Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!
Today, for the first time in several weeks, the biggest single visitor number of SEO 2.0 was not StumbleUpon or any other referrer, it was the "No referring link" crowd as Statcounter calls it. It was rather a small group of only slightly above 100 but this post is dedicated to you! Hail the returning visitor, hail the subscriber, hail you who type in seo2.0.onreact.com into your browser's address bar. You're my heroes!
I was targeting the casual reader or rather stumbler and neglected you, my most ardent supporters. I know who you are! I mean people like Michael of Better Blogging, renown online publishers and bloggers themselves who regularly drop by, comment and even link to me.
After I abandoned the StumbleUpon toolbar, or even earlier while I was seemingly banned by StumbleUpon for a day or two I realized that I am too dependent on the StumbleUpon traffic which is great when it's there, but you can't substitute your most devoted readers with the StumbleUpon crowd that will swarm your blog and leave as fast as it came.
When I read a fabulous post about by Dosh Dosh 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.
Blogging without a community of faithful and active readers is impossible.
So 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. That's why I looked for suitable RSS readers and finally found the one that suits me best and my manifold interests. Netvibes. 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.