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Fa'anoanoaOu te fiafia i sini. E sili loʻu fiafia i sini pe a ou faia e aʻu. O le faaiuga o le tausaga na teʻa nei, na ou faia ai se sini mo aʻu, o le a ou gagauina le 5,000 faailoga i le Technorati i le 2007. O se faaopopoga lea i nisi isi sini na ou setiina. Seʻi vagana ai loʻu soifua maloloina (E matua manaʻomia le paʻu o le pauna), ua ou talepeina sini uma na ou setiina mo aʻu lava, e faaopoopo i laʻu Technorati Rank.

I nai vaiaso ua tuanaʻi, e foliga mai ua 'pipii' laʻu blog i le tuputupu aʻe. E masani ona ou tusia lenei mea a o tagata o loʻo seʻe ese atu mo le taumafanafana. Afai o lau 'tulaga' e le o feʻaveaʻi, e ui lava, o lena e mautinoa lava o loʻo faʻasino i seisi mataupu talu ai e tatau ona tatou onosaʻi uma i le taumafanafana blahs. I ni nai vaiaso ua tuanaʻi, sa ou fiafia lava e vaʻai i laʻu blog o tautau latalata i le 2,010… ua oʻo mai nei i le 2,125.

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Na ou alu mamao lava e faʻatau nisi Adwords mo le 'upega tafaʻilagi. O loʻo ou taulaʻi i le blogging corporate ma social media, faʻatasi ai ma faʻafanua o Adwords mo Indianapolis. Na ou mauaina le tusa ma le 15,000 lagona i faʻasalalauga ae naʻo nai kiliki. Ou te le afaina lena mea, tele, talu ai kiliki tau tupe. O le sini o le faʻasalalauga o le igoa aloaʻia, ae le o fefaʻatauaiga o le tino. Ou te iloa afai e mafai ona ou aumaia loʻu igoa i fafo iina i le saʻo aofia, o le a mulimuli mai le auala. Faʻailoa mai pe a e vaʻai i se tasi o nei faʻasalalauga ma taʻu mai ia te aʻu le mea e te mafaufau i ai.

Ou te fia fiafia foi e faʻalogo i mea ua e misia e uiga i laʻu blog lea na ofoofogia muamua ae leʻi faʻapea. Afai e te matamuli ma e te le manaʻo e fai sau tala i nofoaga faitele, lagona le saoloto e faʻaaoga laʻu itulau faafesootaʻi. Loʻu 'taʻutaʻua ma le tamaoaiga' e foliga mai e sau faʻapitoa mai aʻu WordPress Plugins, ae le o isi mea i luga o le 'upega tafaʻilagi. O sina mea le mautonu talu ai ou te faia sina tele o suʻesuʻega i aʻu autu i aso uma.

Ioe, afai e te manaʻo e fesoasoani tele i aʻu mataupu MA laʻu Technorati Tulaga, tusi e uiga i laʻu blog ma pe faʻafefea ona sosolo i luga o lau blog. Ou te folafola atu ou te matala i faitioga ma tulimatai atu i le faatinoina o nisi suiga i se taimi vave e mafai ai.

13 Faamatalaga

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    So, Doug, once you’ve got to be in the top 5 of Technorati, what’s next, world domination? 🙂

    And here was I thinking the top 10,000 would be a good goal 🙁

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      Hi Des!

      Top 5 would definitely make my day! Top 10,000 is definitely something to be proud of. I honestly don’t pay much attention to the actual number – just that it’s improving. Lately it’s been moving backwards so I’m concerned.

      We’ll both keep plugging away! No doubt you’ll be surpassing me soon!

      Doug

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    You may have hit the six month barrier.

    Technorati only counts links in the past six months, so that means in order for your rank to keep increasing you need to always surpass whatever rate of links you were getting six months ago.

    I found that things got really slow between 1900-2100… then 1450-1900 went pretty fast.

    Then I got sick of it all 🙂

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      I think you’re right Eng! I’ll keep it going. My overall stats (including hits) are a little flat as well. I have read on sites like Failautusi that simply adding more posts could make the difference.

      I’d hate to just write a post for the sake of a post, though. I know he’s not advising that, but that’s what it might be. I like to think I’m adding value that folks can’t find elsewhere. I’m always in search of the unique… something that’s hard to find!

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    I think you provide a good mix of posts and you’ve done really well to surpass the targets you’ve set. I would just keep plugging away.

    Lots of blogs hit patches where there is not much activity. I know that on my blog. My subscriber numbers have doubled over the last 6 months, but traffic recently has remained pretty constant, and my Technorati ranking is stuck around the 100K mark. But it doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for blogging.

    I really enjoy publishing and writing articles and I will keep plugging away. I try not to focus too much on my stats these days but it is good to set targets like you’ve done.

    I’ve seen some bloggers have incredible success within a few months of launching a blog and that is great to see, but for most of us, it takes a lot of effort over several years to see any real return.

    My advice would be to keep writing the blog. If you enjoy doing that then don’t stop.

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      I do love blogging, Itch! No chance that I would stop anytime soon. I just want to make sure I’m still sharing some valuable info with you folks!

      We’ll keep plugging away!

  4. 8

    Doug,
    You don’t suck! I’ve noticed that traffic, incoming links, and new subscribers go in waves. You’re producing valuable content which will continue to get attention. I bet in three weeks you’ll wonder why you wrote this post!

    -Pat

    • 9

      Thanks, Pat! I guess I was feeling a little insecure. You folks are turning out to be a great support group!

      As well, I did notice I’m up to #41 on Todd And’s Power 150 Marketing Blogs. Wow! I jumped up quite a bit there!

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    My whining might be a little premature! I checked and the API is returning a different value for my rank than the web site is! It appears I broke 2,000! I dropped the good folks at Technorati to let them know something is wrong.

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    Hi Doug, and yes I’m still alive. I don’t put much weight on biased stats like Technorati likes to serve. Their stats are easily manipulated and don’t mean much in the real world. I would concentrate on your real stats with whatever counter that you are using. Just keep writing good content on a regular basis and the ROI will come in.

    Just one observation. I realize that you are looking for the corporate traffic, but you might want to consider lightening up your image a little. You will notice that the Seth Godin’s, Steve Rubels (and the Bloke Blokes 🙂 go out of their way to present a more lighthearted image. But then again, they are a little older and have already reached a certain level in the corporate world. So it is a judgement call and something that you might consider experimenting with.

    Like Itch said, some make it to the top fast. But they are mostly opportunists who have managed to game the system, or were networked with an a-lister who helped them along the way. But for the rest of us doing it the honest way it takes a great deal of time and effort.

    Keep on keeping on bro.

    …BB

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    And keep in mind that all the time new blogs are added to the list. Though even though your total ranking might decline a bit, in total numbers you are still the top x %

    And then you have to take into consideration who your target audience is. A blog that features less specialized content will naturally have a better chance of gaining a large audience. In other words, it really counts where your rating stands compared to other blogs and sites about marketing and technology.

    As a last reserve, you can always use headlines containing references to female body parts;)

    Keep up the good work and keep the smile.

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