There are two kinds of traffic, good traffic and bad traffic. As a California resident I spend a non-trivial amount of time finding ways to avoid bad traffic. Good traffic on the other hand is what website building dreams are made of. Having been challenged with finding a way to get 1000 page views to … Continue reading The Good Kind of Traffic
The Internet is a vast world. WordPress.com users alone produce about 86.5 million new posts viewed by more than 409 million people each month. With so much competition, standing out from the crowd is no easy feat. To put ourselves in our customer’s shoes, this month, we were given the challenge of outlining a plan … Continue reading Getting more views
For this installation of the Automattic Design blog post, we are doing something different. As an empathy challenge, we are tasked to think about a common question our customers face, “How do I get more views?” This is important because views are a basic metric to seeing how popular a website is. With a $20 … Continue reading The shortcut for getting 1000 views
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