Status Update May 2010

Stats are down again for May.  This is disappointing.  I was hoping that getting a handle on my niche and more thought about content would produce bigger readership.  I guess I am getting ahead of myself.  This doesn’t demonstrate that I am not making progress with content.  It only shows that you don’t make changes and see results in a heartbeat.  I may be providing valuable content for my market but I also need to get the word out.  My marketing may be the problem.  Time to step it up.  I would certainly welcome comments and observations from readers – new and old – about my conclusions, so please chime in with your impressions.  It is so easy to mislead yourself.

What interests me is the listing of most popular posts for May.  This list continues to show that an old post about our 1950 Chevy pickup truck continues to top the list along with the tags flying and chevy.  I don’t know what that tells me or how to use that to draw readers into some of the other content. Nostalgic car posts seem to dominate further down the list.  I continue to create new nostalgic car posts but they don’t draw the readers through search engine activity.  It seems like there is something good happening with these.  I just don’t know what to do to take advantage of it.  If any readers get ideas or suggestions to share with me from these stats, please share.

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  • Jean Sarauer June 3, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Hi Ralph, if you enjoy writing the nostalgic car posts, I would think that would really catch on with the right promotional efforts. There are many vintage car shows around here and people certainly flock to those. So, if you can write those posts, find out where those folks are apt to hang out online (forums maybe?), that might really give you a boost. Just keep on keeping on!
    .-= Jean Sarauer´s last blog ..6 Things That Get Easier About Blogging if You Just Keep Going =-.

    • ralph June 4, 2010, 6:06 am

      Jean,
      That is a great idea. I don’t seem to think of ideas that cause me to get out and go someplace. Thanks.
      .-= ralph´s last blog ..Status Update May 2010 =-.

  • Steve Scott Site June 6, 2010, 8:40 pm

    You might feel that your stats are disappointing, but think of how many visitors you’ve had since your site’s initial debut. That may be a day brightener. Some months I do better than others, it happens to us all, and I’m glad to see that you’re keeping track of things.
    Steve Scott Site’s last Blog Post ..Steve’s Sunday Selections – June 6th, 2010

    • ralph June 6, 2010, 8:43 pm

      I don;t know if it is just denial but somehow I am not hung up about either stats or comments anymore. I would like people to be interested but what I am doing is me. It is finally coming out. If that doesn’t click then I am just out of luch.
      ralph’s last Blog Post ..Sunday Funnies – Crazy Frog Brothers

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