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12 Tactics to Push Free Traffic to Your Blog

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The number one thing that will make you successful in social media is to write about and to do what you’re passionate about. Don’t blog just for the sake of blogging, and don’t blog to make money. The A-listers who make a 6-figure income (see: Steve Pavlina and Darren Rowse) didn’t start out to make money—they just wrote about what they truly had a passion for, that they could keep coming back to each week, each day, and add value to the discussion. And then they did it for years. That’s what will pull in readers and keep you motivated.

Once you build a foundation of flagship content on your topic, you’ll be ready to start sharing your new site with the world. Here are several methods to increase your traffic and to promote your blog for free:

 

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On- and Off-Page Optimization to Prep Your Site for More Search Engine Traffic

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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This is a continuation of last week’s look at Search Engine Optimization basics.

When people get online with a question or a need to fill, obviously search engines are the most widely-used tool to find the sites that can give them the product or answers they need. Great placement in the search engine results pages (SERPs) helps to generate optimal traffic and spread your organization’s visibility on the web.

 

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13 Steps for Social Networking Success

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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Outside of building your own social media homebase, it’s important to interact on some of the social media sites out there to build your social web presence. Some of the most popular include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Myspace, and LinkedIn.

There is probably a new social networking site launched every week. You need to explore which ones are the best fit for you. Rather than jumping on every new site, do some research to determine which sites fit your niche and prioritize the top two or three sites you think will have the biggest impact for you. Anytime you join a new community, here are some points to take into consideration:

 

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An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization Basics

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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When you start tracking your traffic analytics and getting into search engine optimization (SEO), there will be a lot of new terms and concepts to learn. Organic search engine traffic is simply the clicks that are “sent” to the site from search results.

Organic search is frequently the biggest source of incoming traffic, and the easiest way to increase organic traffic is with some basic SEO. Search engine optimization is the process of optimizing your site for the search engines to find and showcase your content, and improving the volume and quality of traffic that your blog or website receives.

 

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Avoid These Common Blogging Mistakes

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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Blogging has quickly become one of the biggest traffic generators for marketers around the world. It’s an incredibly powerful and fun way to build and maintain relationships with potential clients, vendors, and partners around the globe, and quickly rank well in the search engines for your desired keywords by constantly releasing fresh, valuable new content targeted at your niche.

Especially if you’re building a business-oriented blog, though, you’ll need to work hard (oftentimes for at least 6–12 months) before your blog will really become an authoritative tool that pays off for you, and there are several things you need to take into consideration if you want to get a good return on your investment.

 

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The Competitive Advantages of a Blog Over Your Traditional Website

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Blogs are typically very inexpensive to set up, they are easy for beginners to maintain and update, incredibly powerful when it comes to amassing search engine traffic, and fun for the publishers and users alike.

The rise of blogging even prompted Problogger Darren Rowse to ask if the conventional business website is dead!

 

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