Archive for October, 2018

Essential Traffic Sources For Your Brand New Blog

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

1 – RSS Feeds

These are magical little devices for getting repeat traffic, and yet not everybody knows how to use them. If you have a blog then the first thing you need to do is get an RSS feed, keep it updated, and explain to your users how it works.

A lot of people do not know, and therefore will not sign up to your RSS feed. It is your job to explain to them what an RSS feed does, and then encourage them to use it. If you manage to get people to sign up to your RSS feed, then you can be sure that most of them will return to your blog at least one more time.

2 – Google

This is a great place to get new traffic because it is free; it is used by billions of people across the globe. And, it is probably going to index and rank your blog anyway. So, you do not even have to put in a massive amount of effort. All you need to do is sit back and let it do the work for you. The thing is that it will be a lot more productive if you make your blog and blog posts more search engine friendly. That way you will be more likely to get more traffic to your blog.

3 – Facebook

It is not the big marketing platform that the web gurus would like you to believe. But, it is capable of drawing a few people from the site and onto your blog. A simple but effective method is to give a small taste of your blog post, with the blog post excerpt ending on an interesting point. The reader may then feel curious enough to have a look at your blog post to see what is what.

4 – Twitter

This is the world’s second-biggest social media site, even though it has less than 25% of the visitors than Facebook does. Nevertheless, it is a good place to pick up new traffic by enticing people with questions and the inference that the answer to the question lies at the end of the link you have posted. This may peak the curiosity of enough people to inspire them to visit your blog.

5 – Links for direct traffic

A link on another domain has the potential to drive traffic to your website or blog. The link is installed pointing at your blog, and it may have a positive effect on the search engine friendliness of your blog. This will mean that you get more traffic from the search engines. However, a link will also send you direct traffic. It will send traffic from other domains to yours, as people will click the link out of curiosity. This traffic will then add to your traffic numbers and may create repeat traffic.

Explore Different Search Engines For Better SEO

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Review the Google Search Engine

There is no doubt that Google (www.google.com) is the largest search engine, and its page rank algorithm formed the basic rules for early known search engine optimization. It was the first to rank indexed pages based on multiple factors and display these indexed pages based on their Google ranking. Google has an enormous number of servers located in countries worldwide, and having your website indexed by Google can help your website receive a lot of organic traffic. That said, many SEO techniques target putting websites at the top of Google rankings so they will appear at the top-most search position in the search results page, which is known as Search Engine Results Page (SERP).

Review the Yahoo Search Engine

Yahoo (www.yahoo.com) has its own web crawler (Yahoo Slurp) and it uses different indexing capabilities to index your blog or website. While Google focuses more on the concept of the search term and how users use different combinations of keywords, Yahoo focuses on the search keywords itself. Also, it places a lot of attention on the page title and Metadata. Understanding how the Yahoo search algorithm works will help you optimize your website or blog for Yahoo search. Also, Yahoo has its own paid directory, (http://dir.yahoo.com/), where you can submit your blog or website for indexing. Yahoo is now powered by Bing.

Review the Bing Search Engine

Bing (www.bing.com) is a popular Microsoft search engine. It is based on its predecessors, MSN and Live Search, which were old Microsoft search engines. The Bing algorithm places a greater focus on the web page title and description Metadata, similar to Yahoo. However, Bing has a better way to process queries and search terms than Yahoo. While major search engines take into account the authority of a link and the length of time a blog or website has existed on the web, Bing is not restricted in this way. This is helpful to remember if you are building a new website, because Bing can index your website much more easily than Google, which puts the website domain name age as one of the important factors when indexing links and considering it trustworthy.

Review the AOL Search Engine

AOL (www.aol.com) is an old search engine. While AOL currently depends on Google to enhance the search results for those using AOL as their web searching tool, it depends on its own listing or external web links to display the search results. When you use AOL, you will notice that it provides both horizontal and vertical search as well as free search results and paid search results, which are promoted links that meet with your search criteria.

Review the Ask Search Engine

Ask (www.ask.com) is an old search engine with a different method of organizing a search. Ask groups the search results in a vertical search that can help the user narrow the search results. Ask is also a question and answer platform and allows users to ask questions and find answers from its own database. At this time, Ask is most focused on the Q&A search, which you will notice when you do a search on the Ask website. The results appear in the form of answers to your questions. While this may not affect your search engine optimization process, it can still drive traffic to your blog or website if your content has been indexed by the Ask search engine.