5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Traffic Even If You Abandon Your Blog for Fifty Days [Case Study]

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I have noticed that a number of my readers are interested in increasing their blog traffic.

Simply put, everyone loves having more traffic.

Like all things desirable, it is the scarcity that creates the demand.

How can you create a stream of traffic that can assure your blog a steady and growing readership?

In my last post, I mentioned that after abandoning my blog for about two months, there was no noticeable decline in my traffic rankings.

A number of my readers have sent in emails to know just how I have been able to achieve that when they are working really hard and still manage to get only a trickle of search engine traffic.

In this post I will show you how I created the foundation that made that feat possible.

I believe making this public will reduce the number of private emails I will have to reply to on the subject, since it will furnish me with a ready post to point my readers to.

How did I create a blog that was solid enough to withstand abandonment for a whole fifty days? [Read more...]

Blog Traffic Guide: Why a Blog in Hand is Worth Two in the Mind

It may surprise you to know that the age of your domain and blog are some of the strongest SEO factors you owe for your ranking.

Now, everything being equal, if you have two blogs that produce great content, it would make sense that the older blog has more successful blog posts than the newer blog.

Apart from the trust factor (it is easier to trust someone who has been in a business for five years than to trust someone who just got started in it), it is only natural that older blogs ranks higher since they generally have a larger cache of great interwoven content.

So to me it is not just about the blog’s age or the age of the domain but the fact that by virtue of the age, the blog owner has had a lot more time to create amazing, link magneting content.

What is the takeaway from this post? [Read more...]

5 On-page Optimization Strategies to Rank for Difficult Keywords in 2013

How we do SEO, or rather, how we should do SEO is constantly evolving.

What worked before (even as recent as months ago) does not work again. That is why there is no ultimate guide to search engine optimizationunless the publisher keeps it updated monthly.

I have found the following the tips worth checking up on.

In fact, the tips outlined in this post will continue to matter for a long time to come. [Read more...]

Long-Tail Keywords: 5 Tips to Find Long-tail Keywords For Free

We all know how important long tail keywords are for attracting free search engine traffic.

The problem is not knowing that they are important, but knowing how to find them – for free.

Most of the cool tools for long tail keyword research are premium tools, and if you are anything like me, I know you would only pay for a tool if you cannot get the same from freemium. [Read more...]

Blog Traffic Guide: Optimize Images For Better Search Engine Rankings

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The top source of search engine traffic on Pro Blogger Tips is an image.

I am yet to write a single blog post that out performs that image in the number of unique visitors it brings to my site from the search engines.

What do I owe that to? Good fortune?

I do have some of that, but I can assure you that is not why search engines smile on my images.

I optimize my images for search engine traffic.

If you want results similar to mine, here is how to optimize images you use in your blog post for high search engine traffic. [Read more...]

Blog Traffic Guide: How to improve search engine optimization

Getting organic visitors to a blog is not the toughest task in the world. However, I would be a liar if I were to say that it is easy.

Receiving passive traffic will take hard work, but it is work that can be done.

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In this post, I will show you how to create content that is sure to attract a trickle of organic search engine traffic that easily adds up to take your blog to a sustainable income level.

This post shows you how to improve search engine optimization by going after long tail keywords with low competition, while still ending up with posts that makes sense. [Read more...]

Link Building Strategies – The Content Marketing Angle

If you have been online for some time, I am sure you will agree that creating great content is no longer enough.

Almost everyone seems to be able to churn out high quality content these days, so the battle has clearly shifted from writing great content, to finding high influencers and placing your content before them – and getting them in turn to place your content before their audiences.

Some of the benefits I have recorded as a result of content marketing include brand recognition and followership, increased social media reach, and relationships with top influencers across interfacing niches. [Read more...]

Advanced Google Search Operators – The Link Building Connection

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In a previous post, I established how useful commenting can be as a traffic generation strategy.

What I did not say there is how to locate and target blogs for commenting en masse and also that commenting can be a source of targeted backlinks.

In this post, I want to show you how to rapidly grow the list of blogs you comment on using nothing other than Google search operators and build highly relevant backlinks to boot.

Some have argued that commenting is an old-fashioned SEO strategy. This post will not go in defense of commenting for backlinks, that subject has been well treated by others before me. [Read more...]

Lower Your Alexa Traffic Rank – The ‘How To’ and Why It Matters

lower your alexa traffic rankGetting perspectives on the usefulness of Alexa rank can be a case of different strokes for different folks.

Depending on whom you ask, Alexa rank is either the best or worst thing to happen to the internet.

Those who have a low rank love it and those who have a high rank call for it to be disregarded. [Read more...]

4 Ways to Get Steady but Free Blog Traffic

Getting traffic is urgent for any blogger. free blog traffic

In fact, it is a priority.

You may not know how lonely it is to regularly update a deserted blog – not until you find yourself in that shoe.

With the high, no, prohibitive cost of paid traffic, all bloggers would smile at the prospect of free blog traffic.

How, though, do you get visitors to your website from varied sources for free? [Read more...]