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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by karkinase(m): 6:16pm On May 16, 2016
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by orejo: 6:24pm On May 16, 2016
vicky6055:


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




Bro I have changed the template
But the rest dnt know how to go abt dem.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Nobody: 7:27pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


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.

thanks I will see to that
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ajixkhid1(m): 7:49pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


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

Okay seems its my template I need to work on am getting suppose traffic I think with time n ads. . pls can u suggest a good template ?
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ajixkhid1(m): 7:52pm 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

Pls suggest a good template
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 8:40pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


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.
Now i get the ging..
Alright, lemme correct something, There are authority sites waiting to link to you really.. you might not have known it yet but if your contents are really great, Small business and entrepreneur blogs are waiting for you. I.E Wealthresult.com That my darlington friend.
you can also establish a relationship with my Writing money ATM.. Bamidele Onibalusi, hes also got a blog in that small business niche.. others plenty, just do the google thing.

Talking about the name, Cool
just a suggestion, I think you should get a side project going, even if the growth is slow. smiley
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 8:52pm On May 16, 2016
karkinase:

would reli love to blog on the automobile industry..

Nice niche, particularly the repairs niche.

But before you take me by my word.

Do a Google search and know if there are others covering it or just blog posts.

If there is, do a keyword analysis for the keywords they target. Then look at their content, posts pages and comments.

This should give you a general idea what the niche is all about and where you can get fresh ideas.

Brian
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 8:55pm On May 16, 2016
kelvinnaira:
Now i get the ging..
Alright, lemme correct something, There are authority sites waiting to link to you really.. you might not have known it yet but if your contents are really great, Small business and entrepreneur blogs are waiting for you. I.E Wealthresult.com That my darlington friend.
you can also establish a relationship with my Writing money ATM.. Bamidele Onibalusi, hes also got a blog in that small business niche.. others plenty, just do the google thing.

Talking about the name, Cool
just a suggestion, I think you should get a side project going, even if the growth is slow. smiley

Kevin my man

I humbly take a bow.

Thanks for the heads up.

Plus it would be a pleasure if you could humble us with your work.

Brian
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Brightgem(f): 9:20pm On May 16, 2016
kelvinnaira:
Just coming from there, I wont want to pour out my mind here on NL about that page....Guess you can re visit and do some ammendment.
Believe me bro, one day you will see the need for a change in domain, and i hope it doesnt hurt ur SEO then.

by the way, keep up the good work.
Stay healthy Stay Wise wink

Sadly this newphases person is sort of not ready to grow far as I am concernd. I thought we cud relate since we will he/she blogs in health which I do writting original stuff by myself pls tell me what I cud do better on mine www.yourhealthattitude.com I already try to promote using facebook for I created a page there too. thanks in advance.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Brightgem(f): 9:21pm On May 16, 2016
kelvinnaira:
Just coming from there, I wont want to pour out my mind here on NL about that page....Guess you can re visit and do some ammendment.
Believe me bro, one day you will see the need for a change in domain, and i hope it doesnt hurt ur SEO then.

by the way, keep up the good work.
Stay healthy Stay Wise wink

Sadly this newphases person is sort of not ready to grow far as I am concernd. I thought we cud relate since we will he/she blogs in health which I do writting original stuff by myself pls tell me what I cud do better on mine www.yourhealthattitude.com I already try to promote using facebook for I dntreated a page there too. thanks in advance.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 9:43pm On May 16, 2016
Brightgem:

Sadly this newphases person is sort of not ready to grow far as I am concernd. I thought we cud relate since we will he/she blogs in health which I do writting original stuff by myself pls tell me what I cud do better on mine www.yourhealthattitude.com I already try to promote using facebook for I dntreated a page there too. thanks in advance.

Bros Bright.

As they say in naija.

Bros calm down, bring down heart.

There are still ways you guys can come together.

Dialogue may bring disagreements, but they also breath room for better bonds.

I know what he says might sound too blunt to you, but you also have to understand that Vicky is working towards a vision same as your doing.

He is just giving his view like a site visitor to your site that chose to actually comment.

And sometimes that view might not confirm with your view.

So my brother, calm a bit and please don't take it personal, you hear. It's just his view.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by karkinase(m): 9:44pm On May 16, 2016
brianromel:


Nice niche, particularly the repairs niche.

But before you take me by my word.

Do a Google search and know if there are others covering it or just blog posts.

If there is, do a keyword analysis for the keywords they target. Then look at their content, posts pages and comments.

This should give you a general idea what the niche is all about and where you can get fresh ideas.

Brian
thanks Brian...
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Emeka71(m): 10:35pm On May 16, 2016
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 11:18pm On May 16, 2016
Emeka71:
Check-out www.9jatotalfacts.wordpress.com
emmy, i advise you to upgrade that ur blog to self hosting... Or use blogger.. Wp.com is a limitation to making $$
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 11:30pm On May 16, 2016
Brightgem:

Sadly this newphases person is sort of not ready to grow far as I am concernd. I thought we cud relate since we will he/she blogs in health which I do writting original stuff by myself pls tell me what I cud do better on mine www.yourhealthattitude.com I already try to promote using facebook for I dntreated a page there too. thanks in advance.
OK..
Heres the first approach, forget about keyword research, traffic, money etc now.. Lets do it from the root..

This your blog, what is your ideal reader persona? That is, who are you ideal readers to be like? Is it for youths or prople between 25-50 years old, are they working/busy and highly intellectuals or just some small small pikin wen dey use phone dey visit site to site...

When you first get what ur ideal reader persona is, we can then push up...
(i knw say i nr reach to teach u oo.. Bt just manage the small one i dey give)

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by orejo: 6:59am On May 17, 2016
Hey guys

How long does it take to get eligibility by adsense and what are the criteria

Pls help me check if I meet the criteria

Blessingidoghor.blogspot.com
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Brightgem(f): 8:22am On May 17, 2016
brianromel:


Bros Bright.

As they say in naija.

Bros calm down, bring down heart.

There are still ways you guys can come together.

Dialogue may bring disagreements, but they also breath room for better bonds.

I know what he says might sound too blunt to you, but you also have to understand that Vicky is working towards a vision same as your doing.

He is just giving his view like a site visitor to your site that chose to actually comment.

And sometimes that view might not confirm with your view.

So my brother, calm a bit and please don't take it personal, you hear. It's just his view.




Mr Brian thank u. I am perfectly in sync with what u hav just said, na wetin I intend be that which is why I talkd to dis vicky person. Bloggers help eachoda grow so do youtubers. I started my blog out of sincere urge to reach out to people with what I hav come to knw, my target isnt even useless traffic by that I mean crowd dat hav no use for the info. I spoke to d Vicky with that very notion of "see anoda health blogger" but what she or he is saying just looked like my site is better than urs attitude. I am here to truly learn not compete. u gerrit.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Brightgem(f): 8:25am On May 17, 2016
kelvinnaira:
OK..
Heres the first approach, forget about keyword research, traffic, money etc now.. Lets do it from the root..

This your blog, what is your ideal reader persona? That is, who are you ideal readers to be like? Is it for youths or prople between 25-50 years old, are they working/busy and highly intellectuals or just some small small pikin wen dey use phone dey visit site to site...

When you first get what ur ideal reader persona is, we can then push up...
(i knw say i nr reach to teach u oo.. Bt just manage the small one i dey give)
lol! Kelvin u reach to teach, even a little experience puts u in better position. Thanks I get what u mean.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by chrislilfee(m): 9:36am On May 17, 2016
That's cool!!
www.ourhype360.comCheck it pls and give me feedback
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by thereturnoflucy(f): 9:53am On May 17, 2016
vicky6055:


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

Nice input

I think KikioTolu helps people in one way or the other. Am also a young budding writer and I have found it though in getting pages to post my content apart from Facebook. And with the open policy of KikioTolu everyone is free to post with us. I got this idea form top pages like all poetry,stories.xnxx.com which are all doing fine.

And also a Lot of us love to read not just entertainment gist but this like
Flash fictions
Short stories
Poems
Comedy
Editorials.



This is the idea of KikioTolu
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 11:30am On May 17, 2016
ajixkhid1:

Pls suggest a good template
forgive my tafia.. Really sont knw ur blog url or what cms u re using.. Bt if its blogger, then i advice you use the social viral or socially viral blogger template.. Do the google thing, its free
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 11:44am On May 17, 2016
kelvinnaira:
OK..
Heres the first approach, forget about keyword research, traffic, money etc now.. Lets do it from the root..

This your blog, what is your ideal reader persona? That is, who are you ideal readers to be like? Is it for youths or prople between 25-50 years old, are they working/busy and highly intellectuals or just some small small pikin wen dey use phone dey visit site to site...

When you first get what ur ideal reader persona is, we can then push up...
(i knw say i nr reach to teach u oo.. Bt just manage the small one i dey give)

Well said my Oga Kelvin

I couldn't have put it any other way.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 11:55am On May 17, 2016
ajixkhid1:


Pls suggest a good template

There are so many templates and the best choice is your choice.... Just go to google and type blogger templates then click on images and you will see a lot of templates in which you can pick your choice or you can try this amazing site https://gooyaabitemplates.com

Still remember to choose one with a good mobile view... easy navigation Sometimes two columns template are the best... But still it is your choice
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 12:01pm On May 17, 2016
Brightgem:


Alright. welldone again with the BRING DOWN ANOTHER PERSON'S SITE/BLOG to make urs look better, though I will listen to pipo who truly want me to grow urs is a load of crap. I thought we cud exchange ideas but I just got lost like wetin u dey talk. watch out for yourhealthattitude it will b a brand... so ur so insecure abt ur site that u just went hay wire. Abeg park well, ur stil growing. with an attitude like this lets see how new feaces or whatever u call it makes it.

First of all, I am sorry but that nots what I meant

Search for Health blogs in Nigeria and tell me what you will find

yourhealthattitude copies posts from other blog and posts them on his own.... he gives health advice.. He tells how to help yourself....
But who is the admin of yourhealthattitude is he a medical personnel. or a doctor in training, chemist, pharmacist.. Just who is he?

Before you give health advise you must understand what health really means... It took me months to understand the Health blogging atmosphere and am still understanding it..

Health blogs are not like tech, entertainment, fashion or inspirational blogs..

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 12:03pm On May 17, 2016
thereturnoflucy:


Nice input

I think KikioTolu helps people in one way or the other. Am also a young budding writer and I have found it though in getting pages to post my content apart from Facebook. And with the open policy of KikioTolu everyone is free to post with us. I got this idea form top pages like all poetry,stories.xnxx.com which are all doing fine.

And also a Lot of us love to read not just entertainment gist but this like
Flash fictions
Short stories
Poems
Comedy
Editorials.



This is the idea of KikioTolu

Okay, I have not seen so many blogs of such....
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 12:03pm On May 17, 2016
orejo:
Hey guys

How long does it take to get eligibility by adsense and what are the criteria

Pls help me check if I meet the criteria

Blessingidoghor.blogspot.com
sister Blessing, from ur blog url i guess a re benin.. Am currently also in benin, we fit meet..? Them say na woman dey kill man, bt i knw say u nr fit kill me.. Hehehe..

Alright, joke aside.... Since u re using blogspot, to know the eligibility (big english) status of ur blog, when you log into/on your dashboard, examine the screen carefully, you will see where it shows 'SIGNUP FOR ADSENSE' bt if its not yet eligible according to google standard then the button wont be clickable...

before you apply,
1. Make sure you have upto 5 or 10 reasonable content (each crossing not less that 600words, with maybe 2 related custom images)
2. Make sure your sites navigation is easy.. That is, is it easy to locate things in the site from both the homepage and pages..
3. Make sure your images are custom, and not privacy protected ones you got from google.

get the following pages ready..
1. About Us (350 words+)
2. Contact us (either a form, written in text mail or physical address)
3. Privacy Policy (500words +)
then if you sabi, you can add
4. Terms of use
5. Portfolio
place them on strategic places where they can easily bee seen..

Now wait for the adsense idiot to come and get you approved.. Honestly, adsense approval is one of the easiest things i can do..

If you do it right, you get instant result, u dont have to wait for 4 or 6months.. Although i thought my female student to wait till 6months, because shes just starting under me and i really need to see the seriousness in her.. U might want to pay her blog a visit.. [b]http://www.positivityclick.com[b/]

erhen.. Sister B, how far wetin i talk b4 na? The go soon call off strike oo.. I go soon go back to skul... **winks**

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 12:22pm On May 17, 2016
vicky6055:


First of all, I am sorry but that nots what I meant

Search for Health blogs in Nigeria and tell me what you will find

yourhealthattitude copies posts from other blog and posts them on his own.... he gives health advice.. He tells how to help yourself....
But who is the admin of yourhealthattitude is he a medical personnel. or a doctor in training, chemist, pharmacist.. Just who is he?

Before you give health advise you must understand what health really means... It took me months to understand the Health blogging atmosphere and am still understanding it..

Health blogs are not like tech, entertainment, fashion or inspirational blogs..

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise
my guy nor be so.. Who tell you say u must be doctor or pharmacist to blog health?
I Have made money from weightloss and fitness niches.. Funny enough, i never ever visit gym house before, yet people (oyinbo for that matter) still dey marvel and give testimonials for my post and products... Thats called business blogging..

Gone are the days they tell people 'BLOG YOUR PASSION' or 'YOU HAVE TO B PASSIONATE ABOUT A TOPIC BEFORE YOU START BLOGGING'
those na lie na..

Another good Example, since am hiding my real identity... Bamidele Oni, my padi, makes millions freelancing.. Writes for business, health, blogging, social media, entertainment etc blogs.. Tell me if he went to study all of these things in skul 1st. Maybe u don know how much he makes, $200+ per article... And hes writing tons of them..

I like ur tag.
Stay healthy, Stay Wise...

And u bright.. If u dey copy (accoeding to vicky), nr dey let am visible so dat vicky and other people nor go fit detect am.. LOL...
Nr be me talk am oo...

Havnt visited your blogs sha.. So i cant judge, even if i don visit them, i still can judge cause i nr be blog judge or court.

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 12:38pm On May 17, 2016
brianromel:

Well said my Oga Kelvin I couldn't have put it any other way.
boss wan laf me ooo.... Bright na u cause am ooo

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