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  1. hey everyone! Okay well I been on WordPress for 2 months and I only got 25 viewers! Please help me! Does it help if I get my own domain!?

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

  2. http://sugarshack.wordpress.com/ is the site linked to your username. It has 2 very short posts from March 5. Essentially, your blog does not have much for any search enchines (or readers) to look at.

    Best to write some good original content much more regularly and frequently so people would have a reason to look there.

  3. The internet is like a sewer: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

  4. No? I just posted two days again that's the wrong link.

  5. That is the wrong link. This is the link http://hdsugarshack.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

  6. I do baking I have a baking business. Th link u showed is the wrong one

  7. But I do everything I possibly could do to get the most viewers.

  8. It takes time and a lot of effort to get viewers. I do more work on commenting on other blogs and promoting on social networks than I do coming up with content.

  9. @hdsugarshack

    The site linked to your user name is:
    http://sugarshack.wordpress.com/

    You should correct that ASAP so that you are not linking to the wrong blog! (We can not read your mind.)
    Go into your dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to 'Account Details'. In the spot where it says 'website' fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.
    Now... when you comment here and on other blogs, your name will link to your blog. If you do this before you post your request for help, it will allow forum volunteers to be able to help you quicker since they won't have to ask you for a link and wait until you come back to post one.

    Note: the correct link to your blog is:
    http://hdsugarshack.wordpress.com/

    The link below goes to your dashboard and we can't read that:
    http://hdsugarshack.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

  10. Again, regularly posting good original content is the key to building an effective blog.

    Here are some more tips:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-site-traffic/http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/building-a-better-blog/

  11. Thanks. Do you suggest to get a domain?

  12. Comment on other blogs and post frequently. If you write it, they will come :)

  13. @hdsugarshack

    Thanks. Do you suggest to get a domain?

    I don't believe that getting a domain name will lead to a flood of traffic. I agree that reading other blogs and leaving meaningful comments that add to the discussion means your blog will receive traffic from those who appreciated what you had to say.

    Learning how to use keywords and a minimal number or relevant categories and tags effectively is key to drawing search engine traffic. The keywords in your content that are indexed by search engines. They will produce your posts in search engine results when people look for posts by typing those terms into search engines. Successful blogs draw between 30 - 60 % of their incoming targeted readers. from search engine referrals.

    Targeted readers are different from casual traffic. Targeted readers arrive on your blog in response to SERPS (search engine page results) knowing the subject matter they are searching for will be found in your posts (assuming you have used relevant keywords, categories and tags).

    Targeted readers are more likely to become regular readers and subscribers and leave comments on your posts. They are also more likely to backlink to your posts in posts of their own and when they do your blog will receive visitors who click the links. Targeted readers are also more likely to share the URL to your blog with other targeted readers in the same niche. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/tags-29?replies=34

    I do believe that if you take these 25 steps you can increase the traffic flow 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;
    RSS (Rich Site Summary or really simple syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
    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.

    Best wishes. :)

  14. Thank you!

  15. You're welcome. :)

  16. I was thinking of a self hosted site for awhile. Does it coat money for a self hosted site?

  17. The software is free but yes it does cost money to make money. That's the way business operates everywhere in the world. You have to hire a web host. Also if you think you can make money with a low traffic blog on a WordPress.org install then you are wrong. For self-hosting figure an average monthly total cost (including cost of a domain name) of about $10 to $25 generally, but that all depends on storage and bandwidth requirements.

    Most bloggers I know that take this route to make money via advertising do not make up for their hosting and domain registration costs, and with literally millions of people downloading and installing Adblock plus on their Firefox browsers each month, fewer and fewer people are seeing ads.

  18. Ohh okay! I'm going to stick with wordpress.com! Lol I was going to buy traffic stumble upon everyone know uses it?

  19. @hdsugarshack
    I have never ever purchased traffic from Stumbleupon but many of my posts have been stumbled. Best wishes to you. :)

  20. Thank you for ur time to comment and help me! Thanks!

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