How do I get people to view my site

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  • #2978412

    Hi, I write a sewing blog, admittedly its a bit random when I post. I don’t get many visitors to my site. Any tips on how to get more interest. I’m not sure if I use the tags properly.
    Any advice would be gratefully received.

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

    #2978532

    Hello!

    I think this is what you’re looking for right here: https://learn.wordpress.com/get-connected/

    I hope that helps, and let me know if you have any other questions!

    #2978546

    Great thanks Ill have a read through :)

    #2978550

    I’m not sure if I’m tagging properly, do I use the # as well ie #sewing or should I be using “sewing” – does it make any difference. Apologies as my knowledge of blogging is minimal

    #2978649

    Hello again,

    The hash is not necessary.. just ‘sewing’ is fine. Be sure to add a few other relevant tags as well.

    Here’s another guide that’s more specific to tagging: https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/

    I hope that helps, and let me know if you have any other questions!

    #2978652

    timethief
    Member

    To increase traffic see:
    Getting More Views and Traffic
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    Ebook: Grow Your Traffic, Build Your Blog
    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/ebook-grow-traffic/

    Are you looking for feedback on your blog? This could range from the design of the site to the actual content of a post. You can get feedback from our Community Pool:
    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/community-pool/

    Also, if you just want to connect with other bloggers, get inspired, build your brand, and get inside tips from the folks who bring you WordPress.com, take a look at our Blogging University here:
    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/

    All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages and in the WordPress.com Reader can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    Have you consulted that support doc? Please make sure that you do.

    #2978653

    timethief
    Member

    Posts display in the Reader for 60 days only.

    You need to edit the existing posts and remove the excess tags/categories from your posts.

    All of your posts are here
    http://osgerbycollection.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

    All of your pages are here
    http://osgerbycollection.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page

    Hover of a page title or post title and click the Edit link.

    Edit pages https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#edit-a-page
    Go Back and Edit Posts https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/#go-back-and-edit-posts

    #2978655

    timethief
    Member

    Quick Tips for Selecting Categories and Tags

    1. Categories and Tags are one or two (sometimes three) words keywords (i.e. terms potential readers would be likely to use if they searched your site).

    If you wanted to find your blog post then which terms would you search for? Use those terms as your categories and tags.

    2. Think in terms of from “broad” to “narrow”. Categories are keywords that define broad topic headings.Tags are keywords are more specific terms indicating what a post is about.

    3. Categories and Tags are treated the same way by search engines so avoid duplication. Do not use the same the same keyword or keyword phrase as both Categories and Tags. Do not use keywords already found in the post title and the text as Categories and Tags.

    (a) Assigning the same keywords or keyword phrases to the same post makes one appear to be a spamdexer AKA tag spammer trying to game search engine results.

    (b) Category and tag duplication has a negative effect when it comes to blog organization and you can end up with an awful mess you need to edit in the future. Worse still, editing categories and tags amounts to deletions and deletions mean broken links in search engine search results.

    (c) Remember that readers ought to be able to click one link for a single term (Category or Tag) and find all relevant articles in your blog quickly and easily. Assigning the same terms as both Categories and Tags results in duplicated search results that will be frustrating for readers who are searching your blog.

    4. Know that “less is more”. The aim is to use the least combined number of relevant keywords or phrases as possible to accurately describe the contents of any post.

    5. Ask yourself: Which three keywords describe your post’s topic, content and message?

    #2978656

    timethief
    Member

    re: wordpress.com blog subscriptions

    All that’s required to follow any blog hosted by wordpress.COM is exactly what you were required to provide to register here, and that is a valid email address that the published posts can be sent to.

    Here subscribers control their own subscriptions and frequency of receipt of posts from sites they subscribe to. We cannot act on their behalf.

    You can set up email subscriptions here > Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Follow Blog Widget by using this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    Widgets can be configured to appear only on certain pages (or be hidden on certain pages) by clicking on the Visibility button.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/#widget-visibility

    We have a subscription shortcode which you can make use of. The help page on it is right here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/blog-subscription-shortcode/ You can also include the subscription shortcode at the end of every post you publish.

    Here is the link to the guide you must use for mailchimp https://en.support.wordpress.com/mailchimp

    Additional information:
    You can create a Subscribe page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ add and customize a contact form with multiple fields, change the email address where you’ll be notified, and mark feedbacks as spam from your dashboard on that page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    Read more at https://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=following

    #2978709

    Thanks for all the help – lots of reading to do.
    What about getting on the Reader, I don’t seem to get published there, is this an automatic thing?

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