This is 1 of 51 posts on my reblog or linkback project. Great post by Scott Berkun at WordPress News about how to get more traffic when you first start out on your blog and a good refresher for those of us that have been blogging for a year or more. This was posted on 7/28/2011. He has also recently wrote another posts about how to get more comments on your blog. Both are good reads! Cheers!
As soon as a blogger publishes their first post, their first question is: Where’s all my traffic? Everyone assumes they’re the only one seeking attention, when in truth nearly everyone is. It takes time to build an audience and no one gets much traffic without putting in the effort.
Here at WordPress.com we want you to get more traffic, and we build features and services to help. It’s been awhile since we’ve told you about them, so here are our top recommendations:
- Update your About Page. One of the first things visitors to your site will want to know is something about who you are. If you don’t update your About page to include a short bio, and they find a generic page instead, they’ll be disappointed. But if you briefly explain (two paragraphs is plenty) what the blog is about, and who you are, they’ll be more likely…
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