Does low viewings mean poor content?
If your blogs are not getting any traffic, does this mean the content is poor?
The blog I need help with is messymusingsdotnet.wordpress.com.
Sometimes yes sometimes no
Might also have something to do with a 3 day old blog – it take time to build traffic and it depends on the blog and what you want to do with it.
There are many factors that ho into gaining traffic flow to a blog. If you have heard “build it and they will come” then don’t embrace that notion. There is no such thing as passive blog promotion.
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.
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.
This forum thread also contains useful advice for assigning categories and tags to your posts. It’s of critical importance to note that search spiders are programmed to detect keywords in the text ie. post content. If you create titles, sub-titles, and assign categories and tags containing keywords to your posts, and the search spiders do not find they same keywords in the text, then they COUGH! and the post will appear waaaaaayyyy back in the SERPS (search engine page results.)
Maybe, but not necessarily. It could mean that people have just not found your site yet and you need to do some promotional work. Also, you only have three posts so far, so your site is still young. It takes time to build up search engine ranking, sometimes as much as 6 months or a year.
Here are three links to get you started on getting your site “out there” and in gaining readership.
Bottom line: Keep blogging regularly, and work on some promotional stuff and the readership will increase.
And, there is timethief with the master list. Her site has tons of great information on building a great site and nearly everything to do with blogging.
Thank you for all the comments. I will work on all the above!
Don’t be discouraged. Your writing is clear. It can take 6 months to a year of active blog promotion to build a blog centered community. You need to build an archive of high quality original content and keep adding to it. By effective use of keywords, keyword phrases, Categories and Tags your content will begin to draw organic traffic from search engines after it has been indexed and made available to potential readers, who are using search engines to locate specific content of interest to them.
Next to securing traffic from search engines it is relationships that you create with other bloggers that is where your blog traffic will come from. You need to locate similar blogs to your own by using search utilities in all social media sites, social networking sites, directories and sites that are devoted to that purpose and provide free tools you can use. Then you must read posts on those related blogs in the same niche and comment, comment, comment. Once you have made contact and connected you need to form supportive relationships with other bloggers in order to create a blog centered community around your own blog, while also helping them to build blog centered communities around their blogs.
It sounds like I need to put in the hard work, which I am more than willing to do. I have a passion for writing and haven’t yet begun to explore my creativity. I also find it fascinating to delve into what others have to say. I will continue to read, and get off the sideline and write, write and write!
Yes it’s hard work that results in a blog centered community of regular readers/subscribers, some of whom who will comment. You are going to do fine. :)
Realistically, a three day old blog can expect anywhere from three to a hundred hits, unless you’re savvy about leveraging social networks.
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