I am feeling a little matronly today and am going to answer an email from an 18 years old student. Hey Bobby, I hope you do not mind me using your email as a blog topic? I give you a link in return ok?
i run a blog writing about general social-political-management issues at 69tribe.com. now the blog is mainly used as my general paper blog i’m wondering how do i increase my daily page views.
Well…social-political is not something that everyone likes. It is a bit like religion. People tend to shy away from it unless you dare to go all out to be David and fight Goliath. Write something about Samy Vellu or that Singapore PM what’s his name?
I notice you are monetizing your blog with paid posts and that is one reason why traffic will not be attractive. People do not like blogs with paid posts. Only die-hard paid post bloggers support each other. So, once a blog is filled with paid posts, it is as good as dead.
Moreover, I don’t think I have seen you around my blog or the regular blogs I visited. You see, in order for people to like you, you have to show a sincere interest first. Otherwise, no one is going to visit.
like what kind of methods u used to gain traffic in the initial stages.
I didn’t do anything to increase traffic. Because blogging is purely for self-satisfaction. If you are a new blogger and you start having people reading what you write, expecting you to come up with better and even better posts each day, it will cause the blogger to die a premature death from trying too hard. Your blog is only four months old so don’t expect anything. My other subsidiary blogs also take about one year before it gains a decent traffic.
currently i rely heavily on (some blog portal) for my page views.
my blog posts had been featured on tomorrow.sg and some other singaporean blog portals, but my traffic are just once-off – meaning ppl come and read a particular post and they never revisit again.
True. Because we cannot rely on people visiting us. We have to visit them. Unless you are some Hollywood celebrities. Which you are not, unfortunately.
just wondering how do i use these platforms to have repeat visitors or do u have any other suggestions on increasing readership and not just one-off readers?
Those platforms don’t give us much traffic. For me, the traffic from there are pathetic. My regular readers read my blog because I treat it like I am writing to them personally. It is a one-to-one conversation, with the human touch. No one likes to read a one person talking, i.e. a blogger explaining something.
Now, I am feeling generous and wish to give you some suggestions:
1) Your blog layout is not that great for helping you to make an income. I see that you have nuffnang and adsense. But you placed them so far down below. If you are interested to actually make money, you need to kick those stuffs on top like the calendar (no one uses a calendar anymore) and place nuffnang followed by your adsense. Otherwise, why clutter your blog?
2) I notice that you did not link to any bloggers except your own clique. Try some ass-licking method. Go find Ahpek.com and read his other blogs on how to be a better blogger. Why you never link to any one of my blogs and yet, you think I will take time to answer your email with no capitals, no full stop ah? You have to praise my blogs sky high and probably, I will return favour also. That’s life, people ass lick a bit here and there. It makes the ass-licker known to the one getting the ass-licked. The licked-ass feel happy so she/he returns favour. You have to apply this in your job, your life and even to your mother-in-law before you marry her daughter.
3) Young people tends to get too ambitious and thinks they can be like those whom had blogged for a long time. You cannot. It takes time. And as I said, a great blogger has to write with the heart, mind and soul. Otherwise, the blog is just another useless piece of shit clogging the internet. Of course, I am not talking about your site but just making a vivid illustration. Bloggers are full of shits, mostly.
Now, excuse me, I gotta go pangsai.
Everyone, please visit www.69tribe.com while I pangsai.
Oh I forgot another important factor. I got one Chao Ah Beng who is my #1 fansee who gives me real and non ass-licking feedbacks. Blek.