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