Thursday, December 27, 2007

Increase traffic: participate in rssHugger

Through my activities in an an Environmental blog: Enviroman Says and my activities in Freecycle, campaign to keep usable items out of the landfills, I have come across TreeHugger, a very popular environmental site.

Now here comes rssHugger, a site that helps bring visitors to your blogs and surfers find blogs on subjects that they are interested in. rssHugger says they use the power of the environmentally friendly Internet and viral marketing to bring blog authors and blog readers together.

How does rssHugger works to bring about the above objectives? Truthfully speaking, I do not know yet. But I am a retired scientist, and scientists do experiments and research. That is what I am going to do. I will experiment with rssHugger and now after a long absence from my account with Statcounter, I will now have to start checking this blog statistics again.

Just in case some of you get uneasy about my mention of Statcounter, a free visitor counter, I would like to assure you Statcounter is only a hit counter which track hits to a website by putting cookies into your computer plus get information about what screen resolution, operating system, web browser, IP address of the visitors. It does not collect any personal identifiable details like your name, home address, etc., and is not a spyware although some time ago, its cookies are identified as spyware cookies by AdAware. I believe they have stopped that now as
AdAware have finally come to the conclusions cookies from Statcounter are not spyware cookies.

How does one gets to participate in rssHugger? You either write an honest review of rssHugger on your blog like this one or pay a one time review fee of $20 for participation of 10 years. I am afraid I am a pensioner who still have a son to put through college on my pension plus by nature, is a penny pincher. So here is the review which unfortunately is not much of a review as I am not in the program yet. The owner of rssHugger will personally check your blog for quality before accepting your blog into the program as he obviously is interested in quality, not quantity.

As I am keen to do this test, I have to make sure that this blog gets accepted into this interesting first ever program. I will thus have to somehow convince him this is a quality blog. I want to bring to his (and any other visitors) attention to the fact that this blog got listed in DMOZ, the most important directory (click BACK button to get back to this page) and the hardest to get listed, and this was without even submitting the blog to DMOZ. And the human editor who did this is not the only one who are of the opinion that this blog in very informative. You can check what grateful bloggers says about Blogger Tips and Tricks (click BACK button to get back to this page). By the way, that compilation was not compiled to boast, but the reason is given right at the top of the post.

Well, if this blog gets accepted into rssHugger, I will then have to update this post with some statistics, etc. Let's see how it goes.

Peter Chen's nice graphic signature


  1. Hello,
    I am interested in posting multible pictures orignating from Picasa to my blogs. But I can only post 4 pictures each time. If I am looking at other blogs, I have seen many pictures in one posting??
    By the way, I have used the help in Blogger and found your blog.
    Happy New Year..
    "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
    -- Edith Lovejoy Pierce

    rssHugger?? I'll will take a look.

  2. Hi Edith,

    My daughter and son-in-law have done some pretty fancy stuff with Picasa, but I have the intention but not the time yet to try our Picasa and write a review at Photo Editors. Hope to do it soon as I am ending up with lots of photos which need to be orgarnized.

    Looking forward to your "book" and its new chapters.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Tips and Tricks for Blogger or "Son of Blogger Tips and Tricks"
    slotted for conversion to custom domain

  3. I couldn't agree more! I know the users of my "2,000+ Free Backlinks" website would agree as well. I'll be referring people to this article!

  4. Hi mberenis,

    Thanks for offering your readers to this post. I hope they benefit from it.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Earn with blogs (Google group)
    (Blogging helped my put 2 sons through college on my pension. We want to help you do the same)

  5. Peter you are the man!
    You run blogger!
    I just started mine up and hope to make money off of it someday. A lot of your information is really useful and I hope that by reading your several blogs I can be as successful as you are one day!

    Thanks for all your posts which help out A LOT!

  6. Hi Lost in Space,

    Thanks for the kind words. BTW why don't you join the program in my signature line?

    Peter Blog*Star
    Blogger Dough
    (Blogging helped my put 2 sons through college on my pension and if not for blogging, I would have been in financial difficulties. We want to help you do the same)

  7. Hey Peter I did join!

  8. I joined this a while back in 2008, I haven't seen much traffic increase from it. I paid the $20.00 fee and a few months later, looks like they dropped the fee.
    Traffic is something that is hard to gain at times. It maybe my niche of blogger tips and ethical SEO. I don't think it is that small of a niche, but time will tell.

  9. Dear Peter,

    Thanks for your advices on getting traffic. We are working on all of them and hope biolod project will soon be getting more traffic. We have joined rssHugger as you suggested but not accepted yet (guess you haven't either as you don't write on those promised statistics). In the page we introduced rssHugger we also highlighted your name. Here it is:
    Thanks for all. Keep up the goodwork.

    Mayis on behalf of Biolod Project


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