Hello everyone, i have a technology blog in Greece, that covers alot of categories (smartphone reviews, hardware, movies and series, pc problems solving and console gaming etc). The problem is that is stuck about 200-250 views per day, with about total 400 posts (SEO, Titles, Big content, posting frequently, building backlinks etc). The blog is up 15 months now. Has a chance of succeed?
I consider some things before re-create or translate the whole blog in English. The one is the time needed to do that. The second concern is that i don’t know how much time takes to index and crawled by searching machines. the social media has already some hundred followers (only Greeks). Few months now my posts can be found on discovery and google news and that gives some boost on clicks and visitors. I have build domain authentication and everything so far based on Greek language and audience. For sure, English is not my mother’s tongue also. I see that the traffic raise, but no so fast. I could say the opposite, after every 3-5 months gets a boost around x3 or x4. Is it normal? Should i wait for at least for 2 years and after publish 500+ posts before create content in English? And maybe is a good move to translate a portion that contains the best posts (or evergreen ones).
I’m not convinced that it the best approach.
There are very many technology blogs out there, most of whch I suspect are in English. This means you are facing a lot of competition to rank well.
On the other hand, writing in Greek will limit your overall audience appeal to a smaller group of people.
But it’s easier to become a big fish in a small pond than it is to become a big fish in an ocean.
You got a good point here. Thats was my first thought and stick on it for 15 months now. But becomes a bit frustrating when you follow all known methods and strategies to build a well structured blog and you dont see results as expected. But, in the other hand, i believe is maybe need some more time to see if finally a Greek blog can succeed. Maybe more time than an English one or trying harder.
I’ve just been clicking around your site and it looks well laid out and professional. I didn’t see any ads if you are attempting to monetize it, but on the other hand I am running a PiHole on my network, so that is not surprising.
I would think carefully before doing this. If you are going to spend a lot of time and effort, only to end up with a site that is written in broken English, then IMO this is not worth it. When I land on a site is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, I am very likely to leave again unless the content is something that I really want to consume.
I know this is unfair. English is the linga franca of the world and this puts an added burden on those non native speakers trying to bring their content to a more international audience. Nonetheless, if I was you, I would concentrate on your Greek audience (whilst maybe taking steps to improve your English?).
So one thing you can do is to use ChatGPT. Your original post had several errors (no shade on you, that’s much better than I could do if I had to write in Greek). I ran it through ChatGPT with the prompt “Please correct the mistakes in this forum post”. This is what came out:
I have a technology blog in Greece that covers a lot of categories, including smartphone reviews, hardware, movies and series, PC problem-solving, and console gaming, among others. However, the problem is that it is currently stuck at around 200-250 views per day, despite having around 400 posts, utilizing SEO techniques, creating catchy titles, producing substantial content, posting frequently, and building backlinks. The blog has been active for 15 months. Is there a chance of success?
Thank you in advance.
This reads much nicer (the only thing being that “Greece” should be “Greek”) and hopefully gives you an idea of what ChatGPT can do for you. This might be an avenue for you to explore.
As to what else you can try, what about guest posting on other Greek language blogs in the same niche? Here at SitePoint, while links in articles are normally no-follow, authors get do-follow links to blog/socials etc in their author bio, which is included in every post.
But it all comes back to what you define as success.
P.S. If you decide that you want to look into ChatGPT and co. some more, we have this course over on Premium
For my point of view, successing in this field (blogging), with the limitations of audience (Greek) etc, is to reach 1200+ visitors per day with organic and direct traffic (no payment traffic). At the moment, after 15 months, i have 200-250/per day. I suppose if start to get some monetize from site, i can tell that is going to right path. But unfortunately i dont see any significant income. To be fair, 1000+ allows you to use some more monetize strategies.