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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:03pm On May 16, 2016
kelvinnaira:
I never wan talk yet, just observing.. Vicky and brian.... Interesting 2..
I think you both should change your blogs name now before its too late.
@vicky.. Unless you have a future plan for ur blog (like maybe u wish to expand and make it a news portal in d next few years..)

@Brian... Urs is carrying a family name coupled with a character, unless its you and your brothers and sisters that re interestingly running ur blog, (and maybe make it a family business) you should be thinking branding and know what to do if you have been reading neil and his quicksprout...

If you ve also been reading Brian Dean, you should knw his outreach link building strategies will not be easy for you to carry out. No authority site will like your domain name, doesnt show authority..

I nor dey insult una oo.. I know say una be bosses oo.. I be learner

will be participating on this thread soon...

Hi Kelvin

Thanks for the frank talk.

i really appreciate it.

Good you noticed i said i read neil and the rest.

But you should know, my niche area ain't a large niche, so some of the things Neil and Brian teach might not work for me.
i have already done the research and know what my total organic volume looks like from the keywords my persona's are looking for, thus optimizing my site for them.

I know they don't hang out at any of the authority sites in Nigeria that cover my niche, so going after authority sites that are not focused on my niche is won't work for me.(of which they are just 1 for my niche the others are blog posts for which i am in talks with those bloggers on an affiliate program via my site that will help them while doing guestposting for them)

The idea behind my name and not the brand Palm Permutations, is quite simple. just like neilpatel.com is known for SEO, content development and internet marketing. Thus do i want The Ahamefula to be known for Oil Palm.

Yes accepted it would have been better to brand for Palm Permutations, But i like my name more and it gives it's authority so that my visitors can trust they at the right place and they can buy what i am offering.

Brian

p.s Love to engage with you sometime kelvin, and hopefully see what your site looks like.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:13pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:
I am not a marketing expert and I have only been blogging for about two months.

On my blog http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/blog/ I update the latest episode of my podcast show, I write useful tidbits, write recommendations for children's books with downloadable illustrations

One strategy that I have found to get people to read my content but not necessarily on my website is by submitting my blog feed http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/feed/ to RSS directories. For me that is a win because these people may not have found my blog otherwise.

I also linked my feed to twitter, so immediately I post a new article it goes directly to my twitter page which is linked to my facebook page. Twitter has been the number one source of traffic for my blog, then facebook and even reddit.

Now I will admit that my blog itself only gets about a 100 pageviews per day but has an amazing bounce rate of 16%. As my blog is niche (compared to say celebrity gossip) I am happy with the figures. Obviously I would like to still grow it but I understand that it may take a bit of time.

What do you guys think?

UPDATE: Here's an article I wrote about what I do to increase exposure for my blog http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/increase-your-blog-exposure/. Feel free to check it out if you would like to increase your blog exposure


Hi Segilo

Nice blog

i actually tried that sometime back and the increase in views was a tad surprising. Lke i though Rss was dead, but who knew it could help.

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:26pm On May 16, 2016
Naijastaytune:
i will like you to also check mine... http://naijastaytune.com

Nice site

Seems your header image ain't showing.

But i must say your the first music and entertainment, lifestyle site i have come accross without ADS, nice. But sadily you will need the ads as your page views increase.

i don't know if this is really needed by you, but i feel you need an addon by the top right that shows how many people like your page and site on facebook. Since the top part of the page shows first, its bound to give you some street cred. While giving readers a sub concious reason to stay on.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:26pm On May 16, 2016
prestige2013:
Am interested in learning Blogging, please advice.

If you are interested in blogging all you gotta do is mail me @ hearts6055@gmail.com

But know this blogging is not for everyone

and 90% of newbie blogger quit in 6 months
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:29pm On May 16, 2016
karkinase:
I really want to start blogging but getting started is just the problem, thou i ive a niche in mind. We love smone who can guide me thru. the nitty-gritty and basics of blogging 101...lets chat on whatsapp 08096633061.

Whats your niche about, lets talk here.

It will surprise that there are 100s of people that can help point you in the right direction

Brian
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:30pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:
I am not a marketing expert and I have only been blogging for about two months.

On my blog http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/blog/ I update the latest episode of my podcast show, I write useful tidbits, write recommendations for children's books with downloadable illustrations

One strategy that I have found to get people to read my content but not necessarily on my website is by submitting my blog feed http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/feed/ to RSS directories. For me that is a win because these people may not have found my blog otherwise.

I also linked my feed to twitter, so immediately I post a new article it goes directly to my twitter page which is linked to my facebook page. Twitter has been the number one source of traffic for my blog, then facebook and even reddit.

Now I will admit that my blog itself only gets about a 100 pageviews per day but has an amazing bounce rate of 16%. As my blog is niche (compared to say celebrity gossip) I am happy with the figures. Obviously I would like to still grow it but I understand that it may take a bit of time.

What do you guys think?

UPDATE: Here's an article I wrote about what I do to increase exposure for my blog http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/increase-your-blog-exposure/. Feel free to check it out if you would like to increase your blog exposure


100 pageviews a day is like not so good

According to a Google Adsense research out of 100 pageview you get only one person will click you ads meaning you wouldn't make much moeny

And you shouldn't be proud of 100 pageview... Do you know how many internet users there are in the world that your posts could have a great positive impact on their lives.

Fight hard to get to them

Set a goal everyday for yourself like me I set a goal as 500 pageviews minimum and I share my posts till I get those page views
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:34pm On May 16, 2016
ajixkhid1:


Morning brother
Please can you help me review this site
www.michelleaigbe.com
Which is owned by my sister .. BT am taking over soon fully.
I took in charge around late march
N around April I was able to get 10,000 page views in total .
I feel am nt having enough yet even with it been a gossip n entertainment blog
N dats niche m definitely comfortable
N its easy 4 me to right something tangible
Tho I don't really post BT 10000 page views in a month does it shows prospect
Tho I use Facebook group as my source of traffic
Pls how can I grow it more .
Like get comments and all that

you are heading into great competition with an entertainment blog... But if that is what you like doing then no problem

You know the thing wrong with all of us bloggers is that we dont think about our readers....
I mean the greatest way to get traffic is to post meaning fully content that readers would want to share... and this will get you loads of traffic

But we dont do this

You can use nairaland to get traffic
Including twitter

Other ways include
Creating a contest on your blog
Creating a post in which you ask questions and winner take a price (recharge card)( it helps you keep your readers glued to your blog)
Paying people to share your content (like 100 recharge card for person who shares 5 times)

There are more...

Also please change your template.... Please change it

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 4:37pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


100 pageviews a day is like not so good

According to a Google Adsense research out of 100 pageview you get only one person will click you ads meaning you wouldn't make much moeny

And you shouldn't be proud of 100 pageview... Do you know how many internet users there are in the world that your posts could have a great positive impact on their lives.

Fight hard to get to them

Set a goal everyday for yourself like me I set a goal as 500 pageviews minimum and I share my posts till I get those page views

I am proud of it because I started out knowing zilch about blogging or websites or anything of the sort. If I did nothing, I would have zero page views. So 100 pageviews is absolutely better than zero pageviews. I am here now because I don't want to rest on that. I am continually seeking ways to get better.

So please feel free to share with me proven strategies that works. I published an article today on what I do to increase my brand exposure, that is outside of my website visitors http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/increase-your-blog-exposure/ What are your thoughts on this? At the moment I have a bounce rate of 16%. What is your bounce rate at the moment? Please be honest

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:38pm On May 16, 2016
thereturnoflucy:
I created a writing blog www.kikiotolu.com covers stories, poems, and editorials. Traffic have been kinda slow and little. I think its not a problem of niche or content. But I need real tips on how to get t steady traffic. The contents are there and they sure are interesting. But how do I get people to find it.

What a blog... Erm what are you hoping to achieve with this blog... Because trust me no one would wnat to come and read your blog if the post does not help them in one way or another not matter how interesting they are....

Think about your blog very well.... And ask yourself... how does this help people... Then you can start asking for traffic ideas
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:41pm On May 16, 2016
karkinase:
I really want to start blogging but getting started is just the problem, thou i ive a niche in mind. We love smone who can guide me thru. the nitty-gritty and basics of blogging 101...lets chat on whatsapp 08096633061.

I want you to read all this
If you have any more questions contact me @ hearts6055@gmail.com

http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/

http://blogbasics.com/

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/blogging-for-beginners-2/

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/blogging-basics-how-to-write-blog-posts/

http://www.artofblog.com/how-to-start-a-blog/
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 4:42pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


you are heading into great competition with an entertainment blog... But if that is what you like doing then no problem

You know the thing wrong with all of us bloggers is that we dont think about our readers....
I mean the greatest way to get traffic is to post meaning fully content that readers would want to share... and this will get you loads of traffic

But we dont do this

You can use nairaland to get traffic
Including twitter

Other ways include
Creating a contest on your blog
Creating a post in which you ask questions and winner take a price (recharge card)( it helps you keep your readers glued to your blog)
Paying people to share your content (like 100 recharge card for person who shares 5 times)

There are more...

Also please change your template.... Please change it

Do you think if I posted a contest on here asking people to download and leave a review on my ebook on Amazon would work? say if I offered a prize of N5000 recharge card

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:43pm On May 16, 2016
pepigeorge:
Please check my site and tell my wot I need to improve on. I need traffic and Google adsense approval
www.naijarex.com

Type adsense group in google and you will see a group in which people there will help you more than anyone else can

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:46pm On May 16, 2016
orejo:
Hello guys

I am quite new to blogging, Pls tell me how to improve nd recommendations @ blessingidoghor.blogspot.com

Change your template

You need Privacy Policy
About Us page
Contatct Us page
Disclaimer

But make sure you change that template

Your blog needs what I call re-arrangement

Email - hearts6055@gmail.com

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:49pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:


Do you think if I posted a contest on here asking people to download and leave a review on my ebook on Amazon would work? say if I offered a prize of N5000 recharge card

If you e-book is helpful then people would likely come back to your site... But am not for that...... Do something that could be fun for people... Something we do normally .... Then ask us to do it for money... Think like your readers

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 4:53pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:


I am proud of it because I started out knowing zilch about blogging or websites or anything of the sort. If I did nothing, I would have zero page views. So 100 pageviews is absolutely better than zero pageviews. I am here now because I don't want to rest on that. I am continually seeking ways to get better.

So please feel free to share with me proven strategies that works. I published an article today on what I do to increase my brand exposure, that is outside of my website visitors http://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/increase-your-blog-exposure/ What are your thoughts on this? At the moment I have a bounce rate of 16%. What is your bounce rate at the moment? Please be honest

My bounce rate is 72% which is practically normal for a blog.... Segiola do you have google analystics... I want you to use it to check your bounce rate... your active users... returning users and new users.... Dont trust alexa it is estimation...

Did you know that bounce rates are normal from 80% to 40% for blog

NOw tell me your bounce rate when you checked your google analystics

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:56pm On May 16, 2016
ajixkhid1:


Morning brother
Please can you help me review this site
www.michelleaigbe.com
Which is owned by my sister .. BT am taking over soon fully.
I took in charge around late march
N around April I was able to get 10,000 page views in total .
I feel am nt having enough yet even with it been a gossip n entertainment blog
N dats niche m definitely comfortable
N its easy 4 me to right something tangible
Tho I don't really post BT 10000 page views in a month does it shows prospect
Tho I use Facebook group as my source of traffic
Pls how can I grow it more .
Like get comments and all that

wow truly your not.

But the whole design layout of the site needs a rework.

i see a former lindaikeja blogspot type switchover that is needed.

And some targeted ads are needed
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by pepigeorge(m): 5:09pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


I do have google adsense

I do have a privacy policy


How much do u make per month
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by pepigeorge(m): 5:14pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


I do have google adsense

I do have a privacy policy


Check my site and try to point sth dat must have made them to deny me approval

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 5:22pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


My bounce rate is 72% which is practically normal for a blog.... Segiola do you have google analystics... I want you to use it to check your bounce rate... your active users... returning users and new users.... Dont trust alexa it is estimation...

Did you know that bounce rates are normal from 80% to 40% for blog

NOw tell me your bounce rate when you checked your google analystics

So true vicky.

Segilo, please look through your google analytics or if your on wordpress look at your stats.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 5:25pm On May 16, 2016
pepigeorge:


How much do u make per month

hahaha you should be asking if i can help you make 100 dollars per month
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 5:30pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


My bounce rate is 72% which is practically normal for a blog.... Segiola do you have google analystics... I want you to use it to check your bounce rate... your active users... returning users and new users.... Dont trust alexa it is estimation...

Did you know that bounce rates are normal from 80% to 40% for blog

NOw tell me your bounce rate when you checked your google analystics

I don't have Google Analytics. I use a wordpress plugin called SlimStats. According to SlimStat right now, my bounce rate for the month off May to date is 17.3%, 680 visits, 300 new visitors, 1.8 pageviews per visit, longest visit is 15 hits
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 5:32pm On May 16, 2016
I go vex oh, if oyinbo no bastardise my name, why una go dey bastardise am na? It's S E G I L O L A!

Thank you, as you were grin
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 5:32pm On May 16, 2016
Hi Vicky

Wanted to ask what your opinion on call to action buttons.i.e signups, tip sheets, free guides and sales pitches.

Must of the blogs and sites bloggers have posted seemed to lack them in total, which tends to tell me that they overlooking a source of subscribes and another source of income from targeted sales.

I feel we need to enlighten them on the need it in Nigerian blogs.

What do you think?
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 5:37pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


If you e-book is helpful then people would likely come back to your site... But am not for that...... Do something that could be fun for people... Something we do normally .... Then ask us to do it for money... Think like your readers

OK thanks for the advice. What do you suggest then?

I would like any contest to promote awareness of my books.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 5:41pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:


OK thanks for the advice. What do you suggest then?

I would like any contest to promote awareness of my books.

Well, I will have to do some research about that... You know every one aint perfect
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 5:42pm On May 16, 2016
SegilolaSalami:


I don't have Google Analytics. I use a wordpress plugin called SlimStats. According to SlimStat right now, my bounce rate for the month off May to date is 17.3%, 680 visits, 300 new visitors, 1.8 pageviews per visit, longest visit is 15 hits

Hi Segilola

You have to know that sometimes the stats that wordpress and some plugins offer may be a tad wrong.

I didn't notice this earlier, till i switched to google analytics.

for instance did you know that when you visit your own site wordpress stats counts you as a visit.

Now here is where it gets funny. what if your working on a page or post, each time you preview or refresh a page, its counted as well.

Analytics doesnt do this as it sees your ip as one view and one view alone.

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 5:49pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


Hi Segilola

You have to know that sometimes the stats that wordpress and some plugins offer may be a tad wrong.

I didn't notice this earlier, till i switched to google analytics.

for instance did you know that when you visit your own site wordpress stats counts you as a visit.

Now here is where it gets funny. what if your working on a page or post, each time you preview or refresh a page, its counted as well.

Analytics doesnt do this as it sees your ip as one view and one view alone.


That's quite interesting to know. Thanks a lot.

I am trying to make time to find a Google plugin to install Google Analytics. I am not very technical and want something dummy proof to use. What do you suggest?

Before we digress completely, any other tips on how to drive traffic to my blog?
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by SegilolaSalami: 5:51pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


Well, I will have to do some research about that... You know every one aint perfect

OK thanks, much appreciated
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by karkinase(m): 6:12pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


Whats your niche about, lets talk here.

It will surprise that there are 100s of people that can help point you in the right direction

Brian
would reli love to blog on the automobile industry..
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by pepigeorge(m): 6:16pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


hahaha you should be asking if i can help you make 100 dollars per month

Can u?

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