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  1. #1 How to make a science blog/FB page popular? 
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    I am a science lover/biology student. I have created a science blog and a FB page. I have observed other science FB pages. My content is way better, updated, related to current discoveries as compared to existing pages. How do I get more traffic to my FB/blog?


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    My content is way better, updated, related to current discoveries as compared to existing pages. How do I get more traffic to my FB/blog?
    Well, you have to write regularly for your blog. (I have no idea how people run such stuff for FB) Clearly you haven't yet established a following so you can't expect the numbers that say, Respectful Insolence or Stoat or Pharyngula draw on ScienceBlogs - Where the world turns to talk about science. .

    1. And I'm not sure what you mean by better, updated, related to current discoveries as compared to existing pages. All the science and biology blogs I visit seem to be talking about recent results or items that have found their way into general newspapers.

    2. And then there's the perpetual stream of updates on ScienceDaily: News, Videos & Articles in Science, Health, Technology & Environment and Ars Technica and similar sites giving links to all the new stuff. There's usually a flush of related blog posts on these and/or as each issue of New Scientist or Scientific American comes out as well as the journal based items.

    3. I don't know whether your favoured topics would be enhanced by the sort of add-ons that Neven has on Arctic Sea Ice . Clearly you won't have a day-by-day stream of data and updates for your subject the way there is for weather and ice in the Arctic region https://sites.google.com/site/arcticseaicegraphs/ and, of course, Neven only put that together because he already had a following and these extra pages were the best way to display all the stuff people were putting into comments on his posts. But some topics might justify a back-up or information page which you update regularly (or automatically if your linked sources do that).

    4. Or you could do other regular stuff regardless of what you post. Pharyngula's Monday Metazoan, Botanical Wednesday, Friday Cephalopod posts reflect his interests and give people reason to check in regularly, though there's often a bit of tedious background work checking on the copyright for the photos and stuff. No idea whether you have any particular interest which would lend itself to this approach. Skepchick have recently resumed doing their fairly regular "Bad Graph" posts (though I think they sometimes take more work than you might like to analyse and criticise and also manage to be amusing just for a virtual throwaway item.)


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    Use Google Analytics Official Website ? Web Analytics & Reporting if you are vaguely Internet savvy.
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    I am using it. But I get traffic only when I promote a particular post on FB for specific audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sona_p View Post
    I am using it. But I get traffic only when I promote a particular post on FB for specific audience.
    Your site has to respond to good search words, too.
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    Your site has to respond to good search words, too.
    Good thought. I overlooked that.

    It might be worth reviewing all the existing posts on the blog and checking for, and inserting omissions, items which ought to be in the tag "cloud".
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    Post controversial subjects on the FB page.
    No-one gets attention for claiming that (e.g.) rain is wet - but if you claim that (e.g.) potatoes cause cancer, then you get far more attention.

    But it does mean that you will look like a crackpot.
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