On April fool day, I googled "April fool pranks" I can use on my blog and luckily for me, I stumbled on an idea which I tried and still driving traffic to my blog till this very moment.
If you don't know what April fool's day is all about, well, it is a day celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Though not a national holiday, many people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other on the day.
So, what's the prank all about?
==> New APN for Glo BIS to work on PC.
Why play prank with such?
==> Simply because many Nigerian internet users are currently searching for the new trick that will enable them browse with their Glo BIS on PC.
So, how did you use it as April fool prank?
==> I created a Blogger page (not post) and titled it "glo bis" to make an attractive url i.e http://www.ogbongeblog.com/p/glo-bis.html
==> If you check the link above, you won't see anything there apart from "APRIL FOOL" and a subscription link for those that might be interested in getting the working trick once I have it.
==> I used css to remove sidebars and Adsense ads from the page. (Not cool to place google ad on a page that lacks rich content)
==> I posted the url on my Facebook timeline, Facebook pages and Twitter timeline, with a brief info that "GlO BIS on PC is back with NEW APN". I didn't publish it as a post on my blog though...
Many of my friends and followers were so happy to see the update and had no choice than to click the link to see the new trick. Unfortunately for them, they were fooled...lol.
==> Luckily for me on April fool day, there was a thread on Nairaland forum where members shared their April fool day experience. I shared the link to the prank page in my comment on the thread and within a twinkle of an eye, I started getting free traffic to my blog from the forum.
The April fool's prank fetched me some new email subscribers and it is still driving traffic to my blog according to Blogger stats.
Did you also fall for this prank on that day? Did you also try some April fool jokes on your blog? Please, let me hear from you via comments.