics that I've tagged my post as, but mine never shows up.

    The reason your posts are not showing up on the glabl tag pages is found here > global tags > missing posts

    Your posts have been indexed by Google. You must be getting some traffic from Google search. So we are back to what airodyssey asked you above here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-are-people-finding-me?replies=6#post-800898

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