my reader base is not growing

uday Kinjawadekar
uday Kinjawadekar
from belgaum
12 years ago

http://allaboutbelgaum.com/ is the news blog on Belgaum city which is updated daily.

Now The site has 500 hits a day and 295 email subscribers but the same is not increasing now. 

What can i do ?

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Mohan
Mohan
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Hi Uday, I just looked at your site. You seem to be more interested in monetizing instead of building quality content. Me being a first time visitor to your blog, I don't think there is anything that would interest me to visit again.

Retaining viewership is the funda of social networking including blogging. Work on enhancing user experience and once you reach a good user base, then think of monetizing it. Again monetization has to go without hindering user experience. The moment you stuff your site with ad positioning, people tend to lose interest. Make a note of it and try socializing with others by visiting their blogs and there by building a community. That is the best way to increase the readerbase.

uday Kinjawadekar
uday Kinjawadekar
from belgaum
12 years ago

Well my site for Belgaum and people from Belgaum. 

People from other cities have very little interest to know whats happening in there. This also might be the case with you. 

 

Rachit Goel
from Rawatbhata
12 years ago

Yeah may be...Why don't you include other cities for a change?

Rachit Goel
from Rawatbhata
12 years ago

try my blog at rachitforu.blogspot.com

Mohan
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Sorry if you got offended. But hope you take the feedback in the right spirits.

Your guess is not true with me. I get around 1K unique readers with twice the number of page views on an average. I have experimented a lot and then ensured to settled down for this since my blog readers aren't getting distracted by ads for quality content.

uday Kinjawadekar
uday Kinjawadekar
from belgaum
12 years ago

No i am from Belgaum and as there was not other site i thought of making one. how much i can write about Belgaum I cant about other cities. 

uday Kinjawadekar
uday Kinjawadekar
from belgaum
12 years ago

Mohan - No offends at all. 

Ashokkumar A
Ashokkumar A
from Udupi
12 years ago

Uday,

your site looks neat and good.

To increase traffic:

*add local language content in Kannada and Marathi

*draw local trafiic

*add story,poem kind of content.

*more importantly try to give publicity in papers and kannada sites like sampada.net and webdunia.com

*also try giving VTU related news

Mritunjay
Mritunjay
from Mumbai
12 years ago

Hi Uday,

I am a relatively new blogger and my blog is no where near in content or traffic as yours but I would like to point a few things that I am not sure whether you already are doing or not. It helped me generate traffic on my site which is rather dry and focussed on a theme (news analysis) with hardly 2 new stories per day.

  • Connect your site to social networking/bookmarking sites like twitter/delicious/tumblr. It takes very less time and gives much exposure. I started working on my site on 28th Sept'09 and connected my site to the social sites on October 25th. In the period between 28th Sept-25th Oct. I had roughly 5 hits per day and now I get hits in excess of 200 per day with nearly 25% unique visitors. Right now I have visitors from over 85 nations with mostly readers from US/UK/India/Canada/Rest of Europe.
  • You may want to re-organize the layout. Seriously speaking, your site which is now a 3 column site looks like a 2 column site with one section (2 cols) dedicated to your work and the other dedicated to ads. Ads can make the site look good but they need to be aligned in a way that they look an integrated part of the site rather than patches on top of something.

Hope I did not go overboard with my suggestions.

Happy Blogging.

Cheers!

uday Kinjawadekar
uday Kinjawadekar
from belgaum
11 years ago

Mritunjay Hi 

thanks for your inputs i have asked my designer to make a new layout. 

it will take time tough.


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