It’s been a good month for the Copeland blog, for which we sincerely thank you, our readers.
First we won Fuel Lines’ poll for Ad Agency Social Media Blog Of The Month (AASMBOTM) – how’s that for an acronym.
Then on Thursday one of our posts (this one) was picked to be Freshly Pressed, on the WordPress homepage of ten selected posts.
Is that important and should you want your blog to be Freshly Pressed?
There are 500,000+ new posts on WordPress every day. Many bloggers will go through the homepage when they check in on their blogs. That means a lot of people reading, responding and sharing. These bloggers include businesses, influencers, media, educators…it’s an endless list. Making the WordPress homepage means an enormous spike in traffic to your blog. Not just the post that got pressed, but many of the ones around it too.
How do you get your post selected?
Joy Victory, the Editorial Queen at WordPress, has these 5 tips. These are worth the minute it will take to read. It’s all about great content in the end, she says. But imagine the job of sifting through half a million posts everyday!
Our traffic looked like this over the past month.
You can see where the fresh pressing kicked in. Our previous best day had been 700 views. Thursday we had 1,200 and Friday we had nearly 2,000. We average 150 per day.
What happens after new posts nudge yours off the Freshly Pressed page?
Looking at the data on Amy Severson’s blog after she was Pressed a few weeks back, we can see a spectacular drop in traffic, but ending at a point higher than she enjoyed before the blog was listed.
So it’s all good. You’ve picked up some new RSS subscriptions along the way and been exposed to many new sources of information and opinion yourselves.
We appreciate our good fortune in being listed. Thanks WordPress.
More importantly, we thank you for reading, commenting and coming back.