Monday, March 05, 2007

How to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

If you'd like to increase international traffic to your blog, I've got a sure-fire tip for you. It's a big secret, though, so you must keep this to yourself. No telling. Promise?
Okay... get ready... here goes...

POST A PICTURE OF THE BRATZ DOLLS.

Yes, it really is that simple. A few weeks ago I signed up with sitemeter, a tracking program that allows me to see where my blog hits are originating from (yes, Tracey V - I know when you're lurking!), how long people are spending at my blog, what they're looking at, etc... Time and time again, my blog comes up when browzers google those crack-ho Barbie-knock-offs The Bling Dolls, or Bratz (I call them all Slutz!), and find an old post of mine lamenting the fact that our feminist fore-mothers would be turning over in their graves if they saw that crap we let our kids play with.

These are the originating countries I've tracked in the last 3 days alone: Colombia, Israel, India, UK, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Nepal, Turkey, Latvia, and of course numerous hits from the US and Canada. I think the fact that 'feminism' was in the original title accounts from so many views from .edu origins.
If you post it, they will come!

Hmmm -- what else can I post to generate hits? Anyone have suggestions?

I'm going to start with a yummy picture of Brad in a leather skirt, smeared with the blood of his enemy. Life just doesn't get any sweeter.

12 comments:

Christine said...

That is too funny! I'm not a big fan of a lot of the toys out there now for girls. I mean have you seen the ads for cheerleader Barbie?? Crazy.

I throw some craft supplies at my kids and tell them to have fun. :)

Wylie Kinson said...

I agree, Christine. We have a whole cabinet of crafty stuff too, and nothing beats playing outside!

Thomma Lyn said...

That's so funny! I seem to have generated a certain amount of hit-potential because of the name of my blog: Tennessee Text WRESTLING. You wouldn't believe how often people stumble on my blog when they're Googling something related wrestling, and you just know they get to my blog and think, WTF?????!!! ;-D

Oscar said...

Well i guess i must try that huh!! I'm trying to start a blog. hopefully this will be helpful, though funny.

crowwoman / rhian said...

aww - you DON'T want to know some of the searches that have landed (very) strangers on my doorstep. They keep getting creepier. I am the numberone place for werewolf spotting though on google. I think i should post an award medal or aomething. Grin!

Amy Ruttan said...

That is so funny. Bratz dolls? I remember that post so clearly.

Where do you sign up for this site monitor?

Brad's not my thing, I'm more a GB, did you see him in his loin cloth on Margaret's blog? *drool*

Diane said...

I HATE BRATZ! Thank goodness I have a boy! I even refuse to buy that crap when we're invited to a birthday party. I refuse to be a part of the downfall of women everywhere.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks for stopping by crowwoman and Oscar! It's always nice to see some new faces :)
*off to Google werewolves...*

Wylie Kinson said...

diane - haven't seen you in awhile,... and your blog hasn't been updated in a bit. *tsk tsk!*
And I share your relief -- I have boys and am glad I'll never have to welcome those awful things into my house.

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy -- go to sitemeter.com and sign up for the freebie service. It's really cool, but I'm warning you, it's addictive. Then again,... I owe you for the Cake Mania, don't I?!?

You'll have to send me the link to Margaret's blog.

BP is my idea of perfection. ahhhhh

Wylie Kinson said...

Christine - I haven't seen Cheerleader Barbie, but now you've got my interest peaked, I'm going to google them...

Robyn said...

Since you have Brad's pic up, I'll just say this: any mention of the Joile-Pitt baby in anything but stellar fangurl gush will net you a thorough trouncing by their hit squad. Guaranteed.