When Timing Is Crucial – The Blogging Traffic Rush

When Timing Is Crucial – The Blogging Traffic Rush

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009 in Blogging advice

When Timing Is Crucial – The Blogging Traffic Rush

There are some theories that Google indexes blogs faster than classic static sites but I haven’t seen any analysis proving that. I have seen blog posts getting indexed very fast, like my last Copaclick review which I could see in Google in just 7 minutes.

copaclick-review-7minutes

I’ve also seen my articles from my »static« SBI sites being indexed very quickly – in a matter of minutes too.

But since most static websites focus mostly on keywords that get searched over and over again, blogs can focus on keywords that happen »now«.

Getting a blog post quickly up when something interesting happens is crucial to get lost of traffic. Realize that this traffic will typically NOT monetize well since people are just curios and are not in the buying mode.

But still, they might subscribe to your newsletter, the RSS feed or even bookmark your site for later.

I wanted to show you an example of how much traffic you can get if you quickly write a blog post when something happens.
Serena Williams just lost her semi-final match against Kim Clijsters and she lost it in a very controversial way.

Since I watched the match live on TV, I quickly wrote a blog post about Serena Williams’ foot fault and what my thoughts were.

The traffic immediately shot up and I literally had to sit behind my PC and approve comments every few minutes because they were just flowing in.

Blog traffic - timing is everything

One more thing: when I noticed that I get lots of traffic for Serena Williams foot fault keyword, I then decided to quickly write this post so that I could get a text link to my blog with that exact keyword and hopefully push it up a few more places higher.

serena keywords

In such cases, timing is everything. 😉

Update – 2 days later:

The traffic to my blog was incredible; over 18,000 visitors in one single day and the article was not on Digg.

serenatraffic

It was almost all through Google as you can see from the keywords below:

serenawords

Again, the key to such traffic was writing a post on an event that just occurred and of course using the right keywords. Some of it was luck and the rest happened with tons of comments flowing in.

Did this extra traffic result in more earnings? Yes, some of the people coming in also found my site for the first time and I made a few extra sales of my tennis ebooks and videos:

extrasales

Anyway, very interesting to see all these stats and also good advice for those focusing more on blogging and not so much for creating big websites focused on keywords that get searched over and over again.

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    4 Comments

  1. your best ever post – i learned something new

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  2. Hi Tomaz,

    Thanks for another great post, as always. I’ve been reading this blog for a while now and I’m always impressed with the quality of the info you give so freely.

    I do have a couple of quick questions, if you don’t mind:
    – Who is the graphic designer you hired to design your web site graphics? (Such as for your water filter site.)

    – Which html editor software do you use? I’ve considered Dreamweaver, but I want to be sure that whatever I use works well with SBI.

    Thanks in advance for your advice!

    Brandon

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Hi Brandon,

    The graphics for my sites was done by Thomas Breher from Ecoverdesign and I use NoteTab Pro (text editor) as my editor.

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  3. Hi Tomaz, great advice. I was thinking of doing something related to the holidays, as I heard that was a great way to bring in traffic. But great example. So if I was a music site and I wrote about Michael Jackson, that would have increased my traffic. I’ll have to think of some current events related to creative writing, like author updates or something, to bring traffic in.

    Thanks for opening my mind and giving me ideas for my website.

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