Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thanks, but ...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I do not ignore it, at all...":

Interesting experience and background. I am shocked you don't draw a following -- can u use your PBS program as a medium to advertise your blog address?

Ben's response:

Thanks muchly.

The posts are picking up.

I don't think PBS cross-links.

Think Tank notified its own list of about a thousand people.

We have a few good links.

But I know some weblogs that have 20-30-40 links.

I am 99.44% sure they did not negotiate each one individually.

Any guidance from you or others would be greatly appreciated?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have asked this question for months. I'm surprised no one has figured it out for you yet. Can you ask your crack assistant to find out how to add links to your blog? You can add as many links on your own weblog as you want. You have to modify the web page yourself though. You need to ask someone who is familiar with the blog software to do this for you if you can't do it yourself. If you find such a person who can do this for you, all you need to do is provide them with a list of the websites you want to appear on your own website and tell them to code them into your blog. It's simple. You just need to ask someone in your circle if they have the knowhow to do it. It won't cost you anything and you don't have to ask permission. The flip side of this is, if you want your blog to be listed on someone ELSE's website you will have to individually negotiate that with them.

Also your blog is really hard to read because everything is centered. Left justified text is standard and really the only way to print anything in English. When you find the right person to modify your blog for the links you want it to carry, ask them to look into why everything is centered. It looks terrible.

November 02, 2006  
Blogger Eric McErlain said...

I've been blogging for five+ years, and there are some basic things you need to be doing in order to generate more traffic.

Blogs are conversations, and are really a lot like talk radio. That means embedding links to other sources in your text -- especially links to other bloggers.

I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true: Outbound links generate inbound traffic.

Other bloggers notice when you link to their stuff. Which means they're more likely to link back to you, and generate more traffic.

Try it, it works. If you have any question, please feel free to drop me an email.

November 03, 2006  

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