Article first published as Promoting Your Blog on Facebook: The Nuts and Bolts Guide on Technorati.
This morning I decided to dive into a bit of promotion in social media. I have quite a bit of content now and thought it was time I started putting some serious thought into generating some more traffic. My first choice for advertising in social media was Facebook, no suprises there right?
I did have a bit of trouble figuring out how to get my blog articles feeding on to my brand new Facebook page and I am assuming if you are reading this article you have intentions to promote your website on Facebook as well, if this is the case then please read on because if you know as little as I did about it when I started then this article will save you a lot of frustration. Continue reading “Promoting Your Blog On Facebook: The Nuts & Bolts Guide”
My Google Analytics PDF Report for first month of blogging.
For those of you interested in what my Google Analytics statistics look like for my very first month of blogging look like, take a look at this PDF report: Google Analytics Report – July 2010. My AdSense efforts have earned me a grand total of 27 cents.
Because I have never run a blog before I have no idea if this is a really good or a really average start. Perhaps someone could comment on this for me.
For those of you wondering where I got this fancy looking report from, it is actually a service offered free by Google called ‘Google Analytics’ and you can use it for any websites at all.
It is fantastic for tracking all kinds of data about visitors to your website. If you are interested you can check it out here.
This morning I spent a bit of time working on increasing the traffic to my blog. I came across a great resource in the form of a list of links to blog directories and news aggregators that you can submit your blog articles to so that you are able to reach wider audiences. Boosting your blog traffic is very important, especially if you are trying to make money from advertising and affiliate programs.
I really have to say that the best thing I did today that had almost instantaneous results was submitting my blog to StumbleUpon. I kid you not, my daily average of about 8 to 10 unique visitors per day skyrocketed to 118 in a matter of a few hours.
Don’t believe me? Check out this screenshot of my analytics page from this afternoon!
Ponderings after the first week of my blogging career.
I am onto day 6 of running my very first blog and I must admit that it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. After spending the morning reading about blogging for beginners and blogging tips etc I am suprised at the amount of blogs there are that are about blogging and there is certainly no shortage of people offering their two cents worth about how a blog should be run.