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A Call To Arms

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I just want to do something a little different today, as I want to see if there is a way we can help each other bring a few more visitors to our sites. It requires hardly any effort, and could benefit us all in the long run.

You may have heard about the changes google has made to its search engine. Or more specifically, it’s image searches. If you haven’t heard about it, you may well of noticed a decline in visitors to your site in the past few days. Cutting a long story really short, when someone used to search on google for an image, if it was one you had on your site and someone clicked it, you got a ‘view’. Now google have changed it, meaning people no longer have to visit your site to get the image, hence no ‘view’. This has been bad for a lot of sites, reporting a loss of 30-50% in traffic, and worse for those that depend on traffic to make money, or if they are selling the images etc.

I’m not too fussed about these changes, its frustrating but that’s how it is. I just want to try and find a new way (that’s not new, of course, but new to me!) of bringing in visitors. Underneath all of my reviews (and most of yours) are the sharing buttons. I don’t think these are utilised enough, and have taken it upon myself to use them more. I started a little test at midnight last night with them all, and submitted a couple of my own links on StumbleUpon, Reddit, LinkedIn, Diggit & Tumblr. I’m here to ask if you would mind sharing one of my links, any review you like, and just let me know in the comments below which one you shared and on which site. I will then of course hit up your site and spread the link of one of your posts on all the sharing sites. They are all free to sign up to, and some just require a name, that’s it. Once you have done it once, every post from then on could be shared in a matter of seconds.

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As an example, one link for my review of Casino was posted on Reddit this morning and brought in 48 views in 10 minutes. Casino got 25 hits from StumbleUpon within half an hour. Whilst I appreciate these viewers probably visited and then left, if even just 1 or 2 people stick around and come back, then it’s worth doing it. My aim is to share the results I get, and hopefully you all get, so we can see if any of these sharing options are viable sources of traffic improving methods. Plus, they are free so we may as well all try help each other out, if your up for it! I hope some of you join me, and I know some already have, so thank you again to those that I have spoken with about it on Facebook, and please, if everyone else could start sharing my stuff and I will reciprocate in full!! Even if just a handful of people help me trial it I will be hugely grateful!

Moving on slightly, I must apologise to anyone on Facebook for my relentless spamming! I set up a site Facebook account yesterday, and have been adding people that I have seen. Please, if you are on Facebook, feel free to add me as a friend, and ‘like’ the Head In A Vice Facebook page. It is much appreciated, and more importantly it has instant messaging, so we can chat easily, which I have done with some of you and has been good fun! I might even start a mass movie watching, chat room review with a few of us chatting and watching at the same time, then condensing it into a mass review. Could be fun, I’ll work on something if I can drag some of you in!!

Add Tyson Carter as a friend on Facebook

Like Head In A Vice’s Facebook page

I know some of you don’t really care about stats and views, and that’s cool. But if you are interested in potentially bringing in a few extra people to see your stuff, I hope you don’t mind me posting this call to arms. Since I’m asking a lot of you, and I want more Facebook love, I should give something back. Whilst most of you know I use a pseudonym to write with, none of you know what I look like. I’m always asked to put a photo up, as people like to know who they are chatting with. And since I chat with A LOT of you, and know what you look like, it’s only fair if I show you my face. So, as a treat, I have included a photo of myself. Since Eric did it a couple of weeks ago and showed off his sexy smile, I have to bite the bullet and showcase myself. Be nice, I’m very self conscious and will just edit any mean comments 🙂

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‘Your Host’

Now you know who you are talking to! Nice to meet you, and please go share my stuff! Thanks for reading, I am looking forward to this little experiment and seeing what comes of it.

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  1. Wow, you’ve outed yerself! I thought you might put a mask on so that you could poke fun at us by not really revealing yourself! 😉 A very nice picture and a nice post. I am so far behind in your blog (and all of the ones I’m following, never mind my own!) and I really want to catch up! I think this is a very positive thing you are encouraging folk to do. 🙂

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    • I did think of doing something like that, or putting my logo over my face, but figured I should just get myself out there!!

      Thank you, glad you approve of the message, and hope you get caught up on your reading soon! 🙂

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  2. Looking good man! 🙂 Will share this on my Twitter account for sure. Us bloggers have got to stick together!

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    • Cheers William! Much appreciated, I’ll be stopping by your spot for some sharing real soon! 🙂 You will have to let me know in your stats area if you got any hits from StumbleUpon or anything like that, as thats where Ill be sharing your stuff 🙂

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  3. Handsome B@#tard! 😉
    Cool buddy! I shall respond to your call to arms. Anything you post now I’ll share with what sites I’m part of. Really that’ll just consist of Google+, twitter and Reddit. I keep my Facebook page strictly to my selfish self. 😉 (It’s what my friends has to cone expect) I find Reddit very handy though so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll let you know what I’ve shared it with after I’ve done it.

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    • Ha, my wife says I dont look like that in my unshaven and comfy pants days 😉

      Thanks for the shares, Ill be doing some to yours, and just let me know from your stats if any of the sharing sites are bringing you any views, thats what Im looking for really, if any are worth it.

      Thats why I made a Tyson facebook, so I can keep these horror reviews away from my family and make them think im normal! 🙂 Cheers Mark!

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  4. Ty, I can appreciate your sentiment here. Its not easy to ask for help like that, I know that myself. I’ve done it. Unfortunately I think I ALREADY like you on FB and follow you on Twitter. LOL 😦

    Stumble Upon is a fickle mistress. Initially, I would get thousands of views a day… but eventually somehow their spam algorithms caught on to me and now I get poop. LOL 😦 I have NEVER figured out how Reddit works. Maybe my content isnt right for them… If you wind up with suggestions, please let me know. I’ve had some half hearted attempts at starting “Reddit Circles” which never took off 😦

    Perhaps the Lamb forums is an appropriate place to raise this as a topic?

    Regardless, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for what we all can do, and I’m very very supportive of the spirit of this post. 😉

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    • Yeah your already linked to me Fogs, thanks for that!! 🙂

      Its a strange one really, as Im more than happy with the views and comments I get, and I see plenty of people who are better writers than me get no love whatsoever. I think this is more experimental than anything, I just want to know if any of these options are viable, you know, and ultimately worth it. If it helps other people out, thats what Im aiming for.

      When you say you got 1000’s from StumbleUpon, wow thats insane!! Reddit seems good but they dont let you link your own stuff very often, hence why I would aim for people to link my stuff, and Ill do theirs, so no one gets in trouble for spamming them! Seems more target organised on there, as people are looking for movies etc

      Much appreciate your feedback and thoughts as always Fogs, hopefully we can find something useful from at least one of these sharing options! 🙂

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  5. Victor De Leon

     /  February 5, 2013

    I just shared your Gran Torino review on Twitter. I’m not on FB anymore and I would have shared it there. I love your idea and I’ll help in any way I can, brother! Oh and btw your pic looks just fine. You are a good looking fella. 🙂

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    • Thanks Vic, then again you always share my stuff, and I do try and thank you, but I cant thank you enough!!! I will be over to your site to try some sharing out, let me know what your stats turn up!

      And thank you, spent 6 hours photoshopping that image 😉

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  6. I submitted your Back to the Future review on Reddit. That’ll be $38.

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  7. theipc

     /  February 5, 2013

    What a handsome devil!!!!!

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    • I was going to edit your comment to say something like this, but no need! Thank you Eric, seeing you do it forced my hand! If your wife still wants the framed version, just tell her to get in touch 😉

      I’ll be sharing your posts later, probably the LOVE one, naturally 😛

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  8. Awww, cutie! 🙂 I’m gonna utilize the buttons more for sure. 🙂

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  9. Awesomeness! 🙂 Now a face to match the awesomeness of Tyson Carter
    I’ll be sharing a review..but I don’t have a lot of the other media..except for Pinterest, FB and Twitter. But I’ll look into the other ones 🙂

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    • Happy now Kim!? Face to the name, just for you 😉 No, it was about time, and only fair since I see all of you guys and girls.

      The other ones are pretty good. I’ll share something from your site on there, so be sure to check your stats and see if any views come from them. Thank you!! 🙂

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      • BTW, I shared your Gran Torino review on Reddit and StumbleUpon..;) Hopefully it helps!

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        • I hope so too! Thank you Kim, just trying to see if we can get a pattern and if any of these are actually useful. I’ll be sure to get your shared soon too, I hope it brings more people for you (not that you need them!) 😉

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        • Yeah..haha! We always need people 😉 Just helping out..whatever happens it’ll be nice to see how it goes 🙂

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        • Exactly, we write in the hope someone will read. If it gets one or two more readers, then its worth it surely?!

          Looking forward to seeing if it actually helps anyone lol

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        • Even if it doesn’t, at least I can say you pushed me to learn about other forms of media sharing. I had no idea what Reddit and Stumbleupon was before. Although, in all honesty, Pinterest only is good for photography blogs I would imagine since it just shares images. I’m still new on that..so haven’t explored a lot yet.

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        • Learning is fun!! All I use pinterest for is cute animal photos 🙂

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        • Haha! I use it for my girl stuff like new ways to do my hair..but still its too complicated for me most of the time 😉
          Its interesting stuff there 🙂

          I should use it for cute animal pics! Thanks for the idea!

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        • My wife is the only reason I know what Pinterest is. Every day she fills my inbox with cute animals, I cant resist them, like my kryptonite!! I might do a post here just full of them 🙂

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  10. wordschat

     /  February 5, 2013

    3guys1movieand Tim’s Film reviews suggested I get on Twitter. Sharing to it and to @LampThe has made me some more blog and Twitter followers.That and Facebook help. I dont use the others. Devilish smile Ty. Slim like your Xbox avatar:)

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    • What is this LAMP place, I want in!! (Sorry, I could of edited for you, but more fun to leave spelling mistakes sometimes!) 😉

      I will share some of your stuff now, more people deserve to read your twisted sense of humour!:)

      And thank you, too kind, I hate smiling, but for a wedding I was kind of forced……I love how your xbox avatar has the tattoos! 😛

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      • wordschat

         /  February 10, 2013

        Careful their is a Twitter account @Lampthe. It’s poetry and such. If you’re not adVERSE, check it out.

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    • LOL, if thats what you meant I retract my comment and humbly apologise. I should stop horsing around 🙂

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  11. Interesting idea, Tyson. I hope it goes well and the results are lasting. I’ve Stumbled this post and your ‘Gran Torino’ review.

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    • Thank you Michael. You are always sharing my stuff on Twitter, and as with Vic, I cant say thank you enough. I do make an effort to share yours when I can.

      I will be over to share your stuff in a bit, please let me know if anything comes of it. Really interested just to see if anyone finds any of it beneficial, and if a pattern emerges, or whether we are all just wasting our time!

      Thanks again 🙂

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  12. My “hit count”: is less than half today from yesterday. I wonderred what had happened. Now I guess I know. I’ll gladly share you around. Other people will want to know about this. I didn’t and since so much of my blog are photographs, I don’t like this at all!

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    • Yep, there are pages and pages of people online complaining and petitioning. Its crap for people blogging normally, but for those with photographs, artwork etc that rely on the traffic, they are devastated. Not sure if it can be changed, or will be changed, but it is affecting everyone sadly.

      Thanks for sharing it, and the reblog, much appreciated 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on Serendipity and commented:
    For anyone with a photography blog, this is close to disastrous.

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  14. I reblogged out and shared you to Facebook. In all seriousness, for those of us with heavily graphic blogs, not mere will is cut down hugely on hits, but it’s an open invitation to steal our stuff. This is bad. I don’t know what can be done about it either.

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    • Thank you!!

      I know, I mean it bothers me that views are down, but my images arent mine so to speak (apart from my photo, hopefully no modelling agencies steal it lol). But for those people like yourself who has so many of your own photos on your blog, I dont know how they can do it. In reality, the truth is rather than in the past where you searched, then clicked the image and went to someones site, you now stay on google, unless you click again to see the persons site. SO effectively google added an extra click, which we know is not good, as why would you click again when the image you want is there for you already with google.

      People in uproar on forums etc, closing down businesses etc……drastic measure I know, but Im not sure what will be done. 😦

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  15. That google image change is a PIA , as now it makes it really difficult to locate the correct size images you want as well. I realize most of those images hits were not readers but even if one or two out of every hundred read something it was a plus.

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    • Thats exactly my thoughts on it. Im not hugely bothered about the decline as such, its only about 10% for me. And I dont make a living from it. But some people do, and losing 50% is terrible.

      Like you, I always hoped that if just 1 or 2 stick around then its worth it. Hence what these methods are for, to see if I can do something new, and getting others to do it too, maybe will drive us traffic to all our sites from somewhere else. Or not 🙂

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  16. done, nice to put a face to the name. I’ll do a share on all the networks I use. Reciprocation is welcome my friend – please, and a really good sentiment to get behind. A thoughtful community focussed post. well played!

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    • Cheers mate, yeah I had to show myself really, been too long, and since I chat with you all, its only fair you know who your chatting with!

      Thanks, and I will head over and share very soon. Be sure to let me know if any referrals happen in your stats.

      Appreciate your help and kind words buddy, glad your back!! 🙂

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  17. I’ve noticed the changes Google has done and my site traffic has fallen a little bit. I probably should get a Twitter or Facebook account.

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  18. Nice pic, dude! I noticed how image searches had changed recently but I didn’t connect it all to people losing hits. I don’t think I even get new readers through image searches, since the same few images seem to get hits all the time with no comments made. Obviously those people aren’t reading. (Of course, I’ll admit that I would miss the weird text searches if they stopped showing up; how can you live without knowing that someone out there on this very day is looking for “philip mckeons bulge” or “using rum for clearing demons.”) But I can see how this greatly affects people who make money off their sites, so thanks for the explanation.

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    • Thank you Erin!! 🙂

      Thats it, Im not sure how many image searchers would become readers, but I figure its worth seeing.

      Love your search comments, I get some weird ones here too. I keep meaning to do a post asking what the weirdest ones are! Yours would be up there!! Thanks again 🙂

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  19. Finally the man behind “Head in a Vice”. For some reason I thought you had three eyes and horns or something, so thanks for clearing that up!

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  20. I opened a Reddit account a few days ago. Perhaps I should look into whether one can add that effectively (auto feeding) into the sharing settings. We’ll see. Looking at Reddit, it immediately looks like a bunch of nonsense. Guess I’ll have to actually figure it out. Argh.
    Nice foto of your goodself, by the way. Not nearly as frightening as my own. Wondering if a kind looking demeanor might be good for traffic. Not sure if I can pull off being an angel.

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    • I dont truly understand Reddit, I just know that one link somehow brought me a lot of traffic, so Ill keep putting links on there!!

      Thanks for the kind words. I think us males have a trickier task, but good looking girls using their photo as a gravatar and site image will get all the guys checking out their blogs! I’ll keep my image hidden in here!

      If you figure out Reddit, let me know! Cheers 🙂

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      • I think you’re overestimating who’s looking for what. Male & female images are appealing to diverse readerships. Bloggers are attracted to content. Others know where to find porn or a date. Don’t be shy, it’s not a matter whether you’re hideous or not. It’s a fact that people are now their own brands. Sell yourself first or secondarily because there’s a lot of competition.
        Your original point of increasing traffic through the social media is correct & important. When they get to their destination (hopefully, our sites), people need to know who’s spewing what. It’s an audience, they’re watching & wondering.

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        • The eye candy comment was purely tongue in cheek. But your right about the image selling, and our sites need a good image as that can sometimes be the hook to get people in. Sometimes content isnt enough. People can make their assumption from a logo, or a design, etc and decide its not for them. Fickle basically, but thats human nature.

          It definitely helps knowing who is doing the talking though. Anyway we can get people to look at our stuff has to be worth exploring.

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        • Reddit is its own universe, like any of the social media sites. I will, at times, use the share button under my posts & on pages to manually share to either of my Facebook accounts. More so for friends who might (usually not) be interested. Often, because it indicates my attention & presence on FB. I’ve tried previously using an actual FB page. That’s problematic, as many of my “friends” consider a page, related to my account, to be superfluous & have only given it token visits. I feed my posts onto one of my Twitter accounts, which accounts for many more hits. Non-bloggers seldom leave comments & it is they who I target, outside the walled garden that WordPress has set up for us all. I have few comments & just as many “likes”, because my readership is outside of WordPress & its blogger community. Which community I do admire & treasure. Therefore, I dispatched the “like” button & have kept the sharing button, if anyone has noticed (probably not). We all have our own preferences to which kinds of traffic we wish to receive, as well as our own purposes for creating a blog site, which is a website.
          If I am able to get to a reasonable comprehension level for Reddit, I’ll let you know personally. After all, the internet has always been about learning as we go, learning from each other & picking up whatever we can over time. Later!

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        • I would say most of my views and comments come from wordpress readers, but I am willing to try any new medium if it means I can branch out and reach more people.

          I noticed you only have the sharing buttons, but I always use the built in wordpress like button at the top, so apologies if my likes are cluttering up your place! 🙂

          Ive tried reading about Reddit rules but it seems very jumbled over there, and they wont allow me to post anyones links at the minute, apparently I am capped. Surely the whole point is to share…..who knows. Look forward to learning the ins and outs of it from you if you fathom it out! 🙂

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        • Of course, I appreciate any likes I can get. Beggars can’t be choosers.

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        • Good to hear 🙂

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  21. I liked your Facebook page, added you as a friend, followed you on twitter, and shared your Chernobyl Diaries review on twitter! No guarantees it’ll get a lot of clicks (I have less than 200 followers) but I hope it helps!
    The google images update has gotten me so depressed!

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  22. I’m already following you on Twitter but I’ve just liked your page and sent a friend request of FB. I have an FB page that could use a few more likes too 😉 – https://www.facebook.com/MIBsInstantHeadache

    With Reddit you need to be careful with posting your own links as it is against their rules and you get uppity Mods either blasting you via both private and public messages or they simply ban you completely (as they did to me when I first joined because I didn’t bother to read the rules). Stumble Upon can also be a bit precious in this respect too which always baffled me if promoting websites is their chief aim!

    Anyway on behalf of all bloggers, kudos for starting this up!! 🙂

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    • Thank you, and liked you back!! 🙂

      Appreciate the heads up on Reddit. It wont allow me to post anyones links now, says I need to come back…….I’ll bear that in mind about Stumble too, but yeah seems crazy when they want links to share?

      Your welcome, hopefully we can all help each other! 🙂

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  23. Okay, so…I’ve never actually been on Reddit, but I just shared your Rampage review. I guess I should be using that site? Doh.

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  24. Best post in the history of ever.

    I thought the decline in my hits was because the Internet hated me.

    Now I know better.

    Also I’m in ! Thanks again 🙂

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  25. I noticed that Google Images had done this, but luckily I haven’t notice a decline in my stats (at least yet).

    Awesome post. I’m gonna try to use the share buttons more. I think it’s something we (bloggers) should do more to help each other out. Glad you posted this!

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    • Cheers Garrett!!

      I just think if even a few people all did it each time we read a new post, it could make a difference. It takes literally a second to click, and hopefully its something we can all get in a habit of doing, and all reap the benefits 🙂

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    • Just deleted your duplicate post, and thankyou for the tweet, I’ll hook you up now. 🙂

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  26. Yeah, the traffic question is a tough one. I never have figured out exactly how to drive any serious traffic places — though I will say I seem to get almost as many hits from IMDb now as I do from Google. The image search drop certainly hurt, but I find it too hard to be concerned — I sincerely doubt any of those views ever actually read anything, let alone stuck around or commented.

    I try to be good about hitting the Twitter and Facebook buttons, but it’s an easy thing for me to forget.

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    • When you say IMDB I take it you put your reviews on there? Interesting, I used to do that then stopped, you make it sound pretty worthwhile though. I should maybe look into doing that again. I assume you put your site on the end of each review?

      Cheers Morgan 🙂

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      • No… I add my reviews to the external reviews list. Get about 20 hits on an average day, but sometimes it can be a lot more. Got a couple hundred the first week after Mockingbird Lane aired, for example. It all kind of comes down to hitting the sweet spot where people are interested in finding out about a movie, but not a lot of people have written reviews of it. That way, lots of people are checking out the IMDb page, but there isn’t much competition for the outgoing traffic. Considering the types of movies you review, you might find a lot of your movies fall into that category.

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        • Ok….I have no idea what that is or how to do it, but I am going to look into it for sure. Many thanks Morgan, appreciate that, sounds worth attempting at the very least. 🙂

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  27. Done and done…The facebook thing that is. I don’t have much faith in either Stumbleupon or reddit. When I first moved over to wordpress I used reddit and got a lot of views; on my review of Stakeland I got of 1500 views…in a day. Stumbleupon gave me on average 30 to 40 views (I think) then suddenly nothing from either site. Stumbleupon sometimes gives me the odd 3 or 4, but, reddit? The big zero. I don’t share anything on it any more although I’ve left the share button up. :-/

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    • Wow, similar story to Fogs, with the big drop off now giving you nothing. Strange. Well, I’ll be sharing your link on the ones that havent stopped me (Reddit stopped me already lol) and let me know if you get any more Stumbles 🙂

      Cheers for the Facebook love Mike 🙂

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  28. That was supposed to read “I got over 1500 views” LOL

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  29. I thought you’d be taller…

    At least now I know why my viewing figures have plummeted in the last week or so. I went through a phase of stumbling upon all my posts when they went up, and sometimes it brought in a ton of views. I never bothered with reddit or tumblr though, but I’ll try anything once (except incest or haggis. Ugh) . Imdb links are good for bringing in viewers too, especially if your site’s name comes near the beginning of the alphabet (or if you’re Roger Ebert, oddly enough).

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    • Nope, thats a lifesize to scale image 😉

      No one should ever try haggis…….

      Your the second person to mention the IMDB links, and Im definitely going to look into that, and how they work. Thanks buddy 🙂

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  30. Reblogged this on pure massacre.

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  31. I’ve shared this on my Facebook and Twitter pages, and I’ll be sure to try and share some other posts in the future. It really is an underused feature.

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  32. Hey Tyson. I’ve been thinking along similar lines for a while now. Someone stumbled my ’13 iconic movies – for those in need of a horror foundation …’ and I pulled almost a 1,000 hits in a couple of days. (Was that you? I never found out who did it.)

    I stumbled my own ‘The 13 most haunting films, for ghost story lovers’ and I got nadda.

    Had a thought while I was reading this. Want to set up a secret group on FB where we can go in and post requests for various types of shares? I’d do the “work” of setting it up, if there are folks that want to try it. You have waaay more followers and commenters than I do, so it would be smarter to have you issue the invite to folks that are interested.

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    • As much as I would love to take credit, and I have stumbled various peoples posts in the past, I cant say for sure it was me. Probably not. But I have done them on and off, this is my effort at making it more of a team thing and getting us all to help each other! 🙂

      If you make it on Facebook, just drop me a message on there and I’ll share it out, no worries, sounds good!! Thankyou 😛

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  33. You are an adorable chap, don’t be self-concious! I tweeted, pinned, tumbled and stumbled this post. 🙂

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    • God bless you! 😉

      Thank you BreAna, I did yours earlier, did anything come from it? Seems to have helped some people straight away. If not, I can re try today 🙂

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  34. Reddit doesn’t accept anything from me anyhow. Stumple upon is lame and almost as bad as Google viewer in stripping away the orinating information. Digg is trying to make a comeback and maybe they’ll succeed. So far, not so much. I get a lot of hits from Facebook and Twitter (I have a lot of followers through Twitter, too). I’ve severed my shares to Google and deleted the “Publicize” link. Ironically, I have gotten a huge amount of traffic through Google … until they decided to just steal it. Right now, it’s mostly affecting photographers, but they will get to us, too. If they get away with this, the writers are next. They got a new CEO in 2011 who decided “no more Good Guy” … let’s make some money and kick some ass. We’re a vulnerable group. We aren’t powerful, we don’t have money. The only power we have EVER had is the ability to make a lot of noise and we should do that and keep doing it. If we don’t and they get away with this, we won’t be blogging next year. It will be over.

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    • I think google images was the best source for a lot of people. Im lucky in the sense that most of my viewers and commenters are fellow bloggers, and only a few were image searchers. I dont think we will be forced out, as long as you keep writing your followers will keep reading. 🙂 We just need to find new ways to bring in extra readers.

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  35. Count me in, I’ll share on Twitter and Google+ and Facebook.

    PS: You look very young, I imagined you as being older? Good job on linking a face to the writer persona :-). Mine, you can see of course on facebook.

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    • Thanks buddy, I’ll head over and do the same to you. And thanks for the compliment (I guess!). Finally stops people asking if I’m some kind of weird goblin 🙂

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  36. Reblogged this on CinEnemA and commented:
    Y’all need to respond to this call to arms and spread out the posts like the ticks do in the movie…Ticks…

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  37. Be still my beating heart! 😉

    I’ve shared this post on Twitter and I’ll look into the whole Reddit, Stumble Upon, etc, thing as I’ve not really investigated those too much yet.

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  38. Good day. I shared “The Impostor” link on Reddit. This is a great idea, well done!

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  39. This is a mazing post in so many ways. The comments you have received alone speaks loudly of that. Feel free to send me a condensed plug of this movement that I can post on the LAMB site.

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    • Thank you! I have sent you (or someone!) an email. Any help would be greatly appreciated, love the spirit everyone is showing with this, blown away by the response! 🙂

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  40. garryarmstrong

     /  February 6, 2013

    Hey, Gary (What a WONDERFUL name!!!!!), I love your photograph!! You look like a very nice, amiable young man who everyone likes. Sounds like central casting’s idea for a sociopath. Seriously, Marilyn has clued me into the Google problem and how it impacts so many folks around the world. I hope it can be resolved before too many creative people are driven away in despair.

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    • LOL, thanks GARRY!! My wife says I have all the traits for a sociopath! 🙂

      Yeah Marilyn is rightly annoyed about all the changes, and its not good for so many people as you say. Especially those trying to make a living. I’m sure there are people trying to do something about as we speak, lets hope they succeed! Thanks for stopping by as always my friend 🙂

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  41. Facebook, done. Glad to help you out with that. I’ll find a review and share it on Pinterest. I’ve found that site brings in some traffic. Nice write up.

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  42. todayiwatchedamovie

     /  February 7, 2013

    Where are you posting on reddit?

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    • Just sharing the link and putting in the tag movie. I don’t know the ins and outs to it really. Is there a better way dude?

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      • todayiwatchedamovie

         /  February 7, 2013

        I was just wondering which subreddit you’re posting to is all. I can’t seem to find an active movie review-oriented one.

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        • I just selected movies. It normally says on the right how many are in ‘movies’, and I’ve seen numbers up to 3000 people in there. Thats as far into it as Ive gone so far 🙂

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        • todayiwatchedamovie

           /  February 7, 2013

          Ah okay. /r/movies never seems to have many reviews in it, so I haven’t posted much there.

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        • I just use the sub Reddit movies that the share option brings up, that’s as much as I’ve delved in! Seems to be working though! 🙂

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  43. Hey Tyson,
    Submitted your Drive Review to Reddit under the ‘Movies’ sub.

    Lemme know how it does. AWESOME Idea by the way.

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  44. Okay Tyson, with your help, I think I got this figured out. I went with a past review of yours, Eden Lake, and put it on StumbleUpon; it looks like a did everything correctly. And I brought up my buttons (I hope that’s not a derogatory term somewhere!) on my page for ‘The Creeping Terror’.

    And by doing this, actual cash money begins to appear in my mailbox, right?

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    • That’s perfect Todd, Thankyou. I will stop by and do the same.

      And yes, if done correctly lots of money should appear. Cheques signed by Tyson carter, who is a real person 😉

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  45. Lemme see…Facebook friend request sent – check. Facebook page liked – check. The Face Off – Drive post shared on Twitter, which also automatically posts on Facebook – check. (I chose that one because I love the Face Off concept and was thinking of stealing…I mean, adapting the idea to books on my blog).

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  46. I liked your Facebook page and added you as a friend. I know nothing about http://www.reddit.com/ How do you use it? I have all I can do to understand Facebook and Twitter!! lol

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    • Cheers Mark!

      Im a beginner on Reddit too! All I do is hit the share button, then sign in. Never used an email over there, just the same name, and it does the link and title for you. I add the category movies and post. On the right of the link it takes you to has a number of people browsing movies section over there when you post, so more people is more chance of someone reading I guess.!! It’s free and only takes a few seconds so I figure its worth trying looking at the numbers it has brought in for people. Feel free to try putting one of my links on there, and ill do one if yours and you can let me know how many views you get from it! 🙂

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  47. Personally I removed the share buttons on my blog and asking around no one seemed to really use them. Which is a shame of course, but looking at my own behaviour, I also never click on them. Maybe people aren’t as willing to share a lot they read as everyone hope they would.

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    • Thats kind of why I started this, because I felt they were an under used tool, and just wanted to see if they make a difference. From what Ive seen, views wise it does. It just takes a few of us to take that extra few seconds and click the button, and it can really make a difference to everyones views. For a few seconds work, has to be worth a try and the results make it worth it :

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  48. good idea!
    I’ll go through your posts and I’ll pick one to share on twitter and tumblr =)
    would be great i you could also share one of mine =)

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  49. Woohoo, LAMB plug! 🙂

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