How I doubled the traffic on my WordPress Blog

I’ve just checked the stats for this blog in my Google Analytics account, and lo and behold, over the past month the number of visitors to graemehunter.co.uk has doubled! This is the biggest jump I’ve ever seen, and it isn’t a one day leap either, a nice steady progression upwards.

I think the main reason has to be the redesign of the blog I did a month ago. The simple tactic was to keep my current Links posts on the front page, by using a WordPress theme that used asides (where a particular category is listed in a separate column in a smaller font). More links on a page, and also it looks more interesting. I have main content in the main column of the blog, then those links (which are posted automatically from my del.icio.us account each night, a summary of everything I’ve bookmarked for the day). Very satisfying to see such a result for a few changes.

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