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What is the Reason behind the Unprecedent growth of Harsh Agrawal’s ‘ShoutMeLoud’?

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It has often struck me when I visit Harsh Agrawal’ ShoutMeLouddotCom on how he was able to achive such amazing success in a span of one year. He began blogging in September 2008.

However, it is not the case that I do not find any reason for his much deserved success. This post on CollegeFallOut is about analyzing what has been the most influential factor for the success of ShoutMeLoud.

The first thing that caught my eye was the frequency of his posts. ShoutMeLoud features atleast 2-3 fresh posts everyday. These are generally related to Blogging, WordPress, Technology, Making Money online. The first month he began blogging, the blog featured 74 posts. There has been a month where ShoutMeLoud has posted upto 106 posts. But the average number of posts per month has been 80+ which according to my experience requires a lot 0f diligence from the blogger’s side. In other words, upto 3 quality posts daily.

Another major influence is a very useful service which Harsh Agrawal provides on his blog i.e. of Blogspot to WordPress migration service. When I decided to go pro after quitting Blogspot I could really have used the help of such a service.

His Thesis theme may also be a factor as his blog is very clean and easily navigable. At the same time it allows him to promote all his sponsors ads etc. Many flinch to invest money in themes considering that there are so many thousands of free themes available – but some times you just have to put money into your blog.

And currently he is a full time blogger after his blog earnings have been high enough to let him quit job – a dream that many can only think of achieving. All this in a span of 1 year is really mind-blowing.

One common thread I find is that Harsh Agrawal is a young Indian engineering graduate and passionate blogger – much like me and many other Desi bloggers that we have today. His work on ShoutMeLoud will teach you to work on your blog and learning to invest in its growth.

26 Comments

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    Harsh Agrawal

    2010/01/02

    Hey Vivek
    I really appreciate this research which you have made, but my journey so far has much more then 3-4 posts a day. I’m giving a small mantra, when you live in a big city , you gotta tell people that you live in the same town, similarly Blogging is all about creating connection. One should be socially active and should be ready to take the lead and success will follow you.
    Regards
    Harsh

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      Vivek

      2010/01/02

      @Harsh: Really appreciate your visit.

      @Ricky: Thanks for your commnt bro.

      @Rajesh(TechCats): I agree with you there! He is definitely inspiring for me.

      @TechFreakStuff: Yeah, socializing is one aspect that even Harsh is explaining to me here.

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        Creative Mind

        2015/03/22

        Strongly agree with the first point
        Not only the quality of the post but the quantity does matters as said by Neil Patel. Even Google love the blog which updates most frequently. SO Harsh agarwal’s SML is an example for those who want to become a successful blogger

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    Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    2010/01/02

    Harsh Agarwal is one of the most inspiring young bloggers in India
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..5 Important SEO Customizations You Need To Do For Your WordPress Blog =-.

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    Tech-Freak Stuff

    2010/01/02

    Very well said! Harsh is among the most hard-working guys, in the Social Media scene too…Even after posting multiple posts in a single day, he doesn’t fail to socialise which is a great point about him.
    .-= Tech-Freak Stuff´s last blog ..7 things that hindered the growth of this blog in 2009 =-.

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    Vikas Gupta

    2010/01/03

    I wish he changed his profile image! I was also struck by his success story.

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      Vivek

      2010/01/03

      @Vikas: I think the image is quite cool!

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      Harsh Agrawal

      2011/05/01

      Vikas I have been using my gravatar for long and many people recognize me coz of avatar now.. I don’t think I’m going to change it for now.. It’s been 2 years with the same avatar… Atleast this pic will make me ageless 🙂

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    tushar

    2010/01/05

    i am a big fan of harsh…..he is an awesome writer and inspiration for many bloggers
    .-= tushar´s last blog ..I Just Defeated Hackers =-.

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      Harsh Agrawal

      2011/05/01

      Hey Tushar
      Sorry for delayed reply but thanks for your appreciation and kind words.

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    Sandesh Mascarenhas

    2010/01/05

    What Harsh has done in one year is really amazing we all can get inspired by him….
    It takes all of dedication and discipline to have 3 to 4 post a day…….. 🙂
    More over he is an excellent blogger……… 🙂
    .-= Sandesh Mascarenhas´s last blog ..Translate between 52 different languages with DictionaryNet =-.

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    Ramkumar

    2010/01/09

    Congrats & Best Wishes to Harsh Agrawal. 🙂
    .-= Ramkumar´s last blog ..Incredimail Vs Outlook =-.

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      Vivek

      2010/01/10

      @Ramkumar – Thanks for your comment.

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        Harsh Agrawal

        2011/05/01

        @Sandesh
        Probably I worked too much in these 2 years and that’s why I get to see such meaningful comments 🙂
        Thanks for your comment and kind words…
        @Ramkumar Thanks

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    CA Karan Batra

    2010/02/07

    @Vivek
    lemme tell u one more thing abt Harsh

    i’ve known him since my school days and he is

    “NOT A COLLEGE FALLOUT BY CHANCE BUT BY CHOICE”

    he cld hv easily been doing his MBA in one IIM or the other but rather than investing his time and skilles, he invested his brain in his blog which is his brain child and that has proved out to be a very good investment…
    Got a lot to learn from him

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      Harsh Agrawal

      2011/05/01

      @Karan Thanks for your comment. One reason why I never went for MBA because I knew practical knowledge is far better than theoretical knowledge.. Managing some blogs and team gave me much required knowledge and skills.. Though on the second thought I missed going for post graduate…probably one of the best time of anyone Life….

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    Nick

    2011/01/24

    Harsh is very hardworking and that is one of the most important reason for his success.

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    Ramesh Nair

    2013/01/07

    No offense to Harsh, but how did you determine ‘unprecedented growth’? Is it based on the number of posts made by day or the traffic the site generates?

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    Aamir Saifi

    2013/02/23

    he struggled thats why luck followed him.
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    Rudd

    2013/05/14

    Seriously, this guy is awesome. His website, shoutmeloud is always a good blogging resources for me.

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    rakesh kumar

    2014/07/25

    Consistency and a proper planning always pay and harsh agarwal’s blog is no exception of this. He is very punctual in his blog and he also know how to monetize his blog in time.

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    Geo Jolly

    2016/03/19

    I have met Harsh Aggrawal and he is a an awesome person. So Humble and down to earth person. Further, he is always willing to learn.

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