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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 12:40pm On May 17, 2016
kelvinnaira:
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.

Oooh You know The Greatest people in this life did not just create something out of ignorance...

You don't have to be a medical personnel, pharmacist to be a health blogger.. But you must be someone in the science niche or a very good researcher..

Do you know how that there are thread like structures named cilia which push dirt upwards when we breathe in.... Bam I did not have to be a pharmacist to know that... I just had to be very resourceful

There is more I want to talk on this matter I mean if you look at most Nigeria blogger who are dying to for money and they go into pornography blogging or school gist or scholarship... How much millions are they making today? Adsense is continuoulsly tracking and blocking their accounts... Thats what blogging for money leads to.....
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 12:41pm On May 17, 2016
kelvinnaira:
No wahala, sorry if i interferred in ur blog oo...

Heres a quote from life 'life is too short to learn from your own mistakes....'

Stay healthy, Stay Wise

Life is too long thats why we make mistakes over and over again

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by thereturnoflucy(f): 12:57pm On May 17, 2016
vicky6055:


Okay, I have not seen so many blogs of such....

Yes not much in Nigeria. I know bout just naijastories.com. but kikioTolu.com covers nearly all. Not just stories
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by esosuo: 6:59pm 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
Childishness and underage reasoning full dis guy head ,just because it took you years to understand health blogging no mean say another person no go fit understand it within the shortest time ,learning is continous and pride spoils tins faster than you thing because all the other guy did was a frdly correction b4 u went all out like say them wan thief ur blof lik small pikin

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by kelvinnaira: 9:02pm On May 17, 2016
vicky6055:

Oooh You know The Greatest people in this life did not just create something out of ignorance...
Pete Cashmore (mashable) .. Linda ikeji (lindaikegisblog)

vicky6055:
There is more I want to talk on this matter I mean if you look at most Nigeria blogger who are dying to for money and they go into pornography blogging or school gist or scholarship... How much millions are they making today? Adsense is continuoulsly tracking and blocking their accounts... Thats what blogging for money leads to.....
Thats them.. No successful blogger today blogs for fun or passion, I guess you know they dont have any other business outside blogging... even those who started with passion has since moved on..

No need for a reply sha.. I WILL BRING BACK THIS THREAD MAY 2018 maybe then i will reveal myself. Free time is over..
**work Mood**
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 11:09pm On May 17, 2016
kelvinnaira:

Pete Cashmore (mashable) .. Linda ikeji (lindaikegisblog)

Thats them.. No successful blogger today blogs for fun or passion, I guess you know they dont have any other business outside blogging... even those who started with passion has since moved on..

No need for a reply sha.. I WILL BRING BACK THIS THREAD MAY 2018 maybe then i will reveal myself. Free time is over..
**work Mood**

Oga Kelvin

Abeg make u go easy on vicky

I have an understanding of where his/she is coming from.

When one has a vision and passion for what they do and want to do it their own way. It's better to support them small or let them go on with it the way they want.

As the saying goes, there is no one route to success.

That said.

Vicky there is also the saying in the blogging world.

Copy, reinvent and optimize the heck out of other people's content to get the best possible ROI.

Now a days that's one big truth in the blogging world.

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by templembre1(m): 12:37am On May 18, 2016
brianromel:
It hurts me to write this.

For years, I’ve been “the traffic guy.” Not only because I’m good at getting it, but because it’s the question on the top of every blogger’s mind:

“How do I get more traffic to my blog?”

To some degree, this entire site is an answer to that question. You’ll learn more about getting blog traffic here than maybe anywhere else on the web.

But there’s one giant problem…

It’s the wrong question.

And I’ve known it for years.

And I’ve said nothing.

Not because I’m an asshole (well, maybe). No, the real reason is I felt like we were serving the needs of the market. People wanted to know how to get more traffic, so we created courses teaching them how.

But Then I Noticed Something Horrifying…

A large percentage of our students couldn’t significantly increase their traffic, no matter how hard they tried.

And the worst part:

It wasn’t their fault.

They were doing all the homework. They were applying our techniques.

Except none of it was working. Not for the vast majority of them, anyway.

Why?

At first, I thought it was because we sucked. Maybe our techniques didn’t work, maybe the homework was too difficult, maybe we were just lousy teachers.

But then I noticed something…

A small percentage of students who initially struggled would all of a sudden take off like a rocket. For six months, they worked their butts off and got nowhere, and then BOOM, they would get so much traffic they could quit their jobs and become full-time bloggers.

So, I started investigating. What were these students doing differently than all the others?

Did they work harder? Were they better writers? Were they just smarter? Did they have powerful connections?

Turns out, the answer was none of the above.

The only commonality between all of our success stories is they changed the question they were asking. Instead of asking how to get more traffic, they asked a different, much less obvious question.

And it changed everything.

The Single Most Important Question for Beginning Bloggers

Ready to hear the question?

Here it is:

“Is my blog capable of getting traffic?”

I know, it probably doesn’t make any sense.

Is it capable? Of course it’s capable! Every blog is capable of getting more traffic.

Right?

Actually…

it turns out the answer is no. People think you can build a popular blog about anything, but you can’t.

Of course, that statement isn’t surprising in and of itself. It’s logical that some really bizarre topics like square tomatoes or diamond drill bits could never support a popular blog.

But the reality is worse. Far worse.

The Brutal Truth about Building a Popular Blog

After working with thousands of students, I can confidently say there are only a few hundred topics where blogging really works.

For instance, ever noticed how many parenting blogs there are?

Or marketing blogs?

Or social media blogs?

There’s a reason why. Blogging works really well for those types of topics.

But there aren’t any popular blogs about retirement, weddings, or becoming a better real estate agent.

And here’s the real shocker…

There never will be.

Yes, there are millions of people interested in those topics. Yes, it seems like you should be able to build a blog around them.
But you can’t.

Doesn’t matter how hard you work. Doesn’t matter how smart you are. Doesn’t matter how many connections you have.
It’s impossible.

In fact, it’s impossible to build a popular blog around 99% of our passions.

Let me explain why…

The Seven Tests Every Blog Must Pass

For months, I researched what blogs succeed and fail, and I found seven criteria or “tests” every blog passes before it becomes popular.

And here’s the thing:

To have a viable blog, you need to pass all seven tests. If you can’t, your blog will never succeed, no matter how hard you try.

On a more positive note, passing all seven of these tests practically guarantees you can build a popular blog. All that’s left is doing the work to make it happen.

Ready to find out what the tests are?




Here you go:

Size. The vast majority of popular blogs have a total market size of at least 5 million people. And that’s a minimum. Most top 100 blogs have a total market size of 200 million or more.

To be clear, that’s not how many readers they have. That’s how many readers they could have if everyone with an interest in the topic read their blog.

Age. The vast majority of blog readers are between the ages of 30 and 55. If you’re targeting an audience younger or older than that window, such as teenagers or baby boomers, it’s almost impossible to build a popular blog, simply because these people don’t like reading blogs. Not yet, anyway.

Longevity. Because blogs publish content on an ongoing basis, you need an audience that has an ongoing interest. Ideally, it’s a topic like personal finance or social media that changes all the time, and so people want to read about it forever. What you don’t want is a topic like wedding planning or pregnancy, because people are only interested in those subjects for a few months.

Language. In general, blogging as we know it is confined to the English language. Yes, it’s totally possible to build a popular blog in Japanese or Spanish, but the traffic techniques are totally different, and it’s much, much more difficult. In my opinion, it’s far more efficient to use other more traditional methods to build the audience, such as advertising.

Network. For a blog to really take off, you need an audience who is networked with each other through social media. Moms talk with each other on Facebook, foodies hang out on Pinterest, bloggers and journalists are big on Twitter. As a result, they are easy to reach. If your audience isn’t hanging out on a particular social media platform, on the other hand, it’s almost impossible to get any traffic.

Influencer. If a blog topic is viable, you pretty much always find influencers who have already built up their own audiences in the space. Sometimes they are bloggers, sometimes they are podcasters, sometimes they are best-selling authors. The key point: with a little research, you can easily find 5-10 influencers or “thought leaders” already dominating the space. If you can’t find any, there’s always a reason why, and it’s never good.

Desirability. Last but certainly not least, you need to like the audience. Surprisingly, this is the number one reason a blog stalls out following a period of rapid growth. After attracting a small audience, the blogger discovers they can’t stand them, and they stop writing because it’s not fun anymore. The moral of the story: make sure you like the people you are trying to attract because you’ll be hanging out with them for years.

Are You Depressed Yet?

Chances are, your blog fails at least one of these tests.

And you know what that means, right?

It’s curtains. Goodbye, dear one, we’ll remember you fondly forever.

At least as far as getting a bunch of free traffic is concerned.

You can absolutely continue writing, but it’s never going to attract a lot of readers without spending a fortune on advertising, and I’m guessing that’s not your cup of tea.


The Good News…

You can always launch a new blog. If you choose a viable topic, you might even be a little stunned by how quickly it grows.
Because you see, it’s easy to grow a blog that passes the above tests.

This blog got 4,379 visitors on the very first day I opened it. Granted, some of that was due to the promotion strategy I used, but a big part of it was I chose the right topic.

https://smartblogger.com/traffic-open-letter/


I have been having 8K total views on my blog, what can you say about that? www.giststory.com
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by vicky6055(f): 8:55am On May 18, 2016
esosuo:

Childishness and underage reasoning full dis guy head ,just because it took you years to understand health blogging no mean say another person no go fit understand it within the shortest time ,learning is continous and pride spoils tins faster than you thing because all the other guy did was a frdly correction b4 u went all out like say them wan thief ur blof lik small pikin

Typical! Nigerians
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by esosuo: 10:18am On May 18, 2016
vicky6055:


Typical! Nigerians
Young man try To learn . Abi u be american?

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 1:27pm On May 18, 2016
esosuo:

Young man try To learn . Abi u be american?

Bros abeg, leave this matter.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 9:58pm On May 27, 2016
Guys I am looking at creating an affiliate program for Nigerian blogs that is niche centric.

Say you have a a product that is agro related, then other bloggers can advertise it on their blogs for a cut of the sales.

Please let me know what you think about it

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by dav8id(m): 10:49pm On May 27, 2016
brianromel:
Guys I am looking at creating an affiliate program for Nigerian blogs that is niche centric.

Say you have a a product that is agro related, then other bloggers can advertise it on their blogs for a cut of the sales.

Please let me know what you think about it

Nice move
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by VocalWalls: 12:47am On May 28, 2016
templembre1:


I have been having 8K total views on my blog, what can you say about that? www.giststory.com

Dude, 99% of your comments are spam... Please cleanup ASAP.

And your 8k, what's the source?
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 8:15pm On May 28, 2016
VocalWalls:


Dude, 99% of your comments are spam... Please cleanup ASAP.

And your 8k, what's the source?

That's another problem you notice on naija sites
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ifyan(m): 11:21am On May 29, 2016
brianromel:


What you have been doing because others say it works is wrong for you. Find you own way that works for you.

Please review my blog for me= www.nairausd.com

Blogging for up to 14 month but low traffic per day and month

Help out. Thanks
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 12:23pm On May 30, 2016
Hi all.

If you want a site review please tell us what you blog or site review is about before dropping the link.

At least let's have an idea before we jump into it.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 12:27pm On May 30, 2016
ifyan:


Please review my blog for me= www.nairausd.com

Blogging for up to 14 month but low traffic per day and month

Help out. Thanks

One thing that will give you site immediate traffic.

Post the daily/hourly black market exchange rate on your front page.

Focus on naira dollar trends that affect the common Nigerian.

I. E how dollar affected tomatoes. Why rich bows to up and down dollar change.

Funny fact is that there is a ton of things like this on naira and, and the guys that do it don't have a blog.

So copy and reinvent the work.

As always share share talk and share your work.

Hope this helps.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ifyan(m): 1:05pm On May 30, 2016
brianromel:


One thing that will give you site immediate traffic.

Post the daily/hourly black market exchange rate on your front page.

Focus on naira dollar trends that affect the common Nigerian.

I. E how dollar affected tomatoes. Why rich bows to up and down dollar change.

Funny fact is that there is a ton of things like this on naira and, and the guys that do it don't have a blog.

So copy and reinvent the work.

As always share share talk and share your work.

Hope this helps.


Please can you help me with a good site to get information from because I have tried a lot.

Trust me when I say I have tried different sites but to no avail.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ifyan(m): 1:07pm On May 30, 2016
brianromel:
Hi all.

If you want a site review please tell us what you blog or site review is about before dropping the link.

At least let's have an idea before we jump into it.

Please can you detect were I am going wrong in my site. Plus how can I generate a required traffic.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by ifyan(m): 1:09pm On May 30, 2016
brianromel:
Hi all.

If you want a site review please tell us what you blog or site review is about before dropping the link.

At least let's have an idea before we jump into it.

I have not yet done SEO on my site. Will it in any way affect my Google search or traffic.

Thanks.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by karrim4real(m): 10:57pm On May 30, 2016
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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Brightgem(f): 11:13pm On Jun 16, 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

ur quite lucky I did not see the earlier. because ur insecure abt ur site I already said it u think u can tear mine down. sorry. yourhealthattitude is run by a SHE every POS on yourhealthattitude is written originally by the blog owner, with reference to other writers quoted. the name your health attitude should tell u this isnt some hard core health site it is promoting positive attitude to attaining good health. yourhealthattitude.com has a disclaimer saying nothing there is intended to treat anyone... but u did not care to actually read. keep ur eyes and and ears open that name will ring a bell to u even in years to come. so do not say rubbish u dnt knw, but u can continue typing that name around for me. I am certain u will help me with someone publicity that way. MOVE!
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by brianromel(m): 4:41pm On Jun 29, 2016
Brightgem:

ur quite lucky I did not see the earlier. because ur insecure abt ur site I already said it u think u can tear mine down. sorry. yourhealthattitude is run by a SHE every POS on yourhealthattitude is written originally by the blog owner, with reference to other writers quoted. the name your health attitude should tell u this isnt some hard core health site it is promoting positive attitude to attaining good health. yourhealthattitude.com has a disclaimer saying nothing there is intended to treat anyone... but u did not care to actually read. keep ur eyes and and ears open that name will ring a bell to u even in years to come. so do not say rubbish u dnt knw, but u can continue typing that name around for me. I am certain u will help me with someone publicity that way. MOVE!

Wow Brightgem, its been a while.

lets let this Vicky stuff rest, don't you think.
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by MaverickExcel1(m): 2:18am On Aug 01, 2016
If you would like to learn the exact method I use to drive over 20,000 human traffic to my blog weekly, join my one day workshop here

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Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by harrison12(m): 4:17pm On Dec 14, 2016
I blog about relationship but still struggling with traffic. Check it out pls www.harryscope.com
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by DTruSon(m): 3:20am On Dec 25, 2016
Hello ladies and gentlemen, it's a great pleasure to be here. As a newbie blogger I've learnt in no small measure from the great resources you guys have been sharing here.

Please I would appreciate if you guys can help review my blog. http://jollywellness.com/

A honest review and comment would be appreciated. Thanks
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Ignyte(m): 7:59am On Dec 28, 2016
Initially, I owned a music blog... thought I'd become tooxclusive one day, I ran for a year with my best number of visitors on a good day at 60. lol

I started a new blog THIS MONTH. I don't post everyday, but a bad day is 100 visitors. I'm not stressing myself to blog and not struggling with competitors. I can afford to make mistakes and correct them by learning more.

OP just stated everything I was doing wrong, And Mahn... I can't wait to post these days...
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Enrypech: 4:12pm On Jun 12
Jon Morrow is living legend and a huge inspiration to me personally. Yet to see a brave warrior like him. With all his ugly impediments, he came to the blogging space and dominated, he inspired me to launch my wonderful blog www.nazablog.com


You may also want to check out https://www.nazablog.com/3-powerful-lessons-i-learnt-from-jon-morrow/ to get your hope excited again
Re: An Open Letter To Bloggers Struggling To Get More Traffic By Jon Morrow by Oluwa4u(m): 9:49pm On Jun 12
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