January 14, 2010

Holy Cow! How I Got Over 2000 Hits on this Blog in a Few Hours


site_changeSince the beginning of this blog, I have focused on producing quality content for would-be entrepreneurs around the world. I communicate with other bloggers, do my SEO, get inbound links and all that. But nothing prepared me for the reaction to the relatively short post I wrote last night. Within a few hours of posting it, I got several thousand hits on my blog – which is an immense amount for this site.

I was getting 50-100 hits daily, which I consider decent for a blog that is just starting out in a highly contested niche in an African country. But my post on me working 12 hours a day and how I was dealing with it suddenly attracted everyone’s attention. I think I understand the Internet just that much more now, so thank-you everyone who visited! Especially you guys from YCombinator  ;)

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So this got me thinking, what do people really want in a blog? And I came up with a relatively sound algorithm to create very attractive content in blog posts. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here it is (pardon my shoddy PS skills):

How to make quality posts

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5 Comments

  1. Rival January 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Nice! I have found that every now and then you hit onto something which catches the imagination of the reader and stimulates debate.

    This is where the real power of community-generated content becomes so powerful. In my mailbox I still get the “A new comment has been posted on…” for a blog post I read maybe 5 months ago. The community just continues to debate a relatively simple topic and they’ve made over 300 submissions to the comment section which is awesome.

  2. Nick Duncan February 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Content is king.. and easy to read, attractive content is essentially the king of kings.. Well done and I’m sure you’re going to hit a few more articles in the future that will spark a massive influx of visitors. Oh and by the way, your blog has a very nice layout that is easy on the eyes – well done!

  3. ceo February 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    @Nick Thanks a lot. I am planning a new blog layout, but it will be just as simple – I do want to connect with my audience better by putting a picture of me on somewhere ;)

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