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Traffic and a new blog

  1. Hi all, new here and wanted to know how long does it take on average or ball park guess to get some decent traffic over to a new blog? I know every blog is different and assuming I doing the right things with TAGS and social networks and blogging every day.

    What are some of your stories about when it started to turn around? Please share I would love to hear. I'm patient and I'm in for the long haul, but would love to hear some encouraging stories. I was just curious.. Thanks so much.. I'm very happy to be here blogging and learning and reading!

    http://atomicgator.wordpress.com
    My Entertainment news and sports comedy blog

    ~Rich

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

  2. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    I can't answer your main question, but I can tell you one thing re "assuming I doing the right things with TAGS": tags and categories are one and the same thing, so there's no point in using the same word or phrase as both a tag and a category, plus you may run into technical problems if you do.

  3. Thanks, yeah i think i was overlapping some. I'll make sure to not duplicate them anymore thanks.

  4. There is no average timeframe. The skill of the blogger as a writer varies from blogger to blogger as does their ability to promote their blogs effectively. to attract an audience varies from blogger to blogger.

    perhaps you will benefit from reading the information found in these posts:
    Blog promotion Basics
    Mastering Shameless Blog Promotion
    Simply click my username and use the searchbox to locate the posts. or go to my Popular Posts page, find the titles there under Blog Promotion.

  5. harrythehandyman
    Member

    i was just reading here and as panaghiotisadam said i'm using both in posts so am i doing wrong as well , harry

  6. @Harry
    You can use both categories and tags in any post, just do not use the same word as both a Category and a Tag.

  7. harrythehandyman
    Member

    ok thats a lot clearer , ta harry

  8. @Harry,
    Good. :) If you need more clarity you could read my post titled: Blogging Tips: Tag to Increase Traffic

  9. It depends what you mean by "decent traffic."

    I've got a blog that's two years old that I haven't put much effort into popularizing that's getting between 100 and 200 hits a day. I have a blog that's four years old that's been ranked in the top 15,000 blogs on the web and is currently averaging between 2000 and 3000 hits a day. I have another blog I started at the end of February which is averaging 300-400 hits a day, but spikes as high as 3000 some days.

  10. Write short, yet interesting and fascinating posts~
    As for the traffic, I suggest registering at blog directories online.
    Work done by mouth are not bad, with a decent snowball effect too!
    BEST OF LUCK FROM me TO YOU!

  11. In blogging content is king and marketing is queen. If you write high quality original content and promote it then the result may be an increase in organic traffic, or not. If it’s not easy to locate your content in search engines then there will be no increase in new traffic. Thus, what determines success is two things:

    • whether or not your content is found, and
    • whether or not the readers who do find it become subscribers.

    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/08/04/basic-seo-elements-for-bloggers/

    Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

    1. 1. Purchase a domain name.
    2. 2. Write at least five high quality original major “pillar” posts of timeless value to readers. And, continue to publish 3 - 5 new articles per week.
    3. 3. Trackback and link to other authoritative blogs in the same niche in your blog posts, and deep link to your own earlier posts.
    4. 4. Start commenting on other blogs in the same niche as your own daily and keep it up.
    5. 5. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog.
    6. 6. Encourage comments on your own blog and reply to them as soon as possible.
    7. 7. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival.
    8. 8. Submit your blog to selected blog directories with high PageRanks, understanding that joining directories is primarily done to get backlinks as they provide very little traffic. Join online forums and groups and make valuable contributions to discussions.
    9. 9. Submit original articles (no duplicate content) to article directories.
    10. 10. Become a guest author on blogs in your own niche with high PageRanks.

    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/11/07/blog-promotion-basics/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/27/mastering-shameless-blog-promotion/

  12. All great Ideas, I look forward to exploring them all... Thx so much...

    ~Rich

  13. irisofthewayfarer
    Member

    holy cow, raincoaster- I must really be doing everything wrong. On April 2nd my blog will be a year old and I average maybe 40 hits a day. This is making me even more frustrated :(

  14. Thanks for the tips timethief. Will surely try them out.

  15. this is great info. i'm not very techy so some of the info about things i need to read up on but this was very useful. i've only been blogging now for 3 weeks or so and am getting around 100/hits/day so i'm feeling ok about how i'm doing. putting photos on has really upped my number of hits.

  16. @nigelng91 and dianeswords
    You're both welcome and do not be discouraged. In the final analysis as we do not blog for bucks a small number of regular readers who occasionally comment is worth far more than a followers list a mile long of those who don't visit, subscribe or comment.

  17. harrythehandyman
    Member

    i would be very happy with 20/30 hits a day :)

  18. Wow, nothing about the quality of the writing or of the content. Personally, I've read some rather ignorant bloggers and wonder why they continue - maybe out of need to put words on paper.

    If content is of interest to me, and the writing is quality, I may come back to that blog. If not, I won't.

    The biggest turn off for me is moderated Comments - if someone doesn't want comments then moderate them and I won't even post. Who wants to watch the righter become the critic of the reader - YUK!

  19. If you think there's nothing in this thread about the quality of writing or content, you need to read it again.

  20. @poorjames

    Wow, nothing about the quality of the writing or of the content.

    Did you miss reading this part above?

    Write at least five high quality original major “pillar” posts of timeless value to readers. And, continue to publish 3 - 5 new articles per week.

  21. irisofthewayfarer
    Member

    Ok, now posting here a few days ago has brought me some readers. I hope they enjoyed.
    Thank you to all who came to visit

  22. deliciousbites
    Member

    Hi All and rain coaster,

    I I would like to get your opinions for my blog also.It is http://www.listfive.wordpress.com.
    Everyday we have several topics that introduces and explains and lists five useful information. I aim people to make comments on the topics and list their five ideas.It can be about travel, food, sports anything else we will have loads of different topic and everyone will comment on it.As everyone i have traffic problems as well.I need your suggestions.Thanks in advance.

    And Atomic Gator, i liked the pools on your blog and its fun to read.I will follow...

  23. Thank you deliciousbites.. Thanks so much.. I've received a lot of good feedback on the polls, I plan on making them a regular feature, if not daily. I really appreciate you following. I've been blogging now for 3 weeks (every day) and I've really tried to market myself, through social networks, facebook, twitter etc.. comedy/humor forums. Traffic is still very light but I'm in this for the long haul and I don't mind building the traffic slowly.

    I'll head to your blog deliciousbites, sounds very interesting and useful.

    ~Rich

  24. deliciousbites
    Member

    Rich,
    I follow atomicgator with RSS feed,also i would like to get your posts by e-mail.
    You do not have this option?

  25. I will remedy this immediately. I had it there but I guess it went away when I changed themes. Thanks for reminding me.. I'll letcha know when it's up..

  26. Subscription email button is up, thanks so much for following and thanks for reminding the email wasn't up! OOPS.. It's up now..

    ~Rich

  27. @deliciousbites

    I would like to get your opinions for my blog also

    Hello there. I'm sorry but I cannot accommodate you. I no longer provide free blog review consultations on blog improvement.

    If you want to get opinions from other wordpress.com bloggers then you can post into Showcase forum as that's off-topic in this thread. Here's the link to the Showcase Forum http://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/showcase

  28. I still believe long term its content that counts. The blog has to be useful at least to some people to get returns. Saying that all tips provided here will support this of course. Pick a niche, there is too much general blocking around. blog about what interests you, it can be about Chinese Cars, Persian Cats or Himalayan Tea. Someone will be interested. I have found my niche: http://www.african-music-guide.com

  29. @strphcjnb
    Please do not link drop when you comment.. Posting links to relevant entries that answer the questions posed is allowed, but as we can link our usernames to our blogs dropping links to our blogs when we comment is not allowed.

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