no shows in topics you've tagged

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  • #825745

    timethief
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    The solution to the single spacing issue is found Writing and Formatting Poetry where Staff have rpovided some good documentation for us to use.

    You can find a brief summary with relevant links in it too. > WordPress Formatting and Spacing

    P.S. On one hand, as raincoaster an I have previously stated the traffic flow from the global tags pages is negligible. On the other, every properly structured, accessible and frequently updated blog gets a significant traffic flow from Google searches.

    #825746

    cyberator
    Member

    I’ve found a solution to single spacing TT. I’ve said that. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about something like this

    http://psychpoet.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/the-write-i-dance/

    #825747

    cyberator
    Member

    that took allot of time to do and it never showed up in poems or poetry.

    I also got word from staff. this is what they said about the poem I just posted with only 4 tags and it still didn’t show up.

    “If you mean the latest poem, you picked some very popular tags. Results on popular tag pages are randomized, otherwise (out of 31 million blogs) they’d be nothing but posts made in the last minute.”

    so in other words it IS a crap shoot on WP whether you post is ever seen or not.

    #825748

    cyberator
    Member

    I’m sorry TT. I just don’t know what this means.

    P.S. On one hand, as raincoaster an I have previously stated the traffic flow from the global tags pages is negligible. On the other, every properly structured, accessible and frequently updated blog gets a significant traffic flow from Google searches.

    #825789

    @cyberator – a question: are you concerned about tags because you think it’s going to get you a readership? If so, there are better ways of finding readers and the best one is simply to comment on other people’s posts. That way other bloggers will see your gravatar (picture and public user ID) and the blog you’ve linked to it, and they will surf into your blog from it.

    To get readers, you need to concentrate far more on building a community of blogs you visit and having those bloggers and their readers visit you, than on tags.

    Also, when people comment, you need to reply to their comments.

    These days, blogging is far more about community than about just putting ones stuff in a blog and hoping someone will find it.

    #825790

    @cyberator – if you like, I can let you have links to some other poets on WordPress to get you started.

    #825855

    cyberator
    Member

    Hi bird. Thanks for your advise. It seems that would be the only way since WP refuses to adress this issue. I have pretty much proven to them that there is a feed issue with my one blog and their response is to give me a link to supposedly help me better shop my blog around rather than address the technical issue with their site. So this one blog which is for poems cannot show up in their category as poems. I don’t know how it would ever get seen then. They closed out that thread. I wonder what they do for work? I wonder what does occupy their time.

    I cut down the number of tags as has been suggested to “poem”, “poetry”, “creative writing”, “writing”. Still none of my blogs were posting in “poems”. Not ever yet all were posting in “poetry” every single time.

    They sent me the link to shop my blog around and told me they have 31 million blogs and you can’t expect to show up all the time. I told them I’m never showing up and I see others show up consistently every day.

    I then figure on my own to change the tag I was using from “poem” to “poems” and it worked. Now two of my three blogs are posting there every single time. Every time. Every single time. So much for the 31 million sold. None for the third blog. None. Ever.

    I said they could easily track this by noting what day I told them I changed from tagging “poem” to “poems” and then tracking every single post that was posted from two of my blogs posted every single time. Every one. Every time. None for the third which was posting with the same exact “poems” tag. I also posted a few test posts with the same content on the third blog then posted the same thing right after on another blog and the third wouldn’t post it but the other did. Every single time without ever failing to do so.

    They closed the thread.

    Speaks volumes to me.

    #825856

    timethief
    Member

    I have been here almost 6 years and raincaoster has been here a couple of months longer than I have. This IMNHO is a tempest in a teapot issue because the global tag pages have never and do not now deliver any sigificant traffic flow to blogs. No sooner than we publish others from all over the world publish too and that means our posts fall off the front page of the most popular Tags pages in no time at all. It’s Google that delivers traffic to blogs. It’s our commenting on other blogs that results in traffic to our blogs. It’s social media and social networking sites that we invest our time and energy into that result in traffic to our blogs. IMNHO you ought to invest your time and energy where it counts.

    #825857

    raincoaster
    Member

    Showing on the tag pages has not been consistent and guaranteed for about a year now. We just have to get used to it, unfortunately; staff aren’t going to change it back to where every post shows on every tag page.

    Also, I second what TT said: Tag pages are NOT a good source of views. I got something like 900 views from Google yesterday and not one from a tag page. Since they no longer confer SEO on our blogs, they are more or less pointless. I use them only so people can navigate around my blog the way they like.

    #825858

    @cyberator – the proof of the pudding is in the eating (as we say here in the UK). Has having had your tags show up on the global tag page got you any comments? If not, you need to address the issue the ways I suggested.

    @timethief and raincoaster: for me, hits count for nothing wherever they come from, unless they comment. Without comments, a blog sucks. Well, to me, it does, anyway.

    #825859

    cyberator
    Member

    please excuse me since I’m at work and haven’t read all your comments yet but I get what you’re saying and I’m not disagreeing with it.

    I have received all my comments from the tagged results from WP pages. To answer one question. Only one comments from another blog outfit. Tumblr. Only one does.

    I have an issue of “liking” things I really don’t just to draw likes to me. I’m sure that’s not what you’re suggesting in total bird but I’m just saying. I do respond to all comments.

    My main point is not if Tags are the most affective at anything. It’s the obvious disregard from “support” when the issue is obvious. I don’t know how much more a thing can be proven than it was. I still don’t have any posts from that blog showing up. yet since correcting the “poem” to “poems” on the other blogs, each and every post shows up all the time ever time. Regardless of the 31 mill blogs.

    #825860

    cyberator
    Member

    I should further clarify to bird that I do get your point and will follow the advise. I just had that one point to it is all. Thanks for the advise though. I will try to do that.

    #825861

    cyberator
    Member

    how does the Google attention actually work though. People doing like “poetry blog” searches or “wordpress poetry blogs” or something like that. Then going through all the results that come up? Or is the something else I’m not aware of that shortcuts it a bit.

    #825862

    raincoaster
    Member

    Google does not use WordPress.com tags at all.

    #825863

    cyberator
    Member

    I know this rc. I was asking when you say Google responses, exactly what are you referring to. The standard Google search someone may do for a blog. I myself, have never done that.

    #825864

    timethief
    Member
    #825865

    cyberator
    Member

    I did just try a Google search on “poetry blogs” and came up with a few interesting sites I should explore.

    #825866

    cyberator
    Member

    I think I’m a bit familiar with that thread TT since that was the one I was referring to when I said staff would be of no help. Have a look at the one below that I was meaning when I said the hours with no reply

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/my-blog-looks-different-on-firefox-now?replies=2

    #825867

    cyberator
    Member

    if you go through the link you’ve supplied us, you’ll notice that yes, I became a little frustrated, I think justifiably when each thing they tried to rely on was disproven and they’re only response was to ignore.

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