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17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic

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Traffic is to digital marketing like gasoline is to an engine. So it’s not too surprising that web traffic usually comes in at the top of the list for content marketing goals. Trouble is, traffic can be hard to get. It’s not uncommon to invest months of work in content marketing before you see any significant traffic. But it is a way to get traffic to your site.

High Quality Content Sites Is What Google Wants

Writing on the Web

There’s been an important update to the way Google runs their search algorithms , designed to weed out the number of junk content farms. Here’s an excerpt from Website Magazine , an article from Mike Phillips that constitues good search marketing advice: From the Official Google Blog : “ Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. If your search results have changed lately, this may explain why. Tweet This!

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Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Automatically linking your blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin can get you some great publicity and traffic but it can be challenging to figure out how to make it all work. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. Yikes! Tweet This!

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

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Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. Some of these may work with RSS readers from Newsgator, Bloglines and others but they are written with Google in mind.). This post has several parts. * The Core Philosophy: Google Reader is a database and a feed reader. Wait, I think someone already did that: Google!

How to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Related posts: Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. What additional steps should smart content marketers take to get results from blogging? Blog this on Blogger. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Tweet This!

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Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Buzz up! Tags: Attracting Clients Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Stuff blog marketing blog traffic business blogging content marketing with blogs social media marketing Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. Thus I didn’t join.

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Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic

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What are you doing or not doing on your blog that screws up your traffic? Here’s a typical one… “Okay, Patsi, I’ve been following you for a while now, and your blog writing tips have helped. I’m posting twice a week, but I’m still not getting comments, and my traffic stats stink. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Buzz up!

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

How does the introduction of Google Instant change SEO tactics? Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. The dangers of ranking No. 1 on Google by iMediaConnection. ** 5 Stars. profitable) than just showing up well for high-traffic terms. Twitter & Facebook links affect SEO on Google and Bing by Web SEO Analytics.

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

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For SEO and traffic purposes, the press release and social media release link back to the company’s website/blog. These links send more traffic to the blog (which the blogger likes) and spread the company’s fame. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. And both rely on the ability to tell an interesting story.

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Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business

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Quite frankly, I think Google and the other search engines are improving their methods of correctly categorizing content to match people’s requests. My own traffic building program, The Ultimate Traffic Formula, How to Avoid Blog Oblivion. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Buzz up!

No More Geek-Speak: SEO for Smart Bloggers

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Smart Blogging + Smart Traffic = How to Avoid Blog Oblivion. How can you learn basic search marketing for blogging in 5 minutes or less? Scribe SEO Copywriting is a practical tool you install and use for each blog or web pages you want to publish. Blog this on Blogger.

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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Hubspot research shows that sites with blogs get 55% more traffic than sites without blogs — even if there are no readers! . 2) Marketing differentiation  – Finding a way to stand-out may be the most difficult chore a business faces. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! There must be some good business reason they do it, right? . There better be. Why not use it? 

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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Drive 50% more traffic to website in three months. Content was leveraged and re-purposed in various ways across all the social media sites. > Promoted original content through variety of social media channels, which were used as “beacons&# to drive traffic back to the main website. LinkedIn and Twitter have gone from zero to the top 20 traffic sources. Digg this!

7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

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And you know yourself that a well-crafted headline gets more traffic than a bland one. … I’ve added your blog to my Google reader!&# ~ Paul Pichugin “Like&# us on facebook: [link]. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic.

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Content Marketing with Videos: Free Webinar

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Join me, along with Colin Martin and Marc Bullard , in a free webinar next Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5:00pm ET to learn the secret tactics successful marketers are using on free hosting sites such as YouTube that are bringing an avalanche of traffic to their websites. Online video is THE most powerful tool on the Internet for driving traffic to your websites and services. Digg this!

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26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post

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With a little experimentation and some Google analytics tracking, you can figure out what works best for your audience, and then pare down your promotion tactics to only the most super-effective. To give you an example of how powerful they can be, consider this: Tumblr got 250% more traffic from Facebook after it set up open graph tags. These kinds: Google+ communities. Yikes!

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

From a pure lead generation / ROI standpoint, this skepticism isn’t entirely unjustified; research from earlier this year showed that branding metrics (increased brand exposure, webs traffic, email subscribers partnerships)—not strict revenue or ROI measures—topped the list of benefits that b2b marketers realized from social media activities. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

How Readers Find Your Blog: A Diagram

Writing on the Web

Quite frankly, I think Google and the other search engines are improving their methods of correctly categorizing content to match people’s requests. My own traffic building program, The Ultimate Traffic Formula, How to Avoid Blog Oblivion. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

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Increased search engine visibility, targeted traffic and enhanced brand image are just a few of the benefits of business blogging. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. There’s much more.

Why Content Marketing with Video Is Key

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Join me, along with Colin Martin and Marc Bullard , in a free webinar next Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5:00pm ET to learn the secret tactics successful marketers are using on free hosting sites such as YouTube that are bringing an avalanche of traffic to their websites. How to use comments wisely to drive traffic to your channel. How to script your video to get the most traffic to your website. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Even back then (2005?) On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5 p.m.

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Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media?

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Examples range from Google News and Yahoo! It’s a win-win-win: the company gets increased exposure; potential buyers get a one-stop site where they can read all independent views of the product; and the bloggers writing about it get traffic. Bloggers and content marketers want traffic. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. “Traditional&# media is struggling. Weekly news magazines are declining, newspapers are shriveling, and industry trade magazines are downsizing. Online content aggregation is as old as the Internet itself, beginning with AOL.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

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Sharing accounts for nearly a third of all referral traffic, and shared links are “clicked on 4.9 Still, the top 10 social networks account for nearly 80% of all social network traffic. Infographic: Social Media ROI Statistics by Digital Buzz. Google attracts more than one billion unique visitors per month. All came in well ahead of sites like Google, AOL and MSN.

Search Engine Results: 3 Tips for Savvy Bloggers

Writing on the Web

Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Michael Martine’s Best Blog Traffic Tips. Tags: Content Marketing Online Marketing blog marketing blog traffic business blogging content marketing with blogs search engine savvy SEO web traffic search traffic I don’t know why it took me so long to learn this SEO stuff, but I DO know that I wouldn’t post one more blog post without using Scribe SEO Tool. Thank you thank you, Brian Clark of Copyblogger. Go there now, please.

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Best Cool SEO Tools of 2010

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Google AdWords Keyword Tool ) and fee-based (i.e., The highest score goes to… R.I.P. Google Keyword Tool. Marty Weintraub delivers a blog eulogy for Google’s free AdWords Keyword tool, which wasn’t killed so much as neutered in October 2010, and suggests four alternatives including WordStream. Top 6 Best SEO Tools for Google Chrome by Daily SEO Tip.

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Among them: asking questions, getting answers, building your brand, and driving targeted traffic to your website. In the wild days before Google acquired YouTube, users would routinely create and upload videos using any music tracks they had about. The squealing of the music industry and desire of Google to add some respectability to the video-sharing site put an end to that.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

An outstanding list of the top 15 free PR distribution sites based on five criteria: Page Rank, distribution to Google News, Alexa traffic rank, cost of optional services, and rejection rate. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Like what? Will Traditional, Social Media Blend? How Is PR Changing?

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Content Marketing Optimized for Search Engines

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Tags: Content Marketing Online Marketing blog marketing business blogging content marketing with blogs Scribe SEO search engine savvy SEO web traffic search traffic How can you learn basic search marketing for blogging in 5 minutes or less? hope this is clear.

Punk Chihuahua Reveals 4 Secrets to Better Blogging

Writing on the Web

All of which will end up biting you in your traffic stats. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. How’s your content marketing with blogs ? Are you brilliantly blogging several times a week? There comes a time when we all run out of things to say (or at least most of us!). The blog must be fed anyway. It’s not that we run out of things to say. I’ve got plenty to say about most things. Start with a shocking title.

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The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained

Hubspot

Just this year we witnessed the debut of Google+ and the introduction of Facebook Timeline. This is important in the social sphere as the algorithms sites like Facebook and Google use are critical for developing content-sharing strategies. Digg - Digg is a social news website that allows members to submit and vote for articles. Reddit - Reddit is similar to Digg.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

According to MarketingSherpa research, marketers working in social media report an average 27% conversion rate for organic search traffic, while those not using social media reported a 17% rate. Well, about two-thirds (64%) of the traffic from third-party sites to video sources currently comes from Google, followed by Yahoo (11.9%), Facebook (4.3%), Bing (2.6%), and Twitter at 1.2%.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 Increased spending on online marketing is driving companies to try new and innovative means of getting the word out about their products and services — one area that’s getting a lot of buzz with B2B marketers is social media. From 2008 to 2009, Kinaxis saw a 270% increase in web traffic to Kinaxis.com and a 320% increase in conversions (customer leads), as a direct result of introducing the community. Learn more. For a niche community, that’s a feat.

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Even bloggers with less traffic to their site are still being pitched on a regular basis. Working against us, some PR people aren’t quite so savvy and are spamming these bloggers,&# Heather Whaling lays out an excellent model for doing blogger outreach right, including collaboration (“how can we provide content that will drive traffic to their site?&# ) and content (“before you ever think about pitching a blogger, make sure you’re offering something valuable&# ). Google Launches Blog Finder for Any Topic by ReadWriteWeb. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Android Mobile 2.0 Increased spending on online marketing is driving companies to try new and innovative means of getting the word out about their products and services — one area that’s getting a lot of buzz with B2B marketers is social media. From 2008 to 2009, Kinaxis saw a 270% increase in web traffic to Kinaxis.com and a 320% increase in conversions (customer leads), as a direct result of introducing the community. Google Sponsors Free In-Flight Wi-Fi.

The Real Truth About Mexico

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Drug-traffic and narco-related activities are a major concern in Mexico. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Violence touches the lives of many everywhere. When current events strike close to home, you may feel, as I do, the need to speak up. Crime in Mexico. per 100,000 inhabitants. Blog this on Blogger.