How many subscribers do you have? Where did they come from? Are they friends and family or mostly strangers? Do you "recruit" people or never pay attention? Do you think having subscribers plays an important roll getting hits on your blog?
I have mostly friends and family and less than 20 subcribers overall, but my blogs have averaged over 150 hits somehow so I don't think they are really important. Thoughts?
Hello Nate 😊
I have 20 Public Subscribers and 21 Recommenders.
I have no clue who the Public Subscribers are. None of them have ever emailed me, or left any comments on my blogs. They just appeared one by one, over the last couple of years.
The number of recommends I have is likely due to the fact that I chat with a lot of TravelBloggers. I think, who is seen is who gets recommended most frequently.
Also, my blogs get on the Front Page, which causes more viewings. In fact, it is likely what causes the most viewings. After you have 3 recommends, your blogs go on the Front Page.
Do you "recruit" people or never pay attention?
No, I dont actively recruit people to recommend me or subscribe to my blog, but I suppose chatting with a lot of people both by Private Message and on the forums and leaving comments on a lot of the blogs has the side effect of people getting recruited.
Interesting, can you tell a difference in the number of hits when your blog falls of the front page? and never getting comments from your public subscribers? kinda wierd! I have one person I don't know and I wish he would speak up and give feedback as to why he was interested in the blog
Yeah, the blogs certainly get more frequently hit, while they are on the Front Page. In one day they can get 50 to 200 hits or more occasionally, while they are on the Front Page. After that they get a trickle of hits happening periodically.
You could email your subscriber and ask him about his interest in your blogs. He is likely just somebody who was browsing around the internet looking for something to read, and liked your blogs, so hit the subscribe button to get notifications every time you produce something new.
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is my most frequently viewed blog. This one got over 300 hits, while it was on the Front Page. Maybe something to do with there being a lot of photos on it, unlike my other blogs which often only have one photo.
I have 27 subscribers and 5 recommenders. About 7 of my subscribers are family, another 5 or so from a motorcycle forum I post on and the others just happened. I get a good number of hits from being on the front page but I also notice hits increase sharply as I post links to my blog on the MC forum I mentioned and when I make an announcement on Twitter or Facebook.
Lastly I get hits when I post on one of my MC new groups. I have the my TB address on my signature line on email I send out.
However I have one blog that is about to hit 1000 hits. I did a product review on a motorcycle product and on google it comes up as a top hit when you search for the product. I think I get between 80-100 hits a month just on that one blog. I think those viewers then look at other blog entries that Ihave written.
I never announce my blogs, nor do I (intentionally) promote them. I have 20 subscribers (most are random people I've never met/talked to).
It's funny, some of my entries hit really well (one of my entries hit over 800 times in the first 2 days) and I've come to notice some things.
-The title/content contains really attention grabbing material. For example, one of my best hitting entries is titled 45-year old women, elementary school friends and dumb blondes and contains pretty hilarious material. This is the biggest reason for getting tons of hits.
-Usually, posting in an "exotic" location will garner more hits. By "exotic" I mean places most of the people on travelblog don't live in full-time. Considering Travelblog is almost exclusively English-speaking, when I blog with the location set in Japan, my entries have a lot more hits.
-Many travelbloggers say photos grab readers, but I have marginally good photos at best...and still do ok, so not sure I really agree with this premise, but I've seen that my entries with zero photos get markedly less views.
Oh, and I only have 1 recommendation so I'm not on the front page...can't comment on that aspect, but I'm pretty certain that will garner a lot of hits.
Not sure which forum this should be posted on but this is pretty close.
While I am interested in who has subscribed to my blog, and can easily see who they are on the Subscriber list on the Control Panel, I am equally interested in who I have subscribed to.
Usually I subscribe to someone who I wish to follow, and after awhile, based upon the quality of their blogs, I Recommend them.
However, I do not know where I can find a list of those who I have subscribed to in order to see what has happened to them. Some have just disappeared in the middle of a trip and I haven't noticed that their blogs are no longer coming. Having such a list would allow me to check them out occasionally.
Is it possible to produce another subscription list of those we have subscribed to?
In response to: Msg #151126
Missed this one earlier, sorry.
Technically, a reverse version of the subscriber list would probably be possible - but would be lower down on the 'to do' list.
Will post it for the developers and see what they say.
I don't know any of my subscribers & the only 'active' recruitment I do is a sentence on my Travelblog letting people know they can subscribe if they want.
Not sure if the subscribers make a difference to hits as I only have 9.
Blogs about exotic places definitely get more hits, my UK blogs never get a lot apart from my Stonehenge blog, a blog about proposing to my now wife & a blog about my nan's birthday at the Ritz lol.