Hi All, I decided to start a blog about places one could travel to in my home country as a test case. Can anyone wiith blog exxperience let me know how many posts one should aim for per day and for how many days before it will start to generate a readerbase or even get search traffic.Any advicce on this kind of blog would be most appreciative.
You should probably not do more in one day than what you can keep up with in the long run. I think it's best to publish on a schedule. If ppl know you publish every Wednesday and Friday they are more likely to come back. It's not unlike a TV series. You need to build up a habit.
I've found that being keyword-conscious and publishing regularly eventually pays off (in terms of traffic).
This good advice.I didn't think about it that way. If the blog is targeted to specific traffic, it would be wise to make sure the content is relevant to the title of the blog and to remain on course. I think using Waynes idea of a year and 2 posts a day should give about 700 in its first year which is more thna the number of hubs i think i can churn out in year one.
I read a hub about the 10 most successful blogs in terms of revenue and most seemed to have started between 2000 and 2003.That means 6 years to get to the top and generate about a million relevant page views a month.Its actually quite achievable if i think about the traffic that hubs get on a daily basis.
Ok. Going to snooze now so dont think Im rude by not replying.Will check back later.Any reponse or advice most welcome.Thanks Hubbers.
Dale, I have started a blog with blogger today too.
It doesnt look like it has even been indexed yet.... has yours?
As I purchased a domain, it takes a few days before they can index it I believe.... still got public service ads on mine.
Thanks for the feedback Ryan.It seems like the most popular platform to use and the easiest.
I dont see it appearing as yet but will keep checking the day after every few posts.
Good luck. I beleive your idea to get Ryankett .com is a good one as it seems most of the guys in the top 2% market themselves as being their primary product and an expert in their fields.It must surely give readers and followers confidence in knowing an actual person is behind the knowledge as opposed to a website name on the topic.
Thanks for sharing all your expertise in the forums.
The way I've always tackled blogs is to separate your blog posts into sections(or categories) and think of each post as a doorway to your blog, so with each post you have specific keywords or labels for them and that will make each blog post unique and potentially indexable in the search engines for a specific keyword phrase.
It takes a long while for any new blog to be considered highly read and subscribed too, you may want to aim for small milestones or something to help towards some type of blogging plan...this could be up to 6 months to a year to reach the type of milestones you set for yourself.
I know the ranking of blogger blogs is very quick due to it's attachment to Google and the more you write and organize your own blogs content, the better the search engines will organically give you some good page result rankage!
Thanks for your great advice about blogging again Wayne, greatly appreciated. Dont worry, I have been researching keywords quite a lot.... its great how I can write a summary of one of my hubpages, but use different keywords, and then backlink to my article..... thus increasing my potential traffic to my hubpage by competing for other search phrases.
I was wondering today, about the tagging. In hubpages the tagging is solely internal, are my blogger tags capable of driving search engine traffic? How should I approach my blogger tags?
Would be very grateful for any advice that you have on that aspect.
I thought I would start with the cities first and as our country is well known for keep lions and elephants in our back gardens(myth), I would use the game parks as a major draw for traffic and because we have so many outdoor living facilities, focus on the 20 - 40 years traveller and some of the fun things they could expect to do.
I saw that google had acquired blogger into its fold and hope this helps as you mentioned.
As far as goals are concerned, i understand now what you are saying aand have decided that in order to receive merit for the blog, it would be better to focus on getting 200 quality destinations to visit and then return to index them in unison to get a good test result and then try different tactics.Your'e right about the goals view. You always get blinded by the income potential of neew projects.
Always good to hear your advice Wayne.
On first inspection the blogger labels seem like they would be making your blog posts indexed, but when you click on them, you go to blog posts only within your own blog, so the Blogger labels ot tags are really to categorize your own content and for others who visit to find relevant posts you may have through your blog.
Having said this though, I always write my blog posts according to my blogger labels and have some sort of relevancy there with specific keywords along with the blog titles and especially image alt tags too.
So just keep writing and making your blog posts relevant to each other, so for example if you write about gold jewelry, you could create your own internal link system linking to anything new or archive you've ever written on gold jewelry...Google seems to look for highly relevant pages and content and sifts through all the spam and garbage better these days.
Hope that helps somewhat!
As it is more in what you write in your blog posts that really matters
I have a few blogger blogs. I just checked Analytics for one of them. It turns out that I published my first post on it on 1/5/08. By 2/1/08 I was getting 100+ visits per week. By 5/1/08, I was getting a minimum of 1,500 visits/week, and it's only gone up, up, up from there. I don't have a feel for whether that's 'quick' or not, but I was sure proud! And that was with NO intentional SEO. I didn't even know what keyword research was then!
And it really all happened by accident. It's a foodie blog, and I thought that in order to be successful you had to be involved in the online foodie community. So I got it together and read blog after blog after freaking blog, commented away and sucked up to everyone. (Yeah, I'll be honest about it. It wasn't quite the same as reading hubs here. The hubs are actually diverse and interesting!)
Turns out that to make money, you really need to be focused on 'consumers' -- not, in my case, the foodie community. But what that did do for me that I didn't realize at the time was build up a huge, strong network of one-way backlinks via the comments, being placed on blogrolls and having my site referenced from high PR and very relevant sites. A very tight, targeted niche with quality content didn't hurt either!
I wouldn't call it *sucking up* it's more of *networking* leaving backlinks pointing to your blog does help build traffic. excellent point made.
I have a series of blogger blogs, I think I have maybe 10 or 11 now, that mirrors my work at hubpages. The sole purpose being to just drive traffice to hubpages. I use the same use the same key tags both places.
Tag pages, from both HP and the blogger blogs, show up in the search results of google and yahoo. So I don't believe that the tags are for internal navigation only. For every hub, I blog atleast 5 times at this series of blogger blogs.
I usually hit each blog several times a day. Google is there within the hour to update it.
While it wasn't my intent to make blogger blogs a part of my revenue stream, I'm starting to make adsense revenue from them.
For a freebie, I think blogger blogs are fantastic.
This is an awesome strategy.Thanks for shedding some light on the mapping idea.It makes sense to set it up this way.I hope you dont mind if i use this way too.Time management seems to get more and more critical the more you build your online presence.
You're welcome. Go for it. Yes as you build your online empire working efficiently is soooo important. It's also important to be consistent for months at a time. So if you committ to a hubbing and blogging strategy, you've got to do it every day - several times a day. But I found that it pays off as quickly as anything else that I've done online.
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