All right, I've just published a post on my brand new, pretty much completely unknown blog, and I want to get some visits. A thousand would be great. Why not? I've worked a bunch of hours on my posts and setting everything up, and I really want other people to see it. It's reasonable. I'm … Continue reading How can I get visitors?
The commoditization of eyeballs — bought and sold with every click and tap — has brought us into a new era of the internet. Its no longer a hippy haven of happiness. Its about money. And more page views (eyeballs) means more money. Get more views, get more subscribers, get more followers — and then (somehow) you can turn their eyeballs into money. But, how do you get more eyeballs?
Despite having three whole months, I managed to put off finalizing this quarter’s blog post until the last minute. The topic? Pick a colleague’s post, and explain why you chose that one. Outline a plan for the post to get 1,000+ views. Imagine that you have a US $20 budget to work with. I’m far … Continue reading I still don’t really know how to get website traffic
Goal: Get 1000 page views on a blog post with $20 to spend I have several hypothesis to achieve this goal. I think the cumulative effect of most can be measured independently in order to determine their contribution to the success or failure of this goal. For this hypothetical post, I'll be expressing how I … Continue reading 1000
How to grow an audience is quite literally a million dollar question. Where there is a gathered audience, there is a group one can build relationship with, talk to about a product or service, and when the right time comes - monetize. Having an audience is a valuable thing, but how does one get and … Continue reading How to grow the reach of Ashley’s post with a sticky highlight
Whether you blog for fun or to add value to a business, your blog can be one of your greatest assets and one of your most valuable marketing tools. You can use it to build trust with your customers, generate leads, educate, hone your communication skills, and build brand awareness. Once you get into a … Continue reading Growing Your Blog’s Audience & Increasing Engagement
At Automattic we love to experiment, and as part of an initiative to be more empathetic with our customers we were posed with the following challenge: Pick a colleague’s post, and explain why you chose that one. Outline a plan for the post to get 1,000+ views. Imagine that you have a US $20 budget … Continue reading Buying views with coffee
If you’re a reader of this blog, you’re likely aware of the empathy challenge that has been given recently to all Automattic designers. Pick a colleague’s post, and explain why you chose that one. Outline a plan for the post to get 1,000+ views. Imagine that you have a US $20 budget to work with. … Continue reading The One Thing That Really Matters for Sharing
We were given the following task: Pick a colleague’s post, and explain why you chose that one. Outline a plan for the post to get 1,000+ views. Imagine that you have a US $20 budget to work with. I decided to choose a post from my colleague Cristel “Swag pour WordCamp Europe: Réussite d’un travail … Continue reading Get more traffic to your site for free
The design teams at Automattic like to do periodic exercises called Empathy Challenges. The goal in these exercises is to get us thinking in our customers' shoes, to understand their contexts and challenges. This exercise in particular is about understanding how our customers might take an existing post and grow the audience with just a … Continue reading Getting more engagement, from a newbie’s perspective