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Stickify Your Blog

Today’s task in the 31 Day Project is to ‘stickify your blog’.

This week’s video post is based upon a tip I mentioned in a recent podcast interview with Yaro and revolves around a technique that I’ve recently used to help convert one off and first time visitors to my blog into RSS subscribers.

It revolves around identifying key points where traffic is entering your blog and then optimizing those points for stickiness either by providing means for subscribing via RSS or email or by driving people deeper into your blog.

Posts mentioned in this video include:

This video goes for 3 minutes and 15 seconds.

PS: this was recorded last week when I had a cold – sorry about my nasally voice :-)

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Comments

  1. Jim Moon says:

    Great tips Darren,

    I currently do not have an “About Me” page but because of this post, it is #1 on my list of things to do today.

    Thanks again !

    Cheers

    Jim Moon

  2. Jason says:

    Excellent tip for enhancing popular pages and making them work for you to gain readership. Majority of readers still struggle with adding feeds to their readers. Breaking it down for them and explaining it is great advice.

  3. Hi Darren, my question is a little bit off topic.
    I was just wondering, blogging with blogspot is it a good idea?

  4. Darren Rowse says:

    Celebrity Hairstyle2007 – check out this post on blog platforms

  5. Kevin says:

    Great advise. I wasn’t getting much subscriptions until I actual started telling people at the end of my post that it’s o.k. for them to subscribe to my blog (I won’t bite).
    Thanx

  6. Marc says:

    The tip about enticing the visitor into going to another page deep in your blog lit up the old light bulb for me. To generalize on this idea, it seems that every page in your blog should entice the viewer to visit yet another page. All traffic must exit a page sooner or later, so it might as well exit onto another page in your blog. Well placed text links sprinkled through your text would suffice for this.

    The porn industry channels traffic in this way to partner web sites. In the case of a blog the channeling occurs between pages within the blog itself.

    Marc

  7. Great post I noticed your feed was going up quickly and now we all know why! I should do this to my site when i get the time.

  8. Briar says:

    Hello everyone. My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
    I am from Norway and know bad English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: “Discounts on hotels, car rentals, vacations and cruises.”

    Thank you very much :(. Briar.

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