Sorry that was click bait, I don’t have any real answers, but I did try an interesting experiment. I normally post on Monday Wednesday and Friday. So, on the first week I did just that. On the second week, I reposted each post on the next day then all three posts on Saturday. On the third week, I posted just three times but spam posted on twitter. On the fourth week, I posted three times but spent a lot of time commenting on other people’s blogs. Now I know it’s not very scientific because the quality of the blogs post can vary a great deal plus there is a huge element of luck. Having said all that here are the results;
Week one (post three times) 125 views, 79 visitors 84 likes and 37 comments (includes my replies)
Week two (Re-posting each article at least twice) – 161 views, 79 visitors, 107 likes and 36 comments. The increased visits where mainly on Saturday the rest of the week was the same as the previous, so I think re-posting on Saturday is a good idea.
Week Three (Spamming twitter) 124 views, 77 visitors, 70 likes and 39 comments. I got lots of extra follows and retweets and likes on my tweets but according to the stats only one click from twitter. I think twitter can be a bit of a game you get lots of likes in the hope someone will do the same but no one is really that interested in your articles.
Week four (commenting on other blogs) 150 views, 88 visitors, 65 likes 21 comments.
Well it would appear that re-posting on the weekend and interacting with other bloggers is the way to go. Twitter for me is currently a waste of time but I’m going to continue with it.
I’m sorry it sounds a bit mercenary that connecting with bloggers just to increase my traffic. In my defense, I had been planning to do more of that anyway. I have been missing reading others blogs so it was a case of killing two birds with one stone. However, spending more time reading blogs has caused me a problem with my book. I get up early at 6 am to work on it before work, but the past week I have done a lot less because I’ve been using some of that time to read and comment on blogs. I’m going to have to use that time strictly for writing and read blogs in the evening and on the weekends. The only problem is that work has been so horrible I’ve been working very late hours I have no energy in the evenings. There is only one answer it to give up work!
Feel free to share any tips you have for increasing your blog traffic.