CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS: MEHNAH 15/2, MASHKOORAH 16/1, ROYAL CHAMPION 9/2, ACT OF WISDOM 5/1, ALBA ROSE 11/8, DECISIVE EDGE 4/1, AROUSING 4/1,READY TO VENTURE 4/6, FABILIS 3/1, LATEST GENERATION 3/1, OPERATIC 5/1, LIPIZZANER 6/4, LOVE IS GOLD 9/1, PATIENT DREAM 1/1, HICKORY (ADV) 20/1, ROYAL MUSKETEER 15/2, ROMAN ENCOUNTER 14/1, ROUND SIX 20/1, BEHELD 11/4, MEGALLAN 7/2, LUCID DREAMER 7/1, CALCUTTA CUP 4/1, THRONE HALL 5/1, SURPRISE EXHIBIT 3/1, FRANKENSTELLA 3/1, VENTURA DIAMOND 5/2, ALKUMAIT 5/4, TOP CLASS ANGEL 9/2, ICE SPRITE 1/1, DHAHABI 15/8, DARVEL 11/8, COSMIC PRINCESS 6/1, BEECHWOOD DONNA 15/2, YOUTH SPIRIT 9/2, INTERNATIONAL GIRL 12/1, VENTURA TORMENTA 4/6, FINAL VOYAGE 9/1, IMPERIAL YELLOW 11/8, BOMB PROOF 6/4, TOP CLASSANGEL 18/1 3RD, ALWIGHWAR 11/8, MUTAZAWWED 1/1, TACTICAL 7/2, ALTHIQUA 2/1, LORD CAMPARI 100/30, MAN OF PROMISE 6/4, ON GUARD 11/2, MAGICAL MORNING 9/4, INHALER 10/3, FIESTA DE VEGA 5/1, CREATIVE FORCE 7/2, RENAISSANCE QUEEN 3/1, AWEEMAWEH 28/1 (FB), SHELDON 50/1 EW (PLACED), GEROLAMO CARDANO 13/2, FANTASTIC MS FOX 13/2 (FB), SHIMMERING 7/4, ARRIVISTE 3/1, DULAS 6/1, DELTA'S ROYALTY 4/6, PRINCE KAYF 40/1 (FB PAGE), ELEON 15/2, CELESTRAN 9/4, ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE 4/1, BYE BYE LADY 3/1, KING LEONIDA 13/8, DONNYBROOK 4/11, AL RUFAA 11/2, ALL YOU WISH 33/1, ANASTARSIA 3/1, CONVICT 6/4, GRAVITY FORCE 8/1, THEOTHERSIDE 33/1, NIGHT COLOURS 7/1, PLYMOUTH ROCK 11/4, POCKET SQUARE 9/4, PANIC ROOM 5/2, BAND PRACTICE 11/4, CAPE PALACE 4/11, PALACE PIER 11/8, IT'S GOOD TO LAUGH 8/13, ROMAN VISION 5/4, HURAIZ 2/1, ROYAL CRUSADE 5/6, VALKAN STAR 1/3, FESTIVE START 7/2, IMPRESSOR 13/8, SURF DANCER 4/7, MASTER MCGRATH 13/8, ESHAASY 13/8, PERSUASION 16/1, PASSION FOR FASHION 3/1, ANGEL OF DELIGHT 12/1, LAZULI 11/10, TAMMANI 9/2, COBRA EYE 15/8, MORISCO 6/1, ETHIC 4/6, ABSTEMIOUS 11/8, BOOMER 3/1, SEIZE THE TIME 2/1, TREBLE TREBLE 9/2, NASAIYM 6/4, DARK LADY 11/10, FLEETING PRINCE 11/10, WELL OF WISDOM 3/1, DR SIMPSOM 4/5, HOT TOUCH 7/2, MAN OF THE NIGHT 4/6, SO SHARP 11/10, IFFRAAZ 7/4, BILL NEIGH 13/8, DRAMATIC SANDS 6/4, DRAGON COMMAND 5/1, MIA DIVA 8/1, RAAHY 5/6, LINCOLN BLUE 7/2, HOMESPIN 6/4, FRED 10/1, PINATUBO 3/1, KING'S COMMAND 2/1, ETON COLLEGE 11/2, SHAMMAH 2/1, BIG CITY 5/1, THREAT 14/1, GOOD VIBES 11/1, MISTY GREY 14/1, ROSE OF KILDARE 6/5, RAYONG 7/2, LORD OF THE LODGE 8/1, WAR STORM 7/2, IFFRAAZ 4/1, OCASIO CORTEZ 7/4...

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Horse Racing Blog: 5 Killer Ways to Build Traffic


The 1st February saw the first birthday of Craig's Betting Blog.

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... (you get the idea).

To be fair there is a lot to celebrate. You know that most bloggers start off with lots of energy, inspired by their passion and just love to tell the world and his wife about their little blog. However, most fall by the way. So this birthday is worthy of celebration.

Well done, Craig. You have done exceptionally well. 

Take a look at his many triumphs. 

Posts: 187

Most successful post: Magnificent Middleham Park Racing 

At the time of writing, this post has achieved 498 pageviews. This has a lot to do with Middleham Park Racing sharing the post on their Twitter timeline and posting to email subscribers. Thank you. It is a huge endorsement to have high-profile owners and trainers sharing the post. It has happened many times this year.  

Craig's Top 10 Posts have all achieved over 200 pageviews. 

September 2019 saw the most monthly pageviews - just under 7,000. 

There is much to look forward to.

Now, many readers may think well that is good but surely this blog is a minnow compared with the likes of the Racing Post or Sporting Life. 

You are correct. 

However, there are many first-time horseracing bloggers who are just starting out and I can tell you this, it isn't easy to get traffic to your blog. 

It is one of the main reasons why bloggers give up blogging because they feel as though they are talking to themselves. 

So here are a few pointers to making a successful sports blog:

1) Post regularly and try to highlight horses, trainers or owners who will share your posts. 

2) Social media: Twitter is a very good platform for doing just that as you tag people and if they like what they read and happy with your promotion and help promote you too. It is good to share all posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. 

3) Collaborate: It is often the case bloggers work alone or feel they don't need or can't afford to work with others. However, you are unlikely to succeed by trying to do it alone. 

4) Mailing-list: Build a list so you can boost your posts or send our promotions. This is achieved by giving something away that your subscribers want. It might be tips, information or access to resources. Make sure what you give away is specific to you and not something that can be found elsewhere. A big list is a real power but you must always give your subscribers your best or they will feel shortchanged and have little interest in opening your mailings. 

5) Always add a touch of you to every post whether that is your humour, quirky ways or outlandish gambles. 

Whatever you do, enjoy your blog because it will be hard work if it doesn't make you want to write with zeal.

Author: Jason Coote

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