FUN Finds: How to Be a Blogging Idol

FUN Find: How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead of An Idle Blogger by Cube Management
URL: How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead of An Idle Blogger
Type of Article: How-To, First-Person Narrative
Target Audience: Anyone interested in blogging and reader behavior; Fans of Bo Bice and the TV show American Idol


Content: To be successful at Search Engine Optimization, it’s important that you continually test out new theories and ideas. begins this how-to article. It goes on to describe how the “first person” behind this first-person narrative started a blog for each contestant on American Idol to test SEO Theory. The goal of the project was to have 1-2 sustainable blogs in place with massive traffic by the final show.

The writer divides information into Beginner Lessons:

  • Have a narrow focus.
  • Build a content base.
  • Post several times a week.
  • Use ads if appropriate.

and Advanced Techniques:

  • Blog and Ping.
  • Use conventional link building.
  • Use press release.
  • Actively solicit posts.

Two techniques this test used–building blogs that would die and using link trading markets–are not strategies that I’d sign my name to. However, this article presents an interesting story to support the writer’s claim that One doesn’t need to be a SEO ace to be able to create a blog that can generate a large number of visitors. It’s an interesting test to follow.

–ME “Liz” Strauss


  1. says

    Hi Gerard,
    Nope. Not Workboxers. Don’t know who they are and the article, I guess for obvious reasons, wasn’t credited to an individual.

    The premise was a new take on testing. In my opinion, it gave a reason to watch the show.

  2. says

    I think its hard to build an audience. I know it is! I’m having right now around 400, 300, 500 visits per day (unique visitors, of course, a bunch of page loads) and it may be because of the holidays, but I’m not sure.

    I think that is because most of my audience is not gather up in one place. I build another blog for a brother of mine and he posted it on a artist forum (one of the only one its out there) and he had 600 unique visitors today!

    I worked my *** off for about one month and I only had 400 per day! (of course, I had my 1000, 1200 unique visitors moment).

    Maybe it’s all about knowing where is your target audience, then you can work on how to post interesting stuff for them.

    Just my 2 cents
    Javier Cabrera

  3. says

    Hi Jav!
    That’s a really good point. The more you can choose a focused niche, the easier they are to get to and to let them know you are around.

    I think your 2 cents are worth 4 cents here, Javier.

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