Appearing on WordPress

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  • #1031106

    Hey guys! I was just wondering what I need to do in order to appear on either the “Freshly Pressed” or “Topics” Sites; in this example, on the Travel or Kilimanjaro Tags.

    Just posted something with the Tags Travel & Kilimanjaro and it does not show up there, for example here:

    http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/kilimanjaro/

    This is the post I’m talking about, shouldn’t it come up there since I added the Tags?

    http://chrisontour84.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/kilimanjaro-report-video-coming-this-friday/

    Thanks for enlightening me!

    Cheers
    Chris

    The blog I need help with is chrisontour84.wordpress.com.

    #1031233

    raincoaster
    Member

    To appear on Freshly Pressed, you need to be the choice of the handful of editors of that page, out of about 35 million blogs. It’s a completely arbitrary decision by a group of editors what they choose to feature.

    These are some reasons you might not be showing on tag pages. http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    #1031270

    Hey, thanks for that! Is there any way to contact these to apply for the freshly pressed once I finished My Kili Blog?

    Also checked the reasons on the missing posts page, none of them apply so I’m very puzzled :(

    Thanks,
    Chris

    #1031275

    raincoaster
    Member

    You don’t apply. They choose what they want.

    As for the tag issue, lots of people are reporting the same. I’ll flag this.

    #1031283

    Great, thanks for letting me know. I hope there will be a solution for it soon, but I doubt it will happen before Friday when I release my entry :( Was hoping for some bigger audience to reach here since the Showcase Forum is closed.

    Cheers
    Chris

    #1031295

    I just re posted my last kili news to see if it would work today – still same result.

    http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/travel/ (should match my category)

    This URL Shows a ton of new posts coming in every second, while

    http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/kilimanjaro/ (should match my tag)

    still shows an old one about kili.

    I really hope this can be fixed :(

    #1031297

    timethief
    Member

    raincoaster and I have been here for over 6 years and we are here to tell you that the flow of traffic from the Topics pages in negligible at best. What’s more? Well, I do believe there are so many posts being published at any time that the display of posts under the most popular Topics pages is probably randomized. It’s search engines like Google that send significant flow of traffic to blogs.

    #1031308

    But there has not been a new entry for the Kilimanjaro tag for example, it should at least show up there?

    #1031312

    Just released my post and it does not show up in any of the 5 tags or the category :(

    Very sad, since it is hard to get some new readers if this does not work.

    Cheers
    Chris

    #1031317

    Hey Raincoster, is there any chance to fix this bug until next friday?

    #1031318

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t believe there is a bug.

    #1031319

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. But I flagged this thread for a Staff response anyway.

    #1031320

    Hi chrisontour84,

    Can you try looking at that topic again? Your latest blog post is there in the Reader, just about 5 or 6 posts down.

    Let me know if you still aren’t seeing it.

    #1031322

    Hey there,

    I still cant see it at http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/kilimanjaro/ or the travel tag. Where should i see it?

    Thanks!

    #1031323

    auxclass
    Member

    7th entry down for me

    #1031324

    raincoaster
    Member

    I see it as well. Wouldn’t it be bizarre if there were a bug where you couldn’t see your own posts on the tag pages?

    #1031325

    timethief
    Member

    I saw it earlier too and I’m not going to look for it again.

    @chrisontour84
    Try clearing your browser cache and cookies.
    http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    If your browser version is outdated you can upgrade it here > http://browsehappy.com/

    #1031326

    jmmnewaov2
    Member

    The trick is to reload the page –
    Publish your post.
    Quickly go the Reader.
    Click Explore topics. Find the correct topic. Click it.
    When the page loads, it should display your just published post – but sometimes the search can’t be performed that quickly.

    If you don’t see it at the top of the page or just a few items down.
    Click on Explore topics again. Find the topic you want and click it again.

    On the second pass, your post should be visible. I’ve done this for a few months now and it always works. I always find my posts.

    #1031327

    Great, can see it now. Thanks!

    #1031332

    Just uploaded my 2nd part and this time everything worked without any problems! :) Got a lot of “likes” instantly, never had that before hehe.

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