Tips for MLBlogs Traffic
Now that you have started an MLBlog that is accessible to at least 2 billion+ unique visitors per year around MLB.com and 30 club sites, there are some guerilla ways that you can bring people to your baseball page here. This is a list of 10 examples to keep in mind:
1. After you blog, post a brief comment right here under the most recent MLBlogosphere post, summarizing the topic you’ve just covered so others will check it out. Include your URL under your name. Don’t be bashful about doing it constantly. That’s one of the reasons this blog is generally at the start of the Active Roster on the MLBlogs homepage, to serve as a guide among other things.
2. Comment frequently on other MLBlogs, especially to welcome rookies to The Show, and again include the URL so there’s always a link to your page.
4. Be profiled here as a Spheroid by emailing your responses to the nine questions (or any other questions you prefer) that you see in previous Spheroid features.
5. That big promotional space on MLBlogs.com is changed multiple times each day, and alert us (same email above) with anything special you might be blogging. It’s meant to showcase both MLB personality blogs as well as fan blogs, and we’re always looking for especially interesting topics. Advance notice always helps. Red Sox Chick and Rays from across the Pond told us they were going to do a live blog between their teams last week and that was promoted on that homepage mediawall during and after. And here’s an idea: That main image is 466 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall, and maybe you can create a dazzling graphic of your own choosing that you think we would want to display there, accompanying it with text showcasing your blog and others. If that interests you, the email address above is where to send it…no guarantees but it might be fun.
6. Create a Photo Album. As you can see from the post below, occasionally we’re showing Recently Updated Photo Albums. Gradually some features on the MLBlogs homepage will change, but for now in version 1.0 that’s another gateway for visitors. Remember that if you create a Photo Album like Tommy Lasorda and ‘Stros Bro did, you then have to activate it for public view by going to Weblogs–>Edit Design–>Content and then selecting the choice and saving.
7. Post frequently. The more you show up in Recently Updated Weblogs, the more you are seen on the MLBlogs homepage and in the side panel of most MLBlogs.
8. Be a phone-in guest on Friday night’s "Under the Lights" show on MLB Radio. Carl Shimkin of Inside Pitch was last week’s MLBlogger of the Week, and you can listen to his appearance by clicking on the link under MULTIMEDIA on the MLBlogs homepage. You may be approached by the show’s producer, but feel free to suggest yourself as a guest. That MLBlogger of the Week will be highlighted in advance and after the show here as well.
These are just some of the ways, and feel free to leave your own suggestions here for other traffic tips for your fellow MLBloggers (right after you post those comments highlighting your newest must-see posting). Ask some savvy house bloggers like Bob at Deep Fried Fish Blog and Jake at Bucco Blog, and sample their techniques. Use the Subscribe and Syndicate features on the side panels. Have fun and we will keep trying to point people your way by continually mixing up that MLBLOGS ACTIVE ROSTER list on the homepage and gradually enhancing the area. Welcome to the daily flow of newcomers and here’s to lots of baseballs and lots of eyeballs.
Currently listening to: Pete Rose’s 4,192nd hit