Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!
A few months after launching this blog the biggest single visitor number of SEO 2.0 was not a social site, Google or any other referrer.
My main traffic source became the “direct traffic” crowd as web analytics tools call it.
It was still rather a small group of only slightly above 100 people but this post is dedicated to you! On that day I simply didn’t share something on social media and I didn’t rank on Google yet.
You are my heroes!
Hail the returning visitor, hail the subscriber, hail you who type in seo2.onreact.com into your browser’s address bar. You’re my heroes!
For too long I was targeting the casual reader or rather bouncer and neglected you, my most ardent supporters. I know who you are! I mean
renowned online publishers and bloggers themselves who regularly drop by, comment and even link to me.
When social media change their algorithms or get aquired you often lose your audeince. I realized that I am too dependent on the social media traffic.
It is great when it’s there, but you can’t substitute your most devoted readers with the fickle social media crowd that will swarm your blog and leave as fast as it came.
Returning visitors are my favorites
When I read a fabulous post called How to Get Repeat Visitors for Your Website I realized that I made some major mistakes until now with SEO 2.0.
You can’t rely on the first time visitor like the average SEO does. Just because you rank on Google does not mean these people trust you.
Blogging without a community of faithful and active readers is impossible.
Now “the times they are ‘a’ changing”, I will create more value for those who deserve it. You, you and you.
In fact I want to be faithful myself now instead of stumbling and blog hopping. I changed my reading habits.
Feed readers simplify following blogs
I subscribed and will subscribe to all of you great bloggers I mentioned before.
Also, I want you, yes you, you who you did not yet subscribe to SEO 2.0 – I want you to subscribe right now!
What do you want? Tell me. I can write about just anything. Indeed I rather prefer to cover what you need!