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Alpha Inventions Traffic Disappears

As part of testing the responsiveness to blog updates, we added a specific paragraph to the Stories My Nana Tells blog regarding AlphaInventions; put in their website as a link and “submitted” the blog through their own site to their readers.

On each occasion, we got the message that there was no link to Alpha Inventions on the Stories My Nana Tell blog (which was incorrect) and only nine impressions in seven days have come to the blog from AlphaInventions.com, even though the site “validated” the address of the blog, from a total of four hundred and ten visitors.

Of the four hundred and ninety two visitors to Stories My Nana Tells, (from 7th to 23nd June 2009 – three weeks) only ten have been directed there by AlphaInventions -which is way below the kind of results in the past and nine of those came after the site had been submitted – which is quite the reversal of earlier experience.

So, what has happened there? The change to being a subscriber site seems to have diverted its ‘spiders’ away from other blogs that are not paying to be members.


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Let Alpha Inventions Help Build Your Network

If you want AlphaInventions to direct additional visitors to your blog and increase your readership, you must include their website address in your posts. You can also build own personal network with Map My Friends & Family at a brand new secure site – that has just launched today.  Be amongst the first to join.

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Does AlphaInventions Recognise A Blog In A Website

With the increasing need to be able to deliver information across the net that can be downloaded and read in your own time, Build Your Traffic has now launched its website at http://www.buildyourtraffic.net

With an occasional newsletter and regular updates on How To Turn Traffic Into Sales, http://www.buildyourtraffic.net will be delivering high quality information to its regular readers.

The http://www.buildyourtraffic.net blog has been updated to include reference to http://www.AlphaInventions.com as well as having the link built into the site itself.  This is a critical test for AlphaInventions – in recognising websites, as well as blogs.  We are tracking the “views” vs the “visitors” to this post with the earlier name of “Turn Traffic Into Sales” against this new heading “Does AI See A Blog In A Site”. 

We will report back in 48 hours.


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AlphaInventions: Next Step

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AlphaInventions: Next Step

Our last posting on 31 March 2009 resulted in 10,129 “views” of this blog in twenty four hours – sourced from Alpha Inventions.

The website http://www.buildyourtraffic.net has been updated to include the AlphaInventions URL – but it is viewed in text mode. 

We do know that AlphaInventions will NOT recognise your submission if the name of your site has been masked by a shortened URL
(eg http://tinyurl.com/cdodel for https://buildyourtraffic.wordpress.com orhttp://tinyurl.com/cdbfht for http://www.buildyourtraffic.net)

A traffic counter has been added to the website – which recognises unique visitors as well as page views along with a traffic viewer – but the page on which they reside is private for the time being.

This post on Alpha Inventions includes a link for the website, where “visitors” from Alpha Inventions can  acknowledge their visit and vote on Alpha Inventions as a traffic engine. We can then compare traffic from Alpha Inventions to two different sites in the same time frame and see which one receives the greater traffic – by way of link clicks.

We will not be submitting the posts directly to Alpha Inventions (http://www.alphainventions.com) because their SE already recognises this site and it should not be necessary to continually resubmit). We do submit to Ping.com each update.

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Previously, 18,000 views in a couple of days certainly proves that writing about Alpha Inventions makes you attractive to their rotations.  The question remains”

When the blog is open in front of the viewer – is there an incentive to click through to see more?

Would you like the results of the market analysis?

over 12,000 views to No Tall Poppies;
5851 views of Build Your Traffic and even
42 view to our sister site, Smart Poppies.

Everyone who views this page (as part of the experiment set up on April 4, 2009) and registers will get the research report as soon as it is published.

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AlphaInventions Research Continues

The launch of the new website BuildYourTraffic.netwas submitted through AlphaInventions.com on 30th March 2009 – from Perth Western Australia at about 7:00pm WDST.

Part of the research into the effectiveness of AlphaInventions as a real traffic generator was to see whether their search engines responds to text about their site or to links to their site. While the submission was being made, a red box popped up on screen to confirm that there is no direct link to AlphaInventions.com included on the BuildYourTraffic.net site.

Rather than being an oversight at this initial stage – it is part of the specific market testing of Alpha Inventions.

We like Alpha Inventions and we like the way a community is being built within the site. We just want to know how to get the best and most effective use from Cheru’s invention.

We were also interested to see whether announcing a website that includes a great deal of written content about AlphaInventions sparked its memory and randomly sent any viewers from its reading cycle back to this site.

The views from AlphaInventions to this site during the 18 hour review period: NONE (that is, until the writing of this post)

Compare that to 5256 “views” on 17th March 2009 and 5041 views on 14 March 2009 – when we wrote extensively about setting up the AlphaInventions Experiment.

So there has been no correlation at all in the AlphaInventions search engine between the newly submitted website with extensive content about AI – but no embedded URL. It remains to be seen what this new post will generate – without any further submission to AlphaInventions.  Then we will remove the URL Link to AlphaInventions and manually resubmit the site – to see what response we then get.  We will keep you updated.


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Does Alpha Inventions Increase Your Traffic?

QUESTION: AI seems to be very very effective in getting my blog loaded and offers the potential for the person watching to pause long enough to be tempted to engage.

On the times I have made use of AI I have been quite impressed with it’s effectiveness – but alas I have not seen that been translated into consistent readership outside of AI and better still interaction through comments – which to me is what I am interested in.

Have you seen this translation?

ANSWER:  My statistics say, YES!

I am running statistics on my traffic through wordpress which shows me the referral sources that brings people to my sites; the number of total views (which includes each time your page displays on Alpha Inventions, I am pretty sure) and also the number of pages that are visited.

 I am seeing several things:

  1. Alpha Inventions has brought me huge traffic views when the topic is eye catching (eg Dolphin Slaughter in Japan – 1900 in one day);
  2. Alpha Inventions brings additional traffic after you write about them in your blog – even if you have not submitted your site through them on that occasion
  3. A submission to AI always brings some additional traffic (views)

What I am finding is that my traffic is steadily increasing and the referral sources (wordpress dashboard; AI; the new CN search engine, even LiveFeed etc) are increasing all the time. The pages that are visited is also increasing and the viewing of associated sites (eg No Tall Poppies linked to Build Your Traffic linked to Smart Poppies)

Yesterday (11/3/2009) No Tall Poppies had 101 views from 37 referrals, of which only 13 were from Alpha Inventions.

46 pages were visited – so, if we assume that 13 views from AI resulted only in views on their site, but no actual visits; 36 referrals generated 88 views and 46 pages were visited. That means that I am now getting about one in every two people who come across my site (No Tall Poppies) are taking the time to actually stop and read something there. Or maybe one in every four is reading at least two pages on the site – I am still evaluating the data.

There is no doubt that using Alpha Inventions has brought me and continues to bring me an increasing readership and an increasing number of referral sources.

On comments – don’t hold your breath – very few people comment.

I make it a practice to visit at least thirty other sites a week and leave a comment. I might get two responses on my own site from that. You can also analyse from the referral sources how many of those comments have generated a return visit.

WordPress Dashboard:  This is an extremely important source of traffic, because readers use your tags to find you.

Keep your use of tags high and consistent – if you have been found once by a tag, it is highly likely your reader will use the same tag to find you again. 

It’s recurring readership that is the true value and you will never be able to measure that by comments. Start analysing your Statistics on your dashboard to see where and when and why your traffic arrives.

As a test – I am not going to submit this post to Alpha Inventions – we have had no views at the time of posting today – so, let’s see what happens.  I will report back tomorrow.

PS Thanks very much for stopping by and asking a very interesting question. Better than a comment – I will leave your link  http://synapticlight.com/


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AI Rule No 1: Do Not Mask Your Blog Name

If you expect to get high levels of traffic from Alphainventions.com.




During the first half of the time trial, regular submitting was done of this site, Build Your Traffic.  Three different shortened URL’s were employed.  Not one referral of traffic came to the site between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.


The next submissions were done using a copy paste of various URLs from the site and 21 referrals were received in the period from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  read the whole story here

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