New Sub-Cats

Some folks have been asking us when we’ll be adding new sub-categories. For a stretch of time we were adding new ones every week, then every month and now we’ve slowed down quite a bit in adding new sub-categories.

Main reasons are two fold:

1) Because having your article in the ‘best category’ does almost nothing to improve the traffic your article will receive despite everyone who argues with me when I tell them that. Dude and Dudettes: The webstats don’t argue and it’s a myth that you need to be in the ‘right’ category to get the most traffic from us.

Get this: 60%+ of all traffic to every article comes directly to the article and not from someone browsing our site randomly.

2) Because we have another secret that we’re brewing in our labs right now to increase the granularity of our categories. Frankly, we’re tired of adding a handful of categories and are considering how to make a leap into another exponential break-down of our sub-categories.

So, in the meantime, please be patient and know that our lack of the perfect category for you is near meaningless as to how much traffic we’ll be able to generate for your articles. :-)


chrispian writes:

#2 – is it tags? Tags would be cool ;)

Comment provided September 8, 2005 at 9:19 PM


Kenneth Hoffman writes:

Many of my writings are in the ‘Anecdotal’ or ‘Memoir’ or ‘How To’ catagory. I am having a little trouble fitting some of my subjects into your list. Love the site.

Comment provided September 29, 2005 at 8:24 AM


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