On Traffic and Ads: Ask Me Anything Part 3

Ask Me Anything ProjectHere are 3 more questions from FMF, from this experiment:

9. What are some new, creative ways to drive traffic to blogs?

Ooohhh... this requires another long answer. But luckily, I have a section at Web Logs @ About.com dedicated to marketing and promotions of blogs. I also wrote an article on Top 10 Tips on Promoting Your Blog.

The tips right now are all pretty standard stuff. But, hopefully, they'd help anyway. I have a few more ideas, but I haven't been able to write them down yet. I'll do it one of these days and share...

10. I don’t see ads on your site. Why?

Not sure which site you mean? Is it this one (ShaiCoggins.com)? If it is, well, I do have some ads here - just Google AdSense and a handful of Amazon stuff. But, I do try not to make this particular blog filled with ads, seeing as it's mostly my personal space. My "work blogs" have enough ads already, I think.

11. Do you post traffic levels (via Sitemeter) at About.com?

If you mean, do I post my traffic/stats from my About.com site? Well, no, I'm afraid not.

First of all, the stats are all done "in-house" - not via SiteMeter. Second, I don't have the liberty to disclose my personal site stats to the public. All I can say is that my Web Logs site has a Google PageRank of "7" and current Technorati links are 586 links from 379 sites (easy to find out, I know). I wish I can tell you more, but I can't.

Anyway, as a network, we receive about 20 million visits a month, with about 500 topics. You can visit this page, if you're interested to find out more background info on About.com.

Hmmm... anyone else want to ask me something? 😉

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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