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Knowing Your Traffic Source Can Help Your Blog

A few days back my mate Mitch did a post called Guest Posts, Comments Or Interviews; Which Drives More Traffic To Your Site where he examines where most of his traffic comes from, other than the search engines. It turns out that the site that generates most of the traffic happens to be this one. While some of it would have to be attributed to the amount of comments he leaves on this blog I would say his titles also have a lot to do with it. Although Mitch would say he doesn’t incorporate the best of titles I am sure that even if that it the case they still stir the reader enough for them to click on the CommentLuv link. This just goes to show how important a CommentLuv blog is for getting you that extra traffic. Anyway, that post got me to thinking about where all my traffic…

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Social Media Should Begin At Home

Everyone knows how important comments are to a blog. They virtually breathe life into a post! When people see that a post doesn’t have many comments the first impression could well be that the post itself is inferior. This could cause them to move on without reading the post or at the very least it can give them a preconceived perception that the post is somewhat imperfect in some way. Knowing that to be the case I have over the years conducted a personal crusade to show people how important comments really are and what they should do get more comments on their blogs. I’ve even written posts, like Teaching People The Proper Way To Comment to help commentators improve their commenting skills so they have more chance of getting their comments approved. More importantly I’ve tried to show them how leaving great comments will actually increase traffic to their…

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Back From L.A. With A Tip For Bloggers

In case you’re wondering why it’s been a little quiet around here the past few days, don’t worry WassupBlog is alive and well, it’s just that I decided to have a little break from blogging while I took Anna, my wife, to the States for our 25th wedding anniversary. We spent the first five days in Hollywood staying in the Renaissance Hotel which was simply superb. While in Hollywood we did a lot of the touristy things which has brought us into contact with a lot of sales people and those in the hospitality industry. For the most part I can safely say that these guys really know how to deal with the public, those very people who are necessary to their livelihood, especially as those working in the hospitality industry depend on getting tips and the size of those tips is usually related to the quality of the service…

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So, What The Frak Is Good Content Anyway?

If you’re an inspiring new blogger surfing the net you’ve probably come across a whole heap of blogs telling you that to succeed you need to supply killer content and how Content Is King! It must be pretty damn frustrating though when everyone is telling you how important content is but no-one is really telling you what constitutes good content. It’s a little bit like Obi-Wan Kenobi telling Luke Skywalker, Use the force Luke. Man, if I was Luke I’d be saying use the force, what the frak is that and slapping Obi-Wan around until he came up with the goods. My mate Mitch has a great post dealing with this subject called What Is High Quality Content but before you head off there or I give you my version of what good content really is I highly recommend you read Blogging It’s All About Presentation. You’ll find this post…

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Sometimes It’s Better To Just Not Give A Shit

I’m Sire and I am a Blogaholic! That’s exactly how I began my Comment Policy page and I suppose at the time I thought it was kind of cute. The rest of that post explains the rules that commentators have to live by if they expect their comments to be published. It also talks about the a movement I started, and although it never really took off it’s one of the main reasons why this blog is so successful. I wasn’t always a blogger. I started off as a casual in the retail business while I worked my way through teachers college. I was a semester from completing the course when I decided it wasn’t for me. There were those who tried to convince me to change my mind saying that I should just stick it out until I completed the course. But I knew it was the wrong thing…

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Update On Probloggers And Commenting

Well, it seems I have created quite a stir with my Why I No Longer Link To The Likes Of ProBlogger And John Chow post. I know this to be true because in a matter of a few days it’s become the most popular post on this blog. The poll on whether or not commenting can harm your blogging success so far seems to be favoring the no it won’t side, but I will leave the follow up post for when I have accrued more votes. I sort of wonder from some of the comments left on David’s post, how many people actually took the time to actually read my post? I got the impression that people thought I was attacking the Probloggers of this world for not replying to any of my comments. How stupid and arrogant  would that make me, to presume that just because I left a comment they were…

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Sires Blogging Stats Over Four Years Of Blogging

I’ve been blogging for several years now and I thought it might be interesting to see exactly how many posts I managed to come up with in that amount of time. I’ll start with the oldest blog and finish with the newest. Well Blog Me: The first post was dated 16th April 2005 and to date has 1429 posts with 749 comments. Blogsire: This was my first serious blog, and the first post is dated 16th Nov 2006. The tag line ‘Blogging The Money Way’ was actually no. 1 on Google for ages but now sits at no. 2. It has 871 posts and 1,103 comments SbizzTech: I started this blog to try and get the business and technology tasks offered by the paid to post sites. I started it April 12th 2007 and it has 106 posts and, strangely enough 106 comments. Load Of Bullshit: First post on this…

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Using Comments To Double Your Exposure

First let me say that this technique will only work if you are using Andy Bailey’s commentluv plugin. If you are not using this plugin, you really should as I believe it will increase the amounts of comments you receive on a blog and it’s one of the best ways to reward your commentators. I’ll let Andy himself explain exactly how it works; The CommentLuv WordPress Plugin will visit the feed of the comment author and attempt to scrape the last post they made and display it under their comment, this way you can encourage people to join in the discussion of your posts and give something back straight away. The plugin looks for a feed at the site given in the URL field of the comment-form, if you have an auto find feed then it should find it. The plugin retrieves your last post at the time of the…

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