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Getting traffic to your blog?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by badger1998, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. badger1998

    badger1998 New Member

    My paper/section just started a new blog - on preps, pros, college, local athletes, etc...

    We're blogging all the time and promoting our new blog on sports cover, on paper's web page, on sports main web page but still almost no comments!

    Any ideas on how to drive traffic - better promotion ideas, topics, style of blog, etc... - would be appreciated.
  2. Naked ladies.
  3. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    start a username on here as the name of the blog. that seems to work OK.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Keep the cross-promotion going, write interesting stuff that isn't run-of-the-mill. Insightful but not newspaper-worthy. The 20 grand bet between Gilbert Arenas and DeShaun Stevenson in practice is a perfect example.

    More so, just keep at it, people will find it and you'll see the readership grow in front of your eyes.
  5. I'd say being consistent is the most important. If it's always there, people will eventually keep checking it. But if you slack off, which is easy to do with an actual newspaper to put out, readership will drop dramatically. Either do it on a set schedule, or be updating it all the time. That's the best way.
  6. musicman

    musicman Member

    Incorporate gambling. Tease it -- always. Like sex, it sells.
  7. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Comments aren't as important as page views. Actually, I'd say comments aren't usually indicative of the number of page views you actually have.
  8. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Link to other blogs.

    A mention of your blog in the newspaper won't get you nearly as many hits as you think.
    Get a link from a big-time blog = lots of hits
  9. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    A_F is right.

    (I just had to post this, just so I could say I'd said it one time.)
  10. donaugust

    donaugust Member

    If registration is required to post comments, perhaps a trial period to open in which the registration requirement is suspended would give a kick-start.
  11. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    And honestly unless there's something interactive in the blog, i.e. some poll or asking for readers' input, you aren't going to get many comment. I've found that most people only take the time to make a comment when they disagree with/dislike what you wrote.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Tub girl.
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