Since I gave this blog a bit of a spruce up I?ve been looking at ways to increase visitor numbers so that more people get a chance to see this wonderful website (ahem). I?ve looked at plug-ins, SEO, formatting of posts, keywords, social media, and many other hints and tips that are offered when you go googling for ?How to get more visitors on your blog?.
The fact of the matter is that there is only one sure way of getting people to visit and read your blog:
Content is King
If you write interesting and informative articles that people actually want to read and know about then they will come. Google will do it?s job and send people your way, and if you?re lucky others may Stumpleupon it or Digg it. The truth is that a lot of what I write here is personal to me and will not interest anyone else. That is a fact and for that reason I will never have a ?popular? blog. I have written some interesting and useful articles before, and these do continue to get hits but these are one-off visitors and not the type who will subscribe to read the remainder of my posts.
Here are my top 3 visited posts:
- Euroferries service between Ramsgate and Boulogne
- How to degauss a TV
- Best Fancy Dress Ever
The solution for me would be to stop writing about myself and only write about subjects that may be of interest to others but I won?t be doing that for two reasons:
- I don?t have many interesting things to write about
- This blog is about me, and has been my online diary since May 2004. I like to sometimes through the archives and seeing what I?ve been up to.
I think this all means that I shouldn?t really be concentrating on getting more visitors and should just continue what I?ve been doing. If it happens, it happens.