As RPS reported this week, Valve has taken the relatively unusual step of making your Dota 2 and CSGO report cards semi-public – that is, players can see reports made against their accounts, and the rationales given, even if Valve took no action on them. The author was bemused to find that he’d been reported for “intentional feeding” when in fact, he just sucked that match. Hey, it happens. But I wonder whether the reports are useful to actual toxic players who’ve been actioned to teach them where they went wrong; it’s certainly an idea League of Legends clung to for years. MOP reader TomTurtle recently suggested something similar in terms of forum moderation too. “I’d like to see how viable it’d be to have moderators give an infractor a chance to edit their post to be constructive in an attempt to have them learn why their initial language was against the rules” in the service of “informing players why they were … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Does teaching toxic MMO gamers what they did wrong actually help?
We keep talking about increasing traffic to our website, but two important factors which we often fail to consider are user engagement and user behaviour. In this post-Panda world, factors such as these matter substantially. When a site gets 10,000 hits a day, but all visitors leave the site after visiting only one page, it is not likely a quality site. In today’s post we will be learning what the term “bounce rate” means. The bounce rate of a site is an analytic factor used to determine what actions people are taking after reading your post. Are they moving to other pages of your site, or are they jumping away to a new website, closing your page, typing in a new URL or burning their computer (joke). Your site’s bounce rate is a great measurement for the success of your blog. Maintaining a good bounce rate is difficult but not impossible. I will share few tips which have been successful in helping me to decrease the bounce rate of my website. They should be … [Read more...] about What is a Blog’s Bounce Rate and How to Decrease It
You want to make money blogging? You do? I can help you. But don’t think I am going to give you yet another 101 ways to make money online. Because it doesn’t work that way at all. Seriously. If you already have a blog and is exploring ways to monetize your blog then here’s a list of over 40 Google AdSense alternatives to make money blogging. Over the past several months, I have been trying to scale-up my content creation process — to create more blog posts per month in a consistent way. However, I was not able to do it and is yet to find a way that works for me. But the good thing is, I ended up doing a lot of maths. I love maths. No, not the stuff that you and me learned at school — differentiation, integration, algebra, matrices, etc. — but the one applied in real life. In fact, that’s how I ended up writing a fun blog post about How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 a few years back. It was all about traffic and income and … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month
I’m going to share one Blog post writing tip which I usually follow when writing about any topic, reviewing any tool or when it’s not a news post. This one tip will not only make your article interesting and meaningful but will also make it actionable/doable. Not to mention, these are three important attributes of a quality article, which Google likes. One of the most common way people start writing an article/Blog post is, directly talk about the topic. For example, if you are reviewing one antivirus tool, you will start with details, description, and features. Now, this approach is not bad but again what’s the harm in making your article as desirable as your personality. Increasing the curiosity of your readers and later point them to the topic. That’s where this rule of Why, What and how comes into the picture. It triggers the action mechanism of readers, and they would love to read and follow your article. Let’s consider three simple scenarios: A … [Read more...] about Why? What? How? Rule in Writing Blog Post?
Few weeks back, I asked a question ‘Why did you start blogging?’ I got replies of which most of the people who replied said they started blogging because of one passion or the other. One thing that got me thinking is that most of them also said that part of the reason they started blogging was to make money. Of a truth, there is nothing bad in using your blog to make money. What is bad is thinking and acting as if all you want from blogging is money. If I ask you, what is the major niche in blogging? You will be right to say that it is making money from your blog. Many bloggers do this successfully while many more have nightmares in trying to make money from their blog. I wouldn’t discourage such people because I know it is very possible to make a six figure income from blog. What I won’t encourage is the way bloggers go about making money from their blog. I’ve been there done that. Read: How ShoutMeLoud Makes money Let me tell you a little story about me. … [Read more...] about What is Blogging All About?