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Traffic and a new blog

  1. @strphcjnb, these forums are for WordPress.com blogs. I noticed your site is a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.

    The WordPress.org "Your WordPress" forum is a more appropriate place to be posting in regard to your http://www.african-music-guide.com site:

    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/11

  2. saratheintrepid
    Member

    the people who read tellme my content is good, but I'am not getting any more hits. I am only semi-understanding of allthe SEO, etc etc. would welcome any constuctive critism:

    saratheintrepid.wordpress.com

  3. I write my blog for me to "unwind", kind of a diary but not private.

  4. @enddo
    Many bloggers have diary or jouranl style blogs that they are seeking to attract readers to. This is a thread that we can post suggestions for traffic promotion approaches into, but your comment doesn't contain any traffic promotion ideas. :(

  5. theproducerexperiment
    Member

    I noticed wordpress.com doesn't have a widget so readers can "share" your blog on facebook / twitter / digg etc.

    I wanted to have a share button at the end of each of my posts, to see if by sharing it, readers would improve my traffic. after a bit of searching around I found this article about how to do it:

    http://raincoastermedia.com/2007/07/15/social-bookmarking-links/

    it works really well, and is quite simple...basically, you cut and paste some html at the end of each of your posts.

    I know nothing about html, but managed to tweak it so it only displayed facebook, digg and delicious buttons, which are all I'm interested in.

    enjoy, and come check out my blog! I started it last week, and have averaged 170 hits the last two days due to a funny article I wrote about the BBC...

  6. @theproducerexperiment
    That's a good post dating back to 2007. An up-to-date review of the various forms of social bookmarks we can use on wordpress.com blogs are reviewed and illustrated here. >
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/04/08/social-bookmarks-for-wordpress-com-blogs/
    Note that only the getsociallive bookmarks will auto update your Twitter and Facebook accounts immediately following publication of a post.

  7. Yes, I wrote that post theproduceexperiment is referring to, and now I use http://getsociallive.com every post I make. It seriously increased not only my hits but my reach, as now my readers find it easy to pass my works around.

  8. theproducerexperiment
    Member

    wow, just tried getsociallive...amazing! i'd seen it mentioned on a couple of forums but hadn't followed it up as I thought you needed a self hosted blog. but it's so much quicker and easier than the way I mentioned before.

    @ raincoaster: incedently, thanks for the post back in 2007! I'm just not up to speed with the techno kids...

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