Hit counter/ how to receive traffic

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  • #611230

    So, I just started my blog in the beginning of this week and so far (at least from what I can tell) I have no traffic at all. I guess my question is how do I advertise my blog? I sort of feel like a blogging failure as no one has even viewed my blog yet, no comments, nor poll answers and so on…
    I have already submitted my blog to google, yahoo, delicious and countless other sites, What is the key to getting a blog out there and viewed?
    I would also like to know if there is a way to view how many people have viewed my blog, I have heard talk about hitcounters, however can not find one supported by wordpress, anyone have any ideas on how to tell wether or not a blog has traffic or not?
    Thank you so much, I appreciate your answers!

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

    #611404

    raincoaster
    Member

    Please don’t post the same question twice. As it happens, this question is one we get multiple times a day. There are thousands of posts in the forum about it, so try a forum search for “hits” “get more readers” and related terms, and you’ll find enough to keep you busy.

    As for tracking your readership, that’s easy: on your admin bar at the top of every WP.com page when you’re logged in, just click under My Blogs and the little pop-up will show you options, including Dashboard and Site Stats. Click Site Stats and it’ll show you your built-in WordPress.com stats.

    #611406

    foodjules
    Member

    I want to replace the site title with my own logo. My website is http://www.foodjules.com. Does this theme support my own logo? If not, then what are some themes where I can have my own logo.

    #611407

    raincoaster
    Member

    And please don’t hijack threads with unrelated issues. Use the Search function to locate the answer to your question.

    #611410

    In case you are not sure what to search for, it would require the CSS upgrade and CSS editing experience to change the site title to an image.

    #611413

    Raincoaster I apologize, I am really new to all of this, I am assuming that hijacking a thread means that I asked a question under the wrong thread. Thank you so much for your advice and I will not do it again now that you have made me aware of it. As for posting the same question twice, once again, I am really new to this and searched this thread for my question, did not find it and simply just posted my question, I have alot to learn as I am obviously just learning blogging etiquette but I seriously appreciate your comments even tho I feel as if I am a child being scolded haha! But if no one corrects me then I will never learn so that you for teaching me my first lesson!
    -Sincerely Unsigned

    #611414

    raincoaster
    Member

    No worries. Foodjules hijacked your thread. You didn’t. And I have a brusque way of expressing myself.

    The easiest way to search is the Support page search. That gets staff answers and forum answers:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/

    Once you’ve looked there and maybe clicked on some tags in the tag cloud on the main forum page like Hits, you’ll have lots of tips.

    #611415

    timethief
    Member

    I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/

    About your stats page see here please. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/
    We can use other non-Javascript sounters too.

    1. Visitor tracking on WordPress.com blogs
    2. Real time visitor tracking (non-JavaScript) for blogs
    3. getclicky real time stats for wordpress.com blogs
    #611416

    Raincoaster, I am not attempting to offend you in any way i am just trying to understand, you advised me not to hijack threads, but then you commented under my question with an irrelevant question (that mind you I would answer, if I knew the answer to it haha) is that considered hijacking as well. Once again, I may seem as if I am being “wise” by pointing this out, but i really am just innocently trying to understand the etiquette users of this site expect.

    #611417

    raincoaster ohhhh okay, haha i was so confused, thank you again, you are so helpful, and I like your way of expressing yourself! You are blunt and to the point which is a wonderful trait!

    timethief, thank you as well!

    I appreciate both your responses very much!

    #611485

    foodjules
    Member

    Thank you for your help. I am not quite sure how to even begin a forum question and looked all over support for some insight into my question, but wasn’t able to find anything. It seems very difficult to get in touch with a live person so they could help me so I thought I could ask a question on this forum. Sorry about that.

    Is there a way to get in touch with someone in tech supoprt to help me replace the site title with my logo? Please let me know.

    #611488

    auxclass
    Member

    @foodjules – posting a completely unrelated question into a thread marked “resolved” will get you not much help. You were given guidance above by TSP on what would be needed.

    This is a do it yourself place. You should start your own thread with the proper title if you want help.

    Help is provided mostly by unpaid volunteers who are your fellow bloggers.

    #611489

    foodjules
    Member

    Thank you. I am so new to this that I don’t even know how to start a thread or seek the proper support. I will read above and try my best.

    Thank you to everyone.

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