Are You My Friend?

Written by NaijaEcash

Topics: Blogging, Ramblings

Are you my friend?

If you are, I need 2minutes of your time. I am not ashamed to ask for your help because I have learnt by experience that Ask and You will Receive! Let me give you a little background information.

I checked my BlogCatalog Dashboard, and it tells me that I have 138 Friends! Hmmnn in real life, that is something to boast of. Technorati states that I have 178blog reactions and my Rank is 307,201.
I then ask myself, with all this wonderful figures, and the fact that FireStats claims that 6,177 visitors have been to my blog, how come I have less than 40 RSS Subscriptions? Why am I yet to have a post with at least 40 comments? Why is my Compete Rank static? (it is the most worrisome of them all).

  • Am I doing something wrong?
  • Am I failing to do something right?

Please, if you are my friend or you want to be my friend (Caution, I am proudly Nigerian 😉 ), kindly suggest to me what I should do. Please don’t send me to Google (I am tired of searching), or the experts 🙁 (I don’t have the cash to pay them) , simply tell me what has worked for you 😉 I can assure you that I will share the information freely (except you forbid me ). For example, I can tell you what is responsible for my Alexa Ranking, I shared the practical steps that I took in my post, 5 Tips for Improving your Alexa Ranking without cheating !

There you have it. Are you my Friend? (if you don’t like me, you can still drop your comment, only SPAMS will be disallowed because ASKIMET plugin is on guard, lol) I am waiting for your response. Anything less than 75% of 138 will tell me that the BlogCatalog statistics and other traffic statistics are not to be relied on!

8 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. wande says:

    I love reading your blogs, what actually do want.

  2. NaijaEcash says:

    [re=328]wande[/re]:
    Thanks for the blank cheque (please don’t complain that I am greedy, lol). Here is a short (lol) list of what I want.

    1. Subscribe to my RSS feed.
    2. Since you enjoy my post, Digg your favorite, Stumble as many as you can.
    3. Add my blog to your technorati favorite.
    4. Make mention of me at Facebook, Hi5, MySpace etc. Anywhere you go online, tell them you have a friend that is proudly Nigerian 😉
    5. Add me to your Entrecard Daily Drop List.
    6. Make mention of my blog in one of your posting (that will be free backlink, lol)
    7. Join my Naija club (more details will be conveyed if you’re interested)

    I am not finished, but I will stop because 7 is a good number. Just give me another blank cheque and see what I can do. Cheers.

  3. If I may make one suggestion that appears to have helped me: Focus on one thing at a time.
    Our blogs have been around for roughly the same time and one thing that I have found quite powerful so far is to focus on one reaction that I want and put a call for action for it at the end of every post.
    Initially I wanted comments, so I asked questions and always asked people to leave comments…..I don’t know for a fact that that is what caused it, but at the moment you will notice I have an average of about 12 comments per post (I update the blog daily)
    I recently began putting a call to action at the end of all posts to subscribe to RSS or for email updates and I immediately noticed an increase in my subscription rate and last time I checked it is still climbing.
    I also created a video that explains how RSS works, perhaps you can link to it or create your own and at the end of it put a call to action to subscribe via RSS or email.
    Finally, Yaro recommends you post the feedburner counter as soon as you hit 50 readers, and you are pretty close, but personally I will not post my counter up until I am in the triple digits as I want to use social proof in my favour.
    As for Digg and Stumble traffic, I am a member of Yaro’s Blog Mastermind where we have a “social traffic club” where we can submit articles for review and social media submission by members.
    One of these submissions to digg – my article entitled an open letter to women on how to treat men – got so many stumbles that I had 3000 readers in 48 hours.
    Therefore I suggest that if you have enough friends online, you start up your own social traffic club and/or blog carnival on blogcarnival.com where you and other people can help each other consistently increase traffic.
    I hope these tips help and I am an RSS subscriber and I’ll see if I can help you’re extremely valuable article on forum marketing get stumbled, dugg and added to delicious

    Mwangi – the Displaced Africans last blog post..Stuff African People Like: Job Titles

  4. NaijaEcash says:

    [re=330]Mwangi – the Displaced African[/re]:
    Whao! I asked for comment, you gave me an article! Thanks pal for all the wonderful suggestions. They sure will keep me busy for a while. I won’t ask you for more until I have a story to tell about the result for implementing those ones you’ve shared. You are indeed my friend. Cheers 😉

  5. Actually now that I have thought about it, I would be more than happy to do a link exchange if you are ready willing and able.

    Mwangi – the Displaced Africans last blog post..Stuff African People Like: Job Titles

  6. Actually now that I think about it, context relevant links are always more valuable than static links in a blogroll so what about an guest post exchange…you could write a post in my blog about the challenges of doing business in Africa and I could do a guest post on your blog about any aspect of Blog Mastermind – Yaro’s mentorship course – that you may want me to expound on for the sake of your readership.
    Let me know what you think of the idea….great way to mutually increase traffic, SEO, Alexa Rank etc etc etc.

    Mwangi – the Displaced Africans last blog post..Stuff African People Like: Job Titles

  7. NaijaEcash says:

    [re=333]Mwangi – the Displaced African[/re]:
    I love the idea of Guest blogging. I have not done one before, so I will like you to send the details to my email address. We can work out the details from there. Thanks.

  8. abiodun onipede says:

    hello,

    certainly, i still remain your friend and a fan of naijaecash blog. Honestly, your blog contents are nothing but an internet marketing and blogging treasure, particularly for Nigerians.
    Keep the flag flying.

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