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Blogs which get over 200 hits, while on the Front Page.

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8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #93144  
Lets post here the Front Page blog links which get over 200 hits, while on the Front Page, so we can discuss what is special about them, with a view to helping other Front Page bloggers to increase hits on their own blogs. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #93146  
Full Moon Party - Nov '09

This has 214 hits, and is currently at the bottom of the Front Page.
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8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #93152  
I suppose some bloggers have a lot of subscribers who receive links to their blogs, and who don't look at the front page. Subscribers bump up the number of views.

I would rather receive 75 views and 3 comments than 150 views and 1 comment - you never know how many people read your first paragraph then gave up, or clicked on your blog by accident.

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8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #93156  
But, how do they win over people enough to get subscribed to, so much. We all have lots of friends, so that cant be the only reason.

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8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #93195  
Blog link in Msg # 2 now has 221 hits and is still on the Front Page. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #93202  
B Posts: 140
With regards to the above blog - it could have been a lot of people searching for 'full moon party 09' and it just came up on search engines. Personally, my blogs that get the most views tend to be the ones that are just the name of the place. Also depends on how long blogs stay on the front page - I've had anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days! Reply to this

8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #93204  
I have only 50 people subscribed to my blog. I'd be lucky if half have read it since I published it. I would say I only have 15-20 who read them as soon as I publish them. I think the title of the blog is how to pull in people to read blogs. I have had some good blogs (I thought they were anyway) that got very little hits because of boring or plain title's. Full Moon Nov'09 wouldn't be a great blog of mine. I wrote my blog before that from the perspective of a dog that came to stay at our hut for 3 days. No one read that. I thought it was good!

Full Moon has been on the front page longer than usual. Some of my best blogs always get ran of the front page within 6-10 hours.

Also, It's coming to peak season in Thailand. People will be researching the Full Moon party so that might have an effect. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #93206  
Do you know your public subscribers Darren, or are they strangers?

I suppose it is true that many want to know about Full Moon Parties. It has to be one of the worlds most popular and well known party scenes.

I thought it was good!


It was probably way too good, for the mainstream audience. 😉

Your Full Moon Blog now has 224 viewings, so still going strong. 😊 Reply to this

8 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #93210  

It was probably way too good, for the mainstream audience. 😉



Thanks Mell ; ) Reply to this

8 years ago, November 12th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #93322  
Fundamentalist Iran 5th down the queue on the Front Page now has 226 viewings.

Full Moon Party - Nov '09 now has 294
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8 years ago, November 12th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #93329  

Do you know your public subscribers Darren, or are they strangers?



I have 10 people subscribed that I don't know. Most have subscribed since I was put on the front page. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 12th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #93331  
Thanks for the info Darren. 😊 And congratulations on your soaring viewings count. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 12th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #93344  
To be honest I'd be far happier if i wrote something like Fundamentalist Iran and had over 200 views! Reply to this

8 years ago, November 12th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #93346  
Writing about Iran at all seems to cause the blog to be heavily hit. My Iran blog was never on the Front Page, but it still got a lot of hits, and is still regularly being viewed. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 15 Msg: #93504  
B Posts: 83
I don't have a lot of subscribers (around 20), but I usually get 50 or so hits in the first two days (I know a lot of my readers RSS my blog, so I don't know exactly how many real subscribers I have...i believe 30-50 is a good guess)...I think with me, my formula for success has been making continuous stories over my blogs.

This makes new readers hard to get into my blog unless they read a lot of entries, but once they do, they're hooked. Therefore, I get a lot of repeat readers, but not too many new ones. I agree with vinovat in that I enjoy repeat readers who throughly read my blogs rather than a large number of hits. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 16 Msg: #93505  
B Posts: 83
I must add, I have never been on the front page...however, a lot of my public subscribers are strangers. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #93511  
B Posts: 847
Some get a following because they truly write well. Some because they give very good travel tips. Others because of the off-the-beaten path trips that they do (that others can only vicariously experience), still others because they have all their friends listed as subscribers, some because they write truly hilarious blogs, and this I couldn't figure out --- because they write about (or gossip?) about their sexual escapades!!!! Different folks, different strokes. I'm not here to judge. ;-) Reply to this

8 years ago, November 16th 2009 No: 18 Msg: #93860  
Mell, thank you for starting this thread, and sorry I could not contribute earlier! I have been in the mountains in Pakistan, and the internet barely works here, sometimes...
Thank you, and to others, for the nice comments about my Iran blog. I am about to publish a couple more about Iran, so keep an eye out for that!
Personally, I also remain a bit baffled sometimes as to why some of my blogs get so many hits, and others (sometimes ones that I think are better) not so many. True, I do have quite a few subscribers, because I am contantly on the road and living abroad so meeting lots of new people to add. But at the same time, I know for a fact (based on some of my blog hit numbers) that less than half of them even take a look. I think I am just traveling too much, and people don't always want to hear about it!
But to add to what liliran said, I think it is a combo of good writing, even more-so having some catchy first 4 pics to entice people (has anybody else noticed those blogs that have boobs or some type of sexuality on the first few pics get what more hits?), a catchy title, possibly with some common key words that people might search, and certainly a more exotic location helps too. And maybe, as noted above, the fact that some first page posts stay up for longer than others helps too! Beyond that, who knows!!! Reply to this

8 years ago, November 16th 2009 No: 19 Msg: #93862  
B Posts: 847

...to add to what liliram said, I think it is a combo of good writing, even more-so having some catchy first 4 pics to entice people (has anybody else noticed those blogs that have boobs or some type of sexuality on the first few pics get more hits?).......



quote from nickkembel


It speaks volumes, don't you think? A sneak preview into something sensual/sexual or gossipy almost always invites readership. Human nature. ;-) Reply to this

8 years ago, November 16th 2009 No: 20 Msg: #93863  
But they won't finish reading the blog. They may not even start it...

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