5 Quick Tips that Will Increase Website Traffic

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Hello again Internet. Today I’ll be posting more web site traffic advice. A list of 5 proven SEO best practices that you may or may not be using already. If these sound new to you give them a shot. Only if your serious about website traffic. If not good day.

Use Google Webmaster Tools to Improve your Website Traffic

Websites that perform better are received by Google better. Websites that perform well and have fast loading pages will be well received by your readers. It will not only help retain users, but it will get more qualified commenters and in turn help Google to see the value of your web site.

Use Google Webmaster Tools to improve your website. There are a lot of great tools built into the webmaster dashboard including:

  • Html Improvements
  • Site links
  • Links to your site
  • Search traffic
  • Keywords your site is coming up for.
  • Usability messages
  • Over all how Google sees your website

GWT will help point out issues you may not have known about that have been hurting your website traffic. Generally the tips are pretty easy to implement once your aware of them.

Write Short Concise Posts

People now a day are used to having information that’s easy to quickly scan. Summing up what your post is about using your H tags will quickly display to your reader what this post is about. The use of bulleted lists is easy to also visually digest.

Keep on subject! Your writing a post about something specific. More importantly your also writing for the bots. Be aware of your keywords, use them appropriately and write content people want to read.

Interlink your Blog Posts

If you have a post that really performed well in the past.. or maybe it’s a post about a trending subject.. or maybe it’s a post you just plain like. A great way to breathe life into older pages is to drive a link their way. If you have a post about something you’ve written about in the past leave a link using your targeted keyword in order to give that page more relevance.

Use Alts and Title tags on All Your Images

This is an easy tip that is often over looked. Including this meta data is just another way for Google to determine what you’re web site is all about. Alt tags should explain what the image is. The bots can’t tell what this image is so tell them and make sure to include your target keyword here as well.

Update Pinging Services

This is a great tip for getting your content aggregated. In WordPress you can set what news outlets and pinging services you want to automatically notify when you have new content. The more eyeballs you can get on a page the better. Automatically syndicating your content insures that your post is recognized by a number of popular news outlets every time you post.

Under Settings > Writing. Scroll down to “Update Services”. Here you can past a line separated list of pinging services. The list below is a pretty good list from the fine people at WordPress.com. I highly encourage you to search for niche specific blog ping services as there might be something more appropriate available for what you write about.

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping

Bonus Search Engine Optimization Tip

Syndicate Your Blog for the Kindle

I just found out it’s pretty easy to syndicate your website for Kindle. Like I said before the more eyeballs on a page the better. Making your website available in the Kindle format means that there’s one more way for people to read your posts. If you do well Amazon has an affiliates program so you could even make some money as well.

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I submitted my blog this morning over coffee and was picked up and syndicated 2 hours later.

Later that day I had wine.
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Checkout the new Kindle version of my web site here.

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X Files Hokey Show Opener Revisited

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A Cheesy Opener for a Highly Regarded TV Series
I had to take a minute to mention how extremely cheesy the original show opener for the X Files was. NetFlix is currently streaming the entire series of X Files of which I was and still am a huge fan. I’ve seen the entire series and seen both of the movies in the theatre. In fact, thanks to NetFlix I’ve been able to relive the series. […] Continue Reading…

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Goodbye Internet Explorer You Will Not Be Missed

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In case you were too drunk yesterday and missed the joyous news Microsoft announced it was retiring it’s browser the dreaded Internet Explorer just shy of it’s 20 year anniversary. That’s right Bill Gates will be spilling malt liquor soon for IE and it’s shitty iterations. Not since Netscape died has the web design community had more of a reason to celebrate. For regular Internet users out there and government employees alike this might […] Continue Reading…

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5 WordPress Plugins for More Traffic

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Today I wanted to write an article about 5 popular wordpress plugins for blog traffic that will stimulate visitors and get more eyes on your web site. This is by no means a hard and fast list, but I assure you if you’re looking for more traffic on your WordPress web site or blog these plugins will help. The following plugins are arranged in order of what I’ve personally found more effective. The plugins […] Continue Reading…

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Use Custom Error Pages to Generate Website Traffic

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Here’s a cool little web marketing trick that I wanted to share with you that you may not have considered. By doing this I increased viewer-ship of some of my less visited posts by promoting them on my error pages. Take a look into Google Analytics and see if you have a large number of error pages that are getting hit.

If this is the case you should first fix what ever that issue […] Continue Reading…

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Trevor Moore: Drunk Texts to Myself – What About Mouthwash? NSFW

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I’m a huge fan of The Whitest Kids You Know #WKUK. This is Trevor Moore of the prolific WKUK group. lose to this.since the Kids in the Hall has there been a comedy group This is the kind of comedy that’s hilarious to witness, but another thing to share on social networks. It’s much better to do so on my website, but since I have a not safe for work category I’d have to […] Continue Reading…

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Import Multiple Images into 1 PSD then Export All Layers to Any Format

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Just today I had a series of exported pngs that I needed to edit in Photoshop on quite a grand scale and then import those back into a video format to be edited. Before I get ahead of myself let me explain the scenario. I had 264 separate frames that would be very advantageous in a time saving way if I could some how automate layers in Photoshop.

Low and behold…IT IS A REALITY. If […] Continue Reading…

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A Beginners Guide to Google Analytics

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In this post I wanted to outline a few things that Google Analytics provides as far as stats and info goes for users new to the program. This is a very powerful development tool that will give you more insight about just how your visitors use and view your web site.

The following screenshots and comments will help provide better understanding of just what Google Analytics can do for you. This tool has a lot […] Continue Reading…

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