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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tips on Traffic - More Blog Summaries

Today, I came across entries at two different blogs for increasing traffic for your blogs. One is an amusing, tongue-in-cheek offering titled "The Ten Evilest and Mostly Unethical Blogging Hacks", by liberalcowboy at Jack of All Blogs (part of the Fine Fools network). This one talks about ways to boost traffic without getting in trouble. Some are actually acceptable, others are downright sneaky.

The second entry is a more serious offering: "HOW TO: Boost Your Blog Traffic", by Paul Stamatiou. Paul echoes what I said about using Technorati tags (although liberalcowboy scoffs at the use of Technorati, Feedburner, etc.). Although it's very brief, Paul offers a paragraph saying that your blog has to have some style, to be unique, and to have navigation that isn't annoying.

Paul also says that the content should be unique. People eventually get sick of seeing the same thing over and over. Agreed. Do what Darren Rowse suggested a while back: blogging in formation. If I've understood Darren's advice correctly, this essentially means that if you do blog on a hot topic, add something to the collection discussion instead of rehasing.

One acceptable way, in my opinion, is to write a summary of a couple of blogs on a single topic (like I've done here) and add your spin to the discussion. The point is, according to Paul, is that your content has to be useful. So either be first on a topic, or add something new.

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