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Offline Tabris

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How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:42:41 AM »
I wrote a funny blog entry about how my tousle-haired, winter-pale baby ate a purple popsicle at the playground and ended up looking like nothing more than Edward Cullen.  I posted a picture from one of the movies because many of my readers wouldn't know whom I was talking about.

WHAMMO!  An instant boost of about 75-100 hits per day. All of them via google search, apparently.

A similar but smaller effect happened when I posted a picture of Chuck Norris (and didn't even use his name!)

Next I guess I should post a picture of Harry Potter and then I get another hundred hits a day. All of them from people who would be less interested in my blog than they would be in a cabbage that could recite Shakespeare in the original Klingon.  :no:

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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 08:54:49 PM »
For some reason, I got a big boost of visitors today bc I blogged about Word counts. It's no Edward Cullen, but sheesh. Now I'm going over to your blog to read about the vampiric baby...
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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 06:04:22 PM »
Ha ha ha! Good for you, Tabris.

That opens the door to a lot of possibilities... you could work in phrases like, "As Stephanie Meyer would say..." to boost your traffic.

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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 04:56:01 PM »
hmm.  i posted a pic of chris evans on my blog, mostly for my personal satisfaction, but nothing's really happened as far as i know (i've also mentioned him in several posts, so he probably thinks i'm psychotic).  but whatever.  not like we'll ever meet. 

i made an entire post on how bella swan is a weak female protagonist.  that probably turned ppl against me too ;D
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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 06:22:59 PM »

i made an entire post on how bella swan is a weak female protagonist.  that probably turned ppl against me too ;D

Actually, I think there are a ton of people who agree with you on this one.   :wink:
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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 07:47:46 PM »
lol, thanks, meddy!
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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 09:04:23 PM »
Now you've got me thinking of ways to work pictures of celebs into my posts lol.

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I'm one of em! Think i commented on that post lol.
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Re: How I boosted my blog traffic :-b
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010, 09:10:31 PM »
ah!  you totally did mayowa!  and i totally responded ;D  karma!

lol including pics of celebs is fun! 
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