How to Increase Traffic while Donating a Good Cause?
UPDATE: This little experiment is at its end and made 9 comments. For the month of October I will donate the usual amount + the money for the comments. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this try-out. Although this wasn’t the biggest success, I will keep donating to good causes and I would like to ask you to do the same.
A blog or website is -in essence- a medium which thrives on interaction. To increase interaction on your website you need more traffic and we have several ways to achieve this (implementation of SEO, using all kinds of plugins, quality of content and so on). Although these things are important and absolutely necessary for every project, I want to try something else besides the obvious.
In my efforts to become a good citizen I’ve been donating small amounts of money to good causes now and then, but due to the worldwide economical problems this has been cut down to a minimum. I’ve been telling myself that this was all because of the crisis but in fact the crisis doesn’t really affect me personally, nevertheless I donate less (call it a weird unconscious thought for financial self preservation). I talked to the ceo of a non-profit, for which I developed the company website, and she told me that donations have drastically decreased since a few months now. For a non-profit company, highly dependent on gifts, this makes a huge difference and endangers the very existence of a lot of these companies. That’s why I came up with the following idea.
In order to donate more, to increase traffic to my blog and to start a new experiment, I will donate 0,20 euro per comment (useful comments and pingbacks found on www.paulolyslager.com) to a good cause of my choice. From the 10th of October 2009 ’till the end of November 2009 I will count the amount of comments and donate the money to bzn Atlas. This rather small non-profit help out children who are mentally or physically abused and who experienced domestic violence throughout their childhood.
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