Get more blog traffic- a guide for small busineses
The content must be well executed. Try using any of the following: – Infographics – Podcasts – Video – Images – Word clouds – Cartoons/sketches – Polls – Surveys
Any site that has incoming links will eventually be indexed by all the major search engines, but you can submit it manually to be really sure. Google Bing Yahoo!Resource: www.google.com/webmasters/tools
Get your keywords right Optimise your on page factors, plus:- EMPHASIS: top 25% and bottom 25%- HTML tags <h1> is your most importanttag, meta descriptions with keywords- images: optimise your image tags too Metadata and links- Title tag, incoming links, outgoing links all importantResource: All in One SEO plugin
You can’t generate sustainable improvements without measurement: Decide on your important metrics Install Google Analytics on your site for freeResourcehttp://analytics.google.com and clickSign Up
Know your audience Write with your brand’s ‘essence’ in mind Generate interesting content for your blog Post often, and post relevant content
Increase the chances of getting your communications read by implementing a permission based marketing system with autorespondersResources www.icontact.com www.aweber.com
Use a widget to highlight their most prominent commenters as part of a voted upon contest Respond promptly to comments- this oils the wheels of visitor loyalty Leave pithy comments on other blogs with your url to encourage clicking back to your blog
Reach out to influential bloggers in your niche. Target a blogger who has ‘something to say’. For example, do they have a controversial stance on a subject that they would like to explain further? Do you have an audience that they would find of value? Can you encourage them to talk about something that will be interesting to your readers?
Syndicate your Blog’s content through an RSS feed Set up an RSS subscribe button on your blog to make it easier for your readers to access your content, for example via email or to their chosen reader.
Links are a great way of getting noticed by the search engines. They are also a good way of letting other bloggers know who is linking to their sites. You can go further by leaving a trackback on the other blog to let them know you have linked to them. Blogs that allow this will allow this will include a link back to your blog in the comments section of the post that you originally linked to.
Who is linking to your competitors? Look for opportunities to secure a link from them too, for example via commenting on their blogs or, hey, ask for a link.Resource: SEOspyglass
Tag your posts. Yes, tags are noticed buy search engines. They are also a good way to help readers find your blogs when they perform searches on search engine sites such as Technorati.
Keyword research-again Create at least 3 Ad Groups with at least 2 ads in each group Run the campaign- control every step yourself!(ie don’t leave to Google to manage) Analyse the resultsTIP: PPC will help you get targetedtraffic
Submit your best posts to the top Social Bookmarking sites. Post your content to social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Google loves Twitter and Bing loves Facebook. Consider eHow for your “How to” posts. Craft a strong presence on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Social feeds search! Write articles on your niche and submit to free article sites eg ezinearticles.com