If you haven’t noticed my new Tots 100 badge I am now the proud owner of a top 500 badge and I’m over the moon! In January I was ranked at 1339 and then dropped to 1427 in February after going self hosted. This means that with my current ranking of 470 I have climbed 957 places in 4 months. My score has gone from 390 to 1610. I didn’t start this blog with a view to being in the top 500 and it’s not something I obsess over. I never thought I would be here and I have had a few people ask me how I have managed to get in to the top 500 of the TOTS100 so here it is.
Blog regularly and post good content
I try to post regularly through the week with a Silent Sunday Photo, my #WeaningWednesdays linky and my Thursday birth story. Around these I join in with other linkies and post other things as they occur in my life. I try to aim for 1 gold post every week but in reality its every 2-3 weeks. By gold post I mean the ones that strike a chord, that get shared by others and Mumsnet and the views snowball. I find the ones that do the best are straight from the heart, something that has happened or that I have read or heard that has made me need to get something off my chest. Gender Stereotypes and Enough With The Breastfeeding Bashing are two of my most viewed posts, along with Sleep Deprivation.
I love Intsagram and find that my followers increase daily without me having to do much. I tend to post at least 1 photo a day and try try to remember to use hashtags which are a good way of finding and gaining followers. Have a look at my Intsagram to get some ideas.
I only recently started my Facebook page and don’t post to it that often but I do try and add a bit of humour to my posts on there and picture posts do well. If you run competitions on your blog adding them to your Facebook page through Rafflecopter increases your likes. It’s worth knowing that page likes don’t count it has to be from someone’s personal page.
I love linkies and I’m going to do a post all about my favourite ones and how they work. I’ve recently started my own linky which I think has helped in the rankings as it brings page views and people display my badge. When you are commenting on other peoples blogs make sure that if their is the option you leave a comment by signing in with your url.
You can check your Klout score easily I try and give a Klout to my bloggy friends when I remember and they usually reciprocate which all helps. One thing that affects your Klout score is Twitter. I use Twitter daily and use it to interact with other bloggers, brands and friends. I tweet my posts and chat about everyday things. I don’t really do anything to help increase my followers, but they rise pretty steadily. I did have around 200 when I first started blogging and now have 2,500+
So that is it. Just keep doing what you are doing and hopefully you will climb the ranks too 🙂
Any questions you have please ask and I will do my best to answer them.