[thelist] Blog Share Links

Sarah Adams sarahwbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 09:09:50 CDT 2009

steven streight wrote:
> Digg, Stumble Upon, and similar sites are often used to "game" the system. The traffic you get from these sites is generally unqualified curiosity surfers. Conversion to sales is miserable. You get a temporary bump in hits, but that just gives you a false sense of "popularity".

Keep in mind not all blogs exist in order to sell something, and
sometimes people really just want more people to read their blog.

> Best way to get people to link to your blog is to post comments, lots of conversation-enriching remarks, at other blogs that are relevant to your own.

This is true if you are looking for links from other blogs, rather than
simply trying to get more actual *visitors*. It's like the difference
between optimizing for search engines and optimizing for actual users.

sarah adams
web developer & programmer

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