Sources Bringing Blog Traffic

Following on from my last post Stumbleupon is now getting much better results for 67 Not Out than with Reddit. The stats above show referrals from them for the last month – this works out at about 890 per week or 127 daily. As I’ve written previously most blog directories don’t bring in many referrals, if any, though their inbound links are useful towards search engine ratings. I have, however, been getting referrals okay from blogtopsites – nothing massive but a worthwhile number. She Told Me is also sending referrals and is useful for getting a bit of publicity for individual blog posts. It appears that you can enter posts everytime you publish a new one. As with any blog it’s always useful to leave links wherever you can – even if they are only likely to bring in an extra couple of hits per day. They all add up. It’s no good just relying on one or two sources for referrals, just in case something goes wrong and the hits drop off dramatically. Good luck with your blogging, Mike. Russian Secret Device Stores Psychic Energy

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How To Get An Extra 1000 Referrals A Week

I’ve been dabbling in all sorts of ways to get traffic to my newest blog 67 Not Out . The results have been mixed but I have found out a way which is bringing me in a regular extra 1000 referrals a week. No doubt you have heard of Stumbleupon and Reddit before – most within blogging probably have. I’d used them before but without a great deal of success, even though I read up on the supposed ‘secrets’ from other blogmasters. Some say that with Stumbleupon, for instance, the way forward is to get lots of friends (subscriptions) and with Reddit you need high karma (their rating points system). I’ve got neither of these! I have only 10 friends/subscriptions on Stumbleupon and only a karma of 200 on Reddit. But as you can see below, from my stats, I’ve had over 1000 referrals from them in the last 7 days. Perhaps if I did have more friends/karma I would have done better – I don’t know about this at the present time. To get the extra 1000 referrals all I have done is to submit a post from my blog to both Stumbleupon and Reddit every single day. And consistency is now be paying off. With Stumbleupon I also stumble two or three other blogs or website’s posts every day as well. This way it doesn’t look as if I’m only promoting my own stuff. A few other stumbles a day only takes a few minutes. With Reddit I follow the same procedure and also submit other blogs and websites, besides my own, each day. Now, from what I can see, there are some very strange folk on Reddit who like nothing better to mark your submissions down, no matter how good they are. I asked one member why he did this and he answered, “Because I can.” They no doubt have ulterior motives. At first this used to annoy me immensely but now I accept that this happens and don’t worry about my karma. Just like I don’t get annoyed by some of the stupid / insulting comments some Reddit members leave. With Reddit the main way to success is a good title for the posts you submit. It doesn’t have to be the proper blog title, you can use something completely different. If it’s catchy and sounds interesting you’ll get traffic. As I have already said, perhaps if I fully followed what some of the self styled ‘experts’ suggest I’d get an even better response from Stumbleupon and Reddit. For the time being though, I’m happy to get 1000 referrals a week from them. Some might say that such referrals aren’t quality traffic. I still maintain, however, that all traffic is good traffic – and it’s definitely better than little traffic! Good luck, Mike. 67 Not Out : The blog about coincidences, synchronicity and other bizarre mysteries.

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Blog Traffic From Reddit, Blogcatalog and Twitter

Looking at stats for my newest blog 67 Not Out it’s interesting to see where the blog’s referrals originate. Times have changed since I first started blogging and now it seems that the likes of Reddit , blogcatalog , Twitter and similar sites can’t be ignored. The argument against them is usually that the traffic isn’t necessarily good traffic – but it’s definitely better than not having it! With Reddit, for example, if you do it properly, you should get between 40 and 150 referrals in a day for blog posts submitted (you need a good, catchy title – it doesn’t have to be the same as the one on your blog for the same post). If you are lucky you could get more traffic than this but the figures I have suggested are what I’ve been getting on average without too much effort. And that’s the draw back with such sites – it can take effort and/or time. You need to network. I haven’t been overdoing it – time wise – with 67 Not Out . I just go to Reddit, blogcatalog and Twitter once a day. I’ve never used these previously to generate traffic but, as you can see by the chart on the right, they are now important referral sources for the blog. Reddit is a strange site for two reasons. Firstly, sometimes my post submissions don’t get listed properly and therefore draw a blank with referrals. It seems they have some sort of spam catcher that catches even genuine posts. So when I submit a post to Reddit I immediately go to the ‘What’s New’ section to ensure the post has been accepted properly. It should show up within minutes. If it’s not listed, something has gone wrong, probably it’s been caught up in the spam catcher’s net. If it has I leave things for a while and then delete the entry and later I try again. The other strange thing about Reddit is that posts can be voted up and down by other members. Well this isn’t strange, but the fact that lots of people delight in downvoting perfectly good posts, is. But you have to accept this – they probably have some agenda in downvoting. With blogcatalog it’s necessary to get noticed and the best way seems to be by joining in with their forum. Mind you, all forums can generate traffic. As for Twitter it’s not my cup of tea really – too much spam and pointless tweets. But, as you can see, it creeps into my top 10 referrers for 67 Not Out . I’m also now trying Stumbleupon but I haven’t fully mastered this as yet. I did get 80+ referrals for one post but most of the others only had one or two. Time willing I’ll work on this.

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