Archive for the 'Building Blog Traffic' Category

Killing Dofollow Comments Worked!

Last month I wrote that I’m Done With Dofollow Comments, explaining that I believed that this blog was being penalized because so many of the urls in those dofollow comments were pointing to what search engines in general and Google in particular refer to as “bad neighborhoods” and that I was going to disable the […]

Contest Ideas

I’ve been thinking lately about running contests on this (and a few other) blogs and the one thing I keep running up against is the problem of prizes.  What sort of things make worthwhile prizes on what I can only categorize as a miserly prize budget?  Unfortunately I don’t have a stock of handy promotional […]

Random Redirect WordPress Plugin

In a Stumbleupon kind of way people get a different random entry every time they use the random url, which allows them to get a look at more of your blog than they ordinarily would, probably finding interesting stuff along the way that they would otherwise have missed.

Build Traffic With CommentLuv and Lucia’s Linky Love

I recently discovered something that I think is going to turn out to be a really popular plugin.  It’s the CommentLuv WordPress plugin. When enabled, it looks for the most recent post on the RSS feed at the url that the commenter leaves when posting the comment and adds a link to that post at […]

“Link Juice” And Social Bookmarking Sites

Anybody that’s been around the web in general and blogging in particular knows very much the value of social bookmarking sites, like Digg, Technorati, StumbleUpon and others. They’re the source of a lot of traffic and it’s helpful to be indexed in their sites.  If you’ve got the SearchStatus plugin for Firefox and you enable […]