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How can we help Virily and get more views?

For those of you who know this already, my apologies; for those that don’t, I have looking at ways to increase the views for everyone here on Vrily. Increased views mean that Virily makes more money, and we all continue our happy world! One of the things that I have been doing is going back and looking at old posts that I made, and a few first posts shared with me by other authors (a huge thank you to all of them). I do love going back and reading and commenting on those old posts! When I read a post, I share that post on Facebook or Twitter. Sometimes both if I find the post resonates with something that I enjoy. But mostly one or the other for the share.

Here is my proposal. Or perhaps my guarantee.

  1. If I read your post and I will comment. I will not comment on posts of authors that don’t comment on my posts. I tried that two weeks ago, and it helps me keep my reading list shorter. (also I do reserve the right to not reads posts that make me uncomfortable).
  2. I will share the post on twitter.
  3. If you reply to my comment
  4. I will share your post again (if it is more than 24 hours between my comment and your comment, I will share it again on twitter, otherwise the second share will be facebook).

The goal is simple, and I want to help every gain views. Views are important here on Virily. They pay the site (Google Adsense), and then the site pays us.

I am limiting my reading to no more than 30 posts a day. It is a lot of time in the morning for me currently, and I really can’t spend more time than that.

I am going to start this program tomorrow! The first thing and early in the morning!

I am also doing a couple of other ways to improve views projects and will share that information later.

  • Question /

    Do you think this might help drive views?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    i will do my best, but my apologies I do have to cut this off at 30 a day, ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    will you share other ideas in the comments?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

28 points

Written by DocAndersen

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    • interesting.

      can we break that down?
      we, Virily Authors, get paid for writing on this site.
      The site makes money from Google Adsense.
      Google Adsense only pays on views of ads.
      No views of ads no payment for Virily.
      No payment for Virily no payment for authors.

      You still indirectly paid for outside views. Just no direct credit anymore.

    Yes (12 votes) – 75%
    No (4 votes) – 25%
    Yes (12 votes) – 100%
    Yes (9 votes) – 69%
    No (4 votes) – 31%

  2. Your approach is good. I like it. We can all try to read as many posts as we can and comment as much as we can. Since most posts are short, if they were longer they would fair well on search engines. Talk about SEO.

  3. I don’t see much point in sharing a post on Twitter or Facebook that the average reader would not understand, simply because it is discussing an internal Virily matter or if it would only make sense to someone who knows the back story to a post – for example, we have several members who use Virily to sort out their own state of mind and have been doing so over a long period of time. If a post would be of general interest, then sharing posts makes sense.

  4. Sharing posts on social media is awesome! However, I am not sure that sticking to view-for-view or comment-for-comment approach will bring more views. If we all do that, in the end there may not be anyone to make the first step.

  5. As we are lacking in outside views I would assume that writing about this site probably won’t bring those outside views – I would think they would be looking for current topics rather than just what happens here.

    I have been using sharing posts consistently. For seven days I only commented on those who commented on mine and it cut down on a lot of time that could be used on other things.

    I really wonder about the upvote. It seems to fill up space, but really gives the writer a bunch of clean up work to do and no real feedback. I think I will continue to only upvote if I have a comment about it or if it is a ranking post where you use upvote and downvote to change the ranking inside the vote. To me that makes sense.

    I will do my best to put all my thoughts in one comment instead of making multiple comments where they just are needed or could have been said in the earlier comment.

    I use at least three social media sites every day to share the posts of others.

    Disclaimer: Unless mentioned by name there is no real or inference, referring to anyone on this site, real or fictional.

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