Archive for January, 2007

How To Increate Website Traffic

Today I’m going to write about How to increase website traffic. There are many ways of SEO for Website, I will segregate them with effectiveness and efficiency of each method in mind. Here is how it started …

Blink eye speed methods

  1. Use Text Links – Fancy menus look great, but usually the k.i.s.s. idea is best. (Keep it simple stupid!) If you want the search engines to find you, use text links. Add a site map to your website, along with a link to it on every page!
  2. Use the Title Tag Correctly – You have seen pages scattered throughout the search engine results that have not inserted the title tags correctly. The page was picked up as, “Untitled” or “New Page.”
  3. Newsletter writing – the best way to increase website traffic for a brief period of time is to write newsletter articles. For more information, please refer here.
  4. ALT Tags – Label your internal text links and clickable image alt attributes (aka alt tags) as clearly and descriptively as possible.
  5. Description
  6. Domain name
  7. URL directories and file names
  8. HTML tags: headings, emphasized (<em>) and strongly emphasized (<strong>) text
  9. Term frequency, both in the document and globally, often misunderstood and mistakenly referred to as Keyword density
  10. Keyword proximity
  11. Keyword adjacency
  12. Keyword sequence
  13. Text within NOFRAMES tags
  14. Web content development
  15. Create and submit Sitemaps and a siteindex file – In addition to being an excellent way to keep Google up to date on your sites activity, this will also provide access to Googles’ stats, diagnostics and tools to help you increase visibility.
  16. Sitemaps – Make sure your subpages are easily accessible by search engine bots. Create a sitemap page that links to all pages of your website and place a link to it from the homepage. If you have a large website, break the sitemap up in several parts and keep the total link number under 100 per page.
  17. Keywords in the title tag.
  18. Keywords in links pointing to the page.
  19. Keywords appearing in visible text.
  20. No session IDs – et rid of session IDs. Bots rarely index pages with a session IDs because they think that those are different pages (because of the different IDs) with the same content.
  21. No variables in the URLs – void variables in the URL. They are indexed slowly and often getting no PageRank. Use Apache’s mod_rewrite feature to convert your dynamic pages to static. Redirect all old pages to the new ones with a 301 redirect. Note however that if you do that for your established website, search engines will need some time to crawl the new static pages.
  22. Submitting To Directories – Here

Snail crawl methods

  1. Link baiting – check this out here
  2. Networking here
  3. Get links ! – Inbound (incoming) links are half of the SEO battle nowadays. Your website needs links from quality, on topic websites. The higher your PageRank the faster and deeper your website will be crawled by bots. Get links not only to your home page, but also to the deep pages. Make sure the spiders can find your site from different places.
  4. (PageRank for Google) of the page.

Weather forecast methods

  1. MetaTag

That’s all for this time, hopefully it helps.

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How To Increase Blog Traffic

I realized there are more ways that can be used to increase traffic to blog. Below I have collected another list in a similar order as to continue on my previous post “How to Increase Traffic to Blog

If you have noticed, I have changed my title slightly using “How to Increase Blog Traffic” instead of “How to Increase Traffic to Blog”, this is because I have did a simple check in Google and it seems the latter has much higher competitors. Therefore, I am betting my luck to see if it helps in traffic, will let you know if it wroks, so stay tuned!

So, here I will start with … Best suggested to do IF:

You have 0-100 visitors …

  1. Technorati taggingTechnorati is a search engine for blogs, tagging every keywords in post will significantly increase traffic. On every update, ping it in Technorati. Besides, SimpleTags is a WordPress Plugin for generating Technorati Tags. For more information on SimpleTags, you can refer here. Also, I recommend Ultimate Tag Warrior. Installation is a bit complex, so try K2, is a good idea.
  2. Blog ring or network – Submit to a blog network or blog ring is another excellent way to get more readers. E.g. BlogTopSites.com, TopBlogSites.net, and Top100Bloggers.com. These are blog ranking website that makes your blog easier to find. Remember to select an appropriate category to post your blog in. For WordPress users, you can join Blogs Of The Day by installing the plugin, which uploads your blog stats directly to them. You can also take part in blog traffic exchange communities like BlogExplosion and BlogClicker, it gains traffic earning credit by reading other’s blogs.
  3. Del.icio.us and Digg – These are social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. I suggest posting a link on del.icio.us or Digg. If your page gets on the frontpage of Digg or on del.icio.us popular, you get traffic.
  4. Pack best posts with keywords – Even if you didn’t post frequently, they will stick to you for a while. Post it so search engines find you easily and rank good.
  5. Put best post permenantly on front page – It shows your credibility and ability in writing, increasing ‘stickiness‘ to your site and direct your best post to impress your new visitors.
  6. Point to other’s similar posts – By doing this, you are giving more information to your readers and yet linking to others, one stone kills two birds.

You have 101-1000 ++ visitors … (Most probably you already have your own host)

  1. Feedburner headline animator – The Animator is a dynamically generated graphic that fades between texts of 5 most recent feed. Only applicable to signed up publishers. For more information, please refer here. It will have some increase after a day or so.

Ok, been wondering around for a while and notices all the tricks played by bloggers are more or less all above. If you want further reading, check this out! “How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic – The Ultimate Guide

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How To Increase Traffic to Blog

Hahaha… since yesterday launched of my blog, there is only one visit received to my blog and I suspect it was my own visit. That triggers me to write on this topic today. Of course, it is important to have quality contents to keep returning visitors by bookmarking to your blog. It will be a lost should you have lead visitors to your blog and they decided not to come back again. Here you are putting your blog reputation on stake.

After some researches, I have collected as many ways as possible below. Do let me know if there are more. Best suggested to do IF:

You have 0-100 visitors …

  1. Submit URL to traffic exchange site like trafficswarm – Low effectiveness.
  2. Submit to blog directories – Typing “article directory” or “blog directory” in Google. Low effectiveness.
  3. Ping your blog regularly – Pinging your updated blog everytime so major blog trackers know that you have updated your blog. Examples are pingomatic and weblogs.
  4. Publicise research – Drill deep into one issue and prove your research with statistics, make it debatable and create debates on your topic.
  5. Answer your comments faithfully – They are your future ‘friends’ or ‘customers’.
  6. Trackbacks – This is interesting! many blogs have trackbacks enabled, so they knows you link to them (I know what you did .. to my blog). If they are high ranked blog, you may attracts the author attention and potentially they link back to you.
  7. Write Squidoo “Lens” – Check cool Squidoo out! It’s a community website where users contributed or created answers to “how-to”s on whatever-you-can-think-of. create something relevant and link back, it has massive traffic.
  8. MySpace Marketing – Very interesting concept! MySpace has huge traffic. Join MySpace to make friends, create your profile and content, bring your friend back to your blog. That’s what friends are for … sharing of course “) More information, you can read MySpace marketing.

You have 101-1000 ++ visitors … (Most probably you already have your own host)

  1. Submit to google – A giant that leads you traffic, WordPress is one of the blogger engine that supported this.
  2. Share back links – Sharing/exchanging links with other blogs and sites with high page rank is very important. Highly effective in future.
  3. Natural search traffic from Search Engines – Highly effective way but also the toughest to do. The natural way is to make sure you have quality content, and this should work best. Proper search engine optimization (SEO) will also helps on this. For better effect, use your own domain name and host your own blogging software, enable permalinks, create unique title tags, enable trackback and ping functionality, ensure your blog pings pinging-services.
  4. Utilize Feeds – Use Feedburner to track your burned feed so youcan keep track on how many subscribe to your feed. Feed subscribers are traffic, and seldom they will unsubscribe. High effective way.
  5. Inter-link – Score links with other worthy bloggers that willing to exchange links with you. (Invite him or her to pay a visit to your blog.)
  6. Tail your traffic – Use Hit Tail to analyst search terms lead to your blog. Then you should SEO on the keywords identified. This is a free service.
  7. Create your community – Use MyBlogLog by Yahoo! to net a pool of fish who share the same interest.
  8. Join blog carnivals – Where bloggers from the same field gathers and gets promoted. Here is a list of Carnivals.
  9. Get traffic by commenting other bloggers – Be the the first few commentor of a post to a heavily tracficked blog. Using a user name similar to your blog. If policy allow to link back, do so!
  10. Create free give-aways – downloadable from your blog. e.g. eBooks, Newsletters, but make sure a link back in these docs to your blog.
  11. Pay per whatever – If you have the budget, pay per click using adwords, Yahoo! Overture advertising network; Pay per post or ReviewMe by other bloggers; Pay per “space” to buy link from Text-Link-Ads.
  12. Participate Yahoo! answer – Again, using signature when volunteer in answering questions. Yahoo! is top few search engine, worth the effort.

You have 1,000,000++ visitors …

  1. BlogBurst – Let blogburst to annouce your blog to the world through American newspaper’s websites (USA Today and Reuters), That’s right! you will be featured on newspaper! it’s also has a revenue sharing scheme but in turn you need to give up some rights for republishing, do read the T&C! However, do worry when you’re top 100 publisher only.
  2. Gets interviews – If you are ready, go to BloggerTalks.
  3. Get listed on news & blog aggregators – Some news aggregators will accept your submission if you’re good, and try to list by linking to top story within your first 100 words.

Others are like arose important news and run a contest, make friends with bloggers, be blog guests, be volunteers, be hired as a blogger, join forums & groups (Yahoo! groups, usenet), throw all your studies on your marketing courses if possible.

Above are collective of web contents and many bloggers works, credits should be given to Reviewszone, Problogger.net.

As a conclusion, it is important to try on all possible ways to determine which effectively work best for you.

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How To Create Content & Title for Blog

Hello world! while starting my first blog in my life, I am doing research on how- to create content for blog. After a search on Google, have landed on a page by About.com titled “10 Ways To Create Content For Your Weblog“, my feeling on this article is more of blogging for dummies to find content. Internet Vibe have mentioned some interesting points in his article “How to create content that will get you loads of links“, getting loads of links would definitely helps increasing your blog popularity. 3 summaries from this articles are:-

  1. Select A Hot Topical Issue – May be ad-hoc issues which popularity fade over time.
  2. Controversy Will Get You Links – Interesting enough this is offline newspapers great secret to high sales.
  3. Get Into The Conversation – Focus in conversation should give ideas on contents.

Copyblogger’s “5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post With a Bang“, below are the suggested 5 opening ways that keep your audiences awake.

  1. Opening your post with a question. Creates curiosity and gets the reader thinking.
  2. Share an Anecdote or Quote. A nice quote from a recognizable authority or famous person can also work wonders.
  3. Activate the mind’s eye of the reader by using words like “imagine,” “picture this,” “do you remember when,”
  4. Use an Analogy, Metaphor or Simile.
  5. Start with Shocking Statistic.

From the same author, “How to Write a Killer “How To” Article That Gets Attention“, seems to be directly relevant to my current post, hopefully learn something useful that instantly applicable. Below some interesting points of the article.

  1. People nowadays seek for quick solutions rather than lengthy explanation. Focusing on the “better, easier, and happier” is the key to great “how to” headlines and content.
  2. Create a title with “How to … that …”, for example, How to Get a Mortgage That Saves You Money.
  3. Leave out the “To” will give better result, for example, How One Easy Tweak Makes Windows XP Crash Proof.

As conclusions, this post should give you some overview how to select topic & content for your blog.

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