What You’re Saying About My Blog

The following is what you’ve been telling me via 4Q visitor feedback forms, verbatim. Note that I don’t know how to make these surveys popup at the end of a visit as opposed to the beginning, and 4Q’s folks still haven’t gotten that part down yet, unfortunately.

Open Ended Responses for January, 2009 for Task Completion: YES and Primary Purpose: Read blog .

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02.01.2009 Always very interesting blog posts on Gabriel’s blog!
06.01.2009 blog
07.01.2009 needs more actual SEO advice
13.01.2009 conversational yet informative style !valid points and ideas make sense!!
18.01.2009 Gab provides great information – I like the way he thinks (mostly because his thoughts are current with some questions of mine). He also treats visitors very well – I feel welcome on his site.
27.01.2009 it was a first time visit via a twitter post
27.01.2009 wasnt impressed by the advice
28.01.2009 Openness
28.01.2009 outbound link overload. overwhelmed with them and after sampling a few found that they weren’t that useful.
30.01.2009 analysis

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February: Open Ended Responses for February, 2009 for Task Completion: YES and Primary Purpose: Read blog .

Date Text
03.02.2009 First time visitor, though I plan on reading more posts. I’m a blogger/internet marketer and enjoy seeing how others structure their posts/seo/etc. Nice Work
04.02.2009 Up to date information on SEO tactics and strategies.
05.02.2009 Will have to revisit.

Open Ended Responses for January, 2009 for Task Completion: NO and Primary Purpose: Read blog .

Date Text
28.01.2009 this survey came up BEFORE i have read anything on the page.
31.01.2009 boring…

February’s visitors who did not complete their task and came to read the blog have yet to share any comments…

Takeaways I need to work on to improve user satisfaction with my blog:

Focus more on writing about SEO (oops, screwed that one up already!) as opposed to other topics.

Link out where relevant to visitors, not just for the sake of scoring brownie points with link recipients.

Make it more interesting, perhaps with more pictures/colour/video.

You guys have any more pointers? On a related note, I have a very low satisfaction rate amongst respondents who came to “research” (presumably from search engines, mostly). How can I better serve them? If you liked this post on analytics and people, then add my rss feed to your reader.

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Comments

  1. Very cool. I can see my comment. I'm not a fan four questions. I think you could get better results with something less obtrusive. I've always wanted to test the little [+ Feedback] links that the big corps use. I'll have to ask the guys at work how to make something a little cleaner.

    Comment by Rob Kingston - February 22, 2009 @ 4:28pm
  2. Gab, I subscribe to your feed and have read a few posts over the past few months. One thing I'd like to recommend you testing is removing your self-promotional verbiage, which lies between the end of your posts and the comments. Perhaps this is best to be included under a Services page or on your About page. I have a sneaking suspicion that some readers will read one of your good posts, see this verbiage, then wonder to themselves if the only reason you write is to pimp yourself out? This is not a scientific recommendation, just a gut feeling based upon experience. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Eric Itzkowitz - February 24, 2009 @ 4:46pm

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