Blogging Tips & Business Tips

1. Make every post valuable. The impulse to subscribe requires a catalyst — the sense that the visitor has found something valuable: something for keeps. Placing a lot of value in one post will heighten that impact.

2. Hint at an un-missable future. Darren Rowse calls this ‘creating anticipation‘, and doing so involves creating post series, hinting at future content, and so on. In other words, this method makes the visitor feel like they will be missing out of they don’t subscribe. It reminds them that the blog they’re viewing isn’t a static thing — it’s ever-changing.

3. Prove your record with popular posts. A compelling list of popular posts in your sidebar makes the case that your blog provides consistent value. While one outstanding post on the main page is impressive, it’s no guarantee that the post isn’t simply an exception to your blog’s usual content. A list of great popular posts reassures potential subscribers that they can expect more of the same quality in future.

4. Write or exchange guest posts on highly-targeted blogs. A good guest-post on a well-trafficked, well-targeted blog is almost guaranteed to result in a spike in subscribers. This is because visitors are arriving at your blog from your guest-post with an already positive initial opinion of what you do. If your subscriber count has reached a plateau or even dropped, a guest-post is generally all it takes to kick-start the subscriber growth process.

5. Tap into new audiences. Exposing your blog or website to the same audiences over and over again is will guarantee that your subscriber count remains stagnant. You must always be searching out new audiences and moving to greener pastures.

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6. Post less instead of posting filler. A potential subscriber will want to be reassured that you aren’t going to fill up their feed reader with irrelevant or low-value posts. When it comes to growing your subscriber count, posting less often with a greater emphasis on value can be a highly effective strategy.

7. Offer an incentive. This usually takes the form of an eBook offered only through a link at the bottom of your feed. While some people will subscribe only as long as it takes to grab your eBook, you’ll find that others decide that your feed looks valuable in its own right.

8. Publish full feeds. A simple measure, but an effective one. If subscribers are highly important to you, make sure you publish full feeds. Many people who regularly read feeds don’t like having to click through partial feeds. The partial-feed format also gives each feed article less room to grip the reader and draw them into your post.

9. Write a mini sales page for your feed. I saw this recently and thought it was a great idea! Persuasion works, and there’s no reason you can’t apply it to your feed!

10. Take a break! The post Hexadecimal HTML Color Codes and Names remained at the top of the main page of Skelliewag for over a week during my recent mini-break. Expecting a slight drop in subscribers as a result seemed logical, but instead, I found that my subscriber count had risen by over 400! I suspect this is because new visitors were seeing the ‘25 Paths’ post, which struck a chord with a lot of people, as opposed to a post which was a good but not great. It’s interesting to consider whether posting only high-effort, highly time-consuming posts, but much less often (say, once a week) might actually see your blog grow faster than if you posted several good but not great posts each week. It’s something I might experiment with in future. As you can tell, I don’t mind being a guinea pig for new methods!

Drive New Traffic to Your Blog Using Spotplex


Are you someone who always submits your blog posts to Digg hoping it gets enough “Diggs” to make their front page? Well, here’s a new site that takes all the work out of having to submit your post each time. Spotplex is a free service that dynamically provides an instant, impartial ranking of popular web content based on unique number of page views. That means the more people that read your blog posts, the more popular your content is and it will rank higher on Spotplex.

By inserting a single line of HTML code into your blog, you can instantly track the number of post reads. This will then be dynamically updated on the Spotplex site which is essentially like the model, except you don’t need to vote or “Digg” a post. The voting is done dynamically by how popular your blog posts are.

Their free service also provides you detailed analytics of your blog as well as potentially driving new traffic to your site. Spotplex also offers bloggers downloadable widgets to instantly analyze viewer traffic and to list other popular articles on your blog, increasing reader retention over time. Here’s an illustration as to exactly how the Spotplex model works.


It’s fairly easy to install for both Blogger and WordPress and is only one line of javascript code. All you need to do is enter your blog url and Spotplex will automatically find your rss feed and provide you with a few options for installing it. The sidebar Spotplex widgets seem like a pretty cool addition as well but I didn’t bother using them.


You’ll then be asked which type of blog platform you’re using (supports multiple types) and if you want a Spotplex image or not. You can also easily add it to your Blogger blog by clicking on the “Add Widget” button. This way you don’t need to muck with the template code. I prefer to not use a widget and just paste the javascript code (without the buton) right into my template somewhere in the HEAD section.


WordPress users can add it as a sidebar widget or also just copy the .js code and paste it into their header.php file.

If you are tired of “Digging” each one of your posts and your site gets a lot of traffic, this might be a great alternative for you. Spotplex is nowhere near as popular as Digg (at least not yet) but it doesn’t hurt using both services especially since Spotplex requires no manual post submissions. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Micro-blogging is a new form of blogging which allows people to write small text updates (mostly up to 150 Character and publish them easily, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group by adding some tags or like that can be chosen by the person. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web.

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Everybody till now might be knowing about Page Rank but still for newbies don’t know about it let me tell you what it is and how it affects the blogging experience..

PageRank is basically a conceptual method of using the way websites Link together to deduce their relative importance. For example, many people might link to the BBC News website, that means it is a relatively important site while Joe Bloggs’ homepage might only be linked to by a few close friends and family, which again reflects its relative importance.

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