A casual Triond post where I tell what I have learned over time about using Triond and becoming successful on it.
The first lesson I learned as a newbie to online writing was that the content we write in the cyberworld is born at the bottom of a waste paper basket- containing hundreds of thousands of posts (good or bad) on the same topic! Our job as a newbie online writer is not just to write but also to poke around, do stuff to gain the initial visibility.
The ultimate goal of online content writers is to get organic traffic to our articles – i.e traffic from the search engines. Bad news is that it is only a beginner writer’s fantasy-dream to be able to get type of traffic with the very first article he or she manages to get published. Good news is that the journey to the ultimate goal of getting organic traffic could be very short, depending on how serious the writer is and consequently how much time he or she puts in to learning this.
I, for one, have not put in required time ever since I started out as an online writer, so I am still very far from my target. I do see that I have progressed though and am learning more every day.
When I first started using Triond and read articles that we are supposed to add up friends here to start getting views, I added 3 pages of friends (12 friends per page x 3 pages = 36 friends in total) . My views were still 0-1 per day on average.
Then, I started commenting, and the days I commented on articles, my views would go up to 10 or so and then dropped back down in days of no commenting.
I added more people- many more. Reached 14 pages of friends, and then about 50 pages of friends. This started giving me 5-6 views a day on average, without commenting on any article.
So there you see, Triond friends definitely are a help for beginners- beginners who are not getting views! That’s because, a newbie on Triond is usually a newbie to online writing as well, and has basically no idea about SEO techniques and all that stuff. It is when you start writing and reading other people’s content (the experienced online writers), that you start understanding ways to improve yourself. I am still standing in the beginning of a long road, but I am definitely enjoying the learning process.
Recently, I started using *drum roll* Triendster ! I used it to get my Triond friends go up from 50 pages to 80 pages. With this done, my views have increased from 5-6 a day average to 20 a day average. Far too less than many people here! For me though, it is a start. I know I can make it – using the lessons learned and with consistent work and effort.
Having views from the Triond community only, is definitely not the type of traffic I am looking for. My aim is search engine traffic. But in my opinion, it all adds up ! The great part of having more friends on Triond is, I am exposed to my friend’s work on my Dashboard Feeds. When I look through their work, I learn what they are writing and how successful they are with what they are writing. Analysing the statistics of fellow Trionders, I learn.
I have even noticed quite a few of people here who cheat. They either simply plagiarize (copy paste) or spin articles and then use tricks to get views to their articles. For example, I have come across a group of people who have heaps of spun content that makes little sense even to themselves surely- and they are earning more than a dollar a day (as noted from the screen-shots they proudly display on Picable). It is disturbing for me because they are *apparently* Muslims, and our religion Islam forbids us for earning money through unfair means. The tricks they are using are certainly unfair. Among the tricks they are using are:
*misleading links on social networks that re-direct to their articles
*spinning articles to the extent that the content does not make sense, and giving attractive, misleading titles to these articles