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Are People Reading Your Posts

Are people reading my posts is a question that I have asked myself on a fair few occasions. It’s also a very important question because as bloggers the reason we do what we do is so people can stop by and read what we have to say. But how do you know if people are reading your posts? Is the fact that they’re leaving a comment enough proof of them reading them? If only that was a true indication! You know as well as I do that the majority of comments left these days are by people who are only interested in getting a link back to their site. They don’t care in the slightest what you have to say and more often than not formulate their comment from your title or from quickly scanning some of your content. Sometimes their comment is so bad you know they’re full of…

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Spam Alert! How Many Emails Does It Take?

The other day I happened upon an interesting post written by Dan Sumner titled 8 Product Promotion Tips You Won’t Want To Miss. As I am want to do with interesting posts I left a comment, one that disagreed with one of the points that Dan made in his post. I got to give it to Dan, unlike some other posts where I disagreed with the blogger, Dan was most professional and we had pleasant discussion about it and by the end of it we both gave in a little saying that we were both partly right. The discussion was about the the following point in Dan’s post. Importance of the product – As I mentioned above. Your subscribers need to know how important this product is to them. One email just isn’t going to cut it. You need to email every day to get the message across. Drill it into…

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How To Really Improve Your Bounce Rates

First off I want to give credit where credit is due and in this case it goes to a post my mate Mitch wrote called Too Many Tags And Categories? That particular post, one that I recommend you read, refers to a blog Mitch had read where the blogger claims to have reduced his bounce rate to 2% :bigsurprise_ee: :flush_tb: The thing about that bloggers post that caught Mitch’s attention was when the blogger mentioned that smaller tags and tag clouds were beneficial because it allowed the reader to focus on what the blog is really about. I’m assuming that having a huge amount of tags would confuse the reader causing him to leave without searching any further. Will Tags Decrease Your Bounce Rate? The question is whether or not having a tag cloud decreases your bounce rate? Personally I feel that they are next to useless and the space would…

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Your Guest Poster Breaks The Rules! Now What?

Its time for another poll but before we can start a new one we need to discuss the results of the last one. I started that poll on April the 15th and what I was trying to work out was whether or not it was ethical for bloggers to do paid posts? A total of 46 people took part in the poll, 43 saying yes it was ethical and only three saying that it wasn’t. From the comments left by my readers it was obvious that even though most agreed it was ethical it all depended on how the blogger conducted the paid post. Was he being honest and not intentionally misleading his readers? Did the blogger disclose that he was being paid to write the post? As long as he adhered to these and certain other criteria then doing paid posts was not a problem. Before we get to…

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Is It Ethical For Bloggers To Do Paid Posts?

Polls are great when you want to gauge how people feel about certain things. To date I’ve run 1o polls on this blog, the top two involved comments. The poll that got the most votes was Is Disqus Costing You Comments? with 162 people participating. This actually turned out to be a very popular post with 815 views and 140 comments. As it turns out 56% of people refrained from commenting on a Disqus blog, something you may want to consider if you run Disqus on your blog. The second most popular poll with 107 votes was Will Commenting Harm Your Blogging Success? That also turned out to be a popular post attracting 109 comments. I wrote this post because someone tried to tell me that replying to comments on your blog was a harmful practice. I disagreed but rather than argue the point I put it to the vote…

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Of Links Lists And Other Blogging Matters

A while back I did a post on how Not Clicking On A Link can cost you and I’m not just talking about money as you may be missing out on golden opportunities as well. Basically I was trying to work out why certain people were not clicking on some links that were presented in a post. I figured the best way was to have a poll and the first part of this post is to discuss the results. It wasn’t the most popular of polls as only 23 people took the time to vote, yet even so there was a trend. Not enough time and will come back later (35%, 8 Votes) I ain’t afraid of no links! (35%, 8 Votes) The credibility of the author (13%, 3 Votes) Scared of being sucked in by a scam (13%, 3 Votes) It’s just too hard (4%, 1 Votes) Fear of…

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Procrastination And How It Can Cost You Money

If you were to look procrastination up on dictionary.com, the first meaning is to defer action; delay: procrastinate until an . This post is all about lost opportunities and how it can cost you money. I know all about being ripped off, that’s why I started up my BS blog, to warn people about all the scams that are out there. I personally think that way too many people are overly cautious about being ripped off and that causes them to miss out on many opportunities. Opportunities that could be making them some extra income. I know this is true, and I’m sure many of you will agree with me, because there are so few readers who are willing to click on a link these days. Personally, I will try anything, especially if it’s free. After all, what could it cost me except a little time. Once I’ve tried a…

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Is Disqus Costing You Comments?

Let’s face it, if you want more people commenting on your blog it sometimes takes more than a good post to get it out of them. AS s a blogger you want to make it as easy as possible for people to comment on your blog. Even though there are so many spam comments floating around many bloggers have decided not to use captchas, moderating comments manually, because they don’t want to present hurdles to their commentators. I remember awhile back when Mitch wrote a post having a go at Disqus and other third party commenting systems, and then not so long ago reading a post comparing Commentluv with Disqus, although I don’t think you could call commentluv a commenting system, where the blogger is trying to work out which one to go for. Personally I don’t like blogs using Disqus and it’s gotten so that I now finding myself…

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