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How to increase traffic to your blog

I run several blogs and I always wondered – from the first day that I started – how to increase the number of visitors and comments. I started surfing and found lots and lots of information and tips. Ranging from: “be provocative” to posting many comments on other blogs that have the same topics as your own blog. So that people who are interested can find your blog.

And yes, those things work for sure. But, in the end there is nothing like a well picked title. It must be snappy, short, to the point and draw attention.

But if I look at the statistics for my blog. One thing cannot be denied. The word ‘sexy’ pays off big time in cyberspace. The article ‘sexy hips’ I wrote some time ago about Shakira (yes, I worship her) is still getting a lot of hits. From search engines. Everyday at least ten or more people find my blog because they typed in the words sexy hips, or sexy shakira or sexy nerd (Yes, I know. I’m hot) into an internet search engine. There is no doubt about it. The word sexy is important. No wonder they call everything trendy ‘sexy’ in marketing. I always knew there was a real reason!

Another idea to increase traffic. Get a discussion going. How? Just ask the readers to voice their opinion. Invite them to write comments. Yes, you heard me: start writing those comments!!!

And here is one of the links I found while searching for tips:

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August 24, 2007 Posted by | computer, internet, rant, rants | Leave a comment

Mac browser for windows

Since I am on-line way too much, I am always on the look out for a new browser. Why? I guess it’s an obsession. At this very moment I am running both Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Since I am a curious guy and always wanted to know how it feels to surf the web Mac style, I downloaded the Beta version of the Safari browser for windows today. I installed it straight away and I must say. It is great!

The browser has a slim look, is stylish and from what I can tell up until now quite handy. What I like most is the option ‘private surfing’. You can turn this on or off as you please. When activated, no passwords will be saved automatically by your browser, no browser history or google searches are stored and so on. This way you can easily share the same computer with multiple persons, without the risk of them knowing your passwords or favorite sites. Quite handy for big households.

You can customize the browser as you see fit. You can hide the toolbar whenever you want, the statusbar,…

Here is the link if you want to download it and try it out. And don’t worry, you do not have to give in your mail adress if you do not wish to. Just uncheck the boxes, leave the enter form blank and click download.

August 16, 2007 Posted by | computer, internet, technology | Leave a comment