Everyone wants to drive blog traffic but it's not always obvious how to achieve that end. With billions of websites out there, how to you make people go to yours? Here are a few simple tips:
Mention People in Your Posts
No man is an island and no blogger can get traffic completely on their own (unless you want to pay a fortune in PPC prices). Therefore you need to get other people to help you share your content. One way is to write blog posts that contain contributions from other people.
Reach out to thought leaders in your vertical and ask them to help you write a post. This can be something as simple as submitting a short paragraph related to their opinion on something. Compile your post then reach back out to these folks and ask them to share the content on their networks and link to it.
Evergreen SEO methods have stood strong throughout time. This is amazing feat for such a fickle method that is ruled by ever changing algorithms. Methods that once were sure fire short cuts to achieve high ranking results have fallen to the wayside. The following Evergreen SEO methods and techniques worked when they were first implemented and they keep working.
This method is also known as external links. The basic concept is simple. You provide a link to a website on your website. In turn that website will provide an external link to your website. Google has penalized this method, however, it is still widely used amongst bloggers and other social media platforms. The exchanging value exposes your website to the traffic of the other websites instead of relying on just your own organic traffic. More exposure and more traffic can equate to a higher search result rank.
Research the keywords that are used by your target audience. When you find several appropriate keywords use relevant and quality content on your site that contains these keywords. Be sure to use them naturally and do not excessively and unnaturally fill your website with keywords as this will hurt your search ranking.
Instagram redesigned its app. As a result, its call-to-action bar looks a little different. Now, the the bar is a way for the company to subtly display more advertisements. Obviously, the change was made so that Instagram could get more ad clicks from its users. This is why the ads were blended to look like regular Instagram content. They don't stand out as much, which means that users might click on them more.
Before the changes, the call-to-action bar was blue, and it was positioned below videos and images. The redesign makes the bar blend in more with images and videos as they constantly change. For example, if there is an environmental ad that shows trees in the forest, the call-to-action bar changes to green or earth tones to match the greenery in the images. Or it might be red or orange, if the image or picture shows a blazing forest fire.
Learn how I got hundreds of thousands of Facebook video views in 48 hours
I was thinking about strategies to increase traffic to my new blog site, BrutusReport.com. I'm not new to blogging, marketing, promotions, and E-commerce. At one time, i wrote blogs for an online marketing company. I have produced over 200 articles on different topics, such as wellness, home decorating, lifestyles, tips for city living, and beyond. It was a wonderful experience to research and write about different subjects. A well known Indian writer once said he didn't write about familiar topics, but those he wanted to learn more about (Chitthal).
Taking his advice to heart, I started creating written works to entertain and draw readers in. This leads to what I'm going to say about getting 150,000 views of my Facebook video in 48 hours. I have only five thousand followers on my Facebook page. And I didn't want to spend a dime on the video.
From long, sentimental posts to black and white photographs from childhood... let's face it, when it comes to mothers, all of Facebook is incredibly "thankful" for all that mothers do each and every day to make our lives so much sweeter.
In addition to all those heartfelt sentiments that were shared last Sunday, to kick off Mother's Day weekend, the social site brought back the purple flower reaction which allowed you to respond to posts with a reaction of "thankfulness"... instead of a simple Like.
SEO Costs can be broken out into two categories, things you can do now and get closure and things that go on for some period of time longer.
The first category is fairly cut and dry: identify what the problem is, work on fixing it, then move to the next problem. Simple as that. Like a puzzle, you put a piece down and search for the next piece.
The second category is a bit more complex. Here's where a significant chunk of digital marketing takes place. This is the ongoing process that never really ends. There are always more keywords that need to be optimized, there is always additional content that needs to be published, there's always additional socializing that needs to be done, links that need be found and data analysis is a never ending task.
Don't short-circuit your strategy by putting all your eggs into the short-term cost. You need a long-term strategy that will reap rewards for perpetuity. Look at it as an office space which requires ongoing expenses and maintenance.
Think about these costs as some percentage of every dollar you earn, as if you were putting it toward rent. This cost requires a line in the budget. Costs can always be reduced on one category and increased for the other, but a balance needs to be struck and revisited regularly.
Ahead of its time in the unlimited music streaming industry, Omnifone briefly enjoyed some high profile success in the early 2000s, but recently filed for bankruptcy (August 2016).
Now, TechCrunch has revealed that Apple has picked up some of Omnifone's assets, including some 16 members of staff, and probably some technology to go with it.
A quick analysis of the employee's LinkedIn profiles shows that they have changed employers to Apple, and are working in various roles, including some in iTunes and app development.
While Apple has a history of acquiring technology companies for their assets, this is not a standard acquisition following their usual processes. However, Omnifone does possess a number of patents which might be of interest to Apple, which fuelled speculation that they might have bought out the company for 10 million.
Recent studies of Twitter user behavior have indicated that business owners who respond to tweets in a timely manner will see improvements in their customer loyalty over time. Many common Twitter conversations revolve around a negative experience with a company when the business owner answers and wants to make amends. The question is whether this is an effective use of the company's time.
According to current research from both Twitter and Applied Marketing Research, responding to complaints is a positive way to build better customer rapport and correct problems. When a customer receives a response to a complaint, they're up to 20 percent more likely to spend more on a product or service from the same business. They're also up to 44 percent more likely to recommend the business to their friends and family.
Infographics have become a popular way to demonstrate a point visually and get links back to your site at the same time. You can take a long post and simplify the message into a visual presentation that readers will enjoy and want to share. Here are some great ways to make sure you get lots of traffic from your infographic creation.
Add the infographic to your site: If you have created an infographic, make sure to first post on your own site.
Provide an embed code so others can easily place the infographic on their sites. Also have Social Sharing buttons on the page so it is easy to share your work on social networks.
Promote your Infographic in your own social accounts and Facebook properties.
Doing the urgent things instead of working on the important things.
Your blog dies if you do not do the important things.
Automation is one solution. Any routine boring tasks, automate them. The work required is quickly paid off.
For example, posting items to social media. Pick one of two times a day to post your new content to social networks.
Posting content can also be scheduled to happen and certain times.
IFTTT is a great tool to publish your content to various networks and it is totally free. You can reuse someone else’s recipe to automate things you do daily.
Macro Scripts are great things to use to automate tasks. iMacros web browser plugin is a big time saver.
Linking tools are a great way to monetize your website without going through all the work in joining networks and placing links on your site. Infolinks for example, has a plugin that will take words within your post and make them into links that you then get paid for when certain actions occur.