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Get on blogging, chapter 6 – Comments, traffic and shares

July 31, 2014 - 15:07 | 2 replies

Get on blogging is a weekly series about blogging and becoming a blogger. This chapter is all about measurements and analytics. How will you know if anyone reads your blog? What if nobody will comment? Are analytics telling you your blog is in trouble? Some people are way too obsessed about the measurements of a blog...

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Why high bounce rate doesn't mean your site is in trouble

November 25, 2013 - 18:20 | 0 replies

Bounce rate is one of those parts of website analytics that is most often misinterpreted. Those who don't understand it tend to think high bounce rate always means a website is in trouble and low means it's doing great. They have no clue how people function and how web works. Additionally bounce rate as a term is...

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Why I won't use the Finnish language translation of your service

October 20, 2013 - 16:51 | 4 replies

One of my biggest projects this year, Stylebook, has a newsletter list on MailChimp. Anyone can subscribe to it through our website. The newsletters, as our service, are in Finnish. And because MailChimp offers Finnish translation for their basic forms and confirmation emails, we've turned that on. We already had...

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Why cookies alerts are redundant

May 19, 2013 - 17:37 | 2 replies

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored to your browser while you browse a website. They can store information such as when you logged in to a site or the things you wrote on a form. For instance when you comment a blog post on this site your name, website url and email address are stored to a...

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The year three

April 24, 2013 - 20:03 | 2 replies

It's been now three years since this blog was launched. As often 3 year olds do, the blog is now able to say it's own name, kick, draw a person with two to four body parts, climb, tell stories and write a bunch of capital letters. In times it gets a bit cranky and often it's rather stubborn. Nowadays there are a...

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Easy ways to find new blog post ideas

October 5, 2012 - 03:57 | 9 replies

Sometimes we all run out of subjects to blog about. And sometimes it seems like everything has already been blogged. Maybe your blog feels like an abandoned Western movie town. No worries, I know a couple of easy ways to come up with new blog post ideas that will drive the traffic (back) to your blog! Check your...

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Of search and the Weekly Wrapup

June 11, 2012 - 17:17 | 2 replies

Minna M. had noticed some strange Google searches leading to her blogs and was asking how have us, other bloggers been found. I checked my Google Analytics since the very beginning of this blog and found a couple of gems there. All sorts of pervs had been searching for naked cleaning lady and hot bikini pic, though...

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Hey hey, it's TWO years old!

May 15, 2012 - 22:59 | 5 replies

It's been now little over two years since I launched this blog. This isn't my first blog exactly, I had one 2003 to 2005 (if I remember right). That one was in Finnish and I built my own little blogging system with PHP and MySQL. Things have changed since, a lot. And I think most people have forgot I used to blog...

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Belated birthday

May 11, 2011 - 03:25 | 2 replies

Year ago, on April 21, after a couple of years of blogging hiatus I proudly announced Here I am. First the blog was called By the way, but at some point through the following months I renamed it Tomato Branch. Since that first announcement the whole site has lured in 4000 visitors and about 8000 page views (...

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7 months

November 30, 2010 - 19:30 | 0 replies

Tomato Branch (previously By The Way) has been here to entertain you for a bit over 7 months now. If my count is right. Since then there I've wrote 65 posts (66 if this one is counted), which have received 109 legit comments (that's about 1,7 comments per a post). Note that about a half of the comments are made by...

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