We threw away 30 visitors to our blog. It was real easy and you can do it too.
We posted an excellent content filled article on collage making to several article directories. We had allowed several weeks to go by without checking the statistics.
Finally, late one evening I decided to look at all the statistics in all the article directories. Well, knock me over, the article on collage making had over 2,000 views in one of the largest article directories on the internet.It also had also been published in 16 E-zines.
We were excited. Then, I decided to peek at the blog we used. There had been additional sites created that , we felt, would fit in the resource page of the article. We were horrified to see a that there was a typo in the link causing a broken link. That means that those 30 clicks on that bad link were trashed. But wait it only gets better. Remember those 16 E-zines that downloaded and published the article? We wonder how many visitors tried to reach our blogs after viewing those articles all over the world!
The morale of this story is to check your links and review your article statistics on a regular basis. You don’t want to throw away potential visitors to your sites.
Learn from our mistake and errors. After all once you make a mistake you usually will not make it again unless your brain cells are not functioning. It is, after all, an adventure.
Ray and Rosie
PS if you are not writing articles, what are you waiting for? You can visit one of the article writing gurus Jeff Keller.
Thank you for this article! I found myself in that boat a few times and now I am so mindful of my “links.” I hope you don’t mind but I have shared this with my Baby Boomer Diva Yahoo Group. You provide very useful information for us!
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I just read your blog comment about writing to e-zines and getting a great response about your collage article.
Can you please let me know what service you had sent them to that syndicated your article. I am also a writer and producer of the Beyond 50 Radio Show for Baby Boomers.
Please check us out and feature us sometime in your blog. Our website is http://www.Beyond50Radio.com and blog is http://www.Beyond50Radio.Blogspot.com.
Joy Ramos Davis
Beyond 50 Radio
It always amazes me how far a well written article can travel. Misspelled link? Yikes!! Thanks for the reminder to check links, and the reminder about the power of article writing.