Saturday, August 19, 2006

What Happened to All My VOTES?????

Some of our Villagers may be new to TopLists, and if they are, they may be wondering what happened to all their votes last night!!!

The answer is ... last night was the time for the monthly re-rank, which sets everybody back to zero.

Down at the very bottom of the TopList page there are some times listed. They show when the next Refresh will be (when new votes will show up) and when the next Re-Rank will be (when it zeroes out to give new members a chance at being higher ranked). It is set to re-rank once a month right now.

When I first started BLOG VILLAGE, it re-ranked every week, but now that the list is somewhat stable, once a month seemed more appropriate.

TopLists that get a lot of voting activity, such as Blog Advance Top Blogs, often re-rank daily. I would love for us to be able to do that, but that requires members to

1. Place the voting banner prominently.

2. Become more involved in promoting BLOG VILLAGE on each of their blogs.

3. Ask for votes, and vote for themselves consistently every day.

If you don't care enough to vote for your own blog, why should anyone else go to the trouble to vote for you??

Ask yourself:

Do they know they are supposed to vote?

Can they find the voting link easily?

Promoting BLOG VILLAGE helps each blogger in the long run, because it builds a community of loyal readers and commenters, who return frequently.

Interested in joining BLOG VILLAGE?

Start HERE.

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BLOG VILLAGE was established on May 23, 2006

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