I came into the blogosphere in 2012 starting blogging with an education blog, with time, to me education blog didn’t seem to be my dream blog, then I left the education niche and moved to the tech niche.
This was the conception of techribs, at first it was hosted with a sub domain, “www.flowingtech.blogspot.com”. For the first one month I used to write articles for myself alone, lol, ofcourse I intended writing my blog posts for the public to read but i never had an idea of publicizing it, although I was on the social world but I never utilized their power. Until I met a good fellow Anthonio Omeihe of CampusLink.Com.NG, He was the one that made me know the power in advertising on social media. I followed the instruction of Mr. Anthonio, and it was no regret, before my blog was upto four months I was having over 3k daily pageviews and i was also ranked 724,217 according to alexa, 3k daily pageviews wasn’t a kids play for a newbie.
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Here is where I made a silly mistake, I was then noticing something, I noticed that some pro bloggers attached their names to their blogs url.
Oscarmini.com: Owned By Oscar Frank
Doncaprio.com: Owned By Doncaprio
Omoscowonder.com: Owned By Legend Omosco etc.
So i decided to attach my name to my blogs url, this was when I changed my blogs url to larrytechtalk.blogspot.com. OMG! I can’t imagine I did such a thing, this move had made my traffic drop from over 3k to below 100 pageviews daily it was as if i was then operating a fresh blog, I left it that way for about Two weeks, until I contacted Oscar Frank of Oscarmini Blog, I made some explainations of what i had done, he was totally not in support he told me lots of nagative effects my action had caused and finally i was asked to revise the name to how it was at first, in no time I began to gain back what i had lost.
This was the first ever silly thing I made in my blogging career but i’m glad i made correction.
My Second Mistake:
Finally I ended up purchasing a custom domain name for my blog “www.oscarmini.com” now i checked it’s ranking according to alexa, I couldn’t believe what i saw. My new domain name was over 19million, and my traffic began to reduce with speed.
I then left my blog for about two months for some offline job’s, before I would come back my blog was totally dead, Ahan!. Here now I made the second silly mistake, I didn’t go for traffic, I began to look for possible means to drop the Alexa Rank, this took lot of my time, the time i was suppose to use to write new articles I use them for looking for ways to drop my Alexa Rank as if the ranking were better off the traffic, I did this till one day I realised that I was a kind of not getting it right.
Ain’t really regreting because it was part of experience, imagining myself two years ago changing my domain name hmmmm…. Really can’t laugh at myself :D.
For newbies out there, the traffic is most important, if the traffic starts coming then the ranking will have no option other than comprehending.
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