A while back Scoble wrote some tips for getting our blog into the A-list.
This blog had been around for (coming to) 2 months – a very short time in blogodom. There is no deny that I’m looking to get into the A-list and earn revenue from online activities like blogging.
I surf alot for blog to list on the Best Blog on WordPress. I also looked at blogs that frequently get onto the Fastest Growing blogs and Top Posts.
Here’s what I learn about what gets traffics and what not.
1. Have a Theme
Theme works. Proven.
2. Write an About
Tell people about you and the blog. Why you care to blog? Why people should care about the blog?
Surely I’m not the only to click on about when I visit a new blog. I consider a blog not ready for Best Blog if the author does not even bother about About.
3. Fill up those Blogrolls
Blogroll tells visitor who you read, what topic you like. It also gives a hint on who you know, who are your friends. It is a glimpse of the topics likely to appear on your blog.
You are who you read or at least make people think so.
I confess this is an area I badly need impovement.
4. Write good content
Content was and still is king.
If you are a programmer, take a look at this post. Would you visit this blog again?
5. KISS your post
This blog gets tons of traffic. Why?
8. Trackback or comment on popular Blog
Ever wonder why so many people like to throw in a cent or 2 on Scobleizer‘s post?
Hint: How much would traffic worth?
Actually this is the prime reason why there are so many announcement of announcement. There is some value in this. But refer to point 4 above.
9. Process information, Present it
Bloggers love information overload, or do we?
Digest your information and things your learnt. Present it to people, preferrable make it a list.
I am betting this post will get lots of hit tomorrow!