One day I shall tell you of… great Internet experiment. You see it all started a good few months ago when I realised that unless I pulled my blogging socks up I would quickly fall out of the Tots 100 and the hubby would prove himself to be a better mummy blogger than me.

So I analysed how the Tots 100 is calculated and looked at a few other ranking places to see how to get ranked highly in them. As you may have noticed, the blog did in fact shoot up to become Cision Top Ten and at the moment Tots 100 number 11. I also retained first page indexing on Google for the majority of my reviews. And I have done all of this without re-posting stuff on BMB (I’m not a member) or any of the other sites. I have also refrained from doing any guest posts.
I have used Twitter a great deal and I have to admit, often in a strategic manner. I’ve experimented with competitions, different types of posts and whether or not you need to comment endlessly on other peoples blogs. I’ve even done all this without writing a post about cyber-bullying or anything similar which I know would have got tons and tons of hits and comments.
It has all been interesting, and when I get five minutes without a child hanging off my leg I shall go onto the ins and outs of what I thought worked and what didn’t. Suffice to say, with the exception of getting through my review backlog, this blog will now return to its original style of random posts about my kids. I hope you still enjoy reading it, but if not, I wont take it to heart. I want to produce a record of our lives for myself, my husband and for my children, the rest is purely incidental.

8 Responses

  1. Tasha Goddard 27th September 2010 / 9:17 am

    Oooh, interesting. I would like to read about it. I have a bit more time at the moment, and am being a little more prolific and commenting around and about (just when I want to, though!), so might be interesting to have a go at a concerted effort to shoot up the rankings. Just as a scientific experiment.

  2. Lorraine The Party Times 27th September 2010 / 11:39 am

    it is good to work out your reasons for blogging and to keep a record of your lives sounds like the perfect reason- good for you!

  3. Whimsical Wife 27th September 2010 / 1:33 pm

    Well done on working out Tots 100!!! Do please share your knowledge with me! I cannot fathom it 🙁

  4. Laura LittleStuff 27th September 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I *much* prefer it when your blog is YOU. <br />I know you&#39;re higher ranked at the mo… but it&#39;s YOU I like to read about. :*

  5. BECKICKLES 28th September 2010 / 6:48 am

    I&#39;m not ranked anywhere I don&#39;t think *Sobs sarcastically* but I love my blog and I love interacting with people.<br /><br />I&#39;ll look forward to hearing about your research it sounds very interesting and it will also mark a new page for you, I gather.<br /><br />Best wishes my dear,<br /><br />Becca x

  6. Marylin 28th September 2010 / 11:03 am

    Oooh I&#39;ll be interested in that post! I&#39;m probably a little too obsessed with stats at the moment… XD

  7. Michelle Twin Mum 28th September 2010 / 8:32 pm

    How interesting. Another who will be interested to read. Glad you feel comfortable to blog as you and about what you want. I would be so pissed if my dh was a more &#39;popular&#39; mummy blogger than me though, so you will have to keep an eye on him…… lol<br /><br />Mich x

  8. Rachael 2nd October 2010 / 4:52 pm

    I&#39;ve returned to this because when I first read it I was on my phone. I am fascinated by your experiment, because what I&#39;ve always thought interesting about your blog is that you are &#39;up there&#39; but you don&#39;t seem to play the game. When you get a chance (and believe me, I know what that&#39;s like, having blogged today whilst three boys made a train set around my feet, played

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