February 15, 2011

Publish Several Posts Per Day To Boost Traffic!

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Post-Frequency Today’s post can turn out to be the biggest utopia of your life if you take it seriously and apply it for at least a month. What do webmasters dream of? Obviously Traffic because it is the only tool that brings along all other blessings like success and revenue. Just look around internet and see it for yourself that how many tutorials are written every single day on Traffic tips and tricks where short cuts of driving huge number of visitors to your blogs are shared. Same is true about today’s post but then how come our post today is exceptional? With my small blogging network I have observed some guys like my home buddy Rafay owner of Rafay Hacking Articles and Techlo Tips receiving thousands of visitors within first few months of their blog release. Neither do they advertise their blog nor invest money anywhere else to promote it. So how do they actually do it? I chatted and visited them and then they shared just one simple tip that is the reason behind their huge traffic and subscribers and that simple rule of thumb is “Write More to Earn More!”

Yes the simplest yet the most effective key to the Blogging door of Success is publishing 5-7 posts a day if you are the only author and 10-12 if there are multiple authors. The more posts published per day the better the results. 

How can Good Post Frequency Increase Blog Traffic?

Blog traffic Look around some mega blogs like Tech Crunch and Mashable. They publish several posts per day. One after each 3-5 hours. And that’s why these giants have occupied a great portion of the online traffic. But you can surely achieve that stage with better planning and time management. If you have a good friend circle then you can encourage them to write posts on your blog. After all great number of good articles is what you need to receive your desired traffic.

I have always personally observed my traffic expanding greatly when I post more and more. You might have observed that the traffic Percentage Change goes red in your Google Analytics when you don’t post and goes green again when you start posting actively.

Top 10 Reasons why you must Post Frequently!

This is how this simple yet most effective trick works:

  1. Robots visit blogs periodically depending on how often the blog is updated
  2. The faster a blog updates the faster it is crawled and indexed by Search Engines
  3. Since there is big competition amongst search engines themselves so they always look into more updated content and try their best to provide the searchers with the most up to date content
  4. By posting more your blog becomes an encyclopedia for Google where it can find variety of topics
  5. The smaller your number of posts and posting frequency, the smaller you get in the eyes of search engine robots.
  6. Robots are more like school teachers they love you when you provide them with complete homework on time and they penalize you (lower your ranking) when you turn lazy.
  7. When you post more, your readers will remain active and would often visit your blog and read your feeds. Thus you multiply Pageviews and page impressions. As a result revenue through Ads blossom.
  8. The only thing with which you can beat any competitor is by turning your blog into an Encyclopedia of your selected Topic. Remember the weakest point on a competitors side is always laziness so make his dumbness your strength and burst him with tonnes of articles and grab all his readers and traffic. That is surely legal!
  9. When you update more, your readership would increase because readers would often check back to see if you have something new to share. Subscribers mean a lot!
  10. Frequent updates when shared on Twitter and Facebook will surely expand your followers/ fans list.

 

How To Choose Posting Frequency For Your Blog?

Keep your Blogging goal in your mind and then decide which of the suggestions below best fits your needs:

  • For Rapid Boost Up In Traffic: Publish Several times per day to drive tremendous flow of Traffic. As a rule of thumb posting 3-5 times a day is considered best for Power Bloggers.
  • For Steady Boost Up In Traffic: Publish at least Once a Day.
  • For Slower Boost Up In Traffic: Publish 2-3 times per week. This campaign suits those who blog as a hobby and with no goals in mind. 

So which plan did you choose?

Do let me know how you find this new yet somehow very useful sharing. I would love to know which Post frequency Plan will you adopt to achieve what you always dreamt of. Peace out! :)

February 12, 2011

BroadCast Your Blogs on YouTube To Increase Traffic Significantly!

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Traffic-Through-Youtube YouTube is is the most valuable source when it comes to driving traffic to a weblog or website. Most people often waste precious money on adwords and other Traffic driving services when the most cheapest and easiest source of traffic lies secretly in growing social websites. An example of one such free traffic generating source is no doubt YouTube. If you have observed the search results on Google carefully then you might have noticed that no matter what you search for, Google often displays results from two major sources i,e Wikipedia and YouTube. There is indeed a great advantage for those who wish to significantly increase there website traffic and today I will share one important trick of driving continuous and targeted Traffic from this Giant video Broadcasting service i.e YouTube

 

How Can You Drive Huge Flow Of Traffic From YouTube?

The Answer is simple, start broadcasting your Blog Posts on YouTube! Yes you heard it right! Let me explain it now.

Last year I tried every possible Traffic resource in order to multiply the number of unique visitors to MBT but most methods were often hectic and required great deal of time. I am sure you have tried linkreferral or EntreCard and you know how often do we get angry when after having worked so hard the Traffic that we receive from them appears insufficient and non-targeted (Irrelevant visitors) So then I started experimented with some sources which worked wonders and one of these Magic  wands was YouTube. What I did was creating videos of every post that I would publish. I did not create more than 8 videos but the Traffic from them was and is plausible. If I had kept on recording more and more videos then I am sure the Traffic that I receive today would have been thrice with no exaggeration. But due to lack of time I often fail to achieve many great opportunities..

I will share some easy steps by applying which you will be able to make a video of all your blog posts within 1-2 minutes. First kindly see the sample video below as an example,

 


You might have observed that I simply added a background music and then started simple recording of the post. We really don’t need high quality videos for this purpose as we just want the viewer to visit our blog after having seen the video so keeping the video short and straight is what we aim for.

How To create Videos of Blog Posts and Share it on YouTube?

The method is simple. Kindly do the following,

  1. Download CamStudio Video Recorder From camstudio.org
  2. Install CamStudio
  3. Then view the video below to know how to adjust your camStudio settings for quality recording.

     4.  After having understood the proper use of CamStudio simply jump at your Blog post and start Recording. Your Purpose is to provide the viewer with quick answer to his problem so keep the video short with following points in mind,

  • Start recording from your Blog header and then move to Post title and then move slowly till the end of your post.
  • Turn on your media player at the background while recording. This will make the video interesting.
  • After you have reached the end of your post then display a short ending message to the viewer as shown below,

Note:- You can use our image. Simply right Click it and click “Save Image as”

Traffic-Youtube

See the video below

   5.  Now Upload your video to YouTube using your Google Account

   6.  Keep the Video Title as your Post title

   7.  Add your Post link to the description and then finally hit Save.

   8.  View your video to see if it is working fine.

 

Multiply the Traffic Even Further!

Once you have created your video then it would not be very time consuming if you submit your videos to metacafe and dailymotion. This surely makes sense and has helped a lot of people in reaching a desired Traffic target. One of the biggest reasons why some people receive huge flow of traffics is the use of proper media. Digg, Stumble Upon, Delicious have helped people but personally I find them more time consuming and less effective these days (My personal opinion).

So people its time to Broadcast your blogs! Good luck! =d

February 8, 2011

What it takes to become a Humble Blogger?

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Qualities-good-blogger God bless the blog!
Seriously. There's nothing like it. And that's coming from old-fashioned me who's forever nostalgic for the good old 90s when FaceBook and spyware didn't exist. Blogging compensates for all the other irritating things that have accompanied the Internet revolution (people tweeting minute-to-minute updates about their happening lives, for one thing). The closest thing blogging can be compared to in the real world is writing for a magazine or a newspaper. But even then, blogging wins. Because as long as you've got an internet connection and a computer, you can blog anywhere, anytime!


Keeping a blog going seems simple enough (not everyone's a procrastinator like me:P) but there are some pointers that are important to remember when posting , some 'Blogging ethics' that we should keep in mind that will help us communicate more effectively with the reader and make our place in the wide blogging world.

 

“Tips To Become a Humble Blogger”

1-   Be Simple in writing, Moderate Your Vocabulary

Hard-workingAlways keep your targeted audience in mind! There's no point in using impressive Princeton vocabulary if your readers don't understand what you're trying to say. So keep it as simple as possible. By simple, I don't mean baby speak either, just moderate vocab that anyone , even a ten year old, can get.

 

 

 

 

2-  Interact with every reader, be polite and address all

images The whole point of blogging is to interact with readers, hear what they've got to say about your articles. Handling reader feedback is a tricky job. If someone has taken out time to read through your post and comment on it, make sure to reply! Be polite and address each reader separately so they know their comments matter.

 

 

 

3-  Welcome even criticism the professional way

critic Ah and what about negative feedback? We all dread getting hateful comments, and responding to them is even trickier. No matter how offensive or abusive your reader has gotten, NEVER rise to the bait. Be a bigger person, take the high road, and be more open-minded! Either ignore the comment altogether or reply as politely as you can, without letting it turn into an all-out comment war.

 

 

 

4-  Always avoid Copyright Infringement – Respect Peoples Efforts

plag03 Say NO to plagiarism! If you want to post someone else's article/poem/story/whatnot on your blog, always include a reference. How would you feel if someone stole your ideas and was getting all the credit? Pretty darn awful, that's how. So please be careful to not do the same to your fellow bloggers.

 

 

 

 

5-   Always Spread Love and avoid hate Speech

eco-friendlyWe shouldn't use blogs to spread racist, intolerable ideas. I think there's enough of that in the real world, don't you? Spread the love!

 

 

 

 

6-    Be a soft-spoken, polite and friendly author and not an Arrogant

arrogant2Most importantly, never be arrogant while blogging. Don't make the reader feel like you know more than him/her. If you adopt a friendly, humble attitude, and treat everyone with respect, your readers will return to your blog time and time again!

 

 

 

 

I hope it helps you in becoming the one! Best Wishes. :)

 

Wajiha

About the Guest Author:
Syeda Wajiha Maryam is an Engineering Student at NED University of Engineering and Technology. She has a keen interest in Blogging and just recently she started her own personal diary at Red Sneaker Story. You can keep in touch with her on Facebook

February 2, 2011

Let Search Engines and Visitors Enjoy Your Blog Posts! – How To?

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search-engines-love After having shared the importance of Post titles and Post title limit in the eyes of search engines, the next step is to understand the difference between an online blog post and an English essay. Remember the old school days where a teacher would assign us a topic and we had to write a long essay on the chosen topic. Unfortunately some people still haven't get rid of that habit and still waste their precious time by adopting a wrong online writing style. What we write online should not be just appealing and worth reading for our visitors but for search engine Robots too and that matters more. A blog post with straight, plain text, with no headlines, no use of font styles, images, media etc is as boring to a robot as it is to a reader. So today we will learn some important basics that will surely add a delicious spice to your writing styles plus will bring up a significant change in your current organic traffic.

Why Should I read Your Blog?

This is the question that comes first in our mind when we visit a blog and start roaming here and there. But this question is justified and you should always ask yourself as why should someone read your article and to answer it you must fill up all empty buckets. Before I may explain the optimization related tricks I would like you to first carefully see these two examples,
Below is a screenshot of a poorly optimized and organized post,un-optimized-article 
And below is the screenshot of the same post but with a look that both readers and search engines welcome warmly.
Optimized-Post
See the difference? Now learn the good way of beautifying your written style and making the best use of your online time.

How To Let Search Engines and Readers Love Your Posts?

My main focus today is not just to share optimizing tips but on how to write a best post possible. So lets learn the basic building blocks of a good online post. Following are some of the secrets and tips of adopting the best online writing style in order to attract both readers and search engines.

1-   Write a highly optimized starting paragraph –The Intro
What catches a reader’s eye is how you win his interest from the starting intro Para and what catches a search engine robot’s attention is how you choose good keywords. So how exactly we do this. The tips are simple,
Start your Paragraph with an old story. i.e Link previous posts that may be related to the new one or link important tools and related websites. If the post is a unique one and has no relation with your previous posts then simply give some background story of it with a latest rumor related to it. Try drawing reader’s attention and let him believe that this post is not just an ordinary one.  Use Google Keyword tool and choose the best words for your intro.
Advantages:
  • Correct Keywords will attract robots more and more.
  • With back links to Older Posts, their importance (PR) in the yes of robots will significantly increase.
  • With an old story and link to previous posts, readers will get interested in the post.
2-   Always Add an Intro Image
Add an intro image and align him at the left of your intro paragraph. Tag the image with proper keywords that may describe your post content. For example in the intro image of today’s post I have tagged the image in this way,
< img alt="Search Engines Love" src="Image-Link"/>
Advantages:
  • This way you will drive traffic from Google Images too. Tag also all other images  that appear in your posts with relevant keywords but don’t tag them with same keywords again and again. Be versatile.
3-  Add Anchor Tags To Important Sections Of Your Post
Divide Your Articles/posts into sections and link each section using an anchor link. Links do surely play more significant role than a plain text. The more you tag your posts with links the better it is. Anchor tags to each separate portion of your post will force the robot to crawl and index your posts more deeply. In fact engaging a robot more into your content is like seducing it with your play of words! 
Advantages:
  • Your content will be crawled and indexed better and not overlooked.
  • This technique helps you to win over your competitors. Few months ago MBT blog was ranked 7th for the keyword “Blogger Tricks” and today it is ranked the third. See it for yourselves,
Search-Engine-Ranking
4-   Add h4 and h5 Tags
UPDATE:  Since We have recently updated the structure by adding H2 Tag to post titles so now instead of H4 use H3 and instead of H5 use H4. Rest everything remains the same.
What do we read and give importance first when we read a Newspaper? Of course the Headlines! Similar logic does apply to Headlines that appear in our posts. Readers and Robots attraction is greatly drawn by the HTML  Heading tags. Heading Tags have more importance then a normal plain text. The largest size and most important Heading tag is the H1 tag and this tag by default is added to your Blog Homepage title in Blogger, next comes H2 which is added to Blog Description and the H3 which is added to Blog Post titles and what is left are H4 and H5 tags. So you must make use of this golden opportunity. The Blue headline text that you always see in my posts are the H4 tags and the green ones are the H5 tags in descending order of importance. As shown below,
 Optimized-Post
Advantages:
  • These tags will highlight important sections to robots and Readers
  • Again an edge over your Competitors!
  • More chances to get better indexed!
In order to know how to customize the HTML Heading tags in your blogs I am sure you would love reading  6 ways To Customize Heading Style In Blogger and Wordpress

5-  Highlight  What is important!
Read the text below,
Un-customized-Text
Now Read this text,
Customized-Text
Which one attracted your eyes the most? I am sure you chose the second one and that’s where the secret lies.. Just how it attracted you , a highlighted and well presented post attracts Robots and makes their job more easy and enjoying. Thus they rank you higher and fall in love with what you write!

Final Word Of Advise

I will let the rest things on you and would end up today’s tutorial with just a simple rule of thumb and that is “Whether it be a human or a machine, they all love grace and colors, so be graceful and be colorful. At least one of them could fall in love with you!”
That’s all for today! :>

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