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Of Alexa and Blog Stats

So after a long sojurn, I am back with a bang. I have been doing some research on how traffic moves around blogs in particular. I have been keeping an eye on my Alexa traffic rank (currently at 8,71692,178). I am doing very well, since am down from over 12,000,000.

Technorati has me at 2,633,623, not bad at all!

I wanted to see the effect of regular posts, SE optimized posts, initiating a debatable post and the comments it elicits. I now have a clear picture of this, and am still doing research before launching my blog on its permanent home. Some lessons are outlined below;

1. Always write for people. People read your blogs, spiders and robots and bugs crawl it, but they cannot read. Write to entertain and add value to your readers lives, thats why they are giving you their precious time.

2. Blog on topics you are passionate about, and then the rest will follow, no? The passion part is about you sticking to your blog routine without outage. If you are passionate about a topic, write about it. I am still amazed at the Icanhascheezburger blog (a whopping 1,322 on Alexa rankings). Thats what bloggin is about, content with passion for people (or by people).

3. Blog first, then hog later. The food shall come, and come in droves, but blogging with just the money in mind (with my money on my mind, and my mind on the money) will lead to you wriiting for Google, and its spiders. The your blog will be a banner site, and readers have to hunt for content.

What are your thoughts on this? Please comment.

Technorated at Technorati – Claimed

I went over and claimed my blog on Technorati so am now being spidered by those techno spiders. As the web builds good tidings are surely coming the way of you dear reader.

We shall slowly cruise to Technorati Top 100 and rest there with the the gurus and others.

What’s your opinion on this ? Post in comments.