Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 Million Hits - 10 Years of Blogging and Knolling

10 Million Hits registered in 10 Years of Blogging and Knolling.

Thanks to all contacts in various social media forums and readers and search engine managers.

Started blogging in 2006.

5 Years of Post Knol Blogging - 5 Million Hits - Page Views

Details of 5 million hits

India - Information1335322
NRao - Knols3694
Industrial Engineering Knowledge539439
NRao Blogs116856
The History of India70310
Hindi Films and Songs353641
Learn Languages32177
Computer Science111200
Management Theory Review - Research16522
National and International Days36545
Retirement and Old Age Issues1246
Management Theory Review1687305
MBA Course Knowledge Center383527
Science Knowledge Center3645
Telugu Web - Internet Content21326
MBA - India Specific Knowledge Center89243
Blog Books - Online Textbooks - Catalogue205162
Ph.d Research Methodology 53664
Engineering Management Knowledge Center32842



The additional blogs have cumulative hits of 682596.

I have to further make a count of  IIT JEE Group of Blogs. My blogs are in distributed places as they are on specific topics and sometimes I shifted to another group of blogs for posting convenience.

The total now comes to 7111573.

Global Number One Individual English Knol Author

The Knol hit count is 3.7 million recorded. Adding the blog hits that happened before the blogger started its counter the total comes to 10 million.

Sharing the experience of many bloggers in promotion of blogs

A to Z of Blog Promotion and Marketing

Sunday, June 26, 2016

5 Years of Blogging - 5 Million Hits - Page Views

26 June 2016

Happy to note today that I got more than 5 million hits to my blogs started after 2011 (After the closure of Knol). I would like to 10 million hits to my credit. may be another 5 years are required to reach that milestone. I am keeping my blogging on and doing it more effectively. I can cut down on quantity now and focus more on rich content and active social media participation regarding my blog posts. I can help fellow bloggers and communities better by concentrating more on interaction and less on blog writing.

Details of 5 million hits

India - Information 1335322
NRao - Knols 3694
Industrial Engineering Knowledge 539439
NRao Blogs 116856
The History of India 70310
Hindi Films and Songs 353641
Learn Languages 32177
Computer Science 111200
Management Theory Review - Research 16522
National and International Days 36545
Retirement and Old Age Issues 1246
Management Theory Review 1687305
MBA Course Knowledge Center 383527
Science Knowledge Center 3645
Telugu Web - Internet Content 21326
MBA - India Specific Knowledge Center 89243
Blog Books - Online Textbooks - Catalogue 205162
Ph.d Research Methodology  53664
Engineering Management Knowledge Center 32842
Total 5093666



The additional blogs have cumulative hits of 682596.

I have to further make a count of  IIT JEE Group of Blogs. My blogs are in distributed places as they are on specific topics and sometimes I shifted to another group of blogs for posting convenience.

the total now comes to 7111573.

I have to find out knol hits.  On Knol, my articles had at least 3 million page views. It is 3.7 million page views as per a document.
Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - Two Million Page View Online Article Author - April 2011

Thus the total comes to 10 million hits in 10 years. I am very happy.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Increasing and Helping Your Blog Followers

You have to go into your feedburner account to understand the persons following your blog and their responses to your blog posts. Persons who follow your blog through email are also sent emails from the feedburner service only.


Google's Advice and Suggestions to Bloggers and Website Owners


Write Content around Videos by adding conversation.

Use forums like Quora to find out topics of interest.

Use tools for distributing your content like Buffer and Slideshare.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Social Media Marketing for Blogs

Social Media Marketing - Online Book

Social Media Marketing for Blogs - It helps you to spread the message that you want to convey through your blog posts also apart from attracting readers to read your full post.

The two major marketing avenues for blogs are Search Engines and Social Media.

SEO and Social Media Marketing Compared.
Search Engine Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: The Showdown


Benefits of Social Media Marketing In Blogging
By:Krishna Parmar - Last Updated:12/05/2016

Using Social Media to Promote Your Blogs

US Bloggers Rely on Social Media Marketing to Drive Post Traffic
October 28, 2015

A Bloggers Guide to Perfecting Your Social Media Marketing Strategy
May 22nd 2016 | Promote Your Site

Marketing Your Blog: 10 Essential Tips You Should Know

11 Effective Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Content
Neal Schaffer March 30, 2016

Journal of Marketing Practice: Applied Marketing Science merged into Marketing Intelligence & Planning

Sailing the seven C ' s of blog marketing: understanding social media and business impact


Updated  26 June 2016,  2 June 2016

Kinship and Tribes in Social Media Communities - Develop Them

The title is to tell you that relationships exist in social media communities. Bloggers have to establish relations. It comes when somebody likes your posts and gets into conversation with you or you like somebody's posts and develop the conversation. Either way interaction and conversation develops relationship. There are persons in social media who develop huge followings. They develop tribes a term popularised by Seth Godin. He even wrote a book on it.

So every blogger needs to try and build a tribe. Is it easy? No, You have to know by trial and error, methods and techniques wherein you are successful and not so successful. You will continue investing in methods that give success to you. But you have to be aware of all methods and try many of them as you have time at your disposal.

A tweet on 24 June 2016


A relationship often begins with a simple retweet!

The relationships can begin with a comment, like and share.  Get into helping other bloggers and developing relationships and networks. They will help you when you write good and great posts.

I followed Jason's advice today. Went through my Twitter feed and made number of retweets. Benefit I got 10 new relationships. So it has some success probability. Try and enlarge your online contact network.

26 June 2016

Retweets and Hashtag shares have increased the twitter contacts by 25 in the last two days. The number now is 2,376.

It is an A to Z Challenge Blog Post
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Updated 26 June 2016, 24 June 2016, 13 April 2016

Offer Your Comments to the Tweets of People You Follow.

April 18

This activity is essentially going through the tweets of persons you are following establishing a relation with them through conversation. Force yourself on a day to go through your twitter feed. Allocate time and spend that time in going through and giving comments. You are likely to get replies and give reply to them. Your kinship ties develop that way.

I shall try it for few days from today (20 March 2016) and let you know the response.

I tried it on 20 June 2016. Liked two tweets. Included the links given in the tweet  in my blog posts. Informed them. Let me see what is the response.

26 June 2016

The comments can offer them a relevant blog post of your in response to the topic they are tweeting about. Sometimes it can be answer to a question that they asked? At other times it is relevant to the topic they are highlighting. I sent many replies to tweets with my blog post links. I got many times good responses on Twitter platform for my comment type tweets.  Now I am actively trying use of hash tags. This gives a good opportunity to give comments on tweets located through hash tag based search. Giving comments on hash tag feeds is more easy because your are involved in the hash tag topic.

It is an A to Z Challenge Blog Post
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Updated  26 June 2016, 20 June 2016, 18 April 2016,

Saturday, June 18, 2016

What is Social Media Optimization and Social Media Marketing?

Social Media Optimization

Social media optimization (SMO) is the process of increasing the awareness of a product, brand or event by using a number of social media outlets and communities to generate viral publicity.

Social media optimization includes using RSS feeds, social news and bookmarking sites, as well as social media sites and video and blogging sites.


Social Media Marketing

Inspirational Social Media Marketing: Case Studies - 7 case studies described.

Updated  20 June 2016,  3 June 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

100+ Things to Do to Promote Your Blog and Increase Visitors


1. Build your email list.
2. Find out and send your emails at the absolute best times for opens and clickthroughs.
3. Send emails to launch your new posts.
4. Decide which works better - plain text emails or visual emails?
5. Send an email newsletter.
6. Send ’em again to the peeps who missed your initial email.
7. Nurture your email subscribers with marketing automation.
8. Enable social shares directly from email.
9. Include links to your blog and your posts in your email signature.


10. Participate in aggregate sites and up-vote communities.
11. Answer questions with your blog posts in forums.
12. Get your blog on social bookmarking sites.
13. Build your inner circle.
14. Share your content in many places.
15. Include your blog link in your social media profiles.
16. Reach 10 new people a day in social media
17. Clean up your open graph data.
18. Share your blog posts on social media right when you publish them.
19. Share your brand new posts more than once.
20. Repromote your older, most successful content (Be clear. Promote only those posts that had some success).

21. Share lists of posts, and Home page of the blog etc. to share more than one post.
22. Connect to emotion or reason why people are sharing
23. Promote important lines from your blog post apart from headlines.
24. Use visuals in messages
25. Request your friends to promote your blog posts.
26. Thank readers for sharing. Increase your relationship with them.
27. Stop sharing things which have no traction.

      Twitter Platform

28. Find and Tweet at the best times.
29. Tweet 15 messages a day.
30. Tweet useful and helpful tips.
31. Use popular hashtags to gain readers in addition to your followers.
32. Write multiple headlines and test your headlines for traction through analytics. Keep the headline that got higher traction.
33. Use Twitter cards - They drive more traffic to your website.
34. Pin the relevant tweets to the top of your profile.
35. Links placed at about 25% of the message get more clicks.
36. Host or participate in Twitter chats to share your knowledge and recommend blog posts.

Using Google+ To Promote Your Blog

38. Post at the best possible times.
39. Know how often to post on Google+.
40. Optimize your messages with technical information.  Google+ users need more tech content.
41. Use hashtags to reach people outside of your circles in search of that content

Promote Your Blog With Facebook

43. Post on the best days, at the best times.
44. Post the optimal amount of times every day.
45. Use Facebook to entertain your audience.
46. Use popular hashtags to increase your reach.
47. Pin important posts in your FaceBook Groups.

Promote Your Blog With Linkedin

48. Find out the best times to reach your contacts.
49. Post multiple times in your profile to reach different segments.
50. Note that Linkedin users are more active during work days - So You also have to be active on work days on Linkedin.

91. Optimize your images to be shared.
92. Embed infographics in your blog posts to get more shares.
93. Drive more traffic to your blog with image sharing buttons.
94. Use Click To Tweet to get more… well… tweets.
95. Help your readers email your blog posts to their friends.
96. Place your social media sharing buttons somewhere prominent to increase your shares.
97. Get SumoMe’s Highlighter to get more tweets.
98. Include links to new posts from your most popular posts.
99. Link to related articles at the end of your blog posts.
100. Syndicate your content with your 20 spare minutes.
101. Turn your blog into a vlog to reach a larger audience.
102. Turn your vlog into a podcast.
103. Include content upgrades in your blog posts to increase your email subscribers.
104. Publish quality content regularly to grow your traffic.

Read Details about various activities:


Getting Traffic to Blog - Essential Activity of Bloggers Along with Writing.

April 2016 - Blog Promotion Series - A to Z Challenge Blog Posts - Index

1. Access Top 10  Posts of My Blog
2. Build and Develop Your Google+ Page

4. Communicating About Your Blog on  Twitter
5. Do You Participate Actively in Your Linkedin Commuity?
6. Energize Your Google+ Community
7. Facebook Communities Can Make Very Good Contribution
8. Go Once in a While to Others' Blogs and Know What They Are Doing in Innovative Way
9. Hoisting Your Google+ Pages

11. Interact with Your Twitter Followers
12. Journalise Your Involvement in Linked Communties
13. Kinship and Tribes in  Google+ Community
14. Likes of FaceBook - Value
15. Make Comments in YouTube videos related to your blogs
16. Notify Your Blog Posts in Social Media

18. Offer Your Comments to the Tweets of People You Follow.
19. Publicize Your Community Relevant Posts in Linkedin Communities
20. Quotes Are Appreciated in Google+ Communities
21. Recognize the Best Efforts of Community Members in FaceBook  Communities
22. Sending Email to Promote Your Blog
23. Toast to Your Blog Posts in  Google+ Pages

25. Understand You Twitter Followers
26. Visit Your Linkedin Communities and Learn From Them - Appreciate The Persons Who Made Good Posts
27. Wonderful Results from Google+ Community Blog Promotion
28. X-factors in Blog Success
29. Yorker - What is it in Blog Promotion?
30. Zeal Required in Blogging to Make it a Success

Updated  19 June 2016,  11 April 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Toast to Your Blog Posts in Social Media Pages

23 April

Toast is showing respect or giving good wishes. While every blog post that you make may be posted in the Google+ page or FaceBook page or on Twitter, whenever you made a post that you think is special, very apt for the day or event, you are going to make special efforts. You need to let the reader know that you made a special post. You are going to write more about it. You are going to give more information. You are going to ask readers to respond, express a view, agree or diagree with you.

Make a short speech in honor of your good blog posts.   Raise a Toast.

Happy Blogging, Successful Blog Promotion

My toast to my blog "Hindi Films and Songs - News and Videos - Online NRUTube Hindi Hit Film Theater" on 23 April 2016

Today my blog on Hindi Film Videos  "Hindi Films and Songs - News and Videos - Online NRUTube Hindi Hit Film Theater" registered 300,000 cumulative hits. It also increasing its daily visits. The best ever daily visits according to Google Analytics are coming now. It is doing an important service to film fans by providing access to the hit film videos.

A to Z Toast to Some Blog Posts

Including the post in the A to Z list is a toast to the blog post.

A to Z of Digital Transformation of Business - Marketing, Production, Sales, Supply and Service

It is an A to Z Challenge Blog Post
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Updated 18 June 2016, 23 April 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

About fair use and copyright for bloggers and online writers


Indian Copyright Law


Is copyright protected in perpetuity?

No. It is protected for a limited period of time.

What is the term of protection of copyright?

The general rule is that copyright lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.


Updated  16 June 2016,  10 Dec 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A to Z 2016 Blogging Challenge - 801 to 900 Blogs Revised List




Friday, June 3, 2016

You are - Not a Blogger - But Publisher

Jonathan Gebauer  recommends people not think as a blogger but as a publisher. It can become  business at any time from a hobby. You can diversify into other publishing alternatives any time you want.


Large Google+ Communities

FaceBook -  https://plus.google.com/communities/114591288792791969631  5,952,205 Members

YouTube - https://plus.google.com/communities/110379008453257394820  3,224,808

Inspirational Quotes - https://plus.google.com/communities/112548481567794821784  1,940,894 members

Fitness - https://plus.google.com/communities/105008312335704126105  1,060,042

Psychology - 539,799 members