Langa List – if you don’t get it, you don’t get it
All that you hear about getting more traffic for your blog referrs to updating it often, put valuable content, get links from other blogs and others. I think everyone knows that. What not everyone knows is that getting published on certain websites/newsletters brings you traffic too. One of them is the Langa List. The principle is simple, you put a banner on your blog linking to the newsletter (like the one you see on the right panel, called “Get Langa”) and you send the owner of the newsletter a message saying that you’ve loaded the code (details included below). Don’t expect to be published imediatelly (unless you send a lot of traffic) but eventually you will be published. For example I’ve been published on the LangaList with another blog, Robo Form on Monday (March 13). What happened is that from an average of 10-15 unique visitors I got to 741 in just one day! That’s for real, see the screenshot below.
So I really suggest you to place a small banner and test this for yourself. 1000 visitors in 2 days doesn’t sound bad at all, given the fact that you’re not doing much.
Fred runs the site [www.langa.com], publishes a free, award-winning, twice-weekly newsletter (“The LangaList,” ISSN 1533-1156) and a related twice-weekly by-subscription newsletter with a combined total of over 160,000 subscribers; a widely-read series of columns and threaded-chats for a variety of other sites including InformationWeek.Com; authors and manages the very popular “BrowserTune” (selected as a USA Today “Hot Site” and which generates up to a million page views a month) and the daily “HotSpots” web site (which logs 8 million visitors a year). Fred has been active online since 1981; and has over 25 years total experience in electronic and print publishing.
This is only a small description about Fred Langa, you can read more on his biography here: Who the heck is this guy?
Beside the great articles written for InformationWeek, you can get technical advices by subscribing to his newsletter too – a full source of information delivered right in your inbox twice a week. You can subscribe for free to the standard Langa List newsletter, or for a small fee of $1/month (that’s not a mistake, 50 cents/newsletter) you can subscribe to Langa List Plus edition.
I’m not sure if his newsletter has 160,000 subscribers, 1,000,000 or 2,000,000 but I know that if you get to be published in it your statistics go to the roof. I highly recommend loading the code (you place a banner on your website and send him an email) and your website will be listed sooner or later (depending on the number of subscribers you send) in the Langa List.
One short example, one of my other blogs (Word Tracker) got published in the Langa list edition (published on the 15th of September) and from 12 unique visitors/day on Wednesday, it jumped to 474 unique visitors on Thursday. That’s a 3950% increase! Not to mention that visitors keep coming after that too, just take a look at this screenshot:
What more can I say, this is by far the best newsletter I’ve been subscribed to and I’ll keep recommending it forever.