About a month ago, I was moaning and groaning about how upgrading this blog from Banana Feed to Banana Scoop reset our indexing and essentially sent us to ground zero. Well I’m more than glad to inform you that we’re back on top getting a healthy 300 – 400 hits a day and growing. In my opinion, as vain as it is, I see page hits as a measurement of success, and in my eyes, what we’re accomplishing is absolute success. I’m sure big name blogs and entertainment sites would scoff their heads, but success is in the eye of the beholder, and I’m going to share with you how I got my ‘success’.
This article will talk about how I get the most viewership out of my blog. Forget the cheesy page on WordPress that tells you how to get traffic or any of those other posts that talk about that, I’m talking the dirty, under the table stuff people tend to overlook. We do real talk here. This isn’t for bloggers who write poems, anecdotes and post quotes hoping to get noticed. Take that shit to Tumblr. If you legitimately want a successful blog in terms of viewers, take a look at these points.
Adjust Your Target Audience to Maximize Viewership, Talking About Your Feelings Isn’t Something Everyone Wants to Read
From my perspective, the successful blogs are the ones that entertain the most. And if you don’t have your target audience in mind and understand the numbers that encompass that audience, then you’re going to be very disappointed. Take the example I pointed out above regarding those who post quotes about life, write poems and colorful anecdotes about their experiences. Don’t get me wrong, there are probably some of the greatest soulful writers hidden as a gem from some of these blogs. But in a sea of absolute crap and garbage, who has the time to read every Philosophical Penny and Deep David out there? And just how many people a day did you think they’d want to read about the ups and downs of someone else’s life?