If you’re in the mood to widen your personal blog’s audience, you may want to try a trick I’ve been doing not only for this blog but also for my technology sites.
For instance, blog traffic here had increased when I did a post on Bubbles Paraiso being my former student. The post title was simply Bubbles Paraiso, a popular model and local TV show host (and yes she was really my student). Being a hot item in the entertainment industry, Bubbles was able to squeeze some Google Juice my way. If you do a search for her on Google, I am on the front page as of July 6 2006.
On my mobile phone blog, traffic shot up when I created a thread on the Final Fantasy Advent Children phone that Cloud was using. I knew that FFVII would be a hot topic of discussion and putting it on Google would send some juice my way. I also recently made some posts on the Bleach and Naruto cell phone straps.
Take a look around you and figure out what’s in in today’s pop culture. Names of celebrities, popular cars, toys, television shows and events are always welcome. Put yourself in the shoes of the person who wants to find information on the web. Figure out what this person will type on Google to get this information and use those keywords as your post titles.