There are lots of ways to get traffic to your website, but I’m guessing that there is one white-hat method you don’t know much about.
You’ve probably SEO’d your site (good first step), written lots of articles (time consuming), posted comments to blogs and forums (hard to keep track of), made a few videos (Did you make Spielberg nervous?)…and a few other things, too.
And that’s all good & smart.
But did you create, aggregate, and distribute your RSS feeds?
You might be asking “WHAT’S THAT?”
Well, let me explain.
RSS is a method to “publish” your content so that other sites can slurp it up. Each time they slurp it up, they get only part of each post, and give you a link back to your site for the rest.
Your WordPress blog automatically makes Read the rest of this entry »
Google+ (aka Google Plus) is competing with Facebook in the social media space. Admittedly, there are not nearly as many people on Google+ as there are on Facebook right now, but perhaps in time, there will be.
Okay, that’s kind of obvious. So why do I mention it?
It’s that old “big fish in a small pond” thing.
The more active you are in Google+, and the better you can position yourself and your marketing there, the better off you will be when it takes off.
That’s why my partner Dan Nickerson and I are so fascinated by this new premium WordPress Plugin.
It basically let’s you hide content on your WordPress post or page and display it ONLY when someone has clicked the PLUS button on your post.
Clicking PLUS is a lot like clicking “Like” on Facebook.
The result is that a lot of your casual blog readers will have an incentive to Read the rest of this entry »
There’s one thing you need to know about Google. It cares about one thing above all other things, and that thing is RELEVANCE.
The more the things on your website are related together — and the elements of your individual pages are related together — the higher Google will rank you, and the faster it will do it.
So what does that all mean?
Well, let’s say you want a web page on your home decorating site to rank well for “Tibetan Rugs”. There are a lot of people who would title that page “Area Rugs for your home”, and then write an article all and mention “hand-made rugs” and “decorative rugs” and “throw rugs,” all of which are alternate names for “Tibetan rugs.”
Then, they would add some Keyword meta tags with “Tibetan Rugs” and wait for Google to rank them.
Well, it’s not going to happen.
While Google is smart, it’s much smarter at understanding things that are clear and consistent rather than things that are vague and convoluted. And Google looks at a long list of elements on your page to figure out what your page is about.
What are those things? Well, here is a list of the 7 most important. Use your primary keyword in each of these places on your page, and Google will Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a good chance you’re going to be MORE PRODUCTIVE in your business and in your life starting TODAY because of the recent breakthroughs in productivity research you’re about to see.
Start by asking yourself:
Are you TOO BUSY and STRESSED OUT?
Why is it that almost everyone we know seems to be running around like CHICKENS with their heads cut off — busier and more stressed than ever, but not getting enough done?
- That exhausted feeling you get when you’re working much too hard, with too little payoff.
- You start to work on one thing, and feel like you should be working on a million others.
- Even simple tasks seem like they take forever.
- Unexpected complications are always showing up at the wrong time.
- You can’t keep a train of thought going, because you have 50 important things all trying to keep your attention at the same time.
And the SORRY, SAD PUNCHLINE is… Read the rest of this entry »
You probably run WordPress because you want your site to rank well on Google. (WordPress is GREAT for that.)
Well, what would it be like to watch your Google ranking creep up and up every day for a while…
…and then to watch your rankings, your traffic, and your site’s profits steadily decline to near zero?
Here’s how to avoid that.
It’s a new WordPress Plugin I’ve been working on with my friend Dan Nickerson. It helps you do three very important things.
1) It puts fresh, relevant and related content on every page of your WordPress blog — totally automatically, each and every day.
2) It avoids any duplicate content issues
3) And it actually causes Google to come index your site more often, and rank your site higher.
Oh, and it is absolutely NOT a robot of any kind that puts junk content on your site.
I won’t say more, except that we are Read the rest of this entry »