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Wayne’s Wednesday warm welcome…

To say Monday and Tuesday were busy days for my ‘blog would be an understatement. I’ve had a very constant, broadly international tide of traffic to my ‘blog, which has left me very impressed and very much pleased with myself.

So to all those that have since subscribed to this ‘ere ‘blog, I welcome you, one & all!

By way of a summary of the events of the last 48 hours, and instead of me typing all of this stuff out again, here’s an excerpt from my ‘blog SEO & SEM diary, which I plan to turn into a ‘blog all its own at some point:

19th of March 2007

There’s been a lot traffic centered around my Adobe Apollo articles today, which really didn’t make too much sense initially, and I was too busy to follow this up.

However, it appears that Adobe have released a preview of Apollo, which would certainly account for the sudden spike in interest.

Having then done a quick search on Google, two of my articles head up the top of results page three.

Slash Dotted

I’ve had my ‘15 things about Adobe Apollo‘ posted in a comment in a Slash Dot IT article. This back-link, in conjunction with the swell of organic search traffic has resulted in a nice influx of visits for a Monday evening.

What’s most interesting is the relevance of the article, having been a hit once before on the 4th of January this year, it’s a hit yet again.

20th of March 2007

Visitors from the likes of Slash Dot are keenly interested in good quality content. Hoping then that they might see my ‘blog as being quality content, they might then subscribe to my news feed.

However, having trawled through the out-bound links of my ‘blog, I found very few clicks on my stuff, as it were.

But that was to disregard the higher than average level of computer literacy among those that frequent the likes of Slash Dot, most of whom would be more than familiar with the right button on a mouse.

That might then account for the number of subscribers to my news feed surging somewhat, which was a very pleasant surprise. And given the amount of traffic today, there’s every chance that the number of subscribers will leap again tomorrow.”

Again, I thank you all for your valuable time, and an even bigger thanks to the kind soul who posted a link to my article in a Slash Dot post.

It’s been real. No, really…

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.