Technorati Issues And Other Test Results

I said from the giddy-up that this site was an experiment. That I would be trying different ideas all the time.

Well here are the results from some of them:

Things That Work

Previews: I’m sure you have noticed that I try to post what I’m going to be writing about in the next few days. TV and Film does it. I now know why. Days where I say what’s coming up have a 10%+ higher readership than average.

Real People: The more popular posts on chartreuse (beta) are the ones where people who are actually in the ‘industry’ are mentioned in the headline. They have a 20%+ readership than average. People like talking about the industry but really like talking about people.

Girls Pictures: 5%+ more than average if a female picture is used.

More Posts: The more I post the more readers. It doesn’t really matter the quality of the posts. (That’s why I started giving what’s coming up it’s own post instead of putting it at the end of an article.)

How To: How to articles are very popular.

What Doesn’t Work:

Short Posts: For some reason this audience likes longer posts. Go Figger.

Short Headlines: If you notice I started using longer and longer headlines. Long headlines work for this audience. I think because I can explain more what you are about to read.

Ambigous Headlines: It seems no one wants to read “What Happens After What Comes Next”. Maybe it’s because it is not a good headline 

 Other Problems

Technorati hates me. I can’t seem to get credit for links. But I’m not the only one. I actually just decided to ignore it and just do what I do. If you read umair at bubblegen then you know that it’s hard to get added to blogrolls these days. Part of the cost of being new.

Monday I start running my first ads. You probably won’t notice them. I did testing in a post last week and though 35 people clicked on it, no one complained. Cool Beans.

I’ll be trying some new stuff next week.

Thanks for participating.

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3 Comments on “Technorati Issues And Other Test Results”

  1. Liz Strauss Says:

    I sent you a trackback on an article I wrote to Tecnorati this morning. Don’t know why it hasn’t arrived yet.
    Liz

  2. chartreuse Says:

    hmmm…like I said, I have gotten to the point where I just try to forget about it…

  3. Dave Says:

    Technorati seems to have problems, after doing some research , this seems to have been the case for more than a year, it just seems to take a while to update their links .


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