Ever since blogging has gained in popularity people have debated about the optimal number of posts you should be posting. There are those that say if you post too little you will lose your readers and those that say if you post too much you will overwhelm them and also lose your readers. Is there a magic number of posts you should be writing everyday?
I have a completely different take on it, and I’m not necessarily saying I’m right because there are so many factors for a blogger to consider. But the way I see it is that the most important thing is that you’re consistent. I believe that once you set the expectations for your readers, you need to be consistent.
If your blog readers are used to you only posting once a week then I don’t think you will lose any subscribers by not blogging enough. On the other hand if you write five blog posts per day and then all of the sudden cut back to a couple posts per week it is more likely that you will start to lose your audience.
So instead of worrying about finding the magic number of posts to write just be consistent and give your readers what they have grown to expect.
Darren Rowse from ProBlogger posted a great list of 34 reasons why people unsubscribe from your blog. Darren asked his readers their thoughts on why they unsubscribe from blogs, over 109 people commented and Darren classified all the responses and posted the data.
There are definitely some really interesting reasons why people will unsubscribe from a blog. If you’re a blogger, I would consider reading this post and then reading it again to make sure that you’re not losing your audience for any of these reasons.
We all spend so much effort building an audience that it’s critical we lose as few readers as possible. Similar to the business saying where it’s cheaper to keep existing customers rather than finding new ones.
Loren Baker from Search Engine Journal wrote a great guide to buying links, directory listings, and paid reviews for blogs. Loren does a great job of breaking down all the different vendors that sell links, paid reviews, and directory listings. Loren also covers tips for purchasing links from these sources.
Here is what he had to say about Text Link Ads and ReviewMeâ
Text Link Ads is probably the most popular of the link ad companies, with over 10,000 publishers in their network and a lot of promotions and advertising on SEO and publisher industry blogs and sites. Link prices are based upon the authority of each site and charged per month.
ReviewMe is a more targeted approach to paid blogger reviews. Advertisers are given access to ReviewMeâs lists of niche publishers, and can request reviews on specific blogs (and only those blogs), instead of using the mass review approach. The end result is more thoughtful content and reviews of your products, for a higher price. Pricing is set per blog and based upon that blogâs popularity, readership and incoming links.
For anyone that is looking to catch up on their linkbait reading, Lyndon Antcliff has posted The Enormous Linkbait List that contains a list of more than 65 links to articles on linkbaiting. These articles cover everything from what linkbait is to advanced guides to linkbaiting and more.
This is a great resource for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you are new to linkbaiting or if you’ve been writing viral content for years, there is something in here for you. It is funny because this list of linkbait articles is actually a good linkbait article in of itself.
[via: Search Engine Land]
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, has just announced that as of tomorrow they will take down the Top Diggers list in an attempt to slow down the gaming of Digg.
After considerable internal debate and discussion with many of those who make up the Top Digger list, we’ve decided to remove the list beginning tomorrow.
Even though Kevin says that this move was discussed with many Diggers that make up the Top Digger list I expect that this will upset quite a few of the active members. I personally know several people whom are top diggers and I can tell you this as much news to them as it is to you and I.
It is widely known that Digg can be a powerful resource for link building. A story that hits the homepage of Digg can often result in 500-1000 links to that site. This has made Digg very popular within the SEO community and because there are many people who can’t write good enough content to make the homepage they resort to trying gaming the system.
What does this have to do with the story? Well many people have begun offering Top Diggers payment if they will submit their stories and many are even trying to buy powerful Digg accounts. So will this slow it down? I suppose it will a little bit but that comes at the expense of making the core user base of Digg upset. It will still not be hard to find out who the powerful Diggers are either, but it will slow a lot of people down
It will be interesting to see how the community reacts to this news. What do you think, will it upset the Diggers? Will this slow down the gaming of Digg?
[via: Marketing Pilgrim]