Showing posts with label Traffic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traffic. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grow Your Website Traffic Using This Top 5 WordPress Plugins

All in one SEO Pack

This is really the first must-have WordPress plugin on the list. The plugin is actively installed on millions of blogs and is the standard for SEO optimization. The free version offers a huge list of SEO resources including support for SEO on custom post types, automatic title optimization for Google search, auto-generation of META tags and avoiding duplicate titles.
After enabling the plugin, you will have to set it up to run properly. Go to All in One SEO and then General Settings.
  • Checking canonical URLs will automatically generate permanent links to articles and avoid duplicate content
  • Under Home Page Settings, you have the opportunity of creating a SEO-rich title, description and keywords
  • Use the plugin to verify webmaster tools for Google, Bing and Pinterest
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Google XML Sitemaps

As powerful as the search engines are, even they get lost sometimes on their way around your blog. If a search engine cannot find its way around, your pages and posts won’t be indexed and won’t show up in search results.

Creating a sitemap helps by offering a guide for search engine crawlers around your website. With the Google XML Sitemap plugin, it’s easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your blog which means you’ll show up in Google, Bing, Yahoo and searches.
This is another one that you basically just enable and let it run. You will want to add it in Google Webmaster Tools by clicking “Crawl” then “Sitemaps” and then submitting the sitemap. Google XML Sitemaps will notify the search engines automatically every time you create a new post.

Digg Digg

The Digg Digg WordPress plugin is favorite social sharing plugin by a long-shot. The plugin displays your social share buttons on top or on the side of posts and includes 22 different social sites.

There are four options for sharing buttons placement. The most popular is the floating social share area because it ensures that your readers are always just a click away from sharing your content. No matter far down the page is scrolled, the share buttons follow the page.
It is difficult enough to get readers to share your content. You need to make it as easy and as top-of-mind as possible. Before floating social share buttons, if a reader scrolled down  past the beginning of your post, there was a good chance they’d forget that sharing was even an option.

AddThis Mobile Share

The AddThis Sharing Buttons plugin offers some great tools for mobile. It makes it super easy for your mobile visitors to share your content with a single tap. It also offers some nice customization options to match your website or blog. Mobile traffic is growing rapidly and it’s easy to lose shares from your mobile readers but this plugin will help you fix that right away.

WordPress Popular Posts

After you’ve built some authority on your blog and are showing up on Google, visitors from search are going to start accounting for a majority of traffic. Make an impression by showing off your best work and you might just convert them to long-term readers that come back to the blog on a regular basis.

That’s where the WordPress Popular Posts plugin comes in. The plugin creates a widget that you can place on your blog and show a ranking of posts. The widget is extremely customizable and can be set to show posts with the most views over the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days or all-time.
Not only can you show a list of popular posts but you can also limit the list to a specific category. I have one list that displays my most popular product review (aka affiliate) posts. It highlights the affiliate products that people read most and increases my website revenue.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Top Reasons Why Bloggers Do Not Get Much Traffic For Long Time

Since the time I have been blogging, I have never have much time to come up with post that touches this area because it is the top area where all bloggers need to take proper care of because of the benefits they can get back in return from it. Traffic is the stronghold of a successful website; a website that worth thousands of dollars like Yahoo without a returningtraffic is worthless, and even worse than a website that is yet to be born. Every day, most bloggers always aimed to get good traffic to their respective sites and blogs – and anything short of that is monotonous to them because they love to have good visitors every day.If you’re a true blogger, driving daily traffic to your blog has to become something you will be willing to do on daily basis, and not something that you will have to postpone to the other time of the day to do them (or to the time when you are well okay to do it). If it is a guest post that you are supposed to write for other blogs for getting more traffic, or for link building sake; you should do that before it is too late –don’t waste much of your time focusing on something that won’t even help you and your blog on the long run.
Having an online asset (blog) means you are ready to sacrifice all what it takes to become a successful blogger as fast as you can, and failure to do so means, you aren’t practicing what you are suppose to be doing very rightly.But to cut this short, I am going to show you some of the thing that will make you solve the present major challenges you might have been faced with that wouldn’t enable you to taste success as a blogger as fast as you’ve thought.Becoming a success while blogging online is all about what your mind tells you to do, you can think of a winning strategy that will get you more traffic, and then stitch with that technique with good mentality; after following the simple rules to getting traffic and then expect the success to come in multiple fold.I have carefully listed below some of the myth of getting traffic, and why you shouldn’t spend most of your time focusing on them, but to do some other things that promises good results.

Contents Matters A Lot But Not All The Time

Know this from the beginning that contents on your website matters a lot to search engines and your readers for them to come back again. But, I will also need to tell you blatantly that contents matters most but, not all the time does it counts for you to get quality traffic to your blog.
Focusing on a winning search engine traffic marketing technique is the ideal way to get your website in front of many people that are searching for the contents you’ve already covered on your blog either now or before.
You just need to publish at least few articles on your blog everyday to make it looks professional and helps you drive more organic search traffic to it on regular basis.

SEO Is Too Hard To Do

The moment you start to believe that sacrificing your time and resources on SEO is like a waste of time – is the high time when you will start to experience decrement in your website visitors. And that will keep on you running at your loss on the long time, especially if you invest money in your search engine optimization project (spending money on SEO for your blog or website).

Believing In Doing Everything All By Yourself Is The Perfect Idea

“Sharing is caring”, so goes the phrase.
If you share good and helpful information with other people, they will also share something meaning with you in return, that is all about the law of Good Karma – do good to people and you will surely reap good. Help other bloggers in your niche to solve some hard to understand issues which you have a solution to and you will surely be on top soonest.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How To Increase Your Blog’s Traffic Without Getting Broke

Blogging can be really hard. You write blog posts day after day, waiting for the search engines to rank your posts and start sending you hoards of traffic, but it seems that the traffic only rises for a bit when you publish something new and the next day it gets down again.
You dream of eventually getting hundreds of visits to your blog daily. People reading, commenting and sharing your blog posts, thus attracting even more visitors, but the traffic grows so, slow that it’s even hard to notice.

If only you could get a kickstart to get things going?

You Don’t Have Money To Spend On Ads

A good idea would be to spend a little bit of money and get some visitors to your blog, right? Well, if you have tried paid ads, then you know that running them isn’t easy. Most likely the first campaigns that you will run won’t get you any results, you will be just testing the waters and even if you manage to get a mildly successful campaign running, it’s very likely that your small budget won’t last long, because advertising costs are very high.

You Don’t Have A Profitable Sales Funnel

So, to sustain your paid traffic campaign, you would need a profitable sales funnel, meaning; you spend one dollar on ads and you get one dollar back in profits. Then again, how do you build a funnel like that?
Firstly, you need a high converting capture page, then a low ticket product, a upsell, down-sell, high ticket product, a continuity offer and an email sequence to tie everything up, if it sounds like a lot of work, then you are right, it is. There are so many variables that you need get right, until eventually you end up with a high converting funnel.
Yet you can avoid building a funnel at first.

The Only Hope Is Free Traffic

So, if you want to build a business without spending money on traffic, you can use free traffic. All the money you make using free traffic is pure profit, you don’t need a complicated funnel in place to cover the advertising costs.
Relying solely on the search engines for free traffic isn’t smart, because it’s slow and unpredictable, one Google update can take away your whole traffic. There are better ways to get free traffic that have been around for years and are still working.

3 Dead Simple Strategies To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog

Most of the free traffic strategies are quite simple, but they require work to start seeing results. To get you going I want to share 3 strategies on which you can start working as soon as today.

1. Blog Commenting

It can’t get any simpler than that, you write a comment on a related blog and you get traffic back to your site. Also, by leaving comments you build relationships with the blog owners and with others in the Blogging community, that will help with the 3rd strategy.
  1. You find related blogs using Google and Social Media.
  1. You select the ones that allow you to leave a link back to your website.
  1. You write relevant, value adding comments.
Tip: Look for blogs that have CommentLuv installed, which also allows you to feature a recent blog post.
Tip: Try to be one of the first people to leave a comment, then you will get more people to see it and you will get more traffic.

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2. Forums

Another very simple traffic generation strategy.
Now, to start getting traffic you need to find forums that allow signatures and obviously you would put a link there back to your site and every time you post, you would get exposure to your link.
  1. Find relevant 2-3 blogs that allow signatures.
  1. Spend 15 minutes daily posting on the forums. Obviously don’t spam, make sure to provide value, this helps tremendously to get attention to your signature.

3. Guest Blogging

Out of the 3 strategies that I mentioned, this is by far the hardest, but then again Guest Blogging will bring you the best results.
  1. Find relevant blogs that accept guest posts.
  1. Contact the blog owners, start with the ones that you have built a relationship with by blog commenting.
  1. Pitch them your idea for a guest post.
  1. Write the guest post according to all of the guidelines that they have, guidelines differ on every blog.
  1. Wait for it to get published.
  1. Reply to all the comments you get to further build relationships in your niche.
In case you are wondering how you are going to generate traffic using guest blogging, it’s actually very simple. When guest blogging, you will be allowed to include a byline at the end of your post with links back to your website.