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 shit and so you can spam their comment but a lot of the time their comments are so vague you’re just not sure.

Are People Reading Your Posts? How Do You Know?

The best way is to ask them a question in your post that requires a specific answer in your comments. The problem is you can’t do this in all your posts as it will get pretty tedious for your commentators commenters. Thanks Mitch:tongue_laugh_ee:

One way I’ve been doing is by asking them to do something to earn the right to leave a comment. I use this in my Friday Funnies post where I require them to LIKE my Best Gifts Idea blog. lately I’ve been promoting my YouTube videos and asking them to click on a  LINK, leaving a comment there and then LIKING the video

This may seem unusual to many who know me as I have always told everyone how they should make it as easy as possible for people to leave comments and not make them jump through hoops to do so. So, why the sudden change? There are actually two reasons. The first being because of the nature of the posts most of the comments were of the “Great Post”, “Love the jokes” and the like. They left no real substance and I just got tired of the anal commentary. (more…)

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Will Adbeans Affect Your PR

I've already done two posts on Adbeans, mainly Using Adbeans To Increase Your Online Income and Update On Adbeans - Can You Make Money With Adbeans? I wasn't planning to do anymore posts but something came up that I felt wass of the utmost importance to a lot of my readers, especially those who are concerned about their PR! Firstly, let me say that I have had no problems with Adbeans themselves as they have always paid me my dues. Unfortunately Google does have a problem with me using them and because of that they have decided to strip the blog where I was using their ads of it's PR. Yep, it went from a PR3 to PR0. No biggie for me because I've never been too worried about PR but I reckon because I've lost my PR Adbeans won't be sending any more jobs my way. That's cool too because those links weren't really related to my blog which is probably the main thing that tipped Google off. Is Google A Hypocrite? Speaking of Google, one has to ask the question as to whether or not Google is being hypocritical when it comes to certain things. Take for example my top sexual aids or my load of bullshit blogs. The first was stripped of Adsense because of it's sexual content and the second because Google didn't like the domain name. It seems that Google doesn't wan't it's advertisers exposed to things of a sexual content or even to things that some may find offensive, like the word…

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Improving Lists And Stopping Annoying Popups

Do you guys remember the post I did on how many emails it took before you considered it spam? That post included a poll which showed that for most people it took at least three emails. For others it was four and for some as low as two. The problem is that good or bad lists will not change unless we do something about it which is what this post is all about. Let's face it, the reason so many people use lists and those really annoying popups is because they work. Yep, those popups and all those crappy emails you keep getting manage to generate sales for those people using them. Still, the fact that they work does not make them any less annoying  :hairout_tb: The question is can we do something to stop people from using them? Well that all depends on whether or not you're willing to make a stand and do something about it. How Making A Stand Can Change The Online World Considering how being a member of these annoying lists are helping to propagate them the solution is to simply unsubscribe from them. Too many people are willing to put up with them thinking that perhaps something of value will come from it. And then when they do buy something it usually results in disappointment. And still they do not unsubscribe and so these lists continue to grow. If more people unsubscribed leaving a note as to why they did so then I'm sure the quality of…

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