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The Frustration of Starting a New Blog

Technically speaking Stevietee.co.uk isn’t a new blog, its been around for at least 4 years. The domain was registered in 2007, but wordpress wasn’t installed until February 2010. So the domain itself has plenty of ‘age’ which so many people tell us is important when it comes to rankings. However, I’m wondering if in this case the age of the domain and the lack of activity on the site for those first 3-4 years is somehow hampering the progress of this blog. Normally when I start a brand new site and add as much content as I have been adding here recently I start to see a small amount of long tail traffic more or less straight away. This is the case with orientexpressdaytrips.net, but weirdly for this blog I am getting nothing, with the exception of people searching for the Deathly Hallows Part 2 reference to ‘The quality of your convictions that counts not the number of followers‘, which is perhaps some sort of cosmic joke on the part of the big G….

I have said elsewhere that I don’t want to start manufacturing links to this site using article marketing and Build My Rank and instead I am trying to build its profile by commenting on forums and other blogs (hello to you blogmasters who recognise me) and requesting link exchanges from other highly related sites. I will carry on doing this and in the meantime I will try to keep producing decent content to hopefully attract links naturally. But it does get frustrating when I log into my analytics account to find that no-one is reading what I’m writing. It hasn’t escaped my attention however that there are very few ‘popular’ UK based MMO blogs about at the moment which are actually updating their content on a regular schedule – why is that? Are they not seeing the traffic either? Is the UK MMO market not worth targeting?

Where am I going with this? I’ve no idea. However I think the biggest key should be to keep posting, to keep adding content and eventually google will start to show me some luv. If she doesn’t then I may have to consider the switching domains altogether.

In the spirit of helping others in a similar situation, if you have any decent content you want to raise the profile of (and you think it will be interesting to new UK affiliate marketers then drop me a line – if its good enough I’ll link to it), and similarly if you’d like to give a shout out to any of my content I’d appreciate that too :)

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