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How to keep traffic coming when I am on vacation?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Photoshop, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Photoshop

    Photoshop Registered Member

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    Please answer quickly!

    I am going on vacation very early Friday. I have three posts scheduled. I don?t get much SE traffic yet, I get some traffic from twitter (thanks to Ana) and I get some direct traffic.

    I am using the tweet old posts plugin. I really need to keep my traffic over the 3 weeks I am away. I have one post a week which is normal for me. Do content won?t be the problem.

    But how can I keep my traffic the same or even increase it?

    I do a lot of forum posting, I follow lots of users on twitter, (I only have 300 followers, but I only started trying the ?follow back? method)

    Any tips? I don?t have a email list or many rss subscribers.

    I have a photography blog, so would posting my pictures from the vacation help? They wouldn?t rank well in search engines, because I would have to write it on my iPad, and I could only do it from a restaurant. But I would take pictures anyway and be in the bar anyway.

    Should I do this sort of short post? They wouldn?t be more than 200 words, and again they probably won?t rank. But for the readers I have and some extra twitter traffic?.I don?t know. I need help!
    (I am in a van on a camping site, so I won?t have Internet access)
     
  2. extremeboy

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    The best thing is post that you are going to vacation and you can update your location and place stats from your ipad by post your new photos with some description etc.

    So it help your visitors to stick with your blog if you will leave it without any notice then visit think that this site is dead now.

    I hope you understand what i mean to say!:)

    P.S: I was not read that you have no internet access but i think you will have mobile network access so you can post it from your mobile device like iPhone, Nokia, android etc
     
  3. the_demon

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    Have a friend make updates to your site or hire a virtual assistant.
     
  4. RobCopywriter

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    Let your readers know that you will be on vacation so you don't lose anyone. To keep the traffic coming, I would schedule some posts ahead of time, post about vacation, and do the bare basics of traffic generation (forum posting, etc.) on the road.
     
  5. Photoshop

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    But the posts would be short, and as far as I know, that could hurt all my rankings,
     
  6. Photoshop

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    I don't have a iPhone or any phone. I am using my iPad, so I need wifi.
     
  7. gregstereo

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    Agreed about letting your visitors know you are on vacation (assuming your whois info doesn't list your home address - would be an invitation to uninvited guests while you're out).

    Scheduling posts is one option. Not sure what you have in the way of tools, but things like socialbacklinker pro, wprobot, tweetattacks, etc. have some scheduling built in as well.

    Not completely following what level of access you will have, but if you're using WP, you could enable post via e-mail or remote publishing. Either of those might allow you to post from the road.

    Posting fairly often, even if the posts while you're on vacation are brief, shouldn't hurt too much in the long run. 200 words isn't really all that short, especially if you can accompany it with a pic or short video or some other media.
     
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    If you are using wordpress, create an author user and let a friend post for you