Ranking at the top of Google is the brass ring most bloggers aim to grab. But, that’s not the only way to increase traffic to your site. In fact, off-site SEO, authority, and influential friends are critically important to your site’s success too.
Getting your post to the top of page one on Google search increases site traffic. We all know that. I did it recently with two posts on a hot topic about a month ago. I’m just now catching my breath from all of the new business and followers that brought into my conversion funnel. But, what shocked me even more was to see my analytics have another Mt. Everest peak from a post going viral on G+ alone. See the graph for yourself and why it’s so important for you to participate in a social network on G+.
Last week, Google reported its earnings were up since the Penguin update. This, to the detriment of organic search. And after more than a year of throttling what fans can see on the pages they follow, Facebook is offering more paid promoted post options. In other words, if you’re not willing to purchase ads on both Google and Facebook, your posts may never get seen. Here’s what you can do about it.
We’re all happy when we see the traffic to our site increase. It means that more people are becoming aware of what we offer. But, traffic alone is not the key to success. The trick is to gain more targeted traffic. Here are a few tips on what to look for in your Google Analytics and elsewhere that will help you determine what’s working well for your site.
Having a website is one thing. Having a successful site is another. If you’ve had a site online for at least year, you should be seeing progress toward success. If your results have been dismal, you’ll want to know what the problem is. Read on to find out how to measure success on your site and how to fix what’s not working.
The Nashville area is fortunate to have several active WordPress and Internet marketing MeetUp groups including a Nashville SEO group hosted by Ross Jones, owner of 2TheTopDesign.In the April meeting Ross shared how he made $150,000 by including Google Adsense on one of his sites. Let me share with you what I learned from Ross’ nine years with his income-generating site, including how to get a high click-through rate and avoid getting banned.
It seems that everyone is jumping on the mobile band wagon with their sites, either with a responsive theme design or at least a mobile version of their blog. There are good reasons I have not converted BlogAid to a mobile version and don’t plan to any time soon. Read on to discover why and how to take your site through the same checklist I used to see if a mobile version is something that will help or hurt your site.
One of the best compliments you can receive as an online marketer is, “I see you everywhere!” There are tricks to creating a consistent presence online and that directly impacts your branding. See how to use your WordPress User Profile and third-party platforms to begin to show up everywhere the same online.