Monday was a memorable and unusual day for Homepreneurs blog. Generally, the blog has between 130 and 150 hits per day, with some days as high as 220 or so each week. The net result is 1000 blog visits every 7 to 10 days, a consistent number for most of 2012. Yesterday, the blog had 488 hits – recorded by WordPress – far exceeding the previous high visit day of 325 in January, 2012. Tuesday that number was over 470. What gives?
I’m thrilled that we had so many visitors; Homepreneurs is free and designed to help people find jobs, home business issues and related. My interest is how and these numbers suddenly spiked. Of course these numbers are relative. 500 hits in a day is nothing for major sites, but analyzing why is interesting and important.
Maybe topic? The post was about business applications for iPad, always popular. Digging deeper into WordPress stats, the story received modest traffic. The big winner – Monday and Tuesday – was about business logos, a post published in December 2011.
Posting time? I find that posting a little after midnight, local time, does well. After all, North America may be sleeping, but more than half the world is awake.
Then I noticed a neighbor blogger in WordPress re-blogged the post. While I don’t have stats to prove cause, it makes sense. Extra exposure is never bad, especially when creating a blog following.
My advice: be friends with other bloggers and re-blog other posts occasionally.
Post at night so a world audience pays attention.
Use multiple sites to increase name recognition and SEO. Search “Homepreneurs” on Google, Bing or Yahoo. Each has this blog in its top 10 list (Google has Twitter too) a darn good accomplishment. The key sites are a blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Post frequently. Posts can be short and just a few to several times per week.
These methods seem to work well for me and should help you too. Please let me know if you notice a difference.
By Dion D Shaw
Dion D Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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