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Wow, no likes OR comments today.

  1. I didn't think my post today was so bad, but kind of shocking not to get at least a few likes or comments from my regular readers. They must all be voting today.

    The blog I need help with is themainland.net.

  2. I am sad that they hide them now. ..and you have to push comments to see em. :(
    But I will check your blog out now!

  3. Hmmmmmmm - the last two days have been slower than last week for me too - as most of my readers are from the USA - is there voting happening? We don't get to hear about these things in our media. I haven't seen it on Twitter. I know the toradoes caused a lot of problems.

  4. Yes, there have been lots of tornadoes and today 10 states vote in primary elections. Figures the combo of the 2 would wipe out 90% of my fan base.

  5. That could explain it. Not much change, just down about 50 page views the last two days.

    But then I am not as popular as you! :)

  6. How many views did you get, and were your posts the kind of thing that raises questions or the kind that answers them? The former get more responses.

  7. I think there is something wrong today with the stats. My numbers actually went down during the day!

  8. My views and comments actually went up today. Life is weird.

  9. The forum is DEAD. I'd say traffic is down for some reason overall to WP.com.

  10. True, true raincoaster. The forums have been dead lately, but my traffic is still spiking.

  11. The forum died a while ago.

  12. Too true.

  13. Well, on the UP side, I just had a new reader spend over two hours on my site reading 30 posts. Loving the love! :)

  14. Whenever I post something stats are lifted up. Sometimes stats are frozen and somtimes there appear numerous views. These fluctuations are normal.

  15. Looking for ways to increase my viewers, my stats seem way down today too, but then again, I'm a newbie and still learning!

  16. Zilch on stats today. Ah, what the heck, I'll just keep plodding on. ;)

  17. @sherrylcook
    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.

  18. For what it's worth, my stats are down about 80% from yesterday. I thought it was just one of those days but it's a bit unusual.

  19. Thank you Timethief, I will certainly try to swallow all of that information, digest it and hopefully feed my brain with the knowledge that you have served. Hopefully get the word to more people. again....thank you!

  20. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;

    If I had a strategy.. there are times I wonder. :)

  21. I had a social networking time management strategy but I came undone and I don't know what to do about that now. I'm still recovering from my health issues so developing a new one is on hold for me.

  22. I've had the grand total of.............three views today. Ah well, it's still only 21:39 so time yet!!

  23. Ha, my blog only has about 5 regulars per new post and those are from friends I know. I don't really know how to promote or market my blog. I really only do it for personal fun.

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