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“How to evaluate a blog” – The Online Manual

May 3rd, 2011 | By
“How to evaluate a blog” – The Online Manual

Several months ago, I wrote a series of blogposts, turned tutorial, about “How to evaluate a blog”. The series helps people improve blogs on key criteria such as traffic, speed, usability, use of real estate, graphic presentation and SEO. For all intents and purposes, it can also be used as a list of hints and (…)

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BlogTips Tutorial:
How to analyse your blog’s visitors statistics

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br />How to analyse your blog’s visitors statistics

A serious blog is geared towards its audience. As a serious blogger, it is important you understand your audience, your readers. Simple and free tools like Google Analytics, will give you heaps of figures, but how do you make sense out of all that? What do these figures mean and what can I do with (…)

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How to evaluate a blog – Part 2:
Check the numbers

Sep 17th, 2010 | By
How to evaluate a blog – Part 2:<br/>Check the numbers

We can discuss blog statistics, visitor trending and referral patterns for days and on end. We don’t need too many figures for a general blog evaluation: only the basic traffic statistics will already give us a good view of: the blog and visitors’ profiles, and a trend over time. The main purpose of this exercise (…)

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Publish a full RSS feed, or a teasers only ?

Sep 9th, 2010 | By
Publish a full RSS feed, or a teasers only ?

Have you ever asked yourself the question to feature full blogposts in your RSS feed, or to only publish a teaser? Maybe you should! I used my personal blog with a humble 700-800 RSS subscribers, as a test case.



RSS to Twitter: The Big Boys Have Arrived

Dec 16th, 2009 | By
RSS to Twitter: The Big Boys Have Arrived

I have posted before about how you can capitalize on your Twitter social community to increase traffic onto your blog. Regularly tweeting the new posts on your blog is the secret. I tweet a few thousand posts per month, accounting for over 100,000+ visits on my aggregator blogs. What tools are on the market to (…)

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Twitter drives traffic to your blog. But how much?

Nov 15th, 2009 | By
Twitter drives traffic to your blog. But how much?

I wrote before on how to use Twitter to drive traffic to your blog. I also published a short case study about the influence Twitter-generated traffic had onto my blogs. Most of the evidence of Twitter-to-Blog traffic was circumstantial though: Google Analytics only tracks referral site traffic. As More and more people use a desktop (…)

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How successful is your blog?

Sep 20th, 2009 | By
How successful is your blog?

You created your blog, and write posts, write posts, write posts… Gradually, your audience grows. You get comments, get other bloggers linking to you,… Your blog has a lift-off. But how much of a lift-off? Are you flying in orbit, or are you barely clearing the tree tops? How do you measure your blog’s performance. (…)

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Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

Jun 20th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

A serious blog is geared towards its audience. As a serious blogger, it is important you understand your audience, your readers. When I started blogging, I struggled to understand my blog traffic. Simple and free tools like Google Analytics, gave me heaps of figures and graphs, but it took me a while before I could (…)

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5 things to do after creating a new blog

Jun 19th, 2009 | By
5 things to do after creating a new blog

OK, you did it, you created a new blog! You post a few entries on which you sweat for days, give it the best of your best. But what’s next? Here are five basic steps I follow for every new blog I create:



Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 2: Traffic Quality

Jun 19th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 2: Traffic Quality

In Part 1 of this series we concentrated on the quantity of your blog visitors. We used a case study based on the 300,000 visitors on The Road to the Horizon, my personal non-profit blog. In Part 2, we will focus on the quality of your traffic: Based on the 7 main groups of traffic (…)

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10 Free blogging tools I use daily

May 26th, 2009 | By
10 Free blogging tools I use daily

There is a mass of interesting tools available for the serious and less serious blogger. Here are 10 free tools I use almost daily for my blog. 1. Picasa