A couple of times I've mentioned Paris Hilton on this blog and jested that I was hoping to get more traffic from the search engines, but Paris fans have stayed away in droves. When I mentioned Oprah Winfrey, however, Google's ears perked up. Now every day they shoot me two or three people who are looking for the Big O's mailing address. I don't have it. I never said I had it. But Oprah's website does not publish her mailing address, so her desperate fans are coming here.
And they've very welcome. Especially if they're at all interested in hearing about my inspirational romance novels. I have one coming out in March, as a matter of fact. It's called-- Hey. Where's everybody going? Please wait. Let me check my Rolodex one more time. I'm pretty sure she lives in Chicago . . . .
Uh, where was I? Oh, yes. My big traffic-grabbing tip for bloggers is this: If you want a serious traffic spike that keeps on giving, write an interesting post that mentions Moleskine notebooks and hope it gets picked up by the frighteningly popular Moleskinerie.com. I was stunned one morning to learn they'd spotlighted one of my posts and sent me 350 visitors in a 12-hour period. That was back in April, but my post is still in their archives, and my referrer logs still show three or four visitors coming in from that site every single day.
Since I have a mind like a steel sieve, it didn't occur to me that yesterday's post about Neal's Moleskine article would bring me traffic from Technorati. But overnight, a bunch of people looking for posts on the little black books stopped by my blog. Of course I'm slipping down on the results page as Technorati picks up more recent blog entries about Moleskines, but this post should put me back on top for a little while today.
Welcome, Moleskine fans who use Technorati. I'm afraid this post is about blog traffic, not Moleskine notebooks, but since you're already here, perhaps you'd like to hear about my inspirational romance novel that's coming out in March. It's called-- Oh, all right. Be that way.
Ahem. So the word for the day, kids, is Moleskine. You want to get famous fast, just blog about the little black notebooks. And then hope the stampede of visitors doesn't crash your server.