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April 02, 2007

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the thing that i can get from this post of yours is that content is king and if you want to have more and more visitors on your website. Then you have to put your 99% effort on content and 1% on SEO and marketing.

well for me, post something that is really YOU and give more information about something or maybe related to your topic.

You can attract readers if you provide unique and quality content to them. Also a set of online tutorials on specific subject seems to draw much attention online.

I too think that quite important for blog is its design, so that a good-looking page could attract more people (for example, a blog about fashion needs to be a little bit colorful and in some way fashionable)...

I like the idea of not having a policy unless things get out of control when you have a real estate website. I know that our reputations are on the line but if someone is going to take time to post, provided the language is appropriate, I think it should be addressed and that is the idea of a blog anyway is to have a conversation. I like dealing with comments on a case by case basis and dealing with it as publicly but politely as possible helps keep the discussions clean and moving in the same direction.

Posting quality content is a way to attract readers, better posts are more discussed , increasing both the number of comments and references in other blogs and getting mentioned on other sites and blogs with the same niche, I think, i always the best way to get a readership who keep will returning to your blog...

I have been blogging about a year and my visitors are increasing slowly for each post. I do blog because it is fun, not to attract readers. That is important as well. And be patient, it is going to take time. I have been blogging for one year 120 blog posts and still my readers are few. But it is growing slow, and for each person subscribing to my blog, it will continue to grow.

Just started blogging. Enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing!

great post! definitely helps

Hello, would just like to say when i read this it inspired me to pretty much go back through my articles and fix them up to make my descriptions more thorough so it may show up in search engines more clearly.

Great work, and keep it up. Hope you view my blog as well, still working but i am consistent.

sadly, I find that content- even the most unique, fun and interesting insights and experiences often do not stand a chance against a particularly relevant and well-timed tag. The one day I posted about peekvid being down my readership went up to 20 times the average, but nicely enough has leveled back out at a higher average ever since...

This entry resembles so much Lorelle VanFossen's "Blogging Is About Writing" post at problogger! It’s true what they say: great minds think alike.
I particularly like your observation on ethical SEO.
I have an observation though: "Leave comments and link to your own blog posts that cover a related issue" - I suggest you don't do this. Some bloggers don't like it and they'll add a rel=nofollow tag just to "teach you a lesson" or they'll delete the comment. Others have WordPress plugins that add those nofollow tags automatically - so they don't do it on purpose, but you still don't win anything (OK, maybe some traffic if they have an authority blog). I think the best solution is to do what you do: communicate. Add value to the blogs you visit through your comments. Write such a great entry and link back to a fellow blogger (I remember the time we met) and you'll certainly win more than just a link. You'll win a friend. For me blogging is not about content. It’s about people connecting, communicating. It’s about incisive debates. It’s about networking. It’s about relationships.

I believe "content" is a must for driving traffic.
The rest are secondary.

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