What a crap few weeks! 🙁 Been quiet here due to sorting out other things, offline and online (like I mentioned in the last post) which set me back a bit but hey ho, no harm done…
But I got bloody man flu now too which is making me feel like shit in general, ah well, life ain’t meant to be all plain sailing, but being ill sucks, thankfully I am now on the tail end of it.
Still, a break can be good for many reasons, funnily enough I noticed a few interesting things that you might like to know, might not, but anyway, I thought I’d share a few things… at least get a bloody post up and get back into my rhythm again. 😉
For one thing I get NO SPAM comments anymore… 🙂 Aye, a good thing, it’s freed up some time to do other stuff for sure… and I’ll share about that too. 😀
It might help you, might not, I’m sharing anyway…
No posting does not mean no traffic, more so when using commentluv
It’s good to see the traffic still coming here daily, shows that the work and effort put in over the months is always worth it in the long run and interesting to note that much of the traffic is through commentluv links on comments left elsewhere, something else to note, it’s the better comments left that get the biggest hits… whodathunkit!? 😆
Another thing about it is blog post titles matter… a good reason for it’s (commentluv) success is the fact it changes the whole concept of comments adding to a conversation, whatever the said blog and comments conversation is.
The old way was just a link in the name field to our main url, (as it still is) and the comment alone was the only added benefit to both sides but now with commentluv allowing you to have specific post (which is also keyworded, ie related, if you done it right) linked to after adding the good comment as well as the main url in the name field, it’s easy to add another dimension to the post comments conversation, IE, leaving a link related to the post itself is benefiting everyone, so you benefit others twice, once with the good comment, and once with a related link, and that link is much more likely to get clicked than a name field url… it’s more appealing for a start.
As these links vary as much as you vary them, you can have related links to several different post on several different blogs, depending on what you wrote about, and it means traffic is still coming regardless of whether I post or not, from several different places… stop posting and it doesn’t mean traffic dies, or course it will be less than if you do post, that’s just common sense and no-one needs to tell anyone that… 😉
Commentluv allows you to have up to 10 of your post linked to, so you have enough to scatter within decent comments on decent blogs to keep the juice flowing.
I see people saying they MUST post daily to keep traffic and I think for myself it’s not true, only you know – if you test it. 😉
Posting more often will increase traffic some I admit, but so would marketing the damn blog more without having to write daily… swings and roundabouts. And leaving good comments on blogs IS marketing. 😉
Good comments, not spam!
Want less spam? Of course you do
Spam is not marketing, though it’s pushers are persistent!
Or… they were until they come up to more blogs (like mine!) with the great new antispam plug in which is working… a treat!
No more spam, bye bye bots. 😀
The one good thing about blogger was the sheer lack of spamming, but hey ho, wordpress is just too good to leave and go back to blogger (for now at least) 😉 ok… maybe for good, so it’s something wordpress users just have to deal with, combat, get pissed off over, and things have just took a great leap forward with this new plug in I think.
You can see it’s set up below, having a tickable box which only humans can do, not bot’s means 99% of the spam crap is getting nowhere! 🙂
Now we can stop relying on askimet, – (even though it was and is a good plug in to use) – though I have yet to turn that off, I am seeing almost nothing of spam anyway, askimet was never perfect as Gail documents, it often wrongly labeled people as spammers, heck it’s happened to one commenter here on numerous occasions even though he had already posted good comments here several times before. He needs me to turn askimet off… I know Jason… 😉 I will. 😀
WordPress users would do well to add this new antispam plug in to their armoury, seeing as it’s outperformed all the others I have tried so far. 😉 If anything it will just free up your time, time not wasted dealing with 100’s or more of spammy crap daily.
It’s also helped in removing the captcha code crap, which is easy to get wrong, or just play up… a ticked box is infinitely easier to deal with and better understood by everyone. 😉
So, that’s a 10 out of 10, on the 10.10.10. to Andy for creating two fantastic plug ins that have massively benefited me as a wordpress user. 😉
What next? Well, add them if you use wordpress, if not, please share this post, leave a comment, or “like it” below, or subscribe, buy me a beer, or something … thanks. 😉