Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

How I Crushed My Organic Traffic By 90% In Less Than 2 Years

About 5 years and 291 blog posts ago, I have published an article How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year). It was all about ORGANIC TRAFFIC. And I have explained how I started blogging in 2007 and averaged ~ 300 organic visits a day, and then how I changed my Editorial Philosophy in 2012 and multiplied the traffic by 10x in around 5 years — without spending a penny. And now in 2020, the blog’s traffic is down quite a lot from its peak in 2017. SPOILER: It’s got nothing to do with COVID-19. And I never wanted it to happen. Not even in my wildest dreams.

Read More

Long-Form Content vs. Short-Form Content: The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

Long-Form Content vs. Short-Form Content Long-form content (especially long-form articles and blog posts) is currently trending on the web among brands and bloggers because they're proven to bring more search engine and social media traffic. However, long-form content is not something new. They existed as e-books, whitepapers, guides, etc. for a very long time. It's just that now it's everywhere --- on blogs, e-zines, news portals, etc. That said, it's also true that our attention spans are getting shorter --- thanks to smartphones and social networks. Long-form content possibly gained its traction among bloggers because of the Google Panda algorithm update because it started rewarding high-quality content and penalized low-quality content (mainly content farms). Now what's high-quality and what's low-quality? Well, it depends and varies.

Read More