Traffic and a new blog

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  • #461954

    atomicgator
    Member

    Hi all, new here and wanted to know how long does it take on average or ball park guess to get some decent traffic over to a new blog? I know every blog is different and assuming I doing the right things with TAGS and social networks and blogging every day.

    What are some of your stories about when it started to turn around? Please share I would love to hear. I’m patient and I’m in for the long haul, but would love to hear some encouraging stories. I was just curious.. Thanks so much.. I’m very happy to be here blogging and learning and reading!

    http://atomicgator.wordpress.com
    My Entertainment news and sports comedy blog

    ~Rich

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

    #462067

    I can’t answer your main question, but I can tell you one thing re “assuming I doing the right things with TAGS”: tags and categories are one and the same thing, so there’s no point in using the same word or phrase as both a tag and a category, plus you may run into technical problems if you do.

    #462077

    atomicgator
    Member

    Thanks, yeah i think i was overlapping some. I’ll make sure to not duplicate them anymore thanks.

    #462082

    timethief
    Member

    There is no average timeframe. The skill of the blogger as a writer varies from blogger to blogger as does their ability to promote their blogs effectively. to attract an audience varies from blogger to blogger.

    perhaps you will benefit from reading the information found in these posts:
    Blog promotion Basics
    Mastering Shameless Blog Promotion
    Simply click my username and use the searchbox to locate the posts. or go to my Popular Posts page, find the titles there under Blog Promotion.

    #462085

    i was just reading here and as panaghiotisadam said i’m using both in posts so am i doing wrong as well , harry

    #462094

    timethief
    Member

    @harry
    You can use both categories and tags in any post, just do not use the same word as both a Category and a Tag.

    #462096

    ok thats a lot clearer , ta harry

    #462111

    timethief
    Member

    @harry,
    Good. :) If you need more clarity you could read my post titled: Blogging Tips: Tag to Increase Traffic

    #462149

    raincoaster
    Member

    It depends what you mean by “decent traffic.”

    I’ve got a blog that’s two years old that I haven’t put much effort into popularizing that’s getting between 100 and 200 hits a day. I have a blog that’s four years old that’s been ranked in the top 15,000 blogs on the web and is currently averaging between 2000 and 3000 hits a day. I have another blog I started at the end of February which is averaging 300-400 hits a day, but spikes as high as 3000 some days.

    #462167

    garrykou
    Member

    Write short, yet interesting and fascinating posts~
    As for the traffic, I suggest registering at blog directories online.
    Work done by mouth are not bad, with a decent snowball effect too!
    BEST OF LUCK FROM me TO YOU!

    #462195

    timethief
    Member

    In blogging content is king and marketing is queen. If you write high quality original content and promote it then the result may be an increase in organic traffic, or not. If it’s not easy to locate your content in search engines then there will be no increase in new traffic. Thus, what determines success is two things:

    • whether or not your content is found, and
    • whether or not the readers who do find it become subscribers.

    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/08/04/basic-seo-elements-for-bloggers/

    Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

    1. 1. Purchase a domain name.
    2. 2. Write at least five high quality original major “pillar” posts of timeless value to readers. And, continue to publish 3 – 5 new articles per week.
    3. 3. Trackback and link to other authoritative blogs in the same niche in your blog posts, and deep link to your own earlier posts.
    4. 4. Start commenting on other blogs in the same niche as your own daily and keep it up.
    5. 5. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog.
    6. 6. Encourage comments on your own blog and reply to them as soon as possible.
    7. 7. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival.
    8. 8. Submit your blog to selected blog directories with high PageRanks, understanding that joining directories is primarily done to get backlinks as they provide very little traffic. Join online forums and groups and make valuable contributions to discussions.
    9. 9. Submit original articles (no duplicate content) to article directories.
    10. 10. Become a guest author on blogs in your own niche with high PageRanks.

    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/11/07/blog-promotion-basics/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/27/mastering-shameless-blog-promotion/

    #462231

    atomicgator
    Member

    All great Ideas, I look forward to exploring them all… Thx so much…

    ~Rich

    #462234

    timethief
    Member
    #462238

    holy cow, raincoaster- I must really be doing everything wrong. On April 2nd my blog will be a year old and I average maybe 40 hits a day. This is making me even more frustrated :(

    #462240

    nigelng91
    Member

    Thanks for the tips timethief. Will surely try them out.

    #462242

    dianeswords
    Member

    this is great info. i’m not very techy so some of the info about things i need to read up on but this was very useful. i’ve only been blogging now for 3 weeks or so and am getting around 100/hits/day so i’m feeling ok about how i’m doing. putting photos on has really upped my number of hits.

    #462254

    timethief
    Member

    @nigelng91 and dianeswords
    You’re both welcome and do not be discouraged. In the final analysis as we do not blog for bucks a small number of regular readers who occasionally comment is worth far more than a followers list a mile long of those who don’t visit, subscribe or comment.

    #462258

    i would be very happy with 20/30 hits a day :)

    #462262

    poorjames
    Member

    Wow, nothing about the quality of the writing or of the content. Personally, I’ve read some rather ignorant bloggers and wonder why they continue – maybe out of need to put words on paper.

    If content is of interest to me, and the writing is quality, I may come back to that blog. If not, I won’t.

    The biggest turn off for me is moderated Comments – if someone doesn’t want comments then moderate them and I won’t even post. Who wants to watch the righter become the critic of the reader – YUK!

    #462263

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you think there’s nothing in this thread about the quality of writing or content, you need to read it again.

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