I am an aspiring webcomic with an interest in politics. One of my biggest interests though is in how to drive views. It will be hard to be successful if no one is looking.
This is the problem: SEO is not interested in my content. I post pictures. SEO is text driven.
As an artist, one of the most annoying things about art-blogs is the text accompanying the art. I am interested in the image not the text. So, I post according to my preferences when I post art: Image, as little text as possible. I also never click on the links associated with the image. I find them completely inconsequential: if the link was so important, why isn’t it in the image?
My way of thinking is not developer thinking. Developers do not care about art, comics (unless it is a comic about technology) or the interests of artists or cartoonists. I found this out from discussions with WordPress support forum personnel (who in a very harried way, seem to be quite nice). I would like to have my images to appear under a topic every time I associate it with a tag or category. This will only happen randomly (see conversation here).
This is annoying, but since I’m a newb all I can say is “okay, you don’t make any sense at all, but I’ll try my best.” So I looked at my most successful blog and one I’m not at all proud of “Long Showers.” Long showers only has eight words of text and five words of title. According to the information provided to me, these thirteen words are what drove all the viewers to my blog. After removing the articles, prepositions, pronouns, common verbs, adjectives and conjunctions, there are only five key words: showers, response, comic, blog and respond. My tags were comic, men, relationships, showers, women. The category is webcomics. According to the support material supplied to me by the very kind forum person, the tags are inconsequential and the Google rep in one of the videos said to not even bother with tags.
With five keywords and a category, one of the blogs I like the least is my most popular. I have to learn from this.
BTW: Flipper here is the number one trending item right now. Maybe, I’ll get some views.