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Presentation on my journey from 0 to 700,000 blog visitors. Tips on how you can grow your blog traffic as well. http://www.howtomakemyblog.com/

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    • From 0 to 700,000+ visitors
      Marko Saric
      howtomakemyblog.com
    • KEYWORDS
    • Domain name
      • Majority of my traffic contains my domain name keywords
      • Lesson learned: Choose a keyword rich domain name
      • Think what would people type to find what you do
      • MarkoSaric.com vs. HowToMakeMyBlog.com
    • SEO
      • Too much SEO information
      • Wastes your time, wastes your money
      • Stop consuming, start producing
      • Forget SEO, just write for your readers
    • wordpress
      • Google says that Wordpressdoes SEO very well
      • It makes your site easily crawlable by search engines
      • Automatically solves a ton of SEO issues
      • Solves some 80-90% of mechanics of SEO
      • The most advanced blogging platform
    • Seo done simple
      • SEO for blogs can be a quite simple process
      • Create a custom permalink structure
      • You can have a post title different than the URL itself
      • Link internally inside your articles
      • Show Related Posts at the end of your articles
    • Valuable articles
      • Write valuable articles regularly
      • Share your experience and your know-how
      • Stick to a consistent schedule
      • Write for the web
      • Write practical how-to or top-list articles
      • Write great and catchy headlines
      • Use big brands to attract attention to yourself
    • Don’t be passive
      • Great content doesn’thelp if people don’t know about it
      • Actively promote your blog
      • Work daily on getting new readers
      • Establish contacts with other bloggers
      • Allow your existing readers to spread the word
    • Blog Commenting
      • Commenting on bigger blogs can bring you initial traffic
      • In early days all my visitors came from comments
      • Don’t just spam, write valuable comments
      • Use Gravatar.comfor consistent branding
    • guestposting
      • Write a guest post for biggest blogs in your field
      • In early days I guest posted on ProBlogger
      • Guest posting gives you authority
      • Gives you traffic
      • Gives you a great value SEO link
    • SOCIAL MEDIA
      • Social media viral spikes bring traffic and links
      • Twitter and Stumbleupon are big sources of traffic
      • Join, use, interact, build relationships
      • Don’t be passive- scan and get in touch with people
      • Target the influential users
    • security
      • Getting hacked can ruin your hard work
      • Always upgrade to the latest Wordpressversion
      • Have a backup ready (just in case)
      • Create a new user account
      • Use strong password
      • Set a new nickname
    • Don’t give up
      • Think long term
      • Have self-discipline to stick to it
      • Do it consistently over a period of time
      • You will start seeing the results
    • Thanks!Now stop learning and go take some action!
      Marko Saric
      howtomakemyblog.com