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  1. I have been blogging for 24 days and really getting in to it. Apart my sad blog today I've been getting some good feedback about it, I make people laugh apparently! If you fancy a read you can find me here ihatehiccups.wordpress.com
    Thanks for looking

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

  2. Hi Luray,

    I like the name of your blog, it's cute. One of the best ways to get more traffic to your blog is to leave meaningful comments on other people's blogs (check out the Freshly Pressed page to get introduced to new blogs). You should also create an About page so first time readers can easily find out who you are and what your blog is about. Good luck!

  3. sheknitsandpurls
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    Good advice from plasticdaffodils. Find other blogs in your genre, read them, comment (meaningfully) and then maybe they'll pay you a visit back. I've two blogs, one is a journo one (justanotherwannabehack.wordpress.com) which gets good traffic based on this principle. And I'm now trying to do the same with my knitting one (sheknitsandpurls.wordpress.com)

    Although, I'm having problems with my search function which says my search terms are 'undefined'. Thoughts

  4. @luraysmythe
    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.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    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;
    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.

    Publish original content frequently and start commenting on related blogs. See here for how to locate them > global tags > http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

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