First of all, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the comments and great advice of the previous post about my blogging frustration.
My previous post had two purposes.
1) To express some real frustration.
2) To see if it would work as linkbait.
Something unexpected happened: Some of the â€œA-listâ€? bloggers offered some great advice in the comments section.
Here are the results:
Before the post, my blog traffic was averaging around 45 unique visitors/day. Pretty miserable, huh? After this post, it soared to 190 unique visitors. So, thatâ€™s got to be good for something. Hopefully, Iâ€™ve attracted at least a few more readers, regardless whether I got more links or not. Below is the chart from Statcounter. Click to enlarge the picture.
Before the experiment, according to Technorati, I had a Technorati Rank: 347,456 (12 links from 8 sites).
I’m not sure how frequently Technorati updates this information, so to post the results today for the increased amount of links is probably premature.
Question: Was this experiment a failure or not?
I’m still not sure, since it is premature to quantify the amount of links gained. In a few more days Iâ€™ll probably have a better idea. Interestingly, I didn’t use one of Nick Wilson’s Linkbaiting Methods listed below:
1) News hook
2) Contrary Hook
3) Attack Hook
4) Resource Hook
5) Humor Hook
I think I just created a new method…the â€œWhiney Hookâ€?.
Anyway, it was fun watching the traffic, and experimenting with a new linkbaiting method.
And, really, thatâ€™s the whole gist of online marketing anywayâ€¦everything is a test. If it works: Great! If not, try something else.